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Unread 7th Jul 2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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I wrote an article today, the first in a long time. I thought I would upload it to Qassia.com since they want non-published articles submitted there before anywhere else.

As I attempt to login, a notice comes up that my account was closed due to me violating their TOS. Knowing that I did nothing to do so, I decided to email them about it asking why my account was closed.

Here's the response I received....

I can't say for certain but your website falls in the category of
get-rich-quick scheme, so that could have been it.

How is a Get-Rich-Quick Site Defined? - Qassia

You sound intelligent and articulate enough, why do you go for
get-rich-quick schemes? It's just baffling how otherwise sane people
engage in this insane activity of participating in or promoting these
useless scams.
Totally pissed at this point, I sent a lovely reply to him...

Get-rich-quick-schemes? You're joking right? My website provides legit and
honest work from home opportunities. They actually work and help people make
real money online. I can prove it if you want. If that's the reason why my
account was closed then that's pretty pathetic to say the least. You people
obviously can't tell the difference between a scam and the real thing. I
suppose you're one that thinks any program is a scam regardless of what
proof there is.

I was hoping to find value in your site and looked forward to its potential.
Too bad it had to turn out this way. At this point I don't really care if my
account is re-opened or not. It's a shame that there's too many
narrow-minded people out there.

Regards,

Alan
Needless to say, if you join them and have your PIPS site as the site you're promoting, you'll have your account cancelled also as you're promoting nothing but scams!

Absolutely pathetic!

Okay, rant over.

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Wow Alan,

They are obviously incapable of recognising the value of the articles you write!

I wouldn't worry too much, looking at their stats

Not very impresive in my view - less than 2 articles per user ....

Users29,168
Intel40,081
Sites9,495

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Hi Graham,

Yeah, I was just looking for some backlinks from them. I have plenty of other sites to use. I'm done wasting my time with them. I've already moved on.

Just wanted to make people aware of this and blow off some steam.

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Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post


Not very impresive in my view - less than 2 articles per user ....

Graham
That actually intrigues me as I only had 2 articles on their before they closed my account.

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I have around 10 I think,

So how many only have 1/2 an article? lol

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By the way Alan, just left a comment on your blog (new blog?)
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That actually intrigues me as I only had 2 articles on their before they closed my account.

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Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post

I have around 10 I think,

So how many only have 1/2 an article? lol

Graham

By the way Alan, just left a comment on your blog (new blog?)
Oh, you have an account with them also?

New? I've had it since October of last year, so kinda. Comment approved and replied to.

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Just got a response to my reply. I'll paste it below. This should strike quite a discussion, so hopefully more people will see this...

Hey buddy, relax - no need to get all pissed off. You don't seem to be
grateful for the feedback that your site is indistiguishable from a site
stuffed with scams. If it's that hard to tell the difference between a
site stuffed with scams and your site, isn't that bad, even if your site
is as legit as you say?

In any case, Alan, my apologies for calling your programs scams. With
'scam', it doesn't mean the program takes your money and runs. It means
that you have to pay a lot to participate, but earn only pennies.

For argument's sake, clear me up - how much have you personally invested
in various programs sum total, and how much have you actually made? No
need to send me proof, but do me a favor - and yourself - and add up the
numbers.

Tabulate all the money you spent to join programs in one column, and all
your earnings if any in another column.

What's the result?

I'll take a wild guess. Invested: around $750. Earned: less than $50.

Rest assured I won't divulge what you tell me. This is all off the
record.

And let's forget about your Qassia account, which is just one of our
projects and is intended for people in a different niche. In any case,
we never reopen closed accounts.

But I am genuinely interested in your case, and would like to know more
about how well you've done. There were a lot of these get-rich-quick
schemes being promoted on Qassia, and half the Google ads served on our
site continue to be for some kind of program or another.
Not sure if I'm going to reply or not. What's everyone else's views on what he said? Maybe I'll use your responses here as a reply back to him.

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Hi,

This really burns my butt !

Pips gives me a monthly income, every month for the past 5 years ...it only costs me my hosting fees. I did not join the other programs. Well, i did join empowerism when it 1st came out.

I got kicked out for some reason and lost whatever money that I put into it...I have no clue, why I was removed. I never did anything with it ! I tried contacting them but never got a reply..shrug

Anyway, that was a sour experience.

