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(16 Posts)
Blueeyes Sat 18-Apr-15 10:18:07

So even if you are offering something that may be helpfully and useful to many subscribers, which doesn't break the sites policy (That said, we will remove posts we believe to be obscene, racist, contain personal attacks or break the law once they are brought to our attention.) All it takes is someone with money who is having a bad day because her Jaguar wouldn't start to 'report' the blog and the blog and subscriber are removed. What happened to majority rules.

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 18-Apr-15 10:24:05

But was the blog advertising something?

aggie Sat 18-Apr-15 10:30:00

Jaguars ?

kittylester Sat 18-Apr-15 10:34:22

Shouldn't offerings (possibly also known as adverts!) be done through GNHQ? And surely blogs also are submitted or commissioned by GNHQ. Was it something specific Blueeyes?

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 10:36:27

What is the background to your post, Blueeyes ? Has a post of yours been deleted as spam? Not many of us have Jaguars, so I don't think a Jag malfunction would cause anyone to report a post, and anyway it is up to GNHQ to decide what is deleted and what stays.

If you are not happy, take it up with them.

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 10:37:44

There is a topic for "commercial" posts - with a £30 fee. The main forums are for discussions, not advertising.

Ana Sat 18-Apr-15 10:38:42

Why would it need to be 'someone with money'? Anyone can report any post for whatever reason, and it's up to GNHQ whether to remove it or not. They don't automatically delete reported posts.

AshTree Sat 18-Apr-15 10:42:06

What is this all about? I am confoozed confused

loopylou Sat 18-Apr-15 10:44:51

Is OP a Jaguar employee? confused

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 10:52:57

Is this about the sudden rash of posts on several threads from the same poster all about buying clothes? With a link? I can't remember the details, because my immediate reaction was "An advert! Ignore it!"

There are too many adverts deluging us from the net already. If I want to buy something, I go and look for it, and if I am pushed toward something I instantly look somewhere else.

I appreciate that it is not easy for the thousands of new businesses trying to sell stuff to get a foothold, but there is a reason for that - they are not needed in a crowded market!

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 18-Apr-15 10:56:54

Ah! I geddit now Elegran.

'Blog' my Aunt Fanny! hmm

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 10:59:55

Oh - and as well as the topic for "Media and non-media requests (£30)" you can also take out an advert on Gransnet main site or on the many local sites. It is not all that expensive, and could be part of the advertising and publicity budget that you must have set for your business plan (it used to be 2 1/2 % of turnover - I don't know what is recommended these days).

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 11:38:59

PS On GN promoting websites is frown on as well as promoting businesses. For established members who happen to mention their websites post no action is taken, but anyone joining specifically to plug their site or blog always gets the boot.

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-15 11:39:55

Missed out "in a " before "post". Must proofread more carefully.

janeainsworth Sat 18-Apr-15 13:32:39

I'm wondering if I am actually the mysterious poster with the virtual Jag which won't start.
A thread appeared entitled 'Plan Your Own Funeral' appeared at 01.45 BST when most GNers are moon but I, being in the U.S. and about to embark on a trip on my marine equivalent of a Jag, was still up and spotted it.
It was most clearly an advert and I reported it and GNHQ obviously agreed as they deleted the thread.

Blueeyes do forgive me for asking, but could you possibly be related to the OP of the funeral thread?

harrigran Sat 18-Apr-15 15:43:33

Possibly not jane as I too reported it at 0.55 this morning. I thought this was cheeky advertising deliberately targeting older people.