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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5159 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting bentivogli

Two first-timers with the same recommendation? My my my, what a 'coincidence'

One of them has been registered since 2006, the other for a week. E.g. they didn't register purely with the purpose of making these posts. Neither recommended a specific property, but only a village, which was also already mentioned by BedouinLeo, so likely to be legitimate. I think flagging these two posts here was an overly hasty action.

bgyougurt: as mentioned, we do get a really large number of people registering on this forum purely for promotional activities, and this has the sad result that the first posts by people who start by answering questions (rather than asking their own) are looked at very suspiciously. By default all of your posts will just show up and won't need "review". It's just that to help combat spam, long-term members can "flag" a post for attention by a moderator/admin, temporarily hiding it from view until it's been looked at. In this case I think that whoever flagged them for review was slightly too trigger happy, and your replies since then will have proven the point - but unfortunately such a flag can't be taken back, so one of the admins, or a moderator for this specific forum (not me, unfortunately), will need to drop by before the flag will be removed (at which time your original post will show up again). Our apologies for the bad impression this'll have left with you. :(

12. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Is it spammy to ask what village and in what country they mentioned? No real solid reason to ask, just wondered. Thanks.
If its all to spamtangled, then just leave it.

13. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

@Leo: There's always the 'secret backdoor' to see a flagged post ==> try replying to it or quoting it, and you see the hidden text. Don't tell anyone :P

@Sander: you're right, it was overly hasty. Didn't check member registration date. I wasn't entirely sure about the spamminess of this one either, which is why I also posted a little remark in the thread. On the other hand, we don't very often get members who start posting only 'at the age of two', so mine was an understandable mistake to make.

Glad that's all cleared up now :)

14. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Sorry I dont understand all that look in the secret back door stuff. I'll leave it there as it is not important at all. Thanks.

15. Posted by bgyougurt (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

wow, what a discussion! Thank's for all the explanations. Now I understand that this huge misundesdanding is just because it was my first posting...From now on I won\t have those problems any more - I have few more posts
I subscribed for a travel helper for Bulgaria and in my profile I explain why, if someone want to know....that's why i'm answering, not asking! All the best to the travel gurus(hei, I keep mention members titles
I know that I wll become such one FINE day...

16. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Spam flags are removed and welcome to Travellerspoint! :)

I've always wanted to go skiing in Bansko. Heard there's a lot of development being done there (most parts of Bulgaria have their share, but apparently Bansko is really all out!). I've only ever made it to the area around Ravda, but maybe next trip

17. Posted by yonart (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I live in US and travel to Bulgaria almost every year. Unfortunately I don't ski but my sister is very good skier and she lives in Bulgaria. She has two favorite places to recommend for skiing: Austrian Alps and Borovets. I visited another ski resort Bansko and I think the city is overcrowded and over priced. Hotel prices in Borovets vary from $70 to $200 per night. If you know what you are looking for she can recommend couple of hotels. If you enjoy new experiences, have an open mind and are working with a smaller budget you will love Bulgarian resorts. Please let me know if you need more information.


18. Posted by tom.browns (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Bansko is Bulgaire's best resort. But you can't beat the european Alps. And this year you will get lots of bargins on ski hols eveywhere.

19. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

To quote some others here, you can also fly into Plovdiv in the winter. The distance between the resorts and Sofia/Plovdiv are about the same.
tom.browns, which European Alps resorts do you refer to? They cover many countries. And bargains there are a joke compared to Bulgarian prices. Where else can you get a weeks lift pass and ski hire for under €100 and a large beer for under 1/2 a €?

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