The referral program does exist but was not in effect when I posted the thread nearly a month ago. Even if I were to post the exact thread now, the urls I posted did not have my referral ID. Check my original posts to see that I did not attach my referral ID to my post.
If I were just trying to get the referral fees I would have altered my post on the day the referral program took effect, and you'd see my referral ID attached to the URL instead of no referral ID.
Next time please learn how Bitshares works before smearing the messenger. Actually confirm your information before making a fool out of yourself. Considering you don't even own any MAID, you've got less of a stake than I do and are just trolling.
Finally, there is no reason why anyone has to state up front what coins they hold or don't hold. For all we know you could be a holder in Ethereum and be trying to sabotage both the Bitshares and SAFE Network projects, since by your own words you don't even have a financial stake in SAFE Network.
Consider what SAFE Network represents. Consider the fact that once anonymous currencies are brought into existence, it will become impossible to know who is a shill for what. So the fact that you even care who could be shilling for what does not look good for your mental health going forward. I'll be honest and say that I do not concern myself with what tokens or what coins other people are holding, I look only at what people contribute, what they bring.
If you hold whatever tokens it does not matter as long as you're trying to help the project. A lot of people own a lot of dollars, but we don't say they are a shill for the dollar, so this kind of thinking is in my opinion ridiculous and will lead to people being declared shills if they have any job for any company in the crypto-industry. If you work for Blockstream there are people who might think you're a shill for Bitcoin, if you work for a bank people might think you're a shill for the bank, but no one knows what is in anyone's heart and speculating like that is counter-productive.
FACT: The referral program took effect on November 4th.
FACT: I created this thread on October 20th.
FACT: The referral program requires you have a lifetime account and requires that you attach your referral ID to the url.
FACT: There are no referral IDs attached to any of the urls I posted because when I made my posts the referral program hadn't taken effect and I had no intentions of putting a referral on this thread evidenced by the fact that November 4th is long passed and I didn't edit my original posts.
Follow the facts and then judge my actions. Don't take the opinions of trolls as fact, especially if they don't hold any stake in either project and endorse centralized exchanges.