Not so much as an FAQ, but a reminder to those who signed up this year and simultaneously want to use the TO I’ll review the main guidelines people keep pming us about.
To use the trading outlet you have to be with the site for at least 6 months, and have 50 posts. Failure to meet the requirement will result in a infraction or ban.
What does this mean?
If you sign up on SRK.com and haven’t been a member for 6 months, you cannot use the trading outlet. If you also have 6 months under your belt but do not have 50 post, you CANNOT use the trading outlet. Both requirements are in effect, you cannot have one without the other. We heard of stories of the system rejecting people that haven’t met the requirements, and we’ve seen some that managed to slip by. The admins are always tweaking things, but rules are rules. Now, this rule was primarily established in 09, so this generally applies to all 09 members and onward. If you are 08 or bellow we considered you “grandfathered” in and usually let the member in question slide. However, if you joined in 09, 10, 11, 50, this rule applies to you.
Your 6 months start the time you join, here’s the key
Jan - Jun
Feb - Jul
Mar - Aug
Apr - Sep
No selling anywhere on Shoryuken.com unless you have been a member for 6 months, and have at least 50 posts (or approval from an administrator). Failure to comply will result in an immediate ban.
What does this mean?
Basically this rule applies to any forum the member in question is trying to sell in. The difference is that we don’t speak for anything that applies outside of here. There is no “grandfather” ins or loopholes outside the TO, even if you joined in 00 you must follow this rule(s). Admin approvals are just and final, if caught without any admin suggestion you will be banned plain and simple. Admin approval also works for the rule above if you are an 09/10/etc. trying to sell without meeting the requirements, for example.
What does this mean
Self-Explanatory. Admin names are bold red (with the forum update admins AND super mods are bolded yellow!!) and are generally the ones that have complete say so on what happens here in TO. Contacting one and getting approval is the first (and probably last) step of trying to sell/trade something without meeting requirements. Remember, you can buy anything you want, but if you’re caught selling when you aren’t suppose to this is what we’ll be looking for. Do not lie on any admin approval because they will retaliate and ban you instantly for discrediting their name.
Here’s the complete list of rules: http://shoryuken.com/forum/help/terms
Hopefully this clears things for all the 2011 members