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Views on referral link sellers

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FPDerp
09.20.2020 , 12:31 AM | #1
Hey all, how is selling referral links seen by the community?
I'd like to know because I got squelched after I posted my ref link ad in general chat which probably means people reported me.

Also, I got unsquelched after 15 hours and when I posted my ad again, I got squelched a 2nd time within 5 minutes of posting. How long should I wait till posting another ad?

Any response would be appreciated!

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SteveTheCynic
09.21.2020 , 04:51 AM | #2
You're getting squelched because people regard that sort of thing as scamming.

Why? Well, because there are plenty of cases of people who post "click my link and I'll pay you X million credits" (the last one I saw on The Leviathan, late last week, was offering 15 million) and then don't pay.

If you're asking people to pay *you* to click your link(1), well, that's just rude, seeing as how it counts as paying you so that you get Cartel Coins.

You might also be falling foul of the new anti-goldseller stuff, of course.

(1) You're asking about "sellers", which says to me that you expect people to give you money.
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FPDerp
09.23.2020 , 10:28 AM | #3
Ooki thanks for replying. I'm the one doing the paying for ppl to click my links. Is it correct to say i'm a ref link seller?

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EHKodiak
09.23.2020 , 11:38 AM | #4
You're fine. Lots of people do it and it's quite lucrative for both sides. I've got hundreds of referrals myself just since Steam launched.

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MadDutchman
09.23.2020 , 06:01 PM | #5
I ignore chat so I don't really care, but it's generally considered annoying behaviour so expect to be reported
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SteveTheCynic
09.24.2020 , 01:54 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by FPDerp View Post
Ooki thanks for replying. I'm the one doing the paying for ppl to click my links. Is it correct to say i'm a ref link seller?
More accurate to say that you're a buyer.

EDIT: you're paying for clicks, so you are *buying* clicks.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
To go to Belsavis, you must go to Belsavis.
I never had a Fine Mithril Sword of a very powerful glorious invincible hero scout with ruby inlays and platinum engraving in June language