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Thursday, August 6

Good News Everyone: Examiner Whitelisted Me!

I have been officially removed as Examiner (yay!) but my articles continue to be there (boo!), so me quitting had the net effect of...me basically just not making any money on their site.  They're still emailing me though, and you'll believed to know that I'm still a highly respected Examiner:
Dear Michael,

Congratulations!

You have been selected as a member of our Whitelist team, effective immediately. You have shown us time and again that writing high-quality content is as important to you as it is to Examiner.com. We thank you for that and wanted to let you know that the publishing process will not change for you.

As stated in our email to all contributors, you are a member of a select group of Examiners who will continue to publish directly to the website without review. That said, we do reserve the right to occasionally check out your writing and offer feedback along the way.

Thank you for being a star contributor! As an added bonus and to show our gratitude for your quality contributions, we are offering you a 10% increase in your CPMs for the remainder of the month, and hope to continue this in future months. This will not be reflected on your dashboard but will be added to your earnings paid out on or around the 20th of September.

Thanks again!

Examiner.com
Gee Examiner, thanks for giving me a 10% increase after ruining my CPMs with your mass changes and are no longer paying me for.

I'm so grateful for my Patreon patrons!

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Saturday, August 1

Examiner won't let me quit

There's a process for decommissioning your column from Examiner.  I filled out the form for my two topics as per their instructions:

How do I quit writing for Examiner.com?

If you need to your account with Examiner.com or just need to stop writing on an individual title, please submit a ticket. 
So that's what I did, and I copy/pasted my entire "I quit" letter you saw in the previous post. Here's the response I got from the editor:

Dear Michael Tresca,
Here is some information regarding your recent support request.
Hi Michael,
Thanks for your feedback; we appreciate your efforts. Please feel free to directly report any article that contains objectionable content or incorrect information. To do so, please click on the 'report' button below the article in question.
The best part is that in the editor's response it turns out there is a Facebook page and a Twitter feed dedicated to Examiners who are gamers that I was never made aware of.  

Examiner's so bad you can't even quit.

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