Why I can sometimes see "Parent affiliate" in signup page and sometimes not

This is not a bug. It is caused by cookies. Let me explain it to you.

What is this field good for?
When user Michael comes to signup page to become an affiliate John, he/she is usually recommended by existing affiliate. And when John wants to have his own affiliate tree, John wants to become a parent of Michael. To achieve this, there is an option to fill this field up with affiliates ID so affiliate become a parent of new user.

This can be done in two ways -
  • first - you can do it manually when you come to signup page without using affiliates link
  • second - you came here through affiliates link and field "disappeared" form here - it is because there are cookies with information about parent affiliate and there is no necessity to manually fill it up