1. Paladore - Boopets - Icepets
    Do you want to join our staff team? Check out our seeking staff thread.
    Are you looking for new virtual pet sites or sim games to play?
    VPL's sister site the virtual pets blog
    Your advertisement can be seen here. Visit our advertising on virtualpetlist thread for more information.
    Please follow our Rules
    Help us out by Promoting VPL!

Members Spamming for Referrals

Discussion in 'Virtual Pet Information' started by Michi, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Michi

    Michi Hiatus
    Retired VPL Staff VPL Member

    Reputations:
    18
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,224
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    1,185
    Location:
    Lindenwold, New Jersey, United States
    It has come to our attention that members have been pming other users with referral links to petsites. And not just one time, but over and over again if they felt the need to.

    I will say right now, we do not allow this kind of behavior for this site. So I'm warning you now. Do it and your permabanned. Its one of the main rules of the site and it is one that has a zero tolerance policy.

    If you want to support your site do it in other ways. Put the link or banner in your siggy or suggest the site to a user when they post looking for a new pet site board. Even try making a board on another site you go on and advertise it there, but don't go spamming users via pms or comments to do so on the sites there either.

    Thank you for reading guys, and take heart to these words. This won't be put up with anymore. So if someone spams you with a link for a site, report it to us ASAP.
     
    #1
    Lewis likes this.
    support our sponsor and join today
  2. cpvr

    cpvr Owner and Founder
    Administrator

    Reputations:
    724
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    31,180
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Trophy Points:
    4,735
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    And if someone continues to spam you, be sure to report them to the proper pet game that they're trying to refer from, and let their staff know that the user is going around spamming for referrals.
     
    #2
  3. Gabby

    Gabby Inactive on VPL. PM me for off site contact
    Retired VPL Staff Intermediate Programmer VPL Member

    Reputations:
    205
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    7,789
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Trophy Points:
    4,636
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    in a song, New York
    Yeah, it's very important the administrator of the pet site being spammed is aware of the behavior also. Never assume an administrator already knows
     
    #3
  4. SpunkiSpirou

    SpunkiSpirou Pet Game Owner
    Pet Game Owner Banned

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I had a mail about this on here, should I report it to KingdomSky?

    I had someone use my referral link to Goatlings and then straight off give me a referral link to Subeta and then didn't even bother to play Goatlings. - Kinda sad, I thought.



    Edit: Turns out the user who mailed me is banned now anyway.
     
    #4
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  5. Velxeor

    Velxeor Active Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    925
    Fucking bullshit how, despite spamming on every fucking site (and even getting banned on Aywas for it lol), the user spamming people via PM to join Kingdom Sky still has their referrals, referral trophies, and referral prizes.
     
    #5
  6. Peanut

    Peanut Elite Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    234
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    248
    Trophy Points:
    1,175
    Gender:
    Female
    THANK YOU so much for this <333 People were PMing me like CRAZY for referrals to KS... o_O
     
    #6
  7. cpvr

    cpvr Owner and Founder
    Administrator

    Reputations:
    724
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    31,180
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Trophy Points:
    4,735
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    What was their username? We got a report that it was the KS user King that was spamming here. Post the usernames here as well and hopefully report it to KS staff so they can do something about it.
     
    #7
  8. SpunkiSpirou

    SpunkiSpirou Pet Game Owner
    Pet Game Owner Banned

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Yeah that's who I had doing it, but like I say it appears he's banned from here now.

    He was polite about it like would you mind joining this site for me and putting 'King' in the referral bit, but when I like asked a question you know like what is the site about all I got was 'its a virtual pet site' - well duh I know that much but what is it? Is it like Marapets, is it a breeding site, are there freebie daily things, etc.?

    And then something about like when I tried to join it a while back I got some weird message how the site didn't exist, that was when I went to join it, ages ago. And this user was like 'Try it now' and I'm like well I have a lot of tabs open so I'll do it later when I get off YouTube - cause that REALLY uses up my processor's resources.
     
    #8
  9. Velxeor

    Velxeor Active Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    925
    It was King. He was on KS's shout box earlier bragging about hitting 100 referrals.
     
    #9
    cpvr likes this.
  10. SpunkiSpirou

    SpunkiSpirou Pet Game Owner
    Pet Game Owner Banned

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Well I won't be using his referral link. At the end of the day he should have just posted it like on that board on here that says 'Post your referral links' or stuck it in the signature, then if people wanted to do it then they'd click on it. I feel like cause he doesn't even know me, its kinda rude to be trying to get people to do something when you haven't even done the basics of "Hey whats your name?" or "Hey would you like to be friends?".
     
    #10
  11. cpvr

    cpvr Owner and Founder
    Administrator

    Reputations:
    724
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    31,180
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Trophy Points:
    4,735
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    I actually wonder what other sites he's spamming to obtain referrals. Aywas, VPL, and probably some more.:(
     
    #11
  12. Lyrakish

    Lyrakish Superb Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    866
    On Aywas he joined for the sole purpose of spamming people with PM's and his only post was to refer people.

    KS has made a post about it but I won't be happy until he is stripped of his referrals.
     
    #12
  13. uglytrolls

    uglytrolls SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR >:[
    Approved VPL Artist VPL Member

    Reputations:
    314
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,000
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    1,145
    ya i got a pm from him yesterday

    which is kind of stupid considering i had a link to my KS account when he sent the pm
    like thanks for the referral dude but something tells me i wont need it
     
    #13
    Gabby likes this.
  14. cpvr

    cpvr Owner and Founder
    Administrator

    Reputations:
    724
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    31,180
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Trophy Points:
    4,735
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Has he been banned on Aywas it? And can you post the KS news about it for us on another thread?
     
    #14
  15. Lyrakish

    Lyrakish Superb Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    866
    #15
    cpvr likes this.
  16. SpunkiSpirou

    SpunkiSpirou Pet Game Owner
    Pet Game Owner Banned

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    #16
  17. Lyrakish

    Lyrakish Superb Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    866
    Mine took weeks. I didn't get a registered e-mail or anything. All of that and KS is boring as anything. I have no idea what I'm doing. The art is wonderful but I'm not impressed.
     
    #17
  18. Peanut

    Peanut Elite Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    234
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    248
    Trophy Points:
    1,175
    Gender:
    Female
    My acceptance literally took a few hours to one day. xP
    Yeah.. I have to agree though. It's VERY boring. I quit after two days :/
    The navigation was retarded. I had no idea where anything was. Had to keep asking the shoutbox. But after you adopt your pet.. all there is is playing Higher or Lower... that's like the only way to earn too.
     
    #18
    Lewis and Corleone like this.
  19. Lyrakish

    Lyrakish Superb Member
    VPL Member

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    866
    Exactly. I mean there's no welcome newbies message, or a goal for what you want to do. The art is amazing and I love the characters. But...it's all a little too Mary Sue/Gary Stu with how they've conducted things. Like...a child's idea of a fairytale.

    I'll stick to Aywas.
     
    #19
  20. SpunkiSpirou

    SpunkiSpirou Pet Game Owner
    Pet Game Owner Banned

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I got accepted after like 5min, I thought it was going to take FOREVER and a day.

    I think its alright, but yeah finding stuff is hard. Like the icons for inventory etc are so small you have to mouse-over and see what the link is (it says what it is at the bottom of google).
     
    #20

Share This Page