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Announcing the BZP Referral Program


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted May 16 2014 - 09:16 AM

Today we have the pleasure of announcing a new feature on BZPower, the Referral Program. The idea is that you know LEGO fans who aren't BZPower members, and BZPower is always looking for new members. With this program, you can invite your friends to join the site, and both you and your friends get some perks as a result. Check out the topic for more information about referrals and how you can participate!

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Posted May 16 2014 - 10:22 AM

Great to see this feature implemented! 

 

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Posted May 16 2014 - 10:30 AM

heyyy, this is a neat idea. could definitely help spread the word about this dying site. i really hope this helps boost BZPower's activity, this place needs attention so badly.


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Posted May 16 2014 - 10:42 AM

There's someone I've been trying to get on BZP anyway, so this works out well.


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Posted May 16 2014 - 02:25 PM

This sounds like a neat idea. I don't think any of my friends are into Lego that much though, so I don't think I could refer them to BZP. But I guess I could try, right? :)


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Posted May 16 2014 - 03:49 PM

Sounds like a neat idea, but I don't think I know anybody that I could even refer (although that's fine, since only the proto boost would really apply to me, and I'd like to get that last point the old fashioned way if ever).


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Posted May 16 2014 - 05:26 PM

This is insane. I'm not yet decided on whether it's a good thing or a bad thing yet (more members is good but I don't necessarily think all the incentives make sense). But it's definitely insane.
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Posted May 16 2014 - 05:35 PM

This is insane. I'm not yet decided on whether it's a good thing or a bad thing yet (more members is good but I don't necessarily think all the incentives make sense). But it's definitely insane.

What about it makes it insane?

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Posted May 16 2014 - 08:44 PM

I would, but...

 

All of my friends have sort of given up on Bionicle and Lego altogether, and wouldn't be interested anymore. Sigh.


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Posted May 16 2014 - 09:09 PM

I'll be interested in seeing how many members join and stay through this program.

 

Would the Proto boosts and the six-month Premiership be in any way transferrable, akin to the way they are when given as contest prizes to those who already have full Proto and/or lifetime Premiership?


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Posted May 16 2014 - 09:10 PM

This is insane. I'm not yet decided on whether it's a good thing or a bad thing yet (more members is good but I don't necessarily think all the incentives make sense). But it's definitely insane.

What about it makes it insane?


I dunno... just the audacity of the proposal. The outlandishness of it. I didn't mean it as an insult (again, it could genuinely do good for the site, although I'm upset about post count increases as a reward since I think that furthers the impression of post count as a points system rather than as an unbiased measure of a person's activity). I meant it in the same "crazy-cool" sense as deflecting asteroids with lasers or building a house out of a beached submarine.

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Posted May 16 2014 - 09:22 PM

of post count as a points system rather than as an unbiased measure of a person's activity

I'd partly agree with you, but I'd like to bring up that, as there are many forum sections in which posts don't count, it's not actually (completely, in any case) a measure of how active someone is on the site. 


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Posted May 16 2014 - 09:37 PM



 

of post count as a points system rather than as an unbiased measure of a person's activity

I'd partly agree with you, but I'd like to bring up that, as there are many forum sections in which posts don't count, it's not actually (completely, in any case) a measure of how active someone is on the site. 

 

Post count is actually kind of a bad way to determine activity. There are a lot of otherwise active users that just don't post all that much anymore, if they ever did. The blogs aren't even a part of the forums, and many members have made that their BZP home and are very active even if they don't often tread the waters of the forums.


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Posted May 16 2014 - 11:54 PM

Well, this sounds good.

 

These incentives will definitely get people referring.


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Posted May 17 2014 - 12:08 AM

A Referral Program? Sounds Interesting


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Posted May 17 2014 - 12:31 AM

There's someone I've been trying to get on BZP anyway, so this works out well.

Same here! Nothing says "please be a giant nerd with me" quite like the allure free set raffles and a month of premier :D 

Hopefully I sway some folks I know 'cause I am so lonely on here :P


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Posted May 17 2014 - 01:53 AM

Woo! I reeled someone in! He seems less than thrilled about it though... 

 

Hm...  It says that the referral is still pending even though he's signed up... Is that normal?


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Posted May 17 2014 - 02:11 AM

From the two I reeled in (who hopefully should start posting more) it seems as if they need to post first.


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Posted May 17 2014 - 07:52 AM

Once someone joins using your link, they need to make at least one post on BZPower for the referral to count. At that point, the following perks will be rewarded to the referrer and the referee.

So says the official BZP Referral Program page.


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Posted May 17 2014 - 07:55 AM

heyyy, this is a neat idea. could definitely help spread the word about this dying site. i really hope this helps boost BZPower's activity, this place needs attention so badly.

agreed i dont even know what bzpower is


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Posted May 17 2014 - 08:21 AM

 

Once someone joins using your link, they need to make at least one post on BZPower for the referral to count. At that point, the following perks will be rewarded to the referrer and the referee.

So says the official BZP Referral Program page.

 

You know, I wonder if OTC posts count towards this.

 

Or is it only posts that count towards postcounts?


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Posted May 17 2014 - 09:52 AM

Woo! I reeled someone in! He seems less than thrilled about it though... 
 
Hm...  It says that the referral is still pending even though he's signed up... Is that normal?

From the two I reeled in (who hopefully should start posting more) it seems as if they need to post first.

 

You know, I wonder if OTC posts count towards this.
 
Or is it only posts that count towards postcounts?

Anyone you refer needs to make a post in a forum where posts count before the referral counts.

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Posted May 17 2014 - 10:09 AM

Ah, thanks for the clarification, B6.


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Posted May 17 2014 - 01:43 PM

It's a really cool idea IMO; who knows, it might actually work out well. :)


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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 11:49 AM

Is it possible to retroactively gain the benefits of referrals if the person I referred verifies that it was I who referred them? 


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Posted Jun 26 2014 - 12:11 PM

Is it possible to retroactively gain the benefits of referrals if the person I referred verifies that it was I who referred them?

No, we're not going to go back through all those records for everyone, sorry.

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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 07:20 PM

Ah, I assumed as much. That's fine.
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Posted Jun 27 2014 - 11:56 PM

So, I have a question. I know that plenty of members have siblings using the site, but let's just say I get my brother to join. How will the staff/the site/whatever know that the account belongs to my brother, not me? Does it check by email, or is there another method? Just curious because people may abuse the system by creating a new email then joining, but please don't get me wrong, I'm not the kind of person that would do this.

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Posted Jun 28 2014 - 07:08 AM

So, I have a question. I know that plenty of members have siblings using the site, but let's just say I get my brother to join. How will the staff/the site/whatever know that the account belongs to my brother, not me? Does it check by email, or is there another method? Just curious because people may abuse the system by creating a new email then joining, but please don't get me wrong, I'm not the kind of person that would do this.

If we told you how we check for duplicate accounts, it would make it easier for people to bypass it. :P

Emails are certainly part of it, but we've also been doing this for over a decade and have other ways of telling.

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Posted Jun 28 2014 - 11:27 AM

Alright, thanks for the answer.
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