Wealthy Affiliate Member decieving other Wealthy Affiliate members

Last Update: June 01, 2017

Have you as a member ever put a comment on another members website comments that would make them feel like you were actually interested in joining WA or was interested in getting information as if you yourself was not a member?

I haven't.

Does anyone else feel that a comment like the one that I bolded below deceiving?

I do. The reason I feel this way is because a member put this on my website comments and I assumed that I was actually helping someone to understand WA and replied to. Instead I got deceived and got hopeful that the person would join.

I myself don't appreciate the playing around and pretending just to help the other person and having them answer back on your comment to see how much they knew about WA.

If I wanted practice on commenting back than I would ask. Or if the other person thought that I needed that practice, then ask first.

If I am seeing this all wrong I apologize in advance. I would like to know your thoughts on this, please and thank you. Michelle

The bolded comment below is the comment left on my website that I am referring to:

What can I expect to get from wealthy affiliate if I choose to sign up? Also, is this one of those things where I am forced upgrade and pay more money if I want to continue to have access to a membership? I have seen those countdown timers where it says upgrade before you lose access to your membership kind of deals.


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JeffL61 Premium
Hi, Michelle! Done a bit differently as I used to regularly participate in the WA comments' portal, after some individuals read one of my articles at my WA promoting website, he/she would leave a comment stating just how interested they were in the opportunity. And that I had promoted WA quite well. I would get all excited, believing that it was a possible referral and reply back to that person's original comment - often leaving yet another link to my landing page. I also encouraged the individual to please contact me again if interested in pursuing the opportunity.

I finally got wind of what was going on when, in one case, I actually recognized one person who posted a comment as ALREADY BEING a WA member - and well known as a "leading contributor" on the portal. He even went out of his way to leave organic comments - ones that I did not expect through participation in the portal. I don't know what game this individual was playing. But I promised myself that the next time he left another such comment I would disapprove of it. Luckily, for this individual I never heard from him again as I also had planned on notifying Kyle about what was going on.

A person can leave positive comments on a member's WA promoting website. Don't stoop so low however in trying to play some con stating that "Oh boy this opportunity is what I've been lookin for. I definitely am interested in joining this program" - when the person is already a member!!!

I would hope that every member of WA had 100% integrity within his/her being. I guess that it is too much to ask, however.

What that person did to you, imo, would be deserving of your just disapproving of the comment and/or treating it as nothing but spam.

Jeff
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mtatar Premium
Thank you Jeff
I also left my links as well. It is very discouraging. I will be disapproving it.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Was this comment, possibly, an effort by some member who wanted to ask questions he/she though others wanted to know and was, in fact helping you give a better picture of WA?

I am just asking the question. It would be helpful, to you, at least if you could contact them and ask this.

If not and they were simply gaming you, yes, delete it and don;t give it a second thought.
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mtatar Premium
I did ask the member and this is the answer below.

@mtatar I do it in a way to help those who are may probably ask and have never tried it. I have had a lot of similar WA members do the same thing for my website and on the sites of other members. From my understanding of why members do it, I think it is meant so that we don't seem very biased towards the product. A lot of online scams put up a lot of rave reviews with very little people asking questions like I did. It also helps your credibility to other visitors of your site as well in knowing that you know your product.
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mickeyb123 Premium
It actually SEEMS as if that is what he is doing, however, his grammar and everything else is so bad, It would NOT be helpful to you or, indirectly, us!
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mtatar Premium
Right!!!!!
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Rich908 Premium
Totally agree - it's a bad policy
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MKearns Premium
All you can do is delete this rattrap Michelle. No matter how many times it is reported there are software apps by the dozens out there to sneak around the blocks!
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mtatar Premium
this comment was actually done by a wa member.
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paulgoodwin Premium
This nearly made me stop joining because I was too Pi;;;d off with this bloody pop up - I HATED IT and I think it is a VERY bad policy as if to PRESSURE people!

Paul
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mtatar Premium
Glad you didn't stop. Thank you
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