I can not speak on discussion of users trying to modify the code. I am merely explaining the feature as it is used in our program. It is called a dealtime link and is essentially a search on specific sites. In the show product options in admin one can turn on the dealtime link and select which site to show dealtime links to. This has nothing to do with ones affiliate id on a specific site. If one where trying to change any linking in the program that is caused a code modification. There is no product support for that. I seem to remember at some time awhile back someone asking about how to insert an affiliate link and I remember somewhat telling that user they would have to modify the program's link in whichever way the requirements are for any specific site to pass the affiliate id. I personally would not know any sites policies as I do not work for any of those sites.