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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some places to get free advertising. I'm looking for a few webmaster related sites or newsletters, preferrably that get lots of traffic or have a large member base.

    I would provide their link on my site under "free advertising sponsors" and a targeted by keyword free advertising on my new yahoo type search engine hoowoo.com (under construction) for any length of time agreed upon. It will actually have HooWoo? Webmasters as one of it's network sites and I anticipate alot of traffic for the type of site I plan to create. Lots of freebies for webmasters, etc.

    I'm offering free custom banners and logos in exchange for visitors signing up for 21 free offers I posted on my site http://hoowoo.com/freebies.html I'm trying to raise some fast money and you can read the reason at the site. So, they get a banner or logo for free, just spend 1/2-1 hour of their time and my fund gets a small amount of money for our cause.

    We are 1/3 of the way to our goal, but it has taken 3 weeks to get there. This service I am offering is a much sought after service, but nobody knows I'm offering it!

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

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    i hate people that make up somthing like that just to sell there services ;(

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    I sat here for a few hours and really, really thought about whether or not to reply to such a NOT THOUGHT OUT, RUDE, ARROGANT POST. Then I figure I'm one that just can't keep my mouth shut when someone online "types before they think"

    First of all Graeme THIS IS NOT MADE UP! THIS DID HAPPEN!! They were MY DOGS! I pray to God everyday that this didn't happen, that it was all a dream! But guess what. It's reality, which you seem to have no grasp on.

    Seems you are the type of person who reads typed letters and fails to recognize that there is a real live breathing person with feelings behind those words.

    I've been on the internet for enough years now that I have run into trolls by the millions compared to the hundreds of nice, honest helping people. I'm one of those nice, honest, helping people! I would and have gone above and beyond to help complete strangers I have met online and ENJOYED DOING IT!

    Just today, a woman requested a simple logo. I not only made her the logo, I made it in a smaller size she could use for banners AND made her an animated banner too. She was surprised at my kindness and generosity. It took me 4 hours of MY time and 1 hour or less of hers to sign up for free offers that I will make MAYBE $10 off of! And even though I spent my whole morning doing it when I could have been working on a high profit job, IT FELT GOOD to make her happy! To me that is the best payment in the world!

    You CHOOSE which one YOU want to be and it is YOU that is losing out on what the internet has to offer and all the wonderful people, should you choose the troll route. There is NO in between!


    I have nothing to prove to anyone, but if you'd like, I'll have my 11 year old son email you how it feels for him and his 4 year old sister to cry themselves to sleep for a month because they lost their two dogs! The telephone number for the reporter is on the new story, CALL HER and ask her why SHE wrote and published a "made up story" as you call it.


    My advice to you is to get a clue, get some maturity and least of all GET SOME COMPASSION!!!!

    I am truly sorry to anyone else here for this post, but I am so tired of the emails and posts I get telling me I'm a liar! As if our family hasn't suffered enough already!

    I had read through alot of the posts here and realized there were alot of younger people. But they all seemed to conduct themselves in a very mature, professional, helpful manner and that is why I posted here looking for advertising help. I am afraid I may have been wrong in my assumption. But as the old saying goes there's always one in the crowd...

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    Originally posted by Graeme
    i hate people that make up somthing like that just to sell there services ;(
    Why don't you think before you make just a STUPID comment.

    How in the world do you think somebody made up that story. the newspaper articles and everything.

    I myself just lost a pet and it is the worst feelings in the world. It is people like you that spoil everything in life for the rest of us kind and compassionate people.

    SHAME ONE YOU!!!
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    i didnt mean make it up i ment put somthing like that up so you could help sell your services but if you didnt do it for that then im sorry.

    I will make MAYBE $10 off of! And even though I spent my whole morning doing it when I could have been working on a high profit job, IT FELT GOOD to make her happy! To me that is the best payment in the world
    if you have a high profit job why on your site are you asking for donations ???


