Originally Posted by Boats
Thanks for that. It is very hard for us to keep on top of these scammers as a lot of the adverts look genuine on the surface and that is problem we have when accepting them so yes I use this forum and others to keep on top of it where I can. Any more suspect adverts please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will nuke them!
Happy 2008 all Rib.net users!
Boats and Outboards
Stephen - since you have recruited a team of free workers to identify the scam ads - perhaps you will have time to consider if the numerous "feature ads" are actually appropriate to the site... I don't go to B&O to find a new kitchen, a british standard, a metal detector or to win £500 in some competition. If the site can't pay for itself with the magazine, the premium rate phone line, legitiamite boating related "featured adverts", the adclicker ads (which my eyes filter out - although perhaps context sensitive google ads would be better) and the trade adverts etc then maybe you need to look at the business model? e.g. A nominal fee (even £1) to advertise would probably put off some of the scams.
If you won't get rid of the irrelevant adverts - can you atleast get the images to display properly - the "missing image X
" is almost as annoying as the ad itself.