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A most despicable decision by Sidetick to rob me of potential earnings and disable my account...
What do you know about Sidetick, a recent addition to the list of social network sites on the internet? Sidetick claimed last year, 2009, that they wanted to become the top site of its type out there. After you read this post you may have second thoughts!
I was introduced to the site by a good blogging friend and became quite rapt with Sidetick. Everything you did on site, visiting friends participating in polls, writing and replying to blog posts, playing games, adding music, photos, videos etc. I also participated regularly in last season's American Football Pools. using my memory really, as a New Zealander with limited knowledge of the game and the teams, I was earning from 3500 Points or Sidetick dollars up to 5000 a week. Hey, my points began to mount up.
Sidetick promised a payout to EVERYBODY at Sidetick when they had amassed 200,000 SD or US$100.00. On Feb 23 this year I noticed I had earned 89,000SD. The following day a bombshell was released! But for some reason I didn't pick it up until Feb27, my birthday. Do you know what it was? Well let me tell you dear reader!
Sidetick announced that only Americans and and some friends from Canada, United kingdom, Australia and Israel would continue to be allowed to earn money at Sidetick.I was shocked because as a New Zealander, across the Tasman Sea from our cousins in Australia was now a declared foreigner. As foreign as a North Korean! I was disgusted and deeply hurt by the despicable decision and ban against me. I sent some strong messages and wrote a couple of blog posts at Sidetick expressing my opinion. I have never been called a foreigner by Americans - usually friends and allies. We have special forces troops laying it on the line in Afghanistan. Tell our SAS troopers they are a bunch of foreigners!
So the upshot of Sideticks decision - treating those thousands of foreign members who have been supporting Sidetick very poorly indeed. They messaged us telling us they would investigate ways for foreign members to continue earning Sidetick dollars which could be cashed out in time. Well I've only earned what in reality will be pennies. I would never be in a position to ever cash my 89000SD into cash.
Its actually false pretences back home here in NZ. They have actually illegally changed their rules. I haven' t bothered to participate in Sidetick since. I have written and sent a Letter to the Editor of a Georgia newspaper. Sidetick are based in Atlanta.
Well, what do you think of that decision readers? Sidetick will never become a leading soaial network site because they don't understand the word "social".
Since I wrote this they have disabled my account and basically robbed me of potentially about US$45.000. I will continue to tell the world about their despicable treatment of me and other "foreigners".
Don't have a bar of these so-called social networkers - they will rob you blind. No? What do you think they have just done to me? If you see the word Sidetick start running!