I logged onto LinkShare today to check some reports, and saw what I think is a new feature. It is called a Transaction Inquiry, and I plan to see if it works because I have a couple fairly large payment issues I would like to see rectified.

If this thing works, LinkShare will be once again showing how much they want to help the affiliate - regardless of what those like Frederick pontificate.

Unlike many who are consistently whining about LS not getting the affiliate's commission when a merchant defaults, I happened to read the T&C's prior to joining the merchants I have on my sites. I know for a fact that if they default, it is up to me to go after them - by contract, rather than LinkShare.

Hopefully, this particular tool will help me with the ones who are still with LS, but haven't paid for one reason or another. I'll keep ya updated.