[[help:referral_posting_limit]]

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 These referral posting limits are only applicable in rare circumstances or for users posting [[help:price_comparison_site|links or mentioning their third party/price comparison websites]]. These referral posting limits are only applicable in rare circumstances or for users posting [[help:price_comparison_site|links or mentioning their third party/price comparison websites]].
  
-Referral link posting is subject to a per-user throttling that is determined by the quality of past referral deals.+Referral link posting is subject to a per-user and per-site throttling that is determined by the quality of past referral deals. If multiple associated users are posting third-party links for the same site, the posting limit is shared between them.
  
-  * By default, users are limited to 1 referral post (deal + forum) every 24 hours or 2 referral posts (deal + forum) every rolling week, **however** +  * By default, users/sites are limited to 1 referral post (deal + forum) every 24 hours or 2 referral posts (deal + forum) every rolling week, **however** 
-  * Users that have posted referral deals that have low votes will be further limited. The vote average is calculated by taking the sum of (positive vote - negative vote) for each deal post, divided by the number of recent deals.+  * Users/sites that have posted referral deals that have low votes will be further limited. The vote average is calculated by taking the sum of (positive vote - negative vote) for each deal post, divided by the number of recent deals.
     * If the vote average across the recent deals is 0 or below, the user cannot submit referral posts until the vote average is corrected over time.     * If the vote average across the recent deals is 0 or below, the user cannot submit referral posts until the vote average is corrected over time.
     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 0 and 3, the user cannot submit referral posts for 2 weeks from the last post.     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 0 and 3, the user cannot submit referral posts for 2 weeks from the last post.
     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 3 and 8, the user's limit is reduced to maximum 1 referral post per week.     * If the vote average across the recent deals is between 3 and 8, the user's limit is reduced to maximum 1 referral post per week.
-  * Users who have posted good deals with referral links are rewarded - if the two most recent referral deals made the front page, the limit is increased to 3 posts per week. +  * Users/sites who have posted good deals with referral links are rewarded - if the two most recent referral deals made the front page, the limit is increased to 3 posts per week. 
-  * Users who have reached their referral posting limit will see a warning on the deal submission page. If they continue to submit posts with referral links despite the warning, their account will be placed in the penalty bin. +  * Users/sites who have reached their referral posting limit will see a warning on the deal submission page. If they continue to submit posts with referral links despite the warning, their account will be placed in the penalty bin. 
-  * Users who have exceeded their referral posting limit will not be able submit further posts. +  * Users/sites who have exceeded their referral posting limit will not be able submit further posts. 
-  * Users who have reached or exceeded their referral posting limits will be able to see further information on the vote average/breakdown of posts in their post history page, visible to themselves and moderators only.+  * Users/sites who have reached or exceeded their referral posting limits will be able to see further information on the vote average/breakdown of posts in their post history page, visible to themselves and moderators only.
  
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