It's slightly later than intended, but I have now allocated this period's referrals which are allocated on the same basis as last period and as with our usual policy no-one has been able to carry over referrals. The number of referrals issued is again quite generous and some members in the user class are again eligible. Referrals are scheduled to be reviewed again not too long before Christmas, yes I said it, Christmas, how can it come around again so quick? Well you never know we might just be that little bit extra generous next time.
Referrals have been issued as follows:
Users who have been a member for at least 90 days and have downloaded at least 100GB of data - 2 invites.
Power Users - 4 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 2 invites.
Super Power Users - 5 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 3 invites.
Elite - 6 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 4 invites.
Super Elite - 7 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 5 invites.
Uploaders - 8 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 6 invites.
Again if you are/were in Kitty Litter at the time of writing and issue you won't have received any invites, but if your account is later promoted back into good standing and you would have been eligible for invites you can optionally apply to receive them at a later date by writing to the Staff Box titling your message, "KL invite application", but any such applications received after the 30th November will be automatically rejected.
The IRC #invites channel continues to remain open for business where members are allowed to give away invites to others, it's up to yourselves exactly what criteria you ask for before issuing an invite, but as usual please invite responsibly.
Please note that once a referral code is issued it only remains valid for up to 24 hours, if a code expires before being used it will be wasted. Invitees are still prevented from signing up with hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com or outlook.com email addresses as they block our email responder. I am still not aware of any other major email providers that are currently blocking us, but if your invitee doesn't receive their confirmation email, firstly please advise them to wait at least 15 minutes and also check their junk / spam folder as it commonly arrives there (this now happens most of the time when using gmail), if it's definitely not received the code can be used again to retry with a different email address within the 24 hour period.
Do NOT distribute your referral codes on known invite forums or trading sites of any kind. Invite giveaways are also prohibited on such sites. The only invite giveaways that are allowed are those that are on other class restricted forums or those sanctioned by staff. Doing so will result in you losing your referral privileges indefinitely as well as possibly being disabled along with your invite tree. Please issue your referral codes responsibly. Referrals are subject to change and maybe be reissued, changed or even withdrawn at the sole discretion of the staff at any time.