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    I want to have a contest at my site which involves A PART where I'd want the visitors to get "points" for referrals.
    When they sign up, or enter the contest, they get a unique URL afterwards to refer their friends. And when their FRIENDS sign up via their friend's link, the friend #1 gets credit/points.

    I was wondering how can I do this with php? I looked all over hotscripts.com and cannot find anything. I would hate to do it manually or ask people to just say "use my name as a referal" b/c that wouldn't work as well. I've seen a lot of sites have this sort of system but I just don't know how to do it...

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    Well.. I'm going to assume you're using a database for your work. In that users's registration information add a field called "referralid" make this a sequencial number for all users.

    Give them a link that says: http://www.mydomain.com/contest.php?r=452 where 452 is the referral id. On your contest.php have a statement that says something to the likes of:
    Code:
    if($_GET['r]) echo "<input type='hidden' name='referralid' value='$_GET[r]'>";
    Then when they submit the contest just check for the presence of $_POST['referralid']
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