Quick note on the purchasing-giftcards-w ith-points issue...
Currently, you have the ability to buy gift cards with points. We do understand this is a possible loophole for our naughty-naughty farmers. But rather than over-complicate the buying power of our points any more, we're just going to keep an eye out. The minimum gift card amount is $25, and that takes a little work to get enough points for, so rather than discourage people from buying gift cards as gifts for friends and family, since a large portion of our community does that around the holidays, we are just going to monitor suspicious behavior. Luckily, this new system has greatly helped us do away with our large loopholes, and since we are aware of this small one, we can better monitor it. Thanks for being flexible and supportive!
Also, per our amazing community staff, we have a little fix for those that enjoy gifting points to students.
Most, if not all of you, regularly earn yourselves standard Eden gift cards. Our community staff has offered to split those gift cards amounts into smaller gift cards. ie. If you earn a $25 gift card doing a video review, or in a contest, you can request your contact to split it into five $5 gift cards.
Those gift cards will be the universal type, so your students will be able to use them freely.
To clarify, we still can't gift points. They are locked to the account that earned them.
It would just open up all of our previously closed loopholes if we adjusted that. However, regular gift cards that are awarded for different assignments or contests can be split apart. We do request for the sanity of our community team that the gift card amounts be in even, equal amounts.
One $25 card = five $5 cards.