What is a "referral" in KH?

I was checking out my own profile and noticed “referrals: 1”

What does that mean? Just curious!

According to info found in the FAQ -

[I][B]The administrator may have enabled referrals, which allows you to be credited for any new users you invite to the forum.[/B][/I]
[I][B]You gain referrals by promoting KnittingHelp.com Forum using your unique referral link. The link you should use as your referral link is this:[/B][/I]
[I][B]Each time someone follows this link to KnittingHelp.com Forum and registers as a new member, your referral count will be incremented by one. The number of referrals you have can be viewed in your profile.[/B][/I]
[I][B]Your administrator will have more information on any prizes or rewards that may be given out for referrals. Please be courteous when promoting KnittingHelp.com Forum by not spamming other web sites with your referral link just to gain referrals.[/B][/I]

The FAQ can be found at the top of the quick links list.

Thanks Jan! You ALWAYS got the answers!