Referral bug? February 12, 2007 9:49 PM   Subscribe

Apparently, URLs are not rewritten like ones to include mathowie's referral info. Might be a teeny bug.
posted by RikiTikiTavi to Bugs at 9:49 PM (11 comments total)

meh, no biggie. I checked when I implemented the code, and 98% of links that contained "amazon" had a .com on the end, the rest being .uk and .ca URLs. I don't want to mess with the affiliate stuff across their domains (I dunno if they even support it) for just another 1 or 2%.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:59 PM on February 12, 2007

posted by quonsar at 4:08 AM on February 13, 2007

(i never knew there was an actual RikiTikiTavi user here! RIK NIK NIK!)
posted by quonsar at 4:09 AM on February 13, 2007

Yes, I've wondered when I link to whether I should add in the affliliate code myself ... but happy to let it lie.
posted by paduasoy at 4:13 AM on February 13, 2007

Each Amazon store has separate affiliate programs that must be applied for separately, AFAIK. (I wasn't able to pull over my associate ID to when I set that up, for example.)
posted by mcwetboy at 4:34 AM on February 13, 2007

Hey! Somebody read one of my posts!!
posted by loiseau at 8:21 AM on February 13, 2007

Well, you are awesome, loiseau.
posted by cgc373 at 12:42 PM on February 13, 2007

Given that anyone who wanted to order from would have to pay big shipping fees if they aren't based in Canada, the percentage of purchases from such an affiliate URL is probably pretty minor.
posted by acoutu at 5:03 PM on February 13, 2007

This is a nice workaround for those of us who don't like the affiliate link. Next time I link to amazon, I'll link to amazon UK or CA.
posted by bingo at 6:26 PM on February 13, 2007

cgc373: "Well, you are awesome, loiseau."

Apparently not so much.
posted by loiseau at 12:40 PM on February 14, 2007

Damn, loiseau. I'm sorry; I didn't mean to poke fun at something that might really hurt, and I hadn't read any of that thread before. I was just joshin' on the earlier too-awesome AskMe.
posted by cgc373 at 3:09 PM on February 14, 2007

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