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      29.11.2001 02:42
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      Treeloot.com promises a chance at winning money - and all you have to do is click your mouse! Personally, I think it’s a fraud, but that is yet to be proven one way or another. But, if you’ve actually won cash from this site, please leave a comment and let me know. It would definitely make my day! Anyway, Treeloot.com is a simple prize site, and is often cited as being highly addictive. It’s very simple to play, really. You are given an enormous grid - with numerous, almost-countless pixels making up an image of a giant tree. Click anywhere on the grid that you want. If - and I repeat IF - you click on the right pixel, you win money. Each time you click you are given a gauge of just how close you are to the prize. This is a great idea, as it compels many users to try it again. After a few tries, a monkey comes onto your screen, spewing insults and criticizing the way you are playing. It’s a taunting little creature, one that I would gladly punch if doing so would not wreck my brand-new monitor. This also motivates users to keep playing - there’s nothing like a deep-seated rage to get the mouse clicking! Sometimes you are given a chance to box with the monkey. It’s a neat little JavaScript game, but very difficult to win. Should you win, you are awarded the prize of a plush monkey mailed to your home. Isn’t that special? Truth be told, I don’t know of many people who were able to kick the monkey’s tail in the boxing ring in order to win this prize, but it has happened before. So, overall, if you want to win a plush toy, treeloot.com is the site for you. It?s free, but it does take up a bit of your time. If you’re looking to get money on the Internet, stick to mouthshut.com or some other site that actually fulfils its promises without making you jump through hoops. Overall, I believe Treeloot.com is a fraud - a very frustrating, annoying one at that! I have
      n’t visited the site in ages, but I can still remember my dislike for the misleading, empty promises and harsh comments delivered by the monkey.

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      30.07.2001 23:13
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      Last year, I started to see banner adverts on lots of sites advertising Treeloot; all you had to do was punch the monkey. Since then, they've toned down the adverts (pah) - you now have to 'shock' the monkey instead. If you look closely, you'll see the advert says 'Shock the Monkey (tm) and win $20*'. Well, that * seems to mean 'and then waste time clicking on an imagemap and viewing adverts'. Funnily enough, the ad *doesn't* explain the meaning of the *. The $20 isn't real, of course - it's 20 bananabucks, a sort of virtual currency that you can use to get such thrilling rewards as a 'free' cell phone and discounts at the casino which seems to supply all of their banner adverts. The top rewards are a toy monkey for 1800 bananabucks and a cheap looking digital watch for 2100 bananabucks. You collect bananabucks by clicking on the imagemap of a tree - every few hundred clicks, you'll actually win some more (while having numerous pop-ups appearing). In theory, you can win real money by clicking in the right spot - however, the odds of this are vanishingly small. There is a nice bug in all this, though - if you fill in their survey form (which pops up every 50 clicks or so) you can collect 350 bucks each time. After 1/2 an hour or so, you'll have enough for both of the top prizes - not that I'm expecting to receive them. If you play normally - well, you might have enough points for one of those monkey bean bag toys after a couple of weeks. Overall, Treeloot will waste as much of your time as you are willing to give - just don't expect to win anything.

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        31.05.2001 02:05
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        I completley agree with all the other opinions that have been submitted about this site, its a absolute waste of time. The site itself supposedly lets u win thousands of dollars but i've never heard about anyone that has won a single thing from it. The site comprises of a tree where you must click in to win prizes, a monkey ocassionally gives you tips as to where prizes are and asks for your name. If you are very lucky and click there about a hundred times you get to the bonas round. If you do have a go and click on the literally hundreds of thousands of squares that are located in the tree you win banana bucks which as I found out if you are in the UK are next to worthless. You can win a cuddly toy monkey which cannot be shipped to the UK anyway??? To claim a prize anyway you must fill in a huge form giving all your personal details, this will include many interests so they can send you lots of useless information in your E-mail. Basically never go near this site, don't use it, just don't waste your time on it. If you live in the usa and want a cuddly monkey then give it a go....

