When is a referral not a referral??? - HotUKDeals
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#1
the exact same deal was posted in another thread a couple of months ago - but allowed.


Now removed.

The company you are referring to - we are checking it out, but the final decision lies with admin. The fact that you used the name of HotUKDeals without prior permission was the main reason your post was pulled.
banned#2
emmajk42
Now removed.


I did mention that!

The company you are referring to - we are checking it out, but the final decision lies with admin. The fact that you used the name of HotUKDeals without prior permission was the main reason your post was pulled.


To be honest - I thought using the name would be something you'd be pleased about. Apologies if doing so offended. It can easily be changed to whatever you feel appropriate.

By virtue of being a customer (which I assume is not being questioned?), I am able to facilitate a deal that is likley to be the best offer on the net for webhosting - with zero benefit to myself. I thought that would be a good thing not bad?

PS - cheers for moving as requested!
#3
If a special discount is being arranged for HUKD users then we should be notified by the contact us form so that we can check everything out...
[admin]#4
I am able to facilitate a deal that is likley to be the best offer on the net for webhosting - with zero benefit to myself. I thought that would be a good thing not bad?


Particularly as I am effectively being accused of benifiting - which is most definately not the case.


As far as I understand anyone can "facilitate" a Dreamhost code and decide what % to give on. However you do benefit because the second tier will result in commissions (i.e. first tier gets full $97 but if they then sign someone up - second tier - you would get a cut).
banned#5
Admin
As far as I understand anyone can "facilitate" a Dreamhost code and decide what % to give on. However you do benefit because the second tier will result in commissions (i.e. first tier gets full $97 but if they then sign someone up - second tier - you would get a cut).


That would depend on someone else benefiting on this offer and finding someone to pay full price - and my own account set up to accept a tier system cut. This is done when you first open an account - and mine is set not to do so. I completely appreciate that I cannot prove that to you - but a fact nonetheless.

So, as I have already stated, I'm am not arguing against your decision (which Ive stated I accept as final) it does beg the question on the so many numerous codes that get posted. I would bet a fair percentage are posted for personal benefit and go un-noticed. I made everything perfectly clear in my post regarding the voucher - so maybe a little too honest for my own good.

Anyway - no problem. I didn't post this here to start an arguement - more to ask what others opinions were. Its a great pity you wont allow it - as I doubt you would argue it really is a fantastic deal.

Thanks for your reply.
[admin]#6
guv I am more than aware of Dreamhost codes so it's not your honesty that flagged anything. We are continually pulling Dreamhost codes down - you're not the first.

As far as I know the second tier referral has nothing to do with full price and isn't turned off. I thought you can choose either % or £ for either first or second tier but that the earnings of $5/person is automatic.

If you see any personal codes please let us know. Members regularly do notify us. A recent example is Lovefilm.
[admin]#7
I will see if we can get a hukd code and then it will be a non-issue.
[admin]#8
HUKDMAX

That's the max discount code. People can use that in their posts from now on and then there's no issues of self-promo.
banned#9
Admin

As far as I know the second tier referral has nothing to do with full price and isn't turned off. I thought you can choose either % or £ for either first or second tier but that the earnings of $5/person is automatic.



I can see your point - though appreciate that was not the purpose of the post. Anyone buying with full discount applied there is no "commision" - including tiers. By that, I mean the person I "went through" would not benefit because I had given all the pot away. That would similarly apply to anyone that did the same beyond me. However, I have to accept that if someone managed to do so without a coupon from using this code (however unlikely that would be - the codes are everywhere!!), then I think you are correct there would be $5 in my "pot".

Its actually a shame they do that - then this discussion would not be happening and HUKD peeps could sign up to a fantastic deal and you and everyone else would be happy!
[admin]#10
By that, I mean the person I "went through" would not benefit because I had given all the pot away. That would similarly apply to anyone that did the same beyond me.


The $97 is not associated with the second tier $5. To dreamhost they don't care what amount from the $97 you give or not so it makes no difference to them if you are passing on 100% or not.

and HUKD peeps could sign up to a fantastic deal and you and everyone else would be happy!


Use HUKDMAX
banned#11
Admin



Use HUKDMAX


All done (as I can see you've already spotted!) :giggle:

PS - I could deactivate the ones I had previously created so you can take on if you'd like them.
banned#12
I knew it would do well:giggle:

Now sitting comfortably on the front page of "hot deals"!!!:giggle:
#13
Sorry was just trying to understand this as i got a dreamhost account, if i remember correctly i can do the same as you guv, but once the people sign up i get a percentage back in what else they purchase and if they refer other i get a further percentage back, this is one of the reason on others sites it has been banned posting of dreamhost codes, i mean it's their marketing gimmick as they oversell their services. The only codes i have used were the codes dreamhost themselves have posted, for celebrating the years, but then you had people creating similar ones and posting them in all the sites to attract people.
Sorry not trying to accuse you of anything as i always look at the benefit of things, i don't care if someone gets me a deal and benefits in that sense, i work in finance that is how it works! But i just feel that these are not a good deal, I hope i make sense!

Forgot to mention been with dreamhost for about 3-4 years, i would rate them 7/10 at the moment. You get what you pay for! ;)
banned#14
hmsq82
Sorry was just trying to understand this as i got a dreamhost account, if i remember correctly i can do the same as you guv, but once the people sign up i get a percentage back in what else they purchase and if they refer other i get a further percentage back,


Not sure if you are saying I benefit or not - but if you read above, you will see I dont! HUKD potentially could - (its their own registered code - by them!)
#15
guv
Not sure if you are saying I benefit or not - but if you read above, you will see I dont! HUKD potentially could - (its their own registered code - by them!)

Yeah i read the above, i was just trying to say, that with dreamhost it will always come out as people benefiting, (because that is how the system work) that is why they never allow them elsewhere.
I see the benefit in it, but at the end of the day dreamhost use this system as a way of driving sales,And it works!
banned#16
hmsq82
Yeah i read the above, i was just trying to say, that with dreamhost it will always come out as people benefiting, (because that is how the system work) that is why they never allow them elsewhere.
I see the benefit in it, but at the end of the day dreamhost use this system as a way of driving sales,And it works!


I think I know what you mean. ie its a promotion that attracts people to sign up! Whatever next! :giggle:

Nah, I do know what you mean though. In the thread for the deal Ive started, Ive been accused 3 times now of benefiting from it and it is effectively a pyramid scheme. Only thing, people dont get rich on pyramid schemes - and especially in this one because not even the first in get anything when its used in this way!

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