I have now issued this period's referrals. It's been a good while since I've done this so on this occasion members with left over unused referrals have been allowed to carry them over to this period in addition to the new referrals issued, this however won't happen again on the next review which is expected to be towards the end of the 3rd week in November.
Additional 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 and Super Power Users - 3 invites
Elite and Super Elite - 4 invites
Uploaders - 5 Invites if you've been a member for at least 60 days and have downloaded at least 100GB, otherwise 3 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 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 28th October will be automatically rejected.
The IRC #invites channel is as always 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 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 and unfortunately this is not expected to change in the near future, but emails do arrive directly in the Inbox of virtually all other providers including gmail. If your invitee doesn't receive their confirmation email however, firstly please advise them to wait at least 15 minutes and also 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.
Additional Note: Even though we are generally more forgiving than many private trackers if you invite a "bad" member, we will not tolerate members who knowingly help others abuse the system. If a member is suspected not to be inviting responsibly, E.g. if they invite a high proportion of "bad" members, we will also remove their invite privileges.