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Igniton
01-11-2006, 04:57 PM
What Exactly Are Referrals? I see them in everyone's profile and I have none, it doesn't sound bad that I have none, but it doesn't sound super duper. What do they mean and how do you get them and do you want to get them?

The Talking Pie
01-11-2006, 05:49 PM
When you sign up, you can enter the username of someone who told you about the forums. If someone puts you down as a referral, you get one referral point. Get one hundred of them and the administration bake you a cookie.

Igniton
01-11-2006, 05:54 PM
oo yeah now i remember when they asked me if anyone did... thanks

Endymion
01-11-2006, 06:28 PM
Get one hundred of them and the administration bake you a cookie.
no shit, seriously? i gotta get more people to sign up!

Drummerguy123
01-11-2006, 09:47 PM
lol. I have 1 and I have no idea where it came from.

HeadAroundU
01-12-2006, 10:54 AM
No cookie for you!
Instead of cookie you'll get one Green Day thread.

Igniton
01-12-2006, 01:13 PM
want kind of cookie?

The Talking Pie
01-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Double-chocolate-chip. Yum.

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-12-2006, 01:45 PM
Apparently I referred 3 people here. If who that was would like to shout up, much appreciated.

Igniton
01-12-2006, 01:52 PM
i reffered you, unholynightbring. and i love double chocolate chip!

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-12-2006, 01:54 PM
You didn't refer me. I've been here 4 years.

Igniton
01-12-2006, 02:37 PM
oo wait that wasnt you.. nvm

0r4ng3
01-12-2006, 03:02 PM
You also get a referral when you link someone to the forums, and they join up. Go to the FAQ, and under "what is a referral", there's a link.

Igniton
01-12-2006, 03:27 PM
i betcha the faq doesnt say you get a cookie

Igniton
01-18-2006, 01:07 PM
okay i would like to know who gave me the 5 refferals i have... because i dont remember telling anyone

0r4ng3
01-18-2006, 01:27 PM
How the hell did you get 18 referrals? No offense to you, but a vast majority of us have 2 or less.

Nirushika6789
01-18-2006, 02:19 PM
How the hell did you get 18 referrals? No offense to you, but a vast majority of us have 2 or less.
Yea...I don't think I even have one

Igniton
01-18-2006, 03:53 PM
How the hell did you get 18 referrals? No offense to you, but a vast majority of us have 2 or less.

i guess people went on this site from myspace... i did post a bulliten, and i showed it as an away msg before... and now its 22

Igniton
01-18-2006, 08:20 PM
Yay! I get a double chocolate chip cookie baked from the adminastration :D but yeah... whoever reffered me... i have a feeling it was just 15 people instead of 102... please tell me who.. how will i get the cookie?

0r4ng3
01-18-2006, 08:29 PM
What the fuck? 102? Something is not right here.

Igniton
01-18-2006, 08:33 PM
mess up in the computer system?

Little_Miss_1565
01-19-2006, 04:03 PM
What the fuck? 102? Something is not right here.

Unless there's 102 people who didn't understand that you're supposed to enter a username and not an album name and those 102 people can't spell?

Tijs
01-19-2006, 04:32 PM
Nuh-uh. I looked up some other usernames such as 'Americana' 'Smash' and 'Self Esteem' and none of them have any referrals..

So the board is screwing up Igniton's account or something

bd007h
01-19-2006, 04:33 PM
at the high school I went to, a refferal was a bad behavior report.

0r4ng3
01-19-2006, 04:33 PM
I think it's wierd that he's the one with the 102 referrals, when he was the one who asked, and he was told of the cookie.

I just think it's a very strange coincidence.

bd007h
01-19-2006, 04:34 PM
he's only been here 2 weeks and he has 102 refferals?

Tijs
01-19-2006, 04:37 PM
at the high school I went to, a refferal was a bad behavior report.
Just tested that out. I've reported one of Andy's posts (just testing..) in General Offspring Discussion, but he didn't get a referral, even after deleting the post...

