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    wedding planners/photographers/vendors

    per the rules:
    Do not post advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation on "Aruba.com Community Forum". If you can answer a specific question by mentioning your business or website, or posting a URL thatís fine, but just posting your URL or any URLís not acceptable. Again this is not the area to post a link, encourage visitors to your website, or advertise your products.

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    well that is your opinion tropical1.
    i did not make the rules.

    i was asked to post it every so often.

    and, if you feel the answers are stupid on this forum you can give your answer.

    no one insults others here, that is another rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by tropical1 View Post
    "If you can answer a specific question by mentioning your business or website, or posting a URL thatís fine, but just posting your URL or any URLís not acceptable".

    That looks almost the same. You just give a stupid answer and can still promote your business.

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    the ENTIRE list of rules in the event you have a few minutes to read

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropical1 View Post
    "If you can answer a specific question by mentioning your business or website, or posting a URL thatís fine, but just posting your URL or any URLís not acceptable".

    That looks almost the same. You just give a stupid answer and can still promote your business.

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    Self Promoting

    Andrea I am sorry you have to deal with people like tropical. Unfortunately it looks like tropical is an Aruban vendor trying to pull off as he or she is a forum member or tourist. Those who love to help people are on this board to direct to answer the questions that are asked. Not to offer solutions that end up putting money in there pocket and having followers who believe in them.
    You go girl as we know that you, Lisa and many others on this forum speak from the heart...
    Last edited by Angela Munzenhofer; 07-02-2011 at 12:32 PM.
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    this whole Wedding site is problematic and Lisa and I spend hours doing the best we can do with the limited resources we have.

    it is unfortunate that some post with alleged motives that are self serving.

    there are those that are wonderful and helpful that truly want to help brides and grooms and then there are the deceitful others that are solely interested in either:

    a) being disrespectful
    b) self serving
    c) being helpful with subtle self serving motives
    d) all of the above.

    this is not a new problem.
    it has been ongoing for years.

    lisa and i, even when we are busy and away from our computers are always concerned about this whole category. to say it takes up a lot of our time is an understatement.

    we do the best we can do and appreciate your kind words.

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    I actually got a PM from that person who saw that thread I started about high rise versus low rise. they sent me a website for a wedding planner. I am assuming it is their site.

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    Thanks Gabby for sharing that with the board. Unfortunatly some know how to manipulate the forum and use it for there own behalf instead of answering and being helpful to those looking for a response that will serve them. I try my best at answering the members with what I know and with direct contact from what I have had as feed back from other bridal couples and my own experience. I was once there as all these bridal couples, I was new to Aruba and wedding destinations were not heard of. I planned my wedding on my own and it was stressful because I was new to the island and living here. So now I like to pinpoint the answers to help others to get their wedding perfect, no stress and to enjoy a blissful wedding in paradise no matter where it may be.. I am not the guardian angel for nothing, LOL
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    My stepdaughter still is thinking Aruba. And when I go in December, I will go around to a few places and check them out. But before I do, I'll make sure she's still thinking it. But I told her she needs to go herself and see for herself, though she trusts me to narrow it down. Once she decides where and if, then we'll take it from there. The only thing I may suggest on our own is the photographer because I've seen some beautiful photos here. but the wedding planner would probably be where she decides to do it. But since we're still in the "don't know what's going on" phase, lol, we'll take one step at a time since she doesn't know when except sometime in 2012.

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    Hi Andrea,

    I was sorry to read that the wedding site is a problem area, but I can certainly see why it is and also the time it must take up. You have your work cut out there, as we say. However, you and the team are certainly appreciated. I have learnt so much about Aruba since I joined this forum and I'm very thankful for that. I take some posts on the forum the way I take Tripadvisor.... In the same week, ten people will love their holiday and rate it five stars and one person will give it one star and say that they will never go there again????? the negatives on the wedding site are very few out of many good ones and some are self-serving with ulterior motives, some will have had a geuinely bad service. Unfortunately, such is life....perhaps we need to go back to the saying: 'If you've got nothing good to say about someone, then don't say anything at all' (or say it constructively) : ) Keep up the good work

    Re: about vendors Self promoting/unfair soliciting/ulterior motives...this can be seen a mile off, so therefore ignored by me .... However, if a post is congratulating the vendor for the service they've had then there's the promotion in itself right there and the replies from that vendor are warranted...... ; )
    Last edited by leighfrompoole; 08-04-2011 at 06:36 AM. Reason: missed off in first post

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    thanks!!
    Quote Originally Posted by leighfrompoole View Post
    Hi Andrea,

    I was sorry to read that the wedding site is a problem area, but I can certainly see why it is and also the time it must take up. You have your work cut out there, as we say. However, you and the team are certainly appreciated. I have learnt so much about Aruba since I joined this forum and I'm very thankful for that. I take some posts on the forum the way I take Tripadvisor.... In the same week, ten people will love their holiday and rate it five stars and one person will give it one star and say that they will never go there again????? the negatives on the wedding site are very few out of many good ones and some are self-serving with ulterior motives, some will have had a geuinely bad service. Unfortunately, such is life....perhaps we need to go back to the saying: 'If you've got nothing good to say about someone, then don't say anything at all' (or say it constructively) : ) Keep up the good work

    Re: about vendors Self promoting/unfair soliciting/ulterior motives...this can be seen a mile off, so therefore ignored by me .... However, if a post is congratulating the vendor for the service they've had then there's the promotion in itself right there and the replies from that vendor are warranted...... ; )

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