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This guy is really mad at Bubblews

Updated on August 14, 2013

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He's upset. Does he have good reason? You should read onward to learn the truth.
He's upset. Does he have good reason? You should read onward to learn the truth. | Source

Anger is not the best medicine

In the interest of not being declared substandard, we will expend over 750 words critiquing the vitriol of Earvin Kyle Amacan as directed toward a mostly harmless website called Bubblews.com. We shall include high quality photos related to the verbiage. Look also for a germane poll challenging you to put your opinions online.

Taken as a whole, this exposé represents a shining example of engagingly well-written Internet publishing with few grammar errors. It doesn't get much better. You may disagree, but you'd be wrong and you will miss out on much intellectual stimulation if you click away now.

Is this him? We will probably never know, so we will assume.
Is this him? We will probably never know, so we will assume.

Who is Earvin Kyle Amacan?

I don't know.

He seems like a nicely thoughtful person with a broadband connection. He owns his own domain (more on that later.) Hopefully he soon finds himself no longer disliking Bubblews. His unrest only serves to increase stress production in his human body. Life seems too short to expend such negative energy toward a site on the Interweb.

He writes a lot of stuff. Most of it is more entertaining than staring at drying latex paint. His breadth of subject matter rivals any HubPages blogger. Owning his own domain (more on that later) gives him freedom that we don't have. He gets to decide where the Google ads appear. He can censor himself, or not. He doesn't have to allow pikers to publish.

Should you get a domain, like Earvin Kyle Amacan?

Owning your own domain is a very cool thing. It's highly recommended by reputable companies such as GoDaddy. They are rarely wrong about this sort of thing.

Every nascent domain garners a default page rank of zero. HubPages started that way. Even Mark Ewbie's personal blog initially launched with a null Page Rank. That's OK. Eventually, over time, the PR will increase. As more sites link to Mr. Amacan's site, his number will grow. He may never get to a massive PR of 4, like nicomp.hubpages.com, but he can always dream.

If you get a domain, be patient with its growth. Rome wasn't built in a day: they didn't get broadband for 2000 years.

Page Rank = 0, but we all start somewhere.
Page Rank = 0, but we all start somewhere.

How do we count the ways?

Here are just a few of the online accusations digitally hurled by Earvin at Bubblews.com:

"They had already complaints on RipOff.Com."

Hmmm... RipOff.com seems to be a squatter site that hosts advertisements. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Surely the ads are reputable and everything like that, but there's no place to file complaints.

RipOff.com seems to be bereft of RIpOffs
RipOff.com seems to be bereft of RIpOffs

Page Rank matters, except when it doesn't

"They got a low Page Rank in Google. (PR 2 out of 10) For a site that issue (sic) money, it is alarming that they they have a poor content ratings from Google."

Hmmm... As we analyzed above, Page Rank is not necessarily an indication of site quality. Keep in mind that the number grows exponentially. A '2' is 100 times better than a '0'. A '4' is 10000 times better than a '0.'

HubPages.com proudly boasts a PR of 6. Eventually Bubblews may percolate into an Internet monster with a Page Rank of '7' or even '8.' It could happen.

Hiding in plain sight

"Their domain (bubblews.com) was registered with privacy protection. Meaning to say they don’t want you to know who is the real (full name) owner of this website."


Domain privacy is a stellar idea for a web start-up in your basement. No one wants prank phone calls from telemarketers during the dinner hour. The cost of this feature varies according to your web hosting service, but it's typically extremely reasonable relative to the amount of functionality provided.

As Bubblews grows the proprietors may elect to publicize their contact information. Domain privacy can be removed at any time. There's nothing to stop Bubblews from publishing contact information on their site even as their domain metadata remains locked down.

We tried to get a response from Bubblews, but they were in the midst of reprogramming.
We tried to get a response from Bubblews, but they were in the midst of reprogramming.
Whoops. Another Bubblews bugaboo.  If you can't log in, you're pretty much stuck.
Whoops. Another Bubblews bugaboo. If you can't log in, you're pretty much stuck.

Inevitable Conclusion

Fun it has been, to analyze the writings of another blogger, but our time together has come to an end. Conclusions are obligated,.

We conclude that Bubblews.com is often unavailable at inopportune opportunities. We conclude that some folks are unhappy with the site and how it presents itself.

Bubblews.com is

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    • Mark Ewbie profile image

      Mark Ewbie 3 years ago from Euroland

      Cool beans Nicomp!

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Mark: I approve of your comment.

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      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      I just searched for the Earvin Kyle Amacan character, and found his personal web log. Just think, pretty soon, this Hub will outrank that guy's website for his own name; ha! This is pretty low, though... I once got spammed by some guy named Hasheem Hock Rakshit, but I didn't go writing Hubs about it, however funny his name may have been. LOL!

      By the way, PR is overrated.

      You should join Bubblews.com and then write about it.

      Anyway, unlike some folks, thanks in advance for "approving" my worthless comment.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I just typed a few hundred words into a new Bubblews article, clicked submit, and got the message "Incorrect Captcha." All the text was lost except for the first capsule. All the other capsules and photos were gone. I filled in the captcha again and got

      "The requested URL account/signin was not found on this server. "

      This would have been my second Bubblews article.

      As a professional programmer, this is really bad. If they can't code the site properly, they probably can't keep track of earnings either. Be afraid.

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      Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      It's Twitter on steroids. It will probably be banned from all sporting events, especially biking in France. And as we all know, texting and biking can get you banned from Google.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Austinstar: well rambled. I am jealous. Anyway, the steroids have side-effects such as programming errors. It all evens out in the end.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I am checking out bubblews to see what all the hub-bub is about. Love your article.

