Many GPT sites have a referral system and dooyoo is no different, offering 500 dooyoo miles for every new member you recruit via email invitation. But what other ways can dooyoo get new members? I found out about dooyoo from links to the site on various other GPT sites and money saving sites have links. I still see links to dooyoo on small electronics sites with links to reviews, and on forums where people post their opinions on things like video games. So there is something in common with all of these: word of mouth. People are telling other people about the site and dooyoo doesn't need to advertise on TV or in web adverts. Dooyoo has been well established since 1999 and since then is only getting bigger, making the community more crowded, and getting even more people to share their dooyoo experiences, and tell even more friends about the company. If you want to recruit dooyoo members yourself via email, ask your friends to leave their email for you to send them a link. Send a link to all those on your contacts list that you already know. When emailing friends to join dooyoo its best to have some of your own personal experience behind it so telling my friends how much i have earned on dooyoo gives them a good idea as to what they could be in for. Recruiting members on dooyoo it seems, is entirely word of mouth and thats a good thing because word gets out in a friendly way rather than having a billion ads scattered on the net with no one you know telling you about the site. If you can post the link on multiple pages around the web and give a personal experience then people are more likely to join dooyoo. This is true of emails aswell, just an email saying sign up to dooyoo might be considered spam by the other person and they delete it, but a friendly hello and a quick wirte up of what you've been doing on the site is good. Maybe including links to your reviews, just a handful will do, I don't see the point in getting them to read more than a couple. People are wary when it comes to GPT sites because some dont pay out, some people are afraid of scams and the legality of it all but thats the joy of dooyoo, its all word of mouth, everyone can give their true experience on the site and that attracts even more members to the site.
SO there it is, dooyoo have slashed back on dooyoo miles and the good times are over. We can't argue with their decision and most expected it, but the movie review downgrading really hurting. Putting film in with cassette players seems a little harsh! We now need 90 reads to make a quid on a film review, be it a huge cinema release or one of Hogsflesh B-Movie classics. The film section is the most popular on dooyoo and this big shake up will hurt the site. I have never had 90 reads for a film review and never will now the old days of scrimp and save are back. We have to hit at least 65 rates to make it worth while. It's clearly ciao time on dooyoo and we all have to tighten our belts and work harder for miles. It's a pretty difficult time to write a review to encourage new members to enjoy dooyoo though. -New Payments- Level 1 - 600 miles (60p) per review plus 20 miles (2p) per rate. One review on an ice cream maker with 20 rates gives you a shiney pound coin! Level 2 - 300 miles (30p) per review plus 15 miles (1.5 p) per rate One review on a water filter with 50 rates wins you the same pound coin! Level 3 - 100 miles (10p) per review plus 10 miles (1p) per read One review on your local bank with 90 rates also earns one pound. Level 4 - Dooyoo Lounge etc is 1p per rate and that's it. Crowns still £1.50... The problem with the lucrative Level 1 reviews are they are for occasional purchases for most members, and at best, perhaps stuff we write one review per year on, if that, and so will encourage people to cheat by 'summarising' other peoples work online to chase those 600 miles reviews. There are members who will soon be the proud owners of 20 breadmakers, 14 vacuum cleaners, 7 toasters and 4 juicers! If I was a new writer here that's the logic I would use guys. Dooyoo is about to get so middle-class Marry Portas will want to do a revamp with black walls and scatter cushions! But if that is what external punters want to read about then fair enough. We have no choice and will have to see how it pans out over the summer, not the busiest time on dooyoo anyway, especially with World Cup, probably why they have done the big change this week. I don't think they will get much interest in those products for long from the serious writers though and that could be a big problem in the autumn. The ludicrous policy of paying 50p for crap has probably run down dooyoos venture capital (they were purchased in 2006 by a French online advertising company for £6.5 million Euros) and they had to go the way of ciao now that recession is ready for its second dip. BP's oil leak alone has cost the country 5% of its current wealth. It's a scary time for all businesses. The important thing is we survive. Moaning about the changes won't help. They have gone through this with a slide rule and it's the best medicine. Encouraging plenty or poor reviews to clutter the site up to make it look busy has clearly been replaced by quality on certain core products to earn reward that way, which for dooyoo will