作者名称 国旗国籍

Kevin vip

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2021.07.20 02:03

I’ve noticed there has been a recent influx of new accounts here

. So it’s the perfect opportunity to make a post on what you should look out for if you are new here. There are plenty of nice and helpful people here but there are a few people who ruin it for others.

1. Just because their flag says they are from a country doesn’t mean they are really from there.

2. People who are more serious learners will have a filled out introduction and multiple posts

3. If someone’s location is turned off you can still see their time zone at the top of the chat. So if they say they are in “America” but the time says somewhere else be suspicious.

4. If someone says they are a native speaker but you feel their English writing is strange (weird grammar or full of spelling mistakes) just ask for a voice message for confirmation.

5. If someone asks for help setting up a social media account and needs your number. They are a scammer

6. If you get a message under one of your posts which says “ Hi please message me” it’s a fake account and will be deleted the next day
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  • 药酱 2021.07.20 02:09

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    wow总结得很好👍
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 02:12

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    I don't understand. Why people pretend to be native speaks or fake their nationality. To scam money?
  • HH 2021.07.20 02:18

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    You are so kind to remind them. But actually the new accounts are the ones who are scary. Some of them come here not for learning language, just for making here a mess. They call serious learners fake too, they don’t even check the time zone and posts, and consider every foreigner who wanna make a voice call is intend to flirt with girls. And they think they are doing justice. Maybe a few of them are interested in learning language but most are just hilarious.
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 02:33

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    @Ivy sometimes that or to date
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 02:34

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    Hahaha so I should invite u to an audio call. But I always use this way, on the one hand I wanna make sure if the accent/ voice of the ppl I talk to is what I like. On the other hand, that's as what u have said. A kinda test. There are some special occasion that I've met some ppl their native language is not English but they still speak English very well from my perspective. So I still like to talk to them. One thing I can't accept is that they use other national flag to present theirs. Once I find that, I'll never talk to them any more no matter how nice their English is. It causes a really bad impression for me.
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 02:35

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    @Kevin they need to Fake their nationality to get a date? wow total loser to me😂
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 02:35

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    @Ivy to get Attention cus they know here are so many Chinese and what nationality we like most.
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 02:37

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    @Jenny_P I think it only works for people who are narrow minded and who are in vain. that's ridiculous
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 02:37

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    @HH Yeah I’ve seen a few of those keyboard warriors here already
  • Jessica 2021.07.20 02:39

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    I appreciate your post I would also like to include to anyone that if someone sends you anything sexual or threatening (words, images, requests, threats) - report them. If they say something like “you’re cute” block them I recommend reporting a creep before the harassment gets worse I deleted this app the first time due to sexual harassment (images, requests threats) Thankfully in order for anyone to share photos you need to send 5 messages to them first, so if you get creep vibes - do not reply
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 02:40

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    @Ivy but they do exist. They spoiled some ppl way too much!!
  • Jessica 2021.07.20 02:42

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    For the record, I would not recommend reporting someone who says “cute”, I give that compliment on posts too! (With the intention that I’m not hitting on anyone) but definitely report anyone who asks for inappropriate pics Be safe! :) good luck! If you’re uncomfortable you can block them
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 02:44

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    @Jenny_P that sounds interesting. I want to play with them
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 02:46

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    @Ivy One thing that I haven't got any idea is some foreigners of course with a "popular" national flag, when they do a post with only one simple sentence like " hello" or " I'm bored" or something. Then u can easily find there are thousand of likes and "hi" in the comment section!it's really hilarious.
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 02:47

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    @Ivy play with?🤣🤣🤣
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 02:55

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    @Jessica thanks for expanding on my post. I had originally added a point about how to avoid sexual harassment but something caused my post to get censored so I had to remove it.
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 03:00

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    @Jenny_P yeah prank is fun
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 03:01

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    @Ivy sometimes it’s fun to mess with people but other times it’s just a software program so you can’t make it angry.
  • Ivy 2021.07.20 03:03

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    @Kevin Yes real life matters
  • Jenny_P 2021.07.20 03:04

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    @Ivy 😂😂😂
  • Lin 2021.07.20 03:08

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    Great post👍👍👍👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏
  • 史恩沈 Sheen 2021.07.20 03:11

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    Very helpful! 👍
  • Hmm 2021.07.20 04:42

