More Site Updates
Hi Everyone, I wanted to post a few additional updates regarding the site. Nothing to major but just to put some things out in the open for everyone to see.
I want to introduce another new moderator we are adding to our team, Randajad_The_Traveller . Please take note when he comments on your post about a rule violation.
So as everyone can see from the "Recent Activity" the number of notifications goes pretty far back. I still see entries from back when the site started over a month ago. Obviously there is no limitations to how far it goes back at this point in time. However, that will not be sustainable. There is no problem now but I think we need to put some sort of limitation on it. I don't think the number of entries is the ideal way to think about it, but more so how far to go back. So my question to everyone here, how long do you want to see your notifications go back? A week? Three days? I was thinking a week but wanted to open the conversation up.
We are currently in the process of updating our cashout system as it is very basic right now. Currently there is a single button (where you choose your payment method) and then one button to confirm your choice. It is then sent to us, we verify and send payment unless there is an issue. At which point we will contact you and we work out all the issues then send payment. Currently we are only accepting payments in $5 increments. You will not be able to cash out for $7, but $5, $10, $15, etc. Please note that we will only deduct coins from your account after payment has been sent, and only the amount worth the value at the current exchange rate. So if you have 1100 coins and cash out, we will send you $5 and remove 1000 coins from your account, leaving the other 100 for you to start the next cash out process.
We plan on changing this in the future, so I wanted to let everyone know about them now. The first change is we will be allowing you to specify how many coins you want to cash out at once. This will be a field that is available during the cashout process. Secondly, we are working on the specifics of offering small discounts for cashing out at higher values. For example, if you wait until you have $15 dollars worth of coins (currently 3000 coins), we will offer a discount of 10%. Meaning you still get $15, but you would only need to trade in 2700 coins. That is an example, and we do not know what limits or levels this will be offered but something we are considering.
Finally, I know that people are getting their payouts really quickly lately. However, this is still a manual process and we need to review all your posts before confirming your cashout. We may need corrections made before you can cash out. All of these are potential delays that could delay how long it takes to confirm your cashout is valid. This is why it is very important to heed the moderators warnings about the rules of the site. However, if you request a payment through PayPal we do want to ensure an immediate payout without needing to wait an additional few days for anything to clear.
Just in case everyone has not read the content from long ago, I want to reiterate that we are bringing this site and community to life via a RAD (rapid application development) model. We always want to improve the site and its offerings for our members, and we want to iterate the revisions to our system rapidly.
Please note that new features can sometimes introduce bugs. Please contact us via the "Contact Us" form above if you find any technical issues with the site not working properly. If we introduce a bug or issue into the system, we should be able to respond quickly enough to fix the glitch if it is within our power.
I understand that many of you are questioning the referral bonus and the fact that you have not yet received your bonus. Due to the influx of new members we have fallen behind in confirming those and getting them out. Rest assured they have all been accounted for and we will be going through them in the coming days. With the new membership being restricted it will allow us to make some decent progress. We will post an update after we have processed all the referrals for you to confirm. Please keep in mind that the green check in the referral page only means that they have confirmed their account. A referral bonus is not processed until they make a single qualifying post. At that point, the referral bonus is valid and you will receive your 25 coins.
I just want to thank everyone for their support thus far. I look forward to the day of turning this into a sustainable community for everyone. As always, we welcome any and all feedback.
For those who have not yet read the updates, please read this very important update: Important Updates for Persona Paper