Due to some end of the month reports that came in the beginning of this month, we are in a position where we are noticing that some countries are not generating enough income to keep the exchange rate sustainable.
For that reason, we are no longer permitting members from India or the Philippines from joining the site. The reason is simply that we have the traffic numbers from those countries, but the ad revenue does not line up. So therefore, we are handing out more than we are earning. To get the numbers to line up, this is a first step. Additional steps may need to be taken, but we will address that when the time comes. We want to welcome everyone, but we are going to allow current members to contribute coins to other members. If we allow new members from those countries then we run into a situation where some are contributing coins and some are not and that can cause confusion. I do apologize for this, however we have no control over the amount of revenue that the traffic generates from any country.
We will allow all current members from those countries to contribute coins while logged in. However, all public (non-member) traffic from any country outside of the US, UK and Canada will not contribute coins to the any user on the site. This will help close the gap and line up the coins that are going out to the ad revenue coming in. We will still allow members from other countries to join, however until we will not know for sure how much traffic is earning until we reach a certain level. We have reached that level with India and the Philippines. As other countries are observed and increase in traction, decisions will be made to classify them to accurately hand out coins.
We will also be implementing some additional checks into the ad blocker detection algorithm to ensure accuracy. Finally, all members who are in the INACTIVE status for a period of 90 days will begin to lose coins daily. We will post another article in detail when this is implemented.
I know this is short and sweet, but feel free to ask about any additional details and I will elaborate as needed.
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