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Old 29.08.2014, 09:21
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Referrals in user stats?!

While going through my account this caught my eye:

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  • Join Date: 17.12.2009
  • Referrals: 1

What's the "Referrals"? And what does it mean that I have 1...?
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Old 29.08.2014, 09:36
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

when someone signed up, they blamed you for them signing up.
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Old 29.08.2014, 11:11
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when someone signed up, they blamed you for them signing up.
That assumes I have friends IRL...
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Old 29.08.2014, 11:21
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That assumes I have friends IRL...
Or enemies...
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Old 29.08.2014, 11:42
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

A spammer named you as her referrer, then that nasty Sean Connery banned her.
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Old 29.08.2014, 12:56
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A spammer named you as her referrer, then that nasty Sean Connery banned her.
Yeah but I've one-clicked banned others... or is it that they just didn't care...? You've got 1 and Ace 0 (what a loser, heh?!)

Not that fussed, just curious.


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That assumes I have friends IRL...
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OK. How about:

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Better?
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Old 14.12.2015, 13:50
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

There have only been 6 postings, so it is still early days. I was also wondering; what are the 'Referrals' on my profile?
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Old 14.12.2015, 19:50
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Gee, I've got one as well.
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Old 14.12.2015, 19:55
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

I have got two ...

This might mean that the job market is picking up and there are some folks thinking that we are actually still needed.
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Old 14.12.2015, 20:07
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Perhaps we need to be able to see who referred us.
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Old 14.12.2015, 22:42
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Hmmm...tbh, I forgot. But I am sure it is benign, despite the big-brother ish feel to it. I will ask.
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Old 14.12.2015, 22:45
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Is it National Not Bothering To Read The Thread Week this week or something?

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Old 15.12.2015, 07:13
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

That doesn't really tell me much though as I haven't suggested anyone join up to the forum. So how could I have been a referral?
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Old 15.12.2015, 07:28
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Some time ago, maybe a year, I had only one, and now I have two. Maybe I was twice passed over for the job of moderator? I haven't been banned nor suspended yet, so for me it remains a mystery.
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Old 15.12.2015, 07:48
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That doesn't really tell me much though as I haven't suggested anyone join up to the forum. So how could I have been a referral?
It's because someone probably just chanced upon this forum and coincidentally read one of your posts and found you such an inspiration, that they immediately wanted to join, on the back of what you wrote, and wanted to credit you with their good fortune of becoming a member.

OR

There's obviously a 'referral' box on the the sign-up/profile page and some people diligently fill out every section believing it to be a requirement, and they just picked out any old name at random.
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Old 15.12.2015, 07:50
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Re: Referrals in user stats?!

Pople can randomly refer you, without knowing you. Spammers can, to add fake credibility.

I think it is supposed to be a piece of info noobs give when they sign up, through whom they found the forum. I don't think anyone ever reads that info.
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