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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Dec 13, 2019 14:38
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We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Dec 13, 2019 14:40
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  In NEWS, Admin writes:
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team

I just had to accept these in order to get access to the site.
 
Part No: 98138pb101  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Chinese Almond Cookie Pattern
* 
98138pb101 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Chinese Almond Cookie Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {Medium Dark Flesh}
 
Part No: 98138pb037  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Magenta Center Pattern
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98138pb037 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Magenta Center Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {Tan}
 
Part No: 98138pb051  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
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98138pb051 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {White}
 
Part No: 98138pb014  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Tan Frosting and Chocolate Sprinkles Pattern
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98138pb014 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Tan Frosting and Chocolate Sprinkles Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {Medium Dark Flesh}
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Dec 13, 2019 16:39
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  I just had to accept these in order to get access to the site.
 
Part No: 98138pb051  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
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98138pb051 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {White}



:adds to wanted list:
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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In General, Adjour writes:
  
  I just had to accept these in order to get access to the site.
 
Part No: 98138pb051  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
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98138pb051 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {White}



:adds to wanted list:

À quelque chose, malheur est bon.
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
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In General, SylvainLS writes:
  In General, Adjour writes:
  
  I just had to accept these in order to get access to the site.
 
Part No: 98138pb051  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
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98138pb051 Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Cookie Light Aqua Frosting Pattern
Parts: Tile, Round, Decorated {White}



:adds to wanted list:

À quelque chose, malheur est bon.

Indeed.
 Author: rikitikitaviguy View Messages Posted By rikitikitaviguy
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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  I actually read the entire TOS and privacy policy word-for-word...I need a beer...

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Me as well! Man...

-Tracy
  

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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Only one??????
I read it and now i am an alcoholic.
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  Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.


So presumably Bricklink and LEGO are two separate entities here and data will
not be shared?
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  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

My reading is that items such as custom capes, chromed parts etc are not allowed
any longer. Also, I have concerns with the issue of items not officially released
yet. So PaB store models and BaM items appears to be an issue, as will the Forma
sets, which I don't think is an offical release. Some clarity would be helpful.
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  So PaB store models and BaM items appears to be an issue, as will the Forma
sets, which I don't think is an offical release. Some clarity would be helpful.

FORMA is a genuine, official product. They are selling it through S@H, at least
for the UK. A lot cheaper than on here too!
 
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?

Wow, I certainly hope so for some sellers. I've seen stores specialise in
modified/custom parts, this must hit them pretty hard.
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  Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?

Wow, I certainly hope so for some sellers. I've seen stores specialise in
modified/custom parts, this must hit them pretty hard.

Well, they just have had a couple of weeks

More seriously: “Ouch!”
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  Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?

I checked the first custom part vendor I could think of (not naming names, don't
want to put a target on them) and they're still up. But they might not have
signed in yet.

Since you have to accept the new terms to find out what they are, you may want
to consult with professional legal council if you think your business model is
impacted. You already said Yes to something without knowing what the details
were- that may or may not be completely OK where you are, and since we're
talking an international web site only a fool would trust their "gut instinct".

Not liking this at all.
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?

We are not going to approach this situation without direct communication with
each store involved and give them a chance to download items from their inventory.
As to when that process starts, that has not yet been determined. Of course,
sellers are free to remove their listings immediately if they wish.
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Thanks Russell. Is there a grace period for removing third-party custom parts?

We are not going to approach this situation without direct communication with
each store involved and give them a chance to download items from their inventory.
As to when that process starts, that has not yet been determined. Of course,
sellers are free to remove their listings immediately if they wish.

I feel these new seller terms are a bit too narrow on the custom parts. Weather
this is due to guidelines set by the Lego Group, just BL, or both I do not know.
But in any case I wish to voice opening up the custom parts restrictions a bit.

I wouldn't mind if custom parts had to have a disclaimer in their descriptions
and/or a fully separate "Custom Category" to fully distinguish them from Original
Lego parts (I believe most do have a custom entry for their custom parts). There
are many custom parts that fill gaps many other AFOLs may see in the current
Lego Parts for certain applications. (Ex: train related stuff)

If this cannot be done and all custom parts must be banished from BL, then it
will be a sad day for many. We will have to accept the changes regardless.
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Is there a change log of the terms? Would be helpfull to spot the differences
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Location:  USA, Vermont
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In General, StarBrick writes:
  Is there a change log of the terms? Would be helpfull to spot the differences


Won't happen, no corporation is stupid enough to have something like that
available to customers.

We've always been at war with Eastasia, comrade.
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In General, StarBrick writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.



Is this concerning MOCs, or custom items (such as brickarms, brickwarriors, brickforge,
etc).

I didn't notice anything about custom items in the new terms, and searching
for "custom" does not bring up anything about custom items either. What are the
items that can (and hence those that cannot) be sold here?

Check out the specific seller terms:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

Is there a change log of the terms? Would be helpfull to spot the differences


The terms are a merger between the old general site terms and the old MOC shop
terms. They were then grouped into base terms, seller terms, and designer terms.
In addition, other material was brought in from different sources or created
just for BrickLink. This mostly has to do with special jurisdictions and other
legal particularities.

In terms of overall meaning, though, not much has really changed. The custom
items section was completely rewritten and the billing terms were adjusted to
help people understand them better. If anything, these terms are more consistent
throughout and better suited to the site's needs in 2019.

I don't think the average user is going to run across a shocking revelation
about the direction of the site just by reading these new terms. But I could
be wrong! Please leave your comments in this thread and we will read them
and get a few more FAQs posted for you in the coming days.
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay,

Oh really?
 
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In General, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay,

Oh really?

And now it starts.

John P
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay

Well, that's a relief . . . I guess? I didn't know there was a possibility
of it going away. My question is if it will be understood and valued by TLG
as the unparalleled historical resource it has evolved into and not solely as
a tool to facilitate buying and selling.

  If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Or, to save time and reduce redundancy, perhaps the site could tackle the 1,500+
suggestions members have already made, dating back to 2010, that are fossilized
in the Site Suggestions topic.

On an unrelated note, many of us have been asking for changes for a long time.
Good to see changes finally happening - hoping the majority of them will make
things better.
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Is BrickLink a subsidiary of the LEGO Group, or actually folded into it?

If MOC designs are unable to infringe upon third parties, is the LEGO Group considered
to be a third party in this instance?

Thank you for your time.
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Hello,

I also read the terms.
Is this a typo???

-----------------------------------------------------------
If you have selected that your store be a VAT enabled store, then your Fee will
be based on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order which
net prices exclude VAT (i.e., we do not change Fees on VAT amounts).

