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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 08:18 AM
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tripwiser.com

Wow. Beware. Someone registered to advertise this site. Unless you want to receive a whole lot of spam, and unless you're looking for mediocre information that is mostly advertising oriented, I suggest you might think twice before registering there to look at it.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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thanks for this heads up. Just this morning I noticed this website listed in two different threads, but by two different posters. figured it was just a coincidence, but obviously not. Now I won't waste my time checking it out.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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I emailed the editors Patrick. Are the same posts still here or is this "person" posting new posts? I haven't seen any today.

BTW, when you see a post that is advertising rather then posting on the thread email the thread to [email protected]. and comment in the box that this thread is an advertisement.

If we keep posting on an advertisement it just keeps topping the thread to the top of the list.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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The problem w/ this one is the creep registered w/ at least 5 or 6 different screen names so not as easy to root out as when one poster advertises over and over.

(IF the search function worked it would be a piece of cake though)
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:40 AM
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You can usually tell who they are.

It's usually their first and only post. Easy giveaway.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Myer - the point ishe is advertising all over the forum and all are his first or second post. But there are "several of him" so the eds can't nuke them so easily.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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I apologize for us not picking up on this sooner; it appears that the user is deleting their accounts immediately following posting.

Can someone please post a link here to one of the threads? We will certainly take care of this.

In the meantime, I'll go poke around---from the sounds of it, they're everywhere.

Thanks for your help!
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Here's one:

Cavecreature was the screen name for this one and two others.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=35014713

Here's another -- using the screen name redrose:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34942457
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 09:59 AM
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and another - ladywater http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=35000856

There are a couple of other names s I've run across this a.m. but can't find the threads just now.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Thanks everybody--- I think I just found them all. Please let me know if you see another. Thanks for letting us know!

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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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You might want to get rid of the massage one on the Canada board too.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=29
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 10:48 AM
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April: You linked to just the Canada forum - not a specific thread.

I'm sure Katie will find it - but just FYI: When you open a thread, click on its title again at the top of the page. That will get you the URL of that specific thread.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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I did find it---geez.. that was a totally inappropriate thread! Thanks again for mentioning it.

And thanks for explaining the link issue janis-

I'm definitely looking forward to adding a flagging system so these sort of posts can be quickly taken care of.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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Wow, you took care of that quickly, Katie.

Thanks, janisj - I didn't realize what I'd done until you mentioned it.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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And back to the beginning of THIS thread. Would anyone in his right mind want to go to a website that takes such liberties and goes to such extremes to advertise on other sites? I stand by my theory that it's all about getting email addresses to spam.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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I absolutely agree Patrick. I would never click on a website that is posted here as an advertisement. They are easy to spot.
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