Correcting The Forced To "Subscribe To Me" Issue Without Conflict.
Like anything else as Read.Cash grows there will be some growing pains alone the way. These growing pains need not be a huge headache to the Read.Cash community as a whole. When systems are created there will always be people who test that system. Some will test the system by trying to scam it, and other will test the system by default. So what am I talking about? Well for example; right now on Read.Cash there are people who are trying force the issue of subscriptions. I am noticing that a seemingly growing number of members are telling other members to subscribe to them.
This "subscribe for subscribe" phenomenon seems to be fairly new but at the same time a bit of an annoyance. There are more and more complaints about this happening in the comment sections. It seems like people are getting fed up. This is most likely a trend that will burn itself out over time. If not the community's voice will most likely put a stop to this behavior. In the end the issue will be solved and likely in a natural fluid manner. The voice of a community is powerful but should never be overbearing. People who may not yet understand how members want to interact with them may push the boundaries. I don't believe any malicious intent is is at hand here.
One way to curb the "subscribe for subscribe" mischief is to not take action. Sometimes the largest voice makes a difference by saying nothing at all. If members do not aid in the problem usually the problem will stop on it's own. Many times letting people figure out a situation for themselves has a lasting affect. I talked about a alternative action in a post comment. Placing a subscribe at the end of a post is much less intrusive and even natural. For those who are asking for subscribers over and over again this is not the best way to gain trust. Members will subscribe to you for your contributions to Read.Cash and that's the way it should be.
Treat your Read.Cash account like it's your brand. Hurting your brand will hurt your business. You never want to damage your brand, so treat it with care and honor. People will respect and back you for a long time when they know that your brand is important to you. If you respect your brand other people will respect your brand. This is my opinion and my experience. I am not a representative of Read.Cash and have no say in how this issue is resolved. Very best to you all in growing your brand the right way.
Michaelson Williams, tsx