Open Office problems

Brown Richard cregyy at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 20 21:20:16 UTC 2008


Hey Karl

On 20 Dec 2008, at 21:12, Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> Jason Crain wrote:
>> On Sat, December 20, 2008 9:38 am, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>
>>> Richard Brown wrote:
>>>
>>>> 2008/12/20 Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com>:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>   The answer to MY problem is simple. Bring up Google and ask it  
>>>>> to
>>>>> find:
>>>>>
>>>>> openoffice.org
>>>>>
>>>>> 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 "openoffice.org" 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
>>>> openoffice.org. 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
>> payment.
>>
>>
>    YES! And I didn't see the beige coloring because my computer shows
> that color very dim. I looked at the screen from a side angle and the
> beige color shows on page 1 and 2 but not on page 3 onward as far as I
> went. I guess you buy what you can afford :-)
>
>
>    I was not aware you could buy that. Makes me mad at Google. I think
> I will write Google and complain.
>

Finally, the penny drops - but I see no apologies for not listening.  
Why are you on this list?

Rich





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