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I wish I could get hold of Arvind and his team for 5 minutes

I think it was Maya Angelou who said,

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

About two months ago, banned all members from . It was their decision based on spammers from Pakistan and I respect it.

I have not received more than $300 that I had earned and redeemed honestly on that site. It's a big loss and a bitter pill to swallow but still I can stomach it.

What is the most disturbing and infuriating part is that I have repeatedly asked them to delete my account using their contact form...... repeatedly . If I am a cheater from a region of cheaters and spammers, then they should delete my account so that I can use my posts somewhere else.

I had written them painstakingly and have invested hundreds of hours in writing them. There are poems, flash fiction, books and movie reviews and hundreds of other articles that I can easily re-use or elaborate to write longer articles but I did not receive any word from Membersupport or Briggs or anyone else whose email address is listed on their profile page.

I don't want my articles to earn money there. I don't want to see my name on that site any longer and I have no way of letting them know that while cheaters may have cheated them out of their money, as far as I am concerned, and his team have cheated me out of my hard earned money and are continuing to do so every day.

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Anja wrote on December 1, 2014, 6:10 AM

Are you unable to access your account while it remains on the site? That is not right. I was very unhappy to see that happen.

carmela wrote on December 1, 2014, 6:16 AM

i feel what you're feeling. its frustrating to think about the injustice being commited by Bubblews Admin against its members

ashuli wrote on December 1, 2014, 6:36 AM

Dont feel alone, trust me this has not been done only to you or other members of your particular country, but at random being done when they receive the request for redemptions :)

Feisty56 wrote on December 1, 2014, 7:45 AM

I am sorry for all of the honest and above-board people who were caught up in the multiple country ban at the other site. To be lumped together simply because of the country from which you write seems to fly in the face of the original intent of the site and Arvind himself. That you have not been paid what is owed to you is wrong in every way; for the site to continue to earn from your now-banned efforts is a double slap in the face. I do hope that a positive resolution is in your future.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 1, 2014, 8:29 AM

I didnt know a Pakistan ban happened, that must be the reason why I lost many connections

Donna_Thacker wrote on December 1, 2014, 8:32 AM

That's a big chunk of money to be owed. I don't understand their thinking on who they pay or who they ban. It makes no logical sense.

iwrite100 wrote on December 1, 2014, 9:09 AM

They did not pay me over $700 . They simply said that my contents are not original which is of course baseless. They just want to evade paying what I worked for in months. They are cheaters.

maxeen wrote on December 1, 2014, 9:38 AM

Unacceptable to do that to you. If they have deleted your account then you are powerless ,if ,as you say ,your account is still active then surely you can delete your articles ,and after a few weeks rewrite them.)you did say they wouldn't delete your account ,are they preventing you to enter it ?)

AliCanary wrote on December 1, 2014, 11:26 AM

If you are able to use the contact form, that means you can still get into your account, doesn't it? If you can, you should just delete your work.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 1, 2014, 2:44 PM

It isn't right for the site to continue to make money off your account after you have been banned, especially through no fault of your own. I know this sounds contrary to all logic since we as writers should support other writers, but I'm going to make a point of not reading your work there. It's not fair to you.

tafmona wrote on December 1, 2014, 3:22 PM

am sorry to hear this, they owe me around 500$ and I hope they pay not just me but anyone else who worked there honestly, it will be just to do that

Kasman wrote on December 1, 2014, 3:50 PM

Dawnwriter maxeen AliCanary - I have been slowly disengaging from Bubble Ooze over the past three months or so. I have deleted 20+ articles from there and have posted some (in an altered version) on this site. I have suffered no penalty for doing this and my account is still open and, indeed, I am still posting there. My last redemption was paid on time. It certainly seems that Bubble Ooze doesn't apply any kind of consistency to its policies.

maxeen wrote on December 1, 2014, 5:34 PM

I am from UK and have been spending the summer here in france,they haven't paid me for the last redemption made on the 4th October ,before the new changes. I think they are taking the attitude that I am out of the UK,but those rules didn't exist then in early October,I am waiting for the 4th to see if anything arrives in paypal but I do doubt it... When I see how many people have lost hundreds I consider myself lucky..Are you kasman on bubbles?(I am still there and just do a few comments to followers)

Kasman wrote on December 1, 2014, 5:46 PM

Yes - I am Kasman wherever I go on the web. A couple of my redemptions have been late but they have all been paid.

maxeen wrote on December 1, 2014, 6:16 PM


bestwriter wrote on December 1, 2014, 7:22 PM

They are still "investigating" my request for redemption. It is well over 4 months now. I have given up going there.

scheng1 wrote on December 1, 2014, 8:39 PM

You are not the only one not getting paid. I have several hundreds pending too.

allen0187 wrote on December 2, 2014, 12:31 AM

Won't simple deleting your posts do the same? I know when you delete a post you lose earnings as such that when your balance is zero, it goes into a negative. Wouldn't that work as well?

