Taxi "spammers"?

Discussion in 'Questions, Announcements & Ideas' started by Gagravarr, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    Has anyone else noticed a sudden batch of new accounts signing up and posting very self-promotional stuff about their taxi firms, especially for airport transfers?

    I'm assuming we don't really want that sort of thing, but they seem to keep posting no matter how many times I hit the Report button on them. Unless it's me that's wrong, and they're actually fine and I shouldn't be reporting them?
     
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  2. Ian

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    I agree, either buy some advertising or bugger off!
     
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  3. tommyl

    tommyl Co-founder Staff Member

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    Thanks for flagging - I've been subject to some horrible internet connections while travelling (including now...) hence my slight negligence on the moderation front. I think the problem is now largely taken care of but will fully vet when I'm properly online.
     
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  4. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    Thanks Tom!

    Also, I'm sure that if you tell us where you're off to next, we can try to help you work out some better internet options :)
     
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    litefoot Active Member

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    There aren't many forums that are invulnerable to spammers. Part and parcel of forum life :)

    Regarding slow internet, I was sitting in Tiree airport on Sunday - a remote island off the west coast of Scotland - and the wifi speed was superb. So why is it that when I'm sat in Heathrow, the gateway to the UK and beyond, it goes at a snail's pace? Get with the program, Heathrow!
    The biggest airport in the UK should have wifi good enough to cope with high volumes of passengers.
     
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  6. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    In T5, I often end up on the Heathrow wifi with my Boingo credentials, or tethering my phone. The BA lounge wifi in T5 is normally too slow. I think it's a T5 thing - T3 is normally fine!

    My travel tips are: get free Boingo if you can with your Amex, and get a 3 PAYG sim for the 1p/mb data when roaming in quite a lot of countries you might go to
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Member

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    I thought you had to buy a 3 bundle to get the cheap roaming. I've done that before, well worthwhile, especially for the US.
     
  8. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    A waggish type might be minded to say that you're "helping out" by almost imitating one of them... ;-)
     
  10. GnarlyOldGoatDude

    GnarlyOldGoatDude Active Member

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    This.
     

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