The Syndicate is an interactive and proactive webring, targeting to create more cohesion among all online presence of those that honor the work produced by TenThirteen Productions. In order to maintain and keep fandom alive and to steward the legacy of the works of 1013, we feel that cooperation and long-term thinking is to be recommended.
All webmasters of web sites that relate to the TenThirteen Productions Universe, as well as all related shows produced by 20th Century Fox, are welcome to become members.
There are two key conditions that webmasters have to agree with to be eligible for membership.
All webmasters have to include a banner on the index of their website that reads: “Member of The Syndicate.”
All webmasters have to agree to offer assistance in the following effort, and understanding: If a member site comes to be defunct or discontinued for hosting reasons or for lack of will on the member's part, the member will agree to allow his/her site's original material to be salvaged and hosted on Syndicate servers for ulterior public consultation – if there lacks sufficient space on the Syndicate server, then members, who have sufficient server space to assist, must offer to host the member's original material – the rationale behind this being the safeguarding of fandom efforts and work for the future. This is not intended to demand that members forego their intellectual property, but is primarily intended to save
content from sites that are not active in publishing new content.
Due to certain points within the second condition, an exemption / opt out clause has been included in more detail within the terms.
An account has been set up to accept a voluntary fee of $5 (US), to cover the yearly cost of the Syndicate, the domain and host, as well as advertising, and other expenses. This fee is a one time only contribution, and not a yearly fee. A full accounting of where the fee is going towards will be made available to members, at their request.
The following benefits to membership include:
The promotion of your website, including a description of your website, with logo displays.
An RSS feed will be included for daily or weekly updates of content, events hosted by your site, contests and site promotions.
Access to the Syndicate members only forum, a space to promote communication, as well as a place to coordinate with future events.
While there is a high percentage of social networking, and news feed sites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Digg, Bebo, StumbleUpon, Furl, Technorati, and Redditt, and while many are highly effective, most are generically designed, and not targeted for the 1013 Universe fandom. The Syndicate is specifically targeted for the fandom, and was designed to be more accessible. Members should see a bump in web hit activity for their respective sites. That is the objective of this effort.
Pending financial obligations, a member can retire from the Syndicate at any time of his/her own choosing.
If a member site comes to be defunct or discontinued, for hosting reasons or for lack of will on the member's part, the member will agree to allow his site's original material to be salvaged and hosted on Syndicate servers for ulterior public consultation – the rationale behind this being the safeguarding of fandom efforts and work for the future.
A new member shall be added to the Syndicate by invitation or by candidature and examination, and in unanimous agreement with all members. You can fill in the form below to become a member.