Cheats for Cheaters on Ashley Madison
Posted by Michelle | Filed under Advice
We all know what “cheat” usually means at Ashley Madison. In this post I’ll give the word a new meaning borrowed from video games and show those who’re using the affairs site a few “secret” tricks that you may not have known yet.
noun. In video games, a code or a series of movements (whether intentionally programmed or a glitch) input by the player in order to achieve an advantage.
Source: Urban Dictionary
Let’s start with the simplest one. Sometimes, when you receive IM chat messages and you try to respond, you see an error like this one.
Don’t click Send Collect and don’t get scared away from your chat by this. You also don’t need to buy credits (although may want to for other reasons). Whoever messaged you already paid for initiating the session, so simply click Cancel. The warning will disappear and you can chat away.
In the top-left corner of the screen, you can see your user ID. It’s a number, and because Ashley Madison simply counts that number up with every new member, you can tell how many members there were when you signed up.
That alone may not be so exciting, although it’s an easy way to confirm Ashley Madison’s membership claims. It gets more interesting when you check another user’s ID number. I ranted earlier about how it clutters up search results, but there actually is one useful bit to it. Ashley Madison now removed the number from profile pages (maybe they read my review? :-)), so to find it, you need to hover your mouse over one of the links under the picture and then look at the link target on the bottom of your browser, like so:
Since all users are numbered sequentially, you can now roughly tell when that guy signed up! Just check what date range his user ID falls into:
- Jan 2007 – 1,200,000
- Sep 2007 – 1,700,000
- Mar 2008 – 2,000,000
- Aug 2008 – 2,500,000
- Jan 2009 – 3,200,000
- Apr 2009 – 3,600,000
- Oct 2009 – 4,600,000
- Mar 2010 – 5,400,000
That gives you an idea if he’s been around the block a few times or if he’s really “just trying out the site” as he may be claiming.
This is a trick I already wrote in my Ashley Madison tips for guys. If you want to catch a member who receives a lot of mail, write when she is online so that your message is right on top of her inbox. How?
Add him or her to your favorites and activate “Favorite Member Login” in your account contact options. You will get an email when your sweetheart logs in. If you’re not on your computer 24/7, have the notification forwarded to your mobile phone. When you get that email, move quickly! If you need some time to compose your masterpiece, do it beforehand and save it on your computer. When s/he comes on, paste and send.
Ashley Madison says that once contact has been established with a member, all further messages are free. I recently had a chance to chat with Keith Lalonde, VP at Ashley Madison. He told me that accepting collect messages does NOT count as establishing contact. I find that quite sneaky and it hasn’t always been this way, but that’s their choice.
That means if you accept a collect message and then reply, you will be charged twice – once for the collect mail, once for your “first” email. To save some points, simply ignore the collect mail and write the member back directly. You can always say that there was an error and you couldn’t read the message. They’ll be happy to repeat whatever they wrote earlier.
I saved the best for last. I receive a lot of Priority messages. Those are the flagged, shaded ones that always sit on top of the inbox, no matter how old. But that’s not the only difference. Normally, the sender also gets a confirmation when I opened his message. Normally?
Well, sometimes I’m curious what he wrote but don’t want him to think I’m all interested.
Click the name in your Inbox.
Open a message panel from his profile.