(updated 3/30/2012) - Due to abuse we have stopped the click referral part of the program. However, we have kept the rest of the program in tact.
How to Earn Rewards
Rewards are earned by posting decks and responding to threads or leaving feedback on decks in our deck database. The rewards are as follows:
- Posting a Deck
The first deck that is posted in every 7 day period by each member will earn that member 5 points. All other deck submissions earn 0 points.
- Forum Submissions and Deck Comments
Each post earns 1 point if it contains at least 25 characters. However, bonuses can be earned as follows:
First Post Bonus: The first post you make each 24-hour period will result in an additional 3 points if the post is 100 characters or more for a total of 4 points.
Medium Post Bonus: Posts containing more than 200 characters will receive an additional 1 point for a total of 2 points.
Large Post Bonus: Posts containing more than 500 characters will receive an additional 2 points for a total of 3 points.
Forum Rule Violations and Reward Program Abuse
Moderators have the ability to remove points from a user for any post that violates the forum rules, or when a user is suspected of abuse of the Point Reward System. In extreme cases where a user is warned a moderator has the ability to ban a user from the Reward program completely.
MTGFanatic.com reserves the right to collect payment by any means necessary for merchandise purchased through misuse of the forum rewards program. Means of collections can include, but is not limited to:
- Charging the credit card on file with us.
- Billing the individual by paypal or mail.
- Removing existing store credit with our company.
- Deducting payment from sales made to our business.
We take this very seriously, as abuse of this program is essentially theft since we are providing our members with free credit for merchandise on our website. If you do not agree to these terms, you can choose to not participate in the program by either not cashing inyour points, or by contacting a customer service representative and we will remove your account from this program.
Moderators will have the ability to run contests and to reward any number of points to users as a type of prize for the contest winner(s). The contests will need to be approved by Myself. A simple email containing the contest rules and reward summary will need to be submitted to our customer service department. Once the email is read and approved by myself the contest can begin.
Each user is able to flag a post so it can be reviewed by a moderator. Once the post is approved by a moderator, it will be unable to be flagged again to prevent moderators from reviewing the same post many times. While a post is being reviewed it will not be visible. If a post is not approved by a moderator, then the points awarded for the post will be removed from the user and the post will be deleted.
The points can be redeemed for the following rewards. The rewards come in the form of a gift certificate that is applied to your account and is listed during the checkout process as a link you can click on to apply the discount to your order.
- 300 points: $5.00 gift certificate
- 575 points: $10.00 gift certificate
- 1400 points: $25.00 gift certificate
- 2700 points: $50.00 gift certificate
- 5000 points: $100.00 gift certificate
Points can be redeemed here.
I am hoping that these rewards will help grow the size of our community to bring in new active members, and to help current members to remain active. Due to the reward and punishment system in place I hope to decrease the number of "Trolls" on the site, and increase the volume of quality posts on the site.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I see how many points I have?
You can see your points in several places: by clicking on the account menu, when you view your profile, the forum stats to the left of your post when you post in the forum, and in the Account Drop down menu.