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Breath of fresh air.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sandchica, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    Hi folks, I'd just like to take a moment and enjoy the feeling of peace and honesty I see here. A little history...
    All I wanted to do is make a few bucks online. In the past few months I've been scammed, bulled, pushed and pulled by all these folks telling me I need to type everything I think and link that to everyone I can find, but don't spam while you do it. Talk about an oxymoron. So far I've spent hundreds of dollars and I've made $0.08. I've spent hours signing up with social sites. I've remade my couple web sites a few times trying to get them just right for Google. What's up with that? Does Google own the internet? Please say it ain't so. I was under the impression that the www was for free enterprise. I even got mixed up with the stompernet gang. Egads. I was just about to give up and go cook for the troops again then I found this place. Don't even ask me how, I think maybe on Google in a moment of despair who knows. But I'm happy I did. When I first laid eyes on this place I spent half the day learning that it doesn't have to be so hard. I'm much obliged to be in the presence of the talent you all have here. I hope you don't mind if I stay and visit a while. Thanks again for a relaxing afternoon.
    sandchica
     
  2. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Welcome.

    No google doesn't own the internet, they just think they do. They seem to forget that all their site is is a giant scraper.

    Read everything on these boards. I'll give you a hint at the best place to start. At the bottom of the "main forums" section (link is to the left near the top of the page) is a list of all the members currently online.

    Write down the exact screen names of EVERY person whose name is in white, red or green. Check back periodically on that list to make sure you haven't missed any.

    Read every public post by every one of those people. (Not all of what they have posted will be available to you since there are member's only portions of the forum.)

    If you read fast, have a good connection and are diligent, this will take a couple of weeks full time.

    It's worth it. Trust me.

    You can and should also just browse the forums in between to stay up with what the forum as a whole is doing.

    Within a few hours or days some lightbulbs will start going off in your mind.

    You'll have questions. First use the search function. If you can't find the answer to your question, open a new thread in the appropriate section. If it's something you don't want disclosed in public, use the private messaging section in your user profile and ask a senior member or someone who seems to have advanced knowledge.

    You'll never forget this place, nor will you ever learn it all, so don't worry about that. All we expect from new folks is effort. If you try to learn by trying and failing, we'll bend over backwards to help you. If you try to leech or scam, we'll wrap you in bacon and feed you to a pack of hungry chihuahuas. :)

    /hug

    -scuba