For good reasons, I’m not sure why since this is an actual review I wrote for another site, I have replaced the name of the company in question with THEM. Actually, I do know why I have done this. This website scares me. You’ll understand after you read this and some of you will probably know which site I’m referring to in this little tidbit of wisdom.
If someone doesn't like something now some people turn it into a political thing, but I don't think this has anything to do with left-wing or right-wing. This is more like a bunch of tenth graders deciding who is worthy of their little clicks. When I started spreading out on the social media sites one of them was THEM. I'm a writer and I'm going to use every media site I can to promote my work.
What I found was this point system and them telling me to 'do this' but when you do, they come back with 'you're doing too much of this.' Do what? I stopped using them. That was two years ago. Recently, very recently, I decided to give it another try. Yes, I forgot why I stopped messing with them. One attempted post and I remembered why I stopped wasting my time with THEM. Now they have brought bit coin into the whole thing. That alone is enough reason for me to back away but this, you can’t post something without gaining points, come on.
Anyway, I was going to play by the rules and go through the feed and see if anything struck me. Actually a few things did. They weren’t small things either. They were stories about one thing or the other and I wanted to comment on them. The first one they put on hold and the second one I got the ‘you’re doing this too often’ message and it told me to wait a minute. Finally it let me post the comment, the story I had read was good and I wanted to express that, and with the point I earned I wrote one of my own. Yes, it went against the rules of the group I posted it to but what the hell.
Once again I’ve backed away from THEM and let’s hope that I never, ever forget again why I did. Just in case you might be interested in the little story I posted I’m including it. Not because I’m trying to gain readers here but because it expresses the way they made me feel.
You Have To Wait
I looked at the words flashing before my eyes unable to believe what I was reading. I have to wait? Wait for what. I made a comment was all. What am I waiting on?
I decided to take a different route and post something and once finished I was surprised to see that I was only allowed to click the draft button. The post button was unresponsive. Now it says I must wait for a notification. Seriously? Wait for a notification? For a post? What the crap am I waiting for?
Then I saw it. Oh my stars, surely not. I watched as the hand holding a pistol with a very long barrel pushed its way out of my computer screen. I never even had time to scream. The loud ear-splitting bang was the last thing I heard. Obviously, I didn’t have to wait for that.
What I think this boils down to is someone has found a way to turn this site into something that almost has a mafia feel to it and that’s scary. I made the mistake of clicking a little button that said give the contributor points. When it popped up asking for my bank info I was shocked as Hell. Sorry but there was no other way to put that. I strongly suggest that you be very careful on that site and read everything you can, including whatever they have on their site, before you get too involved with THEM. Not much scares me but this site does.