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Postby thedqs » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:06 pm

I just noticed on my public user profile this field called "referrals." Just out of curiosity what is it?
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Postby WelchTC » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:22 pm

During the registration process, a new user can type in the "username" of the person who referred him to the site. So, each time somebody enters your user name in the "referrer" field during registration, you get an extra point.

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Postby mkmurray » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:55 pm

tomw wrote:During the registration process, a new user can type in the "username" of the person who referred him to the site. So, each time somebody enters your user name in the "referrer" field during registration, you get an extra point.

Tom

Is there any way you can update who referred you AFTER registration? My referrer would be tomw! :D (Go Tech Talks!)

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Postby thedqs » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:44 pm

I think tomw would be the largest referer of the entire site! :D
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Postby WelchTC » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:35 am

mkmurray wrote:Is there any way you can update who referred you AFTER registration? My referrer would be tomw! :D (Go Tech Talks!)

No, it does not allow you to change it.

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Postby WelchTC » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:40 am

thedqs wrote:I think tomw would be the largest referer of the entire site! :D

Most people don't use that feature because when they hear about the site, the person telling them about the site does not think to put give the potential new user their username to enter in as the referrer. To date, we have only had 23 people enter in the username of the referrer. Of those, Joel Dehlin is winning with 4 refers. The reason he is winning is because he used his real name as his user name. People just typed in his real name and he got credit. I had 3, "The Earl" had 2 and the rest only had one.

What do you think of having a little friendly competition where people try to get others to sign up. You would send all of your friends and family an email telling them how to sign up if they are interested and then making sure they put your username in as the referrer?

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Postby mkmurray » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:43 am

tomw wrote:What do you think of having a little friendly competition where people try to get others to sign up. You would send all of your friends and family an email telling them how to sign up if they are interested and then making sure they put your username in as the referrer?

I think that's a great idea...in fact, it made me think that might be a good addition to the site, some sort of "Refer a Friend" email form you could submit.

What does everyone else think?

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Postby bhofmann-p40 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:26 pm

I think it is a great idea. I think it might fan the flame of interest and new users to the forum. Now that it has been running for awhile there is quite a bit of good information.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:09 pm

tomw wrote:What do you think of having a little friendly competition where people try to get others to sign up. You would send all of your friends and family an email telling them how to sign up


As a marginally social only-member, I'll just sit back and watch the fun. :p

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Postby scion-p40 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:40 pm

RussellHltn wrote:As a marginally social only-member, I'll just sit back and watch the fun. :p


Hmmm. I joined due to your post to a genealogy group somewhere--I don't recall which one. Since this type of group is new to me, I didn't notice the referral info when I joined. Oooooops! I have mentioned the group to others, but no bites yet.


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