Holiday Referrals -
I have issued referrals just for the holiday period and members with left over referrals have been allowed to carry them over, this won't happen however when referrals are reviewed again early in the New Year or possibly earlier if membership levels rise a lot more than expected.
In the spirit of giving during the holiday period all members in good standing have been issued at least 1 referral, this is a one off.
Additional referrals have been issued as follows:
Users - 2 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days and have downloaded at least 100GB of data, otherwise 1 invite.
Power Users and Super Power Users - 3 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 2 invites.
Elite and Super Elite - 4 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days, otherwise 3 invites.
Uploaders - 5 invites if you've been a member for at least 90 days and have downloaded at least 100GB of data, otherwise 4 invites.
If you are/were in Kitty Litter at the time of writing and issue you won't have received any additional invites, but if your account is later promoted back into good standing 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 December will be automatically rejected. With the holiday bonuses in effect members in Kitty Litter currently have the opportunity to rectify the situation faster than ever before.
The IRC #invites channel continues to be fully open for business where members are allowed to give away invites to others, it's still 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 should be advised to avoid using hotmail, msn or outlook to signup as they often block our email responder and they may not receive their sign up confirmation email. 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, 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.