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Amazon Associates Hack for VB3
Mod Version: 1.01, by amykhar (Member) amykhar is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.3 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 35
Released: 06 Dec 2004 Last Update: 19 Jul 2005 Downloads: 35
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This hack converts any US amazon link posted on your board to use your affilliate id and is based of some work Logician did for me in Vbulletin 2, but is an improved rewrite. The old version did not track well with Amazon because it did not strip out Amazon session ids.

Please note that you need to change my affilliate id to use yours.

Also note that the chunk of code you are looking for in edit.php may not be an exact match in your file. You are looking for the query that updates the post table with the edited post.

Regarding Update.zip Update.zip contains a new functions_amazon.php that I would like some people to try out before I add to the regular zip file. The new function handles Amazon's new link format, and I believe, works better than the original function. Please LET ME KNOW if you try it and it works for you.

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This hack will always be free, however your donations are kindly accepted and will help towards further development. If you donate, please leave me some info (either your forum site or username at vB.org) so that I can thank you.

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  #2  
Old 06 Dec 2004, 13:44
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What does this hack do?
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 13:45
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Originally Posted by MrNase
What does this hack do?
converts any amazon link posted on your board to user your affilliate id.
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 14:03
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This is a really good idea. I will install for sure when complete!
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 14:21
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I'm really glad to see this released. How does this work with your non-us members?
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 15:13
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Originally Posted by Reeve of shinra
I'm really glad to see this released. How does this work with your non-us members?
I don't really have many members who use non-us amazon sites. So, I haven't tested that aspect. I believe some work would be required to make it more international.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 03:38
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For the record, I installed this hack 3 days ago and have already sold 22 items. Given that I have an off-topic site that normally sells 2 or so items a quarter without the hack, I think this has the potential to make serious money for forums with a true focus.

Amy
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 10:33
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Nice, I just put a full amazon shop on my site instead though since it only took about 5 minutes.
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 04:23
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AWESOME.

This is sheer genius.

/me clicks install.
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 04:47
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Thanks you soooo much!!!!!!!
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Old 09 Dec 2004, 22:37
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Good tool, thanks.
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Old 10 Dec 2004, 13:34
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amykhar amykhar is offline
 
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Is anybody actively using it? Found any link rendering problems? I know that it's tracking items very well and I am getting credit for purchases - even direct links to products. My one concern is that with people using different editors (WYSIWYG, enhanced, and guided, etc.) that some of the urls might get botched.

If no problems have been reported in a couple of weeks, I'll move on to getting this working in the PM system as well.

Amy
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Old 11 Dec 2004, 22:38
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This hack is now out of beta. Enjoy.
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Old 11 Dec 2004, 23:29
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Originally Posted by amykhar
This hack is now out of beta. Enjoy.
Thanks for the hack. Do i replace epinionaddicts?
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Old 11 Dec 2004, 23:42
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Originally Posted by bold
Thanks for the hack. Do i replace epinionaddicts?
Yes, you do.
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