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    Bad Monkey qetret's Avatar
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    I just got an email saying I`ve won a golden web award. ok I though, so I followed the link, and upon entering the site with its ghastly colours and poor layout, I relised that this wasnt something to be proud of. There are then many links to customised certificates etc. all of which cost in the region of 20 dollars. How many people here have had is this email?
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    The golden web award is worth very little. It's just a pointless banner that uglifies your site. For $10.00 I'll give you the drunken design award of the week

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    I realised that after going to the site. How about I give you 2 uk pounds

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    for 50p I'll let you make up your own award and post it on your site with a link to my site

    as a rule of thumb, if a celebrity gives you the awartd it's genuine, someone else.. pah! No way.




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    Originally posted by qetret
    I realised that after going to the site. How about I give you 2 uk pounds
    deal

    just pop this on your site and send me a cheque



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    Originally posted by aversion
    for 50p I'll let you make up your own award and post it on your site with a link to my site
    I'll do it for 100p.

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    Originally posted by Visionray
    Originally posted by aversion
    for 50p I'll let you make up your own award and post it on your site with a link to my site
    I'll do it for 100p.
    damn inflation rates

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    hey, I'll be soon collecting a bunch of these... want your site mentioned on my site?

    send me an e-mail.

    oh, and I charge $1.00 each

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    Originally posted by gerbick
    hey, I'll be soon collecting a bunch of these... want your site mentioned on my site?

    send me an e-mail.

    oh, and I charge $1.00 each
    what site

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    I don't understand why people aren't willing to pay me to have my site mentioned on their site...

    most of these 'awards' are just banner ads that get more click throughs


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    Originally posted by aversion
    I don't understand why people aren't willing to pay me to have my site mentioned on their site...

    most of these 'awards' are just banner ads that get more click throughs

    maybe your rates are just too high A

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    Originally posted by DigitalOne
    I know of only a couple respected link-up sites...
    http://www.coolhomepages.com
    Everyone tells me how great coolhomepages is... I think its a load of arse myself. They should get Jacob in there to solve the useability issues!

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    hehe here is my designmarathon "driven 2 design" award.
    Free for grab, but we might come around and take it away from your site if we think it's not worthy:





    Plus, this is the biggest so far. Biggest in size, biggest in respect and reputation, fame and glory. Also, biggest in being the cheapest. I don't charge anything.

    The web award market is owned by me now. muahahaha muddabumsas!

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    it's bigger than my site!


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    Originally posted by aversion
    it's bigger than my site!

    hmm seems like everything's bit bigger here then ?

    but yeah, it's so sexy that it can't be big enough I guess.


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    I don't know that particular site, however, nobody should charge you for an award that you won. If they do charge you, then, it's pretty obvious, they're just after your money and couldn't care less for your site. Hope this helps!

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    Originally posted by jamble7000
    The golden web award is worth very little. It's just a pointless banner that uglifies your site. For $10.00 I'll give you the drunken design award of the week
    Shouldn't you be working in ?? sorry £
    I'll have your druken design award I think I was drunk when I did this site!!

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    Even I've won a golden web award, now that's saying something... Yes I consider this a scam cause a few days/weeks after you win they send you countless messages like:

    -Get your award framed for $50
    -Get a trophy for $100
    -Get an edible copy of your award in case you and a team of brazilian rugby players survive a plane crash in the andes mountain and are forced to choose between eating each other or using the award for sustinance $500

    so I may have made the last one up, maybe

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    LOL!




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