Waste of time, don't pay, don't bother with them! Terrible

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Guest's review of Vivatic - www.uk.vivatic.com

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“Waste of time, don't pay, don't bother with them!...”

Written on: 22/06/2013

Vivatic is one of the worst online survey sites going as they refuse to pay and take monies that have been accrued in panellists accounts.

You have only got to go onto their Facebook page to see that what I am informing you about is true.

They have raised their target to pay out on surveys to £25 and with only a few surveys available, this takes nearly a year to reach this target figure plus their tracking system does not work and surveys taken are not credited to the accounts. Furthermore, once a claim is made for the credits in the account, they will only pay £24.50 as 50p is deducted for PayPal fees regardless of how much funds are in the account, eg even if you have £38 in the account, they will still only pay £24.50 leaving a balance of £13.50 in the account, plus it takes nearly 2 months for these funds to reach your PayPal account.

I have informed them that I do not wish any funds left in my account as once I have been paid, I will not be continuing with Vivatic as they are rubbish individuals and I also sent them a PayPal invoice for all the funds in my account minus the fees they claim are for PayPal. Their response was that they only pay at the rate of £25 at a time minus fees and any funds in the account remain there all the time the account is active. Therefore, if individuals do not continue with Vivatic, they close the account and retain all the monies that individuals have accrued in their accounts; which, as you can appreciate, with all their members is a substantial amount.

Please be aware that VIVATIC is NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

Surveygirl's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

This is simply a 'sour grapes' review. VIvatic aren't doing anything that other survey companies do, and bearing in mind the potential for making a fairly decent amount of money every month with Vivatic is great, it puts them close to the top of my list of survey companies.

Quite a few panels charge for Paypal fees - you just have to suck it up! But Vivatic DO pay their members regularly, and even though there is the odd technical error and blip here and there, Vivatic is still one of the better sites to be with.

I've noticed recently that there is a lot of 'banter' on Facebook and another panel, Your Say Pays, seemingly warning people about Vivatic blocking accounts and keeping the money earned by their members. I've said nothing until now, but the more I read all of these posts, the more I feel that at least two of these 'members' are one and the same person - perhaps Vivatic caught you out having two accounts??

Move on and stop moaning. Some people are in pretty bad shape around the world. Be thankful you have so little to worry about that you spend all your time trying (and failing) to blacken the name of a good survey/work from home site.

Vivatic comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED here!

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

A few panels charge, but most don't for Paypal, certainly on the survey sites I use, the majority have no fees taken away.

Some people in the world are in bad shape, that's probably why many of the unemployed in this country do surveys to try to bring themselves a bit of extra cash or even an Amazon voucher to be able to but things that Jobseekers Allowance doesn't cater for.

As far as what I have read on Vivatic's Facebook Page, there appears to be problems, not everyone is happy at what appears to be happening. Going by the "banter" there may be unhappy people. Usually unhappy people are more vociferous then those happy in their comfort zone. Maybe, as Vivatic don't appear to be answering people's enquiries, they may feel this is perhaps one way of getting a response.

I seem to remember reading about people who were blocked on their facebook page and from what I could see, there was certainly more than two people who brought up the subject. There were more than two people who suddenly disappeared from the pages. I was following the threads, which made interesting reading, then they were gone. They just got fed up, I suppose, all one of them, if that is what you are inferring.

Anyway, Vivatic have had problems, by the looks of the Facebook page, not just blocked people but also tracking problems and other odd things of which I am not familiar.

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

I assume that I am one of the people that Survey Girl is referring to as being someone with multiple accounts. I can assure you that this is not the case - I am easily checked out - Vivatic have my details from when I joined - I live where I say ilive - verifiable ! I have a Facebook account with a lot of friends and family on that are totally different from the other person who was blocked both from Vivatic and Facebook. I have been trying for almost three months to get a proper explanation from Vivatic as to why they have closed my account - for 41 days, I got no reply and that is why I resorted to posting everything on Facebook. Go check out my thread on Money Savibg Expert - the thread is on the "Up Your Income" section and is titled "Problems with Vivatic - Warning".
Their emails to me and from me are there - and no, Survey Girl, they aren't fabricated - I can forward the originals if you so wish ! At least four people recently have been blocked and their earnings retained - all with wishy-washy explanations that are an insult to anyone's intelligence.
And Broophunter, I didn't get fed up - I was blocked from the Facebook page ! I know that I have done nothing dishonest - that is why I have been more than happy to post their accusations and my replies under my own name on Facebook - I have nothing to hide !

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

Well said. So, you are not two people, you have made that clear and it is not good to insult peoples' intelligence.

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Sagittarian03's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

I'm glad I'm not the only person with a bad experience of Vivatic as the other reviews from other people prove Survey Girl!!