6.3.9. Non-Payment of Fees: Sellers who do not pay the fees
------------------------------------------------------------
Is here meant charge in stat of change?
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In Terms and Policies, donja_nl writes:
  Hello,

I also read the terms.
Is this a typo???

-----------------------------------------------------------
If you have selected that your store be a VAT enabled store, then your Fee will
be based on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order which
net prices exclude VAT (i.e., we do not change Fees on VAT amounts).

6.3.9. Non-Payment of Fees: Sellers who do not pay the fees
------------------------------------------------------------
Is here meant charge in stat of change?

Oh no! What have you done?!
They’ll have to change it and we’ll have to accept it all again!!!!



Good catch.
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In Terms and Policies, donja_nl writes:
  Hello,

I also read the terms.
Is this a typo???

-----------------------------------------------------------
If you have selected that your store be a VAT enabled store, then your Fee will
be based on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order which
net prices exclude VAT (i.e., we do not change Fees on VAT amounts).

6.3.9. Non-Payment of Fees: Sellers who do not pay the fees
------------------------------------------------------------
Is here meant charge in stat of change?

It's a typo. It should say "charge". We'll fix this shortly.
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In Terms and Policies, donja_nl writes:
  Hello,

I also read the terms.
Is this a typo???

-----------------------------------------------------------
If you have selected that your store be a VAT enabled store, then your Fee will
be based on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order which
net prices exclude VAT (i.e., we do not change Fees on VAT amounts).

6.3.9. Non-Payment of Fees: Sellers who do not pay the fees
------------------------------------------------------------
Is here meant charge in stat of change?

What is "In stat"?
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In Terms and Policies, Andrsv writes:
  In Terms and Policies, donja_nl writes:
  Hello,

I also read the terms.
Is this a typo???

-----------------------------------------------------------
If you have selected that your store be a VAT enabled store, then your Fee will
be based on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order which
net prices exclude VAT (i.e., we do not change Fees on VAT amounts).

6.3.9. Non-Payment of Fees: Sellers who do not pay the fees
------------------------------------------------------------
Is here meant charge in stat of change?

What is "In stat"?


Its American for "we used spell check but also predictive text"
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In Terms and Policies, Adjour writes:
  […]
  What is "In stat"?

“Instead” written by a person more used to a Germanic languague.


  Its American for "we used spell check but also predictive text"

What’s the phrase? “American English is not a language, it’s an excuse to make
spelling errors” or something like that
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In Terms and Policies, SylvainLS writes:
  In Terms and Policies, Adjour writes:
  […]
  What is "In stat"?

“Instead” written by a person more used to a Germanic languague.


  Its American for "we used spell check but also predictive text"

What’s the phrase? “American English is not a language, it’s an excuse to make
spelling errors” or something like that

LOL
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BrickAThon (30248)

Location:  USA, Oregon
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Question:

We can no longer click into Buyer names, is this permanent, due to privacy issues?
This was incredibly useful in the past for us (and many others, I'm sure)
when we would have a newish buyer who wouldn't respond to e-mails and such,
to see if they actually logged into the system. If they were logging in, we might
send a message through the system AND a secondary e-mail, to make sure they're
getting messages...if they hadn't paid, etc. It also showed address changes
(which were useful, at times - though now it seems we don't have to worry
about that).

In short, if we can tell a buyer placed an order and never logged in again, we
might file an NPB right at 7 days - if they're logging in but not paying,
we might deal with them a bit differently and try to contact them instead of
just filing an NPB right away.

Thoughts on this?

Tracy
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In Terms and Policies, BrickAThon writes:
  Question:

We can no longer click into Buyer names, is this permanent, due to privacy issues?
This was incredibly useful in the past for us (and many others, I'm sure)
when we would have a newish buyer who wouldn't respond to e-mails and such,
to see if they actually logged into the system. If they were logging in, we might
send a message through the system AND a secondary e-mail, to make sure they're
getting messages...if they hadn't paid, etc. It also showed address changes
(which were useful, at times - though now it seems we don't have to worry
about that).

In short, if we can tell a buyer placed an order and never logged in again, we
might file an NPB right at 7 days - if they're logging in but not paying,
we might deal with them a bit differently and try to contact them instead of
just filing an NPB right away.

Thoughts on this?

Tracy
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BrickLink Team

Good and valid question.
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Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.
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In Terms and Policies, capjls writes:
  Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.

I believe this was an unintentional consequence of blocking a buyer's address
change log. We're looking into restoring this functionality.
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In Terms and Policies, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Terms and Policies, capjls writes:
  Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.

I believe this was an unintentional consequence of blocking a buyer's address
change log. We're looking into restoring this functionality.

Admin Russell, I have a feeling you are now starting to go through hell and it
will last for quite awhile. My condolences.

John P
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In Terms and Policies, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Terms and Policies, capjls writes:
  Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.

I believe this was an unintentional consequence of blocking a buyer's address
change log. We're looking into restoring this functionality.

Why is the address change log being blocked? That is useful information to see
for potentially dodgy buyers. Please don't tell us this is part of the new
privacy policy. Heck, I don't even really care about specific addresses,
I'd just like to see the number of times the address has changed and how
frequently it has changed. Certainly that would not violate anyone's sacred
privacy.
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In Terms and Policies, chetzler writes:
  In Terms and Policies, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Terms and Policies, capjls writes:
  Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.

I believe this was an unintentional consequence of blocking a buyer's address
change log. We're looking into restoring this functionality.

Why is the address change log being blocked? That is useful information to see
for potentially dodgy buyers. Please don't tell us this is part of the new
privacy policy. Heck, I don't even really care about specific addresses,
I'd just like to see the number of times the address has changed and how
frequently it has changed. Certainly that would not violate anyone's sacred
privacy.

from Russell in previous post:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1169806
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In Terms and Policies, chetzler writes:

  Why is the address change log being blocked? That is useful information to see
for potentially dodgy buyers. Please don't tell us this is part of the new
privacy policy. Heck, I don't even really care about specific addresses,
I'd just like to see the number of times the address has changed and how
frequently it has changed. Certainly that would not violate anyone's sacred
privacy.

I second this. My TOS forbids third-party buyers, where a BrickLink user buys
from me, changes "their" address to that of their own customer to whom they sold
the item on another site, and I am expected to ship directly to their customer.
That is unacceptably risky to me. Please restore enough address change information,
e.g., a log of zip codes + date changed, to be able to detect this.

