This is a repeat of a post that I made a year or so ago. A Word (or a Few) About the ING Referral "Thing," PMs, and E-mail Well, seems as if the ING "Thing" is becoming a hot topic once again on the boards. And there has been some discussion on what we do and don't want to see on the boards. Let me tell you my interpretation on what we don't want to see on the boards regarding the ING "Thing." We know that once people find out about ING and the "free" money for referrals, everyone is excited and eager to "share the wealth." Even more so, we know that people are eager to have people help them to get $10 for a referral. But we do not allow people to solicite others on these boards to get or give referrals. That means no "PM me for more information about ING." "IM me for more information about ING." "Would someone PM me a referral?" "Would someone e-mail me a referral?" "I just opened my account and I have 25 referrals left. PM me for more information." And so on and so forth. I think that you get the idea. If you are interested in getting a ING referral e-mail then it is your responsibility to contact someone who may have one. If you see someone who is involved in discussing the merits of an ING account, you can be pretty sure that they have referrals to spare. You can PM (Private Message) or e-mail someone for information. You can PM or e-mail someone by using the appropriate button below their name. If you have referrals to spare and are interested in others contacting you for one, you have the ability to receive e-mails or Private Messages from the boards by turning on these options in your User CP. You do not need to tell people to PM you, or to post your e-mail address in a post. If you choose not to get pop up notifications for your PMs, then you can just check your User CP regularly. An occasion personal message is not a problem - for instance, sometimes someone's PM Inbox is full. (There is limited storage of PMs - both received and sent - so you need to delete unneeded ones every so often. ) You may see someone posting a message to that person that they need to "clean house." But to constantly see people pointing out to others that they have sent so-and-so a PM or e-mail, or have received a PM or e-mail is not necessary since this all can be done - how else? - through e-mail or PM. The ING "Thing" really IS a great thing. (Hey! Even *I* FINALLY jumped on the bandwagon a few months ago and I have been saving monthly with it. ) And we all want to make a few extra dollars. But we must be fair. And this is the best way that we know of to do so. I hope that I have clarified things somewhat for all of you. If you have any questions on any of this, feel free to ask.