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jackofalltrades




msg:295307
 9:14 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi all

I just though id have a rant!

Background:

Me - running a free info and advice site on my own in my spare time (well, at work ;)). I (along with a few others) give out (widget) advice to people.

Competition - Multinational company (widget sales). Dozens of domains (mainly duplicate content!). Partnered with other multinational companies. Who all share this duplicate content! Recently banned me from their site. I broke a few rules. Repeatedly. Rules involving posing my URL (of my site that is now 14 days old), ;) but hey, they should do more with their resources to help their users (IMHO).

So I was just thinking that my site will (in a matter of months) knock the money making giant off the no 1 spot cos I have plenty of decent content (and keep adding to it, and frequent this forum a lot!).

Is there anyone else out revelling in the deep satisfaction of beating a large corporation to the number one spot, when they have legions of staff and seemingly inifinite resources, but just dont have a clue about developing a top notch site? I am. :)

Thats whats great about the web! ;)

Just my rant!

JOAT

VIVA LA LITTLE GUY!

 

mack




msg:295308
 9:27 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Took a look at your site...loads of content plenty to keep the search spiders ocupied anyway.

Another great thing you can do on the web is call that site you run from your sitting room a business :)

Go on admit it...how many of you who run a site on your own say something like "we will reply to your email as soon as possible"... the "we" making your site seam just that little bit bigger :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295309
 9:32 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ive got another site that has 4 contact email addresses (info, enquiries, webmaster, articles) that all forward to one address!;)

Im also in the process of preparing a mock online survey (the competitions doing it so im going to do a more, shall we say, tounge in cheek version)...

BTW, the reason i posted in the first place (i lose all track of thought when i go into a rant!) - could someone tell me how i get a second page to open when someone arrives at my homepage? Also, id like a third page to open when the second is closed. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Cheers

JOAT

mack




msg:295310
 9:39 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

info@domain.com
abuse@domain.com
dead-link@domain.com
suggestions@domain.com

all pointing to the same inbox? GUILTY! :)

ukgimp




msg:295311
 9:40 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you are wanting to pop the survey up you need to use the onLoad java command

[sites.schools-bg.net...]

jackofalltrades




msg:295312
 9:41 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

do you think that (anyword)@microsoft.com all go to Bill Gates inbox? :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295313
 9:41 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

cheers ukgimp!

mack




msg:295314
 9:46 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've always wondered who would get bill.gates@microsoft.com?

jackofalltrades




msg:295315
 9:51 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

have you tried sending a message to that address?

We should totally sign him up for, i dunno, something funny. Like beginners guides to word, access, and excel. Im sure he'd appreciate the humour in someone emailing him junk mail for office application training. :)

mack




msg:295316
 9:54 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

or...

Beginers guide to Linux :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295317
 9:55 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

thats just taking it too far. :)

If i hadnt posted that suggestion on a public forum, id be off right now doing it! DOH!

mack




msg:295318
 10:00 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

hmmm well guess what I just did.

high priority with request for receipt :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295319
 10:02 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

this has enormous potential for sheer amusement factor!

mack




msg:295320
 10:05 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Im still trying to work out how this thread went from "the wee guy beating the big guy in the serps" to "emailing Bill Gates"

But hey...it makes Monday just that little bit more tolerable :)

PS

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

bill.gates@microsoft.com

worth a try :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295321
 10:07 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

its all on a central multinational corporation theme.

Easily justifiable way to while away the day!

:)

jackofalltrades




msg:295322
 10:09 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

try william.gates, or billy.gates, or god.

maybe he doesnt work for MS anymore. perhaps he quit. The admin deleted his account!

Or, try me@microsoft.com...

[edited by: jackofalltrades at 10:11 am (utc) on Oct. 14, 2002]

mack




msg:295323
 10:11 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wonder what sort of email filter he has. It will probably bar anything with the words bill gates in them. People who email him must have to call him something else so it can get past his filters.

God perhaps?

mack




msg:295324
 10:12 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

tried it without the dot...

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

billgates@microsoft.com
:(

jackofalltrades




msg:295325
 10:17 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

how about an underscore?

or just bill?

Perhaps he has a hotmail account?

Probably not though, maybe AOL? ;)

mack




msg:295326
 10:18 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

bill.gates@linux.org how good would that be...lol

mack




msg:295327
 10:22 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

billhenrygates@microsoft.com didn't bounce :)

jackofalltrades




msg:295328
 10:22 am on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

maybe he'll get back to you!

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