Steve
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In Terms and Policies, demlow writes:

  I second this. My TOS forbids third-party buyers, where a BrickLink user buys
from me, changes "their" address to that of their own customer to whom they sold
the item on another site, and I am expected to ship directly to their customer.
That is unacceptably risky to me. Please restore enough address change information,
e.g., a log of zip codes + date changed, to be able to detect this.

Going a little deeper, the updated privacy policy states: "Sellers you transact
with may use your information to contact you for marketing purposes and to ensure
you are not circumventing any seller-specific terms or requirements."

I as a seller need address change info to be able to detect such circumvention.

Regarding the earlier suggestion to just show the date(s) of changes of address,
the previously enabled feature frequently showed a "recent address change" that
was either identical or trivially different than the current address. A date-only
feature would need to accurately detect only meaningful changes, such as based
on zip code, and even that isn't foolproof (I don't care if someone moves
across town, I care if they are trying to ship to someone with another name in
another state).
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In Terms and Policies, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Terms and Policies, capjls writes:
  Great question. I just used this less than an hour before the TOS were changed.
I have a NPB, and I wanted to know if he had been logging in (which he has,
but still won't pay). This is a very useful tool for sellers.

I believe this was an unintentional consequence of blocking a buyer's address
change log. We're looking into restoring this functionality.

I can see both sides of this issue, on the one hand it was exposing address change
logs which showed me addresses having nothing to do with the current order. OTOH,
it helping to identify those buyers who owere trying to use BL for drop shipping.
Please bring it back.

Nita Rae
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Suggestions for Stud.io:

Please have an option for all of the tool bars to be undocked, so that they can
be viewed on a separate monitor, leaving the build area as large as possible.

Also allow for multiple instances of Stud.io to be loaded for times when you
want to view a file from multiple angles at the same time.

Thank you for your time.
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Thank you for the update!

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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longwallmining (701)

Location:  Australia, New South Wales
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Brick Layer
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team




Watch your P's and Q's Mum's and Dad's, The kids are on to us....
 
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Andrsv (307)

Location:  Norway, Rogaland
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team

Thanks for keeping us updated, it's valuable
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GermanParts (2882)

Location:  Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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In Announce, Andrsv writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team

Thanks for keeping us updated, it's valuable



Am I the only one who thinks that for a small change in the terms done by the
lego group there are quite too many typos, database errors and failures in functionality?
this does not make me very confident in "everythink is going to be better now
just due to the raw planing and implementing muscle ofs the new owner....
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Drudatz (33)

Location:  Germany, Berlin
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks.....

Please just dont let the LEGO "IT TEAM" near Bricklink!
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madmax (105)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Store: Maximum Bricks
In NEWS, Admin writes:

  Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.


Just an FYI - the terms of service that occur in the popup are different than
the terms of service page that you can print out: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service.page

The terms of service popup included details about selling genuine Lego parts
and no custom items. The TOS page (https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service.page)
doesn't have those deatils.

Why the difference?

-mark
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madmax (105)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Store: Maximum Bricks
In Terms and Policies, madmax writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:

  Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.


Just an FYI - the terms of service that occur in the popup are different than
the terms of service page that you can print out: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service.page

The terms of service popup included details about selling genuine Lego parts
and no custom items. The TOS page (https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service.page)
doesn't have those deatils.

Why the difference?

-mark

Looks like the difference is that the Popup was for seller TOS but when I clicked
the "Print out these TOS" it did not open the seller TOS, just the general one.
For the record, the seller TOS is https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page.
This is the page that should appear when I click the "print out these updated
TOS".

-mark
 Author: watch505 View Messages Posted By watch505
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watch505 (1887)

Location:  USA, Georgia
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I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?
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crazylegoman (944)

Location:  USA, Indiana
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In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?

I checked the chromebricks store, and it says "Store Closed on Apr 07, 2019."
They've been closed for months before any announcement of LEGO buying Bricklink.

David
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 Posted: Dec 13, 2019 23:39
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Location:  USA, California
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In General, crazylegoman writes:
  In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?

I checked the chromebricks store, and it says "Store Closed on Apr 07, 2019."
They've been closed for months before any announcement of LEGO buying Bricklink.

David

No, this is the real ChromeBricks:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=ChromeBricks

They are still open and are still selling chromed parts:

https://store.bricklink.com/ChromeBricks?p=ChromeBricks#/shop?o={%22itemStatus%22:%22U%22,%22showHomeItems%22:0}
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crazylegoman (944)

Location:  USA, Indiana
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, crazylegoman writes:
  In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?

I checked the chromebricks store, and it says "Store Closed on Apr 07, 2019."
They've been closed for months before any announcement of LEGO buying Bricklink.

David

No, this is the real ChromeBricks:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=ChromeBricks

They are still open and are still selling chromed parts:

https://store.bricklink.com/ChromeBricks?p=ChromeBricks#/shop?o={%22itemStatus%22:%22U%22,%22showHomeItems%22:0}

I looked up "chromebricks" as a store name and got this one result (for obvious
reasons):
https://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=AABricks

Hmmm... I think I need to suggest a rule where a shop's name cannot be identical
to a user's name if the user is not the owner of said shop.

David
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Bendix (1427)

Location:  Germany, Schleswig-Holstein
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, crazylegoman writes:
  In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?

I checked the chromebricks store, and it says "Store Closed on Apr 07, 2019."
They've been closed for months before any announcement of LEGO buying Bricklink.

David

No, this is the real ChromeBricks:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=ChromeBricks

They are still open and are still selling chromed parts:

https://store.bricklink.com/ChromeBricks?p=ChromeBricks#/shop?o={%22itemStatus%22:%22U%22,%22showHomeItems%22:0}

Wow! Well that was a kick in the guts! Bl to be brought out by LEGO, hopefully
unique parts like prototypes, error parts, misprinted parts and test bricks (the
whole category of 2x4 brick special) will not be killed off as they are not in
there interest of getting out of manufacturing plants.
As a precaution, I will prepare to leave BL.
Beryll
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patpendlego (3693)

Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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[snip]
  Wow! Well that was a kick in the guts! Bl to be brought out by LEGO, hopefully
unique parts like prototypes, error parts, misprinted parts and test bricks (the
whole category of 2x4 brick special) will not be killed off as they are not in
there interest of getting out of manufacturing plants.
As a precaution, I will prepare to leave BL.
Beryll

What about this kind of items? Will they be sellable here on BL still? As they
were not official sold items in the first place..

