Well, it is done! I sent out emails, yet we still had many that didn’t come back and login and surf, so, all but the ones that are obvious referrers, meaning, they had well over 10,000 credits on their account, have been deleted. I am going to guess here, but I believe it was somewhere around 50-60 members, that is a pretty good chunk, but, I had to do it to clean up the database so that the surf will run smoothly for the rest of us.
Now that we a consensus on the time limit established, the next step is to clean up the “undesirable” websites. As the rules clearly state, there are certain types of sites that are NOT allowed.
You must Surf at Least 500 pages WITHIN 24 HOURS OR YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED!
NO SOUND!, Adult, PTP, PTC, Get Rich Quick, E-mail Harvestors, or SCAM Sites will be approved, so please don’t submit them!
VIOLATORS SITES WILL BE SUSPENDED! ONLY ONE ACCOUNT PER USER!
It is time for another poll, as always, the poll will be there for everyone, it is up to all of you to help me on this, and it will go beyond just the poll. Last night, while surfing, an ADULT site popped up! I am sorry if anyone here saw that and was upset by it. How did this happen? The site was listed as a “Make Money” site, and, when I activated it, it was! This was a blogger site, so, as is this part of this site, the content is subject to change at any time. This leads me to be suspect of other sites of that type, however, it is just like a gun control law, ‘guns don’t kill people, it is the people that misuse the guns that kill people’ so no, a blogger site is not bad, but, and this is where the poll will come in, a “make money” blogger site could be.
We have many members that have legitimate business websites, and that is for whom this site was built, but, a surf site is controlled by the numbers, simple math, we have to have members that surf! Also simple math, is the fact that most of the accounts that were deleted, were of that “make money” group, the user had signed up, surfed 100 pages, and disappeared, see where this is headed?
The new poll that you will find in the sidebar, will address the different types of sites and you should select all that apply.
I know that many of you are promoting these “questionable” sites, so, you in particular need to vote in the poll. As the poll will reflect as many types of site as I can think of, I may miss something, so, just contact me and let me know if I do. This poll is a more serious poll than the others, as it effects many of our current members, and many of the new members yet to come. Don’t worry, I am a fair person, and as always, the final decision will be somewhere in the middle of the poll results, that is why it is so important that everyone votes! If you don’t vote, then your opinion will not be reflected in the results. So, please, everybody VOTE!
For those still reading, you are the more dedicated surfers here, as many will not even read thia, those that do, and make it this far, will be the ones that make the decision, and will be of the most assistance in the next part, the reporting! Yes, the reporting, that has been the basis of the rules on this site since the beginning, it was and is, up to you, to report a site that you find violates the rules! I thank you all for understanding, this site is not just another surf site, this site is a “team” site, you do not get paid to surf and you do not get credits just because you fill out a form.
From now on, NEW members WILL NOT receive bonus credits upon sign-up! There will also be no referral bonuses on the new members signing up! OUCH! I can hear it now! The way it will be, from now on, NEW MEMBERS MUST SURF 500 PAGES at the time of sign up!
Referral Bonuses will also be applied, once the new member has surfed the required 500 pages! The bonuses for showing your referral pages will remain the same, it is just the sign up bonuses that will be effected. This may sound a little bit harsh, and yes, it will stop some from signing up, that is ok, it is these members that surf 100 pages and go away. You may wonder why the referral bonuses are included, simple, there are those that, refer themselves and then disappear!
I have seen a pattern, a new member will sign up, surf 100 pages, get a referral or two, that also surf 100 pages, yet they apply all of their credits, sign-up and referral bonuses, to identical sites, and then go away! Yes, we have all seen that the same site shows over and over, that is one reason why. I have allowed it to this point because they have surfed the required 100 pages, but, this will happen no more!
Those that truly are referring know this well, it takes time to get a referral, maybe a friend will sign up, but identical sites, listed in the same way, with the same amount of credits? Yes, it is obvious! So, after I publish this post, these changes will go inte effect and I will create the poll, then, an email will be sent. I hate to be so strict, but, as always, things get abused, and the rest of us are the ones that suffer, however, this WILL NOT change anything for our team players, you will get your referral bonuses, it will just add more work for me! So, keep on referring! Keep on surfing! We will keep on getting our traffic!
I have saved the worst for the last, but, if you are here for quality traffic, traffic that will help your site, and not just a bunch of pageviews by the same person, which Google and the others, look at as SPAM, the surf timer must be changed, sorry. I like to see that my site was visited 2 or 3 thousand times a day too, but, those of you that wish to truly help your website, and not just throw a bunch of crap in the wind, this will be good news to you!
Let me explain, anything less than 30 seconds, actually hurts your sites pagerank (PR)! In the early days of this site, the timer was set at 30 seconds, and one of the sites I have in rotation, had a PR of 4, after 6 months or so of the 5 second timer, that site has a PR of 2! That is not the goal for those trying to help their site! So, as of now, the surf timer will be set at 30 seconds! You will see less of the “questionable” sites, and it will weed out those that are here to just “hit and run”! Yes, we will lose a few members over this, but I would rather get 1 good visit to my site than 6 bad ones, I hope that you feel the same, if not, we will miss you, and I am sorry, but I have to clean this site up.