New Rules for 3reef Market Place Boards

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Due to ongoing issues with the 3reef Market Place boards, the mods and I have come up with the following new rules for posting on these boards (For Sale, Wanted and Trading boards). With the old 15 post requirement, we found that there were some people with commercial interests quickly spamming the forum with posts so that they may sell their goods here. The intent of 3reef is to share information with others and help our fish. These boards are here to benefit 3reef members - not vendors.

    Please take a moment to read the new rules below.

    matt



    Market Place Forums - Rules & Guidelines:


    Selling, purchasing and trading on 3Reef is for the benefit its members only. The sole obligation of the Market Place forum is to provide a place for contributing members to enjoy the benefits of membership and participation by allowing hobbyists to sell and buy personal items to and from other hobbyists.

    To maintain these benefits, and to prevent the use of the Market Place by non-sponsoring commercial entities, we have imposed the following rules for accessing and using the Market Place forums:

    1) Members must have been a 3Reef member for no less than 30 days;

    2) Members must have a minimum post count of 50;


    3) Post padding (i.e. "nice tank," "I agree," "+1") in order to meet the Market Place posting requirements is not permitted. The moderators and administrator reserve the right to delete any post from any member that they deem has been posted solely for the purpose of accessing the Market Place;

    4) By using the 3Reef Market Place, you assume all risk and liability associated with any sale, purchase or trade made therein. 3reef will not and cannot act as a mediator of Market Place transactions. If it is deemed that a member is abusing the Market Place, that member should be reported to the moderators and administrator so that an investigation can be conducted;

    5) Commercial sellers are not permitted to use the Market Place. This includes retailers, wholesalers, or basement businesses. Sponsors are permitted to offer items for sale in their sponsor forum and in the Wanted section of the Market Place only. Any and all commercial sellers are encouraged to become a sponsor of 3Reef by contacting the administrator via the following link: 3reef Advertising. Commercial entities who hide their identity with the intent to offer items for sale may result in their removal from the site.

    If any contributing member is offered items for sale via Private Message by commercial entities who are not sponsors or by members who do not meet the Market Place requirements, we ask that these messages please be reported to the moderators and administrators.

    Please remember that the purpose of 3Reef is to allow individuals with a collective interest to exchange views and opinions and is primarily focused on a desire to help those new to the hobby to acquire quality information in order to progress through the hobby with minimal disappointments. Your first 50 posts would be best served targeted towards helping these individuals.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This thread is stickied so it will always be at the top of the forum page. There is no need to bump it. Thanks :)
     
  5. kstafford003

    kstafford003 Feather Star

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    Good rules. Scammers are annoying.
     
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    Especially to moderators. :thumb_up:
     
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    whats a "scammer" i have heard of hackers before though ...
     
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    Basically someone who is trying to get your money without sending you corals, your credit card information, or something like that.
     
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    i hate spammers now!
     
  11. blackraven1425

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    That would be "scammers", not "spammers". Spammers post lots of nonsense to board and send out tons of random emails.
     
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    i hate scammers!
     
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