What does "boycotting" a program mean?
A program which is boycotted appears on our Boycott List. This means that GPTBoycott encourages members, advertisers and other webmasters to boycott this program. The effects of such a boycott are wide-ranging, but some may be of particular note. For every site which is boycotted, this site produces a page detailing the reasons behind the boycott, as well as the complaints we have received about that program. This warns visitors about the specific bad business practices of boycotted programs. Many get-paid sites also refuse to allow advertising for boycotted programs.
What is the procedure for boycotting a program?
In order to boycott a program, we must
first receive ten complaints about that program. These complaints must be submitted via our complaint submission form
. Once we receive ten complaints about a program, the staff of this site will assess the validity of those complaints, and if satisfied that at least ten valid
complaints have been filed, and that there is just cause to boycott the program, the site will be boycotted.
How do I submit a complaint?
Complaints must be submitted via our complaint submission form
. Complaints entered on our discussion forum or via the contact form will not be used to boycott a program under any circumstances. Exceptionally where a visitor mistakenly uses the dead program report form to register a complaint, the complaint will be counted.
Why should I submit a complaint?
An article has been posted on-site which details various reasons why you should file a complaint with us. The article can be read here
. In essence though, we cannot add programs to our Watch List or Boycott List without receiving complaints, and so it is essential for the future of GPTBoycott that users file complaints with us.
Do I have to be a member of a program to submit a complaint?
We encourage both members and non-members to register complaints about sites. In assessing whether complaints are valid the staff of this site will determine whether a complaint from a non-member should be counted. Whether the complaint will be counted will depend entirely on its nature, and this will vary from complaint to complaint. For example, a complaint that a site is wildly unsustainable may be counted from a non-member, whereas a complaint that a site is not paying a third party may not be counted from a non-member.