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    Posted: 20 Jan 13 at 12:22am
Do Y&Y know they are spamming us with an unfeasibly profitable container-buying scam?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furtive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 13 at 2:25am
It was a "news" story on the front page a few days ago, so I suspect that they do...
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This story? Does seem exceptionally dodgy
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 13 at 3:49pm
This is a legitimate advertiser. We do have a variety of different companies, from time to time, with banner adverts and press releases on the site. Most are sailing-related I know.
All this advertising then pays for the site to keep going, hurrah!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 13 at 4:41pm
Yeah but on the site and in my email are subtly different...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 13 at 7:02pm
Entirely understood that the advertising is needed to run the site, but a little bit of searching brings up a lot of suspicion and "go careful" articles like this
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MikeBz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 13 at 6:12pm
Originally posted by MerlinMags

This is a legitimate advertiser. We do have a variety of different companies, from time to time, with banner adverts and press releases on the site. Most are sailing-related I know.
All this advertising then pays for the site to keep going, hurrah!
 
I perfectly understand that advertisers pay for the site, but to my knowledge it's the first time I've been emailed an advertisement (of arguably dubious integrity).  I have my settings set to "Receive emails from Yachts and Yachting" but if this means I will receive emails whose purpose is purely to propagate 3rd party adverts then I will switch the option off (which I don't really want to do).
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MerlinMags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 13 at 6:23pm
In your forum settings you should see two tickboxes - mail from Y&Y, and mail from 3rd parties. The usual sort of thing.
 
There ought to have been some 'unsubscribe' details at the bottom of the email too. I'm sorry if that was not clear.
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Mine is and always has been set to NO for third parties, and i got the message twice
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MikeBz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 13 at 11:14pm
Mine is and always has been set to 'no' for email from 3rd parties. I'm guessing this was a one-off error/bug as it is the first time it's happened.
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