I was banned...!! OUCH!!

@Jemina (5783)
May 28, 2008 12:18pm CST
I was registering to Reviewstream and have typed a long write ups for my review. But every time I submit it said "your review is too short, please use the back button. After more than ten attempts I finally I gave up. Today I wanted to try my luck again and this is what I found: YOUR ACCOUNT WAS BANNED DUE TO THE CHEATING ATTEMPT. WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN COOPERATION WITH YOU. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU BELIEVE THIS MESSAGE IS A MISTAKE. It hurts so much. After failing to submit my review, this is what I get? For those of you who have successfuly registered how did you do it?
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11 responses
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
1 Jun 08
This website is totally new to me when i read this discussion. Don't give up Jemina! you can do it!!! try again!
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
Thanks Dian, I have sent an email and they said I wasn't banned at all. Don't understand why I got the message then. Anyway, still haven't got lucky submitting my review. It keeps saying "too short" even if it's like 6 times longer than this post.
• Philippines
31 May 08
wow, I would be hurt if I read something like that especially if I'm trying hard to get through. Well at least the administrator did something about it and the fact that you are not really banned. Actually I just joined in this site this morning and I'm still checking the site if its really good. Even if the earning is slow as long as its really true I'd like to continue doing it.
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
It really broke my heart so to speak. I was really "Lost for words." Well, I emailed them and they said I wasn't banned but how in the world did I get the message? I tried to submit again but still no luck.
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@moonglow (74)
• United States
30 May 08
I managed to get two reviews published, but then the exact same thing happened to me (about my review being too short). I didn't get banned, but it erased my review. I was too frustrated to write it over. I am a bit skeptical of this site and I wonder if it is on the up and up? I hope so!
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@Jemina (5783)
30 May 08
Good for you but I have yet to hear about getting paid. I see on the site that some are posting a lot. I haven't tried to post again as I got so disappointed and don't know what I could be doing wrong.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
28 May 08
I have submitted a few reviews to ReviewStream and only once was I told that it was too short. I lengthened it and re-submitted it. It was then accepted. I believe the site tells you how long they wish the reviews to be. I would email them about what happened to you. Then I would look over the site to make sure I knew all the rules so you didn't get banned again.
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@Jemina (5783)
29 May 08
I already emailed them and they told me that I wasn't actually banned. I don't understand why I got the message that said so. Anyway, I also asked why my review is always rejected because it's too shor while it's not. Then I sent them the copy. My correspondent said that s/he tried to submit my review as a test and it went through perfectly. I guess Reviewstream is just against me. hmmm
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
That's too bad Jemina. That site is really crazy right? I've had problems with it too when I first joined. The reviews I wrote couldn't even be submitted because it is not valuable. But they don't say exactly what we lack. And I can't find anywhere about criteria of the writing they want. I only got to submit my reviews after asking here in mylot what could be wrong, and someone advised to make it longer as I might haven't even reached the minimum number of words, which I haven't found stated anywhere in the site. But still, they were rejected. They're not interested in it. Which wonders me, because in the homepage they say that everything could be reviewed. It was even written there "If you're reviewing your boy/girl friend, husband/wife or boss think about your future first :)" See? They shouldn't put that there if in reality, they're only in favor of a few topics, right?
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@Jemina (5783)
20 Jun 08
It's a crap, Swirlz. When I complained to them first they told me it was not valuable, that's it. That was very rude a comment, isn't it? They didn't even see the review I made. So to justify myself, I sent them a copy of my review and according to them they tried to submit it to test the system and it went okay. And they also said that I was not banned. So how come their site is sending automatic response like that? Their site is a crap, that's it!
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Yes, they should check their site. It lacks professionality, I guess. I mean, they should give clear rules and strictly follow them. And what you just said bothers me. It's like they're just toying with us.
@Jemina (5783)
25 Jun 08
Well, I'm beginning to forget that site. I know there are more out there who deserve my write ups anyway. Is this sour-graping? LOL!
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Jemina, I have had 4 reviews accepted at Reviewstream and just sent 2 more today for their possible acceptance. I must admit that the submission process was frustrating today, it kept separating my review in the middle so there would be a very large blank space between the first half and the last half of the review. I actually had to copy and paste the last half so the review was all in one piece! I would definitely email them and tell them what occurred. I do think this is a legitimate website, although I haven't written enough to get paid. I think their minimum payout is $50. Take care and hang in there. PearlGrace P.S. I don't blame you for being frustrated, I would be also.
@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
I don't know why it keeps saying my post is too short. I have actually emailed them and they said that they submited my review as a test and the site accepted it. So I tried again a couple of days ago and still not accepted. Anyway, I'm happy for you.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Jemina, That sure sounds like a computer glitch of some sort. I hope Reviewstream figures it out for you. It can be really frustrating when there are problems like that. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that the next review you submit goes smoothly.
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
Well, it could be. I'll try to clear my cache and try my luck again. Thanks for your kind responses.
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• India
25 Jun 08
Hey I feel so sorry for you, i don't know much about review streams. Otherwise i would have definitely helped you. Good will come, keep hoping and happy mylotting!
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@Jemina (5783)
25 Jun 08
Thanks I felt comforted already. Cheers!
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I'm sorry you had so much trouble submitting your article. Last night I tried to submit one and it said not valuable si I did some research on here and found a discussion about that exact thing and they suggested writing at least 300 words so I copied mt review into Microsoft Word and kept adding points to mt review until it was over 300 words and then copied and pasted it to review stream and submitted and it was accepted!! Give it a try. God bless!
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@Jemina (5783)
25 Jun 08
I said earlier that I would not give up but now I am. The admin I contacted said that she tried to submit my review (I sent her a copy) and it went okay. So I don't think it's got problem with the word count as I believe it's more than 300. Well, I will give it another try just this once. Thanks for the encouragement.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Jun 08
i think it has something to do with the words use and the numbers of sentences you post. with me, i never encounter such problems with my lot. i am happy that i am able to post messages the way that i want and share my ideas about the things being discussed.
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@Jemina (5783)
20 Jun 08
Well, I communicated with one of the site admin and showed my review. She said she tried to submit it as a test and it went okay. So I'm sure there was nothing wrong with the use of words and length of the review. It's just that their site is crap and that's it!
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
Sorry to hear that, but I dont know about that reviewstream. Never mind dont bother to send them again anything.
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
But I don't easily give up that way. If other people can join why not me?
@scribe (26)
26 Jun 08
Yes, it's really ouch. What was the basis why they said you were cheating? By the way, is it really worth submitting a review to that site? What does it benefit you? That was very blatant and I would email them and say some nasty words too. Or I guess I was only over reacting. Anyway, I hope you get to find more worthy sites than them. Good luck! Scribe