Feature Update: VIP Tickets - Onboard your friends the easy way

in #hive2 years ago
Authored by @roomservice

Dear HIVE Community,
@roomservice here and over the last few weeks I got a few request from people who already use hiveonboard.com referring family and friends to the platform but sometimes run into problems with our security measures like IP blocking or the requirement of phone verification.

This was the reason why I added another feature to @hiveonboard which will be covered in this post.

Sample VIP Ticket

Introducing VIP Tickets

Let's face it - any form verification to prevent abuse sucks from a user experience perspective.

Just imagine you want to invite a very important person, let's say an influencer. In this case you really have to make sure, this user will have the best, easiest and fasted on-boarding mechanic out there.

This would be the perfect use-case for a VIP Ticket!

You could simply send a link like this
to that person and ask him to create an account from there.

Each VIP Ticket code is unique and is only valid for one account creation - therefore never publish an URL with a ticket code in public or send it to more than one person.

VIP Tickets allow user to skip the phone verification because we assume this person is trusted!

If the VIP Ticket is valid and has not been used before, it'll be shown to the user.


How does it work?

  1. Request a VIP Ticket
    Right now, you can request one or more VIP Tickets on Hive Marketing Discord.
    Please leave a message in the #hiveonboard channel and I'll take care of it.

  2. Send the VIP Ticket to a friend
    The easiest way will be to send your referral link including the VIP Ticket to your friend like this:
    As you can see, you only have to add &ticket=... with your VIP Ticket code into the URL.

  3. Friend creates his/her HIVE account
    If the VIP Ticket is valid, it allows to skip phone verification and IP blocking for this specific user.

Plans for the future

Requesting those VIP Tickets on Discord will only be a temporary solution.

On the road-map you'll be able to login into your HIVE account on hiveonboard.com and create VIP Tickets from the web-interface in a fully automated way. From there, the VIP Ticket could easily copied or even printed with an QR code which includes it. So you could print a few and share it the next time you go out.

I'am trying to figure out how to prevent abuse, so if you have any ideas - please leave a comment.



Nice work, I have been working on sign up and referrals all day and some of your posts have been really useful (for example the point surrounding abuse and mobile verification). Keep up the good work!

On another note, we should have sign up and the referral program added within the next week 🎉

That's really awesome news! Thanks for checking in!


A brilliant idea from hiveboard.

Many of the people I invite always complain about the registration, and I think this type of registration is best for important people.

Thanks very much 😊


Just send you an encrypted memo with a few VIP Tickets for your friends.

Thanks very much

So I just need to copy the text right.

You should received 5 Codes. Take one from it (without the quotes -> ") and add it to your referral link like this: https://hiveonboard.com/?ref=starstrings01&ticket=INSERT_CODE_HERE

When the invited person opens the link, the VIP Ticket is automatically entered.

Alternative: you could just tell him/her to go to hiveonboard.com and enter the code via copy/paste:

Wow, thank you. I just understood.

I didn't get it because I was viewing it via peakd but now I get.

I really appreciate, promise to use them to invite people who will share great value with their contents.

Thanks again 😊🙏

hey will I get some VIP tickets plz

Yes, check your wallet send you a transfer with a encrypted memo as well.

super-duper thanks from @attajuttjj to @roomservice


hey there is no memo there


Can you try to login into https://peakd.com - access your wallet and click on the small lock icon, to decrypt the message?


thanks got it


what best for people is what should be done...

Hi, excellent news, right now I'm doing a campaign on my facebook profile, I know that many people will join hive, I noticed that my city had no hivers more than me, I managed to get some friends and family in. However, some of them used my referral link, I am not interested in getting part of the profits from their posts, as they could be

A very good idea from hive board users a lotsof of the people keeps complain about the singup and I think this type of singup is best for vip member .

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Great news hiveonboard.

awesome work as always!

Excellent idea introduced by @roomservice. It will help to attract influencers to Hive platform.

You are owning, love this one.

Some security measures must exist, but yeah, I'm annoyed with such steps while knowing the reason behind it, I can imagine frustrations coming from "normal" user.

Amazing job and feature, definetely the way to onboard new users seamlessly 👍

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I cant wait for the final addition. This has been awesome for me, this addition will make it super easy to onboard even more . thank you for your excellent work. This will really help

Super good idea... Nice idea for the verification code

Such a great idea, anything to make it easier for us noobies to jump on board and get our friends to follow us too! 😀