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Help! I've been listed as a "free website translator"...
Thread poster: Helle Kaiser-Nielsen
Helle Kaiser-Nielsen  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:26
English to Danish
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Dec 23, 2004

Hi
A friend brought my attention to the fact that I - along with a long list of names - are listed on http://www.smartguru.com/ OR http://www.smartguru.com/punjabi_alphabet_translation/free-website-translation-scandinavian.html as a free website translator (as far as I can ascertain from the page...).
I have not been in contact with "smartguru" or anything listed on there, but the details they list seem to be my "tag line" from Proz.
I failed to find the contact information so I could call or email the owner of the website and ask to be removed. Have anyone else had a similar problem - and succeed in contacting "smartguru" and removing their offer of free translation services?

Christmas greetings
Helle


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bigedsenior
Local time: 23:26
Spanish to English
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smartguru not so smart Dec 24, 2004

I wouldn't be overly concerned. This website is useless. There are no URL's to link to anything else. Whoever wrote this site didn't know what they were doing. There is no URL for you either. Also, it is not clear what is free and what is not.
Having said that, if they were to provide links, you would be getting free publicity, which you could capitalize on.

ED


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:26
English to German
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Whois search Dec 24, 2004

Hello Helle,

the page doesn't look too professional to me either. However, if you want to find out who the owner of this domain is perform a search on www.internic.net.

HTH

Sonja

P.S.
I just performed that search myself and had to go to another site to obtain the full details of the site owner. To save you this extra step I'll send them to you through your profile.


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Helle Kaiser-Nielsen  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:26
English to Danish
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Thanks! Dec 27, 2004

Hello - and merry Xmas.
Thanks for your replies an, Sonja, many thanks for taking the time to track down the registrant details.
I am not overly concerned (esp. after looking at the website in more detail), but on the other hand not very interested in having my name listed on a website that a) offers my services for free (although without any real contact details) and b) is obviously very unprofessional. I'll try to contact Ashish Jain and have him remove it and will keep you posted.

Hope you're enjoying the holidays and not working too hard.

Best regards
Helle


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