Creator Support Team
The problem with this approach is that users could create an account and spam their links everywhere online just to get the referral payout without doing any of the actual work to engage and help new users join our site.If the nickname is included in the cookie, then the user will not remove it, even if it opens additional pages, the cookies will follow the original link through the link.
Another reason for us to encourage users to share their referral links with friends and family is to make sure that this doesn't happen. As you can imagine having a cookie following an user around that then is referred by a friend would mean the original referrer would get the 5% pay instead of the person who actually made the effort to get this user to sign up.
As a solution, if you do have a referral who has recently signed up but forgot to use your referral code then you're welcomed to have them reach out to support so we can fix it.
As long as it is a legitimate request we will honor it.