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    I don’t want to sound like a gate keeping sjw but on the No. 4: Some learners might get confused when they hear none midwest English accent. An amigo of mine who was born in US with noticeable Mexican accent got kicked out of all voice chat that we tried to join for language exchange because people wouldn’t believe him after hearing his accent lol
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 05:01

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    @Hmm thankfully in that sort of case they wouldn’t be questioned on their writing ability though. Truth be told I’d have trouble trusting a surgeon if he had a redneck accent lol.
  • Jess 2021.07.20 05:57

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    写得很棒
  • Carl 2021.07.20 06:19

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    @Hmm Your comment made me smile ... a 'non-midwest (that was the corrected version to help you 🙂) "English" accent' ... you do know America isn't in England, right? 🙃
  • Jane215 2021.07.20 06:23

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    Thumbs up for you. You are doing great job!!! 👍👍👍
  • Carl 2021.07.20 06:27

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    @Kevin Your timezone tip (3) was something I'd never thought about or noticed before ... 👍 That said, the number of people here that fear 'scammers' and the preoccupation that people have with it is over the top ... What are these 'baddies' going to do? Attempt to steal your money ..? So, make it impossible by not sharing any information with them that could make it possible. Attempt to chat you up or ask you on a date? 'Just say no, kids' if you're not interested and block any subsequent harassment ... it's really not such a big deal. 😏
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 06:34

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    @Carl scammers are mostly just annoying but sometimes they add other people’s social media and then steal the persons posts and photos to build another convincing catfish profile. One of my friends photos are being used in that way in this app.
  • Hmm 2021.07.20 06:54

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    @Carl I meant midwestern (American) accent. I didn’t mean to offend you or was suggesting English is a product of American culture. I apologize. I love the Great Britain and acknowledges the influence it’s culture had throughout the world and the influence that will continue to eco through time.
  • Bonnie 2021.07.20 06:55

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    I should have known you earlier 😄
  • Carl 2021.07.20 08:53

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    @Hmm You didn't offend ... do you smile when you're offended? 🤔 It's fine ... I'm just glad you know there's an ocean between the two. 😬
  • Carl 2021.07.20 08:57

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    @Kevin I understand and agree about the annoyance factor. I guess I was venting a little because it seems to have been the dominant feature of Hellotalk for a while now and has ruined it for regular users like us ... haha ... and here we are prolonging the discussion about it. 😊
  • Mosi 2021.07.20 12:35

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    Awesome post my dude. Really useful stuff.
  • Kevin 2021.07.20 12:37

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    @Mosi thanks. I hope it’s able to help a few people here avoid issues
  • Pepper 2021.07.22 16:03

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    Ohhh I was asked many times to add wechat😰
  • Kevin 2021.07.22 16:04

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    @Pepper Only add if you know each other well
  • Pepper 2021.07.22 16:12

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    @Kevin not really. I have blocked few of them
  • 萌萌 2021.07.28 07:49

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    一看就是老用户👍
  • Jelka 2021.07.28 10:27

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    这总结的也太到位了吧 学到了学到了
  • Yung 2021.07.29 07:29

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    Thaaanks
  • Hảo Hảo Mindy 好好 2021.07.31 03:17

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    Thanks for your advices
  • Shmily 2021.08.05 07:25

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    You're right, they're still many scammers who has fake profile picture or nationality here on this APP and I often do the fourth point you mentioned. 😂😂😂😂😂
  • ScorpioWang 2021.08.06 14:36

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    Thanks for the kind reminder
  • Kevin 2021.08.11 10:04

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    @ that’s just crazy. Hope you report those ones right away
  • Kevin 2021.08.11 10:15

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    @ it will work better if they made people tie their accounts to a phone number like it’s required in China now
  • scammerkiller 2021.08.15 10:32

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    People who turn off their locations are very suspicious.
  • Kevin 2021.08.15 10:33

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    @scammerkiller especially if they don’t have any posts. I have mine set to show that I’m in China but not the exact city
  • Kithy 2021.08.15 11:04

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    Thank you for reminding us.
  • Gigi 2021.08.17 02:21

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    👍
  • January 2021.08.28 08:32

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    Justice warrior
  • Mia 2021.08.30 02:34

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    这些是很好的建议,谢谢你
  • Mia 2021.08.30 02:34

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    These are very good suggestions, thank you
  • ABC 2021.09.04 10:43

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    @ What is brain powder means?
  • ABC 2021.09.04 11:05

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    @ 明白了😂
  • jo 2021.09.29 09:48