mean a huge drop in content from members, back to 2007 levels. With that big reduction in reviews their expenditure will fall but so will our miles and rates and that means crowns will become sort after properties and the pressure back on dooyoo to be fairer with them. I hope that finally sees nominations listed under reviews but I fear not. If we are all going to be writing less then will the guides crown take go up as these guys have to be looked after first to make up their pay packets? And if certain sections go quiet in the level 3 zone like music then will as many guides be needed and so perhaps even things up that way? This percentage listed below has to fall or we will lose even more members, not get new ones. At least we won't get the moneysaving.com lot anymore! Of the last 250 crowns awarded on dooyoo the guides bagged 47 (18.5% of all crowns) of them. In the last week 43 crowns went to non members and 12 to guides (23%). It will be interesting to look at these numbers a year from now. I personally will be happy if certain writers cut right back on their film reviews so I can make the all time top 10 film list here. This may be the second tear writer's moment to get some crowns in. Going forward and the reality is that 90% of reviews written here are currently in the level 2 and 3 categories that offer fewer rewards... more than half of all reviews in the low paying level one 10p per review category. If these reviews dry up the rates will collapse too. It also feels even more femalecentric now with few macho topics to write about in the top sections. 70% of the worlds shopping is done by women so I suppose the site will reflect that. Basically all our revenues are going to fall by more than half guys. Get used to it. Dooyoo are only doing this radical change because they are clearly cost cutting and their original model hasn't worked and was too lavish, if you ask me. But in way it's a relief they have made the changes as there's no way they could continue to pay 50p for 150 words for a toilet brush review, a kitchen implement very appropriate to most of these reviews! I'm not leaving as writing is what I do and many others are in that club. If we decide we are not well rewarded we will make sure our favourite sectors are upgraded to the next level. If we don't get our way and we feels it reasonable then who knows what might happen. I feel Dooyoo have always wanted to stem members writing film and music reviews and start writing about Dysons. If I write about my vacuum cleaner experience from 1985 when mum was at work I think I will be thrown off again. Solutions to encourage new members... Its going to be tough and dooyoo will be happy to lose no more than 25% of the membership over the next year. The reviews will certainly fall so maybe new members should be given extra rewards to keep them here. If I told friends about dooyoo now I would find it hard to on the subjects that will pay. Maybe a first month bonus would help to keep the new guys here. It would also help to bring back the payment for introducing new members or something. Ciaos system of payments for ratings (suspiciously altered on the same day as dooyoo's changes) is a much better one towards those making an effort, plenty of competitions to keep you interested if you're not chasing diamonds and reciprocal rates. Dooyoos rating system does need updating to reward people who are trying and not just here for the cash or the voucher. In fact ciao are being blatant to get you to jump ship at dooyoo and cash in there, double rewards being offered as long as England remain in the World Cup, and with Rooney that could be at least three weeks. Ciaos rating system Exceptional: +9 (former: +6) Very Helpful: +6 (no change) Helpful: +3 (no change) Somewhat Helpful: -3 (-6) Not Helpful: -6 (-9) Off Topic: -9 (-12)
I think that at the moment dooyoo is getting a lot of new reviewers from moneysavingexpert.com. It was through this about the same time last year that I found dooyoo from an email from martin. I have to say I was very excited at the thought that I could be making money whilst at work. (My job was to sit and wait in the office for people to ring, which didnt happen very often.) I only just realised that you can get 500miles for inviting people and then them writing a review. I told all my friends, sent them all invitations, and only one has joined up and written a review. I think this may be because its exam time and people are revising. Also with the weather so nice people dont want to be on their computers much. The invitations scheme is really easy to use, it sends an automatic email for you, and somehow it tracks back and gives you miles for people writing a review. If I knew more people who were interested then this could be a good way of earning extra miles, but unfortunately I dont. I have seen adverts for referrals on gapyear.com, and they seem to be inviting a lot of people, although Ive no idea if those people know what they are giving out their email for, or even writing reviews. The whole point of this site is to get as many people as possible looking at products and then hopefully buying them. So new members can only be a good thing, as long as they write good reviews and not just 150 words of garbled rubbish.
