QUOTE (Blazesian @ Jan 8 2012, 07:27 PM)
Really? I wasn't aware of this. So you're saying ( just to be clear ) I should first submit a support ticket to the freebie sites and ask for permission/give explanation and on any forums message an admin explaining the situation?
--EDIT: Scratch that! Now we're confused b/c the main issue is IP addresses right? If we have two separate computers we'll both be okay, right? Even though we share the same internet connection?
I thought we weren't because I was just flagged for CHECKING my account through my CELL-PHONE which is separate from my laptop? Which is why I figured he couldn't use his laptop to sign up w/o jeopardizing my account.
Without getting advance permission, you are correct that your Dad cannot sign up to any freebie network if you've already completed a freebie site yourself on that network. What I said earlier is correct - your Dad and you would have the same IP address, so if he wishes to sign up to a site on a network to which you already belong, you need to ask in a support ticket if this is permissible.
Separate computers don't generate separate IPs, IP is based on the Internet Service Provider, which is why a different IP was generated when you used your cellphone since it must have a different Internet Service Provider than your home computers.
If your Dad wants to sign up to a freebie network site to which you DO NOT belong, he can do so with no problem. As an example, if you have done NO sites on the XXX network, he can sign up to and complete an XXX site with no problem. If you decide later you want to complete an XXX site, your Dad would need to put in a support ticket, explain that you have the same IP, and ask if you are also permitted to do sites on XXX network.
Each network has its own separate rules on this. Some will allow multiple users from the same IP while others will not. Multiple users from the same IP are a red flag for a possible scammer, so pre-approval is a must if your Dad and you want to complete sites on the same freebie network.
Same goes for A4F, put in a ticket and explain that your Dad wants to join here from the same IP and they may allow it.