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 New GbL Marketplace Guidelines 
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Post New GbL Marketplace Guidelines
We hope that the site will be the first place anyone who is interested in buying, selling,
or trading a G&L instrument, will turn to. As such, we've set up a totally free Marketplace forum. is completely "out of the loop" as far as transactions that occur due to any
Marketplace ads. While we encourage you to buy, sell, and trade here, we emphasize that you are
doing so at your own risk!

Beginning Feb. 1, 2016, the Marketplace forum will be moderated, which means a Moderator
will review and approve/not approve all Ad and PSA posts before they are posted.

The following requirements must be met to have your Ad approved and posted:
- Member must have been a registered member for at least 30 days before being able to submit Ads.
We will waive this requirement for posting Want Ads.
- Member must have posted their introduction in the Introductions sub-forum.
- Member must have updated their User Control Panel and added their location.
- Member must add their G&L Instruments to the G&L Registry before submitting Ad.
- Ads must be standalone ads. It must include specific details and photos of the instrument(s) you are selling.
- Do not include any links to eBay ads, CL ads, Reverb ads, or other external ad postings of your instrument.
It is okay to mention that you have concurrent ads posted elsewhere, but do not include links to them.
- Members may post a maximum of five concurrent Ads.
- PSA posts are required to have a link to the external posting. The Moderator will check all links to insure
that they are valid and safe. will be used to check links.
NOTE: all links are now failing the SCUMWARE section of the URLVoid check,
so ALL ebay links will be converted to text only non-clickable links by the Moderator until further notice.

- Members can post PSA posts about their external Ads, but do not post one for any GbL Marketplace Ads,
since all members and guests will see your GbL Marketplace Ads when viewing active topics. Moderator will
check to make sure you have registered any of the G&L instruments for those PSA posts for your external Ads.
If the serial number is not listed, Moderator will request them from the member, so that it can be verified
as being in the G&L Registry.

Moderator will contact a member regarding an unapproved Ad. Contact will be done via an EM or a PM.
All approved posts will be locked. Interested members must contact the seller via a PM or an EM.
If seller needs to edit an Ad, the seller must contact the Moderator via a PM or an EM. All Ads will remain listed until
the posting member requests that it be removed.

Members will use their G&LDP/G&L Knowledgebase forums login for placing Ads in the Marketplace.
If you are already logged in to either of those forums, you won't be asked to log into the Marketplace.
You just choose the appropriate sub-forum of the Marketplace forum and add a new topic for your Ad,
create the post in the post editor. Note, if you use Font colors, make sure you choose colors which will
be visible on both Black background Styles and White background Styles. Otherwise, some readers
will not be able to read your Ad! Now, preview your post, review and edit, and then submit the post for
review/posting by the Moderator.

There are tutorials on posting photos, videos, and audio files:
Tutorial: Posting photos
Tutorial: Posting YouTube videos
Tutorial: Posting audio files

Dealer Ads: Dealer members will only be allowed to post Ads for used instruments, amps, pedals, and accessories.

Public Service Announcements: If you want to post a Public Service Announcement (PSA) regarding sightings
of G&L instruments and other musical products and accessories for sale or trade seen on one of the many
auction and selling sites, add the PSA post (with a link to the external Ad) in the Marketplace's
Public Service Announcements sub-forum.
NOTE: all links are now failing the SCUMWARE section of the URLVoid check,
so ALL ebay links will be converted to text only non-clickable links by the Moderator until further notice.

Do not add a PSA post for any Ads posted on the Marketplace, as those Ads will already be seen by members and guests
when viewing the active topics. All PSA posts will automatically be removed after 30 days.
Note: I do remove Muscian's Friend SDOTD posts once they end.

The Marketplace forum is made up of these sub-forums: Private Party Ads, Dealer Ads and Public Service
. Choose the most appropriate sub-forum for your post.

Note: Please limit yourselves to only five concurrent ads at any given time. Any additional ads will not
be approved by the Moderator.

Please contact the Moderator if you have any questions / problems / comments regarding this area of the site.

--Craig [co-webmaster,]
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Last edited by Craig on Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:59 pm, edited 5 times in total.

Added waiving the 30 day membership requirement for Want Ads.

Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:11 pm
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