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to be a bit peed off with companies abusing Local Events listings with, what are basically adverts

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MarysBeard Wed 20-Jun-12 14:36:10

I have just reported two - one has listed the event date as all year so that it always appears at the top of the local events listings. Another was a course that started in April, so while it continued until July you could not actually sign up and participate now, so really it is no longer relevant.

These listings prevent genuine one off events being shown on the front page, so whenever the local user is on Talk or other areas of the site, without having to click on the events page.

ChaosIsTrulyEmphatic Wed 20-Jun-12 14:38:27

Tell MNHQ, they're really harsh atm. They'll whup some arses.


ripsishere Wed 20-Jun-12 14:59:37

YANBU. Our local one always has a redcross first aid course advertised.

MarysBeard Wed 20-Jun-12 15:01:15

That's one of the ones I've reported, ripsishere.

ripsishere Wed 20-Jun-12 15:02:16

I wondered about that, whether I was being a bit harsh. Are you where I am?
Do you have the baby races as the next listing?

MarysBeard Wed 20-Jun-12 15:32:21

No, so I think they must do it in more than one area - even more reason to report.

ripsishere Thu 21-Jun-12 07:06:04

Ok, did you get a response from HQ? TBH, if that advert went there would be nothing left to do!

MarysBeard Fri 22-Jun-12 17:44:17

Ours has gone and they e-mailed me to say they had removed it. Yey!

ripsishere Fri 22-Jun-12 17:45:59

Ooh, I'll crack on and report ours too. There won't be anything left but it is the principal and I am a bloody misery.

Liz1108 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:59:53

just joined mumsnet, how do i find the local events listings for colchester, essex please?

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