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Martha



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the site's bust on my mac - can't make head or tail of it!

I'll find a PC tomorrow and give it a go Smile
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't work very well in anything but IE.
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greenfrog



Joined: 21 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I just had a call from someone at the STimes telling me that my freespaces ad is not suitable because it contains my weblink which has links to other sites... (ie other lmhers!!)

They clearly check the links to see if it's a single-property owner or a business.

Has anyone else had a call like this?

She did point out that I could advertise with my phone number rather than the web but obviously a link is a better way of pulling in the punters. And I don't like the idea of putting my phone number in the paper.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I haven't. There's no external links on my home page though, apart from to my blog.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen,

My external links aren't on my home page either... I have only internal links there.
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Nessie



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greenfrog

I had my advert removed, had a call from them to say i was a
business. When i stated i was a private owner they said they did nto agree and if i wished to advertise then i would have to pay
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greenfrog



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bad luck, Nessie. Have you tried posting with just a phone number? (although you may have same reservations I do)

Looks like they're getting tough - must be getting enough paid ads now and don't need us "space-fillers" anymore!
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The Moles Mother



Joined: 19 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same experience Nessie. I think, as greenfrog says, they're getting tough.

MM
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Margaret



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was concerned that we might refused because our website sounds like a business from the name, but it must have been last sunday's because we had a phone call on Tuesday......
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Rosbif



Joined: 16 Apr 2007
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Location: Serre Chevalier, France but I live in Brighton UK!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 3 invoices from the ST now for £1.75 each for what was supposed to be a free ad, I've phoned them twice and asked why but the woman just said she would put a query on them and get a sales person to call me, but nothing as yet. I don't intend paying them anyway, but what a stupid amount!

Has anyone else had this?
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I haven't, and what odd amounts to invoice you for. I've had so little response I had almost forgotten about them, although I have one active for another week I think. Feel the ad might do better now in the winter sports section, but I suppose that one won't be free.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its very odd amounts on the invoice it says £60 then that has been subtracted but leaving this misc thing for £1.75!

I have had no response whatsoever from it so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one phone call , and one email. The phone call was I think browsing through lots of ads at the time. Still nothing ventured, and it cost nowt (or was it £1.75 )
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Giddy Goat



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one phone call from an exceedingly snooty woman who had mistaken my website for a local holiday rental listing site with a similar name.

She was so rude!! It wasn't that easy to enter the ad, as others found, and that was a pretty poor way of being rewarded for my perseverance!
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did get a call from the Telegraph offering me an advertising package. The same 3 lines were being offered at half the normal price, with an online listing. You only paid for your ad in the paper once you had 30 viewings of your online ad. I asked her to email me the details, but she didn't.
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