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Payments / Re: Anyone have a cashout of over $100???
« on: October 10, 2009, 10:58:43 pm »Message ID: 98430
cynthiab09, this is my first payout since I started in March, but there's no real secret to this.  I do the daily paid-to-click offer (0.15) missing very, very rarely and as often as possible, I attempt the other 2 daily surveys but those don't *always* qualify.  I then look for any free sign-ups that I haven't already done then I will peruse the other offers to see what's left and weigh my options.  The other thing is to make referrals.  I thought that would be my biggest downfall, but it's not so hard.  If you're a social networker use your blog, MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, etc and use the banners FC provides for free!  It will even show how much you've earned as a somewhat testimonial to the legitimacy of FC!  You will likely never be credited for *EVERYTHING* you ever do, so don't be upset if you see something's been rejected or if it just never, ever shows up at all.  Use the contests and promotions too - Facebook fan for $1, posting in the forum $3, post pic of payment, etc.  The best advice - check in for 5 minutes a day if nothing else, get your $0.15 for the click-thru, post a couple of times over here, look for one other actual offer you can complete quickly.  If you have more than 5 mins to spare, try other offers.  I've seen alot of other similar sites, but frankly, none have been as great as FC!  I believe in it - so I promote it. :)

Payments / Re: Homework in 3rd grade!!!
« on: October 10, 2009, 10:45:07 pm »Message ID: 98425
Thanks JosephRomero!  Maybe its a Southern thing bc my cousin & brother asked me if Singapore math is the same as "New Math" and I started looking it up online.  Despite my tenure in public schools, I had 2 parents that insisted that I learn to seek answers to my questions ... I frequently heard "Did you look it up?", "What did you find when you looked it up", "Let's go get the dictionary and I'll help you look it up"...believe, if it weren't for my borderline OCD to find answers to questions no matter how trivial, we would't be using dial-up internet even though we're only renting this place temporarily and we can't get DSL or Cable modem out here yet.  :)  Thanks again!  On the other hand, not everything about public school is bad...some of us make it through ok.  Of course, I feel the same about private school, religion-based schools and even homeschooling.  All have their advantages - all have a drawback or two.  I certainly applaud your willingness to be hands-on in your children's education - not everything can be learned from a textbook. :)

Payments / Re: Homework in 3rd grade!!!
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:39:36 pm »Message ID: 98402 some really wild opinions about US education I see.  But yes, 3rd graders have homework, but the quantity of such I think varies by teacher, school, school system, state, etc...there are a lot of influences for curriculum guidelines.  I completely disagree w/ the statement that they don't learn anything in school, because the overall progression rate has increased, not decreased as kids are being exposed to and experiencing "life" at a much younger age than they did 25 years much less 40 years ago.  Probably the biggest difference would in the discipline level and methods used in the school systems, though. 

One question though -- did anyone figure out what "Singapore Math" is supposed to be?  My mom taught Kindergarten until she died, my aunt just retired from 6th grade teacher, her daughter teaches 4th grade and her daughter-in-law teaches 8th grade, my brother is student teaching now ... and no one seems to know about "Singapore Math".  Just wondering.

Payments / Re: Anyone have a cashout of over $100???
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:34:20 pm »Message ID: 98399
Mine's pending!!!!  I've got it cashing out at like $240 or thereabouts and it should be approved on or before the 20th of this month.  I'm so excited!  It's my first payout, too!  YEAH!!!

Support / Re: How can I earn more money besides completing offers?
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:32:39 pm »Message ID: 98397
I have always been afraid of, as OldBuddy stated, "Telling My Story" because I figured not enough people would see it, or I'd have to spend a lot of money somehow or sign up for things and I'd lose track of what sites I use & usernames & passwords and all that .... but actually, its pretty easy.  There are a million sites that will let you post for nothing and forums just like this are out there where people talk about making money on the internet and little, I throw my story out there too.  In many cases, I've discovered that I can even include an active link.  I wrote my "story" out in Word and then I also wrote more of a "signature" type of blurb that I can include at the bottom of other posts that aren't necessarily related to making money or FC directly.  Whenever possible, I post one or the other w/ simple copy/paste sometimes with a little adjustment, but mostly its the same I just don't have to retype the entire thing.  I do, however, make sure that I'm not violating the rules & regs of being a participant, bc I've also found some pretty useful info from others and I'd like to keep those resources open w/out getting blocked or banned.  I haven't gone out and started my own sites or blogs and I'm not so great at the big social sites like Facebook and MySpace so right now I keep it fairly simple and hope to keep this up!  It will take a little time - just don't have unreasonable expectations that you'll be a millionaire off FC next week.  :)