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    Great
  • Dana 2021.10.11 16:13

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    👍👍
  • Jen 2021.10.17 16:26

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    😊i get!
  • Kevin 2021.10.17 16:28

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    @Jen I translated it in the second post by the way
  • Eric 2021.10.17 16:31

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    👍👍👍👍
  • Naomi 2021.10.21 04:45

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    These tips are very kind, nice and definitely useful.
  • りんちゃん 2021.10.30 13:13

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    I’m reading your pots. I had sad things happened here… One of man stole my picture and used, he pretended like me;; So, that’s good tips, thank you. I hope you and your followers are having a good time and enjoying studying here!
  • Robin is Sleeping 2021.11.01 14:58

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    U know there is this dude from California who’s working as “a petrochemical in the sea” … 😆
  • 何足道 2021.12.14 11:58

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    玩得得得得得得得得得
  • Alexander roth 2022.01.07 04:57

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    哥们玩的挺六,有没有时间教教我语法😁😁,明天给你发消息,今天先关注了,不是是会员,聊天的机会用完了😂
  • kelly 2022.01.11 11:11

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    useful tips
  • 静雅 2022.01.15 06:20

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    现在好多人都不说真实的话语呀!都带着那么多的谎言
  • 静雅 2022.01.15 06:23

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    我前几天被一个美国的人给骗了,他说妈妈死了,家里没亲人了,让我帮他看护班他的财产,还把我的qq给倒了😓
  • Susan 2022.01.28 19:06

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    @Kevin so do not foreigners need to bind their mobile phone numbers and verify their identities is to register wechat?
  • Kevin 2022.01.29 02:36

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    @Susan they need to verify a phone number for that app
  • Mishelle 2022.02.18 12:10

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    Got it ~u r so kind
  • Nia. Julio 2022.03.02 09:47

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    害人之心不可有,防人之心不可无
  • Micka 2022.03.11 02:01

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    Agree with this 100%
  • William Tang 2022.03.16 19:24

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    Thanks for the reminder 😊😊
  • 怀素 2022.03.17 04:45

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    7. Membership is also a good way to tell if they are scammers or not.
  • Kevin 2022.03.17 04:47

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    @怀素 that’s true it’s unlikely they were put in the effort to buy a stolen gift card to purchase a membership
  • 哆啦Ciel 2022.03.23 08:43

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    It’s very useful to me,thanks so much for posting these tips.
  • Frank Yu 2022.03.24 08:23

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    Thank you so much! It’s very useful!
  • Jason 江森 2022.04.02 13:53

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    every new person who uses this app should be shown this
  • Kevin 2022.04.02 14:01

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    @Jason 江森 maybe someday I will try translate it into more languages so that it can help others
  • 伊一Sunny 2022.04.20 11:13

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    非常正确。申请转发
  • hana 2022.05.07 09:31

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    👌👌👌👌
  • Sammy 2022.05.26 03:52

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    @Kevin @伊一Sunny @Jason 江森 @哆啦Ciel @Frank Yu @Mishelle thank you. I fully endorse ALL the points. I'm a NON native AND OPENLY tell EVERYONE about it. At the same time I'm a VIP here and use it for LEARNING and teaching purpose. Of course my pronunciation isn't NATIVE but still I can coach on GRAMMAR and Vocab things in ENGLISH.
  • Kevin 2022.05.26 04:05

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    @Sammy sometimes I find that non-native speakers are actually better at explaining the grammar since they had to learn it themselves rather than just be exposed to it and know the rules.
  • Sammy 2022.05.26 04:19

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    @Kevin @药酱 @伊一Sunny @hana @史恩沈 Sheen @jo yes, because our parents invested a lot of money on our English education. We spend a lot of hours in memorizing the GRAMMAR rules and then applying them . You know what after getting all of that edu, still I think my ENGLISH isn't perfect. In fact I lean from Native and more experienced folks here. Thanks man for commenting. I appreciate that. *Tagged you guys to make the post more engaging.
  • Molly 2022.05.27 03:31

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    Thanks. It helps a lot.
  • Susan 2022.05.29 04:09

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    It's very kind of you to give us a good suggestion.👍☕🌻
  • Leena 2022.06.12 07:18

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    Yeah , there are many fake people here 😭😭
  • Daisy 2022.06.15 07:47

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    thank you very much..♥️
  • Daniela 2022.06.17 08:37

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    Thank you for your suggestion.🌹

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