 
Gear No: KC126  Name: 2 x 4 Brick - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC126 2 x 4 Brick - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain
 
Gear No: KC127  Name: Worker - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC127 Worker - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain: (Other)
 
Gear No: KC128  Name: Skeleton - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC128 Skeleton - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain: (Other)
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Location:  USA, California
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In General, patpendlego writes:
  [snip]
  Wow! Well that was a kick in the guts! Bl to be brought out by LEGO, hopefully
unique parts like prototypes, error parts, misprinted parts and test bricks (the
whole category of 2x4 brick special) will not be killed off as they are not in
there interest of getting out of manufacturing plants.
As a precaution, I will prepare to leave BL.
Beryll

What about this kind of items? Will they be sellable here on BL still? As they
were not official sold items in the first place..

 
Gear No: KC126  Name: 2 x 4 Brick - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC126 2 x 4 Brick - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain
 
Gear No: KC127  Name: Worker - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC127 Worker - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain: (Other)
 
Gear No: KC128  Name: Skeleton - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
* 
KC128 Skeleton - Sterling Silver (925) Key Chain
Gear: Key Chain: (Other)

The new listing rules in the Terms of Service don't mention the need for
something to have been sold through retail channels. Unless you read otherwise,
any genuine LEGO product may be sold on BrickLink.

There are a couple exceptions, though:

1) LEGO employee "business card" minifigs. These may have actual contact info
printed on the back, and BrickLink has traditionally not allowed these items
in the catalog or in the customs listings section out of privacy considerations.

2) LEGO dealer catalogs from the current year. These contain some potentially
confidential information about upcoming releases, and we have never allowed them
to be sold during their current year.
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Location:  Australia, New South Wales
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Store: Brick Layer
In General, Bendix writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, crazylegoman writes:
  In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?

I checked the chromebricks store, and it says "Store Closed on Apr 07, 2019."
They've been closed for months before any announcement of LEGO buying Bricklink.

David

No, this is the real ChromeBricks:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=ChromeBricks

They are still open and are still selling chromed parts:

https://store.bricklink.com/ChromeBricks?p=ChromeBricks#/shop?o={%22itemStatus%22:%22U%22,%22showHomeItems%22:0}

Wow! Well that was a kick in the guts! Bl to be brought out by LEGO, hopefully
unique parts like prototypes, error parts, misprinted parts and test bricks (the
whole category of 2x4 brick special) will not be killed off as they are not in
there interest of getting out of manufacturing plants.
As a precaution, I will prepare to leave BL.
Beryll



Back to Lugnet everyone, What would Dan do....???
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I just really want the nightly 10 minutes site down to end or be reduced. I swear,
every time I'm in a groove adding inventory or looking up prices I get punched
in the face with a 10 minute delay. You would think this is trivial but it is
frustrating.
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In General, MasterMinifigs writes:
  I just really want the nightly 10 minutes site down to end or be reduced. I swear,
every time I'm in a groove adding inventory or looking up prices I get punched
in the face with a 10 minute delay. You would think this is trivial but it is
frustrating.

As a software engineer (who understands how databases and web apps work) I don't
understand why a site like Bricklink needs these maintanence down-times when
massive e-commerce websites like Amazon or eBay or the like can operate without
such down-time.
Does Bricklink not have enough server resources? Is the site code poorly written?
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WhiteVanMan (8709)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In General, jonwil writes:
  In General, MasterMinifigs writes:
  I just really want the nightly 10 minutes site down to end or be reduced. I swear,
every time I'm in a groove adding inventory or looking up prices I get punched
in the face with a 10 minute delay. You would think this is trivial but it is
frustrating.

As a software engineer (who understands how databases and web apps work) I don't
understand why a site like Bricklink needs these maintanence down-times when
massive e-commerce websites like Amazon or eBay or the like can operate without
such down-time.
Does Bricklink not have enough server resources? Is the site code poorly written?

This site was written back in the 90's....

That is why things are like this.

However, we are now used to things 'breaking' when they shouldn't,
and I 'sort parts' instead of worrying about it....

Paul
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Location:  Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz
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In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?


I do not understand that either. Obviously there is demand for such parts and
if LEGO would produce them most people would clearly buy the original. I do not
see the reason why products should be banned that cannot be obtained from LEGO
any more.

The same goes for custom printed minifigures (using original LEGO parts) or custom
printed tiles. This is part of MOC culture and it makes no sense to ban such
stuff. Let the community have their say what they believe is important part of
MOC culture.
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Teup (4371)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Announce, manganschlamm writes:
  In Announce, watch505 writes:
  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?


I do not understand that either. Obviously there is demand for such parts and
if LEGO would produce them most people would clearly buy the original. I do not
see the reason why products should be banned that cannot be obtained from LEGO
any more.

The same goes for custom printed minifigures (using original LEGO parts) or custom
printed tiles. This is part of MOC culture and it makes no sense to ban such
stuff. Let the community have their say what they believe is important part of
MOC culture.

We've had this discussion about making casts in the past and it seemed to
be agreed that this is a copyright infringement. It always seemed awkward to
me though that chroming bricks WAS allowed, since in both cases you end up with
an official product (with the Lego logos) in an unofficial colour. The difference
between a layer around a part or resin seems trivial to me. You could argue that
when chroming, an official product is consumed and in casting there isn't.
But there are also casting methods where the original is consumed.

I agree it's cool to have such things. It's not that I applaud the policy.
But it's not surprising to me. If you're going to draw a line somewhere,
this seems like a fairly logical choice.
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In Announce, Teup writes:
  In Announce, manganschlamm writes:
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  I don't personally buy them, but why ban chromebricks? I can understand some
of the changes but why ban people customizing genuine Lego items? Isn't that
one of the things that makes bricklink unique?


I do not understand that either. Obviously there is demand for such parts and
if LEGO would produce them most people would clearly buy the original. I do not
see the reason why products should be banned that cannot be obtained from LEGO
any more.

The same goes for custom printed minifigures (using original LEGO parts) or custom
printed tiles. This is part of MOC culture and it makes no sense to ban such
stuff. Let the community have their say what they believe is important part of
MOC culture.

We've had this discussion about making casts in the past and it seemed to
be agreed that this is a copyright infringement. It always seemed awkward to
me though that chroming bricks WAS allowed, since in both cases you end up with
an official product (with the Lego logos) in an unofficial colour. The difference
between a layer around a part or resin seems trivial to me. You could argue that
when chroming, an official product is consumed and in casting there isn't.
But there are also casting methods where the original is consumed.

I agree it's cool to have such things. It's not that I applaud the policy.
But it's not surprising to me. If you're going to draw a line somewhere,
this seems like a fairly logical choice.



