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Closed my Bubblews Account

Greetings Persona Paper friends!

I hope you are all doing great!

Well, I closed my Bubblews account yesterday.

I had been there about two and a half years and had only been screwed for one redemption, but with them announcing they were screwing over a mass amount of good honest members, I decided that they no longer deserved my support. I think it's really important that we stand up against sites like that and not allow them to reap a profit from our hardwork while they rip off members. It's not right at all! I detest dishonesty.

What a wonderful surprise to log in here today and see an increase in our pay! Obviously I choose wisely! and I noticed more Bubblews friends here! ya! The saddest part of deleting my Bubblews account was that I would not get to talk to the wonderful friends that I had made there anymore.

I look forward to reading everyone's posts here and look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new friends! Hugs!

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Louemham wrote on January 3, 2015, 11:31 AM

There are a lot of Bubblews members on here now, one of them being me. My username is the same both here and on Bubblews and I am noticing a lot of people making the change to PP

FourWalls wrote on January 3, 2015, 11:44 AM

The dishonesty and sneakiness infuriates me more than anything regarding what happened. And, they even ADMITTED they defrauded everyone in that recent post where they said they didn't have money they were promising people. "But everything is fine now," they say. Yeah, I believe that. And the pope is a Hindu woman.

MsTina wrote on January 3, 2015, 11:57 AM

Did you get your last redemption? I have $31 pending and I'm going to wait a few days to see if I receive it before I delete all of my content and then my account. I knew when the compensation plan changed that I would never be able to redeem again. My last redemption was on 11/13 and right now I have less than $19 in my bank. It would take me years to get back to $50.

GayleStorm wrote on January 3, 2015, 12:11 PM

I've been thinking about moving some of my more evergreen content over here. It's really unfair to make the honest members that are actually trying to make a better site suffer because of some bad apples.

beachchair wrote on January 3, 2015, 2:29 PM

I am here from over there. I still have my account but only because I have 2 payments waiting to be paid.

Shadi wrote on January 3, 2015, 2:55 PM

How did you do that? I sent them email asking for account termination months ago but haven't received anything yet. I did delete my posts and private info though.

lucyluuk wrote on January 3, 2015, 3:19 PM

I am waiting for my last payment to come through and I will be doing the same , i have passed out my referral link to many people on there and have had a few people following me here I hope to see more familiar names as time goes on.

imphavok wrote on January 3, 2015, 5:36 PM

Shadi, I simply sent them an email through the help section of the site and asked them to close my account immediately. It was closed within the hour.

imphavok wrote on January 3, 2015, 5:40 PM

FourWalls, I agree! and I believe strongly that they will do it again.I feel so bad for all the nice honest members who were totally screwed over. It's not right.

imphavok wrote on January 3, 2015, 5:42 PM

My last redemption was November 6th and I did get it in the middle of December. I am still missing one redemption from March 2014. I only had $10 in the bank so figured I'd rather lose it than continue on a dishonest site. I hope you get paid your redemption owed.

inertia4 wrote on January 3, 2015, 8:46 PM

imphavok Well, I am sure you will see some of those Bubblews friends here from now on. I have decided to stay there. Call me curious. I need to see what new things they are planning for the month of January. If things do not improve I will eventually leave. But for now I will remain there and be more active here.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:38 AM

Still there for now. Currently have about $44+ in the bank and would hate to lose that after already losing an August redemption. But, I don't know. With how everyone is reporting slow earnings over there, it might be forever before anyone can reach the payment threshold. The bank barely moves if it even moves at all. Already starting to remove some posts there. And already seeing a lot of people here that were originally from there so it's likely that you'll soon be seeing some of the friends you made there here on this site.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:42 AM

Feeling curious too, actually. They said there was an awesome surprise or something but, considering the surprise we all got on the 31st of Dec 2014 with their latest announcement about redemptions, don't know if this "surprise" of theirs could really be classified as "awesome" and it might not be something that people will want to know or even hear about.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:43 AM

Agree with you. There were cheaters and spammers there but there were honest people too who abided by the rules and they shouldn't be punished for something they didn't do. It really isn't fair.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:45 AM

Agree with you that it seems like it would take years to get to the payment threshold. Currently have about $44 in their bank and it's taking forever to earn even a few cents there. Would really hate to lose that amount though considering already lost an August redemption. Some people lost so much that it's just heartbreaking and so tragic. :(

ConstantDementia wrote on January 4, 2015, 6:45 AM

That is a brave move by you. I have seen a section of bubblews users trash talking others because they feel so high and mighty. Well, the only reason they defend the site is because they have always received their payments and hence have nothing to complain about. I applaud your brave move

MsTina wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:02 AM

I'm glad I never looked at Bubblews as a source of income. That mindset helped me a lot there. I made a lot of money ($300) in September after I had a few articles featured. It really helped out when I was sick and had to take a few days off in October.

inertia4 wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:24 AM

FreyaYuki Maybe not, but I will stay there to find out what it is. I am loyal to the end.

candykane wrote on January 4, 2015, 12:43 PM

I'm really excited to see so many of my old friends here from Bubblews. I've got 5 pending redemptions from them with no response so I can't even be bothered to login to their site and I believe that I have about $22 sitting in my account. All the time and energy I put in have all gone to waste, such buggers! But I'm so glad I found this place. :)

darlingyumi wrote on January 4, 2015, 11:35 PM

I also am a Bubblews user and i must admit that it was such a frustration because i wasn't able to receive six payments. It's a good thing that i found Persona. I hope we can be good friends here!

iRun wrote on January 10, 2015, 10:17 PM

I have reconnected with old friends from a site we were at before Bubblews, and this site is WONDERFUL! I agree with you that the dishonesty of other sites and ripping off decent contributing members bothers me, and I am not going to contribute somewhere that I am just going to get screwed over.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 24, 2015, 10:14 PM

Congrats on the decision. I got deleted, which made "leaving" easier, but had been finding that the site admin's behaviour - not responding to e-mails, not responding to comments, deleting comments, posts and accounts of legitimate users, made it such that half my writing was about the site itself. Very twisted.

melon1234 wrote on January 29, 2015, 4:13 PM

I redeemed there earlier this month so my account will be open so I can receive the payment - that's if they bother to give me it at all

valmnz wrote on January 31, 2015, 9:01 PM

I'm choosing to remain active there while increasing my participation here, for mow anyway.

SebastianOnciu wrote on February 5, 2015, 9:04 AM

I haven't closed my Bubblews account yet, but I think I will do it one day. I have already deleted a couple hundred articles. I'm trying not to think about it anymore and focus on other sites like PP.

GayleStorm wrote on February 8, 2015, 3:51 PM

That's a big step. I've yet to make that leap yet. I'm not sure what I'm staying around for. Maybe just nostalgia. Bubblews was the first writing site I joined, the first site that actually paid me for my work. I was also one of the lucky ones that didn't get -too- ripped off by the big B.

cindiowens wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:27 AM

I knew I had not seen you in a while there. I still write there, but I am not sure for how long.

VinceSummers wrote on August 28, 2015, 11:12 AM

It's been quite some time since I left (after pulling off all my articles). I've been following them on Alexa. Despite their professing marvelous changes, the site continues taking a nosedive day-by-day. Let's check today: It's been constant a few days, I will say. It is rated as the site in India. Nowhere near that globally.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 10, 2015, 11:33 PM

Isn't it sad that Bubblews finally is officially closed down? When it started, it had so much potential, but Arvind and Jason being the crooks that they are, ruined it for us.