geekhack Marketplace => Artisan Services => Topic started by: user 18 on Tue, 26 April 2016, 16:06:16

Title: New Artisan/Vendor Guidelines (April 2020)
Post by: user 18 on Tue, 26 April 2016, 16:06:16
A vendor is any entity or representative that is registered as a business in the jurisdiction in which they operate. For those entities or representatives not registered as a business, we additionally define a vendor to be any user who purchases and resells product with the intention of making a profit beyond reasonable compensation for their time, or purchases/produces many distinct products for sale (including mass production).

An artisan is a user who produces only a small range of product types, and plays a direct role in the creation of the products that they sell. If a user meets requirements for both an artisan and a vendor, they will be classified as a vendor.

Artisans and vendors who are given a subforum may have members of their team made moderators in their specific subforum only. 
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Each vendor with a vendor subforum or artisan with an artisan subforum will be required to maintain a link to a feedback thread as a sticky. Vendors without a subforum must maintain a link to a feedback thread in the OP of their thread. Artisans without a subforum may create and link feedback threads if they wish, but are not required to do so. Feedback threads will be located in the Artisan Feedback ( or Vendor Feedback ( subforum; vendors and artisans will not have the ability to edit these threads. Vendors and artisans are encouraged to address this feedback when necessary. If an entity accumulates a significant amount of negative feedback, a review will be launched by the moderation team, which may lead to loss of vendor or artisan status.

If a member or entity that would otherwise be classified as an artisan or vendor is found to be in noncomplience with the VToS (, they may have their privileges removed following a review process. A user who has not been granted artisan/vendor status (either by failure to apply, or through a denied application), or has had such status revoked (such as through a vendor review), will not be able to advertise their products or services on geekhack in any form, either actively (by posting or private messaging) or passively (by signature).

Click here (;sa=send;u=34190) to contact the moderation team account.
Title: Re: New Artisan/Vendor Guidelines (April 2016)
Post by: user 18 on Tue, 26 April 2016, 16:10:24
Feedback & Discussion:

Update May 24, 2016:

Clarified restrictions regarding the Artisan Services general section, and feedback threads for those members. Any member (excepting vendors) may post in Artisan Services; these artisans no longer will be asked to maintain a feedback thread, but may do so if they wish. Formal artisan status is now limited to artisans with a subforum. The process for applying for an artisan subforum has been clarified.
Title: Re: New Artisan/Vendor Guidelines (April 2017)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 22 April 2020, 10:52:39
Update April 22, 2020:

Broke out section regarding creation of Artisan threads, and added note that thread creators are encouraged to report their threads immediately for approval.  We understand that delays in approval can cause creators to miss specific release dates, and this should help avoid that issue.