In a follow up to my previous post dated March 2nd, 2010 – I thought I’d post this.
Under the Basic Principles for the site I noticed these (the first one may have been there before):
- You must be 13 years or older to use the Site and Services. (not sure whether this was there before but it stood out this time)
- Receiving anonymous questions via the Site and Services is entirely your choice. If you wish to opt out of receiving anonymous questions via your Formspring account, update your “Privacy Settings” here and select the option “Don’t Allow Anonymous Questions.”
- You may not use the Formspring Site or Services to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate anyone. If you become aware that a user is engaging in prohibited activity you may report such activity via our Support Area available here.
And if anyone wonders why their account has been deleted without it may be because they have been breaking the Terms!
I still think the reason behind the site is mad – but also realise that a large number of people are regularly breaking the Terms of Service.
I beg anyone who receives abusive questions to report them straight away! There is no need to tolerate it.
Better off, I beg that you don’t use the site at all.