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Bulletproof referral awards at registration
Mod Version: 1.00, by MacMorag (Member) MacMorag is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.0 Rating: (2 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 41
Released: 17 Oct 2005 Last Update: 05 Nov 2005 Downloads: 34
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The way vb is set up, means that it is possible for a registering user to clear the "referred by" field when they are completing the registration form - thus robbing the referring member of a referral point.

The following mod is to the "register" template, and tests whether the registering member has followed a referral link, and if they have, it doesn't show the "referred by" field at all, but hides it, so that the referring member definitely gets the referral award.

In register template, look for:

<if condition="$show['referrer']">

before this add:

<if condition="$referrername">
<input type="hidden" name="referrername" value="$referrername" />
<else />

Now look for:

$vbphrase[referrer]:<br />
<input type="text" class="bginput" name="referrername" value="$referrername" size="50" maxlength="250" />

After this, add:


And that's it. All very simple.

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Old 12 Feb 2006, 15:00
msm25 msm25 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006

Is this to be done at register.php that is on the root?

I don't see this "<if condition="$show['referrer']">

Thank you,
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 17:33
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o0Hubba0o o0Hubba0o is offline
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Real name: Kevin
Originally Posted by msm25

Is this to be done at register.php that is on the root?

I don't see this "<if condition="$show['referrer']">

Thank you,
Nope, this is a template edit, look in the Referrer template section for the "register" template.
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Old 19 Feb 2006, 04:30
mrahul mrahul is offline
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screenshot please ?
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Old 19 Feb 2006, 06:10
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TruthElixirX TruthElixirX is offline
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Take registration form... minus "refferer" field.
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Old 13 Mar 2006, 14:07
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Nathan2006 Nathan2006 is offline
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Thank you

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Old 14 Dec 2006, 07:18
netdebut netdebut is offline
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Awesome hack, it works perfectly in my forum. Thanks!
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Old 21 Dec 2006, 04:13
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
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great Idea,, does it work in 3.6 ?
I'll give it a try

Email me for website help: brandon[at]sheley[dot]org
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Old 20 Jan 2007, 15:19
mrkhm mrkhm is offline
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hi, will the referrer id be stored in a cookie as well? in case sign up is not completed
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Old 26 Jan 2007, 06:16
mrkhm mrkhm is offline
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feedback: works perfectly in 3.6.4, the 2nd part of the template edit instructions don't match the instructions given here as the code block is changed for vb 3.6.4 but just look for </fieldset></if> and put your final </if> as instructed by the instructions there and it works well.
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Old 16 Mar 2007, 06:54
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Bree Bree is offline
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*Installed* Easy as pie.. Works great for me - vBulletin 3.6.5 Thanks a bunches! Always, Bree
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........................ someone would have done it already =0)
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Old 24 Oct 2009, 16:13
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ram94401 ram94401 is offline
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This works well. Only problem is that the ref id is stored in cookie. If other people use the same computer and registers in your forum, they also wont see the referrer field in the regn form.

What this means is that same referrer id will be propagated to any new user that registers thru that computer.
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