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1. Posted by CarleneMilton (Budding Member, 3 posts) 8 Jan '13 22:38

hi there. I love this website so I decided to join. My name is Carlene and I love to travel to places, I am a writer and a photographer as well. Hope to hear some welcoming words from you. :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4402 posts) 8 Jan '13 23:49

Your profile seems to promote a certain company whose name I won't mention here. That company has over the past few weeks and months had various shill member accounts astroturf (spam) for it. Just a head's up that any mention of this company by you will lead to immediate flagging and action by moderators/admins. I hope you can contribute to the forum without going that way, in which case I'd like to welcome you here. :)

3. Posted by CarleneMilton (Budding Member, 3 posts) 9 Jan '13 00:10

No worries but I wonder how my company have various of member accounts here. This is actually my first time to join in a forum. Anyways, thanks for welcoming me in your forum. :)

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 9 Jan '13 00:27

Hi Carlene,

It's just that when one actively goes out of their way to include a promo for a company on their profile, we get more than a little suspicious. Especially if from that same ip address 41 weeks ago pure spam was posted to a blog... of the bot variety "Asking Assistance From the Experienced Florida DUI Attorney". These things in combination start smelling very much like an SEO company which in turn is exactly the kind of thing we are not keen on...

But other than that, welcome to Travellerspoint!

Sam

5. Posted by CarleneMilton (Budding Member, 3 posts) 9 Jan '13 00:33

I see. Sounds suspicious. What would a DUI Attorney do to a travel website? If I am the moderator, I would of course, flag accounts which are not related to my website. :)

6. Posted by jigarjagz (Budding Member, 36 posts) 9 Jan '13 04:17

Hi carlrnr..this is jigar frm Mumbai,india..wht do u think abt travelling to india

7. Posted by eldin (Budding Member, 9 posts) 9 Jan '13 06:56

HI ...
i am considering travelling around the world or just to a number of individual destinations.
NO firm plan, just joined and keen to explore whats out there in order to educate myself and decide what is the best way forward.

My general idea was something like 2 week travel to middle east, 2 weeks to asia/china, 1 weeks to australasia, 2-4 weeks in australia, 2-4 weeks NZ and pacific/Tahiti, 2-4 weeks weast coast, then 1-2 weeks east coast of america, then return back home.