Re: Awards and award attitude :(

by "Paul Rudolf" <paul(at)>

 Date:  Sat, 25 Sep 1999 11:56:55 -0700
 To:  "Thomas James Allen" <tjallen(at)>
 Cc:  <hwg-basics(at)>
  todo: View Thread, Original

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas James Allen <tjallen(at)>
To: Paul Rudolf <paul(at)>
Cc: hwg-basics(at) <hwg-basics(at)>
Date: Saturday, September 25, 1999 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: Awards and award attitude :(

>At 11:29 PM 9/24/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>In short, I'm appalled, or in my wife's words, "bullpucky"!
>You will find that, apart from the awards from major websites
>like yahoo or pc magazine, these "awards" are free for the taking.
>You apply, they give you the award, no questions asked. Sometimes they
>don't even visit your site.

Please, don't take me wrong!  I am not knocking All Award Sites, but the
attitude of a Marketing Company giving awards to pull users makes me want to
puke!  (sorry)

Also, when a site that promotes their awards on the premis of accessibility,
and a check with Bobby takes 5 minutes , and when their award member's site
is viewed with LYNX, and the first page is nothing but
[link][link][image][link]....  Even their award image doesn't show with
LYNX, except for [link].

>Note that they ask you to place their award image with a link to the
>award-giver's site. So it's nothing more than a link away from your site,
>to theirs, a method for taking your traffic away from you and delivering it
>to them. (Some may call this a scam!) It's free advertising for the
>award-giver, free cyber-space for them, free "eyeballs", free clicks,
>and all based on the vanity of the award "winner"
>who displays the (dubious) award.

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