All new accounts begin on probation. The probation period is a precaution in place to protect all parties involved in the selling process. During the probation period affiliates are not able to receive instant commissions, but can receive delayed commissions and promote as normal. This does not limit the seller's ability to sell their products, nor does it change any other account specifics.
The system uses an algorithm to determine when an affiliate is eligible to be moved off of probation, using many factors including, but not limited to, affiliate sales, refunds, and other stats. Once the algorithm has determined that an affiliate is eligible to be removed from probation, the system will automatically update the affiliate and remove the new account probation.