Look at all the bux programs that had/have forums. Most of them are junk programs and some of them are in fact outright scams. But they most all have forums. And I am not saying all bux programs are junk, I want to be clear about that. There are a few solid bux programs out there. Some of the bux programs that are probably also some of the best, are the small ones with small member databases. For example, there is one that is owned by a ClixSense member and last I saw it, it had less than 300 members. However, I happen to know the owner and he is a good man. He is certainly going to pay his members. The flip side of those that are small yet legit, is the fact it probably takes a very long time to earn enough to cash out and make it worth someone's time to use it. And still yet, the flip side to that is, there are programs that begin small and may even stay small for years, then tend to boom almost over night.
I'm a member of a program that is a sleeper. I've mentioned it before. Unfortunately it is only for 3 countries. It's been online 5 years, has a nice database of members, but it's not large. Members earn nothing on referral clicks. But they do earn 1 full cent on their own clicks. I average between 40 to 60 cents per day, simply on my own clicking. It is a gpt program so members do earn on ref doing offers. What I am trying to relay is, there are very solid programs out there, ptc, gpt, etc, that are very legit, do pay out as stated, may not have a forum, may not be large, may basically be unknown to most the population.
Also, it is a good idea to do searches but I personally don't pay much attention to what people say. Many say anything to get you to enroll and the flip side to that is....many will say anything to not get you to enroll due to them not liking the industry or having a grudge against the owner or just to be talking out their butt.