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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 6y

sandy456 has indicated that this thread is about England

London's most useful websites:

I'm searching for links to popular "London/UK" websites for:

-Message boards/forums, (related to English teaching like Eslcafe dot com but for London)
-Classifieds, listings, service advertisements, and English teaching job postings (i.e loquo (spain), gumtree, craigslist, adzooks, etc...)
-Rideshare (collection of posts, listings), where locals drive passengers to/from destinations for ridiciloulsy low prices, or in exchange for good conversation (i.e. freewheelers).
-Gay personals/message sites, like gaydar, and gayromeo ( but specifically for London, or UK)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4429 posts) 6y

Before anyone spends a whole lot of time and effort on answering this question, it should be noted that "sandy" has a long history of asking very similar sounding questions on a very large number of websites (each under a different username), while never contributing back to any other threads. Several of those messages have contained "slip of the tongue" phrases which make it appear as if the questions are posted on (paid?) assignment.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 19, 2008, at 9:33 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 6y

Nonsense! Do a google search (in quotations) of this thread's title to see IF or IF NOT i have answered to it. And your outrageous accusation that I am being paid to post forum topics is both ridicilous, and unproven.

It's just a question. If you don't want to help, fine.

And if you don't want my posts on this forum, that's fine too. I will delete it from my bookmarks.

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4429 posts) 6y

Google currently lists this exact same question on flyertalk.com, britishexpats.com and virtualtourist.com. It's already been deleted at virtualtourist, and the people at flyertalk were referencing others to your history of similar threads before a moderator closed the thread and you were suspended. (Apparently there you are a teacher? Interesting...)

5. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 6y

Yes, and this all proves what?

That I like to use multiple websites to ask the same question. Is that a crime in your eyes?

6. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 6y

Quoting sandy456

Yes, and this all proves what?

That I like to use multiple websites to ask the same question. Is that a crime in your eyes?

It proves you have a history of suspicious postings, not only here, but on other websites as well. Suspicious enough that you have been deleted and membership(s) suspended. As for doing searches - each time a new "Sandy456" thread appears, TP Moderators, and members alike, tend to google your activity because the posting style never changes. I know I googled you earlier today when I saw you had returned to TP. As Sander has stated, you post, contribute nothing in return and aren't even curteous enough to thank the members who have taken time to respond. With all the information you have gleaned from TP, I'm sure your book, articles, and/or website are doing quite well without having had to research anything yourself.

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4429 posts) 6y

I'm not trying to "prove" anything. I don't know what the deal is with what you're doing, and I don't quite care enough to spend the resources trying to find out. So I'm merely informing readers of this thread, who might based upon the available information not want to spend a whole lot of time answering your questions. (I know that others have felt "cheated" by you in the past after spending literally hours trying to be helpful.)
In the unlikely case you really are just an innocent traveller, I'm also still trying to make you see that something in what you're doing isn't 'right'. You only 'take' from the forums you post to, and never contribute. (The content of your starting posts doesn't count as contributing. Answering actual questions by members who aren't you, in threads you didn't start, is contributing.)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 19, 2008, at 11:31 AM by Sander ]

8. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 6y

I highly doubt anyone spent hours googling information for me. My questions ask for personal knowledge, not something I can research on my own.

The kind of answers I'm looking for are of the variety that come to mind, or don't. In the case of the latter, I don't expect a response.

And to assume only posters who answer questions are allowed to ask questions sounds ridicilous, as not everyone on these forums has the time to moderate, or google poster's topics to see if they're worth answering.

Some of us just need to ask an emergency question, soak up the knowledge, and move on. That's not unreasonable.

If you're going to make up stories about how I'm a fake, commercial travel writer using forums to make a book without any proof, and then smear my name' then it's better if I don't post here at all.

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 6y

Quoting Sander

I know that others have felt "cheated" by you in the past...

That's the crux of it. Sandy is taking advantage of people's good will and giving 0 in return. We've lived and learned.

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3535 posts) 6y

Guys

Can l ask that you refrain from posting - it is all off topic. Sorry for have to play the moderator here as l totally understand what you are saying but, l have asked Sams advice of what to do on this thread, in the meantime should someone wish to post weblinks in London please do so otherwise maybe the best place to look would be the wonderful TP Wiki?

Thanks

Heather