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FreakyLocz14
April 16th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Maybe we could have a sub-forum for buying, selling, and trading goods? For example, if someone was looking for a good deal on a used copy of Pokemon Yellow, a PC member could sell it to them.

Forever
April 16th, 2011, 08:14 PM
PC would be held legally responsible if people get ripped off, or if anything illegal does get sold / traded, so I don't see it working. :(

Team Fail
April 16th, 2011, 08:17 PM
PC would be held legally responsible if people get ripped off, or if anything illegal does get sold / traded, so I don't see it working. :(

I wouldn't think so. PC could post a disclaimer saying "PokeCommunity is not responsible for any transactions held here, as transactions are done between members." Therefore, if a member says that they were ripped off, whoever took after it could post to that line and say "It's your fault. You can deal with it." Plus, there is PayPal buyer protection.

Jak
April 16th, 2011, 08:23 PM
I don't see this working at all. Agreeing with Nica and Derk here, but also because then this place would get covered in people trying to sell crap, and that's not what we want here.

Hiidoran
April 16th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Things like this are just REALLY messy, even if we post a disclaimer.

It's just easier to forbid buying/selling altogether on the community, than to deal with the possible headaches that could occur from allowing it. Always has been. Besides, it's not hard to get on Craigslist or eBay.

Hiroshi Sotomura
April 16th, 2011, 08:31 PM
If we're to have some sort of endorsed trading, we'd need a lawyer.

We need to pay for our server more than we need to pay for a lawyer.

Mr. Downstairs
April 16th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Awww. I read the title and assumed this would be kind of like LJ. You know, where you can buy specific things for your accounts? Extra PM space, a larger avatar, even a username change, maybe? Could help with server costs and whatnot... I know a lot of people would be willing to buy a username change! Even though I'm pretty sure the the admins already discussed this possibility and decided against it, but still! n___n

But yeah, I'm inclined to agree with the people who feel negatively about this suggestion. :(

Route 18
April 16th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Awww. I read the title and assumed this would be kind of like LJ. You know, where you can buy specific things for your accounts? Extra PM space, a larger avatar, even a username change, maybe? Could help with server costs and whatnot... I know a lot of people would be willing to buy a username change! Even though I'm pretty sure the the admins already discussed this possibility and decided against it, but still! n___n
That's actually a pretty good idea. :O But I think that's the point of the supporters' perks. It's pretty much the same thing. If someone wants extra features, they should just donate. :3

I also agree with what everyone is saying about the market place thing. If people want to sell or buy things through the forum, they can do it over PM and make the final exchange somewhere else. It's already annoying when people are haggling for trades on the javachat, and it's not really desirable to have something else to haggle over. :[ I like the idea of paying for extra features, though. :O

Team Fail
April 16th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Awww. I read the title and assumed this would be kind of like LJ. You know, where you can buy specific things for your accounts? Extra PM space, a larger avatar, even a username change, maybe? Could help with server costs and whatnot... I know a lot of people would be willing to buy a username change! Even though I'm pretty sure the the admins already discussed this possibility and decided against it, but still! n___n

But yeah, I'm inclined to agree with the people who feel negatively about this suggestion. :(

If it was this, I'd be all in.

Lily
April 16th, 2011, 09:33 PM
For forum features, I'd be okay with it. Actual goods, including Pokemon games, definitely not.

Jude Mathis
April 16th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Awww. I read the title and assumed this would be kind of like LJ. You know, where you can buy specific things for your accounts? Extra PM space, a larger avatar, even a username change, maybe? Could help with server costs and whatnot... I know a lot of people would be willing to buy a username change! Even though I'm pretty sure the the admins already discussed this possibility and decided against it, but still! n___n

But yeah, I'm inclined to agree with the people who feel negatively about this suggestion. :(

I thought the same thing.. Like how some forums let you pay for points, and then with those you buy certain little forum thingies, like usertitle colors, profile shizz, and what not. I was disappoint when I found out other wise. xD; Though, paid for username changes would still be username changes, and those will always hurt the server. x.x Maybe plugins could work, but idk.

★Symbiosis★
April 16th, 2011, 11:03 PM
I thought the same thing.. Like how some forums let you pay for points, and then with those you buy certain little forum thingies, like usertitle colors, profile shizz, and what not. I was disappoint when I found out other wise. xD; Though, paid for username changes would still be username changes, and those will always hurt the server. x.x Maybe plugins could work, but idk.

That sounds nice and I bet that would help make people want to donate more so that we could get that new server xD

FreakyLocz14
April 16th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Buying username changes? That sounds like a money maker given the amount of newbies asking for this service.

★Symbiosis★
April 16th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Plus username color changes or title color changes as long as they didn't conflict with staff colors.

fenyx4
April 17th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Buying username changes? That sounds like a money maker given the amount of newbies asking for this service.

I would agree with this, though I don't know if New Users/Fresh Meat would be willing to donate to PokeCommunity so quickly when they are just becoming accustomed to it. :\ And then there's the potential problematic server errors that could arise...

Plus username color changes or title color changes as long as they didn't conflict with staff colors.

This, too, but it's like a lot of the common "favorite" ones have been taken. There's pink, brown, black, and white left, pretty much, IIRC. XD Though this could be rectified if distinguishable tints and shades of the common colors were used...

★Symbiosis★
April 17th, 2011, 12:14 AM
I would agree with this, though I don't know if New Users/Fresh Meat would be willing to donate to PokeCommunity so quickly when they are just becoming accustomed to it. :\ And then there's the potential problematic server errors that could arise...



This, too, but it's like a lot of the common "favorite" ones have been taken. There's pink, brown, black, and white left, pretty much, IIRC. XD Though this could be rectified if distinguishable tints and shades of the common colors were used...

Yes but there are so many colors you could pick. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors

Its a never ending TROLOLO rainbow xD

Melody
April 17th, 2011, 12:38 AM
I like the idea that we could sell name changes for $x a pop and do them during PCs offpeak times. It might make us enough money to update the server and then charge more/ less for these perks dependent on if we need a server upgrade. :p

★Symbiosis★
April 17th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Now, That we have introduced these idea's we must wait to see what the staff thinks xD

Hiroshi Sotomura
April 17th, 2011, 12:47 AM
The topic's drifted from its original intent, and the answer to the original topic is the only answer I'll give you: the "PC Marketplace" can't happen because we're not going to hire a legal team. We wouldn't even be able to pay off the legal ramifications of such a thing.

Fin.