11-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Canterlot, USA
Reminder: Age Limits and General Transaction Notice (Everyone Read)
I think it's time for a reminder of the age limits and what is allowed here in terms of general transactions, regardless of age.
Firstly, the board is set up that so only people who are of age 13 can join and be members here.
However, we have had some people lie about their age so they can join, and those members unfortunately had to be suspended. If you notice someone who seems very young, be wary about trading or buying.
This rule is not to be mean and keep young people out, on the contrary, however, it is set up to keep members safe. If you are under 13 and don't understand why you can't join, just read about net safety here: COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection
We cannot keep you all safe, so until you're 13, we're sorry but you cannot join. If you're found to be under 13, you will be banned without notice. You can join again when you're of age.
Secondly, you must be 16 years old to participate in transactions (such as buying, trading (including swaps), selling, and using the Friendship Freebies board, as well as custom and art sales or commissions).
Please, follow the rules to protect yourself and other members. If you are found to be under 16 and are in transactions, you will be warned and all transactions will be closed. If you continue this behavior after you've been warned, you will be suspended or banned, depending on the situation.
This is serious, we here at the Trading Post do not like it when our members enter transactions unknowingly with people who cannot keep up their end of the bargain. We're not suggesting you are a bad trader, but that you just simply do not have the means to trade or sell at the rate and carefulness that we like to uphold here.
I'd also like to bring up the fact that normally sales and trades go very smoothly here, but lately we've been having some snippy members and just general rude comments. Do not forget that this type of behavior is against the rules. Please treat each other with respect and do as you would want done unto you. And as a side note, it's really rude to ask for free shipping in the Friendship Ball Freebies section as you're already getting something for free, so please refrain from asking.
Please refresh yourselves on the etiquette of buying and selling thread.
This also goes for trades. However, there will be a special event coming soon regarding trading etiquette, and anyone here can participate. Also feel free to add your etiquette tips to the above thread by responding.
Thank you for reading, and I hope everyone is enjoying themselves here. Let us know if you have any concerns, feel free to PM without hesitation, we are here for you!