Lynn M Dot Net

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So another ClickTrackProfit badge hunt is afoot, the event having kicked off going on close to 12 hours ago now… and once yet again there are lonely badges sitting there without any badge hints, and therefore cannot be claimed by all the searching badge hunters.

This unfortunately happens every single badge hunt… but this time with the CTP Easter Egg Badge Hunt there seem to be more pitiful clueless badges than ever.

I really cannot stress enough the importance of getting your hints on your badge pages this early in the game, if you’re an owner of a badge in the hunt. Why?

Because the overwhelming majority of the activity in the hunt will occur in the first 2-3 days of the hunt. Sure, the badge hunt continues for two more weeks, but after the first few days, it’ll be mainly the hardcore badge hunters still going for badges.

A majority will have finished most of the badges they’re going for, other than ones that won’t be available ’til later (and I guarantee you they’ve already gone thru the list and made note of the ones that have, very smartly, specified a date or time period those badges will be later available).

It’s one thing if you have a badge that’s not going to be available ’til later or next week, but that’s not usually the case. And every hunt, shockingly there’s always a few that NEVER get their clues added (which means money on the badge completely wasted).

The first day, today, is especially important – but in any case, the first two or three days are just CRUCIAL. If you don’t have your clues on your badge’s or badges’ page today and wait very much longer, you will indeed have missed out on the primary & large majority of the hunt activity.

And depending on what your badge is for, that means you will have missed out on signups to your list, new members to your site, sales, or any number of things that you could see loads of today (and tomorrow and the next day) that might not be there later in the week and through the rest of the hunt.

So Badge Hunt badge owners, if this is you – get your badge hints on your badge page NOW Badge hunters can’t read your mind, and with no hints on your badge’s page, the majority of the hundreds of CTP members and badge hunters have no idea what to do to get your badge.

Y’all have already missed half a day of dozens of potential signups, sales, new members, and other activity – DON’T miss out on any more. I really, really, really cannot stress it enough how important it is to get those badge hints up ASAP.

Anyway, so there’s that. And on an entirely other note – I’m offering a free, one-day Login Spotlight Ad at Sound Surf Live for joining and becoming an active member of Charles Smith’s newly relaunched site, Advance Safelist. (This offer will be good through the end of March.)

If you haven’t already joined, just sign up here with my link (or the banner below), open a few e-mails from Advance after you’ve joined, and then send me a support ticket through the SSL help desk (the Support link is under the “Home” section at SSL) with the URL of the page you want to promote as your Login Spotlight, and I’ll get it set up. Easy peasy!

In any case, again – PLEASE get those badge hints on your page if you’re a badge owner…  happy Egg Badge hunting if you’re a hunter… and have a great rest of your Monday!

Fair is Fair – Period.

This has been on my mind all week, and for a variety of reasons I decided to post these thoughts here instead of taking up space with it on the Lucky 13 blog… mainly since this is my own personal view of something that happened (although I can’t say most of the team doesn’t agree).

As most probably know, I stepped down as team leader of the Lucky 13 team at CTP Teams this past week after having been leader since the first of the year, passing the torch on to another original Lucky 13 member, Boris Petricevic. The only other leader there’s been of the Lucky 13 is Tom Wacker, the creator and original leader of the Lucky 13, one of the finest persons I know (and now on our Lucky 13 Too team led by Winter Perkins).

I made my decision in early September to step down after the season ended the first week of October and after the season prize was sorted out, because I needed to devote more time to Sound Surf Live and other things, and being a CTP Teams leader can get pretty time-consuming.

And then TimTech decided to add post-season playoffs to Season 3, and the prizes weren’t going to be distributed ’til after the playoffs, so I stayed on as leader a little longer. (In retrospect now, I guess I wish I had gone ahead and made the switch with Boris pre-playoffs.)

Let me tell you something important about the Lucky 13, and something all Lucky 13 members know and are made aware of and is made clear from the start – every member of the team is considered equal, and we share all winnings equally.

It’s been that way since Day One that the Lucky 13 and CTP Teams began. No one member is more important or more valuable than another, and, again, everything is always shared equally.

Many have already heard what happened so this won’t be anything but old news to some.

There is a now-former and apparently disgruntled Lucky 13 member who felt that the team policy that has been effect since Day One of all winnings shared equally be set aside and ignored for them.

This person spent a large amount of money in order to ensure that Lucky 13 went to the finals, but without consulting anyone on the team beforehand – not me the leader, nor anyone else – before spending that money.

Then, when the semifinals were over, this person requested they be given $400 of the $500 prize since they spent that money (but again, without consulting anyone on the team or telling anyone on the team that they were considering spending that kind of money),

In short, after the fact and after the money had already been spent, this person expected us to put the team policy that always has been in place of equally shared winnings aside.

I’m sorry. If they’d asked me or anyone else on the team BEFORE making such a large investment, perhaps we’d have agreed and said sure. Perhaps (and most likely) we would have said no, this is just a game, it’s not that important.

But they never asked beforehand, and no amount of explaining over and over that just because they chose to spend an exorbitant amount of cash, without consulting ANYONE else on the team, to help get us in the finals… that choice this one person made, on their own and alone, does NOT change the team policy of equally shared winnings. Especially when no one else was asked or consulted beforehand.