    <Edited by Graeme on 01-10-2001 at 09:31 AM>

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    From what I gather you did not make up that story, but you weren't responsible enough to keep your dogs out of trouble. Your dogs died (I would be sad if it happened to me) and now you're trying to profit from their deaths? I don't know about you, but I would keep my dogs out of freezing water.
    Also, Graeme said: "if you have a high profit job why on your site are you asking for donations ???" I have no idea how much a puppy costs ($500???), but I believe you can afford it. And you don't have to tell everyone your dogs died and ask for help.

    And remember:
    "It is better to have loved and lost, than never loved at all."
    I am worst off, since I don't have a dog.

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    This isn't on topic for this group, so this is my last reply.

    First of all, I didn't have my dogs in or near freezing water! They escaped their kennel and fell through the ice on a nearby lake! And when I called 911 they brushed me off!

    I was responsible enough to have healthy, happy dogs that had all their shots, etc. I had them in a kennel for 1/2 hour to 1 hour, not running around loose. They even had their license! How many dog owners actually do that? Is this NOT responsible? The dog officer even said she had never had 1 complaint about my animals and she knew we cared for them well!

    I am not PROFITING off of this. It is solely to obtain another pup for my children. When I said I make MAYBE $10 I meant in a donation amount!

    Let me clear things up here:

    I decided to surprise my children with a pup for christmas. They were so devastated and lonely after this happened. Because of the short time frame I had, between the accident and Christmas, I did not have the extra money to purchase ($500-$800) AND pay all the vet bills that involve having a pup (approximately $500 in the first 2 months) AND an extra $500 or so on hand in case he needed emergency treatment for anything. You don't just buy a dog and not think of what it may need in the near future.

    Like they say, the more money you make, the more you spend! Don't assume anything about anyone no matter how much money they make. If I could have afforded it, don't you think I would have just bought one?

    Because we didn't reach our goal in time for christmas, those who donated and recieved my services asked that I keep it going because they had donated FOR THAT SPECIFIC REASON. This is why the site is still up and I have added a $100 Gift certificate to the prizes!

    "I am worst off, since I don't have a dog" is NOT a true statement, you will learn this is you have a pet in the future and lose it or a child! Some treat pets as just that PETS. We treated ours like they were our children.

    Enough about this, I am disabling the email notification so I don't know if there were any replies and won't further clutter up this forum with off topic posts and a 20 questions and answer session

    And thanks to the poster "webmasterlane" for the post. It is the worst feeling in the world and there's not alot of people that realize that if they hadn't gone through it themselves AND been a compassionate person too.


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    Since there doesn't appear to be a Forum moderator around when you need one I'll go ahead and respond here on this forum.

    First, from one pet owner to another, my condolences. I understand the anguish and grief that can come from losing a loved pet - much less two.

    That said, I find your original post, and the Web site it is directed to, horribly crass. I CAN understand wanting to mitigate the grief of a such a loss by getting another dog. I CAN'T understand the blatent commercialism -

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    of either your post or your Web site. Your grief may be real but such a posting on this forum, or the upbeat, cutesie doggie logo, contest ridden Web site certainly prompts questions of credibility (at least in my mind).

    The questions in my mind are further heightened by your explaination:

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    I did not have the extra money to purchase ($500-$800) AND pay all the vet bills that involve having a pup (approximately $500 in the first 2 months) AND an extra $500 or so on hand
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    Jesus! Even if I put aside my instantaneous reaction of "WHO IN THE H*LL NEEDS A $800 DOG WHEN THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF MUTTS DYING IN POUNDS EVERY DAY!", I'd still be left wondering why If you don't have the money to buy the dog or pay for his original vet bills WHAT makes you think that you can afford his yearly vet bills? Or the cost if this dog gets into a mishap (as dogs are prone to do)? And this is the point where my belief is stretched beyond credibility. I feel for your grief, but the story and your explaination reek.

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    If I could have afforded it, don't you think I would have just bought one?
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    My point exactly - save a mutt and save the purebreds for when you can afford them.

    God speed in your recovery from grief.
    <Edited by mfarmerhi on 01-17-2001 at 06:41 PM>


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