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Posted 5/25/16 , edited 6/2/16
/Edit: it seems they have restarted the Guest Pass program as I'm getting them again. So the original suggestions are void though I would still love to see the pages redesigned.


Since it appears that you have suspended the Guest Pass system for now, I have two suggestions:

- Temporarily lock the Official Guest Pass Thread as it appears some people are still not reading the information in the first post and continue to ask for Guest Passes. You could always unlock it or replace it with a new pinned thread if a new system replaces the old one or you reinstate the previous system.

- Remove the Guest Pass pages and option from our Profile. It's clutter and causes confusion.
Even if you want to restart the program in the future, a fresh rebuild/redesign of the pages is needed. They are in need of updated code with better user options.

Thanks for you time. Cheers.

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Probably the best thing to do would just be to get rid of the guess pass system altogether and just offer a one time free trial like most other sites do. I know that a lot of people abuse the guess pass system especially before the latest changes you'll implemented. There's a lot of honest people out there who love to support things that they like but there's also a lot of people out there who will cheat, especially if the system is set up and seems to encourage that cheating. Why pay for a membership if one can perpetually keep getting guess passes for free? That's hard for a lot of people to pass up. Even if they can only do so many within a set amount of time then what's to stop them from just using a guess pass here and there and watching all the shows that they want to see while they have it? It's just a system that encourages people not to pay and from a business stand point that's not a very good idea. It also discourages people who are paying and helping to support CR.

Honestly I'm surprised you'll even still use guess passes. At the very least from a business perspective I would put a limit on what people can watch. Say maybe the first three episodes of a series or something? I think it would actually be better just to offer people a free trial the way Netflix, Hulu, Funimation, Amazon, etc does. You get thirty days to try it out. If you don't like it then cancel your membership before the thirty days are over. That just seems so much easier to me.

Locking the Official Guess pass Thread would probably be a very good idea like the op said.

I think it's very commendable that you'll have even offered guess passes to begin with and for as long as you have. You'll are way nicer than I would have been about it lol.
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Posted 6/1/16 , edited 6/5/16
Edit Woot! working ! Awesome <3 :D

I understand the previous comments yet somewhat would still like to see Guest Pass be a thing~.

Probably complicated to do but why not put a cooldown? Example a user can only use another guest pass after x amount of weeks/months.
To prevent users to abuse that and create multiple accounts, only registered users that are minimum x months old can use a guest pass.

The other option could be to give premium members x amount of guest passes every 3 or 6 months instead of being monthly.

Been a premium since 2012, supporting this service for a while now and guest pass never discouraged me in any sort. I always considered this as a way to give back to the anime community who can't always afford paying the service or doesn't have a credit card or a paypal account to actually use the 7-14days trial the site offers. That's pretty much why I enjoy this site more than other sites.

The previous comments are right. Until that issue is solved, locking the Official Guest Pass Thread is not a bad idea


Thank you!
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Posted 6/2/16
Guest passes are actually working again. I received one today.
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Posted 6/2/16

shinryou wrote:

Guest passes are actually working again. I received one today.

Yep. I did as well. I edited the original post.
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