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  • #17007
    admin
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        • Practcally Cretan
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        Cretan Aggro jinx gets us labelled "Brats in Crete"

        So an e-mail popped up in the in-box the other day by a disgruntled member of this forum.

        Paraphrasing here it said something along the lines of:  "Was I aware that Brits in Crete, is now known as "Brats in Crete" because of the property threads on a certain company? Shouldn’t I be worried about the effect."

        No is the short answer.

        I am not concerned.

        As  I indicated in my reply, I would be concerned only if no one was talking about Brits in Crete.

        Hey ho, BritsinCrete  and me personally have been called everything under the sun by others in Crete over my online activities …

        As for adding one more label … if it has to be "brats in crete", how can I stop it? 

        So be it. ;D

        Edited:highlight brats in crete

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        #17297
        Anonymous
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            26232A2E29470 wrote: "Was I aware that Brits in Crete, is now known as "Brats in Crete" because of the property threads on a certain company? Shouldn’t I be worried about the effect."

            No is the short answer.
            I am not concerned.

            Dare I be brave and suggest that perhaps you should be concerned.

            1) You should be concerned because the thread Cretan Aggro is a thinly disguised attack on a particular company (the clue is in the thread title).

            2) The company being attacked is listed under "Recommended Estate Agents" on the main BIC site.

            3) The company also supports this site with paid advertising.

            From the posts made in the thread the least you need to do is consider the companies inclusion in the list of recommended estate agents and your possible future loss of advertising revenue.

            John

            PS The statement from Boot Sale, "I do not go by other users name have no need to" should go in the joke section. It made me laugh more than any of Kens jokes!

            #17505
            Topdriller
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                I applaud Gerald on this one.

                It would be a pretty sad forum if the owner of the Brits in Crete site censored / blocked / banned comments just because they might offend an advertiser.

                In point of fact, the adverts are directed towards those who use the site and since most of them probably read or contribute to the forum it would be self defeating if Gerald blocked any or all comments that might offend one or more of its advertisers.

                What’s more, tales of personal experience (good or bad) are arguably more important to the discerning buyer than adverts placed on this site.

                I’d only add that any advertiser who did feel "picked on" by comments on this forum could remedy the situation by providing an improved service to its erstwhile clients.

                Jon

                #17649
                eranim
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                    Agree whole heartedly – Keep up the good work

                    #17755
                    latsida
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                        Agree Topdriller, but how do we know if some of the posters are just trying to make mischief some comments on other fora have been slanderous in the past.
                        The slanging match was going on elsewhere and when BIC came back on line they just came here and referenced back to the other place to get more coverage.
                        things are not always as they seem 8-)

                        #17832
                        Topdriller
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                            That’s the penalty we all pay for freedom of speech. The old adage I might not agree with what you say but I defend your right to say it comes to mind here.

                            And as RIC said, the comments made were pretty transparent.

                            Jon

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                                I think that, maybe, you are missing the main point of my first post which was:

                                445F55160 wrote:
                                2) The company being attacked is listed under "Recommended Estate Agents" on the main BIC site.

                                Now if, and in my mind it is a big if, the comments in the thread are valid then Admin needs to consider if they should continue to be "recommended". To continue recommending a company which posters are saying are a load of rogues jeopardises the integrity of the whole site. Admin says it is not concerned. If I were them I would be.

                                I would also be interested to learn how a company gets to be recommended. Is it on the basis of satisfied customers or the fact that they pay to advertise? If it is the second then the recommendation, in my opinion, is worthless.

                                Admin said "I would be concerned only if no one was talking about Brits in Crete." On that basis then the company being attacked should be gratefull for the publicity! Somehow I doubt that they are.

                                John

                                Edited to correct crap spelling!

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                                boot sale
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                                    They say the best form of defence is to attack, some posters are doing that they never want to put their point of view intelligently.
                                    Or they say you missed my point of view, but if it adds nothing to a discussion or means nothing to the forum accept that this time your banter is going to be excluded.
                                    We are all adults here lets do the adult thing and stop
                                    the unnecessary bitterness, Iam not name calling so let discuss the thread yes! I know it can be difficult.
                                    When I post on to the forum Iam attacked straight away
                                    you need only to look at other individuals comments about me don’t that give you a clue!. Please tell me "Why" is it "Maybe" because could it be the truth hurts these people, if anyone one can tell me why I want to lie then throw down the glove, But we have to include the others who maybe but who are not mischief makers.
                                    Some may not realise the of  pain others and some may not care,but when it brings a man down on to his knees, feels shame that because of the greed of some he feels he as let his family down "but" the time has to come when enough is enough.          

                                    #17985
                                    Ken1
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                                        Hi boot sale,
                                        Just my thoughts on the matter.If you are going to buy a house here you need to research well in advance as just like in the UK you can be ripped off.

                                        I also agree with John ( RIC ) about a site being advertised on this forum that sounds like it is disreputable.
                                        Ken.

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                                        boot sale
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                                            Hi Ken 1
                                            Yes of course we looked into moving to Greece for 3 years, all I can say these people are very good so well rehearsed,
                                            please read one or two other threads you should get some idea regarding how they work they are good very good.
                                            In about the year 1976 I think, this about agents,builders and solicitor’s working together in the UK.
                                            I bought a house a in Axbridge Somerset I put down a 25 or 50 pound deposit on a new build house the new house was valued at just under 16.000 pounds, what Iam saying with the three working together "no" problem may be there was a fiddle between the 3 but all was good no problems.
                                            Maybe Iam waffling a little, but Iam trying to answer is your question to the rip off in the UK from 1976 in that time to date I have bought and sold 4 houses but what you are really asking did we leave our brains on the plane ok may be some.
                                            We know of 10 couples to date that also dealt with the same company they also had problems and some still have on going problems.
                                            About the site being advertised on BIC, well if people see the advert then read the problems could be good, good thing. (Pass the buck time time)
                                            Trading standards Hmm here "not" been how can you say with not insulting the Greeks, not up to UK standards
                                            they have do have similar here called INKA based in Athens these will start court proceedings on your behalf.   

                                               

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