Community Guidelines Updated

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Community Guidelines Updated

Postby trilobyte » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:12 pm

We've made a change to the ePlaya Community Guidelines, and I wanted to go over that here. In the 'Expected Behavior' section, this bullet:
  • The ePlaya is a no-commerce zone. Advertising items or services for sale or trade will not be tolerated. Trades, barters, and classified listings are not allowed. Gifting and sharing of resources are encouraged - you are welcome to use the Shared Resources section of the board to plan rides to/from the event or share resources (generators, showers, etc). Please keep the financial details restricted to private messages between interested parties. Fundraising for on-playa art, mutant vehicles, and theme camps is allowed (please see this post for more info).

…has been changed and expanded to this:

  • The ePlaya is a no-commerce zone. Advertising items or services for sale or trade will not be tolerated. Trades, barters, and classified listings are not allowed. Please keep the financial details (for things like camp dues, rideshares, etc) restricted to private messages between interested parties. Fundraising for on-playa art, mutant vehicles, and theme camps is allowed (please see this post for more info).
  • Gifting and sharing of resources are encouraged - you are welcome to use the Share Resources section of the board to plan rides to/from the event or share resources (generators, showers, etc) or offer gifts to the community. Ticket gifting should be posted on the Tickets Offered message board. While there are merits to conditional gifting (asking recipients to write essays or prove their worth) as a way to ensure that the person you're gifting to is going to contribute to the community, it can also come off as making people jump through hoops or entering a contest, and that can ruffle feathers.
  • We do not allow 'free to the right boy/girl' offers, period.


The purpose of the change is to address conditional gifting. We understand and appreciate the desire to make sure that the ticket (or anything else) you're gifting goes to someone worthy who would use it to make a positive contribution to the community, and want to encourage responsible behavior. We're also closing the doors on 'free to the right girl/guy' offers. If that's how you choose to gift something that's up to you, but you may not use ePlaya to troll for potential candidates.

The Community Guidelines can be found in the Overview Of The ePlaya, and is also linked at the bottom of every page on the site.
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