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Important Update To The Streetteam Url

by Threadless / None /

Hey everyone,

Unfortunately, we have had a lot of abuse with our StreetTeam program lately in the blogs. People have been embedding their StreetTeam URL in images in their blogs so that if someone were to just visit their blog without clicking anything it was as if they had clicked their StreetTeam link.

Therefore, we are going to have to make a small change. The main idea of the StreetTeam URL is to give back to those that help us promote the site. As written on the StreetTeam page:

One of the best ways to earn StreetTeam points is to link to Threadless from other websites or through email using your unique StreetTeam URL.

So, now, if someone were to click your link while already on Threadless, re: from your blog post or comment, or your profile page, the link will not work. You must link to Threadless using your StreetTeam URL from another website or through email or a chat client or some other external method in order to receive your points.

Your StreetTeam URL will no longer work if clicked from Threadless. After all, you're not really refering somebody to Threadless if they are already on Threadless!

Your StreetTeam URL will still work when used linking to Threadless from other websites, in emails, chat clients or other external methods.

Sorry it had to be done and thanks for your understanding.

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Noodlegirl

ugh, this kind of stinks...

kayceislost

just a little bit steph.

tesco
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fair enough

Laborpsus

That takes care of most of the STP contests on here.

I'm cool with that, but could you all please add a function that shows Street Team Points have been successfully given after a transaction?

I would really appreciate that, y'all.

amy122166

what the...

Noodlegirl

well people can just use so meone's link but from like yahoo or something still.

swimmergirl66

this sucks. say goodbye to getting stps again...

realslimnatey

whos been abusing the system!? i bet it was sassmo! jk

kayceislost

But I do that anyway, when I am giving people points... I open a new browser and paste the URL in then buy the shirts.

hadaloo

I think it would be a better idea to have a confirmation page, so people know when they're giving STP, which not only safeguards against people sneaking STP in, but makes sure that the people who are beign given STP actually get them.

amy122166

so we can do that then??

Jewstice

Thats a good idea Hadaloo

amy122166

I agree about the confirmation page...because i am never 100% sure that the person got them unless i ask afterwards.

skaw
skaw profile pic Staff

Yea we'll add it to the checkout as well so you know who you're giving points to during checkout.

tracerbullet
tracerbullet profile pic Alumni

i never clicked links anyway. i do what kayce does. i don't trust clicking links because of people like these people.

Noodlegirl

i think people should be able to give stp to whoever they want to, if that means theymselves...i mean, it's their choice.

Skipper6745
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I was tired of STP crazes, anyways, so this is good.

amy122166

but if you read what it says...they want REFERALS...not us giving them to people who are already here...so i don't know.

Omair

oh, well that sucks. But threadless IS a business, they're trying to spread the word

OCandCO

a few bad apples...

amy122166

yay skaw!! that has been needed!!

jublin
jublin profile pic Alumni

ehhh i think you'll still be able to do all that fun stuff you guys. You just have to do what kayce said and post the link in a new browser.

skaw
skaw profile pic Staff

But then again, if there is a legitimate referal, one shouldn't have the option to not give points to the referer during checkout.

squeegebeckenheim

"People have been embedding their StreetTeam URL in images in their blogs so that if someone were to just visit their blog without clicking anything it was as if they had clicked their StreetTeam link."

i might be a moron, but i don't even understand how you could do that.

Jewstice

I've only gotten them once anyways, so its no big deal for me. And yeah, I'm sure you can still give STP's, it just might take a minute more of effort.

amy122166

why wouldn't someone want to give credit to someone who referred them though...that would be...mean!

AssemblyLineHuman

Wait, I'm confused. Is it that Threadless doen't want us giving people Streetteam points anymore or is it that someone actually found some sort of loophole in the system that Threadless wanted to prevent...or is it that Threadless doesn't want people putting their Streetteam address at the end of every link that they post on Threadless to hopefully get Streetteam points from unknowing purchases?

whisper in water

I completely understand the necessity for this, so even though it seems sucky to we underlings who so cherish the occasional free money, I will smile and nod in approval.

- smile&nod -

jublin
jublin profile pic Alumni

hmmm good point skaw. people might think "bah i dont want to help anybody! baahhh!"

Laborpsus

Awesome, skaw! Thanks!

:)

tracerbullet
tracerbullet profile pic Alumni

If it's a legitimate referral, then most likely that person wouldn't have a Threadless account yet, so they wouldn't be logged in when buying. What if the confirmation screen was only for people logged into Threadless?

ir0cko
ir0cko profile pic Alumni

ooh. interesting.

amy122166

i'm confizzled

hadaloo

Skaw I have a question. Is it now 'illegal' to STP people from the forum? Meaning, is it still permissible to hold STP contests and then just link people to an outside site where they may be linked back to threadless?

Omair

I'm confused, someone explain that in ebonix, or better yet, morse code.

chelly

this is kind of a bummer. i understand that you want to give point to someone who brings in a new buyer, but STP's was one of the bonuses of STAYING w/ the site as far as i was concerned. it really isn't a big deal, just a downer.

Laborpsus

I second the ebonics notion. Everything is safer and more coherent in that language.

tracerbullet
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maija

It just has to be after the transaction has been completed. "Your order has been processed. Street Team Points have been awarded to [...], as thanks to them for spreading the threadless joy."

Laborpsus

Excellent!

Big ups, threadless peeps!

kayceislost

hadaloo on Oct 27 '06 at 4:22pm
Skaw I have a question. Is it now 'illegal' to STP people from the forum? Meaning, is it still permissible to hold STP contests and then just link people to an outside site where they may be linked back to threadless?

wouldnt you just have to ask for that persons link, copy and paste it into another window, and voila!

amy122166

oh noes...brian is that another firefox extension???

realslimnatey

i think what kayce said will work, sucks that i agree with her

kayceislost

Nate, that hurts deep down. See if I am ever nice to you ever again.

amy122166

but then...do you log in to buy on not log in to buy...that is the question.

kayceislost

i stay logged in in every browser?


you guys are reading too much into this.

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