But to say pips is a scam, that is ludicrous. I never even promote it anymore and I still get my checks. Always seems like one leaves and then a week later someone joins.

actually, is anything new going on with pips, I haven't really checked anything out in the last 6 months. I need to start promoting it again and quit buying all those wso's.

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He sounds like a person that has personal experience
in getting scammed!

I would just let him sit and wonder about you! If you tell
him the truth he won't believe you anyway! It is him that
has issues not you. Therefore, I'd leave him in suspense!

That's my 2 cents,

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Originally Posted by carpunky View Post

Hi,

This really burns my butt !

Pips gives me a monthly income, every month for the past 5 years ...it only costs me my hosting fees. I did not join the other programs. Well, i did join empowerism when it 1st came out.

I got kicked out for some reason and lost whatever money that I put into it...I have no clue, why I was removed. I never did anything with it ! I tried contacting them but never got a reply..shrug

Anyway, that was a sour experience.

But to say pips is a scam, that is ludicrous. I never even promote it anymore and I still get my checks. Always seems like one leaves and then a week later someone joins.

actually, is anything new going on with pips, I haven't really checked anything out in the last 6 months. I need to start promoting it again and quit buying all those wso's.

Jeff
Hi Jeff,

Nice to see you around. A lot has changed with PIPS within the last 6 months... and I mean a lot! LOL. The sticky threads might give you some insights about what is different. The core programs have changed.

Take care, and don't be a stranger!

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Originally Posted by BIll S View Post

He sounds like a person that has personal experience
in getting scammed!

I would just let him sit and wonder about you! If you tell
him the truth he won't believe you anyway! It is him that
has issues not you. Therefore, I'd leave him in suspense!

That's my 2 cents,
Exactly what I was thinking, Bill!

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Had me curious so I logged into my account (with no problem). Thought I would rate some Intels and I see now you do not get credit for rating until 12 people have also rated. So if only 11 people rate, no credits.

They have changed a lot.

Still can't figure out how to use the $8200 in Qassia money....lol


What a butt that guy was.

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Originally Posted by Leon Bowes View Post

Had me curious so I logged into my account (with no problem). Thought I would rate some Intels and I see now you do not get credit for rating until 12 people have also rated. So if only 11 people rate, no credits.

They have changed a lot.

Still can't figure out how to use the $8200 in Qassia money....lol


What a butt that guy was.

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Yeah, credit doesn't happen until after 12 people have rated it. From what I saw all intel pretty much got 12 ratings from people. My intel was always rated and live within a day or two max. I only had two articles on there, though.

The Qassia money was something I could never figure out. What's the point of it?

That guy is a complete moron. Anyone who defines a scam as being something you put a lot of money in with very little return needs to get their head out of their butt. That's exactly how he put it... just with different wording.

It all comes down to how much work you put into a program or system. It's your own fault if you sink money into something and don't see any return, assuming the program does its job in teaching you what you need to know.

If I spend $1,000 on a program that teaches the ins and outs of internet marketing and shows how to make money online, and I do nothing with it and earn nothing, is that program a scam? NO!

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Hi Alan,

Sorry that you had such a bad experience. Out of curiosity I just checked my account and it's still not closed. I've written at least 15 articles too. Hey it could be that my articles didn't sound as intelligent as yours did . But you know something from the backlink tool provided by Graham that I just checked, it seems that all my articles are shown as 'no-follow'. Looks like I had wasted my time writing too.

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Hi Alan,

Sorry that you had such a bad experience. Out of curiosity I just checked my account and it's still not closed. I've written at least 15 articles too. Hey it could be that my articles didn't sound as intelligent as yours did . But you know something from the backlink tool provided by Graham that I just checked, it seems that all my articles are shown as 'no-follow'. Looks like I had wasted my time writing too.

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Now that's interesting. I thought their purpose was supposed to help promote your business. There's no point if all the links are "nofollow". I mean, Yahoo and MSN will pick up those links, but let's face it, Google is what we want.

Well, that confirms my decision to not waste my time with them anymore.

Thanks for the input, Peter!

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Sorry you had to go through that Alan!
Forgive me for laughing at this. I like the word PATHETIC. I'm glad that you really did handle yourself quite well. Sorry I had to laugh at this...lol


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No problem... laugh all you want.

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