I admit - this has been written about around hundreds of times - even I have posted about it! But… I think I have encountered the most interesting newbie-who-thinks-they-can-message-other-sellers.
Mind me, I’ve been down with a real bad toothache all week but this conversation made me crack up so… Thought I’d share it! (I do admit I was a bit more aggressive than passive in my reply to them this time but… please. Normally, they go straight to spam but I really DID want to be kind!
Moi: Hi! How can I help you?
(by this message, I was somewhat like ‘hmm’ but some people do type that way, so…)
person: NOT YET
person : Who earn on this project if u nvr mnd to tl me ABOUT?
Moi: What do you mean - ah would you like to know more about game writing?
person: No, dear, I contacted you because I found out that we can earn from this platform, so I am asking you to confirm how much you have earned from here
(some other random bits about me not saying it out loud because I won’t…)
Moi: Look, I’m in a good mood so I will be kind - if you read the ToS you’ll see that you are NOT!!! allowed to contact other sellers (not even for questions)
You can try asking about this on the forum - but many people might not want to share. It depends on your talent.
PERSON: Thanks, you can go now because I’m in a good mood too
One of these days I’m going to send a custom offer to one of these people and laugh when they accept it . (but also not really, don’t want to get in trouble.)
I’m not sure why but this just seemed hilarious to me for some reason, they often do but I do feel like people have to stop at some point since if I was doing what I wanted to (wallow in self pity with an ice-pack and Netflix) my response rate could have gotten hurt. I do think that the spammers are getting ‘smarter’ (they don’t start the convo with ‘hi how can I gets orderz’