Rules and Guidelines

Although we aim for a relaxed environment across the board, Virtual Market does have some rules of which we ask you to abide by for yours and others safety and to make sure you get the best possible experience we can provide during your time here.

1 - Forum Rules

1.1 - Rule Breaking & Circumvention

1.1.1 - Do not incite or encourage breaking or circumventing our rules and guidelines.

1.2 - Report Systems

1.2.1 - Do not abuse any of our report systems.

1.2.2 - Do not report a member for a reason of which has already been rejected.

1.3 - Personal Attacks

1.3.1 - Do not attack or spam other peoples profiles or threads, handle it privately.

1.3.2 - Do not leak or provide any private information or confidential details of members on our platforms.

1.4 - Account Creation

1.4.1 - Do not create multiple accounts, alternative accounts will be removed. Business accounts are exempt to this rule, see rule 1.10.1

1.4.2 - If your site access has been restricted (ie. account banned/suspended), you may not create another account.

1.5 - Content Restrictions

1.5.1 - Homophobic and anti-LGBTQ+ content is disallowed.

1.5.2 - Pornographic or sexual content is disallowed.

1.5.3 - Racist or discriminating content is disallowed.

1.5.4 - Click-baiting or shocking content is disallowed.

1.5.5 - Only post in English, if you are a non-English speaker then we advise you to post results from Google Translate and include your original text in a spoiler.

1.5.6 - Products or services that are illegal do not belong on Virtual Market

1.6 - Post Quality

1.6.1 - “GLWS” or alike posts are discouraged and we encourage you to use the ratings in place of this.

1.6.2 - Content spoiling or leaking details about popular and trending movies and tv shows is not allowed without forewarning.

1.6.3 - “Goodbye” or parting from the community posts are disallowed.

1.6.4 - Do not necro-post on inactive threads. Threads are generally considered inactive after 2 - 3 month of inactivity.

1.6.5 - Do not post content that doesn't contribute anything to the thread.

1.6.6 - Keep threads on topic, attempts to derail threads may result in a warning.

1.6.7 - Do not create spam threads / posts.

1.6.8 - Do not intentionally post in the wrong section and when possible report any threads that may be in the wrong section.

1.7 - Content Advertising

1.7.1 - Advertising of competitors to Virtual Market is strictly disallowed, we define competitors as similar trading / marketplace websites or forums to ours.

1.7.2 - Posting of referral links, advertisements or similar schemes is strictly disallowed.

1.7.3 - Inappropriate, excessive or unwanted advertising is unnecessary and discouraged.

1.8 - Contacting Staff

1.8.1 - Do not randomly mention/add staff to conversations or threads to gain their attention.

1.8.2 - Do not request staff to give specific infractions to anyone or yourself, instead use the report or support system.

1.8.3 - Staff generally have the final say, if you do not agree with a decision that a staff member has made then we encourage you to let us know via a support ticket.

1.8.4 - Contact staff through the appropriate on-site systems (reports, support section, private message), if you request support via non-encouraged systems then you may not receive a response.

1.9 - Reputation System

1.9.1 - It is encouraged that you to leave an honest and detailed reputation after completing a deal with a member.

1.9.2 - Inciting, begging, requesting and offering reputation is strictly disallowed.

1.9.3 - Requiring reputation in order to do a deal with a user is not allowed, you may ask but not expect it after a deal has been completed.

1.9.4 - You may only leave positive and negative reputation in exchange for a deal, any other comments should be left as an 'Other' reputation with a 'Neutral' rating.

1.9.5 - Repeated abuse of the reputation system (re-adding, changing, spamming) will lead to your use of it being restricted.

1.9.6 - Moderators may remove your negative/positive reputation if no proof of deal is included - this can be a thread, payment or screenshot.

1.10 - Business Accounts

1.10.1 - You may only create an account for a business or organisation that you own.

1.10.2 - Business accounts should only be used for business-related posts, use your personal account for discussions, opinions, etc.

1.10.3 - Using a business account to abuse the ratings or reputation system is strictly disallowed.

1.11 - Resources

1.11.1 - You are not allowed to sell or distribute anything in which you do not have rights to.

1.11.2 - Resource descriptions are required must match the intended function of the resource.

