Wedding Fairs

What do you think of wedding fairs? Are you one of these people who go around to wedding fairs to get ideas on what to do for your wedding? Do you get ideas? Do you think they are worth it? Or do you get just as much information looking in magazines or on the internet? I want to know. I have been to some and they always seem very stifled affairs where the stall owners are standing around looking awkward and trying not to look out-of-place. There has only been one or two that I have attended as either an exhibitor or as a guest where it felt lively and jovial and made you feel like you actually wanted to be there. Most of the places have been offering last-minute deals to try to get you interested in going and offering a so-called knocked down price as they have been unable to get the interest they need from business. I personally find it irritating and feel that they should have asked me earlier than a couple of days before hand. Like I can drop everything and rush off to a show. I don’t think anybody can and fork out all that money for the privilege. Too much of a risk I believe.
Have you been to a wedding show? Let me know your attitude to them and what you get out of them? What do you, the public, think these shows could do better?

Tell a Friend

Well, we had some fun with the “tell a friend” facility on one of our websites yesterday. After a bit of detective work we found that someone had managed to utilise our free email service to tell other people about our products for their own devices! They had created a robot that sent out emails aka spam to all sorts of email addresses claiming it was from us but in reality it was from some dodgy website and plenty of bogus email accounts claiming you could make money by processing emails. What a cheek!
Once we found this we immediately go to work and installed a CAPTCHA system on it which has currently stopped it in its tracks. NO MORE SPAM!
So I advise all of you that have websites with self emailing systems to put something on it to make sure its a human and not a robot. You don’t want to get blacklisted. And keep a close eye on the email account that those emails are generated from. They can send out hundreds of emails a day. If you do find anything like this do report the email addresses to the email providers. They will investigate and shut down the email accounts and block the websites. Don’t make it easy for them.

Mayo’s gone signpost happy.

Has anyone else noticed all the signpost work going on? Just about every road junction has had umpteen posts put up waiting for sings to go on them. It’s bad enough when the council put out at least half a dozen temporary road signs either side of a bit of work they have done. Only to come along and put a permanent “temporary” road sign there as well. Yes you have read correctly. For example on one road near me there are eight temporary road work signs on one side and six on another not including the two permanent road signs declaring a temporary road surface. I mean what a unbelieveable waste of tax payers money. It’s bad enough that they peed all the money up the wall and are taking the rest from us and then come cribbing that they don’t have the budget to repair roads etc. Then to see then blowing loads of money putting up ridiculous road signs everywhere is just an insult to injury. There is so much road furniture along the roads now that you become blinded to everything.
Why couldn’t they put the money to proper use and repair the roads properly. And that means actually putting a road surface on the road not just a load of chippings and tar, that’s designed to stick to your car and not the road.
They should bring back the stocks to the market square again. Then we, the public, could put the so-called decision makers into them and really let them know what we think.
Also, can anyone tell me why that after spending a small fortune putting in massive change of speed signs at the edge of town they decided it was a good idea to put tape over them and move the change of speed to another pole fifty yards up the road just to encompass another road? Why was this not thought about before hand? We should get a tax refund off their salaries every time they do something like this. The council / government might then learn that they don’t have an endless supply of money.