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Paleolithicdiet.com

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 01, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Do I really have to sign up three other people in order to get the emails and otherwise access Patrik's new (?) site, Paleolithicdiet.com, which sounds really cool?

And is it only three invites or is more required? The auto-response says that I need to invite ???at least??? 3 friends, and then it says ???the more friends you invite, the sooner you???ll get access.??? Does this mean 3 people actually have to sign up for me to get "access?"

I???m very interested in receiving Patrik???s emails but I???d almost rather just pay a modest annual fee than have to get friends to sign up. It feels like a Ponzi scheme or something.

(Separated out from an earlier thread that asked too many unrelated questions!)

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:43 PM

I'm going to be repetitive here, but it makes no sense to ask people to "recommend" or "suggest" a website or email distribution when you haven't even seen or read it yourself. Patrik you still haven't answered the question that I posed -- do our friends have to SIGN UP for us to get access to the site? Or do we just need to recommend/suggest? And how many? After reading your snarky comments about spam and ponzi, without ever answering the actual question, I actually don't have a ton of further curiosity or interest in pursuing this, at this point it's the principle of the thing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 04, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Yeah, I was reading this question and was confused. I didn't SIGN MY FRIENDS UP to the email. I recommended the site to other friends interested in Paleo nutrition and it was still up to them to sign up or not.

81bb94ebbfe93b43ee0c76d757da3c48

(168)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:09 AM

I hadn't planned on unsubscribing any time soon. What's up with you?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 03, 2011
at 04:20 AM

ahhhhh -- in your words, "Don't fret, it's not that great....poorly written...not very interesting." I don't want you to have to lift a finger to click the unsubscribe link. have already done it for you....

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on August 03, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Thanks JCB :) 2 more to go. There. I filled the character requirement. Then I had to explain what I was doing. If I keep going at this rate I might even eat up all 435 characters I have left. 406. Wow they're going fast. I better quit while I'm ahead. Only 341 left so time to go now. See you and thanks for the +1. I appreciate it. 265. Ahhhhhhhhhh.Ok last one: 235

81bb94ebbfe93b43ee0c76d757da3c48

(168)

on August 02, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Patrik, I 'm perfectly capable of clicking the unsubscribe button if and when I decide to! I responded to your very first email with a suggestion that you have someone help you with editing. My suggestion still stands.

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:37 PM

I think that's an unfair characterization of my question. I said that the system for gaining access to the website feels like a Ponzi scheme. I don't think the websites or emails are, and in fact I said that your new site sounds really cool and I'm very interested in receiving the emails. I even said that I'd pay money to receive them! Sheesh.

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:36 PM

I think that's an unfair characterization of my question. I said that the system for gaining access to the website feels like a Ponzi scheme. I don't think the websites or emails are, and in fact I said that your new site sounds really cool and I'm very interested in receiving the emails. I even said that I'd pay money to receive them!

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:35 PM

I am more than happy to recommend the site to friends. (Except since I don't see what I'm recommending it's a little difficult to do so with any credibility!) The question is whether three friends have to actually sign up before you send the emails.

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I think that's an unfair characterization of my question. I said that the system for gaining access to the website feels like a Ponzi scheme. I don't think the websites or emails are, and in fact I said that your new site sounds really cool and I'm very interested in receiving the emails.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:35 PM

+1 just cause you made me laugh this morning - and for the great user name.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 11:44 AM

Good call. It is total SPAM. Complete SPAM.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 08:43 AM

Happy to remove you from the list if you haven't unsubscribed yet.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 08:41 AM

Yes, my sites are totally "Ponzi schemes".

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 02:49 AM

Oh cool, thanks CW! Now I just need to try to get on the email list . . . . But maybe not necessary with this link. (Let's hope Patrik keeps it up!)

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:58 AM

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=48c5aee421576df1d6f5c8e45&id=758e421e83

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:54 AM

not a bother to me to enter them - a bother to those that i'm signing up, without their knowledge.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:53 AM

exactly! well said.

B0454de6d4f4cdd9ca2e59021dc105bf

(606)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Me too. I'd rather not bug my friends to sign up for something they're not interested in. Still, it sounds like a great project and I hope it takes off.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on August 01, 2011
at 09:21 PM

I believe it's four :P

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 01, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I would say that at this point I'm more confused than peeved . . . maybe there's something I'm not understanding about the setup.

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351cbf133b44fb7a1b90781e148d28d7

on August 02, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I'd rather not make my friends sign up for something that only I'm interested in. That smells of spam to me. Which is a shame, because I was really gung-ho about the idea.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:53 AM

exactly! well said.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 11:44 AM

Good call. It is total SPAM. Complete SPAM.

