It's the last week in February and as promised there's been another referral review.
I have now allocated this periods referrals which is virtually a repeat of the last period. No-one has been able to carry over referrals, but referrals have remained as generous and as usual some members in the User class are also eligible. Referrals are scheduled to be reviewed again during the 3rd week in April.
Referrals have been issued as follows:
Users who have been a member for at least 60 days and have downloaded at least 100GB of data - 2 invites.
Power Users - 4 invites
Super Power Users - 5 invites
Elite - 6 invites
Super Elite - 7 invites
Uploaders - 8 invites if you've been a member for at least 60 days and have downloaded at least 100GB of data, 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 21st March 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 always 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 not aware of any other major email providers that are currently blocking us and after making some changes our emails now arrive directly in the Inbox of more providers than ever before including gmail that used to arrive in the spam folder. If your invitee doesn't receive their confirmation email however, firstly please advise them to wait at least 15 minutes and also still check their junk / spam folder just in case, 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.
Uploaders - No more uncracked games for the PC (Windows or Linux) or the Mac please:
It's always been a difficult decision whether or not to allow uploads of uncracked games, E.g Full unlocked, but after recently polling members we have now decided NOT to allow any more on BCG from this point forward. In other words all PC (Windows or Linux) or Mac games should be playable at the time of upload from now on.
Current gen console games, E.g. PS4, Xbox One, continue to be allowed even before the console has been hacked.
If you wish to discuss this topic further please click here.
Do you use hotmail or another Microsoft related email address?
As mentioned before Microsoft are currently blocking all our emails, this affects hotmail.com, msn.com, outlook.com, live.com and any International equivalents. Due to the nature of the block this is unlikely to be resolved any time soon. Any members who are still registered with Microsoft related email addresses should request for them to be changed as soon as possible. To do this please write to the Staff Box titling your message, "email change request" and state your old email address, the new email address you'd like to use and the reason for the change which is simply "Microsoft email" in this case. You will receive a reply to confirm the request has been accepted and the change has been completed.
Note: If you need a new email address for BCG then gmail works very well indeed, but there's many more.