ChatAbout.com is a new type of online community which encourages discussion and sharing about all kinds of current events and topics and will reward its members for their quality participation in the community.
Online users that are over 18 years of age can join ChatAbout.com completely for free and create their profile. Once you have set up your personal profile, you can begin participating and earning points immediately.
According to their website, there are more than 10,000 topics available on their site so every one of their members will be able to find relevant topics that they are excited to discuss with others.
Users will earn two points whenever you leave a comment, two when you reply to another member's comment, two when you ask or answer a question, and two when you reply to a news article.
Users can earn more points for completing more in depth tasks, such as ten points for writing a review, twenty points for writing an article, and five points for taking a Daily Poll. You will also earn 20% of the points earned by any of the friends you refer to their community.
Because ChatAbout.com only wants the highest quality, most relevant participation on their websites, they place a daily cap of 50 points on their members so that people are not commenting just to earn points.
Members must also closely follow a set of rules to stay part of the community. These rules include that posts should be a minimum of 20 words, and clear, detailed, and relevant.
In addition, all comments, answers, articles, reviews, etc must be completely original and appear on no other sites, and all contributions must be written in English. Failure to follow the rules could result in termination of your account.
Whenever you decide you would like to redeem your points, you simply go to your account, choose your prize, and turn in your points. All prizes will be shipped to you for free.
If you have any experience with this website, please leave your ChatAbout.com reviews below.
16 ‘ChatAbout.com’ Reviews
Chatabout is a scam!
Chatabout is a scam. Many people when they get close to cashing out, they are kicked out of the site. It happens like this. One day you try to login, and it comes up that they do not have your email or your password in their system. No matter how many times you write them, they will not respond. It is bad enough that you get paid one point for one 20 plus word post. It takes you one thousand of those posts to make five dollars! And then they boot you! You get paid nothing! I think some of the people on their site are fronts to keep people posting. For example one person who was very vulgar, and they had no problem with it, it was listed that she made $150. No way! They probably pay a few people so they will give good reviews and make it look legit….but it isn’t, and there is nothing you can do but keep warning people. I made about 824 points when they pulled the rug out from under me. I wasted a lot of time I cannot get back just to help me make a little money. That is just plain evil.
I earned enough to cash out for $25 so I redeemed and got a message to say it would take 48hrs to go into Paypal and it never arrived and now just like all the others I can't log in to my account. I will not let this rest it is fraud and I have reported it to the police to investigate.
I've been with this site for a long time, back when they rewarded 4 points per comment and 500 points =$5 instead of the current measly 1 point per comment and 1000=$5. It can arguably be a good way to make so extra pocket money, but there are so many faults that I find it a waste of time compared to other more reputable sites like Opinion Outpost or Tellwut. I will list the pros and cons:
-Fairly easy to use-just comment to your heart's content
-They pay fast. You only have to wait within a week after cashing out, sometimes you receive the reward within a day.
-There are other ways of getting points if you don't comment as much, such as doing surveys
-You only get 1 point per comment and the cashout threshold is 1000 points, however if you sign up now you get 500 points. Nevertheless, it can possibly take a long time to reach that threshold, especially since there are "quiet" days when people aren't really commenting.
-The points system isn't reliable. They have changed it from 4 points per comment to 2 points per comment to 1 point per comment to 2 points to the 1 point system now. They give no warning when they change the points system and give out a poor excuse about why they are changing it. So I would suggest to always cash out when you reach 1000 in case they change the points system overnight and decrease the point(s) per comment again.
-Costumer service'/the staff is horrendous and that usually says a lot about a "company". Just like others have said, if you have a problem and voice your complaints with chatabout they will probably delete it and if you persist you are going to be banned for no reason. They actually don't have to tell why you were banned either because it's in their terms and policy. Furthermore, they have actually posted a "special note" that says :" Please keep in mind that Chatabout pays for all comments made on site. So if you feel the comment you are about to post is not going to be liked by us for whatever reason … then do NOT post it. " Essentially, since they pay for you to comment you shouldn't complain about their site ever. That's just bad business. A business can't grow if they can't accept and handle complaints reasonably.
-If you do happened to be banned by chatabout and try to contact them, you may never hear from them as they do try to ignore any and all complaints. They frequently delete comments off their facebook page that criticize them for banning them without reason instead of responding back like a company should.
--From my own experience, when my account was banned for no reason-I was a member since the beginning and never broke the rules-I basically had to say "if you don't respond to me, I will message you everyday until you do" before I got a response. Then they said that there was no reason why I was banned and gave me my account back.
-Maybe it's my computer but the site glitches like crazy for me. The surveys never reward any points-which was my primary way of earning points- and stuff doesn't load properly. I tried to contact them about this and they never emailed me back.