P.S.  If you do get to be a millionaire off FC by next week, we all want the dish. :fish:

Support / Re: "free" trials charged me
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:24:59 pm »Message ID: 98390
Free trials are ok if 1) you read the Terms & Conditions and/or 2) you are interested in the product or service.  Vigilance is a good idea, too, such as using a card that isn't linked to your primary source of funding until you've decided if you like the product or service enough to keep it.  Again, though, keep in mind that FC rules & regs specifically discourage signing up for a free trial only for the payout and then immediately cancelling.  Just bear that in mind and keep an eye on your funds.  :)

Support / Re: Get rid of Refferer?
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:22:08 pm »Message ID: 98384
I'm still a little confused on why you wouldn't want the referrer to benefit?  The referall program is simply a method by which to spread the word and encourage doesn't link you to a particular person directly and you don't have to say or do anything w/ that person to make you're own money.  Registering w/out a referral doesn't make you more money either.  I registered w/out a referrer only bc I stumbled upon the site from internet searching...but I've referred a number of people and it hasn't impacted me in any way.  I just make sure that those that I refer aren't likely to be using my IP addy to prevent any overlap which goes against FC rules & regs.  *shrug* I guess if that's the way you wanted it, you succeeded, but that almost seems against rules & regs, too bc you're registering for more than one account.  Did you at least delete the unwanted account? 

Support / Re: Babylon
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:17:14 pm »Message ID: 98380
I downloaded and installed it, but didn't get paid either.  Sadly, the program created some sort of conflict on my computer and despite uninstalling it, reinstalling to make sure it completed and the re-uninstalled it, I still get get search errors that have "babylon" in the error string.  *shrug*  Not everything works for everybody I guess.  Keep trying, though...

Off-Topic / Flavored Cigarettes Ban in the US
« on: October 10, 2009, 07:14:00 pm »Message ID: 98377
Ok, so I've been smoking since I was 12 and then discovered clove cigarettes when I was 19 in college.  I'm 34 now and my primary choice has been clove cigarettes since then.  (I have quit for as much as a year before and smoked the occasional Marlboro but not primarily)  Now, Obama signs into law the "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" which now bans all flavored cigarettes, excluding menthol, from being sold in the USA.  After my initial shock and dismay, I have discovered that it will not be illegal for individual persons to obtain them nor use them in the USA, just that they cannot be imported for retail sale.  Now, while I'm sure there's some logical explanation to that about the flavors being more attractive to the younger crowds, etc, etc, some of us are just loyal and aren't quite ready to just throw in the towel or revert to standard cigarettes just because the government says so.  So...I'm reaching out here for 1) feedback always good, interesting & potentially educational especially if anyone else feels my pain and 2) any resources that any can recommend, preferably via internet, where I can get clove cigarettes (1st choice is Djarum, but I'm open on brand) ordered by the individual carton.  For those non-smokers who would like to rail against smoking altogether, please, there are other threads out there and for the diehard smokers, we're not really listening anyway because, well, we *WANT* to smoke.  Please help though if anyone has info.   ???

Off-Topic / Re: What's the last thing you ate..?
« on: October 10, 2009, 06:45:43 pm »Message ID: 98375
Ice. Ice.  and some more Ice.  I'm trying to stick to a better eating schedule and cut back on all the snacking, but I'm at work and that's when it's the worst.  So...I go to the ice machine which has the really cool soft little ice rectangles(?) and that's been my snack.  Side effect I didn't anticipate - it's water so it goes through me faster than say, cheetos. :)

