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  1. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 motorradRP

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    hi guys,
    i just tried to register a second account as a vendor. i have a specific set of rapid prototyping focused products but this is quite a small effort and not income generating necessarily. at the same time it seems complicated for me to post under my original ADVrider account.

    is it possible to get approved for an account to post strictly in the vendor account?

    i read the TOS very closely but did not see anything on this. at the same time i do think i've seen vendors with a personal and a professional account.

    THANKS

    jonathan
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  2. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Sorry, one account to a customer.
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  3. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 motorradRP

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    hi retro
    apologies i didn't know this.
    can i please ask you for any advice/experience on this?
    could i change my avatar picture to something less silly. i'd hate to have a silly avatar for this effort.
    can you change or alter your name? like i could do "hotwheels22 (VendorName)" or something?!
    any other options?
    THANK YOU
    jonathan
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  4. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    You can change your picture whenever you want. We didn't give you that avatar. You can change your name when you want. Go find the name change thread in ABBA and make the request.
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  5. hotwheels22

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    thank you Retro. sorry for the bother.

    - jon
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  6. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    No problem, that's what we're here for.
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    At 1:08PM
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  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Have your wife, gf or significant other create an account. They can represent for you. Typical of what you see with the larger companies that have employees on the forum. Good luck with your new venture.
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  9. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Or it will get you banned for shilling. We combine these accounts when we become aware of them.
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  10. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Could you explain please? An example would help me understand, thanks.
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  11. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    You're only allowed to have one account.
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  12. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    To further expand on this, my Dad has an account and shares our wi-fi; his summer home is down the road from us and uses our signal. Like, what happens in that scenario?
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  13. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Nothing. Each of you have your own account.
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  14. hotwheels22

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    hi Retro.
    one more please? i have the vendor rules printed out and have gone over them a number of times but are there other FAQ/Rules that i should read?
    for instance, is attaching a link to the vendor page in a signature accepted? this would be helpful if i post in other forums.
    is it OK to add a link to a web page in a signature? facebook page?
    i understand it is not OK to try to drive traffic to the vendor page by actively posting in other forums and that the items have to be kept in one single thread but i want to make sure i follow any other directives/preferences...
    THANKS
    jon
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  15. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    mmk. Wasn't sure if there was an issue with two accounts using the same service. Not sure if it looks like a "fake" account or not. Was always worried that I'd get banned or something when he logs on. :lol2
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  16. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    If you were selling something in the FM, and comments that bumped the ad came from amn account we knew was a relation of yours, we'd do something.
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  17. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Jon,
    I'll tell you the same thing you've been told in the past. Spend time in the forum. Figure things out by seeing what others are doing, or not doing.

    Don't be spammy.
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  18. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 motorradRP

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    got it.
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  19. aldend123

    aldend123 Long timer

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    I believe links are basically no longer possible in the signature. The ones that are still around are hold-overs from when they were possible.
    If someone asks 'I'm looking for product XYZ' and you happen to have something that does exactly that, it wouldn't seem out of place for you to point them to your product. Just don't stretch that too far to the point that it becomes a spammy sales-pitch. It's probably more clear-cut if you're selling unique products that fill a gap (like bike-specific part), versus selling a jacket and someone asks 'what jacket is best for me' where the answer is more broad.
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