CC- With all due respect...I think you should let the girls post freely regarding their new websites.. or Maybe you might know what is really going on with the site owner?
I'm not sure of the relevance of following forum rules and the location of the site owner? That's like saying your babysitter can let your kids do anything, as you are away.
If forum rules are not followed, then the site will degrade into chaos. So, if I disregard this rule, should I also disregard the spam posts made by all the people selling their gold jewellery, strollers and so forth? How about I let the stuff about kiddie porn stay?
As it stands, all In-Gender forum rules will stand, unless there is a directive from Maureen to change them. These are not my rules, I am following them as a Forum Leader and as a contributing member of In-Gender, which everyone here is.
I am by no means saying not to join these sites. Feel free to contact these people via their email addresses, and join their sites. They have all worked very hard making them, and have all done a great job.
One last thing--please follow the rules-I have asked everyone to remove websites from their signatures, which is a rule that is clearly stated. I will be asking all the people with Etsy in their siggies as well. Otherwise, you risk having all your posts removed by a Forum Leader.