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Old Jun 23rd 2004, 4:08 pm
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Hello peeps, I'm here as an Expat living in Spain, near Valencia.
I did belong to another board but I was given my marching orders, no thats not correct, I was booted off for not being willing to accept 'spam' email from the board Admin, they had/have a bee in their bonnets about rip off Estate agents, it was being hit on every forum they have on that site, then we were also being bombarded with emails about them. Because I sent an email back asking not to be included with amails about estate agents, the reply I got was' fine, we'll delete your account to stop you whinning'..!!! I sent them 3 emails back asking why they were being so bloody childish and they didnt bother to reply to one, So I'm best out of there and looking for a new home and new board to share information with... I hope this is the one..Smile
The other board??? -h**p://www.valenciaexpats.com but dont rush there, they only take on people who will accept the admin's views 100%
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Old Jun 23rd 2004, 4:59 pm
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Hello peeps, I'm here as an Expat living in Spain, near Valencia.
I did belong to another board but I was given my marching orders, no thats not correct, I was booted off for not being willing to accept 'spam' email from the board Admin, they had/have a bee in their bonnets about rip off Estate agents, it was being hit on every forum they have on that site, then we were also being bombarded with emails about them. Because I sent an email back asking not to be included with amails about estate agents, the reply I got was' fine, we'll delete your account to stop you whinning'..!!! I sent them 3 emails back asking why they were being so bloody childish and they didnt bother to reply to one, So I'm best out of there and looking for a new home and new board to share information with... I hope this is the one..Smile
The other board??? -h**p://www.valenciaexpats.com but dont rush there, they only take on people who will accept the admin's views 100%
What makes you think this forum is any different?

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Old Jun 23rd 2004, 5:19 pm
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Estate agents are the curse of living in Spain. There is no escaping them!

Where do you live? I used to live in Jesus Pobre.
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Estate agents are the curse of living in Spain. There is no escaping them!

Where do you live? I used to live in Jesus Pobre.
Jesus is also everywhere in Spain, I literally bumped into him when I had a car accident
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Old Jun 23rd 2004, 5:33 pm
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Originally posted by sibsie
Estate agents are the curse of living in Spain. There is no escaping them!

Where do you live? I used to live in Jesus Pobre.
I agree they are everywhere, but I dont want numerous emails telling me how mad they are, I read enough on every bloody forum they have there with the emails as well
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Old Jun 26th 2004, 9:54 am
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Originally posted by Alan.J
Hello peeps, I'm here as an Expat living in Spain, near Valencia.
I did belong to another board but I was given my marching orders, no thats not correct, I was booted off for not being willing to accept 'spam' email from the board Admin, they had/have a bee in their bonnets about rip off Estate agents, it was being hit on every forum they have on that site, then we were also being bombarded with emails about them. Because I sent an email back asking not to be included with amails about estate agents, the reply I got was' fine, we'll delete your account to stop you whinning'..!!! I sent them 3 emails back asking why they were being so bloody childish and they didnt bother to reply to one, So I'm best out of there and looking for a new home and new board to share information with... I hope this is the one..Smile
The other board??? -h**p://www.valenciaexpats.com but dont rush there, they only take on people who will accept the admin's views 100%
Got to say I tried that site and found it OK didn't get any emails about agents,but must admit do prefer this one.
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Old Jul 5th 2004, 12:14 am
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what's the deal with all the estate agents in spain? I couldn't believe the Alicante airport when I was on the Costa Blanca last month -- I thought I had somehow been diverted to a real estate expo instead of an arrivals terminal. I guess buying a home in Spain is the "in" thing for well-to-do Brits? (must be what all those buy-to-let flats in London are paying for...)
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Old Jul 5th 2004, 6:58 am
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Hello peeps, I'm here as an Expat living in Spain, near Valencia.
I did belong to another board but I was given my marching orders, no thats not correct, I was booted off for not being willing to accept 'spam' email from the board Admin, they had/have a bee in their bonnets about rip off Estate agents, it was being hit on every forum they have on that site, then we were also being bombarded with emails about them. Because I sent an email back asking not to be included with amails about estate agents, the reply I got was' fine, we'll delete your account to stop you whinning'..!!! I sent them 3 emails back asking why they were being so bloody childish and they didnt bother to reply to one, So I'm best out of there and looking for a new home and new board to share information with... I hope this is the one..Smile
The other board??? -h**p://www.valenciaexpats.com but dont rush there, they only take on people who will accept the admin's views 100%

