- Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:40:55 +0000
Gaia Exchange - Rules and Guidelines
Welcome to the Gaia Exchange! If you have already read the rules of the forum and are ready to get started then the Gaia Exchange F.A.Q. is your next stop. Please check it out to get some tips on how to begin buying and selling.
As a member, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the forum's rules before posting. Posting in this forum implies that you read and understand the rules and guidelines and that you accept responsibility for the appropriateness of your thread or post.
- Updates and Table of Contents
General Rules & Guidelines
Exchange Rules & Guidelines
- Selling/Thread guidelines
- Posting guidelines
- Miscellaneous guidelines
Thread Placement Guidelines
- Subforums better suited for your threads.
- Exchanging Gaia property for non-Gaia goods? Think again!
Reporting & General Concerns
- When to use which reporting button.
- Reporting Hackings, Scams and Harassment/Abuse.
Just a quick run-down on any added/removed rules, policy tweaks or recent changes to the Exchange.
- Due to the high risk of abuse associated with bank services and the resulting difficulties stemming from that abuse, we are posting a reminder about the recent increase in "loan" threads being posted in the Exhange.
It is stated in the Gaia Rules & Guidelines that bank services are not permitted. These rules are also referenced in the Services subforum of the Mini Shops, but still apply to this forum.
We realize that sometimes you want an item and just don't have the gold for it. Asking for a loan then is fine when done in the Charity/Quests subforum. This, however, is not the same as asking for a loan, or offering loans, for the purpose of giving or receiving interest as a service. That is not allowed, nor is it allowed for one to create a loan service as a business plan.
Please also note that should you wish to help somebody looking for a little extra gold in Charity and wish to loan them gold rather then outright donate it to their cause, enforcement of repayment and any potential agreed upon collateral is your responsibility.
As with all transactions, unless you trust the other party to live up to their end of the deal, it would probably be wise to not trade with them.
What is considered a bank service?
Bank services typically consist of, but are not limited to, services that take gold or items from users and promise a return on their deposit (called interest), offer loan services to users, or offer pawn shop services.