[[help:referral_posting_limit]]

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-== Referral Link Posting Limit ==+== Referral/Third-party Link Posting Limit == 
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 +<del>As of 22 January 2013, referral link posting is subject to a per-user throttling that is determined by the quality of past referral deals.</del>
  
 As of 14 June 2017, referral link posting is no longer allowed, As of 14 June 2017, referral link posting is no longer allowed,
  ([[https://www.cheapies.nz/wiki/help:deal_posting_guidelines#affiliate_referral_links|exception explained here]]). These referral posting limits are only applicable in rare circumstances or for users posting [[https://www.cheapies.nz/wiki/help:price_comparison_site|links or mentioning their third party/price comparison websites]].  ([[https://www.cheapies.nz/wiki/help:deal_posting_guidelines#affiliate_referral_links|exception explained here]]). These referral posting limits are only applicable in rare circumstances or for users posting [[https://www.cheapies.nz/wiki/help:price_comparison_site|links or mentioning their third party/price comparison websites]].
  
-Referral link posting is subject to a per-user throttling that is determined by the quality of past referral deals.+As of 24 July 2018, third-party posting limits are imposed per third-party site as well as per user.  If multiple associated users are posting third-party links for the same site, the posting limit is shared between them
  
-  * By default, users are limited to 1 referral post (deal + forum) every 24 hours or 2 referral posts (deal + forum) every rolling week, **however** +  * By default, each user and each site is limited to 1 referral post (deal + forum) every 24 hours or 2 referral posts (deal + forum) every rolling week, **however** 
-  * Users that have posted referral deals that have low votes will be further limited. The vote average is calculated by taking the sum of (positive vote - negative vote) for each deal post, divided by the number of recent deals. +  * Sites/users that have posted referral deals that have low votes will be further limited. The vote average is calculated by taking the sum of (positive vote - negative vote) for each deal post, divided by the number of recent deals. 
-    * If the vote average across the recent deals is 0 or below, the user cannot submit referral posts until the vote average is corrected over time.+    * If the vote average across the recent deals is 0 or below, the associated user cannot submit referral posts until the vote average is corrected over time.
     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 0 and 3, the user cannot submit referral posts for 2 weeks from the last post.     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 0 and 3, the user cannot submit referral posts for 2 weeks from the last post.
     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 3 and 8, the user's limit is reduced to maximum 1 referral post per week.     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 3 and 8, the user's limit is reduced to maximum 1 referral post per week.
   * Users who have posted good deals with referral links are rewarded - if the two most recent referral deals made the front page, the limit is increased to 3 posts per week.   * Users who have posted good deals with referral links are rewarded - if the two most recent referral deals made the front page, the limit is increased to 3 posts per week.
-  * Users who have reached their referral posting limit will see a warning on the deal submission page. If they continue to submit posts with referral links despite the warning, their account will be placed in the penalty bin+  * Users who have reached their referral posting limit will see a warning on the deal submission page. If they continue to submit posts with referral links despite the warning, their account will be placed in the penalty box
-  * Users who have exceeded their referral posting limit will not be able submit further posts.+  * Users who have exceeded their personal or site referral posting limit will not be able submit further posts.
   * Users who have reached or exceeded their referral posting limits will be able to see further information on the vote average/breakdown of posts in their post history page, visible to themselves and moderators only.   * Users who have reached or exceeded their referral posting limits will be able to see further information on the vote average/breakdown of posts in their post history page, visible to themselves and moderators only.