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Post by UkeSora » February 26th, 2010, 6:34 pm

[center]GTS Guide[/center]

The main language is English here!
Tips for Posting a New Trade
- Please don't post a new thread for every single Pokemon you are offering or looking for.
Try adding them to your current offers or already existing threads instead.

- When a trade is successful, make sure to edit your thread or ask to close it here by a mod to avoid further offers.

- Try to avoid pushing. When your thread hits the second page, it's not necessary to push it back or make a new one. Many users are reading the second page and the following page, too, when your offer sounds interesting enough, they'll eventually trade with you.
Pushing and bumping threads and trades may lead to a warning.
- When posting a new trade, you should clearly state what you're looking for and what you're offering.

- Avoid Off-site Trades. They're not forbidden, but keep in mind that every user has a chance to trade with you. Be fair and act this way.

- Pokemon have different values. If you offer low valued Pokemon on trades with high valued Pokemon it's very unlikely that the other user will accept your offer. Try to find trades with equal value.

- The value of a Pokemon mainly depends on the following standards:

+ Number in existence
+ Retired/ Promo/ Legendary Pokemon
+ Shiny or Non-Shiny

These are only a few suggestions. Value may depend on many different standards. So different Pokemon can have different values, although the amount may be the same.

Tips for Offering on a Trade
- Please read the description carefully. If you have nothing to trade, nothing the user is looking for or nothing that may be of an equal value, you should avoid offering or asking the user whether they would trade something else.

- Clearly state what you're offering. It's annoying to get offers like I want your X, I'll trade everything from my Box , when that Box doesn't even contain the Pokemon wanted.

- In most cases the user doesn't need any other Pokemon but the ones they're looking for, so try not to offer your whole trade box without even looking at his description. Posts like that will be ignored in most cases.

- Try to be fair. Only offer Pokemon you'd trade and accept, if you were the other user.

Some Things in General:
Try not to spam. Intense Spamming may lead to a warning.

Use the English language and use only Pokemon for trade purposes.

Do not always turn down all offers.

Do not offer the same Pokemon or Trade Box over and over again. This is mostly seen with the note above.

You'll quickly lose your reputation and seriousness, so users may will avoid you and your trades in the future.