Banned from BiddingForTravel ?!

Sep 21st, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Banned from BiddingForTravel ?!

Hello there,

After reading quite some posts about getting Priceline bidding strategies by using the board, I did use it yesterday. And with success.
However, when I was trying to enter the site again today, I got a message that I was banned from this board, and I have absolutely no idea why! They tell me to contact the administrator, but if only I knew how!

Could someone who's registered at this site please help me by contacting an administrator and asking what I did wrong? I believe there's one who answered to my post (look under Hotels-England-London for a recent post by stardust79), but I forgot her name.

Thanks a lot!

(accidently posted this on the USA forum first. not that that would be wrong, but people might know me better over here
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Sep 21st, 2005, 11:50 AM
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Just in case somebody's interested: I already got a reply on the US forum, saying that it's a site bug, and it's not me. Hope that's true!
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Sep 21st, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Stardust, See if you can get into the "member announcements" section at Bidding for Travel and look at Important Info for AOL Users at the top of that section. It explains the glitch problems.
minimn is offline  
Sep 21st, 2005, 02:39 PM
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There is an alternative site:

It has a much clearer, ad-free interface and a vastly friendlier sysadmin and users who are more like the community here at Fodors.

It also has a map-based interface for some cities (with more being added) so that you can see where bids have won. Really nice.

I suggest you check it out, and especially read the thread called "Add me to the TOBB *banned* list" under the "Run of the House" forum.
I only go to biddingfortravel when I can't find the info I want at betterbidding - which is rare. If you have been banned, you have a lot of company; if you haven't you may still find betterbidding a better site.
derekflint is offline  
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:10 PM
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The biddingfortravel site has problems at times and bans people for no reason. Try opening another browser or check the sight again in a day or two.

derekflint - The betterbidding sysadmin does post here on Fodor's.
kybourbon is online now  
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:40 PM
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I had the same issue. I used to like Bidding For Travel but they had an Attitude if you didn't follow EXACTLY what they wanted. A Better alternative is which was created from disgruntled BFT folks. I have used them a lot and they are patient and post lists of winning bids too.
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Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Yep - its pretty widely known Sheryl had an attitude. How did you find a 6 yo thread to talk about it?
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