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PostSubject: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   28/03/17, 05:49 pm

I have today been following links to Top Sites and other people's Afilliate links.  It's unbelievable how many people set these up and simply don't do a routine check on the boards they are linking to.

In a very short while, I found 5 Topsites where 50% to 75% of the boards advertising on them were either closed down or pointing to an obvious advertisment page.

It was the same with some people's afilliates section or marquees.

It takes only a short while to nip through checking which are still active, which have moved on and which are dead.  I simply can't understand why people don't do this.

If one doesn't do this then the Top Sites and Afilliates become a mess and I personally don't think it's fair to people that are visiting the sites only to get a dead board.

The other thing about Top Sites is, that if there are zero votes for a site then they have either moved, closed or haven't got the button added.  Why should they be allowed to advertise without giving a link back.  How can anyone hope to build up a decent Top Site if it isn't looked after.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   29/03/17, 04:37 am

I hear what you are saying Sandy but sadly most people are more interested in getting votes and couldn't care less how they get them. You and I have seen plenty of that happening elsewhere.

As for keeping it all neatly and organised; quote me if I'm wrong here but aren't most Top Sites run on a voluntarily basis?

I'll be the first to admit this time round I'm guilty as I have not had the time to put the code in and get my voting button on my board.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   29/03/17, 12:31 pm

Top sites are owned by an individual just as a board is.  I can't understand people wanting to run a top site but not keep it quality instead of quantity.

I mean would you let your marquee have dozens of board links and not check every so often to make sure they were still active?  I don't think you would.

If no one watches their top site then people just add spam links to it just the same as an unwatched board would get spam posts.

I used to keep an eye on the Yuku top site for Chris and deactivate dead boards.  I never deleted them in case the owner started up the board again, that way they still kept their votes.  What I found there though was that there were so many mba boards that I couldn't get into to check to see if they were still active.  So I would just send Chris a list of those and she would check them and tell me if they were active or not.

It's because of all the work doing that, that I wont afilliate with mba boards.

I also see it pointless when people join a top site only to not put the button on.  If the top site grows large as did Chris' one then they are pages back.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   30/03/17, 03:15 am

Oh I fully agree with you and because I know how much work you've had in the past, I for one would not have the time to keep one going neatly as I too would be monitoring it like you do.

I also fully agree with you about MBA boards. Yes I do understand people wanting to keep certain sections private, but to have the whole board set to mba defeats the purpose of ever gaining new members.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   31/03/17, 09:08 pm

I have removed some but, not all. There are some that are closed for maintenance but, that was a couple of weeks ago and I should be removing them if they're still closed.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   31/03/17, 11:17 pm

Oh did you have some dead ones as well.

I hadn't had a play with your affiliates.  But I did come across a Top Site that had 3 pages full of links, and most of them spam or dead links.  I felt sorry for the genuine ones advertising in good faith on there.

I don't know if you are advertising on that top site.  It's called Blue something or other.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   01/04/17, 05:05 pm

See and this is where I am lazy and don't bother to set up my own. I'd rather just put mine on Sandy's hahahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   01/04/17, 05:11 pm

You lazy marebag, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   01/04/17, 05:33 pm

I feel good .... tada tada tada Smile I feel good ..... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Top Sites & Afilliates Marquees   01/04/17, 06:08 pm

Rofl. You are also a pranny.

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