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2013

Of course, you are entitled to rate Vivatic, we all are. Maybe it doesn't need others to blacken the company's name. Innocent people defend their innocence, unhappy people fight against what makes them unhappy, people fight, even in this day and age of widening gaps in society. "Banter" is light hearted talk between people, I had a look at the Facebook page, I see no "banter". You are quite right to recommend Vivatic as others are quite right not to.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I agree with SurveryGirl. Vivatic is a great site, and they are entitled to weed out people who abuse their system - that way the rest of us can get on with working for Vivatic honestly.

The original poster here talks about not being paid - that is not true. If you'd taken the time to read the terms and conditions properly before you signed up, you'd see that Vivatic state clearly how they pay people, and what fees are taken. You had the choice whether or not to accept this, and you signed up to it - go figure, It's ridiculous to start posting bad reviews here when you've signed up to the deal willingly!!! Get a life.

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Sagittarian03's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Langley77 should not make derogatory remarks about my experiences with Vivatic without having the full facts! When I first joined Vivatic, they used to pay once a target of £10 was reached and at that time they probably were in the top 10 online survet sites. However since then they've gradually changed their target figure to £25. Furthermore if there are additional funds in the account, these should be used towards the PayPal fees. Plus it takes almost another 2 months to get creditted for these rewards.

If people's accounts have accrued more than £25, why can they not claim anything over and above £25 especially if they have informed Vivatic they will no longer be continuing with them and also raised a PayPal invoice for the full amount in the account? The response that the funds remain in the account all the time that the account is active is not an acceptable answer because if people have a lot more than £25 in their accounts and have spent hours to accumulate these funds, who then gets that money if they leave, or in the case of the other two reviewers on here get their accounts blocked? Its certainly not the individuals but Vivatic retains these funds, which is a considerably substantial amount if they do this with everyone!!

So get your facts straight first!!!!!

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

My facts are well and truly straight - and no derogatory comment was made about anyone's experience whatsoever. Perhaps you need to consult a dictionary for the correct usage of the term 'derogatory'?

Anyway, here in the real world.......I stand by and reiterate what I said above: YOU signed up. It was YOUR choice. When they raised the payment level, YOU had the choice to leave, but YOU carried on. Nobody forced YOU to continue taking surveys. There were no hidden facts here: YOU had the full terms and conditions available to you to read - if you didn't like it, you didn't have to take part. Let's face it, no lawyer is going to take up your case to chase Vivatic for a paltry few quid!!

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Sagittarian03's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I know the meaning of the word derogatory!

I would also point out that "a paltry few quid" is a substantial amount, which is what I said in my comment, when you combine this with other people's paltry few quids!

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I did not say that you don't know what derogatory MEANS - I said that you need to check the dictionary for its CORRECT USAGE. Two entirely different things.

No self-respecting lawyer would take up the case of however many of you (what is it now 5 or 6??) are chasing payment from Vivatic, regardless of how much it amounts to - they will simply tell you that you should have read the small print, i.e. terms and conditions. Now, before you start breathing fire at me again with tales of how you or someone else has "already taken legal advice", you may be able to fool some people with this, but common sense alone tells me that you will just have to accept what has happened, and be more careful in future - check T&Cs carefully, opt out if you don't like the set up, and act with integrity when taking surveys. I've been taking surveys honestly for years and there have been some frustrations, but it's part and package of what you sign up to.

Life's too short mate - put your time and effort into pursuing something worthwhile

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Sagittarian03's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I am well aware life is much too short having lost my husband suddenly at an early age!!

Check out the Facebook page and the amount of complaints on Vivatic's page from a lot of other people.

Vivatic's Customer Support is virtually non-existent and people are having to resort to Facebook or other public forums to get a response from Vivatic.

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

" you just have to suck it up!", "Move on and stop moaning", "Get a Life", "Life's too short mate - put your time and effort into pursuing something worthwhile". Terms used by Surveygirl and Langley77. Is this advice?
Having read Langley77's posts, I am led to believe that Langley may have some paralegal knowledge, quick to defend Vivatic and informing us that no lawyerr would touch this with a bargepole. Perhaps the "paltry few quid" is not the question. Perhaps the "paltry few quid" is not the issue. Perhaps, people's integrity and honesty is being questioned. Integrity and honesty is worth more than "a paltry few quid." It is with integrity that most people take surveys, honesty is the best policy and it is honesty and integrity that is sought from Vivatic.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

No particular legal knowledge, merely common sense as I said above. And on the question of honesty and integrity - it seems to me that the lack of these two things is usually the reason why people are booted from survey companies.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

No particular legal knowledge, merely common sense as I said above. And on the question of honesty and integrity - it seems to me that the lack of these two things is usually the reason why people are booted from survey companies.

Funnily enough, I never mentioned bargepoles.....!

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Not funny, hilarious.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

LOL, much like your claims of innocence!

