Open Office problems

Jason Crain jason at
Sat Dec 20 18:58:39 UTC 2008

On Sat, December 20, 2008 9:38 am, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Richard Brown wrote:
>> 2008/12/20 Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at>:
>>>    The answer to MY problem is simple. Bring up Google and ask it to
>>> find:
>>> not
>>> open office
>>>    I have been watching the URL's Google finds with the question "open
>>> office". The scam I discovered is still there but not as numerous. I
>>> think the scam artists are pulling out.
>>>    When I use "" I always never get the scam URL's.
>> It is not a scam. It is called advertising. The top two links shown in
>> my browser with a yellowy/brown background are adverts. They are there
>> because someone has signed up to Google adwords for the two words open
>> office. The actual official link (i.e. the first in the list) is for
>> The same happens when you search for openoffice. No
>> scam simply adverts.
>> People in this list have told you that and yet you feel you are right
>> and not prepared to listen.
>     Richard the smart, no where have I even mentioned the advertisements
> people BUY from Google that are lined up on the right side of the page.
> Any idiot knows those are 100% advertisements and have no interest to me.
>     I am talking about the web pages Google finds, period.

The first two links are adverts.  They have a beige background and are
marked "Sponsored Links" in the top right corner.  They do seem to be
scams.  They both take you to very similar sign-up pages and request

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