This is probably how lawyers may look at it. However, if customizers do pad print
clean LEGO parts, this will not damage the original part. And there is some way
that pad printing can be removed if wanted.

I do not see any fundamental difference between custom printing of LEGO parts
and applying decals. Both actions apply decorations on a plain original part
which can be removed if needed.

It seems somewhat inconsistent that BL at the same time advertises a custom Decal
development tool. Which will do exactly the same thing as custom printing, namely
modifying original parts.

Alas, we then have to find other sources for customized parts. I am however afraid
that the vacuum that this action will create will unfortunately be quickly filled
by clone brands. And this is what I and certainly most people out here would
really not like to see.

There is a lesson to learn here from history of societies and religions. Times
of tolerance and openness would see prosperity and blossoming of cultural achievements
and creativity.
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In Announce, manganschlamm writes:
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It seems somewhat inconsistent that BL at the same time advertises a custom Decal
development tool. Which will do exactly the same thing as custom printing, namely
modifying original parts.

BL doesn’s advertise a custom decal development tool.
BL advertises a tool to make virtual custom bricks and virtual custom decals
to be used in Studio.

This tool is of no help whatsoever to make printable versions of your decals.

So there’s no inconsistencies.
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I do not understand that either - why ban chrome or printed bricks??? That's
stupid. Custom stickers are allowed - well then show me a sticker that sticks
on a minifig for more than a day. :/
What's the problem with custom items if they use real Lego?
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The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?
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In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
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The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

That's encouraging to hear for now. Will TLG revise the selling terms any
further? I would presume the answer is sure, who knows, why not.

Miro
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

From the terms: "Modified Parts: All parts listed in your store must be genuine
LEGO parts in their original, unmodified condition. Custom printed, engraved,
chromed, or painted parts are not permitted."

Wiped would certainly be modified, no?
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The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

From the terms: "Modified Parts: All parts listed in your store must be genuine
LEGO parts in their original, unmodified condition. Custom printed, engraved,
chromed, or painted parts are not permitted."

Wiped would certainly be modified, no?

That was my understanding, that even though the terms didn't explicitly mention
wiped, that they would constitute modified. But if an Admin says that is not
the case, that's how I will interpret until told otherwise!
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In General, BrickBuy writes:
  
From the terms: "Modified Parts: All parts listed in your store must be genuine
LEGO parts in their original, unmodified condition. Custom printed, engraved,
chromed, or painted parts are not permitted."

Wiped would certainly be modified, no?

No more custom capes, flags, cloth or chromed parts. That is sad.
Oh well...it is what it is...time to save those custom part sellers' email
and deal with them directly in the future.
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No more custom capes, flags, cloth or chromed parts. That is sad.
Oh well...it is what it is...time to save those custom part sellers' email
and deal with them directly in the future.

Be careful, that seems like it might be against the TOS
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In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
No more custom capes, flags, cloth or chromed parts. That is sad.
Oh well...it is what it is...time to save those custom part sellers' email
and deal with them directly in the future.

Be careful, that seems like it might be against the TOS

What I meant, was those custom sellers would eventually stop selling and close
their store in Bricklink. The only way to find them is by email. They probably
find another site to sell those custom parts.
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

Thank you so much for the reply! That puts me at ease, as I know that many people
like the monochromes as decorative displays
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

Surprising to see that interpretation of the terms coming from an Admin If
I look at it fairly, I'd say removing a print isn't much different from
adding a print... but I will shut up and not rain on the parade
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Surprising to see that interpretation of the terms coming from an Admin If
I look at it fairly, I'd say removing a print isn't much different from
adding a print
... but I will shut up and not rain on the parade

That was my thought! I am glad that I asked on a whim, because my interpretation
was the same as yours
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In General, Teup writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Ohio_Monofigs writes:
  
  
The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.


So this means I will no longer be able to sell custom Monochrome Minifigures?
They are LEGO elements with printing removed. Not a big fan of this change if
that's the case.

What constitutes custom items that are particularly important to the fan community?

The TOS for sellers doesn't explicitly forbid selling parts that have been
wiped:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

The printing on some used parts fades or even disappears over time, and these
may be listed with comments about the condition.

Surprising to see that interpretation of the terms coming from an Admin

If
I look at it fairly, I'd say removing a print isn't much different from
adding a print... but I will shut up and not rain on the parade

The difference is that wiping does not add an untested substance or unapproved
design to the product. All it does is revert the part to a former state.
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  I look at it fairly, I'd say removing a print isn't much different from
adding a print... but I will shut up and not rain on the parade

The difference is that wiping does not add an untested substance or unapproved
design to the product. All it does is revert the part to a former state.

Presumably these parts would be used then?

Plus of course it depends how you remove the print whether or not it is in the
former state. For example, a wipe with acetone will change the surface of the
part.
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  I look at it fairly, I'd say removing a print isn't much different from
adding a print... but I will shut up and not rain on the parade

The difference is that wiping does not add an untested substance or unapproved
design to the product. All it does is revert the part to a former state.

Presumably these parts would be used then?

Plus of course it depends how you remove the print whether or not it is in the
former state. For example, a wipe with acetone will change the surface of the
part.

And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it? You're usually still able to see a
relief of the pattern if you look at it closely in bright light.
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  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.
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  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?
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  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?

I see what you mean, and yes these should really be customs. But I would agree
with you earlier that wiped parts are modified and so should not be allowed due
to rule 1.2.4.

If you can wipe a part to make it as it was before it was printed, then can you
re-chrome a part to make it as it was when it was originally chromed, or re-print
a part to refresh the print job? I would hope not.
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Teup writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?

I see what you mean, and yes these should really be customs. But I would agree
with you earlier that wiped parts are modified and so should not be allowed due
to rule 1.2.4.

If you can wipe a part to make it as it was before it was printed, then can you
re-chrome a part to make it as it was when it was originally chromed, or re-print
a part to refresh the print job? I would hope not.

All that Russell is saying is that it's no different than if a print comes
off due to wear due to play or what-not. Whether the print comes off intentionally
or unintentionally, it still has print removed. If the method causes damage,
it needs to be listed as such. I think by removing print, it should be listed
used with "wiped" in description. This of course would be a lot simpler if they
did not due away with the customized parts in the TOS.

The real problem arises when people use the Auto-Buy Wanted List feature where
carts are automatically filled without consideration of the description. The
buyer may not go and read through the individual item descriptions for each parts
in their shopping carts and then they will be upset if the item they ordered.
That being said, there should be a disclaimer for the buyer if they choose "used"
condition for their wanted list items to make sure that the used items meet their
quality criteria, which is not limited to just this wiping topic. For example
there are other quality issues like scratches, cracks, scuff marks, etc.

