Marketplace Guidelines

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Marketplace Guidelines
(Originally written by Quacker Jack)

Welcome to the Marketplace! Here, you can buy, sell, trade, or give away items for real currency. Please read the following rules before using the Marketplace.

General Rules:
  • Do Your Part - If you agree to complete a service, be sure to do your part. Anyone that is found to have "scammed" other members will risk being banned from the exchange forum, and be issued with an official board warning.
  • 2 Exchange Topics per User, per Board - In order to keep our boards tidy and easy to browse, you are allowed two (2) topics in each section of the Marketplace. Instead of creating a new topic, edit it in to your old one. If you wish to have a topic removed, please either report your topic and ask for it to be removed, or PM a Community Team Member.
  • Be Specific, and Include Details - It is helpful to list as many details as possible in your topics. Use topic prefixes to help other members know what you are looking for. If you have a guide or BIN (Buy it Now Price) price, list it clearly in the original post. Finally, be sure to list exactly what you are selling or giving away. When selling as an auction, if possible, please include the starting bid, reserve, BIN, minimum bid increment and auction end date.
  • Only Reply if Interested or Contributing - Please only comment if you have something to add, or are interested. Posts such as "good luck with the sale", or "it's not worth much" are not constructive and will be removed.
  • Exchanging Reputation - Exchanging Reputation with other users is strictly forbidden, as is asking for reputation after an exchange. You're free to give reputation after, but only if you think it is deserved.
  • External Services - External services are not allowed. This means that posting a link to a separate, off-site marketplace where users are required to purchase your services is not allowed. If your service must link to an area outside Forum Promotion in order for your transaction to occur, it should not be advertised in the Marketplace and should instead be advertised in the Promotion Directory.
  • Freebie Requests - Topics requesting help in time of financial hardship are not allowed in this section, but instead can be posted in Intellectual Talk. Please note that were reserve the right to close these topics if the need seems trivial or fabricated.
  • Potentially Negative Feedback - Negative feedback is allowed; however, please refer to our procedures regarding this, quoted from the Global Rules:
    Potentially negative feedback regarding services rendered here at Forum Promotion (both official Forum Promotion services and all member exchanges) is permitted, with a few limitations. One must provide feedback on the very specific service they requested, not regarding previous/future interactions with that particular user. Additionally, the feedback must be constructive and respectful, versus unelaborated feedback, such as "This service sucked" or "Do not trust this user," etc. Moreover, the user receiving the feedback should also be respectful. Any disagreements regarding the accuracy of the feedback should only be discussed through private messages and not within the topic itself. If the issue involves scamming (or an act of similar severity), one should not post about it and should instead report it (with proof) to an Administrator or the Community Team Leader to further investigate.

If you were scammed:
Please either PM an Administrator, the Community Team Leader, or fill out this form. Be sure to include all applicable details and proof (screenshots are appreciated).

Remember that the Board-Wide Guidelines still apply in addition to these guidelines.
If you have any questions, contact a Community Team Member or an Administrator.
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