1) Be courteous to other members
Direct flaming, attacks or threats among users will not be tolerated.Violations of this rule will result in the issuance of infractions and will most likely result in the issuance of infractions that may, in turn, lead to a temporary ban. Repeat offenses and/or extreme behavior may result in a forum ban.
2) No Spam
Users who join this site solely to post commercial threads and/or links to other websites will be banned summarily. Any user who posts subject matter deemed by the staff to be spam may be issued an infraction, which may in turn lead to a ban.
Signatures are to be limited to ten lines or fewer and to no larger than the standard font. Signatures with content deemed unacceptable by the staff will be deleted. Repeated and purposeful violations of this rule will result in the issuance of an infraction.
4) No Trolling
On this website, “trolling” is defined as the posting of inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. Posts deemed to be trolling by the staff will be deleted and infractions will be issued as appropriate. Repeat offenders of this rule will be banned from the forum.
5) Politics, yes; Race or religion, no.
We all have different points of view and that is why we have a debate section. Threads or posts that are deemed to be unnecessarily controversial or offensive are subject to deletion. Infractions will be issued to posters as necessary.
6) No pornography or obscenity
Any posts or threads containing pornography or obscenity will be deleted and infractions will be issued to the poster. People of all ages come to this website and in keeping with public decorum; this site is to be considered"PG-13-rated" for such purposes.
7) Infractions, points and banning
From time to time, Administrators or Moderators may feel that it is appropriate to issue warnings or infractions for inappropriate behavior or violations of the posted rules by users. Infractions will include points which, if accumulated,may result in a temporary or permanent IP banning of the offending user. Temporary Bans last anywhere from hours to months. Beyond that, a permanent ban is just what it says, permanent.
1) Post an ad not a link
B/S/T threads that consist solely of links to ads placed on other websites are not permitted.
2) State a price
Sale ads must state a specific price. No auctions or fishing for competing offers will be tolerated. Be advised that moderators may issue warnings or infractions when a user ad is deemed to be a veiled attempt at fishing for a price or otherwise violates the B/S/T rules.
2a) PayPal Fees and Gifting
You cannot ask for fees to be paid by the seller. Fees are a cost of doing business. To get exactly $50, search for PayPal fee calculator in a search engine, and ask for the amount that would give you $50 after fees. Buyers will not pay for fees. Gifting is also not allowed. If at any point a seller asks the buyer to send money as a gift, they will be banned. Never,NEVER, never send money as a gift. Gifting means you gave the money freely, so if no product is sent, there is no recourse from the buyer’s point of view. If PayPal finds out you lied about the gift, it's the buyer that gets banned, not the seller. In gifting the buyer takes all responsibility, and therefore the buyer should NEVER gift.
3) Be honest about the condition
Be clear, honest in your descriptions of items for sale or trade and fully disclose any issues that the item has.
4) Please use proper English.
Internet slang, foul language and the use of symbols in B/S/T is discouraged and extreme examples or deliberate disregard of this rule may result in thread closings or other sanctions.
5) B/S/T thread titles should be clear and concise.
The use of unnecessary symbols or emphasis such as capitals, etc. will result in editing and/or closing until in compliance with this rule.
6) Extra Search Terms, or Site Names in Pictures is not Allowed.
Adding extra search terms or including pictures which identify or link to other websites is not permitted. Such items will be summarily removed and repeat violators of this rule may be issued infraction points.
7) Upping your Thread
Yes, sometimes your post will fall back a page or two. You may "UP"the post by replying to it once every 24 hours. Threads that are “Upped” by the(original) poster more than once a day will be closed.
8) No PayPal (or other payment processing system) fees to buyer
Do not make a sales price and then add that the buyer must pay an additional %to cover your PayPal (or other payment processing system) fees. Those fees are for the SELLER, not the BUYER. If you want to cover those standard selling/transaction fees please adjust your sales price accordingly before posting the thread.
Violation of BST rules will result in thread closure or locking and may result in an infraction or ban.