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    Posted: 18 May 2018 at 8:07pm
Apology accepted. Like you said I wont find any takers here.

 Do I need any. No. 

Am I selling anything. No

Was I trying to do any good. Yes

Avoid evil, do good, and live forever. That’s what I am doing now

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrissie0707 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:57pm
Sure. Sorry. Still don't think you're gonna find any takers here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote readerwriterlounge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:55pm
How about not indulging into ganging up, trolling and character assignation

How about making some inquiry before putting someone reputation at stake and calling them a scammer or rather Jackwad as your mate (td333777) did

 

How about saying sorry? 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrissie0707 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:48pm
You're calling their character into question for attempting to preserve the integrity of this competition and forum? How about "Wow, so sorry that I came across that way. Let me try to do better to explain what we're about." I think you're confused about who is digging a deeper hole here.
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No way I was discrediting NYC forum or people helping to make this a success. I have huge respect for people who live for others.

 

The below is only an example how scams are conducted

 

"The scams are when you:

(1) ask for credit card

(2) prize is advertised in denomination of $1000 and entry fee is not less than $25

(3) the contest is conducted on very regular intervals, e.g. 3 months"

 What you are trying now is to twist the conversation to save your own skin for calling me a Jackwad.

You have dug a hole for yourself and are now desperately trying to get out it. I see so  you took first place in the last NYC Midnight contest. Its matter of reputation for you now.

 For me 1st place should goto someone who is admired and can inspire others. Someone look up to.

 Unfortunately you don’t come across someone close to I would admire. NYC midnight should just ban people like you who have no sense of humanity and respect for other. 


simply disgrace you and your gang.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote td333777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:23pm
If you had been a user of this forum, and taken part in actual discussions of writers' work, I would have shown your post more respect.  Since you joined merely to advertise a totally different contest, I didn't have any problem criticizing you--but I certainly didn't mean to hurt your feelings.  I shouldn't have called you a jackwad, and for that, I apologize. 

As for the rest of your post, you say:

"The scams are when you:

(1) ask for credit card

(2) prize is advertised in denomination of $1000 and entry fee is not less than $25

(3) the contest is conducted on very regular intervals, e.g. 3 months"

So, in essence, you are calling NYC Midnight (the people running and paying for this forum) a scam (because they violate all three of these conditions), and trying to advertise (for free) using a resource you seem to think is fraudulent.  These contests are NOT a scam, and I know this for a fact.  Despite "not being close to a creative individual" I took first place in the last NYC Midnight contest, and they paid me promptly.

In the future, I'd advise you to advertise in other locations, not forums that are specifically designed for writers in contests you think are scams.  We come to these forums to share each other's work and support the creative process...not look at free advertisements for other contests.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote readerwriterlounge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 7:12pm
Am I a participant in the NYCM contest? haven't I made it clear already that I am holding a contest

You don’t have to be a Einstein to figure that out


By the way, I admire your intellect of using prize money as a bait to lure people to some site to conduct ID Scams. Have you been already involved in orchestrating such schemes


and you still owe us an apology. come on its not that hard to say sorry






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Okay, so maybe you're not a bot. However, the only posts you've made in the NYCM forums are announcements for your "contest," and your outlandish reply here. Are you a participant in the NYCM contest? Seems unlikely, but if you are, perhaps you should post your story and have real conversations with the actual members. If you are legit (BIG IF) then you should be posting your solicitation in the proper section. I think the more likely scenario is you're fishing for personal info from people you can lure to your site & then use in identity theft scams. 
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“Does this mean they paid the $45 just to scam no one? That's dedication, and bad planning.

 Your above comment? And you call yourself a creative person? Who is being rude here? Are you respecting the rules?

 

We are advertising our effort on this forum as we think we can make a difference? Can you stop spreading hatred? Sorry to say but it is disgraceful


On my website I will definitely start a writers grudge section. Guess what you are invited to participate too


I think you all three @td333777 , @Jhill , @velocisarah owe us an apology for calling us scammers



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote velocisarah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2018 at 5:48pm
If this is a legitimate contest (we get a lot of bots posting currency scams and things like that and honestly, until your rather rude reply, I thought you were one too), post in the creative writing corner forum. The forum that you posted on is only for reviewing works written for the contest. If you are representing a legitimate contest, respect the rules of the forum.
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