[uf-discuss] Marking Up Personal Profiles
mdagn at spraci.com
Mon Oct 2 08:03:17 PDT 2006
> There are formats being discussed for marking up currency. hListing has
> the ability to markup prices, although I think it should be free to
> contact someone. It would be if we had the ability to list profiles on
> our own sites (where we wouldn't be restricted by the contact info we
> can provide) and have them indexed by personals search engines.
However some of the websites mentioned in this thread (RSVP, Lavalife, etc)
are not free and if we want such sites to also be using this I think there
should be a way for them to tell us the cost in their markup.
If it is just assumed to always be free it is likely that some
pay-to-contact sites may still try to use it to promote themselves much like
some of the spam we see on usenet personals newsgroups. Giving
pay-to-contact sites a way to use it legitimately by actually telling us the
cost in their markup may help reduce the amount of fake "free personals"
I was just throwing some ideas into the discussion...sorry if some of it may
have already been covered.
I've been semi-away for a few days of very interesting festivals and
conferences (Newcastle Sound Summit/Electrofringe and Web Directions South)
so I've been only able to skim through the emails very quickly while being
somewhat sleep-deprived :-) and may have missed some stuff.
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