'Dooyoo' has a fantastic community, and it's this community that is at the heart of 'Dooyoo' helping it to grow in the hundreds of reviews that are written every day, expanding the knowledge of the site and ensuring that it is one of the most exhaustive review sites on the web. If therefore it is wanting to recruit new members, 'Dooyoo' should go to its current members as undoubtedly these members must have friends who could join in and make 'Dooyoo' even better? Currently there is already an incentive for members to recruit their friends by sending a preformatted e-mail to these friends. They can send these initiations and upon the friend registering, the user gets 500 'DooyooMiles', and if the friend manages to write a 'Crowned Review' then they can benefit from another 500 'DooyooMiles'! However is this the best way? I feel that 'Dooyoo' are missing out on having a simple referral link, that friends could add to their social networking profiles which branch out to a much wider audience. Who uses e-mail these days anyway? Yes they come in very hand for people in offices who see e-mail as probably the most effective method of communication, however the youth of today very rarely use e-mail as a communicative method. This way friends could simply click the link as and when they liked. Who hates getting e-mails asking you to do something? Which is sort of like this invitation, and some people will have so many e-mails that it will get disregarded, however if people see the link themselves they might rather check it out for themselves at their leisure - and if it stays on the profile, then they aren't in a hurray. Of course here at 'Dooyoo' we are treated very well for our services, but, going back to the current method of recruiting members, is 500 'DooyooMiles' really all that exciting? I mean it's equivalent to 50p. Maybe instead 'Dooyoo' could offer a proportion of the 'DooyooMiles' the friends make over a certain amount of time to the recruiter? There is a site which pays you to search, very simple, very low key, however the referral system over on that site works by giving users who refer friends a percentage of the friends earnings as a bonus for recruiting them. This bonus isn't indefinite and stops after a certain amount of time, but it's a better incentive, and encourages you to encourage your friends who are already interested because they have bothered to register, to use their account more! I believe 'Dooyoo' isn't really in need to recruiting members at the moment, it is doing exceedingly well, and is one of the, if not the best, review site in Europe, and that's definitely something!
Personally, I joined Dooyoo because my sister had been a member for a while and kept going on about how great a site it was, and because I spent so much time on the internet anyway I might as well put some of it into some use and make a bit of pocket money, and the fact that I could write about almost anything, well such a wide variety of products, services and destinations made me more keen on the idea of joining. Since joining I have managed to recruit 3 more friends to the site, heres a few tips on how to persuade people to join: 1.) Tell your friends that you have found a new site thats full of great information on lots of products. 2.) Let your friends know that you can become a member of the site and write reviews as well. (this is a good tip to encourage people who like to write in general) 3.) Dont forget to tell them you can earn some money in your Dooyoo experiance, though also explain to them that its not going to make them rich overnight. 4.) If they seem interested, send them the friend link, making sure that you get your 500 miles for introducing a new member and also meaning that you will automatically be in eachothers circle of trust, so your friend can look at some of your reviews and get a feel of what is expected in a Dooyoo review. 5.) Help them and answer any questions that they have about the site, explain navagation if they are having problems. 6.) Also make sure to give them any feedback on reviews you feel may be helpful to them. 7.) Direct your new recruit to the rules of Dooyoo, and also try and explain them breifly. There isnt much point in trying to get someone who you know will abuse the Dooyoo website to join, as chances are they end up getting themselves thrown off the site. Also there isnt much point in introducing someone who dislikes writing or doesnt have much patience to read reviews or someone who is only on Dooyoo for those precious Dooyoo miles, chances are they will become churners who as we all know are ruining this site. Being friendly will help all members especially new members who dont know exactly how to use the site is always helpful. Luckily most members on this site are all helpful and friendly, so there is a great community feel on the site, this really helps new members find their grounds and contribute more positively to the site. However we as a community still shouldnt tolerate revenge raters or encourage churners either.
