The Raven Mailbag
A group of travellers are out there, somewhere, with Le Enchanteur, roaming unchartered territory, in parts unknown. The mail here is from them.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WITH MY E-MAIL...and finally give up./ I want to enter trading treasures blog. Could you please put me in so I will start posting some of my tradeables. Love you and miss all your energy . Jane
Sunday, March 26, 2006
New Idea - Hermitage Publications Trading Room
For details see:
- click on the above link to go there.
Most of you are already members of this blog,
but if you would like an invitation, let me or Heather know,
Imogen Crest - Hermit
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Ad-cent-less - a follow-up to Adsenseless and sensibility
It seems I am not alone. A dear friend who runs a wonderful website and support groups for an orphan disease (very like mine) has now also been defrauded of what should have been earnings on advertising, earnings badly needed to help this retired widower run this site (
Bilked by people who parade themselves around as some sort of champion of the common man. They had done the same to me some months ago, the article is archived here,
Their tactic is to recruit you, collect up revenue from advertisers and then cancel your account and take you earnings themselves. We've been robbed, friends, pure and simple, and I haven't a clue where we can find any justice. So far I haven't one contact with any different experience, so Google is just making one hell of a profit from all this. Meanwhile we support the websites, and blogs which we keep interesting enough to provide their advertisers with foot traffic. It is a crime, and devastating to someone just trying to earn a bit extra and keep websites viable. They take full advantage of people who want badly to be part of the earning public, especially crucial when you live in a society which counts the marginal population as losers, no matter what the circumstances. The reward for these efforts is to be taken advantage of.
The advertisers have sued once successfully (
It is plain that reading article after article on the web regarding these tactics that the practice is commonplace, most particularly among the people who earn less than one hundred dollars a month. The big earners tend to get paid. Those of course would also be the people who might afford lawyers to bring litigation forward. The people being victimised by this practice are the small earners who work from home, quite often because of disability or homemakers needing the added income. It is not the casinos and porn cites that are being accused of fraud. Google takes advantage of the small website owner because they cannot fight back, and it will satisfy the powers that bee, because on paper it looks like Google is doing something to fix the problem of fraudulent clicks, they are trying to keep future litigation from starting up, and the ones they have lost looking for all the world as though they are "dealing with it".
Would their advertisers like it much if they knew that much needed earnings were being taken from people already being run into the ground by a marginal existence, or the charitable efforts of people like my friend who runs the website in the memory of his late wife who died of PSP? It is devastating to have accusations hurled at you that you've been a fraud and your accounts have been closed and your earnings confiscated without any benefit of recourse. Letters are not answered. I have sent them out routinely over the past couple of months and there have been no replies. I suspect as my other friends near the amount that a cheque should be sent with their earnings they will find themselves also being accused of a crime and monies confiscated by Google, judge, jury and executioner. I feel horrible that I suggested it, I did so in good faith. Faith, as my father often reminded me, belongs in church. He was so right. In future I will not suggest anything for which I have not already been paid (cheque cleared the bank).
To date no successful litigation or even an investigation into these practices has occurred (that I could find, don't hesitate to correct me if you know better). It probably won't. The best we can hope for is that more and more of the "bilked" will come forward and post their stories on the web, and sign the petition on line at: http://www.noodleware.com/adsense/
So, please if this incenses you, read the article, sign the petition, post your story, or least leave your comments here. also think about using other search engines, use
Thursday, March 16, 2006
No longer a nice little old lady
I've posted a new poem to the folk on Lemurian Mysteries, a battle won and lost a war. (:-)