thank you for this. I haven't been able to join my own affiliate program. I used my own link, I'm logged in, I can edit my affiliate details, but when i get to select merchant, there is no merchant in the dropdown box. So i can't get the Affiliate code. I have not removed myself because i haven't been able to join.
I suspected it was just me, so i put it out to my prospective affiliates and 2 have joined, so i know it works. But i don't know why i can't test it.