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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    No means NO...
    Can you please tell these two morons to quit spamming us with "Private Offers" It's daily, and sometimes more than once a day...


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    Ditto here, especially ZLZ, they're relentless! They've posted up to 6-8 emails in a day, with variations. You need to set some boundaries for merchants: that once their offer is refused, they aren't allowed to contact the affiliate again for XX days (& please make that a good long time!).
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    OMG I so agree about ZLZ. I even wrote to Linkshare to complain and all I got back was a "canned" response about contacting the merchant directly (which I have done).

    I wish I would have kept all the emails I've gotten from them - usually 10 or 15 at a time! The total number would have been astounding.

    Oh, and what about ZLZ's emails with the subject line "Cooperate" as if they could force us into compliance?! (I'm thinking English is not this person's native language.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyaz View Post
    Oh, and what about ZLZ's emails with the subject line "Cooperate" as if they could force us into compliance?! (I'm thinking English is not this person's native language.)
    China...
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    thanks for sharing, these merchants are noted and put on the "Not to promote list"
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    Dear LinkShare:

    Please tell JuiceBeauty.com to STOP spamming us with private offers to join.

    They don't even bother to look at a site name, profile, nothing - they just keep sending, day after day after day.

    No means NO!
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    Dear LinkShare -

    I want ZLZ.com BLOCKED from EVERY communicating with us.

    Nothing but a bunch of fricken spammers...
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    Let's Spam the Spammer (ZLZ)!
    I have started replying (multiple times) to ZLZ.com's requests... just saying please remove me from your list. Maybe if we ALL spammed them right back they'd get the hint (or maybe not).

    At least it gives me a bit of satisfaction considering all the emails I've gotten from them.

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    Another fricken merchant from China spamming...

    Dress-Center.com

    Linkshare - reign these bastards in. Get someone who speaks their lingo and tell them it is NOT OK to spam - ANYWHERE...
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    Spam is spam...

    LS needs to take some responsibility for this - I have complained numerous times about the "Private Offers" tab, which shows 60+ merchants with which I have NO relationship. Nor do I want to... yet there is NO way to remove them from the list. Hence the spam continues...

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    These bastards are getting sneakier - PROFESSIONAL spammers.

    NOT sending Private Offers - flat out sneaky-ass SPAM. Must be taught at marketing classes over there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyaz View Post
    I have started replying (multiple times) to ZLZ.com's requests... just saying please remove me from your list. Maybe if we ALL spammed them right back they'd get the hint (or maybe not).

    At least it gives me a bit of satisfaction considering all the emails I've gotten from them.
    Hmmm. Maybe we should start posting their email addy's on the forum...
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    Information Regarding Private Special Offers
    We've put together a blog post with more information about how to stop receiving private special offers as well as email management tools that will help navigate the messages into a separate folder.

    I hope this is helpful:

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    While I appreciate your efforts to communicate with publishers, this doesn't address the problem at all...

    I'll let Convergence address the email issue (telling us to filter the unwanted communication is not really a solution).

    My issue hasn't been addressed - I have provided a screenshot of my Private Offers tabs that shows the extent of the problem - the first merchant "offer" expires in 2017 (yes, 2017!!). I want to DELETE these merchants from my list - they are unrelated to my niche, and I will never join the program. To add insult to injury, these are not private offers, just a "hey, here's our program in case you haven't seen it" announcements.
    What if I’m not interested in earning higher commissions through Private Special Offers and don’t want the Notifications?
    These are not higher-commission offers - no offer has been extended, therefore you can't "Decline".

    There is no way to delete "No relationship" merchants from the Private Offer tab - I now have 80+ in the list - you can't sort or delete, rendering it completely unmanageable.

    Expired merchants are still on the list! It would be laughable if it wasn't such an inconvenience.

    Will this be addressed? I have been told many times (by Support) that LS is aware of the problem and will fix it. When..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna Lijek View Post
    We've put together a blog post with more information about how to stop receiving private special offers as well as email management tools that will help navigate the messages into a separate folder.

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    well that is all nice but just tell the spammers to STOP IT!
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    This is the kind of crap we're talking about LinkShare.

    If you decline a merchant once in a day, they shouldn't solicit you again - at least for a while...



    And they're not even private offers - they are mirrors of public offers. Not interested unless they have something better to offer. Then and only then, will they be considered...
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    Of all the numerous private offers in the past few days only 2 have been true private offers. Even after declining some offers they will not disappear from the private offers page. What a joke!

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    I once read of NORDSTROM.com here as someone mentioned them so I joined them awhile back. What a mistake that was, I get about 30 emails a week, often up to 8 of the exact same one sent all at once about private offers etc but I never bother to go to private offer page anymore as it's just a joke really. so damn annoying but I want to try promoting them soon first before dumping them since I have put up with their spam for so long, I hope it is worth it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by glittered View Post
    I once read of NORDSTROM.com here as someone mentioned them so I joined them awhile back. What a mistake that was, I get about 30 emails a week, often up to 8 of the exact same one sent all at once about private offers etc but I never bother to go to private offer page anymore as it's just a joke really. so damn annoying but I want to try promoting them soon first before dumping them since I have put up with their spam for so long, I hope it is worth it.....
    Nordstrom isn't spamming - they're real offers and very well worth it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Nordstrom isn't spamming - they're real offers and very well worth it...
    well it might not be spam but it's damn annoying to have repeated emails of the same sent multiple times. I once received over 30, YES 30 of the exact same email. Only 3 days I go I got 5 of the same, a few days before that 7, etc etc. Pease explain to me what is right about that?

    I don't give a damn if they are the biggest converting program on the planet if they can't get basics right and respect affiliates email. So you are saying this program is allowed to annoy us because they are high converting compared to little known joe blogs from China or whatever???????
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    Think that was a LinkShare email problem - not the merchant.

    I have never recieved more than one per offer, per channel...
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    How many times do we need to decline a merchant, in a single day, much less multiple times over days and weeks before they stop sending offers?

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    Fricking annoying...
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