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  • Some simple referrer questions

    I thought I knew the answer to this but some members have asked about it and now I'm not 100% sure haha

    With regards to the referrer system :

    • A member is concerned that his referrals are not being counted as when he refers new members to my forum users can still remove his username from the referrer field. I always thought that this didn't matter and if the referrer code is used a cookie is placed so even if the name is removed the referrer will get the credit. Can someone confirm if this is the case
    • Another member also wants to refer members but he wants to refer to a specific thread on my forum (a competition thread). ie. he would like to use something like http://www.bloggingtips.com/forums/s...x&referrerid=x - does this work? Can you only refer members to the home page or can you include your referrer id whilst linking to a thread.

    Any help would be appreciated

    kevin
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    1. Yes, the referrerid is on a cookie for up to one year. Assuming the person clicked on a referrer link and did not manually remove the cookies, then it should go through as a referral.

    2. I believe that would work but you will need to test it out to make sure.
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      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      1. Yes, the referrerid is on a cookie for up to one year. Assuming the person clicked on a referrer link and did not manually remove the cookies, then it should go through as a referral.

      2. I believe that would work but you will need to test it out to make sure.
      Thanks Steve

      1. good to know for the future

      2. I just setup a test account and yes, it does work
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