And it’s also a slap in the face to everyone else on our team, many of whom worked awfully hard themselves from the beginning of that unbearably long season. Maybe it wasn’t up to that one person’s standards, but certainly a lot of folks put in a lot of long hours and hard work (and many of them their own money for various things, without ever demanding to be “reimbursed”).

Come on, $500 split between 25 people is only $20, and the demand was to remove 4/5th of that prize for one person that made a choice by themselves without consulting anyone else? No.

In any case, no amount of explaining what the team’s policy of equally shared winnings had always been and that one person’s choice they made on their own by themselves doesn’t change the team policy helped.

(I offered to have the team vote on the situation as well, but it was pretty clear to me immediately how the vote was going to go, and pretty much everyone that responded said this person should have asked first or told someone what they were thinking of doing.)

I was actually going to give this person the portion of the playoffs prize that would have otherwise gone to two team members that had been inactive for months – so they would have at least gotten $60 back, plus their $12.50 share of the season prize – but this person quit the team before the finals started.

And in the very end, after the playoffs were over, this person refused to give me their PayPal address and therefore refused any of their share of the season and playoffs prize. They could have at least gotten some money back of what they spent, but chose not to.

Lucky 13 may not have always been the most successful teams in CTP Teams, but we do well enough and have remained one of the top teams from the start because we are a team of team players and excellent action takers.

Our kind of team playing and action taking may not suit others, and especially those who are not really team players and choose to make all decisions and strategies on their own – but we play fair and we play honest, and all our members are treated equally as are any winnings shared the same.

And I can personally sleep at night knowing I stuck to the team policy that has always been part of Lucky 13 from Day One the teams began, and didn’t try to screw the rest of the team members out of their fair share of winnings as has always been Lucky 13 team policy.

The former member in question has gone on to another team, and I wish them all well. I can only hope that whatever their team policy is and team expectations are (and certainly their policies could be completely different from Lucky 13’s), that it has all been clearly outlined to this person from the start so as to avoid a similar nasty surprise (and which quite frankly shocked, disappointed, and saddened us all) later on.

In any case, wishing all the teams playing in Season 4 the best – and a good rest of your weekend to you all.


As you probably are aware if you’re very active at all in the TE community, I give away stuff regularly – credits and other free advertising from bunches of traffic exchanges, as well as some cash prizes (thanks to very generous sponsors like the TimTech gang and Tony Tezak) – via my other site, Win 10 With Lynn.

Here’s something you probably didn’t know…

If you enter for the Daily Prizes via Twitter very often, or have played or attended the weekly Traffic Break Trivia much, there’s a very good chance you have inadvertently wound up with some extra credits or banners and texts at one time or another at any number of traffic exchanges in our community that rotate external prize pages for their TE in the surf.

You know the ones – the Legacy group of sites, TE Racing League, Cup of Traffic, Surf Skeleton, Hit Funnel, DoubleNice Traffic, Bondsman, and others show external prize pages that give away credits, banners and texts in the surf at other traffic exchanges, and you’ve probably entered your username in them plenty of times while surfing and gotten those prizes.

Well, what happens sometimes is that I’ll be surfing after I’ve distributed usernames to my various sponsors for prizes from Win 10 With Lynn, but I’ll forget that I still have one of those winners’ usernames in my copy/paste cache…

And instead of pasting MY username in the box to get the prize from whatever TE’s external prize page I’m on, without realizing it I’ll paste the username of some person who won one of my prizes in the box, ‘cos THEIR username is still in my cache… and usually don’t realize I’ve done it until it’s too late and I’ve already clicked the submit button.

And if their username at that TE is the same as their username at whatever TE they won through me from (which it probably usually is the same name, most people have the same usernames everywhere), they’ll get the external prize page prize instead of me. Which is, you know, fine, just one of those happy accidents for the unknowing prize recipients, I reckon.

Usually when I start surfing, the first time I come across an external prize page and put my username in the box, I’ll highlight and copy it so I can just paste it in again and again every time I come across another external prize page. But yeah, sometimes I forget.

This phenomenon also occurs sometimes with CTP XP, now that several traffic exchanges have XP prize pages in the surf as well – Click Your Face Off, Cup of Traffic, Bondsman, and probably some more I can’t think of off the top of my head all have XP pages in their surf these days.

If your CTP username is the same as most of your other usernames, and you enter or play for any of my Win 10 With Lynn prizes very often – then yeah, you’ve probably gotten some XP accidentally from me for the same reasons as above.

It’s not a big deal to me, really – I correctly log in for most of those prizes with my own username plenty enough – but I get a chuckle sometimes when I realize what I’ve done, having someone else’s username in my cache when those external prize pages and XP pages come around in the surf.

And then I wonder sometimes if the “accidental recipients” ever wonder where that extra 250 or 350 or 500 banners and texts, or extra 10 or 50 or 100 or whatever credits came from that they didn’t know they had.

And if you did ever wonder – well, now you know!

P.S. So have you joined Lords of Lothar yet?

This new traffic exchange (and the ONLY one that is not only a TE but also an RPG) is the latest thing from the Goettman brothers and hottest thing around the TE community these days, and my Brian is now completely and totally HOOKED on it.

If you’re not a member yet, check it out now (you’ll technically be joining under Brian, but it’s our account) and prepare to enjoy your new addiction!



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