M.Q. had set a protocol that the first five articles every member submitted would not attract any pay.
This was real.
The earning from those articles would be shared by M.Q. and his Shills.
These were facts.
Anyone who joined knew that their first five articles was their resume. If those articles were accepted and published they would be elevated from ‘member’ to ‘writer’ and earn on their next submissions, if those were approved.
To prevent anyone knowing how many views their items received, M.Q. disabled the hit counter. The writer would have to rely on what s/he was told.
This was Fact.