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          12.05.2001 13:21
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          If you've been using the Web for long enough, you've probably learnt to ignore the banner ads that appear on so many pages. You might well have learnt to ignore them so well that someone can talk about some adverts that have been doing the rounds, and you'll fail to recognise the description at all, even if you?ve seen it loads of times. Treeloot.com may or may not be an exception. They have the most annoying, intrusive adverts imaginable (with the possible exception of some Casino adverts which try so hard to be noticed that they can really distract you when you're trying to surf the web), and they actually managed to get through to me. You've probably seen the adverts, there's a monkey whizzing across the banner left and right asking you to try to click him. The adverts were irritating and the web site looked terrible, but I temporarily lost leave of my senses and decided to play. There's a notice on the front page telling you that if you don't win anything within 20 minutes of playing, they'll write you a cheque for $100, so at least I could be fairly sure that if I put my street address down, *something* would be winging its way towards me. When you start the game, there's a large grid with a picture of a tree behind it. Click a square and you're taken to another screen where you're either told that you've won some Banana Bucks or be told that there wasn't anything in that square. On your first two clicks, I think you're actually guaranteed to win 20 Banana Bucks, I think they've set the programme up to make sure that everyone gets this prize. At this stage, you have no idea how much a Banana Buck is worth, but you're beginning to realise that you've lost your chance at that guarantee of the cheque for $100 without getting very much in return. To make it seem like you're actually lucky to be playing at all, Treeloot.com only give you 15 minutes to keep
          clicking the tree. Each time you don't get the top prize of $25,000 (In Banana bucks, I assume), you're shown a compass and told which of 8 directions (North, North-East, East, etc.) the top prize is in. As there are only about 1200 grid squares in all, this sounds like a simple process of elimination should lead you to the top prize. This is not the case. I kept following their directions, but I didn't get any closer to the prize. This is either because I'm a very unlucky person, or because the compass lies. Every now and then, just to keep you're interest up, you'll win another 5 Banana Bucks, and if you click a sponsor you'll get another 5 or 10. If you click on one and sign up to be a member with a false name and false E-mail address, you get another 100 (I assume you get the same amount if you use your real name and address, but I didn't test this out). If you click on at least 5 sponsors, you get to play the bonus game where you have a "considerable" chance of winning. I played the bonus game but didn't even win the $5 I kept getting on the main game. Occasionally, a pop-up window will appear. I use occasionally, by the way, as a euphemism for very regularly. In fact, by the time you click the close button, it's nearly time for the next window to appear. I've got a fast, reliable internet service, a fast processor and a web browser with lots of RAM allocated towards it, but all the different pop-up windows, etc. still slow my browser down, often leaving me unable to do anything to any web pages (ie. close them) for 5 or 10 seconds. You also get a helpful monkey in the corner of the screen who keeps calling you "friend" and saying things like "Wow! Keep up the good work, Friend! This is more fun than the lottery, Friend, and it doesn't cost you a penny!". This monkey is very, very irritating, and you wish he'd stop calling you friend. Also, bizarrely, I
          was just clicking away normally when I suddenly got this message: "Hey, Friend! Welcome back! I'm very pleased to see you again, Friend! It's been precisely 0 minutes since I last saw you! Let's pick up where we left off, shall we? (If you're not Friend, please click here to login as a different user)". What do you mean if I'm not "friend"? I'm not friend, my name's Simon, you're the one who keeps calling me friend! To be fair, clicking on the tree was quite fun, and the 15 minutes flew by. By the time it had finished, I had $260 in Banana Bucks, and I clicked on the button that would let me redeem them. I wasn't expecting any good prizes in return for this Mickey Mouse currency, but the offers that I did see would have probably made me quite angry if I hadn't cracked up laughing before I had time to feel any other emotions. For 100 Banana Bucks, you can "Enter instantly to win a free digital camera!". For 50 BB, you can get a software package worth $250 (they don't say whether they mean real dollars or Banana Bucks) and for just $6.95 plus shipping and handling. For 25 BB, you can get a $25 gift voucher for Szul (the cheapest item I could see on Szul.com was about $150). Also for just 25 BB, you can get a free subscription to a magazine (credit card details required) or you can get 12 CDs for a dollar. If you've ever looked through the spam you get in your E-mail, you'll know that these are exactly the same offers that other companies send you without you even needing to win anything. Just in case you haven't been lucky enough to win hundreds of Banana Bucks, Treeloot ask for your E-mail address and are happy to send you a few E-mails a day offering you these brilliant offers again and again. The cheapest "real" prize was 1800 BB for a stuffed Treeloot.com monkey. This is a truly terrible site. It's badl
