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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Theres a new member coyote36 has posted more or less the same post in different threads (about 5) promoting an airline in the Europe Forum. Can someone take a look at them?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y
  • suspects that Aer Lingus hired a none-too-smart advertising agency to do some astroturfing*

I can remember having see one of this guy's posts, and letting it be since Aer Lingus is a big company that'd indeed be worth checking out. Good catch seeing more than one of his posts and connecting the dots. I'm always surprised to see some of these big companies resorting to such tactics, but it becomes ever more common... :(

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 3, 2006 11:38 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

The moderators for Europe are Sam, Peter and Mim (her username is mimilus - err... is it still this one? I've lost track).

We'll have to wait for any one them come here and decide what to do with the posts.

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Mim is still going by mimulus (at least last time l saw her around threads!!)

I was a bit surprised at it aerlingus - but alarm bells started ringing when someone suggested buying flights to fly around IRELAND!!! What is the point plus aerlingus fly out of bigger hubs to major airports only!!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Ah, I just figured out the point behind these posts - this guy didn't link to the official Aer Lingus website (as I'd naively thought based on the URL), but instead to a stupid spam domain which is part of a larger "lonelyguide" spam website.

So, no blame on Aer Lingus, only on my own gullibility of taking a URL at face value. (And that while it was a .net domain; really, I should've known better.)

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 10y

Ok, posts have been removed. Thanks for the vigilance ;)

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

There's a TP member who goes by the name of "Purdy". She's been going around telling tales.

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

OI MIKEY

I really dont like what your insinuating........ Come out and say it are you calling me a snich???????????

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

OI MIKEY

I really dont like what your insinuating........ Come out and say it are you calling me a snich???????????

I think that's "snitch" and that's what he's insinuating!

If you want the latest user name for Mim - check the "started by" for the "Please read before posting here" thread stickied in Travel Companions. Today, Mademoiselle Mim is monkeymim.

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Some one stole the "t" out of my snich l swear usually l can spell!!!!