Since I've joined Dooyoo I have been raving about it to everyone I've met. I tell them how much stuff there is to review, how you can find information about any product you like, how friendly most of the people are, and how much money you can potentially make. But I have been really surprised, because almost nobody has been interested! I don't know whether it is because they cannot be bothered to write reviews, or whether they think it is a lot of effort for a small payout, or whether it is something else completely (maybe noone actually listens to me?). But whatever it is, I have not managed to recruit anyone to Dooyoo yet. I am probably not, then, the best person to write a 'how to recruit people to Dooyoo' review, but I will try to throw out a couple of suggestions anyway: ~ If people say they are considering buying a product, suggest they check out the reviews on Dooyoo. There probably will be some decent information there, and this may get people interested in the site, especially if the reviews they read help them to decide whether to buy their product or not. After purchasing it, they may think they could write a better review, and might be inspired to do so. ~ If you've bought a CD or DVD with your Dooyoo earnings, be sure to mention it! Play the CD when your friends come round, and then when they comment on it, bring Dooyoo into the conversation! ie. 'It's only due to this site that we are able to listen to this brilliant album by Cliff Richard!' (No laughing at my music taste). ~ Talk about cool new products you have heard of. It might be a film or a band or a food, it doesn't matter. Tell your friends you are going to try it, and you hope it will be good, and will they try it with you? Then when they ask how you heard about it, tell them it was on Dooyoo! In the end though, people are always getting asked to join sites and the truth is most people are sick of it and won't be very receptive to the idea. But it's not the end of the world if you can't get anyone to join, as there are lots of lovely people already here :)
Dooyoo is great to it's new members, me being one of them. All the members of the dooyoo community are super friendly, I has had numerous emails and comments from some of you welcoming me and it's so nice for us newbies! You make us feel welcome and we keep coming back to the site. Who can't, this site is addictive! On the note of recruiting people, I read about the site on a money saving forum, you could always post ads on these and i'm sure you'd have floods of people signing up. There is also the recruitment scheme of where the member refers people and recieves 500 points once they have writen their first review. However, I have found that this doesn't always work, I have sent referals to about three people kow, and only one worked! I wasn't best pleased about that as I missed out on 1000 dooyoo miles, but it's okay, I forgive you! The dooyoo reward scheme in my opinion attracts the most people, it's so good and rewarding, and the team checks the reviews to see if they are genuine, so its a great place to be. And i'm glad I'm apart of the community now.
Recruiting new members to Dooyoo is an interesting concept which could be viewed in two ways, do you purposely go out of your way to invite others to the site which will in return get you a little gain, or just carry on as normal and hope someone joins because they saw a review on another site or on Facebook something. If you successfully get a new member to join on your behalf you get 500 Dooyoo miles, or 50p, therefore if you got hundreds to join great, but for the sake of one or two of your mates it might not be worth spending too much time trying to convince them. Although I haven't introduced anyone to Dooyoo, mainly because I haven't really tried, I can still suggest a few ways of convincing people to join. The best way is to publicise the site somewhere a lot of people will see it, sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Bebo could be very handy, you could have a small caption in your 'About me' section stating that you use the site, how much you have earned from it and any other benefits you feel you have attained. Your profile is likely to be viewed from a high number of your friends who will no doubt trust your judgement more than just a random person sending them an email about the site. Another way is to email them, Dooyoo actually offer a service where they have a template already to send, it simply puts your name in at certain areas. This might make the user feel more special because you have targeted them directly, also to have taken the time to send them one will make them think it must be worthwhile. I would personally however use my Hotmail account to send the email, I already have all my friends Email addresses saved in my contacts which would save me dragging them over, you can also only send an email to 5 people at a time on Dooyoo which can get quite annoying. The most obvious method is word of mouth, I have suggested to a few of my friends that they use it, a lot of them are in or have just left university and have a bit of spare time on their hands. Unfortunately it hasn't worked too well, most people think that 50p isn't much for a review, they totally disregard the fact that decent money