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    I keep seeing...

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Weaselword, Aug 21, 2007.

    ...advertisements for the WL Writers' Literary Agency on this site. Preditors and Editors has their little gang down as "strongly not recommended".

    I imagine this is probably some kind of google ads thing and the admins may not be able to change which ads are displayed, but I wanted to mention P&E's view of the WL WLA, in case anyone is thinking of submitting to them.
     
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    Good call, bringing this to the attention of the forums, but I'm afraid your right; admin has no control over the advertisements on the site.
     
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    i mentioned that already and got nowhere...
     
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    I really don't think there is anything Daniel can do about it, Maia. It's down to google ads, or whoever.
     
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    The ads are based on the actual site targeting their site to be displayed here or shown based on the topics relevance (writing).

    I don't think I can do much about it - however, I will look into it in more detail.
     
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    Okay, is this the link of the actual site?

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    http://www.wlwritersagency.com/
     
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    That be the one...
     
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    and it's one of the worst preyers on unwary newbies you can find on the net or anywhere... ranks down there with poetry.com...
     
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    Were you preyed upon, my love?
     
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    That bad, huh?
     
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    ...heck, no!... i've always been too much of a skeptic to fall for scams...
     
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    You? Skeptical? Who'd have thunk it!
     
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    The link to that site should no longer appear in any ads. I'm sorry it took so long to get it blocked.
     
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    That's great news. Thanks!
     
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    Oh, I didn't know that could be done with google ads.

    Thank you, Mr Admin!
     
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    Ye of little faith! The great and powerful Lpspider can do anything!
     
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    good work, lp!... thanks for not giving up on something that couldn't have been easy to accomplish...

    hugs, m
     
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    It actually was really easy. I just had to know how to do it.

    If anyone sees these advertisements be sure to let me know - cause they should be gone.
     
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    and that's one reason why you're our much-appreciated glorious leader, lp!
     
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    Lpspider,

    Great work and diligence on this! They are one of the worst with respect to preying on new writers.

    Terry
     
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    All Hail the Administrator!

    Easy enough, but I found it took a bit of time to get right.
     

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