I have tried unsubscribing and deleting my account but they still keep coming!
Most of what they want is to sell a service their "premium" membership.
I wish I could make them stop!!! I have reverted to setting up email rules to intercept their messages and delete them.
second… endless 'recommendations' that in effect become spam by sheer numbers.
Occasionally i do come across an interesting paper, but i have to wade through so much else to find it.
Spammed hundreds of times, before I even had a paper around to cite. How did they find me?
making poor people give loyalty to unknown Authorities,
and ALWAYS COUNT on them!
Academia.edu is a scam,
trying to violate GDPR,
getting an advantage from articles
of people without Legal Copyright Agreements!
They also try to find great minds and use them
for Orders, FREEMASONS, Sects, and illegal activities!
Don't open their E-mails,
as they use E-mail TRACKING,
to track your E-mails!
They are followed by very known women lawyers in Cyprus,
who uses their Knowledge and Position,
for ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES!
ADDITIONAL COMMENT 04/02/2021 A.C.
I am friends with all the people and respect their good-willing!
If they want to help others,
and the others agree,
this is ok!
But, I don't want any Fund or Scholarship
as they always want in return,
I DON'T ACCEPT!
Always friends with ALL,
but refusing their hidden help!
It's a matter of TRANSPARENCY and JUSTICE!
Any kind of discussion
must be face to face,
in order to see,
whom I am discussing with,
in REAL TERMS!
Good afternoon from Cyprus!
A few hours ago,
I tried to be polite,
but is a matter of laundry and
are a kind of cleaning them!
Then, everyone who gets help,
must give back in return,
like Cyprus Golden matters,
Every new taker,
will be an employee to help the future
Global Governance ORDER!
They think that a global authority will keep the peace,
but this is something TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE!
Don't believe such dull inappropriate FAKE THINKING!
Some people gave their souls to take power,
but they are quite MISERABLE!
Don't listen to their FAKE PROMISES!
For seven years, Academia.edu have now been spamming my inbox at least thrice weekly with new articles about tattoos. I have checked my alert settings, and ensured that I should NOT have notifications based on something I've previously read.
I've also written them and complained more than twenty times.
This review, giving them a well deserved bottom rating is caused by one of the three-times-a-week emails with a new article about tattoos landing in my inbox against my expressed wishes.
Academia.edu does not work, they plain out ignore user settings, and they also plain out ignore complaints.
I have kept my account so far because one in twenty emails is relevant, but the 99.5 percentage of spam has me ever more seriously considering simply deleting my account.
Post edit: I just did! Having read the other reviews I saw the light and deleted my account! What a relief. Any further emails from them will simply be reported as what they truly are:
It is true as observed by other users that they will:
1) Spam you endlessly with "updates" on anything you've ever made the mistake of looking at, and
2) email you with fake news about new papers mentioning your name although this has *not* taken place.
The precious few people falsely postulating that they are not a scam site are part of the scam!
In the category "social software", nothing else I've encountered stinks quite as bad as academia.edu.
Beware. Don't get caught in such a trap.
UPDATE – after 6 months. Though they replied to my request and gave me back subscription money, I still believe their marketing strategy is too aggressive and based on false claims.
when i try to use this website in starting, its requested to upgrade as premium and i used my credit card to upgrade. And, they charged $99 form my account for a year. But, i only applied to charge for a month. Finally i hoped ,this website is scam and i cheated by them. but they not like that.they are very honest.
After these problem, i complaint my problem to the academia service center and requested to refund. As they said in the website, without any question, they refund my payment within 7 days and their team member conducted me through email and helped me. Thank you academia. anyone can hope this website.
I was hoping receiving Nancy Drew pdf all book 1-64. That website make us believe they have it for free but when I downloaded such file, it lead to other website. They might have a bundled download when paying monthly but I suspected that same Nancy drew file will be same as free one. Obviously this is false advertisement. Acct deleted!