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      Closing Vendors Only section   06/11/2017

      The Vendors Only section on IVG was started at a time when games retail and e-commerce were pretty much non-existent in India. But with the growing popularity of e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart and specialist retailers like Games the Shop, we don't feel a section like this serves much purpose anymore. And even small and new businesses now have easy access to payment gateways and social media to promote their businesses. We've also been noticing a lack of activity in the section over the last year or too. That's not even taking into consideration all the times we've allowed access to vendors who either don't stay in business long enough, or use IVG to commit fraud and cheat members.   So in view of the above, we've decided to close the Vendors Only section from June 30. Starting July, the section will be removed, along with all the threads and posts within it. All users currently part of the IVG Authorised Vendor group, will be moved to the Members group.   That brings us to the topic of how to approach/deal with businesses on IVG.   IVG was started as a community that is for gamers first, so we don't want to see the forums flooded with retailers, rental services, etc using this community for free advertising. So as things stand, retailers will not be allowed to sell their products or promote their businesses on IVG.   Members who come across useful services or retailers that the rest of IVG ought to know about can use the Game Deals section to start a discussion, but this is not to be used by businesses themselves. IVG Staff will close any topics that come across as advertising.   If any would like to use the forums to talk about their business, they would need permission from admins first (you can write to staff via the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums).
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1. Avoid bad language and insults. Show a little respect for fellow members and their opinions.
2. Comments that offend one's religion/race/caste are prohibited and will be dealt with severely.
3. Read forum guidelines before posting and especially before starting new threads.
4. No SMS language, please. Post in English.
5. When posting game spoilers, please use spoiler or hide tags. Don't spoil it for those who are yet to play it.
6. Do not use IndianVideoGamer to advertise your website, forum, business, etc. You are free to add a link to your site in your signature, but pimping your business on the forums or via personal messages is strictly prohibited.
7. If you'd like to start a recruitment thread for your business, contact a Moderator for permission first.
8. If you find that another member is breaking any rule, inform a Moderator or Administrator, rather than involving yourself directly.
9. Do not post pornographic content or links to porn sites.
10. Don't post offensive or violent videos from Youtube or any other site.
11. Posting links to illegal downloads (warez, torrents, etc) is strictly prohibited.
12. Discussions on PSN game sharing, direct or indirect, are against the rules.
13. A moderator/administrator may lock/delete any thread if it is found to be against the rules or against IVG policies.
14. Please do not post here using two accounts. Anyone found using multiple accounts will be banned permanently.
15. Only one custom image is allowed in a member's signature. (animated gif images are not allowed)

16. Political or religious content is not allowed in avatars/signature.

Discussions on modding piracy:
15. Discussions on modding - how to do it, where to do it - are not permitted.
16. Discussions on game piracy are strictly prohibited.
17. Anyone found encouraging or enabling modding or piracy will be banned.


Trading Post Rules:

1. Any registered member can open a thread in Trading Post.
2. All items for sale/trade must have picture of the item, their name and date. This includes replying to WTB threads with items. The pics have to be posted at the time of opening of the thread. Failure to do so will result in the thread being closed immediately. Repeat offenders will be banned.
3. IndianVideoGamer is not liable for any trades or transactions. All trades are at sole risk of members.
4. 5 negative feedbacks will lead to ban from Trading Post.
5. Only one bump is allowed every two days. Violation will lead to thread being made invisible for a week. There will be NO warning. Only one bump in two days means that you can bump a thread after two days of inactivity. If the last post was on 2nd you can only bump the thread on or after 4th.
6. Thread names cannot be changed. Please take this into consideration when opening threads.
7. All threads must contain [WTB], [WTS], [FT], [FS], [WTT] in the title.
8. If there is any violation of the rules please inform a moderator / administrator.
9. Only following items can be traded in TP:
a. Original games (physical media required)
b. Original music and videos (physical media required)
c. Software (physical media required)
d. Original Video Game Console hardware and accessories (Modded hardware not allowed)
e. Computer hardware and accessories
f. XBL and PSN cards and any other digital content provided physical cards are available
g. Trading of gaming merchandise(Like T shirts, keychains, action figures and similar stuff) is allowed.
10. Sale of Promo/Review Copies is not allowed on Trading Post.
11. Strictly no trolling on TP. No posting 'good price', 'amazing thread' etc. DO NOT post unless you want to buy the item in question, Repeat offenders will be suspended for a week and later banned.
12. Do not use shout to sell your wares. Offenders will be warned and repeat offenders will be banned
13.No Differential pricing. A member cannot set two different prices for members. One price for all members