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Hilariously enough, I never claimed innocence. I said, "Innocent people defend their innocence. No personal claim by me at all.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

'Claims' nonetheless dear...

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Mrs Dear, to you!!

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

As you wish, dear

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

And do lighten up, luvvie - remember, life is too darn short!

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Thanks Langley77, I will strive, to the best of my ability to "lighten up". I will go back to my sewing, knitting and my Woman's Realm and contemplate your advice and superior knowledge on how people should live their lives, the runnings of Vivatic. I will contemplate also how to make Titus Groan. Gormenghast!

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Evidently Langley77 feels that he is in a position where he has information that I don't have - please share if that is the case because Vivatic have failed spectacularly to provide this information to me.

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I find it interesting that two unassociated people should have such an emotional response to a faceless company - strange on a review site ! Usually people come back to describe how different their experience of the comany is to the ones who are having problems. Unusual that two posters should come out of the woodwork and make very personal attacks with no mention of their experiences.

My case has nothing to do with payment thresholds - it is about having my account blocked. It is about a comany accusing me and failing to disclose the original data from the survey providers on which their accusations are based. The replies I did get were an insult to my intelligence. I object to being treated like an idiot.
It may well that I wouldn't win in court but it isn't the money that is an issue - it is a principle and if this goes to court, the evidence WILL have to be produced and I doubt that fuzzy non-answers will be acceptable. The burden of PROOF in on the accuser.

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I find it interesting that two unassociated people should have such an emotional response to a faceless company - strange on a review site ! Usually people come back to describe how different their experience of the comany is to the ones who are having problems. Unusual that two posters should come out of the woodwork and make very personal attacks with no mention of their experiences. A suspicious person might be forgiven for thinking that they work for Vivatic.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Perhaps we are just fed up of people trying to play the system by having multiple accounts etc. It spoils things for the rest of us who play by the rules - enough said! If you spent more time reflecting on what you have done, and owning up to your mistakes, you'd be far better off.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

He?? Anyway, going back to common sense instead of the hysteria induced by being caught out by V'ivatic's systems, I am quite happy that the facts as laid down by Vivatic are what happened: the system picked up on fraudulent activity by yourself & co, and how you're trying your best to put out the fire.

From reading the hysterical posts on Facebook over the last few weeks, any fool could work it out. Just what 'data' do you expect to receive? You were told what has happened, and no amount of fighting Vivatic is going to change that - they are perfectly within their rights to boot you. Don't both giving me any more drivel about what you supplied them with, and what they said back to you. I'm fed up of survey moaners who spoil things for the rest of us.

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I don't think that there has been any hysteria - my comments have been factual. I have been very analytical about what has happened. The only evidence of an emotional tirade has been in your posts. A very strange reaction from someone who has no involvement in my dispute with Vivatic. If you are fed up of reading complaints about Vivatic, I would advise you to stay well clear of their Facebook page - there seem to be very few posters on there who are happy with the current situation.
Vivatic may well be within their rights to remove me from their list of panelists BUT they are not within their rights to accuse me without evidence and without making that evidence available to me !

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I don't think that there has been any hysteria - my comments have been factual. I have been very analytical about what has happened. The only evidence of an emotional tirade has been in your posts. A very strange reaction from someone who has no involvement in my dispute with Vivatic. If you are fed up of reading complaints about Vivatic, I would advise you to stay well clear of their Facebook page - there seem to be very few posters on there who are happy with the current situation.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

I've read nothing about an emotional tirade here.....I don't know how you make that out, unless you are emotional yourself perhaps?? As for whether or not I have a dispute with Vivatic? How do you know? I've never said! And just because I'm looking at the situation logically and rationally doesn't mean that I haven't at some point been annoyed with them because of their poor tracking etc. I think you ought to stay within what we are discussing - you seem to be going off on tangents about emotions and presuming I have no dispute etc etc. I'm not surprised you were pulled up by the system if this is how your thoughts are organised!

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

"Emotional tirade" - my words ! Hysteria - your chosen word !
Hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses - Wikepaedia.
I have at no point made any mention of you having a dispute with Vivatic. My thoughts are extremely well organized and it seems to me that your responses are a little excessive considering the fact that you are making personal comments and veiled accusations about someone that you know nothing about.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Listen dear, I think you need to calm down somewhat - and learn how to spell!! Unmanageable emotional excesses is exactly how you are portraying yourself - take a step back and have a look at the way you've behaved both here, Facebook and on Money Saving Expert - you even put your real name on MSE!! Hillarious!

It was indeed yourself who began making personal comments, and presumed I must have no dispute because I'm not joining your little gang in blackening the name of Vivatic. Everything you've said to me I can justifiably turn back on yourself.

