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The BackpackGearTest.org Bylaws
v. 0609

This document changes over time. Please check back frequently if you have questions. If your questions are not addressed in this document, please send your questions to the group or to the Moderators for answers.  If you have suggestions for changes in this document, or would like to recommend a policy change, please email the Moderators.

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CONTENTS

Introduction: What is BackpackGearTest? 
Chapter 1: Requirements for participation

Chapter 2: Mailing Lists
Chapter 3: Owner Review requirements
Chapter 4: Tester applications
Chapter 5: Test report requirements
Chapter 6: Minimum Report and Review Requirements
Chapter 7: Sending files to the list
Chapter 8: Editing Reports
Chapter 9: Uploading files to the site
Chapter 10: Test Monitor Requirements
Chapter 11: Including Pictures in your Reviews 
Chapter 12: Beta Testing 
Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations 
Appendices

Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations

  1. The Chief Moderator is always right.
    1. BackpackGearTest.org is not a democracy.
    2. The rules do not always apply to the Chief Moderator.
      1. When in doubt as to whether or not a particular rule applies to the Chief Moderator, it doesn't.
  2. When in doubt of anything else, see rule number one.
  3. Unless specifically contradicted by Jerry, the Moderators are always right.
  4. The Bylaws may change at any time without notice, and may be changed, amended, suspended, or eliminated as necessary.
    1. Jerry's Rule on Rules:  One of the reasons I dislike rules and the people that insist on them is that it frequently leads to an inability to use your head...

List of Appendices

Appendix 1 - How BackpackGearTest.org Works
Appendix 2 - Editing
Appendix 3 - About Rules and How to Change Them
Appendix 4 - Test Calls, Test Applications, Newbie Rule
Appendix 5 - The Apprentice Program
Appendix 6 - All About Report Writing
Appendix 7 - A Lesson in Pictures
Appendix 8 - Copyright, Fair Use, and Links Policies
 

Chapter 12: Beta Testing 

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Appendices



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