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I am seriously considering giving my subscription to the W&P site the flick due to their blatant spamming of my inbox.

I subscribed back in the Rex days when the newsletter was informative and interesting, now it is just blatant advertising

for the various booking forms thinly disguised with the words Christmas or New Year. 

It is painfully obvious that it is now all about profit and not about community spirit as with Rex.

So far I have received the following:

Christmas greetings 7 x 2 = 14

New Year 1 x 2 = 2 (no doubt another 6 x 2 to follow)

Why they think doubling up on every message is going to endear themselves to me is a mystery.

There is a difference between advertising and spam and they are far over the line into spamming.

Is it making me want to go there = NO? 

Is it REALLY annoying me = YES!!!!

Regards

Doug

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Yes its getting up my nose as well.

People will decide to go or not depending on their own prejudices or experiences.

Spamming will not encourage those who might be wavering by being treated like a gormless moron who can only be persuaded to go by constant "marketing", it will pea them off.

So now all WPR stuff goes straight to my junk file & I don't have to see it any more.

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PS In fact I have unsubscribed, if enough people do that they might catch on to the fact that repetitive & relentless emails is not good marketing, in fact has entirely the opposite effect.

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Posted (edited)

Hello Clive

Nice to know I am not the only one who has got pushed over their grumpy line.

Perhaps that sort of thing flies with his other businesses, but it smacks of desperation or cynicism.

Regards

Doug

 

Edited by dgrev

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You may be right about desperation, I think Military World show is the same week.

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Snort - I have never heard of that show, I will look it up.

Regards

Doug

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4 minutes ago, snort said:

You may be right about desperation, I think Military World show is the same week.

That event is the weekend before W&PR

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4 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

That event is the weekend before W&PR

That's what I meant Richard, can't see people going to both. However W&P have their faithfull followers.

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I believe Military World Show has been cancelled, I got this e-mail from the organisers

from MWSVehicles <vehicles@militaryworldshow.com>

Dear Vehicle Owner,

Thank you for booking into the Military World Show 2018, however Military World have to unfortunately cancel the 2018 show at Abingdon Airfield.

This being an MOD site, is required for MOD purposes and therefore we are unable to make use of the site & our quick search to find another location has not proven fruitful for 2018, therefore the decision has been made to cancel the 2018 show.

We are continuing to locate another suitable site and once we have located a suitable site and identified a suitable location we will advise you accordingly.

Wishing you all the best for the forthcoming show season.

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In the REX days you got an old fashioned postcard for christmas, accompanied with an entry form...made me smile every year i got it

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Posted (edited)

Degrev,

Coming in to force in a few months is the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (on 25th May 2018) and as part of this legislation you must have the option to UNSUBSCRIBE any email sent from within the EU, even if you agreed previously but now don't want them. Actually this process should be in pace already under DPA but often it's avoided by getting you to log in to update your preferences for an F'ing site you know nothing about, that in turn wont't allow you to update preferences without a password. Barriers to unsubscribing are not permitted under GDPR. Anyway if you get emails you do not want and they don't stop coming then report them to the Information Commisioners Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/

Sadly places outside the EU such as Africa, Asia former Soviet Union & USA (to name a few) are not covered by ICO, and unsolicited emails from these places can be a nuisence, but can be marked as junk mail so hopefully they will go in the dump box. 

Edited by LarryH57

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