This is my last word on the subject, as you can all continue wasting your time here if that's all you have to do. Some of us have real jobs, and a life!!!!!!!!!

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Are personal comments about my spelling the best you can do ?
Read your posts - I made no personal comments - I left my real name because I have nothing to hide. Incidently, HILARIOUS has one "L" - use your spell-check before commenting on my spelling. I too have a real job - just for the record !
Did you realize that the more wound up you are getting, the more your sentence construction is deteriorating ? Just an unemotional observation.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Oh my, we really are stuck for cheap quips, aren't we? The fact that I am rushing because I am busy wouldn't enter your head of course! Judging by the amount of time you and your "partner" have spent here, on Facebook, on Your Say Pays, and on Money Saving Expert, tells me that you have little else to do. The long drawn out he said, she said exchanges are really quite tiresome. At least Vivatic have bowed out of the argument and retained their dignity. Incidentally, the fact that you and your partner have exchanged views between yourselves on other forums as if you didn't know each other, yet in other posts, refer to each other by name and the fact that you are partners, tells me 100% that you are the same person!! A child could work it out. It's not the first time people have been caught out with 2 or more accounts, and it certainly won't be the last

I hope that all survey companies weed out the dishonest panel members as it reflects on all of us.

Good day to you dear.

PS Before you do your usual thing and ask me to give you the "data" on anything I've said - don't waste your time......

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Absolutely 100%, eh?

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

One and the same person ? You couldn't be more wrong. As for the amount of time I spend on-line, I work full-time but not conventional hours, not that it any of your business.

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

There's another far more interesting and unbiased review about Vivatic here, for anyone with half a brain.

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Grassmonster's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2013

Quote : It was indeed yourself who began making personal comments, and presumed I must have no dispute because I'm not joining your little gang in blackening the name of Vivatic. Everything you've said to me I can justifiably turn back on yourself.

I've just read through all of my posts - where are the personal comments that you refer to ? Where is my presumption that you have no dispute with Vivatic ? Stick to the facts and then you won't keep making such a fool of yourself. I posted facts - verifiable emails. No emotional outbursts. If the conatents of the emails offend you, don't read them - problem solved.

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Moreplease's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2013

Hmmm I've just read this c o c k and bull story over on money saving expert, and on facebook

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2013

No, it is true, that is why it is being brought to peoples' attention. If you can show me the Facebook part, I would be grateful.

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 03/07/2013

So, no Facebook story, then.
For Langley77, who believes, 100% certain, that I, Jimmy Stirling (Broophunter) and Honor McCullagh (Grassmonster) is the same person, then go and look on Facebook. To help you, I am the bald one. If you would like to come up to Scotland to meet us and prove that we are the one person, please do, we'll meet you and bring our birth certificates as well as witnesses as to who we really are. We are both on some survey panels and none, not one, apart from Vivatic, has ever said that we were attempting to defraud them. We, once or twice a week share each other's computer when we visit, we live 12 miles, apart. We don't have the technical savvy to attempt to defraud, but this is what the Vivatic system has thrown up. I question their system as none of the others do this. We are innocent and it seems like a case of "computers says 'no!'"

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 06/07/2013

Yaaaaaaaawwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! I would've thought you'd set up another account by now!?!?!

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Griffi's Comment

Written on: 07/07/2013

I've just read this thread on Your Say Pays, which is a quiet and nice little forum, only to find that this nonsense is being spread there too. Naming people (even by their forum names) is not very nice, and just because somebody may have a view that runs deeper than your own, or is more well thought out than yours, does not mean that they work for Vivatic. If you weren't already blocked from Vivatic, I think I'd be writing to them to ask them to boot you out for being so disrespectful to people in general. Broophunter and Grassmonster have behaved absolutely dreadfully to some other people on this thread, and yet they feel that we should all sympathise with them for being kicked off a site??

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 07/07/2013

Until you have been affected then it is nice to be a supporter of Vivatic. However, I admire your support for them. Broophunter and Grassmonster are being up front, the battle will continue. If you think it is nonsense, then you are quite entitle d to think taht it is. Well thought out? Is that what you said? Yes, it is. So much support for Vivatic. That is good, keeps an open debate going. As for behaving badly, Langley 77 is the demon.

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Broophunter's Comment

Written on: 07/07/2013

Write to them, by all means, block me again, you are more than welcome. You have that right. People put up forum names. it is all we can go by, so that is just how we point to them. My view runs much deeper, because I have been affected. You haven't!

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Langley77's Comment

Written on: 08/07/2013

LOL. Griffi, Langley is the demon for daring to disagree with the mob. They're even saying on another forum that they think I work for Vivatic......Must be an uneasy life having such a suspicious mind about everything,,,,Methinks they protest too much.....

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Eddiegr's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2013

I don't know what to make of this spat, but good to see people standing up for whatever they believe in, regardless of their view.

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