View Full Version : Information about swapping, selling and advertising on TLHC

March 24th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Please remember that The Long Hair Community is a strictly non-commercial site. That means you may not use any part of the forums, including the private messaging system, for conducting business, except as outlined below.

You may use the swap board to sell or swap hair-related items:
that you've outgrown
that didn't work for you
that you don't need anymoreYou may not:
sell or swap items outside the swap board
sell or swap items not related to hair
purchase "extras" to sell them on the swap board
organize group orders
sell items you made using someone else's copyrighted pattern/design on TLHC - that's illegal and we won't allow it
post pictures of your wares outside the swap board - this includes the TLHC album section
post links to items using personal referral codes that give you bonuses or discounts on a website when other people use the codeSwappers who change their mind about swapping their item(s) or otherwise need to edit their sales posts may do so at will. These posts are exempt from the editing rule.
Please remember that selling and swapping are at your own risk. If a swap/sale does not turn out as expected, please contact your swap-partner via PM or email and try to solve the problem directly. The swap board is not the place to auction your items.

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Additional information applying to vendors
Vendors may:
add a link of your shop to our list of hair-toy links (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=307403#post307403)
include one link to your store or auctions in your profile
answer direct questions from other members about your products. Answer the question, but donīt use it as an opportunity to enable.
mention your shop in a blog-post once, after that all advertising must be limited to the links in the vendor list and your profile.
place an ad on LHC via Google Ads if you want more advertising. To do this, click the link at the top of each page that says "Advertise on this site" and apply directly to Google.Vendors may not:
advertise for your shop in your signature - this means no links, logos, items etc. serving advertising purposes
sell items you made for sale - no shop leftovers, discounted B-quality or trial versions
post pictures of your wares - this includes the TLHC album section
offer to make items on a custom basis - no hints at it either
contact users via the forum to talk about your products
continually mention your own products or business/website
start threads that serve as nothing but advertising for yourself - including threads in the guise of soliciting feedback on your designs
ask, suggest or otherwise cajole your customers, friends or relatives to start advertising for you
send LHC members free or discounted items to make them praise your products on the boards
"buy back" products you made from the swap boardKeep in mind the spirit of the rules when deciding whether to sell/swap/post. The moderation team reserves the right to delete anything we think has a commercial agenda. Rather than argue publicly over a deletion, please PM a mod for clarification. We are happy to explain our stance. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to contact the Mod Team (tlhcstaff@googlemail.com) before posting something.

March 28th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Bumping for the home page.