► First up, we now ask that anyone who wishes to join this community comment here with their short introduction. Comments will be screened automatically for privacy, and this will afford us one preventative measure against those attempting to ban-hop. It is very, very rare for anyone to be banned from the community, and those who have been banned must rejoin through the proper channels (by contacting Gin and fixing whatever resulted in the banning to begin with) rather than simply assume a new identity.
Our nifty (hopefully?) banner will guide you to the correct post to do this!
► Second! Current and future sales permission applicants will be asked to either comment with or link to their draft of tentative sales policies. Occasionally, strange sales stipulations that are not quite in compliance with the community's rules will pop up, and it can be very messy to ask a seller to make changes after it may have already affected dozens of potential buyers.
NOTE: You must meet the minimum sales permission requirements (outlined here!) to be considered.
In the past, applicants that were close to meeting the requirements were asked to comment back when they either posted enough or acquired enough feedback, but we cannot offer that leeway anymore because all it does is punish members who read/demonstrate that they care about guidelines by making them wait longer. Anyone who applies without the minimum requirements being met will experience significant (2 or 3 months +) delays in their application being approved.
This applies to the minimum requirements only. If you've gotten some less-than-stellar feedback or are worried because you may have been in some sticky situations at some point, there will be no delay for trying. If you don't meet the minimum requirements but would like any kind of guidance from moderators (only reason I can think of to prematurely apply), please contact us with any questions you may have!
► Last! We're currently trying to develop better systems to monitor the progress/development of group auctions/group buys, but until we are able to come up with a solution we will continue to need help from members in terms of reporting anything that doesn't seem right. Links to completed purchases, copies of the invoice, and total breakdowns are all required to be provided by GA hosts when payment is collected. If you are not given one as a participant, either ask the GA host or contact me if you do not feel comfortable asking them directly before sending any payment.
I need to be alerted as soon as possible if you do not get your GA/GB item (or proof it was shipped) within 35 days of when you sent the first payment. Please do not assume I am getting swamped with alerts - I very rarely am ever informed of shipping delays before the Paypal dispute time limit expires. I would much rather get 8000 emails over one issue than not be aware of it at all.
One of our lovely new mods will be making a modpost relatively soon with other helpful community information, but in the interim, please let us know if you have any thoughts, questions, opinions, or concerns about anything here!