The issue with re-chroming and printing is that the material used for the chroming
and printing may differ from what Lego uses and Lego may not want them on their
Lego bricks as it could potentially cause a health hazard and hence liability
issues. In contrast, removing print would not cause health hazard issues to the
end user.

This would all be simpler if there was a third condition "customized" added to
the system, which I doubt will happen at this point from the direction Bricklink
is headed.

Miro
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  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?

I see what you mean, and yes these should really be customs. But I would agree
with you earlier that wiped parts are modified and so should not be allowed due
to rule 1.2.4.

If you can wipe a part to make it as it was before it was printed, then can you
re-chrome a part to make it as it was when it was originally chromed, or re-print
a part to refresh the print job? I would hope not.

All that Russell is saying is that it's no different than if a print comes
off due to wear due to play or what-not. Whether the print comes off intentionally
or unintentionally, it still has print removed. If the method causes damage,
it needs to be listed as such. I think by removing print, it should be listed
used with "wiped" in description. This of course would be a lot simpler if they
did not due away with the customized parts in the TOS.

The real problem arises when people use the Auto-Buy Wanted List feature where
carts are automatically filled without consideration of the description. The
buyer may not go and read through the individual item descriptions for each parts
in their shopping carts and then they will be upset if the item they ordered.
That being said, there should be a disclaimer for the buyer if they choose "used"
condition for their wanted list items to make sure that the used items meet their
quality criteria, which is not limited to just this wiping topic. For example
there are other quality issues like scratches, cracks, scuff marks, etc.

The issue with re-chroming and printing is that the material used for the chroming
and printing may differ from what Lego uses and Lego may not want them on their
Lego bricks as it could potentially cause a health hazard and hence liability
issues. In contrast, removing print would not cause health hazard issues to the
end user.

This would all be simpler if there was a third condition "customized" added to
the system, which I doubt will happen at this point from the direction Bricklink
is headed.

+1

Well said, Miro
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In General, Miro78 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Teup writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?

I see what you mean, and yes these should really be customs. But I would agree
with you earlier that wiped parts are modified and so should not be allowed due
to rule 1.2.4.

If you can wipe a part to make it as it was before it was printed, then can you
re-chrome a part to make it as it was when it was originally chromed, or re-print
a part to refresh the print job? I would hope not.

All that Russell is saying is that it's no different than if a print comes
off due to wear due to play or what-not. Whether the print comes off intentionally
or unintentionally, it still has print removed.

But that's exactly the argument that makes no sense to me.
1: I've never seen this happen. What part for example turns into an unprinted
version in use? I've bought a lot of classic space figs and even to those
this didn't happen. Every damaged printed part I had would classify as a
damaged version of that printed part, never an undamaged version of an unprinted
part.
2: Isn't it a very strange guideline that customs are allowed whenever the
modification is in line with a type of damage? That way you should allow modified
horse saddles with clips on one side or no clips, because they tend to break
off.

Russell's revised argument made a lot more sense to me - printed parts have
been unprinted so the modification turns the part into something it has been,
something that Lego actually produced.

Still, a decision needs to be made as to whether this is then a custom item or
an "official" item. If no distinction is made, I'm sure there are parts out
there to be made a lot of money on, by "falsifying" these collectors items by
taking regular parts and removing the print. I don't mind it much but I'm
sure there are collectors out there who care.
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Teup writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  
  And are they not listed as custom items anymore? Is an unprinted part 100% the
same as a whiped part when listing it?

To me, no. They are different and buyers should know if they are buying wiped
parts.

I agree, but it's an odd situation now with the ban on custom items - either
we're going to end up with whiped parts being considered legitimate unprinted
parts, or we're going to have a custom item functionality after all, but
it will be restricted to whiped parts..?

I see what you mean, and yes these should really be customs. But I would agree
with you earlier that wiped parts are modified and so should not be allowed due
to rule 1.2.4.

If you can wipe a part to make it as it was before it was printed, then can you
re-chrome a part to make it as it was when it was originally chromed, or re-print
a part to refresh the print job? I would hope not.

There was only so much detail we could put into the TOS. We are planning to write
a new Help Page for custom listings where we can provide more examples of what
is and isn't allowed.
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I am truly happy to hear about the upgrades to user experience and security/privacy.
Security is very important these days and I know the LEGO group will do what's
necessary. I work in IT security so I can relate, needs a heavy investment to
do it right.
User experience is something that turns off many potential buyers on BrickLink
I feel. They just turn to other 3rd party sites as more user friendly and easier
to navigate to find what you want to buy. "A few clicks" is the best policy.
I'm very happy to hear it. I buy and sell on Bricklink and I feel this kind
of an upgrade is very important. Perhaps we will see more potential customers
even come to the site. Living in Canada I do find not many know about Bricklink...would
like to see more advertising too for attracting potentially new customer.
Cheers!
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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I will be very interested in participating as a volunteer for the Community Expert
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  We wanted to share with you a quick update on a few things that have been happening here during the past few weeks. It’s been an exciting and busy time. We have been thinking hard about how we could tackle many of the issues you’ve raised and are pleased to share with you some of the developments you could expect to see in the future.

We will invest in upgrading the site user experience, stability and security. More updates are planned during the year and will be shared once we know more.

The BrickLink Catalog is here to stay, and we are working to secure additional data that are relevant and needed by our Catalog admins.

Regarding the marketplace, seller fees will remain unchanged.

For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.

We plan to introduce a new program for our volunteers called the Community Expert Program. This will recognize and provide support for everyone who contributes time and effort to make BrickLink truly useful for our community. More details in early 2020.

We are also working on other exciting projects. Stay tuned!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of comments we received in the past few weeks and would like for you to continue providing your feedback. Please keep the questions coming, and we will continue to update the transition FAQs. If you have suggestions about what you want to see from BrickLink in the future, do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

Starting today, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking you to accept an updated Terms of Service agreement and Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy is an important topic for all of us, and we are committed to spending the time and resources necessary to do the job right. The new privacy policy we’ve asked you to consent to will ensure your data is protected and that we’re complying with the most rigorous regulations. Your personal data will stay within BrickLink and will not be shared with any other entities without adhering to standard data privacy requirements, such as informing you.

The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights. The new policy on custom items will impact only a very small percentage of the current items listed for sale, and we want to reassure you that we remain fully committed to encouraging creative freedom and protecting the independence of BrickLink. To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel are particularly important to the fan community.

