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Old 2011-08-12, 10:32 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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We have added a new feature on the forums that turns various product links (Such as Newegg) into automatic affiliate links.

This new links is non obtrusive and still appears as a normal link, the only difference being if you were to right click one of the links and do "Copy Shortcut" you would see an affiliate link such as "go.ps-universe.net/blah" you can see examples to this in Goku's Recommended Parts Thread.

Only links to affiliates will be changed in this way. These advertisments help to support hosting on the site as well as various charges such as licensing, domains, and software. This allows you to support PlanetSide Universe without even having to think about it!

I will also be testing a feature that turns certain words into affiliate links. Right now that is off in all forums as I am not so sure it is a good fit for this site but I will be testing it in select forums over the next few days.

If you have any questions, concerns or flames please let us know by sending me a PM or replying to this thread.

Edit: If you used the previous Newegg link that has been up the past couple of days please clear your cookies to remove the old affiliate ID.
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Old 2011-08-12, 01:21 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
We have added a new feature on the forums that turns various product links (Such as Newegg) into automatic affiliate links.

This new links is non obtrusive and still appears as a normal link, the only difference being if you were to right click one of the links and do "Copy Shortcut" you would see an affiliate link such as "go.ps-universe.net/blah" you can see examples to this in Goku's Recommended Parts Thread.

Only links to affiliates will be changed in this way. These advertisments help to support hosting on the site as well as various charges such as licensing, domains, and software. This allows you to support PlanetSide Universe without even having to think about it!

I will also be testing a feature that turns certain words into affiliate links. Right now that is off in all forums as I am not so sure it is a good fit for this site but I will be testing it in select forums over the next few days.

If you have any questions, concerns or flames please let us know by sending me a PM or replying to this thread.

Edit: If you used the previous Newegg link that has been up the past couple of days please clear your cookies to remove the old affiliate ID.
At least don't make it so it breaks a forum chain. I was just about to start a thread named "WTF?", Because I pretty much lost an OP 2 times because of this feature... Although, it looks innovative =)


EDIT: You can place the thing right under "notices", I guess.

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Old 2011-08-12, 03:05 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Originally Posted by NewSith View Post
At least don't make it so it breaks a forum chain. I was just about to start a thread named "WTF?", Because I pretty much lost an OP 2 times because of this feature... Although, it looks innovative =)


EDIT: You can place the thing right under "notices", I guess.
I have no idea what you are talking about...

This just changes links in threads after the page has loaded, there is nothing to place.... this certainly shouldn't have had any effect on your posting.
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Old 2011-08-12, 03:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Aye

Should have no effect on the way the forums operate.
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Old 2011-08-12, 04:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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No, I don't mean it's technical issue. It's aesthetic... I mean, ad follows 1st posts of any page (sort of comes as a second post). This makes it notable, but quite intrusive.
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Old 2011-08-12, 04:31 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Ah I see you are talking about the small ad between the first and second post of every thread page.
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Old 2011-08-12, 06:28 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Ah I see you are talking about the small ad between the first and second post of every thread page.
You do realise that you put that word there on purpose, and don't even believe in it yourself?

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Old 2011-08-12, 07:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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I don't?

It's pretty much always been there we just had that off for a while.
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Old 2011-08-12, 07:05 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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I don't?

It's pretty much always been there we just had that off for a while.
*sadface*


It's always the same 2 ads for me, some free MMORPG and the Dark Orbit MMOsomething. Arrrrrghhh....
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Old 2011-08-15, 01:44 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Is still this up and going? I cannot seem to get any kind of referral link going with my links in that thread.
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Old 2011-08-15, 02:00 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Yes it should be, basic Newegg links should turn into referral links. But they will appear normal. If you right click and copy shortcut they should give a different address than displayed.
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Old 2011-08-15, 02:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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No dice on. Can you confirm it works? Maybe something wrong on my end.
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Old 2011-08-15, 02:11 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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I just confirmed it looked ok on a couple of your links - which ones are you talking about?
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Old 2011-08-15, 02:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I do not notice a difference in any of them actually. What is the full link look like for the referral? I was getting this to work last night odd.
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Old 2011-08-15, 02:47 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Right Click | Copy Shortcut should give you something similar to this on an affiliate URL:

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http://go.ps-universe.net/?id=19668X770041&site=planetside-universe.com&xs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16814130613&sref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetside-universe.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D36754
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