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The purpose of The Useful Free Site Award is:
Bullet - Yellow To encourage and promote sites that show creativity, imagination, superior design, quality, beauty, useful and creative content.
Bullet - Yellow To recognize and reward webmasters for their skill, hard work, dedication, long hours and talent.
Bullet - Yellow To honour the webmasters who strive to better the world wide web and make it a great place for all to use and enjoy.
Bullet - Yellow To give webmasters a sense of accomplishment and heap praise on them for work well done.
Bullet - Yellow To inform others of the excellent nature of the website that has won this award.
 

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To win The Useful Free Site Award , the site must fulfil the following criteria:
Bullet - Yellow All Text is easily readable on all pages. The size and fonts used should make reading easier.
Bullet - Yellow Good original, informative and interesting content. The visitor must remember your site because of its content.
Bullet - Yellow Correct spelling, grammar and sentence construction. Language errors can lead to one misunderstanding the content and is to be avoided.
Bullet - Yellow All graphics to be working, be properly displayed and not be missing, especially internal graphics.
Bullet - Yellow All internal links to be working. No more than 7 external links not working.
Bullet - Yellow The navigation system must be user friendly and functional. There should be no need to use the browsers back button.
Bullet - Yellow The visitor must be able to interact with the Webmaster, in the form of a guest book, contact, or e-mail.
Bullet - Yellow There should be a separate section on your web site for the awards you have won.
Bullet - Yellow If you have music, there must be a means of turning it off.
Bullet - Yellow If you use flash intros, there must be a skip function.
Bullet - Yellow The design should be consistent in background, graphics, menus, navigation symbols and layout.
Bullet - Yellow Backgrounds images should not make reading difficult, and not change without justification.
Bullet - Yellow There should be a highly visible link back to the home page on all pages.
Bullet - Yellow The website should have a Privacy Policy and a Copyright Policy.
Bullet - Star Criteria updated on 01-07-2006
 

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Scoring Consideration:
Bullet - Yellow 30 Points Content: The topic, quality and nature of the content should be interesting, friendly and highly informative.
Bullet - Yellow 15 Points Design: Links and images to be working. Text and theme to be consistent on all pages.
Bullet - Yellow 15 Points Appearance: Compatibility and usage of colors, text, graphics and background. Grammar and spelling to be correct.
Bullet - Yellow 10 Points Navigation: External links should open in a new window and internal links in the same window. No need for back button.
Bullet - Yellow 10 Points Originality: Is the site memorable, innovative and has a sense of individuality?
Bullet - Yellow 05 Points Credit: Credit should be given to creators of items that are not yours including graphics, scripts, text, forms, etc...
Bullet - Yellow 05 Points Privacy: The information acquired from visitors must be subject to a privacy policy on your site.
Bullet - Yellow 05 Points Copyright: All copyright items should be mentioned including the copyright policy of the website.
Bullet - Yellow 05 Points Personal : My own personal impression and feeling of the site, including the first impression.
 
Scoring System:
Bullet - Yellow 90 to 100 points: GOLD
Bullet - Yellow 80 to 89 points: SILVER
Bullet - Yellow 70 to 79 points: BRONZE
Bullet - Yellow 60 to 69 points: MERIT
Bullet - Yellow 00 to 59 points: NONE
 

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Any website will be automatically disqualified if the site has any of the following:
Bullet - Yellow A language medium other than English.
Bullet - Yellow Any content which promotes, displays or encourages any illegal activity.
Bullet - Yellow Any content which implies hate, racist, violence, profane language, satanism, occultism, discrimination or extremism.
Bullet - Yellow Mouse trails or comet cursors which are very disturbing to the surfer.
Bullet - Yellow A 404 error, blank page, under construction message, or coming-soon sign.
Bullet - Yellow An invalid URL, email address or any part of the web site which cannot be accessed.
Bullet - Yellow Crashes or freezes the browser or computer.
Bullet - Yellow A password or a download to enter or view the content.
Bullet - Yellow Forces visitors to download programs or plug-ins to view website.
Bullet - Yellow An applicant that is under the age of 18, in accordance with C.O.P.P.A.
 

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I, Ebrahim Sadak, Owner of the Awards Program held at the WebSite, The Useful Free Site, do hereby declare:
Bullet - Yellow That I will visit all Websites that apply for the award listed on my website.
Bullet - Yellow That in judging the applicants for my award that I will do so with honesty, integrity, fairness and impartiality.
Bullet - Yellow That I will judge all websites by the criteria listed by my awards program.
Bullet - Yellow That I will show no prejudice to anyone, for any reason, when considering them for my award.
Bullet - Yellow That my award program is not a give away award, reciprocal award. My site has criteria that must be met, and I judge by this criteria.
Bullet - Yellow Applicants from all sites are welcome, except as stated on my site.
Bullet - Yellow That I will not consider any site that contains illegal content, pornography or explicit sexual content or any site connected to such content.
Bullet - Yellow I will not discriminate against any person that applies for my award.
Bullet - Yellow I agree to maintain a professional, friendly and positive manner in any correspondence with any applicant.
Bullet - Yellow I will respect the privacy of all applicants. All information received will be deemed private, except that which is stated on award program.
Bullet - Yellow I agree to uphold the pledge of The Ethics Pledge Program , at all times maintaining high standards of honesty, integrity, fairness and impartiality.
Bullet - Star Submitted on 05-05-2006, Date Ethics Statement Placed on Site.
 

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Gold

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Merit

GOLD
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SILVER
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BRONZE
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MERIT
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  Upgraded: 31-07-2006 Initial Rating : 29-05-2006  
   
 
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Please fill the form below to win The Useful Free Site Award.
Bullet - Yellow All sites will be reviewed and processed within 7 days.
Bullet - Yellow All applicants will be sent a confirmation e-mail upon receipt of application.
Bullet - Yellow All applicants will be contacted with the result, both winners and non winners.
Bullet - Yellow All sites will have feedback included with the final decision.
Bullet - Star If your browser does not support forms please send me an e-mail.
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Evaluator: Evaluation System:
Bullet - Yellow Name: Ebrahim Sadak Bullet - Yellow Computer: Mecer Laptop 3GHz
Bullet - Yellow Gender: Male Bullet - Yellow Operating System: Windows XP
Bullet - Yellow Age: 41 Bullet - Yellow Browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0
Bullet - Yellow City: Pietermaritzburg Bullet - Yellow Connection: 56K modem
Bullet - Yellow Country: South Africa Bullet - Yellow Resolution: 1024 x 768
 

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Bullet - Yellow Awards Winners: Bullet - Star Many websites and webmasters have been rewarded with an award. Check these sites out.
Bullet - Yellow Awards Won Page 1: Bullet - Star Received numerous awards from a broad spectrum of Websites.
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