Re 1 Auctions:
1. Members are allowed to initiate auctions in the Trading Post provided bidding starts at Re. 1
2. Minimum bid increment set by seller cannot be more than Rs 50
3. Sellers are not allowed to maintain a reserve price
4. Any disputes arising out of Re. 1 auctions will be settled by IVG Moderators


Vendor Policies:
1. All vendors/dealers/retailers must sell their products through the Vendors Only section only. No other section should be used for promotions/advertising.
2. Vendors who accumulate more than five negative feedbacks from members will not be allowed to operate on IVG
3. Selling pirated/modded content and other illegal items is against the rules
4. All transactions are between the vendor and the member. IVG is not responsible or liable for any issues that arise as a result of these transactions

5. Use IVG to sell your products only. Do not promote any other activities.



Games Section Rules:

Some guidelines to keep the Games sections clean:
1. Only make threads about a particular game in the Games sections. If a developer announces two games, either make two threads (one for each game) or post the news article about the announcement in the News Submission section.
2. Before starting a thread for a game, see if there is already a thread for that game by checking the "Every Game Thread In One" thread. We don't need multiple threads confusing everyone.
3. When you start the thread, the title of the thread should be the name of the game. For Example
If the name of the game is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, don't call the thread "Oblivion for download on XBL", or simply "Oblivion". The title should be the full name of the game; nothing more, nothing less ie: "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
4. When you do start a thread, please PM a Moderator and let him know about it so that he can add it to the games list
5. Kindly add your own screenshots to the screenshot thread. Adding one or two here and there in the game thread is fine but if you wish to add multiple screens, kindly use the screenshots thread.


Note: The above rules may be changed if and when found necessary

Edited by HundredProofSam
Updated rules on avatar/signature content
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I guess they just added the "Modded Consoles not for sale" rule. Thats a new one. I find the Trading post rule of 30 posts kind of weird, cos some members are really active but do not post. I have been visiting this site daily for nearly 2 months but am more of a "listener" :). And anyways if u really want to trade, you can do it through the PM too. But as they say "Your house, Your Rules".

 

But yes, this is probably one of the best moderated forums i have been across !

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lolzz!!why the sudden need for this thread!!

some members force us to do it....u might know one or two of them

 

 

 

peace

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I guess they just added the "Modded Consoles not for sale" rule. Thats a new one. I find the Trading post rule of 30 posts kind of weird, cos some members are really active but do not post. I have been visiting this site daily for nearly 2 months but am more of a "listener" :(. And anyways if u really want to trade, you can do it through the PM too. But as they say "Your house, Your Rules".

 

But yes, this is probably one of the best moderated forums i have been across !

That is majorily to keep vendors away.

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I find the Trading post rule of 30 posts kind of weird, cos some members are really active but do not post. I have been visiting this site daily for nearly 2 months but am more of a "listener" :(. And anyways if u really want to trade, you can do it through the PM too. But as they say "Your house, Your Rules".

 

we didnt always have that rule....but very often new members would put things up for sale and never return, leaving potential buyers in a lurch.....so this way, only members who have been around for a while can put things up for sale....like u said, u can always PM some1 if ur interested in a trade

 

 

 

peace

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^^ makes sense coz the psn games are not exactly meant by sony to let ppl share.

but does that mean ppl from existing teams cant discuss abt their games in the 'spread the love' thread ?

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^^ makes sense coz the psn games are not exactly meant by sony to let ppl share.

but does that mean ppl from existing teams cant discuss abt their games in the 'spread the love' thread ?

Sharing is fine...

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