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Horrible Bait and Switch Directory

Discussion in 'Directories' started by onlinedude, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. forumrating

    forumrating Notable Member

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    #21
    ahh i did it, and i took opinion from members around here,they encouraged me to make it paid, i been working hard with it frm 1 year, got tired with spam and made it paid, but question here is permenant link and 1 year link. i have given more time then i could have though, my sigs are generating lots of hits, and it would be totally unfair to keep it free, i have announced contests now to get in even more visitors.

    i have no offence against the webmasters increasing payments for the listings, but they should take care about yearly and permenant listings, also its upto the buyer finally what he prefers.

    he could have increased the prices of permenant links rather then making them for 1 year, there is always a alternative for it :),
    any ways its his choice but it would have been wise to retain the customer rather then loosing
    SEMrush
     
    forumrating, Aug 15, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    fatinfo guy Peon

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    #22
    This is good internet drama. It gives me good stuff to blog about. If you want to read it the title is "Committing a Faux Pas" in the blog. Best of luck in getting the issue resolved for those who paid for the lifetime listing.
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #23
    I don't see what's so "horrible, bait-switching" about keeping spam off directories.

    It's a necessary change, and you guys KNOW it! You're just upset you have to dish out an extra 5 bucks annually to support your site's listing.

    Look: Full of spam or full of genuine sites? It's the choice the webmaster has to make, and he chose to give your sites a better place to be listed instead of a stupid spam directory.

    I have no problem paying another $5 annually and to tell you honestly, I make less than all of you probably.

    For those of you that are iWEBTOOL regulars, do you want it to turn into a junk spam site or keep on serving you the greatest tools ever?

    From the way I see it, most other sites charge you to use their tools, and ESPECIALLY to remove the "Powered by" text you see on numerous scripts. iWEBTOOL offers this for FREE.

    So shut up and stop complaining... they're doing more for you than you can ever do for yourselves.

    And just because there's a price raise does not mean the website is evil.
     
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  4. chulium

    chulium Peon

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    #24
    Besides, you agreed when you posted your site (and this was there BEFORE the price raise, I've seen it and I can get proof I think, if you guys are stupid enough to care)

    Bada-bing bada-boom.

    Your own fault. Don't blame them. You legally agreed to it.
     
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #25
    It's not about paying, if it was a $10 or $50 per year for that matter paid listing, it's fine, but once u have sold a listing permanent, it's permanent, one time fee.

    It's like you buy a house, and then the city administration wants you to pay rent every month just to keep your neighborhood clean :), so that the city does not lease the area around your house to bad people.
     
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #26
    Okay, I will copy the same TOS on my directory, give $1 PERMANENT listings. And then next year change TOS, and sell then again for $100.
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #27
    Apparently you haven't read the legal agreement... the price CAN change.

    The $5 is half the price anyway, so really, you get a year at half price.
     
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #28
    BTW: Permanent means: Lasting or remaining without essential change: “the universal human yearning for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change” (Willa Cather).

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/permanent
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #29
    Okie. Have fun with that ^_^

    Just don't be stupid and copy their legal agreement exactly because you aren't innovative enough to write your own.
     
    chulium, Aug 15, 2006 IP
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #30
    compuXP, the problem is not the price change, although the price should be locked for existing listings. The question, u can NOT ask permanent listings to renew and pay AGAIN. The buzz word here is "Permanent".
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #31
    I know what permanent means, but the pricing and terms changed. He has every right to do so.

    The terms of agreement specified the price and terms of payment, and the terms have changed, as he has a right to do.
     
    chulium, Aug 15, 2006 IP
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    ROAR Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #32
    So clueless. You got a copy of the original agreement? proof it has not been altered? reminds me of Iraq
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #33
    I addressed this already. He has every legal right to change that.
     
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    chulium Peon

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    #34
    It's funny because you're the clueless one here, because I know something you don't.
     
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    ROAR Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #35
    OK tough guy---you got me. Kindly keep your puerile insights to the Political section.
     
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #36
    I don;t think so. Anyways, I did not pay for a listing there. So I am not worried. Did you ? Seems like even if you did, you are okay with it.
     
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    #37
    Heck, you're the one that brought up Iraq, and picked a debate with me, so don't tell me where to keep my insights! I mean, facts.

    I'm telling people WHY they have no place to be complaining, which has nothing to do with Iraq.
     
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    #38
    well said, or to POLITICALDEBATING.com :)
     
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    #39
    Actually I paid for a few. And I don't mind, because my sites are worth it, unlike all yours, apparently.

    And just because you don't "think so" doesn't mean that's how it really is. You can deny the legal terms he laid out and I even presented for you, but that's just ignorance there.
     
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    #40
    Actually I'm fixing that site... I kinda broke it, hehe.
     
    chulium, Aug 15, 2006 IP