I had to beg to be removed from their list - don't know if they did it - but I think they finally banned me
They were altering my posts and those of others of us who were members of an MSN board the administrators had taken a dislike to

All we did was voice opinions.......................
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If you subscribe to a forum and agree to receive mailings it is hardly fair to refer to them as spam, unless of course they refuse to remove you from their list. I don't suppose the forum software even allows selective bulk emailing so it has to be sent to either all or nobody. If you didn't want to receive the mailings the easiest way was to either leave the forum or create an email account specifically to register there. You don't really think that a forum operator will create a personalised mailshot for each user ? There again, perhaps you do.

As for nonsense about taking on views most forum operators delete or edit messages. Spanish Surviving has masses of -this message has been deleted by the forum administrators- or whatever the wording is, Idealspain.com has lots of missing messages. If you don't believe it compare google search In Cache with the actual pages (try this url http://www.google.es/search?q=115660...UTF-8&filter=0).

You could say a forum was someones business site and just like an estate agent, plumber or ebay for that matter will control what is said on their website, why shouldn't anyone else.

I could go on for ages but wont bother because people like [deleted] will always win. (Most normal people can spot the troublemakers a mile off)

Sometimes it is probably worth a forum operator banning someone or being rude to them because people with big mouths are excellent for giving free publicity to a site. It must save forum operators hours going around finding places to create publicity.

The Spanish have a saying "Lo toma o lo deja".

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Old Jul 7th 2004, 12:11 pm
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Very interesting message threads especially the comments about being the in thing for well to do Brits.

There seem to be many think themselves middleclass (especially women) who have little or nothing to do all day except wander around churning shite. This one said, that one said. Just a modern day version of over the fence gossip with a bigger audience.

Even the workingclass Brits have 100,000 equity in the house in Brit, sell it and buy outright in Spain thinking\\\\\\\\knowing they are kings which they are for a while until they realise the reality of earning a living when the funds run out. There are plenty of them that now think they are middleclass.
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Old Jul 7th 2004, 12:28 pm
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Chris you talk absolute shite yourself!
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Old Jul 7th 2004, 12:33 pm
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Chris you talk absolute shite yourself!

thanks Georgia - I thought it was just me who thought that - but didn't want to upset a newbie.

do you know him from somewhere??

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Old Jul 7th 2004, 12:52 pm
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His opinions and comments sound very familiar to me..... and here for good is someone who posted on the "lousy expat forum" that the guy who started this thread mentioned
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Old Jul 7th 2004, 12:57 pm
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His opinions and comments sound very familiar to me..... and here for good is someone who posted on the "lousy expat forum" that the guy who started this thread mentioned

yes...... I remember here4ever


seems to be a variation on a theme

what upset me about that site is not that posts could be deleted - but they were actually copying & pasting posts of mine from another forum and trying to add them to my posts without my knowledge - and for all I know are still using my nic to stir things up
I assume I have been banned since I can no longer get in there - although I do know all my old posts are still there

I actually thought it was a really useful, and sometimes fun, site

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Old Jul 7th 2004, 2:07 pm
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I agree it has some good information on it, its just a shame that other stuff has got in the way, and also not good to copy and paste peoples messages, I know someone else that has happened too.Could always visit an internet cafe to have a look, hear there is one in Betera
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