          y designed, there's nothing worth winning on it, the monkey is annoying. The way you win 20 BB so close to the beginning and then 5 BB from time to time also shows that they are trying to manipulate us. Doing it so transparently just shows their contempt for us. In fact, I don't think that they see us as intelligent people at all, I think they see us as a load of monkeys! (sorry, couldn't resist that last one)

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            11.05.2001 03:59
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            First of all, lets get one thing completely clear. TREELOOT IS A SCAM AND YOU'D BE A FOOL TO GO ANYWHERE NEAR IT! However, you'll want to know a little more about it anyway, because no doubt you wouldn't want to take just my word for it. So here goes... Treeloot.com is a hugely popular American site - hugely popular because despite how ridiculous it is, it is also extremely addictive, although your chances of winning are extremely remote if not non-existent. The idea behind Treeloot is this: You are presented with a large tree - the money tree, about which is hidden loads of different cash amounts. You get 15 minutes to click randomly about the tree in the hope of winning a prize. You know you are going to 'win' something because on the startpage they tell you that if you do not win within 5 minutes, they will give you $100! Sounds great. Well, everyone wins on their first click, because the 'game' is set up so that it does this. You win $20 and an extra 5 minutes on the tree! Great! Well, no actually because its $20 worth of banana bucks which basically equates to naff all. You can exchange these at the end of you pointless clicking session for a 'prize' - which I'll tell you about later. So you carry on clicking, feeling special, because you got 20 minutes to click on the tree with whilst everyone else only got 15...of course they did... Clickety click click... Every time you click a new location on the tree you are taken to another screen to tell you whether you found any 'money' or not. This screen has various different cartoon pictures of monkies on it and a message of encouragement for you to carry on clicking because you were so close, or, you only need a few more clicks to reach the hidden sub-game. It also has a compass needle which tells you which direction to head in to find the hidden 'real' cash amount of $25,000 etc. You clic
            k continue to go back to the tree... Every now and then(about every 5 clicks) a pop-up window will appear informing you of some great offers from other scam companies. Free magazines, a free watch worth $60...the sort of rubbish you get spammed with daily. If you took up the offer of the 'free' $20 earlier you will already be expecting an inbox full of junkmail...and it will come in bucketloads. Each of these requires your address details, so should you even be tempted to play ths nonsense just click the close button to get rid of these 'offers'. And then get back to the clicking... To keep you 'interest' from time to time, you will become eligible to partake in one of treeloot's subgames. Oooohh! Such excitement as 'fight the monkey' or get three free clicks on a mini tree...which I do not understand because all the other clicks on the big tree are free lol. Basically its complete cr*p. If you get to the end of your 20 minutes(because its never 15) then you'll be presented with a registration form. Here, you must fill in your address details, bit of consumer surveying and email address before you can cash in those bananabucks. They need to ask these question apparently so that they can tailor the prizes to your needs...nothing to do with sending you more junkmail of course... Get through this stage, having supplied them with a load of rubbish, and you come across another screen before you get to the cash out point. Suppliment you hard earned winnings by recieving an extra $500 by signing up for ALL the offers below...more junkmail. Strangely, the three on-screen ones are unchecked, whilst everything languishing below this is checked and ready for you to accidentally accept if you are not wary of it. Not nice. Uncheck these and click continue and get met with a surprised message urging you to take up the 'fantastic' offers - which you can then dump before eventually reaching the red
            emption page...Yeyyyyy!!! Or Booooo!!!! The redemption page is actually another heap of scams. But here, you can exchange your winnings for scams! Amazing! Now lets see...I can have 12 Cds for $11.98, for $10 in bananabucks...or a 6 month magazine subscription absolutely 'free' for $25 in bananabucks...$5 off a $10 purchase at Half.com...Hang on. Aren't these all the offers I used to get in my inbox everyday when I first started using the net. The ones that come pouring in from scam companies all over the place when you find yourself dumped on some mailing list somewhere? Free six month subscription to our magazine...but we need your credit card details first...I don't think so! In fact the only, non-scam thing available from this site is a stuffed monkey which has treeloot.com stamped on it. Well ain't that nice. Take my advice and steer well clear of this site. There is nothing of interest to you, or anybody else here. If you want the 'prizes' they offer for your wasted time, then let your name fall onto some mailing list somewhere and you'll soon get them in you inbox. Just keep away from Treeloot.

