I was wondering about the post myself, Val.
Did your "new" sponsor send you to the offerwalls or tasks or surveys? Or to any number of the links posted on the main site? Or to any of the many informative threads in this forum? I just can't see how anyone from the U.S./Canada (tier 1 group) or from any of the tier 2 groups could not get any of this just by looking around??
I happen to have very grave concerns over this "looking for a new sponsor" bug going around. Especially from the Americans and the predominately English speaking countries. I just cannot condone this practice outright, and am concerned over the implications. It might be a good thing, but then again...could lead to some not so great complications.
BTW, I joined here without a sponsor. Read all that I could, both onsite and throughout the net. While I'm not rich by any means, I am happy with my earnings. It makes me smile when I see my refs upgrade, and their refs upgrade, and seeing the earnings pop up. But, it makes me happier knowing that I'm doing a decent amount myself.
I've also been a member of several sites who actually gave out the referrals sponsor name and email and forum names. Let me tell you now why I both don't speak with my refs on a regular basis, nor allow ANY of my refs to contact me.
First and foremost, those sites that practiced this did NOT check to see if the refs were legit. Some turned out to be only one person with multiple accounts. Many of the real entities would constantly spam, harass, torture, yell at, beg, cajole and do everything in their power to get their sponsor to continuously give them upgrade monies, or special deals, etc. They literally stalked their sponsors all over the net.
Sponsors spend their cash (or their time) to gain their refs. Sponsors will send help when needed (if approached in the proper way...asking the owner to pass along a need and the owner being diligent enough to check that ref's account FIRST). However, sponsors are not required in any way, shape, or form to do anything but hope that their refs are legitimately wishing to earn, and not just hanging around for a free ride. This is one of the biggest problems.
Before anyone says I'm cheap, not so fast. I have upgraded many referrals over the years on my own, and even just some folks I happen to know who might need a helping hand from time to time. And over the years, not ONE except the friends, ever bothered to do more than a few clicks here and there, sucking up commissions, grabbing their payouts and going on to another site, if I didn't continue to upgrade them or send them "bonuses".
This is why this practice is no good. It brings about a lot of ill will in the end. It only helps a few who honestly wish to learn and earn, but for the rest? Not exactly a wonderland.
We all help in many different ways, but never should be pushed into anything we don't feel right about doing. Now inactive sponsors or even inactive referrals...they come back. I've seen the refs come back in my own account here, and I've seen my own sponsors come back in a few other sites. There are many reasons for inactivity. We just cannot assume they're no longer interested. It could be any number of factors. To be perfectly honest, as long as I'm doing my thing, doing my own earning, appreciating my referrals who work, too...I'm a happy camper. However, if I had to be out long term for another surgery and recoup time, and I came back to an account with no refs in it...I think I'd have a few choice words to say.
Of course, there are sponsors who are long, long gone. To me, I'd just as soon the owner remove their account permanently and just move everyone up, like in the Cash Crusader scripts. It's just more fair. It gives proper membership totals, and seems cleaner and neater to me. Long gone should be at least six months or more towards a year. That way, there's no denying that these people most likely will never come back.
Sorry, didn't mean to get on the rant stool, but it's been bothering me for a long time, seeing people all over this forum from time to time wanting a new sponsor.
It makes me a little crazy.