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The following posts are not allowed:
- Mention of availability of full or part-time employment of any kind
- Requests for recommendations of freelance graphic designers (print or web)
The following requests for recommendations ARE allowed.
- Freelance photographers
- Freelance Web developers (coding)
- Freelance bookkeepers
- Print vendors
- Media duplication vendors
- Other vendors not listed (subject to change)
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