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Today i did something, I did not think myself capable of doing

I don't have a temper really and I am more of forgive, forget and move on type of a person but once in a while, I do lose my temper and according to those around me, I do so rather spectacularly.

I guess this is what happened today. After about 7-8 weeks, I logged on to my account. In almost 2 months I had earned one cent there though it is of no consequence really. I checked my and saw the pending status on my two tickets.

I then checked the homepage and read a post that said,"These things (meaning not getting paid) have a way of weeding out those who really are not committed to writing and interaction but their primary purpose is money," as if we are some greedy, slimy sort of people for wanting to get paid for our hard work.

I started burning slowly and then I read a couple of posts where people are still hoping that they would get paid and we should support the admin. I wanted to shout, can't you read the writing on the wall?

This gave me an idea and I decided to leave some writing on the wall of my own. So in the past hour, I have edited over 100 posts on CGP Gallery with the following message:

We cannot delete our posts on CGP Gallery but we can edit them so I am editing my posts on this site to show this message. I refuse to let CGP Gallery make any more use of my articles here.

By refusing to pay and not even acknowledging our pain and despair, they have made it clear, they have no intention of honoring their promise. I have more than 100 posts here which I am going to alter. If the admins wish to delete my account, they are most welcome to do so. Just like Bubblews, I do not wish my name to be associated with this site anymore.

Good luck and goodbye to my friends here.

I don't know how wrong it is ethically, morally or any other way, but it gave me a sense of satisfaction . I may not use those posts anywhere but more importantly, CGP Gallery cannot use my articles, either.

I have had enough of these lying, scamming sites and broken promises from their admins.

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SoundNFury wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:40 AM

IT's totally understandable to be upset. I don't know why so many people are willing to take these admins at their word, when they clearly aren't showing any indication of being for real.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:45 AM

If the admins only have guts to be HONEST, people would understand and accept whatever problems they are facing. It's the silence that is demeaning and then posts like this one which makes those asking for money look greedy, that truly make me mad emoticon :angry:

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valmnz wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:45 AM

It seems like many sites are not able to last the distance these days. One of the reason I like the comradeship of being here.

SoundNFury wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:48 AM

True, if there are legitimate issues, they should at least be upfront about it.

bestwriter wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:51 AM

I am glad you did it. As letting off steam as they say is good for one's health.

cheri wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:52 AM

I am also a member of that writing site. I have one redemption and stopped writing on my halfway to second because I had already reading posts from those people who had not receiving any payments. I was able to delete two posts there that is why I am quite surprised that its no longer allowed. It has been a long time that I had not logged in there. You have all the reasons to act that way. I would do the same.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 3, 2015, 3:08 AM

I could not find a way to delete posts, only the edit button. Can you let me know if posts can be deleted there any more? Thanks

agvulpes wrote on March 3, 2015, 4:25 AM

Wow as someone in a movie once said, it may have been Peter Finch - "Don't get mad - get even" !!!!!
Well done and I applaud you (((clapping)))

peachpurple wrote on March 3, 2015, 4:33 AM

sorry to hear you having a bad timeat cgp. It is similar to bubblews , right?

Gabriella47 wrote on March 3, 2015, 6:10 AM

Good letting some steam out. When I reach 5 dollars and start reading about complaints for not getting paid I quit immediately. I will never ever waste my time again like I did in bubblews. I am sick and tired of those liars using us to earn money.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 3, 2015, 6:11 AM

I just wonder if it is worth all this trouble? Setting up a site, enticing members and then disappearing after a couple of months. How much money could have been made by CGP Gallery or EV? Is it fraud, scam or just mismanagement and unrealistic business plans?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 3, 2015, 7:44 AM

You did the right thing. Maybe those who are hanging on have never been BURNED before, unlike those of us who used to be with Bubblews.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 3, 2015, 7:46 AM

Great answer and I am 100% behind you. The silence following the bubblews crash was deafening. My last straw came when no one would answer my questions and those of many others.

Koalemos wrote on March 3, 2015, 8:48 AM

I have not logged into CGP gallery for a few days, so I will go to see if my redemption is still pending.

BeadDoodler wrote on March 3, 2015, 9:39 AM

Don't mess with us quiet ones! When we get angry EVERYBODY knows it.

WordChazer wrote on March 3, 2015, 12:58 PM

Good on you hon! I had intended to remove a heap more of my posts from the other site last night but one of my regular contacts popped up again and I never made it over there, spent all night on his interests. The articles will all leave eventually, however, especially as I want to get my blog up and running soon.

Hang on...just read your post again. 100 posts and you earned...one cent? Well, why on earth even hang around? You can earn more than that here.

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WordChazer wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:02 PM

All of them. And a few more similar words besides. The sooner the IRL courts can catch up with these scammers the better.

GayleStorm wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:21 PM

It's really frustrating when websites change for the worse over time. Way to put your foot down.

AngelSharum wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:24 PM

Sorry the site didn't work out. I remember you posting about it before.

ScarletRose wrote on March 4, 2015, 2:43 PM

At least you got it off your chest. And it was brilliant to edit your posts, however, I do know that if they care to they can recall the previous posts before the edits, but I think they have bigger things to worry about

BodieMor wrote on March 5, 2015, 9:13 PM

Guess it was just time to flex your muscles and let them know you have choices and are taking them!

crowntower wrote on March 11, 2015, 12:17 PM

You seem so angry, but sometimes no matter how tried we lose our temper and show hatred to those people who are greedy, it is still us who looks pathetic, but the cool thing to do is to look cool and forget all about them, because you'll hear soon how their faces got smashed on the muddy floor! Shame on them. Don't do it again, don't lose your ethics or manners whatsoever because of those losers, they will pay everything that they did wrong. God bless.

HappyLady wrote on March 14, 2015, 8:29 AM

Good for you. I do not have enough posts there to bother. I see they are back with no word from their Admin. Our friend Briggsy seems to post tongue in cheek. I have been tempted. I am OK with Bubblews as I do think they learned from their mistake. I just hope things take off here on Persona Paper.