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      Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Dang steroids.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @KoffeeKlatch Gals : Let us know how it goes.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Was intrigued by Bubblews at first but no longer interested thanks to your heads-up, nicomp.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj: It's working now, but it's slow and who knows?

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      They just loaded a bunch of new software and hardware over the last 48 hours, so things were a mess for a while. The same thing happened to me ... I submitted an article and it got deleted. However, an hour later it was working again. Give it a try again. The "bubbles" are short and easy. Who knows where it will go though ....

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      tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Only just starting to read about Bubblews. I had a brief look at the site yesterday. Thanks for your opinions.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I found a photo of the Bubblews crew by accident while I was looking at images. They look like a trustworthy lot, I think.....then again I don't trust anybody, not even my cat, so who's to say! lol! so far I have earned two payments, so we shall see, I do like it so far, but I always have the 'one foot out of the door' syndrome going on, just to be careful!

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Nell: 2 payments? WTG! You've received the funds twice?

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Update: my account is gone. poof. I was up to about $7 and perhaps 15 bubbles. All my comments are gone, everything.

      I sent them a message via the contact page. :(

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      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      Yeah, some of my 'comment fields' look really stupid now that they erased your account. It looks like I keep talking to this imaginary guy named Nicomp on some of my bubbles.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Wonder what I did...

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago

      Did you try to put code in your posts, affilate links or links to other sites? That's not allowed.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Deborah-Diane: yes, although that is allowed because the admins posted instructions on how to put http:// in front of links in order to get to work. They encourage it.

      I did link to Amazon products as well. That might be a problem. Hopefully the admins will develop another alternative for addressing violations rather than just wiping out the account.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Yep, cos I did behave! lol! so far......we will have to wait to see if I get another one though..um!

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      Scribenet 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes I noticed the disappearance. You would think they would at least give you a warning about whatever it was...if it was anything. Maybe in an update they accidentally jettisoned you! I know they wiped out one of my pictures and then duplicated the post...which I deleted so they have glitches!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I tried to sign-up for Bubbalews and all I got was "Incorrect Captcha" until 1:30 this morning. I could have written a hub or two by that time.

      So maybe their dog ate your article. You know dogs do like bubbles, and so do cats.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Shyron E Shenko : I hope the dog enjoyed it. The BubbleLords never did tell me why I was deleted. I'm back now but I lost many bubbles and my bank balance.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      To avoid getting an "incorrect Captcha" warning, just refresh the Captcha before you hit it.

      I highly recommend that people do not include links to ANYTHING other than a photo source in their bubbles if they want to keep their accounts. Anything else puts their accounts at risk.

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      Jared Miles 3 years ago from Australia

      Personally, I've looked at Bubblews, and I don't trust it at all. Even just looking at the coding of it, I get suspicious, so I've stayed away. If they can't figure out their own site, how can I trust their ability to manage my money?

      Reading your Hub just confirms my fears nicomp, so thank you for it, voted up.

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      Commenter 3 years ago

      There are a lot of comments here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I had to re-read this, I am also an unhappy camper (of course I don't really like roughing it any more, had enough of that when I was a child) I am signed up with Bubblews, but can't say I trust them. They want my age and then they publish it for everyone to see. That is 'TMI.'

      Voted-up again, UI and shared.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I've always believed in the adage ...when it seems too good to be true ..it probably is .... i mean im almost certain its only a matter of time before Google screws them up

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Shyron: Thank you for your kind words. Hang in there.

      @Hackslap: BubbleWs might be on the verge of figuring out a way to live without Google. If they can't do that, then they will be slapped down, no doubt.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Bubblews may be too good to be true, but I earned over $100 my first month there, and I continue to get paid, so I continue to write. That has never happened on any site. Even if all I ever do is walk away with that first $100, the site will have paid me more than several other sites I have written on. It's not perfect, but I haven't found the perfect site yet. Here are some tips if you want it to work for you .... NO outside links, only ask to be paid into PayPal, and don't submit two redemptions for exactly the same amount of money. Those are the most common causes of problems that I have seen.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Deboah-Diana: great info! Thanks for sharing. I've been paid once and am working on #2.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      My first payout cleared. I am $26.21 richer.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Yay! I'm glad the money is starting to come through

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      Leena 3 years ago from new delhi

      @nicomp-

      nice stuff and great info. I joined HP very recently and in terms of quality control,HP and bubblews are a complete contrast.

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      writer online 3 years ago

      I hope Bubblews makes it.

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      Lost 3 years ago

      I don't get it. What is BubbleWs?

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      Your Name 3 years ago

      I don't know what thius is.,

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      jtrader 3 years ago

      I think Bubblews misleads its users and they are not a good place to invest time. You never know when they will stop paying a particular writer, for no reason at all.

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      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      jtrader , you are indeed correct, I have been waiting for 2 payments since last year. They do not respond to polite requests. On the other hand, I have been paid on the majority of my balances and I make more money that HubPages these days.

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      Nathan Bernardo 3 years ago from California, United States of America

      Funny stuff. I've seen a blogger or two like that.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am done with bubblews, got my payments but am not going to touch that site again

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      Deborah-Diane 23 months ago from Orange County, California

      The payments on Bubblews are now about the same as on other writing sites out there... about $3 to $10 a month, depending on how much time you put in. It requires lots of interaction with other writers. You don't get paid until you reach $50. It is easy, though, and a lot of people have formed friendships there. They've improved the site a lot, but doesn't look like it will ever be a place to make lots if money.

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      nicomp really 23 months ago from Ohio, USA

      @Deborah-Diane I gave up on BubbleWs last month when the admins went wildly political following a SCOTUS decision. They can keep the $16 I had in my bank or you can have it.

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