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Member Name: Grave-Joy
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Advantages: A fun way to write and it earns real money!
Disadvantages: Review profiteers who bang out low quality reviews and Revenge rating
I was first introduced to Doo Yoo by a close friend who was suffering from the Doo Yoo addiction. He is certainly one of those people who bangs out tonnes of reviews to earn a chunk of cash, but his reviews are of quality, unlike some. Yet it is this aspect I like most about Doo Yoo, it allows for people to write no matter how good their writing may be and allows for people to get a good taste for it and improve.
I personally work a fair amount and find it hard to get the time to sit down and write reviews, (hopefully this will change a soon) for me money is not the incentive for my reviews but just because I enjoy it. Some others like my friend or my girlfriend it is a combination of the two, they do it because they enjoy it and they need the money. Sadly there are also those that bang out low quality reviews just to get money.
I have found that Doo Yoo to is good for building my literary skills. I had never written a review before I came on Doo Yoo and I have learnt a lot from it. The community is generally supportful and full of nice people and being able to leave comments on other peoples reviews is a nice touch as it allows for support and criticism, where it is necessary. Yet this like anything else on the internet is not perfect. Within three days of starting up my Doo Yoo account me and my girlfriend were both banned for two weeks, due to the fact we shared an IP address and would comment on each other's reviews. Now I understand the fairness aspect and that unintentionally we were being unfair. I see that I was in the wrong, yet nothing was explained and it took a lot of emails before we even got an answer that gave us a clear reason why we were banned.
My emails that were sent to me were laced with hostility and talked about my actions as if I had just committed an act of murder. Another guide helped me out and I eventually got my girlfriends account back and a week later my own. Soon after that I had a few bad encounters with different users and I just left Doo Yoo, only to return now. (I no longer rate or comment on my girlfriends reviews for the record.)
Anyway I digress over all the guides and other users on Doo Yoo are amazing, helpful and kind people yet there are a few out there that seem to enjoy making peoples experiences here unpleasant. A small example of this is the revenge rating that we all have received at some point I am sure. A revenge rating being if you give someone a slightly negative review they will give you one back in vengeance. Despite this I feel that there are more positive people on Doo Yoo than negative and I do feel that it is worth the time.
The is full of incentive, not only do you see the money building up in your account but you also see the useful and the very useful ratings stack up on top of your reviews. This not only encourages you to write more but to go and repay the favour by visiting other peoples pages and checking out their reviews. Soon after it is hard to resist the addiction and you find you can waste hours just looking at other peoples reviews.
I have read nothing bad about Doo Yoo so far and I am sure my experiences were one offs. My girlfriend wanted me to get writing again and so I have, and I am enjoying it once again. I soon hoped to be sucked into the Doo Yoo world once again and I hope that I can be accepted once again by its kind community.
Summary: Nice presentation, a good community and a superb way to pass the time.
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