Overall opinion: I wouldn't recommend it. I've been with the site for a long time but stopped using it because
1)the point/reward system isn't worth it and they constantly change it, so it's not dependable. It takes too much time to get 1000 points just for $5, especially since you have to contribute "meaningful comments" that are 20 words longs. That takes hours per day. That time I could've used on other sites that either doesn't use as much of my time or rewards more points for my time.
2)Costumer service sucks if you have a problem. They will ban you or ignore your emails if you have a problem with them. They actively try to make it seem as if everyone only has good opinions about the site instead of handling complaints in a reasonable manner.
If you want a similar site, try Tellwut. It's far more reliable and reputable. More importantly, it doesn't waste you time or censor what you have to say about the site.
So 3 days ago I finally earned enough points to cash out 5 dollars to paypal. Not much at all- But!!! here's the kicker, now I cannot log into the site and I have not received my payment. I did absolutely nothing wrong on this site. I have emailed 4 times- NO REPLY- Scam all the way!
Screw this site
After months of testing different websites i was on three different sites this site and this other site called clixsense and swagbucks. I can conclude my analysis that swagbucks or clixsense is 100% more legit then this site. The website chatabout was going on about 3-5 months i did everything well and followed the rules correctly for 5 months. just this morning i discovered a major disappointment... my account got banned even after i got 778 points on that account.. it literally wasted my time and the fact that christmas is closing in (my analysis was during christmas time) leads me to suspect that CHATABOUT is a major scam that likes to ban people for no other reason and take there points away using their users for granted. All i am saying is... DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SITE. Go on swagbucks or clixsense you can make better money on those sites. Hell each month i make 50$ on both sites by doing surveys and completing goals.
DO NOT TRUST CHATABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used to love this website! I told my friends and family about it. I worked hard to get myself up to 5,048 and once I redeemed it for the $50 Amazon gift card, they wiped me out completely from their website. My friend who has an account with them said as if I never joined! All my comments and everything I wrote is gone. I wrote to them about 6 times and I didn't get 1 reply back from them. I am really upset and hurt by this. When I was with them the administration made it seem they were nice and helpful but they are fake!
PLEASE DON'T JOIN!!! Save your time and efffort!
WOULDN'T LET ME REGISTER!!!!!!!!
My rating for them: 0
Why? Because for 4 months I have tried to register, only to fill everything out and then see the dreaded, "Sorry, you cannot register at this time."
So when's a good time to register? First thing in the morning? After lunch? Of course admin wouldn't answer me, so I went to their Facebook page and started asking them about it there. That's when they deleted my question and then blocked me so I could never ask them another question on their FB page. Nice, huh?
I didn't do anything wrong on their site and I certainly didn't get banned or anything like that. How could I? I didn't even get a chance to post on the site because they wouldn't even let me register! Idiots.
Angry With the Site
I first joined in April 2014 when they were still doing the daily limit, but you would earn 2 points per dollar. Then they lifted the ban and lowered the points. So we could post as much as we wanted. I would make lists of topics I would start and then eventually I was warned and threatened in my messages by Brent because I had net noticed his messages, that my account would be banned if I didn't stop starting topics. I was starting too many too frequently.
Then I would write articles and reviews and half of them wouldn't get published because too many errors ect. A lot of my comments were deleted. Esp if I said anything about xhatabout in a critical way or questioned anything about the site. This would also happen if I wrote about other websites like prize rebel.com. a lot of the special offers wouldn't credit even though you completed them.
I used to love this site I used it a ton and I was only n for like 4 months but earned a good $200 . The day I got banned I cashed out for $10 and never received my last cash out, and I had cashed out and in left e site and was never able to get my payment, sign in to the site. I couldn't contact them through Facebook, even through old messages . I couldn't contact them through the website contact us page or an email I found online. Its like once they ban you your it of this weird cult.
It was a really easy way to earn money and was very fun and friendly environment. It was like one big chat room that paid you. I've been looking for another site like is for months with no luck .I would say if your going o try this site, be careful. Don't talk about hat about, don't write fake 20 word sentences, cash out frequently, don't lie on surveys, don't start fits with people ect.
Don't Join Chatabout!
I had been a member of chatabout for several months. it was fun at first and then came the 'changes'. Where once you could get paid after making 500 points, they changed it to 1000 points, same amount of work but having to make double the amount for the same pay. Not worth it! Under the topic 'chatabout' I was talking about the point change when one of the administrators, 'Brent", deleted my rant about the new point system. (Others read my rant and they began ranting too). I had also done many surveys where I finished them, then never got paid for them. The site has turned greedy and I feel sorry for anyone who joins it. I left and am so happy to not be on there anymore. The comments that everyone has written on here are true, do not join!