1.11.3 - Malware, backdoors, malicious scripts, viruses, etc are not allowed to be uploaded to our resources regardless of if it's a false positive or not.

1.11.4 - Resources are not a place to offer standalone services, please keep that to the appropriate sub-forums.

1.11.5 - Do not submit resource updates that do not actually contain any significant changes to the resources with the intention of bumping.

1.12 - Giveaways

1.12.1 - Giveaways must have a specified duration or end date.

1.12.2 - Asking for any kind of favour in exchange for a giveaway is not allowed.

1.12.3 - Do not post giveaways that you are unable to provide the prize for.

1.12.4 - Giveaway winners must be chosen fairly using a generator, see our guide on this.

1.12.5 - A winner must be announced on the thread before marking it as completed.

1.12.6 - Giveaways duration or end date must be reasonable and not exceed 2-4 weeks.

1.13 - Awards

1.13.1 - Asking for an award is strictly prohibited unless you are owed it.

1.14 - Shoutbox

1.14.1 - Spamming or flooding the chat with messages is not allowed.

1.14.2 - Large paragraphs of text should be kept to the forums or took to private conversations.

1.14.3 - Arguments should be kept to the appropriate channels or took to private conversations.

1.14.4 - Respect each other, everybody has different opinions and being able to express them is good.

1.14.5 - Use of external programs or bots is not allowed for any reason.

1.14.6 - Sending links is restricted in Shoutbox to Virtual-Market links, YouTube, image hosts (end in .png, .jpg, .gif).

1.15 - Ratings

1.15.1 - Asking for ratings is strictly disallowed.

1.15.2 - Do not spam the rating feature, this includes giving excessive amounts of ratings to one user.

1.15.3 - Do not post content in which a rating already exists for, for example if you agree with a user then use the rating rather than informing them via a post.

1.16 - Bugs & Exploits

1.16.1 - In the event that you believe you have found a bug or exploit, please report it to us via a support ticket or email, testing bugs and exploits without permission or reasonable forewarning is forbidden.

2 - Discord Rules

2.1 - Rule Breaking & Circumvention

2.1.1 - Do not incite or encourage breaking or circumventing our rules and guidelines.

2.1.2 - Staff decisions are final, if you disagree with a decision that has been made then please submit a support ticket.

2.2 - Behaviour

2.2.1 - Spamming or flooding the chat with messages is not allowed.

2.2.2 - Large paragraphs of text should be kept to the forums or took to private conversations.

2.2.3 - Arguments should be kept to the appropriate channels or took to private conversations.

2.2.4 - Your behaviour must abide by the Discord terms of service.

2.2.5 - Respect each other, everybody has different opinions and being able to express them is good.

2.2.6 - Sending private messages to users without reason or asking prior is not allowed.

2.2.7 - Trolling or being a general nuisance is discouraged.

2.2.8 - Racist, Homophobic, anti-LGBT+ or any other form of discriminating content has no place in our server.

2.2.9 - Pornographic and sexual content should be posted elsewhere, not our server.

2.3 - Advertising

2.3.1 - Advertising links, websites or discord invites without staff permission is not allowed unless in context of the conversation.

2.3.2 - Any form of advertisement to members in our server via private conversation is not allowed.

2.4 - Bots

2.4.1 - Using self / user bots is not allowed.

2.4.2 - Spamming commands of our bots is not allowed.

2.5 - Voice

2.5.1 - Repeatedly joining channels and switching channels will result in your use of the voice chats being limited.

2.5.2 - Playing sound boards and music through your microphone is not allowed if other users do not want it.

2.5.3 - Annoying and high pitched noises are strictly not allowed.

2.5.4 - Voice altering software is not allowed.

2.6 - Support

2.6.1 - Use the on-site support tickets, suggestions, reports and other systems to contact staff.

2.6.2 - Staff may refuse to help you via Discord and instead forward you to the appropriate on-site system.

2.6.3 - Try not to tag or private message staff unless it's absolutely necessary.

2.7 - Bugs & Exploits

2.7.1 - In the event that you believe you have found a bug or exploit, please report it to us via a support ticket or email, testing bugs and exploits without permission or reasonable forewarning is forbidden.



We often update our rules to keep them up to date with our ever-growing community and the constantly changing marketplace, for the sake of transparency we like to inform the community when we update them.

Last updated: 23rd October 2018

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