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This post serves as both a forum tutorial and a list of rules. Please be aware that these rules may change at any time and all members should be aware of the current rules and abide by them when using the forums.

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Posting reviews of carnivorous plants other than Venus Fly traps you've purchased from other vendors is generally fine, but it would be very much appreciated if the names of vendors who do sell Venus Fly Traps would be omitted. Posts that mention other vendors selling flytraps will likely be edited to remove vendor names.

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Thanks and Happy Posting and Growing!
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akinkysnorlax wrote:Sounds fair. Would topics that ask "which CP vendors should I buy from" or something similar, are those topics already on the way to be deleted? Or are those acceptable without providing links?
That's a pretty vague question and it might be deleted or asked to be clarified. And any response you could get to that question would most likely be covered here:
http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/the-l ... tml#p80361
which makes it more likely that the post would be deleted.

But if you wanted to ask about a specific vendor like "What was your experience with California Carnivores?" or something similar, that would be fine to do in the Carnivorous Plant Suppliers forum.
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