Hello @“Andrew at Bulb”
There’s one potential change I’d recommend. There’s a loop hole in the rules per @“Will at Bulb” 's post which is:
16.4.9. As an exception to 16.4.8., Personal Links may be shared on Bulb platforms, or Bulb profiles on other platforms as a direct response to a non-Bulb member requesting a Personal Link, as long as the owner of the Personal Link is unaffiliated with the non-Bulb member.
However it does potentially raise another problem. It’s in good spirit (and I’ve even just done it this morning on a post with someone asking) - is it still leads to a lot of Spam. I think the rules need to be clearer to potentially say on the Bulb Community either a limit of one link (ie once the customer has got the response they needed, no one else is allowed to spam it) or strictly PM only.
You can see it first hand here: http://community.bulb.co.uk/discussion/2164/anyone-want-free-100
I was shocked to see no one replied all night, so I jumped at the chance this morning (who wouldn’t say no to a chance of a free £100 and keeping within the rules and helping the prospect) - however as soon as I did the thread then got flooded with other users who also wanted to try and get their link out there.
It should be either first come first serve (better user experience for the prospect), or forced on PM only. The only downside to the PM route is I’m pretty sure the prospect will get flooded with about 100 PM’s by the end of the first day (the Referral scheme is that good people just cannot resist trying). The one benefit to people posting the reply publicly is at least then people know that users question has been answered, and that can be solved by a simple ‘First to post’ ruleset, there the lucky one who helps the member out first gets the link.
What’s peoples thoughts?
I mean there is a whole other solution, which I know will not be good for referers and that’s to offer the £100 (or £50 from next week) bonus to customers who sign up even without being referred. That way Referrals will only go to those who actually referred someone As right now, a new customer signing up is missing out on free cash not to take a referral from a stranger!