geekhack Marketplace => Vendor Forums => Topic started by: user 18 on Tue, 26 April 2016, 16:06:36

Title: New Artisan/Vendor Guidelines (April 2017)
Post by: user 18 on Tue, 26 April 2016, 16:06:36
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, 16:10:48
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.