Thank you for your continued interest in our profiles. I daresay we have now boosted your rating on Google, and you are sat in your ivory tower built on being a oblique pimp laughing your socks off.
Well as far as I can see, the site's Google Pagerank is still zero. And traffic is meaningless anyway - I daresay anything up to a few thousand extra hits will show for the last few days but since they will be made up almost exclusively of irritated ladies and curious lurkers, it doesn't amount to anything much. Maybe an ivory Portakabin?
You are completely right, in some ways. A face and personal image cannot be copyrighted.
I don't understand the relevance of this at all - no-one has said that a face can be copyrighted and of course it cannot. Bestcorts have not published faces; they have published digital images which have been created using a specific and provable medium on specific and provable dates, and more often than not by provable persons. They are all categorically copyrighted to their respective creators.
Bestcorts have also lied about where they obtained these images and phone numbers (they are NOT available from Google and this has also been proved), and are using them without the copyright owners permission. There is nothing whatsoever they have been right about.
In another, the crux, you are completely wrong. If you would like to offer a full retraction, here and signed by you under your full business address, and then offer members a right to publish their details under your group, for free and with no contractual obligation, you will have some trade. There is no need to argue further, open yourselves up to free input and free trade and you will flourish.
Lucy I appreciate that there everyone has strong feelings about this, but it is not for you to tell anyone what to do and how to post, and to issue proclaimations like some self-appointed voice of SAAFE is not acceptable. We already have a moderation and administration team, and if anyone is going to give instructions on any members' conduct here, it will be one of us (and frankly, I doubt many other members would use the site now if it the ads came with a years supply of condoms free and a dozen roses).
The realistic chances of this site 'flourishing' I would think is extremely small; given that they have put off a huge number of the people with a solid online presence and not forgetting the number of folk who regularly lurk here and hve been watching him dig himself the biggest hole on here since poor old Ricardo thought he could fool our ladies
. The site's three month Alexa traffic ranking is only slightly ahead of mine, and it was well behind it the other day when I first bumped the thread back. Nobody outside a handful of internet forum users has ever heard of it, and those who have signed up from the spammy email and promptly forgotten all about it will drop off as soon as they try to start charging.
Until then, I tip my hat to you.
Unless that means something different in your part of the world Luce, I think you're probably on your own.