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United States
June 3, 2008 9:06am CST
Grrrr...these sites tick me off. You know the ones. Sites like Classmates.com or others that you can reunite with old friends. They constantly send you notifications telling you someone signed your guestbook, get you all hot and bothered, just to let you down by telling you, you have to update to a paid member to find out what old friends are looking for you. I won't give them the satisfaction personally. There are many ways to look someone up and if they are so overcome with grief for having lost me in the first place they will figure it out. Do you participate in sites like these or would you become a paying member to find out who is looking for you?
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13 responses
3 Jun 08
I tend to regard these sites as something of a con. I have a FaceBook page but that's all. I honestly can't see the point in having to pay up just to find out if someone is looking for me, if they want to find you then let them pay.
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• United States
3 Jun 08
I've had friends that signed up just to find out it was the owner of the site that had signed their guestbook. Go figure.
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@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
3 Jun 08
If me i, i can sya no way i will pay just for those nonsense word of them, maybe they are just same like scam. they will lose you same us they lost thier bussiness.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
I think they are scams too. Anything to get your money.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
3 Jun 08
Those sites drive me nuts...you spend all that time filling out profiles and other information only to be told you have to pay a fortune to talk to anyone! THEN when you dont use the site they send you "enticing" messages and then WHAM you are asked to pay. i dont pay for those sites and try to delete the accounts each time. They end up just being annoyances.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
I never even bother looking at the ones that come in unsolicited/in accounts that i havent signed up for things. I KNOW theyre just fishing for me.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
6 Jun 08
I do not have the time to fool around with those sites, I never have enough hours in a day as it is to get through everything that I need to on the net.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I used to belong to so many sites and then I found mylot and they all went out the window.
• China
4 Jun 08
Do you pay really???if this true i will contimue to do this work. otherwise i will give it up!!1
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• United States
4 Jun 08
No I don't pay. Thats exactly my point. I think its all a big con.
@Hatley (163813)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 08
kb I get the same crap and once went to all the trouble to try to find out who was looking for me only to find 'I had topay out x no. of dollars to find out. so next time I just deleted same and let it go. I have the phone number of' my old school chum so thats all that I need. I refuse to submit to their darned blackmail just to find out something.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
It irritates me the tactics that they will use to try to reel you in.
@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I won't pay for that. One of the computer saavy boys who was a year behind me in school started a website discussion board just for our high school. I try to pop in there every other day or so to see what is going on. It is fun. Last Christmas we did Secret Santas. It was a big success. There were quite a few who participated. The best part is that it is free. They are having a picnic in our hometown in July or August with a band and all the trimmings.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Those are the kind of sites I respond to. Several have been set up for my high school, but I don't check them often.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Jun 08
My husband paid for a while and an old friend saw me and paid for a month just so she could e-mail me, but I haven't personally. I figure I'm pretty easy to find if anybody really wants to (and besides, I'm cheap)...
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• United States
4 Jun 08
I'm cheap when it comes to that kind of stuff too. I want to actually SEE something for my money. LOL.
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Jun 08
Very annoying! I think Friends Reunited is the biggest of those sites here in teh uk and guess what - they recently stopped making you upgrade to get messages to members! I think too many people had got wise to it and refused to use the site so now they are sweetening the pot to get people back to it! xxx
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• United States
5 Jun 08
I think it should just be a free service in order to reunite people. To charge for it is really being greedy and taking advantage of peoples emotions.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
3 Jun 08
well, i won't be willing to pay just to find out who are looking for me... i have a friendster site and i think it is more than enough... i can find my old friends from there and i am very happy with that... take care and have a nice day...
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I do not pay any sites like that. You don't need to there are many that will help you for nothing.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
I figured there had to be plenty of places you could look without having to pay.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I know just what you mean Katherine, I have just this year gotten about 4 of those notices, that someone has signed my guest book, do I not want to find out who? So like you I go to check only to see I have to pay, I guess like so many things on the net. I just think it is a trick to get my money and do not check. I also believ if a friend truely wanted to get a hold of me they would.
@nick1in (195)
• Lucknow, India
14 Jun 08
I am a member of Classmates and Facebook also. I get similar notices stating that someone has signed my guest book only to be told that I have to be a Gold member to view the details. Drives me nuts. But I will not become a paid member. Facebook offers similar services, but totally free as far as I know.