can be made even when I tell them. The method of advertising that attracted me and I'm sure a large percentage of the Dooyoo population today is through other review sites such as Ciao. I was browsing through peoples reviews and noticed an increasing number of people reviewing the site, I had only made £1 from Ciao in 2 weeks and thought I would give Dooyoo a go, turns out it is much better. The advantage is that not only members of the site can read the reviews, anyone can, you could also put your link into your review so anyone who is interested can join up via you which will in turn earn you more money. The Internet is the easiest way to advertise anything, mainly because anyone in the world can view the site, therefore if you yourself have a personal website why not add a little section about Dooyoo, you might just get a few people to join. The 500 Dooyoo miles isn't however the only gain, by increasing the Dooyoo community it increases the potential customer base for your reviews, for every rating you receive you get 1.5p, if there are 1 million users as opposed to 20,000 there may be far more people online at a time, meaning your new reviews will receive an increased number of ratings. Personally inviting people will also increase your circle of friends who are more likely to rate your reviews because they trust you. To be honest these are the main methods of communicating Dooyoo to the world, short of renting out a radio slot there isn't much more you can do that wont cost you more than you get back. There is also the time factor, by the time you've sent your emails out to 100 people and got two to join you could have written a few reviews and got the same benefit back. I hope these methods can help one or two people to get a friend or even a stranger to join, but please no more churners...
I found Dooyoo on a chat room forum on the Martin Lewis Money Saving website. I am a regular visiter to the forum on the Up your income part of the forum, and someone had posted a thread on Dooyoo - get paid for your comments and review. I decided to have a look at this as it seemed easy enough, and I'm always looking for a fun way to earn a bit of extra cash online as and when I need it, and now I am hooked. I love the site and it's fun to use too. If it hadn't been for the forum then I wouldn't have known about Dooyoo as I didn't really know that you could review products and get paid for it. Maybe if any members of Dooyoo are members of other chat rooms, they could post a topic about it. If Dooyoo could provide their members with their own personal link which they could post on the websites, then when people join using the links, Dooyoo could reward the existing member and new member with some bonus points, either at the beginning of the membership, or maybe when they have written so many reviews? It would be a good way of getting existing members to try and recuit people if there was a chance of some bonus points. I also find that word of mouth is great. I have told a few friends that I write reviews, and get paid and as it's easy to do and there are such a great range of products and services for us to review, a few of them have joined and enjoying it like me.
I was browsing around the reviews and found this, read a few and throught I should let you all know my reasons for being on Dooyoo. Q. When did you join Dooyoo? Umm... I believe in was June / July of last year (2007) Q. How did you discover Dooyoo? I was already a member of Ciao and couldn't find a decent review for some movie I was thinking of seeing at the cinema (I can not remember what film it was). I had read a few reviews about Dooyoo on there and kept meaning to have a look. I saw this as my opportunity to take a peek. Q. Why did you join? The community is mostly friendly and helpful, and miles help but mainly after reading a few reviews I wanted to give my opinion. Q. What was your very first opinion on? I have to say I cheated a little bit here and it was a review for the film United 93 that I have previously added on Ciao. I was not too such how Dooyoo worked and so added this review initially to test the water. Q. Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? Reasonably easy. I had a good read through the help page to figure out what to do and also read other peoples reviews. Q. Did you read other opinions before you posted your first one? Yes - I did. I also read other people comments to get a feel for the type of information that the readers wanted from a review. Q. Do you write no/some/many comments? I try to, especially if I have enjoyed the review, even if this is just "great review". Additionally if I had read a review and felt it was lacking in some areas I will try to right a constructive comment just pointing out that I didn't find information I would have like within a review. Q. When you click on the list of Newest Reviews, do you read your friend's opinion no matter what they're on/according to subject no matter who has written it/preferably the opinion of new members? No - Never. I haven't really made "friends" on Dooyoo, yet, and so look for Author that I usually find interesting or simply subjects that interest me (DVD's mainly). Q. Do you write your opinions in one sitting? Sometimes. Although more often than not. I will write notes about something and list what I want to include or say and then return to it later on. Q. Do you use a spell check? I try to, well I try to limit my spelling errors by typing reviews into word first! Q. Do you think you can improve you chances of a crown if you suck up to a guide? Nope. Reading crowned reviews you can see that they are well written reviews and the crown is well deserved. Q. Are you a member of a forum or chat room? I am a member of yahoo answers but that is about it. Q. Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? Yes it does, sometimes even the constructive criticism. I would rather people help me to improve my reviews with comments of things they would like to see in my reviews, but I would be lying if I said I didn't want everything to thoroughly enjoy reading them! I really hate it when I read a down right nasty or cruel comment (I find this is few and far between!) as this does not help the reader or writer. Q. What did you do with your spare time before joining Dooyoo? Work, friends, family...... All the things I should really be doing now! Q. What do you wish for the future? Peace on earth and good will to all mankind.... Or my Dooyoo goal is to achieve a crown for a well written and informative review! And get Friends series 7 on DVD using my points when I have earned enough!
This is my 100th review on Dooyoo. I am savouring this moment by doing a review which reveals more of myself. I dont understand how I can impress someone to join Dooyoo. I like the way these questions are put together although to be fair a more constructive questionnaire probably helps new members better. Q. When did you join Dooyoo? It was 2006. This is my 100th review. $$ Q. How did you discover Dooyoo? I dont know. I typed in make money in Google and name of Dooyoo came up. $$ Q. Why did you join? Earn money. But since I have discovered better side of Dooyoo. I have been extremely busy lately. However I have made a resolution, use more of this site. I find reviews very helpful. $$ Q. What was your very first opinion on? Review on a very disturbing film out at the time. Wolf Creek is a video nasty $$ Q. Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? It was very easy. I think there is a list of easy to use sites compiled by some sort of research organisation Dooyoo should be on that list $$ Q. Did you read other opinions before you posted your first one? I cant remember, honestly. $$ Q. Do you write no/some/many comments? I dont, only if I think it is necessary I suppose. I dont know what kind of comment to leave. Often I read comments written by other members. Any review which has over ten comments you know something is up. Reading comments helps in rating. $$ Q. When you click on the list of Newest Reviews, do you read your friend's opinion no matter what they're on/according to subject no matter who has written it/preferably the opinion of new members? I usually read and rate no matter who has written the review. $$ Q. Do you write your opinions in one sitting? 50/50 $$ Q. Do you use a spell check? Yes all the time. I get embarrassed when I spot spelling errors. $$ Q. Do you think you can improve you chances of a crown if you suck up to a guide? I dont know about this. $$ Q. Are you a member of a forum or chat room? I am. Want more details email me. $$ Q. Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? No all comment are welcome as long as nothing rude is written. $$ Q. What did you do with your spare time before joining Dooyoo? Lots of things. I use the internet, take part in active sports make love go to sleep etc. $$ Q. What do you wish for the future? Peace in the world. I have enough money to travel around the globe.
When did you join Dooyoo? 14th February 2007 ------- Q. How did you discover Dooyoo? I was reading about how to make money on another site and Dooyoo was reviewed there. ---- Q. Why did you join? The review rated this site for being fair to users. Money is OK, requires hard work though. ---- Q. What was your very first opinion on? I was dissatisfied with Parcel force. Review about this company. ---- Q. Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? Well maybe. I didnt use the features all at once. When I did it was easy. ---- Q. Did you read other opinions before you posted your first one? Cant remember. ---- Q. Do you write no/some/many comments? I have written 23 comments.. ---- Q. When you click on the list of Newest Reviews, do you read your friend's opinion no matter what they're on/according to subject no matter who has written it/preferably the opinion of new members? No I select by writers or by heading of reviews. ---- Q. Do you write your opinions in one sitting? Usually. ---- Q. Do you use a spell check? Yes I use word spell checker. ---- Q. Do you think you can improve you chances of a crown if you suck up to a guide? I dont know anything about this. ---- Q. Are you a member of a forum or chat room? Yes at least 10 sites. MSE is one of these sites. ---- Q. Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? Please be free to write honestly. ---- Q. What did you do with your spare time before joining Dooyoo? Shopping, going out. Watching TV, using web. ---- Q. What do you wish for the future? Undecided. Become millionaire.