HappyLady wrote on December 2, 2014, 1:11 AM

I think, if you can get in to your account, then you could probably delete each post individually. I had no idea all members from Pakistan were banned. Sorry you are having such trouble. I would delete if you can because that way you have control
I did learn a while ago that they cannot see a post once you delete it.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:13 AM

#Anja There is no log in/password/username option on my Bubblews page now. I can still use Search and view homepage but there is no way to log in my account.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:21 AM

I think they have one set of rules for members from US, UK, Canada, NZ and Australia and other for members from Asian/African countries.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:23 AM

thank you so much for your support here and on Tsu . Reading the comments below, I at least know that I am not alone.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:25 AM

Not only Pakistan, but I think Bangladesh and Vietnam are also banned.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:26 AM

#maxeen There is no log in/password option on my page now. Only a message that Bubblews is no longer supported in my country.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:28 AM

AliCanary I used the contact form that is on but I cannot log in to delete my own posts one by one.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:29 AM

#tafmona Are you still able to log in? What does it say on your bank page?

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:31 AM

#Kasman To be honest, I was paid every time before. I never had any issues with redemptions before they abruptly banned a few countries.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 4:34 AM

#allen0187 If nothing else works, I will probably ask a friend in UK or US to log in my account and remove my posts one by one. There are almost 700 of them.

maxeen wrote on December 2, 2014, 6:13 AM

I am giving it another 2 days . If I am not paid by then I am going to delete everything while I can,I will delete if I do get paid also ! Too untrustworthy,how they treat one, they will treat all when it suits them-we should be warned by all of these writers who haven't received cash or even acknowledgement.

crowntower wrote on December 2, 2014, 6:25 AM

I can feel you. I hope they will do your request. But even though they deleted what they called "spammers" still they don't pay the bubblers on time, and worst they made a 60 day period for reviews before they pay the bubblers all asian countries was treated this way except the USA, CA, UK who can get their payments after 30 days. But even though they established the 60 days period for payments still there are a long delays. Bubblers are really hurting at this moment.

Ruby3881 wrote on December 2, 2014, 6:43 AM

I would suggest that you try filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB.) Although the organization is listed as serving only the US and Canada, it may take an interest in your case because Bubblews has a BBB certification.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 2, 2014, 8:21 AM

#Randajad_The_Traveller Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam got banned though I have heard many African countries are not getting paid either.

Anja wrote on December 2, 2014, 8:25 AM

Can you try to log in through a p roxy so that it doesn't know which country you are in?

Anja wrote on December 2, 2014, 9:28 AM

There are any number of users from Vietnam who are still accessing the site, even though they say they are in the US. I have to think they are using a proxy to appear to be from the US. You should try that, just to log in and delete your posts.

AliCanary wrote on December 2, 2014, 6:47 PM

That is horrible! You should file an official complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Or tell them you will complain to Google to remove their AdSense because they have content that violates the policy; that will scare the crap out of them. Hit them in the wallet!

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 3, 2014, 10:09 PM

I think that must have something to do with all the violators that country have.

slexy143 wrote on December 4, 2014, 10:46 PM

I already gave up on bubblews. they own me almost 300$ which i don't think I'll be paid. am just deleting my post one after the other.

slexy143 wrote on December 4, 2014, 10:47 PM

And if I do get a hold on arvind and his team, I'll beat the crab outta them all to knock their senses back into them. they're really hurting people

Dawnwriter wrote on December 6, 2014, 12:12 PM

#Anja I just might:)

Dawnwriter wrote on December 6, 2014, 12:15 PM

#bestwriter What does it say on your bank page? 4 months is way over 90 days.

bestwriter wrote on December 6, 2014, 6:46 PM

It says " Investigating Your Request"

motrojam wrote on December 10, 2014, 4:17 AM

What happened to contributors in Bubblews is simply tragic especially to us who are international users.

Gina145 wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:01 PM

I'm in Africa and I've had plenty of problems with Bubblews too. Fortunately my country hasn't been banned so I'm able to access my account. I've started deleting all my articles so that I can reuse them, but I think it will be a long, slow process. Have you been able to get yours deleted yet?

Akshar wrote on January 26, 2015, 2:01 PM

I am sorry about the articles you lost in Bubblews. Hope they will respond to your mails and you will get all of them back.