So, BrickLink won’t change much in the short-term. But as we move forward, we truly believe we have a fantastic future ahead of us and can’t wait to share the journey with you all.

BrickLink Team
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So this is in the new terms:

”Fees for Sale of Bricks and Related Items. Sellers are required to pay BrickLink
a fee based on the final dollar amount of all orders for individual bricks and
orders for other items which orders are received by the seller during the period
of each calendar month. Fees are charged based on the final dollar amount for
each individual order that a seller receives during a monthly billing period
(“BrickLink Store Fee”).”

For the avoidance of doubt, can you confirm that shipping fees are still fee-free?
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In General, Proprietor writes:
  So this is in the new terms:

”Fees for Sale of Bricks and Related Items. Sellers are required to pay BrickLink
a fee based on the final dollar amount of all orders for individual bricks and
orders for other items which orders are received by the seller during the period
of each calendar month. Fees are charged based on the final dollar amount for
each individual order that a seller receives during a monthly billing period
(“BrickLink Store Fee”).”

For the avoidance of doubt, can you confirm that shipping fees are still fee-free?

Previous version read:

"Fees are charged based on the final dollar amount for each individual order
that a seller receives during a monthly billing period. The fee is calculated
for every order batch (order batch is every new order or addition to an existing
order) at the time an order is submitted to a seller's store."
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In General, Proprietor writes:
  So this is in the new terms:

”Fees for Sale of Bricks and Related Items. Sellers are required to pay BrickLink
a fee based on the final dollar amount of all orders for individual bricks and
orders for other items which orders are received by the seller during the period
of each calendar month. Fees are charged based on the final dollar amount for
each individual order that a seller receives during a monthly billing period
(“BrickLink Store Fee”).”

For the avoidance of doubt, can you confirm that shipping fees are still fee-free?

Nothing has changed with BrickLink fees. Fees are only charged on the value of
the items themselves, not the fees, shipping, VAT, etc.
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Dear Admin!

I have been selling Custom chromed parts for 10 years here in Bricklink. I have
got almost 2000 pcs of positive feedbacks, all are 100% percent positive from
my customers and MOC Fans. I think this type of modification incerase the beauty
of the MOC-s.

You are mentioned something in the post: "Next Steps" about the Fan community:

"To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel
are particularly important to the fan community."

Please give me advice:
Should I stay with my custom chromed parts or should I go?

regards
Eva

I have sent ticket but havent received answer
ticket number [3C0-258762C9-0040]
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In Help, Bubul writes:
  Dear Admin!

I have been selling Custom chromed parts for 10 years here in Bricklink. I have
got almost 2000 pcs of positive feedbacks, all are 100% percent positive from
my customers and MOC Fans. I think this type of modification incerase the beauty
of the MOC-s.

You are mentioned something in the post: "Next Steps" about the Fan community:

"To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel
are particularly important to the fan community."

Please give me advice:
Should I stay with my custom chromed parts or should I go?

regards
Eva

I have sent ticket but havent received answer
ticket number [3C0-258762C9-0040]

Disclaimer - I don't have a horse on this race but still:

I wish LEGO would reverse their take on this matter.

I understand LEGO reasoning but they should make an effort to understand the
AFOLs community which they said they would cherish.

Don't be overzealous dear LEGO, chromed or engraved bricks are absolutely
innocuous to your brand.
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  Disclaimer - I don't have a horse on this race but still:

I wish LEGO would reverse their take on this matter.

I understand LEGO reasoning but they should make an effort to understand the
AFOLs community which they said they would cherish.

Don't be overzealous dear LEGO, chromed or engraved bricks are absolutely
innocuous to your brand.

What happens if someone uses a toxic paint or similar to decorate a genuine LEGO
part that is sold on a LEGO owned site? These parts are not safety tested, especially
to EU standards. Should LEGO allow the sale of these parts on its site and who
is responsible if problems arise due to their use?

I imagine most custom chrome sellers use non-toxic ways of chroming, but without
checking the safety aspects then LEGO is probably best off not allowing their
sale.
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In Help, yorbrick writes:
  
  Disclaimer - I don't have a horse on this race but still:

I wish LEGO would reverse their take on this matter.

I understand LEGO reasoning but they should make an effort to understand the
AFOLs community which they said they would cherish.

Don't be overzealous dear LEGO, chromed or engraved bricks are absolutely
innocuous to your brand.

What happens if someone uses a toxic paint or similar to decorate a genuine LEGO
part that is sold on a LEGO owned site? These parts are not safety tested, especially
to EU standards. Should LEGO allow the sale of these parts on its site and who
is responsible if problems arise due to their use?

I imagine most custom chrome sellers use non-toxic ways of chroming, but without
checking the safety aspects then LEGO is probably best off not allowing their
sale.

I think it's probably more about the brand than the safety, but you're
right.

On the other hand, you can buy as many official cadmium- and bromine-laced classic
bricks as you like here.
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In Help, 62Bricks writes:
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On the other hand, you can buy as many official cadmium- and bromine-laced classic
bricks as you like here.

Mmmm, cadmium- and bromine-laced classic bricks….
 
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In Help, 62Bricks writes:
  In Help, yorbrick writes:
  
  Disclaimer - I don't have a horse on this race but still:

I wish LEGO would reverse their take on this matter.

I understand LEGO reasoning but they should make an effort to understand the
AFOLs community which they said they would cherish.

Don't be overzealous dear LEGO, chromed or engraved bricks are absolutely
innocuous to your brand.

What happens if someone uses a toxic paint or similar to decorate a genuine LEGO
part that is sold on a LEGO owned site? These parts are not safety tested, especially
to EU standards. Should LEGO allow the sale of these parts on its site and who
is responsible if problems arise due to their use?

I imagine most custom chrome sellers use non-toxic ways of chroming, but without
checking the safety aspects then LEGO is probably best off not allowing their
sale.

I think it's probably more about the brand than the safety, but you're
right.

On the other hand, you can buy as many official cadmium- and bromine-laced classic
bricks as you like here.

Yeah, I am sure it is mainly about the brand too, but it does seem reasonable
that anything sold through here should conform to safety standards of official
LEGO parts. And the only way LEGO knows they do is if only LEGO parts are sold
here.
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In Help, yorbrick writes:
  
  Disclaimer - I don't have a horse on this race but still:

I wish LEGO would reverse their take on this matter.

I understand LEGO reasoning but they should make an effort to understand the
AFOLs community which they said they would cherish.

Don't be overzealous dear LEGO, chromed or engraved bricks are absolutely
innocuous to your brand.

