A question about "referrals"

By Rik
Nov 7, 2006
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  1. Hi all, just wondered about the "referrals" part on my profile!!!!

    Am i correct in thinking that it means people that have contacted me on messenger for example???

    Just want to clarify things!!!!:)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hi rik.

    This is taken from HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Thanx for the answer Howard, i have a referral count of 1 but i have no idea how it happened, i don't recall referring anyone!!!!!
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have a referral count of 3 and I don`t remember referring anyone either lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Lmao!!!! What's going on!!! :)
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I assume, members have registered and given our names as referrers?

    Regards Howard :)
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Weird, I had one, IDK who gave my user name, but it got deleted.

    Magic lol :suspiciou
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    It gets weirder and weirder!!!!:)
  9. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I have referred 2 members, and I have not received anything.....and that's because my referral ID is not posted anywhere in my options. I'm just wondering where it would be, so I the next time I tell someone about TechSpot, I can send them the correct link. My vB forum has a registration referral system when you register, which seems a little easier.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Look HERE and under General forum Usage, click on "what are referrals" This will give you your unique referral link.

    Regards Howard :)
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Okay, that solves the problem :D, thank you Howard :wave: !

    *tattoos url on arm* :p
     
  12. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    I think I attempted to put Howard as a referral, but messed up and didn't spell it right! Sorry Howard! :(
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hehe, no problem mate. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,423   +281

    I have a couple referrals and I got a prize in the mail from TS a few months ago.
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have 3 referrals and have never gotten anything. :(

    Regards Howard :)
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,423   +281

    lol, I was only kidding. Of course I haven't recieved anything, I never do, about 3-4 years ago we had a contest, and I was one that 'won' a hat along with several others. I gave my address and everything, never saw the hat, meanwhile other people recieved theirs (but I don't think everyone did).
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Why don't we just use the default registration system that allows you to enter a referral there?
  18. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    I customized and simplified the registration process months ago in order to annoy as little as possible real members wanting to join our community. In the other hand I toughened somewhat the security so bots won't have such an easy job subscribing and spamming the site. Then again, manually registering and using a real email address (even if for bad purposes) will grant you 'registered access' no matter what, so there is no absolute filter for spammers, etc.
     
  19. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Okay; I will keep record of my referral number. Now when I tell people about TechsSpot, I'll send them the link to register with :) .


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