Before you do anything else... JOIN the community!
This is fundamentally a community for premade layouts. However, it works on a slightly different system than that most other layout comms do.
The Layout Shop is in fact split into two "shelves". First, you have a list of approved members putting up their designs in an otherwise non-posting community. ( Interested? Apply here! )
The second 'subsystem' is where 'shop' and 'auction' comes in.
As the predominant designer in layout_shop, I'm implementing this with my layouts. When my_transfix posts, this is how it'll work: ( There'll always only be a preview of posted layout in entry. )
WHEN AUCTIONING A LAYOUT...
001 Comment and say so if you do plan on using it. 002 To rack up points, promotelayout_shop! 1 link to where you've promoted = 1 point. This works on an accumulation system, and not only helps in advertising the community, but also allows me to determine the response to a particular design and know whether the coding's worth my effort :P. 003 The auctioning period will last either (for now) 5 days or 10 commenters. Highest-pointer in said post will be awarded with a customised version of said layout. 004 Rest of commenters will get premade in a later entry.
WHEN TAKING PREMADE LAYOUTS...
001JOIN the community. This is a must! Layout Shop will become members-only after a start-up period. 002 COMMENT when taking. 003 LEAVE credits on.
my_transfix's layout entries will be marked with an "auction" stamp. Also, do abide by the designers' respective rules when taking layouts made by them!