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I read Ed Bott's Dear Google: Please take pay sites out of search results, I was pleased to see that I am not the only person who has been frustrated with finding
that the search results link led to the Experts Exchange. I have always thought that the site is a sad joke. Why? Because they tickle the search engines with the right information to show up fairly high in the search results.
The new Experts Exchange: no experts, no answers, tons of spam, tons of ads. One word for it all: FAIL !
Annoying access violation in rtl70.bpl
gueesing too less ram ? : this may well be a problem but not in my case as my system has got 512 MB.
no expert I ask for my money back.
I am in the IT business and have subscribed to Experts-Exchange for years. To view the solutions and video tutorials, one must pay the subscription fee. My team and I find it valuable at times and find the cost to be very reasonable.
This site is a scam because it shows up as having solutions to your questions but then hides the answer behind forcing you to pay in order to see. If you're a pay service then keep your damn spamming off google. Don't let google crawl text that we can't see.
Auto billing practices and you must call in to cancel your account. They raised fees from $99.00 a year to $149.95 and auto-billed me. Called in when I noticed the charges on my CURRENT AMEX bill. They said I was past the 30-day cut-off so not credit. I had the call escalated after I said that I would be willing to pay a pro-rated amount (1/12th of $150). They have to call me back. BE WARNED - stack-exchange is so much better and FREE.
This site has been around for a long time, but I have to agree with others, while what they offer is not illegal, they provide tech. related "answers" to problems for a fee. There are many, many free sites and message boards that provide the same answers at no cost for those with a little diligence and basic research skills. This site popping up constantly in Google and other search engines just muddies the waters. I too wish Google would push this site off of 1st page results.
NOT A SCAM. This is an IT support forum.
Asking a question requires a paid subscription.
Answering is free and earns points redeemable for a subscription.
Source: I answer IT questions on that site. It works if you understand it.
I'm no tech expert, so I use Experts Exchange all the time to save my butt. Only downside is I have to register, but that way it keeps the riff-raff out.
Never had a problem with the safety or security of the domain, I trust it.
In fact, this is a good site. This is a paid service site, and it is not wrong to create a web site for profit.
I had been on Expert-Exchange for years, and I had not paid a dime. I answer other users' questions, and collect enough points to use the service for free. Was never asked for any form of payment, not even payment method.
People complaining about it being a scamming website simply because they are too greedy to expect getting everything they want not only for free, but absolutely effortless.
All you need to do is to answer exactly 2 questions to help other users, and your membership is absolutely free. More than that, I had gotten 3 T-shirts, and 2 coffee mugs from Expert Exchange for helping other users.
Not paying a dime, able to help others, get your questions answered for free, AND, get tangible gifts from the web site......; how is it a scam?
If you don't think you get paid enough to use a site for free, you can choose not to use the service but don't just accuse a web site only because you are GREEDY!
Seems like what I got was a freebe from a company that is trying to sell ligitmate online consulting. I was given the correct answer in the feww sentence, if I wated more I would have to sign up for a trial. I did not sign up, but they gave me the price after the trial, it looked ligit to me.
Experts-Exchange is a portal of (rated) subject matter Experts who freely make their time available to help users solve a large variety of Technical issues across many, many technologies. While there is a monthly fee of $19.95 to access this portal, the fee is very reasonable for the quality (and timeliness) of the service you get. You can discontinue any time if your needs are not ongoing.
The providers of this site appear to be "Experts" at trying to extract money from unsuspecting users only: answers provided proved no better than those found via other Google searches - and sometimes not even as good. The email address used to sign up has been inundated with spam since after being created especially for this signup.