« on: October 10, 2009, 06:42:41 pm »Message ID: 98373
I'm a diehard eyeglass wearer myself.  I got glasses in the 6th grade (34yo now) and then by 8th grade, I got contacts bc it was easier cheering.  Disposables weren't readily available & were way *WAY* too expensive at that time, but I wore mine for about 2 years I guess.  I finally gave up on them bc I discovered that being a nightowl contacts weren't really conducive to my schedule.  I didn't like lugging both glasses, contacts and all the junk that went with the contacts at that time around all the time either.  I've stuck to glasses because I can take them off when I want, they don't rip so easily as flimsy film, I don't need special solution to clean them, I don't fish around my eyeball when it gets smushed to another part of my eyeball, I don't worry about them falling out and never finding one again, my eyes aren't nearly as irritated and they're clearer than any contacts I've used or tried - ever.  So, my vote - glasses. 

Ask my sister, she'll tell just the opposite.  However, don't ask my co-worker, bc she just last week took out her disposable contacts that are supposed to be replaced every couple of weeks and wore her glasses for a couple of days.  The contacts had not been out of her eyes - AT ALL - in 6 months!  That's just not smart. :)

« on: October 10, 2009, 06:29:43 pm »Message ID: 98367
I like the rules, too.  Pretty straightforward and don't read like some legalese trying to show off their technical writing ability.  Yes, someone out there frequently is ready, willing & able to explain them if you dont feel like reading them all yourself because for some unknown reason, people keep asking the same series of questions (why didn't I get credited, when do offers expire, how long will my payout show pending....) in new threads throughout the various forums. 

On the other hand, I think it'd nice if the rules thread were closed to us regular posters so that only the admin can post in that thread.  THEN...we wouldn't see the thread pop back to the top of the list that says "THE RULES HAVE BEEN UPDATED" only to find that the original updated rule was posted weeks or months ago but appear new bc we keep talking *about* the rules & their updates.  We can have that discussion in another thread altogether.  I like that they alert us of updates, I just don't like that they get lost in the fray.  Still, the admins here are so *SO* much better than other sites!

« on: October 10, 2009, 05:21:13 pm »Message ID: 98359
I've been in both situations.  I spent nearly 4 years with a married man who I knew was married before we ever started anything.  We'd known each other about 5 years before, he got married, had a son and then we lost touch for awhile.  When we happened upon each other again, things sparked and the next 3yrs 7mos were pretty awesome.  We had an "agreement" of sorts, part of which we agreed to be sexually exclusive, including his wife w/ whom he'd been pretty much estranged long before I came along and part of which we agreed that when or if one of us became disinterested or wanted to split we would do so amicably - so we did.  I knew what I was getting into, he knew where I stood.  Now, 4 years after that ended, I'm in the middle of a divorce from a guy who decided cyberwomen are better than the real one in his bed and we've only been married since Dec '07, I found the chat logs & phone texts in Sept '08 the earliest record of which was from Aug '08, so, we'd been married less than a year when the cyber stuff started.  We tried to work it out, but frankly, he never quite understood (and still doesn't) how that affected me so I moved out end of March this year.  No children, no property, no money - and we're still not divorced bc of stupid petty stuff and his lawyer apparently wants to bleed him dry (well, that's really his grandmother's money anyway).  He's even remarked that I have no grounds to be mad bc I was in a relationship w/ a married man myself so I have no room to talk about his cybering.  The difference, though, is that w/ the married man, we knew the rules/stakes/situation and we stuck to the agreement despite it being an unusual agreement.  I made an agreement w/ this guy when I said my wedding vows and fully expected both of us to live up to that agreement.

Neither case is easy - hell, relationships aren't easy.  But it all depends on what you and your significant other are willing to HONESTLY accept and do to define the relationship.

Support / Re: What is the process time?
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:45:05 pm »Message ID: 83512
I actually just submitted my request for the Forum Bonus and I got the following message:


We have recieved your request. Please allow up to 60 days for credit. If your request is denied, you will receive a private message on the forum.

So....they've updated the expected timeframe from 2-3 weeks to 60 days. 

FusionCash / Re: money
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:35:58 pm »Message ID: 83511
Do the offers.  Don't forget the dailies - they add up!  Get the word out to your friends, family, co-workers, post your link on Twitter, Facebook, etc to gain referral credits!  You get $1 if they sign up and confim; $2 for completing an offer & $5 for LIFE for everytime they cash out! :)

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