• Report: #809047

Complaint Review: Yahoo! Voices

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Tue, December 13, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, December 13, 2011

  • Reported By: janedoe2000 — Atlanta Georgia United States of America
Yahoo! Voices
Internet United States of America

Yahoo! Voices NEW Yahoo! Voices website rips-off thousands of writing members Internet

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

Is Yahoo! Voices owner/president Luke Beatty a scam artist? Monthly payments have decreased as much as 90% since early 2011 for writing-content members. In May of 2010 world-wide Internet Yahoo.com purchased the Internet publishing company associatedcontent.com with millions of yearly published material-content and called it the "Yahoo Contributor Network".
 
Since this title did not work out for some odd reason? they decided to call it "Yahoo Voices" as of December 1st, 2011. (This report is based on actual inside membership facts which can be proved in a court of law). Ironically, this young nerdy founder and owner/president of associatedcontent.com Luke Beatty and it's employees sends out emails each month in 2011 telling all the many thousands of year after year dedicated members things will get better although these hard-working members are losing an enormous amount of money each month in PPV's (performance pay views and or also called website hits).

You won't find any Internet information regarding these "secret" changes with Yahoo.com/Yahoo Contributor Network or Yahoo! Voices in the past year of 2011. Most members of the NEW website/domain called "Yahoo! Voices" (formerly known as associatedcontent.com) are completely terrified of Yahoo.com simply because of the gigantic amount of members that have been reduced from $1200.00 a month to a low of $120.00 or less (a 90% decrease in payments) a month PPV payments and they also run the risk of losing recognition for their hard-working original articles and content being removed that they have busted their tails off too create over the years if they complain!

Even community forum comments of associatedcontent.com/Yahoo Contributor Network have been deleted in this past year of 2011. This particular subject matter is taboo to talk about on the NEW "Yahoo! Voices" forum and will be immediately deleted upon submission and even possible member account suspension of all article content! You also won't find any articles written about this secret subject matter over the Internet, simply because Yahoo.com/Yahoo! Voices employees have followed through instructions to ensure no one over the Internet knows anything about this "secret" subject! These people are experts. They remind me of the communist Nazis of WW II "How have they kept this secret hidden for so long?

Here are some of the many HORRIBLE un-published changes for the NEW Yahoo! Voices website (alias Associated Content): As of December 1st, 2011 for members regarding their policies such as: All articles and content will be published only on (1) one page. Meaning that instead of having content published on several pages. In the future all content future and past will be published only on (1) one page only. Audio content will gradually be removed also.

In other words? Content members and writers will only get paid for (1) one PPV and or one and only performance page view. Meaning less revenue for members who have written and submitted hundred's of content for asssociatedcontent over the years. "This idea is really stupid?" Considering the fact that some articles and certain contents have over 1200 words? In other words, readers and or viewers will have to scroll down almost (4) four feet or more to read the entire article! Will the NEW Yahoo! Voices website provide almost (4) four feet of scroll down advertisment on the right-side or just simply leave this website section completely blank? I personally do NOT like to scroll over (1) one foot whenever I am researching the Internet. Yahoo.com is supposed be the experts!

Also regarding the Yahoo! Voices new 2011 submission guidelines: Members will NO longer have the right to self-publish their content. Meaning they have will to submit their content to these ignorant editors, who have absolutely no idea whatsoever about how to write an article. Members will have to wait as long as (2) two weeks to get published with the editors permission of course! Certain past articles have been required for new editing or they will removed in the NEW 2011 submission guidelines also. This concept and or idea is really "Stupid". Meaning that over 100,000 material pieces will have to be edited each week. This company does NOT have the resources for this un-likely situation!

"To make matters even worse for year-long dedicated members!" The NEW Yahoo! Voices website seems to be rewarding and exposing members that have only educational background experience in writing or technical such as universities and colleges. No matter how much content they have published over the years? Ironically? Some of these featured members have only written approx. 10-15 pieces of content in the past year of 2011 and really just don't care about hard-working year-long members! Apparently they have been chosen by crook Luke Beatty to continue his dream similar to the owner of facebook!

Please Note: If you complain on the community Yahoo! Voices forum regarding PPV's you will most likely be suspended and removed! These highly paid employees will do anything to avoid this subject matter! Even if they have to "candy coat it in their comments!"
Recently here in December of 2011 the NEW Yahoo! Voices/ Yahoo Contributor Network/ Associatedcontent.Com has announced they are removing over 75,000 content material pieces from their website(s). Here is just (1) one of the many "SECRETS why?" After any member has (3) three pieces of material/content in the past, they are authorized to publish just about anything they want too because of the freedom of speech act and the fact that AC employees/owner did NOT monitor any future material published from any particular member.

In other words? AC has always paid with PPV's and or website hits. Thousands of highly published members used a "TRICK" to get more PPV's, which was to write and or submit any published content over and over again using the same content, but yet using a different title and sub-title? Did AC employees never see this problem over the years? "How stupid can you possibly get?" Owner Luke Beatty new in fact this fact this situation was getting out of hand, thus in return, selling his company to Yahoo.com and still remaning to be the president for some strange reason?

I personally have seen articles published over and over on the page of AC over the years in the entertainment section using the same content, but yet using a different title and sub-title, as much as (10) ten times over and over again on this page. Apparently no one seemed to complain because they were making false and fast money. As a professional Internet writer, I obviously thought this was stupid and lazy on all AC member's part. "Thinking?" someday this supidity will catch up with you, which Google finally did thank God! "Unfortunately these stupid Associated Content members brought about this horrible situation upon themselves, but at the same time hurting legitimate AC members!"

Apparently the nerdy owner and founder of associatedcontent.com "Luke Beatty" seems to think all of these changes are GREAT in this year of 2011. Most likely for himself and other dedicated employees with more money in their pockets? Could this possibly be a scam regarding associatedcontent.com's 400,000 members in the past (7) seven years of service? Did these associatedcontent.com employees know that the revenue would decrease as much as 90% for it's hard-working members once Yahoo.com purchased this company in May of 2010?

Is the founder of associatedcontent.com called "Luke Beatty" a natural born scam artist in the NEW Yahoo! Voices website? Ironically? at the same time Yahoo.com was buying out associatedcontent.com and on the other hand, Google, Yahoo's greatest competitor was changing over to a new algorithm program, thus illiminating unecessary and meaningless certain article searches. Did the employees of AC or associatedcontent.com know the honest truth about what was to become of this company and it's members after this takeover with Yahoo.com?.

The question still remains? Is the founder of associatedcontent.com called "Luke Beatty" a natural born scam artist? Will these employees continue this horrilbe scam?" Most members will NOT be allowed to file a class action lawsuit against Yahoo.com because associatedcontent.com strongly encouraged it's members over the years to submit "exclusive" content to associatedcontent.com to make more money for PPV'S, whereas they give AC- A.K.A. associatedcontent.com complete control over their membership submitted content. In other words? Yahoo.com can do anything they want to with this submitted and published content. Owner Luke Beatty knew this future fact.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/13/2011 07:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Yahoo-Voices/internet/Yahoo-Voices-NEW-Yahoo-Voices-website-rips-off-thousands-of-writing-members-Internet-809047. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on Yahoo! Voices

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.



Ripoff Report Legal Directory