Okay at first, Went Downhill
I used this site for a couple of months. I was always paid, however, I got fed up with all the changes that were being done to the site. After we started to chat a lot about topics like Swagbucks and other earning sites, they took down the most popular ones, claiming that we were somehow confusing other users about the site since we were chatting about a few topics so much. HUH? We were probably making a lot of money from those topics, which is the real reason why it was shut down.
And then I noticed that freedom of speech was not exactly respected on that site. We were basically pressured to praise Chatabout to the skies...some of the daily Poll question answers were so biased (praising chatabout) that it made you feel like an idiot to chose the negative answer. For instance, a typical question would be something like this:
Q: Do you use the "Bonus Offers" section on Chatabout?
- Yes, I LOVE it.
- No, I don't like easy points.
Some of the daily poll questions were so offensive to some people that they actually did not answer them and skipped the 5 easiest points they could have gotten all day.
And again, we were expected to praise the site to the skies. With every gift card code, they would send a request that we post on Chatabout that we had received the reward. All nice and good, but if you ever posted even a POLITE critique of chatabout.com on that site, it would be deleted within 24 hours. I finally posted a couple of comments mentioning that I was tired of Chatabout's agenda (in a civil way, of course), and I was banned. That is fine by me. That place was being to feel like a regime.
Bottom line: Avoid Chatabout.com and stick with Swagbucks and Bing Rewards. It is a lot of typing for a little money, and you never know when the administrators will tweak the rules yet again, without any prior notice. Don't expect that you can be frank there if something displeases you with the site.
Scam if there ever was one.
I loved it at first until everyone started getting messages about doing what the site is inherently set up to do chat! Several people would chat back and forth and use certain topics as a home base that apparently was not allowed now not only is a 20 word minimum its:(direct from Brent on the question and answers section!)
Hey my little Chatabouters!
We are wanting your help. If you notice other members breaking the rules when posting as nothing more than a way to accumulate faster points and adding no real value to the onsite experience, can you please let either us know OR let them know directly it is against our rules and guidelines by sending them an IM.
A couple of the main problems we see are ...
1. Members working down the page. Basically this means working down any topic or question page replying to everyones comment.
2. Answering in multiple replies in a row to answer other members in the same thread. All those replies could easily be combined in one.
Thanks, any help is always appreciated on site.
Are you a helpful little Chatabouter?
first off are we children and can not actually do what the site is set up to do? I voiced my opinion it was deleted and then posted it again and then I was gone apparently a separate opinion is not allowed on what a bad poster is
A MAJOR SCAM with dysfunctional people
So from day one I noticed this was a scam....they want you to BUY products and sign for 1000 dumb offers for very few points....I played the game for a few days and got like 4 $5 Paypal....then I was debating the news and people started arguing so of course I SPOKE my mind and suddenly I was ban and cannot get back...even when I was close to another 500 points....I just emailed them twice this morning...we need to speak out and get this and similar companies BAN from stealing from us!!!
SCAM!! I was red flagged and banned 5 days new. I was instructed directly by admin to NOT post on Twitter because I was actually receiving referral points. They instructed me to ONLY post on FACEBOOK. I feel they are wrong to limit me since posting to twitter is an option. I ignore their request and posted their referral link on my Twitter page. I was banned instantly. When I complained, they banned me from their Twitter Pages, Facebook Pages, Emails, And registering with a new email so I can contact them to find out what was going on. THE TRUTH!! They do not want to pay out their users for bringing them business. I only cashed out Two $5 Amazon Cards in a little over a week.
They want you to bring people in and then take away your points and not pay up. That way they have already gathered new members to do all their "point and click" in place of you. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE USERS WHO BRING THEM MONEY!!
This Site Is Crazy
Stay away from this site and those who run it. They have a rule that says you need to post comments at least 20 words long, and that's too harsh. I think I had my account taken away because of too many short comments.
If you have any problems there is no such thing as customer service also if you get any points cash out quick. You can follow all the guidelines and be a good member but then suddenly all your points will disappear. Not only will you have a hard time getting in contact with anyone when they do finally respond they will say oh you must not have followed the rules so your points were taken away. Bunch of liars. You can be an "angel' and then suddenly without warning or notice say goodbye to your points. They don't even bother to look to see if you did anything wrong that is just their lazy response.
3 days in and I was loving the site! I loved answering questions to help people while I was also earning points that I could cash in. But, it all went downhill when they offered several opportunities to earn more points. I signed up for the offers and never received the points. I visited one of the forums and saw that many others weren't getting their points either. So, I emailed them. First they told me I must have already received the offers from another site (which I did not). Then they deleted all the comments from people who didn't receive their points and emailed me again telling me not to post again because it must be a problem with my computer and I should just avoid all those opportunities. I asked if that was their policy (to just delete people's sincere questions and concerns) and without responding, my account was deleted. With so many great sites out there to earn prizes, I would definitely not recommend this one!