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  1. As with posts in the forums, hit the 'report' button below any classified adverts that you feel breach the Terms and Conditions in order to alert a moderator. We are very grateful to Shetlink users for helping us keep an eye the ads.
  2. Hit the 'report' button below any posts that you feel breach the Terms and Conditions to alert a moderator.
  3. Account closed, as requested
  4. Town, quit spamming this thread.
  5. ** admin edit - we've split off the 'sexism vs. trad' discussion from the 'Viking is Edinburgh' thread. We might do a bit more tidying up of the various UHA threads over the next peerie while as there's been quite a few on the go **
  6. Hi mogling The easiest thing for your friend to do is search their email inbox for the registration confirmation email from Shetlink. That'll contain their username, and if they can't remember their password (we don't have access to passwords) they can request a new one at the login screen. Hope that helps!
  7. Hi all A quick way to get admin attention is to hit 'report post' or send a PM to this admin profile. A PM has been sent re: the request above Cheers Admin
  8. Looks like the certificate didn't kick in again! All fixed. Nothing to see here.
  9. And there's a thread on the Windhoose here - https://www.shetlink.com/index.php?/topic/368-windhouse-yell/
  10. www.shapingstaneyhill.com Opinions to be sought on new Staney Hill houses (Shetland Times) A chance to help ‘Shaping Staney Hill’ (Shetland News) Between 250 and 400 new houses proposed. What's your views?
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    Dairy could fold if support doesn’t pick up (from www.shetnews.co.uk)
  12. And the winner of the Shetlink Godwin's Law Award for Nazi Comparison goes to: Extra points were earned for: disproportionateness; superfluousness; no attempt to explain the analogy; factual inaccuracies; nonspecific accusations of abuse of position
  13. Saw this photo album by Craig Mann - When Star Wars meets offshore life - and it reminded us of this classic thread - there's some cracking posts here from a few years back! -
  14. Review speed bumps after a year, community councillor urges (Shetland Times)
  15. Hi Joanne. If you click on your name in the top right of the screen there's a window that should appear with options including 'content I follow' where you can deselect anything you've subscribed to.
  16. As if by magic, the two accounts have been merged - and your new email address is the account login. You might need to go back and request a change of password at the login screen next time you're back. Cheers!
  17. Hi djroddym There's nothing in your account settings at the Shetlink end that would account for the problem you describe but if we've picked you up correctly it sounds like your email client (gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc) has automatically flagged emails from Shetlink as spam. If that's the case then you'll need to let your email client know that Shetlink emails aren't spam. How to do this will vary but try going into your spam email folder, select a Shetlink email and mark it as 'not spam' If that doesn't work then please provide some more detail so we can look into it: Which emails are you referring to?What do you mean by 'Shetlink keeps saying'? Is it an error message? And if so when / under which circumstances does it appear?By 'they wont send me emails' do you mean Shetlink won't send emails?Cheers Admin team
  18. Locking this duplicate thread. Head over to https://www.shetlink.com/index.php?/topic/8870-alistair-carmichael-memo-leak-and-inquiry-should-he-resign/
  19. Duplicate topic locked - please head over to this thread which also includes a poll -> https://www.shetlink.com/index.php?/topic/8870-alistair-carmichael-should-resign-petition/
  20. Hi battery We've had a look and can't see anything untoward with your account. Can you explain what you mean by 'locked'? Cheers
  21. I suspect that in the vast majority of cases, they only get paid if someone clicks on them.. It's a combination of the two. For every advert displayed (referred to as an 'impression') advertisers pay a tiny amount, usually small fractions of a penny. When an advert is clicked, they pay out more, sometimes as much as a penny! The bulk of the advertising revenue on Shetlink comes from impressions though. However, the banner ads on their own wouldn't cover running costs as we try to keep the banners to a minimum (and we don't use popups or allow gambling or adult content which are by far the biggest payers) - the shortfall is made up by donations and the 'high value' paid for classifieds categories such as accommodation for sale/rent. It is indeed the case that 'the internet' has to be paid for at some point and there's only two main practical models that have emerged - advertising revenue and paid for subscription services, but advertising is the dominant model. Shetlink is quite an expensive website to run due to the storage requirements (for example, the database contains many 1000s of forum posts going back almost 9 years) and the bandwidth required to serve up many 1000s of page views each day. Whilst 'targeted' advertising can be a bit disconcerting (such as when an advert appears on one website related to content you've viewed on another website) it is perhaps not as 'big brother' as could be assumed. Targeted advertising happens because your browser stores information on your own computer about sites you've visited (in small files called 'cookies' that contain non-personally identifiable information), rather than the data being held on a central server somewhere. The ads are targeted by using the data held in the cookies. If you're seeing targeted adverts on Shetlink it's because the sites you've visited have allowed the advertisers to have access to their cookies - Shetlink doesn't 'know' which sites you've visited and we have no information regarding who sees which adverts. And we don't collect much in the way of visitor data beyond some top level statistics - certainly nothing personal or identifiable. We're quite good like that Cookies are generally helpful peerie fellows that enable some functions such as allowing you to be automatically logged in each time you visit a website, remembering which pages in the website you've visited, posts since your last visit to a forum, shopping cart functions, your Amazon Wishlist etc. You may have noticed in recent years that many websites will let you know that the website uses 'cookies' and you can elect to refuse them if you are concerned about privacy. You can see which cookies are stored by your browser, and delete or refuse them, in the preferences/settings of your browser. Shetlink's policy on cookies is in the T&Cs. To cut a long story short, the admin team are grateful for visitors accepting the necessity of adverts - it's the most straightforward (and free!) way to support Shetlink.
  22. "Just weren't interested" wasn't the case - quite the opposite in fact. In response to requests from you and other local advertisers we developed a system to allow businesses to administer their own banner adverts - https://www.shetlink.com/index.php?/classifieds/category/35-trades-commercial/
  23. As with most privately run websites, advertising revenue is the income stream that allows us to provide Shetlink as a principally free service to users. No advertising revenue = no way to pay for server space, bandwidth, software licenses or development costs = no Shetlink. Simple as. Please bear that in mind when using, or advocating the use of, ad blockers.
  24. *** mod edit - a recent post, together with all subsequent replies, has been deleted from this thread for breach of T&Cs ***
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