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I know we often hear of directories offering free listings and adding our profiles without permission. Now my bugbear isn't necessarily with the profile addition so long as it's free for all to view. What is becoming apparent is that a lot of these profiles are not being updated by the site administrators. Result is images, details, age, stats, rates etc are often misquoted or very out of date. Just come across myself on another site today with old photos and rates lower than I've ever charged. Result could be that the guy turns up with the wrong fee not to mention feel a little misled. Being too honest if a guy does ask me about the great photo in the xxxx lingerie I will explain he must be looking at a site using out of date details for me. Twice in the last week I've been told my profile says I'm 38????not there quite yet and several times had guys think I'm based in the North East. Some of the reactions I seem to be getting to all of this is one of doubt - that there must be something suspicious going on.

So guys I know most of you look through Pnet for reliable information but would you be put off if you rang from another directory to be told by the lady the photos you have seen are out of date but is willing to give a link to her own recent photos?If her rates look odd, stats have stayed the same?

These directories think they are doing us a favour but if they aren't kept up to date then everyone is losing out. The most recent anomalies I spotted included my website address in the text - so not too difficult to check.

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Good post, I have recently been told of a directory that someone uses, its so out of date, that no longer bare any resemblance to the sites it supposedly promotes, and some of the ladies it showed, have left the industry more than a few years ago.

I did send an e-mail to the site, but no answer and no change in what they promote.

Hopefully these are few and far between, but it can cause problems.

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There is one particular site I asked to be removed from because it allocates a 'personal' number to your profile which puts guy off, not to mention causes confusion. They removed me but still have several profiles of ladies who have long retired and hence is totally unrepresentative - thus making me not want to go near them again. I've recently contacted another directory to request they update my profile and add a photo but no reply.

It's a real pity because this sort of service or lack of makes me want to avoid them like the plague. If they can't keep the info up-to-date how are they going to be able to promote themselve efficiently on the internet?

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I wonder how many of these directories are set-up by people thiking they can make a fortune, and when they find out they can not they just leave them there without updating them.

Easiest way to get rid of your profile is to contact the site admin and the host (details can be found though most whois sites or web addy registration sites) claiming copyright infringement. If the site admins dont act, the hosts will by removing the page.

As for not knowing where you are listed, simple tools such as google or bing should provide you with most places you are listed.

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As for not knowing where you are listed, simple tools such as google or bing should provide you with most places you are listed.

Thats only works if its a clickable link from the listing directory and its not a member site.

I don't have a problem with directories who provide link to the personal website. After all, even if the pictures/age/and various info is outdated in the introductory text, client can always view website where will be a most updated information.

The sites who only supply description and outdated info they harvested without permission (including re-directed telephone numbers) and not actual link to the personal website, is more difficult to trace, unless somebody will post about them here, which have been done in the past and those sites where quickly removed. (most of them, as I remember)

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I think that most seasoned punters book only after doing some research, out of date info on a directory site is soon spotted, even "the other site" shows when the advertiser last logged in.

The only time there might be a problem is if a newby punter finds a directory site and tries to book for the first time.

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This was a situation that arose for me recently. I asked where he had seen my details and I was told a site I'd never heard of. My website was mentioned in the text but not as a link - you would be surprised how many guys appear not to use links anyway. Well according to what they tell me!

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FT

By the way I do check google every now and then but still have missed the odd site.

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Surely, it should be the norm for these directories to add a notice on their front page? Something like:

Although we try to keep the information on this site up to date, changes are quick in this industry - Therefore we strongly advise that you always check the escort's own website for the latest news, prices and availability.

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This is a good reason for girls not to put their faces on their websites IMHO. I know we would all like to see them before booking but I know so many girls who have had their pics on all sorts of sites that they don't even know of and they are still there years after they have retired. As long as you can stand the thought of them coming to light when you are retired and happily married and know what to say when the father of another child in your son's class at school "comes upon them", it's no problem.

Incidentally, I have never had the experience of meeting an escort with good reviews and finding she looked terrible.

Cue Nik et al. to say how monstrous it is and that such a girl would never get their business. Perhaps that is another good reason.

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I don't have a problem with directories who provide link to the personal website. After all, even if the pictures/age/and various info is outdated in the introductory text, client can always view website where will be a most updated information

I couldn't count the number of out-of-date sites I have come across which I only know are OOD through assiduous surfing and/or emailing. In some cases the WG has one or two other sites which are intended to duplicate the info, but it would be pure chance for a punter to reach the right one(s) first. Apparently in several cases the WG has simply fallen out with her webmaster and can't be bothered/can't afford to force him to remove the dud site.

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These directories think they are doing us a favour but if they aren't kept up to date then everyone is losing out. The most recent anomalies I spotted included my website address in the text - so not too difficult to check.

Theryre a pain innit!

I'm anything from 32 to 44 ! depending on which site has decided to include me. "Services" often include things I don't offer, and I spend half my time E-clubbing enquirers over their E-heads for not reading my site properly when in fact they've found me through some mickey mouse site run by some tit who thinks hes the new Hugh Heffner and has put wrong details up and doesn't give a flying fook.

Another thing is the E-mails - these same Y.T.S. webmasters/idiots slap email addresses all over their pages without any thought for spam protection. Thats why I have a huge v4agr4 fuelled penis and all the watches I can wear.

Saying that theyre not as bad as the pay for details sites that use freely available escort details.

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