Just a heads up, we have amended section 6.1 of the rules to include the following:
6.1 - Advertisements for the selling/buying of goods must be made in the designed Trading Post areas only, if applicable.
- 6.1.1 - Any advertisements not in designed areas will be removed, and a PM notice will be sent. Re-posting the advertisement will result in a 10% warn and re-removal.
This amendment was made in response to some issues with unrestricted trading from people advertising things in their signatures. We only allow people to trade for Neopets goods once they have made 10 forum posts and have been on the forum for a minimum of 10 days. This makes it more difficult for new members to gain information about people's active trades (and possibly identifying them on Neopets) or scam existing users.
This rule has been merged with the existing 6.1 rule, which stated the following:
6.1 - There will be no advertisements for selling/buying in the status updates area of the board. This is to be kept for personal status updates not related to trades only. Keep the trading in the Trading Post.
- 6.1.1 - Failure to follow this will result in the status update being removed and a PM notification sent. Re-offence will result in the ability for status updates to be taken away, and 10% warn.
Because status updates are considered a public area of the forum, the new rule encompasses status updates as well. This was unanimously agreed upon during the May 9th staff meeting and will be enforced immediately.
To be clear, this means no trading advertisements in your signatures, status updates, forum profile, etc. They stay in the Trading Post.
Thanks for your cooperation!
~ Neocodex Administration