So, I've seen about five users within the past week create programs that can generate random subscribers and then using this "lucky" subscriber in their next program. I'm assuming this is against the guidelines, because this is representing vote soliciting, because they are linking to other's profiles.
The 'lucky' subbers didare people who don't do anything but say "subbed" in the Tips and Thanks which basically enters them in for "vote soliciting and a link to your sub page for free".
Now,I haven't heard anything about this being against the guidelines, but I'm guessing it is because it's advertising profiles/programs and telling people to go vote up their stuff, which adds a third thing: a voting ring.
Thanks in advance!