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23 August 2005 - Edition #37

Awesome Body Pamper Giveaway!
This one is just perfect for us people who work on computers and if you win, you will have all your friends crawling out of the woodwork to accompany you. The lovely Liz at Artizan Beauty & Day Spa has given us TWO "Tension Tamer Massages" to give away to one lucky "Coast News" member. Just Sign Up to Coast News, of course, as always established members are already in the running.

The Editors Desk!
Sad Sad Day for the "Email Now"
SPAM! I can't stand it. What I probably hate even more is Spam Protection. Most programmes promise the world, but in reality unless you spend hours fine tuning them you lose more "real" mail and spend more time trying to find that lost mail than it would have taken to use your trusty tried & tested finger to hit that delete key :(

One of the most successful and satisfying aspects of our site is the "Email Now" system. It is used by hundreds of people a day, many users are offcoast, preparing quotes to fix their units etc and quite a lot of that business would have gone to non-sunshine coast companies had they not had that facility to use. That we are very proud of. The fact that overseas spammers have also found it is awful. You all know my thoughts in regard to the anti-spam legislation and how useless it is in regard to dealing with offshore spammers (which is most spam), and we were forced into a terrible dilemma...

Using anti spam software is fine for the private individual, if that email from Aunty Joan accidentally gets deleted, she will still phone you and berate you for being rude and not answering her (but hey, at least you know you missed some mail), BUT for a business, the mail that goes missing or was stopped (due to some inanimate programming) could be worth a lot of money, I personally don't know many out there that can afford to miss out on any extra business? So... Sad to say, after all the pros & cons, Big Brother programming was the only option to keep the system live & helping people, yet stop the scum.

If you do accidentally get disadvantaged due to the new programming, or have your mail delayed due to the use of a particular word, we do apologise profusely. Unlike most of these programmes, the mail will not be stopped (unless it is spam of course), but only delayed until it is physically eyeballed by a staff member to check it is not Spam, hence the delay, if it is ok, it will then be allowed through.

We really don't like being forced to do this, though of course stopping the spam which is ruining the system has to be the priority here. Don't worry, if your friend from overseas has found your business onsite & is dropping you a line to say Gday, we will of course be letting that through, just our "lost long relative who has died, leaving you blah blah" mates will be given the flick. If you do want further information about how the system has changed, please just give us a yell and Big Brother (me LOL!) will be happy to explain it to you and how it affects the "email now" on your organisations Free Business Listing!

Best Regards, Noely, Community Site Co-ordinator



Sunshine Coast Special
End of Winter Specials...
Shade-N-Save™ & Custom Curtains™ of Beerwah have some awesome savings available on Awnings, Blinds & Security only available here... read more >>

Community Noticeboard
A Chance to Mingle with Cricketing Legends
The Invincibles’ dinner will be compered by Sid Barnes Jnr with Mr. Sam Loxton and Mr. Neil Harvey, members of Sir Donald Bradman's 1948 touring side of Invincibles’... read more >>

Latest Event News
'Doing Dads Proud' - Australia’s biggest Fathers Day Celebration
Whether you’re a young dad, old dad, new dad, community dad, part-time dad, foster dad, step dad or grand dad, there will be something for every kind of dad at Cotton Tree Park on Father’s Day... read more >>


Business in Focus
TJM 4WD MEGASTORE
We are committed to offering our customers the widest range of 4WD & Commercial Vehicle Accessories on the Sunshine Coast as well as friendly service & pro­fessional advice. We also offer a full fitting & mechanical service and much more... read more >>

Muster in Focus
Toyota National Country Music Muster
23-28 Aug. You know it has just started, you know it is Big! But do you really know what happens out there in in the beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, southwest of Gympie, Who runs it & Why it happens?... read more >>

Sunshine Coast "Management Rights in Focus"
WATERFRONT MANAGEMENT RIGHTS!

Letting 16 riverfront & pool view 1 bdrm 2 level apartments. Open plan 2 bdrm Managers unit with office attached. Heated pool, bbq, jetty, boat moorings, tour desk... Check it out NOW!
In this issue:
Editors Desk
Local Specials
Latest Community News
Latest Event News
Business in focus
This week in Real Estate




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