[H]ot Deals RULES

Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by Kyle_Bennett, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    1. No auction links such as eBay or similar are allowed, however eBay Buy-It-Now deals are allowed here. eBay forum is here. Do not post classified ads from places like Craigslist or other forums.

    2. Please post items only relevant to the [H]otDeals forum. NO FSFT threads permitted here. Deals posted in the Free Stuff forum should be completely free (no FAR, CC, and other obligations).

    3. All posts must include the item and price in the title/subject line and a link to the item in the body of the thread.

    4. No dealers, wholesalers, retailers, or group buys unless authorized by HardOCP.

    5. NO FLAMING! If you do, you will be banned.

    6. ABSOLUTELY NO: controlled substances, pornographic material, gambling, illegal copies of software, and stolen goods of any kind.

    7. Please, NO PRICE CHECKS.

    8. NO SITE-HOSTING DEALS, period.

    9. NO CLICK-THROUGH REFERRAL SITES Your nick-name and IP will be banned immediately.

    10. If you disagree with a "[H]otDeal" please articulate your reasons in the thread itself.

    11. If you see a dead Hot Deal, please report the OP so we can move that thread to Hot Deals Discussions.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
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  2. BigJayDogg3

    BigJayDogg3 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just for clarification's sake,

    Does this apply to Ebay's "Buy It Now" stuff? If I remember correctly, in the old rules, BIN was a written exception. Just want to make sure the rules haven't changed or I'm not remembering correctly.
     
  3. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    Updated. Yes, BIN is allowed in Hot Deals.
     
  4. Elmy

    Elmy Gawd

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    If you are a twitch streamer and you have giveaways on your stream are you allowed to post that info here in the Freebie section?
     
  5. /dev/null

    /dev/null [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Is it against the rules to mention there is a referral bonus & to PM for referral link? Is it safe to assume that's ok since it's not "click through"?
     
  6. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    No referral links.