Did you notice, Bubblews has been invaded by the Vietnamese, writing incoherent utter rubbish in the so-called English language?? And to add salt to injury, each posting garners as high as 600 "likes". This is impossible. And where did Bubblews get the money to pay them? On my page I did not see any advert, but others confirmed there were. I am also playing this stupid "game" of just busy clicking "like" to reciprocate. Just doing this stupid clicks, left me no time to even post more in Bubblews, let alone in Hubpages. Who cares, where there is fast money to be made, though it is "hard" work. LOL!!
The problem will be that they have to pay us all out of the same money pool so as Tom Cruise once said 'Show me the money'
If a site's TOU says the posts must be understandable English and you see ones that are not, just flag them. Rules are rules. I do not flag those that have a story flow I can follow and some words or terms are mixed up. That's a real person learning English. The stuff you are talking about (IMHO) are mashup creations by software based on some keywords. And they come from people in all countries.
Just because a post gets a bunch of likes does not mean it will earn a redemption. If you are serious about that site then invest some time policing it based on the TOU. If it bothers you then move on. There have been issues on every writing site from what I hear. Success attracts manipulators.
I'm not a BL cheerleader BTW, just a guy who has received payment on every redemption (19 so far) and who talks up quality and self policing. At least the staff of BL added the flag and delete options when they upgraded the site. They seem to be serious about making it work.
I do not spend a lot of time there either and as I work HP more the time on BL will go down. My free time is limited. Your sanity is important too! :-)
I doubt they will pay them The problem will be when their accounts get deleted, if you have lots of liking from them, your account will hit negative territory quickly.
Bubblews has always been full of garbage. The 10% good writers are buried under mountains of shit. Impossible to catch so much money for all this 'stuff'. I reopened my profile there under my pseudonym Buildreps, in order to test if they're paying me out over a few month. Just writing some nonsense within the boundaries of the TOS.
Oh btw, before and after I go to the Bubblews site, I delete all my cookies first. I even use BleachBit sometimes to get rid of all the cookies coming from Bubblews. I advice everyone to do this...
I'll be frank here. I find the attitude distasteful. Rubbish the site and the people and still play the game to earn some cents.
I like Bubblews. It lets me post short and fun stuff that wouldn't pass QAP or Google rules for Wiki style boredom.
I have met quite a few people who write well and interesting. They are not playing a spam game - just posting their thoughts and building a readership.
There is spam everywhere. But to complain about it AND engage in it seems the height of hypocrisy.
LOL!! Not hypocrite, at least I am honest!! But I do write proper articles in good English. I am playing the game, according to the rules. No hypocrisy here.
So the essential questions are.
1) Have YOU been paid for all your redemptions?
2) Do YOU flag and delete content in violation of the TOU?
3) and if the answer to the above ?'s is NO then why are you still wasting time there?
We only want you to be a happy writer!
From what I read by a member of Bubblews, he got a warning about liking too many posts in an hour. I believe the guy. I have no idea what is too many in an hour, but its something to think about if you want to get paid.
I like building relationships with nice people who's posts I want to read and interact with when time permits.
Those who break the TOU there do not end up getting paid. And those accounts tend to vanish almost as quickly as they are created.
The thing is to be proactive in making Bubblews a better community by flagging and reporting violators. I have reported numerous plagiarists there and 9 out of 10 times seen their accounts taken down within a few days' time.
I went over to this site, I only lasted a couple of days because I read garbage and got comments saying 'very interesting bubble, like mine too now' which looked copied and pasted many times. So I stopped. Not interested.
I don't like the present scenario either. When I started at Bubblews, it wasn't like that. It was only the last few weeks that the Vietnamese "attacked" the site. I think the Admin should do a spring clean.
I think your statements regarding Vietnamese Bubblews users "invading" and "attacking" the site is capricious and just plain offensive.
There are other non-English users from other countries, yet you single out Vietnamese people. Additionally, it's a little ironic, because Vietnam has been invaded and attacked by almost all the superpowers on earth.
China, Japan, United States, France, etc.
No matter the Country or Native tongue, if English is their 2nd language and they have the confidence to write, More power to them. I can guarantee you I could not write anything in Vietnamese!
Bubblews isn't exactly a satelite class out of Harvard, now is it? It's up to their moderators (IF they have any) to judge the posts. People are reading them, commenting and liking them.....the writer deserves to be paid if they don't break rules.
If it's "rubbish," don't read it. Ya think MAYBE the Vietnamese people could use the bit of income?
It took me less than 2 months to realize that Bubblews was not the site for me. To each his/her own.
The are not writing, they are using a language generating program to simulate writing as a spam technique. Much like the nonsense spam forum posts we get here which use English words but are not actual sentences This particular spam campaign happens to originate inn Vietnam. That is just a fact.
Always the empathic spirit, thanks for your input, Paula. The average monthly wage is $170, I believe. I was born in the states but traveled back there a few years ago and the stories I have would make you cringe.
After every meal I had in a restaurant, poor looking children would run up and quickly finish the soup you left behind. You never look at the world the same until you're face to face with that kind of impoverishment. The money you were planning to spend is usually given away to the poor there.
I don't care if they're rearranging the alphabet on Bubblews, they're trying not to starve to death over there. That is just a fact.
Y'know, if you don't like Bubblews, just don't use it. Don't post there, don't read there, don't whine about the scammers. Again, a large majority of the people trying to scam there get caught and never get paid.
I have had my share of problems with the site, been a member since early last year, but I have also made over $600 by doing little more than using it as an occasional social media network where I can have more interesting conversations than on Twitter or Facebook. Where i can share random thoughts that aren't worth turning into full-fledged articles or hubs elsewhere. It's also brought me into contact with some very thoughtful people from all around the world. How is that a bad thing?
You get from Bubblews what you put into it, and despite the problems I give them credit for reversing the model of so many social media sites: instead of exploiting us, the users, to try to make advertising money exclusively for themselves? The site is meant to help provide income to people all around the world who are expressing themselves. It's a noble goal even if it's going to take them a long time to get the cheats and scammers under control.
This is not gong to end. I usually don't participate in forum because of the fear like what is happening now. No matter what one writes, even in good intention or just a personal comment. there are those who want to act like Big brother or big Sister, condemning even the slightest personal opinion that he or she doesn't like.
To all, have a happy day. I shall not return here to read/comment further. Admin can delete this thread if it deems so offensive.
Sure it will, it can end amicably right now, you and I aren't children. I don't think your opinion is offensive per say, maybe just the words you expressed yourself with..
Anyway, it's said and done, let's not quibble. I'm sure you're a "Good Guy ".
I wince every time I see the word 'Bubblews'. I really wish Bubblews threads could go on a topical forum of their own so I wouldn't have to see them.
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