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Dilpyckle
 
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3/7 3:40pm
Hi everyone! I'm sorry to post another suggestion, I know that you guys are already overloaded with features to implement, so don't worry, you don't have to work on this soon. You can do it at your own convienience.
Anyways, let's get on to the idea!

What I was thinking is that if a member refers someone to ACC and they make an account, there could be a option when someone creates an account to type the username of the person who referred them to ACC, and that referrer could get a bonus (maybe ACC bells, account perks, etc.) for referring them!
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707penguin
 
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707
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I worry that this would encourage people to make multiple accounts.
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Dilpyckle
 
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3/7 3:40pm
That's a valid point, but don't mods/admins have the tools to find out if someone has two accounts? If so, they could ban one and take back the points?
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asho28
 
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Asho
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I agree with what 707penguin said. It would be very easy for someone to give themselves a referral bonus by making a new account that they would never use again.

"but don't mods/admins have the tools to find out if someone has two accounts? If so, they could ban one and take back the points?"

I wouldn't have thought it would be that easy to work out if someone had two accounts. Say if a member makes a second account to get their main account a referral bonus, they probably wouldn't have to input anything, such as bio information or friend codes, in order to get the referral bonus. Alternatively, they could just come up with false personal details for deception. Usually, there is something that moderators can go off in order to work out if someone has multiple accounts (same friend code on both accounts, same user info, similar username etc). I would have thought that it would be very hard/impossible and time-consuming for moderators to track down someone's second account if they had no leads to go off, and their time would probably be better spent doing something else.

While it would be great to reward those who help bring new members to ACC, I just don't think this is a feasible option.
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Dilpyckle
 
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3/7 3:40pm
Yeah, you're right. With the way it is set up right now, this might be abused.
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cooljdude
 
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Jdude
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6/13/2019 12:50pm
Personally, I think there is some validity to the suggestion. Referral bonuses do entice people to go out and recruit, and given the decreasing activity of the site, it's certainly something to consider. It's certainly something I could see for ACC 2.0.

While it's true detecting duplicate accounts is hardly an exact science, I think there are ways to offset that. Perhaps we can make the trouble of creating a duplicate more than it's worth.

For example, we could enact a restriction that in order to receive the bells, that person has to make 20 posts, or be active for x amount of hours. For someone who used the system legitimately, their friend will earn them the bonus, and it will just be that, a bonus. However, for someone who created a duplicate, it's not really worth their time over just searching for bells like normal. By the time they had spent on the duplicate, they could have just earned the same amount legitimately.

I'll bring this up for discussion.
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Dilpyckle
 
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3/7 3:40pm
"For example, we could enact a restriction that in order to receive the bells, that person has to make 20 posts, or be active for x amount of hours. For someone who used the system legitimately, their friend will earn them the bonus, and it will just be that, a bonus. However, for someone who created a duplicate, it's not really worth their time over just searching for bells like normal. By the time they had spent on the duplicate, they could have just earned the same amount legitimately."
Oh yes, I love this idea!

Thanks for bringing it up for discussion, Jason.
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kikicat
 
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Eden
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3/30 6:51pm
This sounds like a great idea! Although I've already had most family members, significant others, friends, best friends and pretty well everyone I know already join!
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