[uf-discuss] Marking Up Personal Profiles

Michael MD 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.

I agree, 
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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