Trade Forum Code of Conduct - Updated 6-10-16 When using the trade forums, unlike most other areas the creator of a thread dictates the rules for his post. Respect the requests of the thread creator along with following the below posted rules. When creating a thread make sure to be clear about the post, and expectations of posters. If you post a house for sale, and do not provide any details about it, You cannot report players for filling in those details. If you post a rare item for sale, you cannot report players for providing information about the item. General Suggestions When possible always select an icon for your post to help players identify the purpose of the post. Include a clear description of the purpose in the title of the post. When selling an item include all relevant expectations for posters, such as the following - Starting Bid - Auction/Direct Sale - Clear Duration - Bid Increments - Reserve - Buyout - Alternative items/currencies accepted and the value of such. - Extensive information on the item being sold. - Are private offers accepted.When offering to buy an item, be clear about what you are looking to purchase and how much you are willing to pay, if applicable. When selling something include screenshots whenever possible. Post clear and concise rules for your thread if you are sensitive to the comments of other players. If you cannot tolerate the commentary related to your sale from other trade forum users. Then post clearly that you are only looking for bids on your items. If you fail to post guidelines for your trade post, the staff will only address violations as indicated below. Rules Follow the requests of the originator of the thread (within reason). If someone is selling a house for gold, you are welcome to make offers that do not include gold. It would be up to the seller to determine a value of your offer, or disregard the offer. Players are welcome to add clarification to posts that are lacking clarification. - Information relevant to the item being sold, or left out by the buyer/seller. - Links to the item database - Links to compendium articles related to the sale. - Links to related/past trade posts relevant to the current post.Players are not welcome to post the following - Offers they cannot afford or have no intention of completing. - Inflammatory statements about their opinion of the buyer/seller. - Negative statements about the item being sold, for the sake of being negative. (To Clarify: If someone says they are selling the only ____ on the server, it is not negative to correct them on the amount of them that exist. It would be negative to call them a liar and a cheat.) - Ingame/External opinions of the buyer/seller or players bidding in the tread. Bumping threads is acceptable within reason Explicitly Not Allowed Using alternate accounts to sell, buy or bid on items. Note: This is new change, as previously it was only disallowed when bidding on items. Per the new rules listed above players should not have to result to alternate accounts to buy/sell items because they fear negative commentary from other players. Alternate accounts are fine, however carrying out trade relationships using multiple accounts is resulting in a large amount of wasted staff time investigating reports. Post any bid or offer that you have no intention of following through with. Any attempt to scam or mislead players regarding the purpose of your post. ie: Luring someone ingame to steal the item, rather than buying it, elaborate scams involving house sales, etc Bidding for players other than yourself. If you are the creator of a post, and you want to report a post that you believe violates the above posted rules then use the report feature. Keep in mind, we will not remove questionable posts that are borderline from threads, when reported by someone other than than the thread creator. Unless that post violates the forum rules in general. (Hate speech, personal attack, etc). Thread creators are responsible for the content in their own threads, in regards to reporting off topic posts. Punishment Players will be warned privately regarding any conduct that violates the above posted rules. Multiple violations or ignoring warnings from the staff/moderators can result in your ability to post in the trade forum being removed.