(post has been restored)

Tijs
01-19-2006, 04:39 PM
Yes, we're all idiots.

http://www.offspring.com/forums/faq.php?s=&do=search&q=Referral&match=all&titlesonly=0

0r4ng3
01-19-2006, 04:40 PM
What are you talking about? I already knew what a referral was, though I'm suprised anyone can have 102 of 'em.

Tijs
01-19-2006, 04:42 PM
Seems like I'm a bit late with my posts... :( My apologies.

Mota Boy
01-19-2006, 07:06 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the 102 referrals were due to "Igniton" clicking through his own link to create new accounts.

0r4ng3
01-19-2006, 07:09 PM
I doubt he has that much spare time. It quickly jumped from 18 to 102 in a very small frame of time.

Mota Boy
01-19-2006, 08:28 PM
How short a frame of time? I haven't tried to create a new account here in a while, but I'm guessing that you need e-mail confirmation to begin posting, but only any e-mail address you can think up to initially register, making registration take under a minute (all speculation). And if "Igniton" actually thought that he'd get a prize if he hit a hundred, I could see him wasting twenty, forty, however many minutes to try and top 100.

His referral count was already unusually high - 18 - when he asked what the magic number was to get a prize. Perhaps he'd just discovered referrals while dicking around and began awarding them to himself, trying to see if he could get whatever number would get him a prize. After a little bit he got bored and asked what number he needed to hit to win something. Shortly after being told that the number was 100, his referral count coincidentally leapt up to just past the century mark. It's rather elementary, my dear 0r4ng3.

Tizzalicious
01-19-2006, 08:37 PM
I never used that link, but I still have some referrals. No idea where they came from. I don't get it.

That_Guy91
01-19-2006, 08:47 PM
I never used that link, but I still have some referrals. No idea where they came from. I don't get it.
Probably some trolls. Or stalkers.

Tizzalicious
01-19-2006, 08:51 PM
Probably some trolls. Or stalkers.

But I never gave out my referral link?

Or can you type in a name when you register?

Mota Boy
01-19-2006, 08:57 PM
Or can you type in a name when you register?
I think you can. That must've been how I got my referral.

Tizzalicious
01-19-2006, 08:59 PM
No, you gave that to yourself when you signed up TrashedTrasher.

Igniton
01-20-2006, 02:19 PM
yeah i signed up 3 people and confirmed them... my sister, best friend, and his brother... but none of them have been doing anything yet on here. but i doubt anyone from my myspace would sign up... especially 102

Endymion
01-20-2006, 03:23 PM
No, you gave that to yourself when you signed up TrashedTrasher.
i owe you a blowjob for that.

JoY
01-21-2006, 05:59 PM
I have zero referrals. makes sense; I don't exactly 'spread the word' when it comes to this site.

Drummerguy123
01-22-2006, 01:00 PM
I doubt it, but do mods have have the ability to see who gave people the referrals?

Igniton
01-22-2006, 04:10 PM
yeah i would like to know who gave me the refferals... only a few of my friends adimitted to it.

i dont even think i have 20 friends

JoY
01-22-2006, 04:13 PM
no we can't.

Drummerguy123
01-22-2006, 04:35 PM
I didn't think so.

JoY
01-22-2006, 06:19 PM
we can't see everything, you know.

just a lot. ;) :p

Rufus
01-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Greg K has 6 referals and he's never posted here and Dexter has 1

Igniton
01-29-2006, 10:09 AM
yeah there are some effed up things here

Igniton
01-29-2006, 01:38 PM
Okay I am sorry for lying but lying got me into this position. As I admitted earlier, I gave myself all 102 refferals. Sorry. I thought I would get a cookie.

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 01:40 PM
Greg K has 6 referals and he's never posted here and Dexter has 1
Noodles has 7 but he does come on sometimes

Drummerguy123
01-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Okay I am sorry for lying but lying got me into this position. As I admitted earlier, I gave myself all 102 refferals. Sorry. I thought I would get a cookie.

JACKASS!!!! *dies*

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-17-2006, 03:42 PM
I went from 100+ refferals to none