Q: When did you join Dooyoo? A: 25th November 2006 Q: How did you discover Dooyoo? A: I found it while doing a search for Ciao. Q: Why did you join? A: I wanted to give my opinions. Q: What was your very first opinion on? A: Rpoints.com. I love that site. Q: Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? A: There is not much info, FAQ will help, but since I joined Ciao before Dooyoo I knew what to do on this site. Q: Did you read other opinions before you posted your A: Maybe few. Q: Do you write no/some/many comments? A: I don't want to offend! Q: When you click on the list of Newest Reviews, do you read your friends' opinions no matter what they're on/according to subject no matter who has written on it/preferably the opinions of new writers? A: I will read anything, sometime I check list of who has rated my reviews so I go to their page and read there reviews. Q: Do you write your opinions in one sitting? A: Usually, but sometime I may do it in more than one sitting. Q: How often do you post a new opinion? A: When I feel like, sometime it is one a day, sometime I do it several days after the last one. Q: Do you use a spell check? A: Oh yes I do. Q: Do you think you can improve your chances to get a crown if you suck up to a guide? A: probably, although I don't know what crowns are yet. Q: Are you a member of a forum or a chat room? A: Yes but there is no point in naming these forums. Q: Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? A: Not at all. Q: What did you do in your spare time before you joined Dooyoo? A: I can't remember. Q: What do you wish for the future? A: This question is not relevant.
Q: When did you join Dooyoo? A: 05/31/2006, almost five months! :) Q: How did you discover Dooyoo? A: I used to trawl through various review sites in regards to cosmetics really. Dooyoo always seemed to come up on the search engine and so I began to just search directly through Dooyoo. Q: Why did you join? A:Most of the reviews were really good and I wanted to comment on the reviewer to say thanks. Then I discovered I could be paid to do the same thing and fancied having a go! Q: What was your very first opinion on? A: My old mobile phone. It was bugging me so I thought I should let others know my experience of it. Q: Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? A: All in all, yes. However there were times when the searches and the results they produced were somewhat perplexing and there didnt seem to be much in the FAQs about actual navigation. Once used to it though, I found it pretty simple. Q: Did you read other opinions before you posted your A: Yes. Lots. Q: Do you write no/some/many comments? A: I like to write a comment on most of the reviews I read, even if it's just to say that I enjoyed it. I always feel pleased to know someone has actually taken the time to read my reviews so I like to return the favour! Q: When you click on the list of Newest Reviews, do you read your friends' opinions no matter what they're on/according to subject no matter who has written on it/preferably the opinions of new writers? A: I will read anything that jumps out at me, regardless of who the author is. I've started to think that maybe this isn't so good as sometimes I read really shoddy reviews and think 'They just got 3p for that'. Although crowns sort out the cream of the crop, there is no way to stop people putting real rubbish on here really, and I think it's unfair to all those who try. Q: Do you write your opinions in one sitting? A: Usually, but sometimes I write about the product's appearance etc., then test it and then write some more. It depends I guess. Q: How often do you post a new opinion? A: NOt as often as I'd like but that's because when I write a review, I want to write an informative one rather than write lots of slap-dash pieces. Q: Do you use a spell check? A: Yes, but not on this one. lol. Q: Do you think you can improve your chances to get a crown if you suck up to a guide? A: Most likely, but that's how life works! It doesn't mean you deserve it any less though even if you do. Q: Are you a member of a forum or a chat room? A: Yes. Q: Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? A: If the criticism is fair, then I take it on board. I've not come across any bitchiness however and generally people are considerate and actually want to improve Dooyoo. Q: What did you do in your spare time before you joined Dooyoo? A: Reading, Textile Art, Music (listening and playing). I still do them now too! :) Q: What do you wish for the future? A: In my life or for Dooyoo?! I personally want to be successful and happy and I hope everyone else on Doyoo is too!! THank you for reading. xoxoxox
