No referral links, please

No referral links, please
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#1

Here at FD, we are not allowing referral links. Please help us keep the site free of clutter, begging., etc.

Thank you for your understanding!


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#2

#4

Does the new forum software perform auto-linking like FWF used to? I understand why you wouldn’t want just any Tom, Dick and Harry to post links, but I’d hate for your Target audience to miss a good deal on the Verizon due to a Gap in the software functionality. Although I Guess the new owners of Fragile Deals have a Sharper Image for what a good finance forum should look like and I just feel Lucky to have a new forum.


#5

LOL TripleB. :slight_smile:

I always disliked how conversation would be interrupted by (to my mind) obnoxious forced links. Our board does not do that, and I hope it never will!


#6

Somewhere else does it, and I’m not talking about FW. They’re becoming a clear example of what not to be, both functionality/feature wise, as well as member mentality.

…did I just say all that outloud?


#7

So if a member needs a referral in order to get something, how do we go about it on this board?


#8

PM perhaps?


#9

How do I know who to PM?


#10

In a case like that, a thread asking for a referral is fine.

What we’re not allowing is people posting their own referral links in order to get some compensation That kind of activity crowds out productive conversation.


#11

Great! This is exactly what I was hoping you would say.
So when someone needs a referral, they can post asking for one. Should the reply be through PM or can the reply be done in the thread that asked for the referral?


#12

IMO the right thing to do would be to send a PM and reply in the thread with “PM sent”.

You don’t want myusername asking for a referral and myotherusername replying to it, right?


#13

We’ll probably create a general referral thread so that requests have a centralized place. The details can then be hashed out by PM.


#14

Why not give users a public profile section and they can just say referrals in my profile. That way you can keep it off the threads, but it’s still easily accessible should a deal require a referral.


#15

If I need a referral, I don’t want to go looking through a ton of profiles to find the referral I’m looking for.


#16

My heart SANK when I saw TripleB’s post with all those external links!
I hated those on FW, and I thought, "Oh no, they are doing that here, too."
I’m glad to see DaveHanson’s reply stating that this site does not do that.


#17

Wow, Sharper Image still exists? I wonder if my SI gift cards I got from Discover years ago will still work? :slight_smile:


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#19

what is a referral link ? plz help me to understand and why it’s not allowed? and why people are asking it desperately?


#20

A referral link is any link where you get a kickback if someone signs up for a service or purchases a product. This is typically done by using some tracking code on the end of your link.

Example:
foobar.com/affiliate-id=johnadamthegreat


#21

ohh thankyou Man :slight_smile: this is helpful…you answered all of my questions