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    How to I get the Referral url links working for my Members?

    Here is what the FAQ in VB Version 4 says:

    "Whenever you view a thread, you will find a link somewhere on the page which will allow you to send a brief message to anyone you like. Your referrer ID is added to the link you send, so if your friend registers on this forum as a result of viewing the link you sent to them, your referrals total will automatically be credited."

    But where or how can a member use a direct link to send to another to register at >> forums/register.php ?

    Example Goof 1:
    If our Member #63733 gives out the following referral link, his first and last name do not appear in the Referred By box:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register....ferrerid=63733
    PHP Code:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register.php?referrerid=63733 
    Example Go-Around 2:
    If our Member #63733 gives out the following referral link to a "thread", and the guest clicks on the register.php link , then the Member's User Name appears in the Referred By Box where it should be:
    http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthrea...ferrerid=64728

    PHP Code:
    www.ipiu.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35763&referrerid=64728 
    Can you help?

    DAVID COPELAND
    Licensed VB Holder Since 2000
    Celebrating 20 Years with VB

  • #2
    Click on thread tools. Select email this page. That's all there is to it.
    I drank WHAT?! - Socrates

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Biker View Post
      Click on thread tools. Select email this page. That's all there is to it.
      That's just it, members have to click on a thread to email their referral ID to that particular thread (which is not the sign up register.php link to join the forum). I need to know how a member can email the link to the sign-up register.php link at a VB site where they can join (not read a thread).

      DAVID COPELAND
      Licensed VB Holder Since 2000
      Celebrating 20 Years with VB

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      • #4
        Originally posted by David Copeland View Post
        But where or how can a member use a direct link to send to another to register at >> forums/register.php ?

        Example Goof 1:
        If our Member #63733 gives out the following referral link, his first and last name do not appear in the Referred By box:
        http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register....ferrerid=63733
        PHP Code:
        http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register.php?referrerid=63733 
        Can you help?
        Hey David,

        Just sent you a PM on .org, but also just tried your link here: http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register.php?referrerid=63733

        I get "John Sanderson" as my referrer, it shows in the box just fine.

        (Because this is all relating to cookies and stuff, it might be showing wrong for you due to the cookies in your browser not letting the value change. Try it on a different browser. )
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ace View Post
          Hey David,

          Just sent you a PM on .org, but also just tried your link here: http://www.ipiu.org/forums/register.php?referrerid=63733

          I get "John Sanderson" as my referrer, it shows in the box just fine.

          (Because this is all relating to cookies and stuff, it might be showing wrong for you due to the cookies in your browser not letting the value change. Try it on a different browser. )
          What browser and version did you use?

          DAVID COPELAND
          Licensed VB Holder Since 2000
          Celebrating 20 Years with VB

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          • #6
            Originally posted by David Copeland View Post
            What browser and version did you use?
            Firefox 3.6 and IE8 (and for a laugh, IE9) - but I had only ever visited your site before when it was locked down, so wouldn't have had any/very many cookies set.
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            • #7
              Can you try it using Chrome as a web browser?

              DAVID COPELAND
              Licensed VB Holder Since 2000
              Celebrating 20 Years with VB

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              • #8
                Originally posted by David Copeland View Post
                Can you try it using Chrome as a web browser?
                Yeah, Chrome, it doesn't seem to show.
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                • #9
                  I'm pretty sure that this link (from vB3.x) should still work:

                  Code:
                  http://www.yoursite.com/register.php?referrerid=X
                  Of course replace the red text with your site's address and the red X with your user ID number.

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