Referral/Pyramid Schemes

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Seyiji, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Seyiji
    OP

    Seyiji Rawr :3

    Member
    493
    10
    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    PA
    Seriously why do topics like this get locked and edited but those who have Referral/Pyramid Schemes linked in there signatures have a "free ride" to post whatever referral scheme they want?

    Its kind of hypocritical don't you think [​IMG]
     
  2. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Member
    2,053
    0
    Oct 20, 2006
    Probably because links in a sig are not that intrusive. Interesting thing though, 88% of people in a pyramid scheme lose.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    8,988
    173
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    Because if someone wants to post referral links in their sig, they can. But it's when they post a topic about it and everyone keeps replying "PYRAMID SCAM!" and keeps it bumped on the front page when it becomes a problem. So the rule is no topics about them.
     
  4. Seyiji
    OP

    Seyiji Rawr :3

    Member
    493
    10
    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    PA
    Why is it even allowed in the first place is what I'm asking.

    Shouldn't things like that be kept off the forum entirely.
     
  5. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Member
    2,161
    10
    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA
    The majority of the refferal links are not these schemes where most people lose, it is simply things like gaming lagoon where the refferer gets a small cut of whatever the refferee makes (I think this money/credit is provided by gaming lagoon, not sure tho)
     
  6. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    8,190
    43
    Dec 22, 2002
    Australia
    If it's in their sig and non intrusive then it's not really hurting anyone. People can do what they want with their sigs as long as it doesn't contain illegal material or pornography. We don't want to restrict people too much.

    If their sig is deemed to be intrusive we'll remove it but on the whole most of us probably don't care if someone leaves a referrer link in their sigs.
     
  7. qjopera

    qjopera Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    89
    0
    Nov 18, 2006
    United States
    well not all links suck some are quite useful
     
  8. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Member
    5,306
    424
    Aug 2, 2004
    How about if they make it sound viral?

    "So yeah, I was wondering about how I can get this rom to work on my DSlite... WHICH I WON USING THIS LINK"