Friday, December 03, 2010

Ad Alert



Please dont ignore our post about exchanging Crissymouse cards earlier today (previous post), but we got a email we wanted ta talk about.

Some commercial business is namin some of us "Top 50 Cat Blogs".  We've seen this before an wanta warn ya about them.  Its an ad campaign.  The html code has links ta a bidness.  And we dont mean a bidness what sells ya foods or toys that ya need.  No, this bidness wants ta suck up money from poor desperate Beins.  They are, in our opinion, fake schools.

Dont fall fer the awardies, dont fall fer the code they offer, tell them to DROP DEAD.  If you getta email from [Guide to Online Schools'] either ignore it or reply telling then to GO AWAY!

Ayla and Iza

24 comments:

Millie said...

Yeah! We got the same email. Mom hit the "delete" key when she saw it!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Yeah to Millie!

Katnip Lounge said...

We should start a Poop on their Pillows campaign!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Yeah, I don't get why that online school site is giving out blog awards. In any case, I didn't get one of their "awards." Maybe they know I run a zero spammer tolerance blog.

Derby, Ducky said...

Thanks for the warning guys. Mum has a good spam filter, it may never get through!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We got their comment form and we were confused as to why a guide to online schools had a list of cat blogs. So we ignored it. The woman found it in her filter again and they say they are local to us, which is strange--did yours say they were local to you too?

Ayla and Iza, said...

They dint say they were local ta us.

But here was our reply.

"Hi Cate - Thank you for including us on your "Top 50 Cat Blogs"! We are pleased to have been selected. On the other paw, we are a proudly non-commercial blog (no advertising, no profit, just for fun). So we firmly decline providing you wif a link fer suckers to click on by placing yer graphic in our sidebar. As The Big Thing says "rip-off artists should be consigned to a middle layer of Dante's hell". If WE met ya we would treat ya like mice.

An we are postin about that... See HERE. Put THAT in yer pipe an smoke it...
"

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Thank you for the warning!
We all have to look out for each other.
Have you alerted the Cat Blogosphere site? It seems like nearly every cat blogger goes there daily.

Ayla and Iza, said...

We have just done so...

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks for warning. I will keep an eyes on it !

Karen Jo said...

I haven't seen this email, but I will watch out for it. I love your reply.

Eric and Flynn said...

We got the email too and weren't sure about it so we copy and pasted rather than click the link. When we saw it was nothing to do with cat blogs we deleted it.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

You know, I tried to warn people that this was a scam when we got that email months ago, but those who posted it to their blog didn't listen then...maybe they will now?

AFSS said...

Thanks for warning us. We agree with Katnip Lounge we should start a poop on their pillows campaign.

the casbah kitten said...

Thanks for the ears up. We haven't seen one of those emails yet but we'll know what to do when we see one........Poop on their Pillows!!

*giggle*

Katnip Lounge....I hadda say that, it's so fun.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thanks for the warning. We haven't been included in the list - yet. Or maybe gmail spam filter caught it.

Brian said...

Yep, we've seen that before a buried it in the litter box too!

Cory said...

Thanks for the warning Iza! I think we got an email from them months ago and ignored it.

The Island Cats said...

Oh wow! We got an email from them long time ago and we didn't know what they were and we've had that award posted on our blog for a long time. But we're gonna remove it now. And if we ever get it again, we'll ignore it. Thanks for the info!!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the warning on the email...We enjoyed your hamper sleeping post the other day, Ayla; Halle is doing the same thing today=brilliant kitties think alike!!...Happy weekend and stay warm, beautiful girls...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Caren Gittleman said...

thanks so much for the heads and tails up!!!! Thank you!

My blog must stink cause I didn't get it! MOL!

Raymond and Busby said...

We had no idea they were shady! We removed their "badge" from our blog. Thanks!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh Bast! What is UP with some People? Fanks for the warning!

My Human is currently broken--she haz teh sick and is no fun. Sorry if I have been a little scarce--HER fawlt!

Guess what my verification word is? "TERDS" -- MOL! How appropriate!

meowmeowmans said...

Way to tell 'em! Great job! :)