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              05.02.2001 03:32
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              Every now and again, when visiting a site, you see some little advert pop up, offering you the world and more. Mostly, you are not tempted, but, today, for some unknown reason, I pressed the dreaded button. I saw a little monkey pop up when visiting a friends website. (yes you know who you are girly) All I had to do was Zap the money, and I would be in with a chance of winning thousands of dollars. Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to do it. Surprisingly, I managed to Zap him first time!! Imagine my shock! Well, easily drawn in by this carrot wielding monkey, I played the game. All I had to do, for just 15 minutes was to play the game. The game is a Tree, which you click onto, to try to find the hidden money. Easy eh?. So I carried on perusing Dooyoo, with said game open in another window, occasionally clicking to it, to find more money. AMAZING within a few clicks, I had won $45 banana bucks!! By now, I'm hooked, I'm spending more time on the site than I am on Dooyoo!! I'm drawn into the game that they have played on me, but I go on, undaunted, Each time I click on a part of the tree, a monkey tells me whether or not I've won this time, if I have, I am told so. The more I play, the more "tips" I get. A monkey will kindly advise me each time, that I only need to click a few more times for the biggy!!! I click on, and on, in a never ending click fury to reach that impossible dream (over the top...me...never). then....OH NO. A monkey, and a rather disgruntled one at that, comes up to tell me that if I visit the sponsors, I will get more banana bucks!!. Oh Ok, so I give in, thinking, well, it said only 15 mins to play, so I click on the sponsor. I'm not at all interested in the new window that has opened, so I ignore it, and carry on clicking on the tree. CONGRATULATIONS YESIDOO, you have won $100 banana bucks! Oh wow, I'm doing brilliant I tell myself, and click with more
              gusto. I'm then told, that if I click ONLY 199 more times, I will get to a secret bonus round! ONLY, Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound, and I click like a mad woman. Oh dear....The monkeys not happy with me, I'm being told off because I have only clicked on the banner, and not actually "interacted" with it. Oh heck, I go back and interact with the site, by clicking on various rubbish bits of some American finance company. The Monkey looks at me with a happy face at last! Phew. Eventually, after numerous clicks, and hundreds of visits to their sponsors, I'm told I've WON £1000 Banana bucks! WOOO HOOO. *All* I have to do, is complete a survey, and I will get the bucks. I hesitate.....should I fill it out? It wants al my details.....against my better judgement, I give in and fill it out. By now, I'm up to $267 banana bucks. I've played successfully for 15 minutes, so I can now CASH IN my bucks. And hey presto!! I can *redeem* my bucks against various insurance firms......ummm....free advice from finance company’s........free advice from, yes, you've guessed it, another finance firm, or free membership to a FINANCE FIRM, or if you don't like that, then you can choose to have free advice from a finance firm!! Take your pic? Well, I knew all along I was going to be duped, but not quite this much. I at least expected the bucks to be in *Dooyoo* form. By that I mean, that the bucks were virtual, and didn't amount to my $267. I thought they would say that it was equivalent to X amount. So, I played for over 30 minutes, and clicked on god knows how much rubbish, signed up for some totally useless newsletters that I don't want, and will have to delete for eternity, and I can redeem my bucks for a load of rubbish that I don't need!! This site is a total con, and designed PURELY to get your details and to sign you up for various things.
              The money you get is genuine, but you cannot redeem them in whole for anything, each redemption costs you between $10 to $1000 bucks of your winnings. But other than that, A good site :-)

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