B0454de6d4f4cdd9ca2e59021dc105bf

(606)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Me too. I'd rather not bug my friends to sign up for something they're not interested in. Still, it sounds like a great project and I hope it takes off.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 01, 2011
at 06:31 PM

yeah i saw that too, and got peeved. i'm over it if he can't let people join on their own. this isn't a cult, or a pyramid scheme, patrik!!

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 01, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I would say that at this point I'm more confused than peeved . . . maybe there's something I'm not understanding about the setup.

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016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

on August 02, 2011
at 04:57 AM

Who doesn't have at least 3 email addresses anyway? I have 6. I can sign up all my personalities. (PS I have no idea what y'all are talking about, I just wanted to add that)

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on August 03, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Thanks JCB :) 2 more to go. There. I filled the character requirement. Then I had to explain what I was doing. If I keep going at this rate I might even eat up all 435 characters I have left. 406. Wow they're going fast. I better quit while I'm ahead. Only 341 left so time to go now. See you and thanks for the +1. I appreciate it. 265. Ahhhhhhhhhh.Ok last one: 235

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:35 PM

+1 just cause you made me laugh this morning - and for the great user name.

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on August 01, 2011
at 09:09 PM

I'll get three people to sign up if he throws in a decoder ring and armageddon cloak! Always wanted to join a cult ;-)

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A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on August 01, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I've gotten three people to sign up and still no access to the site. I'd guess it either isn't fully cooked yet?

Not sure I'd want to be part of any club that would have me as a member anyway.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on August 02, 2011
at 03:33 PM

Hey Patrik, I have friends but, like me, they are old folks living in an RV park or travelling the highways. Most don't have computers or email although I do, and so far none are primal/paleo. Just sayin'

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81bb94ebbfe93b43ee0c76d757da3c48

on August 02, 2011
at 05:34 AM

Don't fret - it's not that great. The emails that he sends out are poorly written and not very interesting. I assume he's trying something new (who knows what) -- some kind of new format for disseminating info maybe. I signed up during the "free" window of opportunity but I certainly wouldn't sign up 3 other people now. Seriously, you are not missing out on anything!

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 08:43 AM

Happy to remove you from the list if you haven't unsubscribed yet.

81bb94ebbfe93b43ee0c76d757da3c48

(168)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:09 AM

I hadn't planned on unsubscribing any time soon. What's up with you?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 03, 2011
at 04:20 AM

ahhhhh -- in your words, "Don't fret, it's not that great....poorly written...not very interesting." I don't want you to have to lift a finger to click the unsubscribe link. have already done it for you....

81bb94ebbfe93b43ee0c76d757da3c48

(168)

on August 02, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Patrik, I 'm perfectly capable of clicking the unsubscribe button if and when I decide to! I responded to your very first email with a suggestion that you have someone help you with editing. My suggestion still stands.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 13, 2013
at 07:16 PM

The sign up scheme is bullshit. Whoever is doing this if screwing everyone to make money by selling their email address. What a piece of shit...

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on August 02, 2011
at 10:28 AM

People who recommend PaleolithicDiet.com to their friends -- get earlier access to the newsletter and other goodies.

If you don't want to suggest it to your friends, no worries --- no need to sign up.

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:43 PM

I'm going to be repetitive here, but it makes no sense to ask people to "recommend" or "suggest" a website or email distribution when you haven't even seen or read it yourself. Patrik you still haven't answered the question that I posed -- do our friends have to SIGN UP for us to get access to the site? Or do we just need to recommend/suggest? And how many? After reading your snarky comments about spam and ponzi, without ever answering the actual question, I actually don't have a ton of further curiosity or interest in pursuing this, at this point it's the principle of the thing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 04, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Yeah, I was reading this question and was confused. I didn't SIGN MY FRIENDS UP to the email. I recommended the site to other friends interested in Paleo nutrition and it was still up to them to sign up or not.

91d422b073139d35e0856967ba1c21d6

(1054)

on August 02, 2011
at 04:35 PM

I am more than happy to recommend the site to friends. (Except since I don't see what I'm recommending it's a little difficult to do so with any credibility!) The question is whether three friends have to actually sign up before you send the emails.

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7431586c21bca496c5a7ec7bd0ca4d6e

(974)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:33 AM

It is too much bother to enter the email addresses of other people

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 02, 2011
at 01:54 AM

not a bother to me to enter them - a bother to those that i'm signing up, without their knowledge.

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