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Multiple accounts per household

submitted on January 4, 2009 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Just a reminder, as per our contest rules members cannot have more than one account per household

What are the reasons my friend can be disqualified?

You friend cannot live in the same household as you or any other member. Only the first member to sign up from the household will qualify. In addition we reserves the right to disqualify members/friends found attempting to tamper with the contest results.


http://www.buxr.com/info/contest

Even though this is talking about our Refer a Friend contest, the rule generally applies to all Buxr contests.

We do not allow multiple accounts from same household

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  • 14203
    LadyZaxxon
    beginner
    Posted by LadyZaxxon on January 5, 2009
    [reply] 1 0
    CAN TWIN SISTERS SHARE ACCOUNTS?
  • 14213
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on January 5, 2009
    [reply] 1 0
    Sharing an account is not a problem. It is creating a second one associated to the same household that we are having issues with. Friends on Buxr is fine but in my opinion it is very difficult to stay unbiased with your votes when your friend is your sibling, spouse or a roommate. What do you think?
  • 14247
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on January 6, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    I say that you would get a lot more people posting deals and voting if you allowed just two people per house! I mean, think about all the people who tell their family and friends about BuxR, and would like to join, but can't! You could probably double the size of BuxR if you let two people per house! And I think that people would probably vote for their friends but come on, that's what Solstice is doing right now! I think he referred to it as "Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" Isn't that the same thing?
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    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on January 6, 2009
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      No it is not, but I really don't feel like explaining the difference again. Follow the link given below and read the full comment and the previous ones that the excerpt was taken from. Then you may better understand what I meant by that statement.

      http://www.buxr.com/topic/deal.....tiquette_5
    • 14881
    • Bionicle
      beginner
      Posted by Bionicle on January 20, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      What is there to "better understand"?
  • 14250
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on January 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    And besides, they won't only vote for their friends if they want to want to win prizes. Again as Solstice said in

    "Deal voting and etiquette

    2. Consistently voting positive for a single member is not considered good voting etiquette. This creates an unfair advantage in the daily contests, and could cause people to stop voting for that person's deals or those posted by the other voters out of protest. The mods have been known to revoke voting privileges in these cases, and in extreme cases even close accounts. Its fine for members you refer to vote for you, but not just strictly for you, and not on every single deal you post. It just starts looking real shady over time.

    So you see, everyone would stop voting for them and their "unfair advantage" would be gone! Then from there, they would either stop just voting for their friends, or stop posting and voting on BuxR!
  • 14266
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on January 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    What do you think?
  • 14267
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on January 6, 2009
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    Two people, same house, then the ability to share the single account exists.
    (Since I was quoted, I figure that gives me a voice on the issue.)
  • 14272
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on January 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I meant that BuxR let there be 2 accounts per household.
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    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on January 6, 2009
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      I caught that, and just completely disagree personally.
      It would only cause and lead to the very issues that you suggest such a policy would prevent.
      Besides, sharing is one of those primary virtues that should be explored more often.
    • 14278
    • Bionicle
      beginner
      Posted by Bionicle on January 6, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      Ok, so what your saying is that if you were sharing your account with someone and you won the $100 monthly prize you would give half to the other person?
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    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on January 7, 2009
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      No, I would calculate a ratio dispersement based upon our winning submissions, and who submitted which percentage of those. However, I tend to put far too much effort into things, so most people I imagine would go 50/50.
  • 14292
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on January 7, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    So Yan and Mike, what do you say?
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    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on January 7, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      The problem is that we can't say with certainty if it is your same household sibling/partner who created the account or you created second account for yourself. Thus we would like to play on the safe side and avoid possible issues even at a cost of possibly losing some members. Then again, you are welcome to share one account with your same household "friend", so we are not cutting every opportunity for the same household members to be a part of the fun. Wink
  • 14319
    MikeG
    learner
    Posted by MikeG on January 7, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Bionicle, I appreciate you point of view, but introducing 2 accounts per household would open a mess of issues and make it even more complex to police the site than it already is. Moreover, there hasn't been much demand for multiple accts per household, so I don't believe we have much to gain from introducing this.

    I think sharing your acct is a great idea... and it gives you the advantage of being able to submit and vote on more deals.

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