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Quick update on the football phone race

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Quick update on the football phone race

Wow! The Food Section’s readers are keen to score a football phone: I’m tremendously impressed by how many of you sprung into action when you learned you could refer your way to ownership.

But what Substack failed to tell its publishers is that the referral link it provided doesn’t generate any kind of explanatory message, nor does it take recipients to a landing page with information about the newsletter. In other words—as the most enthusiastic competitors quickly discovered—clicking the “Refer a Friend” button produces an email that looks a whole lot like spam.

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