Q When did you join Dooyoo? well my memory is pretty poor however my profile states "dooyoo member since: 02/20/2006". So unless it lies then i suspect that would be the date. Q. How did you discover Dooyoo? In what i suspect many people would find an unusual manner; I was rooting around on my hard drive and came across a load of PDF files that i had copied from a friend (i think he got them from a cd somehow), one file was called how to make money online and included a review of dooyoo. Q. Why did you join? After discovering the adress hidden away on my pc i decided that i would give it a go, if it turns out to be a scam then no worries, turns out it was a good choice! Q. What was your very first opinion on? An Xbox game "tenchu 3- return from darkness" I thought it was the best review ever, turned out only to be usefull but i like to think i've improved since then. Q. Did you find it easy to get the hang of Dooyoo? I will leave that to other members to decide in terms of my review style. I found the site fairly easy to navigate after a while although the home button being on the opposite side to the members button confused me for a while. Q. Did you read other opinions before you posted your first one? Maybe one or two but probably only skimmed them to be fair. Since then however I have learnt the value of reading reviews, both to improve my skills and hopefully get some return reads. Q. Do you write no/some/many comments? I like to write comments but not all the time, also i often do not rate reviews for fear of offending the user, perhaps i should. I try to return all my comments too even if sometimes it takes me a while. Q. When you click on the list of newest reviews, do you read your friend's opinion no matter? Well i try to but sometimes i am just away too long. Instead i like to read the reviews of people who have commented on my reviews and see what that person is all about. I like to read quite a few of a persons reviews also, rather than just thier latest. Q. Do you write your opinions in one sitting? Usually yes. Either very late at night or during an essay. During some of my longer reviews i am likely to go and grab a bit of munch or do a bit more research on a subject, but other than that, yes i do. Q. Do you use a spell check? No, perhaps i should but I find spell check very bad, it is useful I am sure, but it also is very limited, I am aware i make mistakes but I would rather live with them and learn to better myself instead of relying on a machine. Also have you ever seen the grasp of grammer that thing has? Q. Do you think you can improve you chances of a crown if you suck up to a guide? Hell no, even if I did believe that I wouldn't bother to do it! So far I only have one crown and intend to make more off my own back. It is an achievement to work towards. I will never suck up to anyone ever, noy on dooyoo or elsewhere! Q. Are you a member of a forum or chat room? No, I have an MSN account if that counts but mainly i avoid these types of thing. I find many conversations are offensive and so many people go on just arguing points that they have no idea about. People act differently online (an area i am doing my dissertation on), many chat rooms are nice but for me i prefer real contact. Q. Does it get to you when members praise or condemn you? No, if someone wants to tell me how rubbish my review is then let them, if they phrase it in an appropriate way I will even look into the matter. What would annoy me would be abusive or unjustified comments but that doesn't seem to be the type of thing that happens on dooyoo. Q. What did you do with your spare time before joining Dooyoo? Video games, socialising, study. Just about everything I do know really, I tend only to write on dooyoo intme that i would otherwise spend sleeping or listening to music, but i can listen to musci at the same time and who needs sleep! Q. What do you wish for the future? I have stated both in my PSP review and my profile that i wish to get enough reads to buy a PsP, anyone who wishes to help me with that then i really do appreciate it. If I fail to return such a favour then drop me a line and I will read all of your reviews and let you know what I think. Other than gaining a PsP i wish for the things that most people will laugh about, like eqaulity for all people, sustainability for our planet but i think all these things can just be phrased as hapiness. On that note, i will thank you for reading my review, and i hope you have a happy day.