That last may be the funniest single sentence I've read on this
newsgroup. Maybe, ever.
I still think it's really a girl who draws little hearts over her "I"s
when she writes in her diary. At least I hope so, 'cause the other
option isn't pretty.
Okay.. first of all you can all stop this trying to tear me apart... Yes I
did use FrontPage.. so what.. I have been using it since 98.. and I don't
sit in a dark room doing this. I run another very successful site for
listing catteries,, that is where people list the pedigree cats for sale.. I
have had over 40,000 visitors to this site... Stupid me for trying to do the
same here.. And I am not a woman I am a man 60 years of age.. who has
retired from the Government and wished to continued doing something in
life.. other than trying to tear people apart.. which it seems it the nature
of this forum.. forgive me for being here.. had I known what some of you
were like I would not have done so. I asked in the beginning for your kind
attention to the site because I really appreciate some of the work I have
seen by the craftsman here. I also offered a free listing to anyone who
contacted me.. so no one did.. okay fine.. I also have a message board..
don't want to use it fine.. I also offer free association and club listing,
don't want to use it, fine. But it is still available.. I will not post here
ever again and you guys can wait for another poor sucker to tear apart which
seems to be the nature of a lot of you.. The web stays up and improvements
will be made. . oh yes my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
"Michael Baglio @nc.rr.com>" <mbaglio<NOSPAM> wrote in message
Dude! Don't get your panties in a twist!
1. You never explained who you are or why you jumped from helping cat-freaks
to woodworkers. Are you a woodworker? Are you interested in woodworking? We
don't know because you never properly introduced yourself leaving us to
guess as to your motivation. Your post said "Stupid me for trying to do the
same here". But why are you trying to do the same here?
2. You went ahead and built it first without ever having posted here before
to even ask if there was a market for your offering. Which, if there was, it
has already been filled by any number of established, reputable sites.
3. You charge way too much for what we would be getting. Not to mention half
the full rate for every single change over 3 within a one year time frame. A
year is a very long time in the sales world. There are many more than 3
holidays within a year that may mean discount pricing changes.
4. Settle down, Beavis! I never said that you "were" a spammer, only that
you "could" be. Fine, you're not one. You are a fine up-standing citizen who
only wants to help out. Good for you.
5. You asked for opinions. Be careful what you ask for. If you had ever
bothered to visit here before or at least read some of the posts in this (or
any other group or forum for that matter) then you would have expected, or
at least would not have been surprised, if the response was not all flowers
and sunshine. Maybe that's how it is in rec.catfancy or whatever, but it
ain't like that here (or any other woodworking forum I have ever seen). What
is it lawyers say? "Don't ask a question unless your sure that you know what
the answer is going to be." You should have done you due-diligence and
homework as to what sort of response you could expect.
6. I think that, in light of all of this, you owe the folks here an apology
for your generally poor attitude. You should have been more forthcoming and
honest about just how you decided to come to our rescue. You have
generalized some responses as a reflection on all who come here. Not fair to
the vast majority who have not even posted to this thread.
Good day. I said Good Day, sir!
[entire whiney-post snipped]
Okay, you've had your say, now you can listen.
You barged in here unanounced hawking your website at $75 per.
Bad-- really bad-- move. You are a _spammer._
You, (who claim to have been a "professional" web designer since '98),
not only bludgeoned your way through the rec.ww faq, (which you and I
both know you've _never_ bothered to read, but you pretty much broke
_every_ rule of common usenet ettiquette, with the possible exception
of calling O'Deen a hermaphroditic Nazi. Which he isn't, so good for
you, 'cause he's _huge._
Damn. Where was I? Oh yeah...
You are a _SPAMMER._
Get it yet? If you don't, you've just _proved_ you're not what you
claim, because _NO_ newsgroup not dedicated to same welcomes
unsolicited commercial postings. And anyone with your vaaaaast
experience would know that. Unless you maybe kinda don't reeely have
that much vast experience.
So, either you didn't know, which means your clueless and not what you
claim or you did know and don't farking care-- you just want to hawk
your website. Either way, you're a liar.
Congrats. You've just promoted yourself from spammer to lying
spammer. Pathetic-lying-spammer if you count the part about the "Oh
poor me, I'm 60 and just trying to do whatever I can to help the poor
woodworkers out there eke out a meager living and now the meanies on
that newsgroup are telling me I'm not supposed to do that and they are
hurting both of my feeeeeelings."
Quit while you're behind. Or don't. Just stop doing it here.
And stop making us out to be the bad guys for calling you on your
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