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3rd Dan Black Belt
Join Date: Aug 2007
A) No flaming, trolling, spam, warez, porn, useless-posts, double-posts or self-advertising, and make sure to use the right forum.
.....I) Useless posts include: Posts with no content (I.E. 'updated' or 'bumped'). Criticism of artwork or prices (keep this to PM only).
.....II) Self advertisement includes: Posting a link to your shop, request thread, auction or on.toribash link anywhere in the market (with the exception of signatures).
.....III) One thread per person. You are allowed to have one active thread in a forum at a time, do not make multiple active auctions, shops or requests.
.....IV) Do not accuse other people of having stolen textures or of trying to sell free textures. If you believe that someone is trying to sell free textures or stolen textures, report the thread along with where you think the texture came from.
B) Bumping: For a bump to be valid it must follow all of these rules:
.....I) Do not respond to each and every post made just to bump the thread, this is spam.
.....II) Make sure the post has content, it can't just be 'bumped' or 'updated', update your items or prices significantly, and state exactly what was updated.
.....III) Do not delete-bump. (delete-bump: Deleting a previous post then posting again in order to have a more recent post.)
.....IV) Creating new threads in an attempt to bump your sales is not allowed, whether the thread is active or not.
C) Do not attempt to sell, or pay with items or Toricredits that are not in the inventory of the account that is posting. No; "It's in a bank account". This also covers the sale of items currently in the market.
D) Account selling and trading is forbidden, if you are caught trading accounts you will be banned.
E) Do not ask for 'no Qi' items. Do not attempt to sell 'no Qi' items with the exception of packs.
F) All threads (with the exception of the Requests board) must now have a tag, the tags are: [A]:Auction, [B]:Buying, [S]:Selling, [T]: Trading.
.....[A] : Auction : For auctioning off art/items.
.....[B] : Buying : For requesting art/items.
.....[S] : Selling : For selling art/items.
.....[T] : Trading : For swapping items
G) In the case that a user is banned during a deal, and can not complete a transaction, the other party (not banned) decides weather to suspend the deal and wait for the ban to lift, or to cancel and sell/buy from another party. In the .....case that both parties are banned during a deal, the deal is canceled. Auction deadlines are considered irrelevant when waiting for a ban to lift, as the auction .....has already ended regardless of the transfer being delayed.
H) Offering sets in the market that are labeled differently than their true content is prohibited. Doing so will be considered as severe fraud attempt and punished thusly.
I) All sales threads must clearly state which forms of payment are accepted, for example "TC only" or "high-value items". Failure to comply with this rule will result in the closure of your thread. Also note that posts inquiring about the preferred payment option are treated as useless, and punished accordingly.
A) Auctions must have an end date or time with GMT (I.E. 25/Dec or 24 hours after last valid bid), minimum bid raise and starting bid.
B) No minion bidding, if you bid (or solicit bids) on your own auctions you are breaking the rules.
C) If you withdraw a winning bid after the auction ends you must pay the auctioneer 20% of that bid.
D) Auctions can not be withdrawn once someone has made a valid bid, only before.
E) End dates & minimum bids may not to be altered once a valid bid has been placed.
F) The minimum raise for all auctions must be at least 10tc.
A) Using copyrighted work without proven owner consent (plagiarism) is strictly forbidden, and you must credit all other artists work. In other words, if you're selling c/p textures or images (even if you're not the original artist) post a link to the original image.
B) Do not sell variations of the same texture to multiple users in any circumstance, re-colors or minor edits do not constitute a new texture.
C) Following information must be added to all textures and texture previews:
.....I) The resolution they are made and displayed in, from 128, 256 or 512
.....II) The original artist of the set when bought from someone else. Always credit the previous owner of the set.
.....III) Whether or not you are willing to recolour the items and how much it would cost. .
D) Criticism whether groundless or informative should now be kept to PM. As should questioning relating to the creation of artwork or software used. These will now fall under the category of useless posting.
E) The art board is strictly for the buying and selling of art work. As such any 'Free Texture' shops or similar will be closed and the thread maker infracted.
F) Marketing any texture that disrupts the integrity of gameplay or offers an unfair advantage to the user is strictly prohibited and the users involved in trade/use will be punished.
A) Specify what you want and your budget.
B) Do not request 'no Qi' items.
A) Do not use other peoples art work to demonstrate what you want, this encourages plagiarism.
B) Try to explain what you want is as much detail as you can, in both post and thread title, and always include what your budget is.
.....I) Describe what colours you want, and what resolution (size) you want the image(s) in.
.....II) Avoid words like 'cool' or 'detailed', as they don't tell the artist anything.
.....III) Works like 'rough' and 'smooth' are useful.
.....IV) Styles like 'vector' or 'painted' help allot as well.
D) You must pay at least the originally quoted price to the winning artist(s).
Flame Specific Rules
A) Do not create, request or wear flames that cause serious lag in-game or obstruct being able to play the game.
B) If a forger makes a mistake in the forging of a flame, this is the responsibility of the forger.
.....I) Do not copy flames outright, learning from other forger's designs is fine but direct carbon copies are plagiarism.
.....II) Flames by default are assumed to not be unique, this means that someone else can buy a flame exactly the same as another user, provided plagiarism has not taken place.
.....III) Do not request flames based existing flames without explicit consent, do not even ask for "Something similar to [user-name]". You must describe what you want.
.....IV) Do not post your .dat files unless you are willing to share them publicly without restriction.
.....V) Do not edit someone else's .dat file to make your own flames, this is plagiarism.
D) Previewing Flames:
.....I) Previews should be images, videos or gifs only.
.....II) Flame sales must have at least one preview with the entire flame against the default white background and without any flame texture unless requested otherwise by the buyer.
.....III) If a buyer agrees that the previewed flames are what they want, and then is unhappy with the flames after receiving them, no discount/refund/exchange is required of the forger.
E) When selling flames for money, you must comply with the Currency Trade Regulations.
F) Selling flame designs is strictly prohibited.
G) Flame request shops ARE allowed.
*By using the market, the market boards or getting involved in negotiations of any remotely Toribash related subject matter you agree to and accept all current and future market rules.