THE RULES HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY RE-WRITTEN AND UPDATED.
Old rules are all the same, just re-written with less "Gin rambling" style -- they are no longer "TLDR", but concise, crisp, clear, and you can read all of them in under 5 minutes.
PLEASE GO AND RE-READ THEM RIGHT NOW.... even if you've been here since day one.
There are some new rules that we have hinted at many times, or that were previously only in modposts, and/or that people have flat out been BEGGING for forever. They are:THIS IS A COMMUNITY ABOUT POKEMON MERCHANDISE.
-If the focus of your post is NOT Pokemon merchandise, it is OFF TOPIC. Of course discussing your in-game team, anime happenings, even cameos by merchandise of other franchises are OK, as long as they are not the focus of the post.
-This also means NO NON-POKEMON MERCHANDISE MAY BE SOLD ON THE COMMUNITY WHATSOEVER. If you have a sales post on your personal journal please keep your non-Pokemon items on a completely separate post. If you do not want to do this you do not have any obligation to advertise your sales here.DO NOT MAKE POSTS REQUESTING GROUP AUCTIONS OR Y!J MIDDLEMEN.
-If you do not have sales permission, you cannot post directly to the community begging for a host.
-If you have sales permission, you may only make posts requesting a partner to help you run the group auction.
-There are dozens of deputy services for bidding on Y!J. If you wish to bid or buy on Y!J please sign up for one of them. You may not ask someone on the community to use their deputy service for you. There is no excuse to not get your own account. This rule only applies to Yahoo!Japan.DO NOT POST LINKS TO AUCTIONS IN PROGRESS.
This is no longer allowed. These posts are often called “cool yahoo japan/ebay finds,” and are often abandoned right after being posted, which is unfair to the people already bidding on them who do not want their auctions advertised to add to the competition.ONLY ONE REMINDER REQUIRED
There is only need for ONE reminder for your auctions/best offers/store runs/group auctions/anything you are running. We do not need a reminder once a day for a week about the same items.
We will also be revamping Group Auction rules, negative feedback, and also adding a new list of members who have had their sales permission REVOKED
just so everyone is CLEAR as to who is simply no longer allowed to sell, usually due to lack of communication or notorious slowness, amongst other things.
EDIT:NEGATIVE FEEDBACK REVAMPING WILL INCLUDE LOSS OF SALES PERMISSION FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN THREE NEGATIVES. BE PREPARED IF YOU KNOW THIS IS YOU.
i'm working on this RIGHT NOW since it seems there is a mob forming i didn't expect!! would have done it already had i known!! the tally has begun and you can see the list that has been started HERE
. if you are on that list, it means you have many many negative feedbacks, proven yourself unreliable, and may no longer sell here. i am sorry.COMMENT WITH YOUR OPINIONS AND IDEAS -- YOU WILL NEVER BE BANNED FOR IT -- SO LET'S GO!