What happens if someone uses a toxic paint or similar to decorate a genuine LEGO
part that is sold on a LEGO owned site? These parts are not safety tested, especially
to EU standards. Should LEGO allow the sale of these parts on its site and who
is responsible if problems arise due to their use?

I imagine most custom chrome sellers use non-toxic ways of chroming, but without
checking the safety aspects then LEGO is probably best off not allowing their
sale.

Since LEGO would have ways of testing the toxicity of said chroming and allow
stores that would conform, I verge to think it is an issue of protecting their
brand.

Would your argument apply for Engraved bricks too? (Genuine question, not sure
how those are made and if any toxicity would be possible.)
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In Help, Bubul writes:
  Dear Admin!

I have been selling Custom chromed parts for 10 years here in Bricklink. I have
got almost 2000 pcs of positive feedbacks, all are 100% percent positive from
my customers and MOC Fans. I think this type of modification incerase the beauty
of the MOC-s.

You are mentioned something in the post: "Next Steps" about the Fan community:

"To that end, we have decided to allow listings of certain items that we feel
are particularly important to the fan community."

Please give me advice:
Should I stay with my custom chromed parts or should I go?

regards
Eva

I have sent ticket but havent received answer
ticket number [3C0-258762C9-0040]

Section 1.2.4 of the seller terms makes it clear:

1.2.4 Modified Parts: All parts listed in your store must be genuine LEGO parts
in their original, unmodified condition. Custom printed, engraved, chromed,
or painted parts are not permitted.
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I don't understand why Lego has to kill your store... that's one of the
stores that made bricklink special! What's the problem about printed or chromed
ORIGINAL Lego parts???

I'd like to buy the Harley but I won't if I'm not able to swap the
awful light grey parts for chromed ones.
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What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?
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In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.
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In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL
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In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL


But these are permanently closed stores, so normally one does not see them when
searching for parts or sets to buy.
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In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.
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In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.

I guess it will depend a lot on whether you are a seller or not

If you have a buyer called 'Legofan' I'd be surprised if they prevent
that type of thing but if your a seller with the word Lego in the title I thinks
its highly likely restrictions will be imposed! just my take on what I think
is likely to happen...
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In General, infinibrix writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.

I guess it will depend a lot on whether you are a seller or not

If you have a buyer called 'Legofan' I'd be surprised if they prevent
that type of thing but if your a seller with the word Lego in the title I thinks
its highly likely restrictions will be imposed! just my take on what I think
is likely to happen...

If you are a "buyer", you can switch to a "seller" at any time.
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In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, infinibrix writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.

I guess it will depend a lot on whether you are a seller or not

If you have a buyer called 'Legofan' I'd be surprised if they prevent
that type of thing but if your a seller with the word Lego in the title I thinks
its highly likely restrictions will be imposed! just my take on what I think
is likely to happen...

If you are a "buyer", you can switch to a "seller" at any time.

Where does it say usernames may not contain LEGO? Usernames can be whatever
you want them to be, I've never seen any restrictions on that besides perhaps
profanity.
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In General, Teup writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, infinibrix writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.

I guess it will depend a lot on whether you are a seller or not

If you have a buyer called 'Legofan' I'd be surprised if they prevent
that type of thing but if your a seller with the word Lego in the title I thinks
its highly likely restrictions will be imposed! just my take on what I think
is likely to happen...

If you are a "buyer", you can switch to a "seller" at any time.

Where does it say usernames may not contain LEGO? Usernames can be whatever
you want them to be, I've never seen any restrictions on that besides perhaps
profanity.

whether or not those restrictions apply now I have no idea I'm only specualting
on what I think Legos stance will be going forward....
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In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, infinibrix writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:
  In General, Admin_Russell writes:
  In General, Dino1 writes:

  What happens to the user- and store names that contain the word "Lego"?

Store names that contain the word "LEGO" have not been allowed for years.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberList.asp?memberUsername=LEGO&searchLike=SL

It would be fairly harsh to not allow DaleGoodwin to use his name. That
would be like some sites where they ban people from Scunthorpe from saying where
they live due to profanities.

I have no problem with that. But there are also more than 20,000 members with
"Lego" in their name. It will be TLG's decision.

I guess it will depend a lot on whether you are a seller or not

If you have a buyer called 'Legofan' I'd be surprised if they prevent
that type of thing but if your a seller with the word Lego in the title I thinks
its highly likely restrictions will be imposed! just my take on what I think
is likely to happen...

If you are a "buyer", you can switch to a "seller" at any time.

By which point Lego will probably just deem you as a seller. I think the moment
you start selling under their (Lego) name however big or small restrictions will
no doubt be imposed.
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  For our building community, we will continue to develop and evolve Studio.


I only did the full turn to Stud.io this year, and only since import for custom
parts works I can really take full advantage of it. I mean common items like
BBB train wheels, sBrick, self-decorated elements, or simply the ubiquitous custom-length
rigid hose - parts for which there are no TLG substitutes. I stopped updating
the software until I am certain these parts are there to stay in my models.
Will Stud.io be limited to "original Lego parts"? Well, then you could as well
ban chrome from the colour palette...



  The Terms of Service is largely similar to the previous terms, but we found that a few points in particular needed to be updated. Some of these relate to brand protection and intellectual property rights.

What about the intellectual property rights of MY creations on Stud.io gallery
(Bricklink AFOL program entries)? I didn't upload my designs to a platform
of TLG, so why are you now telling me that "some of my designs may be infringing
IP rights" (which they in fact do not, I checked before uploading), but on the
other hand prohibit ME from deleting my own designs which you feel are NOT infringing?
There's two sides to the IP issue!
And just like you have driven off all the Star Wars fans from Lego Ideas, are
you now driving all fans of anything based on "anything else in the world" off
of Stud.io gallery?

I am active on Lego Ideas. I've spent thousands of Euros on Bricklink for
aftermarket original Lego bricks over the past years, not the least amount of
which ended up in some Lego Ideas project. I can see nothing good coming from
this takeover. Please, tell me why I should stay on Bricklink. I can't see
what good there is in this for the AFOL community which matters so much to TLG,
as your spokespeople keep pointing out.

Yours,
addicted2bricks/Mr_Kleinstein - you now own all of my profiles, anyway
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I really hope you don't use your IT-Team for bricklink. The LEGO-Website
is one of the worst sites I know (and I kind of live online). PLEASE don't
change the Bricklink database! What bricklink doesn't need are timeouts at
the cart, login problems, country-setting problems and browsers not able to load
the page.
Maybe you should kick your IT-people out and hire the bricklink staff to build
a new Lego-Website instead...