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Beth Marciel, is it really trhat difficult to post your questions in ONE post VS. twenty? Are you a travel agent?

Beth Marciel, is it really trhat difficult to post your questions in ONE post VS. twenty? Are you a travel agent?

Old Oct 7th, 2000, 12:15 PM
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Beth Marciel, is it really trhat difficult to post your questions in ONE post VS. twenty? Are you a travel agent?

Beth you think you could free up some space for other travelers? This is a free forum, let's not abuse it.
Old Oct 7th, 2000, 04:35 PM
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I started poking around after reading this post to see what the issue is. Amazing. Some people have alot of huzpa (sp?). One thread is enough, Beth. Ask all your questions in the one thread.
Old Oct 7th, 2000, 06:20 PM
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Actually, it seems that Beth Marciel IS a travel agent: see the "Hotel Antico Pozzo San Gimigiano" post today where she replies that she always puts "her clients" there when she can.

Hopefully, Fodors will remove all her many posts.
Old Oct 7th, 2000, 08:23 PM
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Is there a rule against travel agents using this forum? Is there a rule against short concise questions? Would it be any more honorable if these various questions were asked by an assortment of "[email protected]" pseudonyms? - - a seemingly time-honored tradition here!

Beth is every bit as welcome here as "The Police" or the "FBI"!
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 12:12 AM
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In a free, diverse forum like this one, where questions are displayed 50 at a time, it is abusive to post 14 questions regarding the SAME destination separately one after the other. Rex, being a travel agent or concise is secondary.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 07:31 AM
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What is the problem with posting 14 different questions - I can reach a more varied forum this way - most people don't have the attention span to wade through this many questions. Is there a space problem in this forum? Do tell.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 07:55 AM
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You are obviously new to this forum, so please be aware that yes, this forum has have congestion/traffic problems that has resulted in some interface incoveniences for EVERYBODY. I agree that posting 14 questions, one after the other, regarding an Italian vacation, besides potentially causing an unnecessary congestion, lacks common sense. Suggest you browse how other posters have done it and how they have, in fact, gotten help. As a new user to this forum, you are making some unflatering assumptions about the people you are seeking help from. It could be worth your while to get off the high horse.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 09:13 AM
Judge and Jury
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All right. Enough is enough. On a different thread, Beth blatently offers to sell her services to Angela. That is commercial promotion coupled with flagrant forum hogging. Beth, I think you'd better back off.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 01:25 PM
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Bottom line Beth: you give yourself bad press. why do you do such basic research so publically? Not making a good impression as a travel agent!
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 05:40 PM
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Beth - Welcome to the World of Snobbery better known as Fodor's. How dare you come on here and break all the unwritten rules set up by the old farts sitting around their computers at the Old Age Home. Woe Betide he or she that violates the sanctity of their private little club. I gave up posting on here months ago because of their condescending comments. Try Lonely Planet - it's for those of us under 75 years of age.
Old Oct 8th, 2000, 07:08 PM
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Beth, (and Rex)

The fact is that Fodors has a request at the home page for "Travel Talk" that says

"...But please, no rudeness and no commercial promotion."

I think you may have overstepped the "no commercial promotion" proviso Beth.
Old Oct 9th, 2000, 01:57 PM
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I believe Beth thought she would get a much different response to her declaration that she was a travel agent; I suspect she thought we would be climbing over each other to ask her questions. What she didn't realize is that the people go to this forum to receive other independant travellers advice, not agent's. hmmm. I suspect there are more than a few people out there that are soured on travel agents. Just my humble opinion folks.
Old Nov 8th, 2000, 05:40 PM
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Was it really necessary to try to tear this woman to shreds? Isn't it conceivable that she didn't know the customs and rules (written and otherwise)?
Old Nov 9th, 2000, 05:26 PM
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The rules are not enforced, but one is requested to abide by them. If you are considerate you will do so. They are not unwritten and made up by 'old farts' as one poster suggests - the Fodors home page clearly states "no commercial promotion". The only place where this might be acceptable is if a poster asks for specific information about a specific tour or travel agent (i.e. "Has anyone used CIT to book tours of Italy?" and such like).

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