No New Link Requests Accepted

Because I am online for only a couple of hours each Thursday to upload my picture of the week to this website, and currently have a 98% backlog of email link requests I have received since 2021, I am no longer accepting any link suggestions. Any request dated August 1, 2023 or later is automatically denied. Link request emails received after that date will simply be replied to with the URL to this page. If you are already reading this, it is a waste of your time (and mine) to submit one. I basically do not have adequate opportunity to review the potential additions to my links pages. Thank you to each of you who legitimately provide free, and helpful, information online with no motive besides trying to be of service to others. 

 

Prior Link Request Update December 13, 2023

 

About two months after I added the above message to this page, I started sending the below message to the backlog of link requests waiting in my inbox. Whenever I had the opportunity, I would reply to roughly 50 email addresses, beginning with the oldest request, and moving forward from there. When I got down to the last 50 (most recent) requests, I logged into my email account to discover everything was gone. I do not know if I accidentally hit a wrong button, or what else might have caused this to happen. But, that is why I am placing the message here. If you were among the 50 who never received it, and wondered why you had not heard back from me, that is why. I had intended that everyone would have been sent it personally. 

I am sorry to inform you that my workload has increased, not lessened. A few months ago, I stopped accepting link suggestions for my site. As the backlog of link requests in my inbox is quite substantial, dating back to 2021, it is unrealistic to believe I will find time to ever review them. No one else in the T&SC non-profit that I approached had any interest in reviewing the requests. I will therefore be deleting all requests I have been holding in my folders still not reviewed today. As I said on the links criteria page when I stopped accepting suggestions as of August 1, 2023 . . . "Thank you to each of you who legitimately provide free, and helpful, information online with no motive besides trying to be of service to others." And, as always, thank you for having visited my website. 

Godís peace,

william

 

Links Submission Information Update 2022

 

At the end of 2021, after 30 years with Comcast, their rate games, broken promises, and the inability of their left hand to know what their right hand was doing, finally overshadowed a basically reliable product resulting in my severing ties with Xfinity (Comcast) Internet Services. The result, however, is that Internet work is no longer at my fingertips by simply pushing a couple of buttons connecting it to my PC. 

I had already been trying to cut back on the amount of time spent with online tasks. This decision made it easier to limit it even further. So, I am restricting my requests made by others additions to my links pages to items that are unique, or new in content, not primarily similar to something already within my pages. If you feel your suggestion fits into this category, and it also meets my longtime criteria shown below, feel free to submit your request. 

However, be aware, with far less time spent online, and my own changes, additions, or updates the priority, it might be quite a while (potentially years) before I have a chance to review your request. As a time saving measure, the only acknowledgement you should get that I received your email will be a reply containing solely the URL link to this page. If you do not receive the URL reply email, even though you sent your request to my correct address, it might have been placed in spam where I would not typically see it. An email simply sits in my inbox until I decide about it. Only at that time do you receive a communication stating if it was approved, or not. 

One final note. Use only the email address shown on my website feedback-contact page. I have discontinued use of all my previous Comcast email addresses. They have been deleted. If you send your email to one of those, I will never see it. And, if you send a link request to one of my other email addresses, I will summarily dismiss (delete) it without forwarding it to the correct inbox. 

 

Links Submission Criteria For Adding Links To My Site

 

Because of time constraints, and an increase of links requests, I no longer look at links in emails with multiple suggestions, or lists. Each link you would like me to consider must be placed into a separate email, with no more than one email sent each day. Emails received containing more than one link request are automatically rejected. If you are sending multiple emails, I suggest you spread them out a bit, so if my time does not allow much for emails on any given day, yours are not popping up all at once when I get to them. The following list can help you to prioritize, and determine in advance if a particular link request should be submitted. My criteria for adding links are: 

 

 

1.

Pages that freely give information without requiring anything in return are most likely to make it onto my links pages. 

 

 

2.

The URL does not require a sign up, sign in, any kind of acknowledgment, or ask for personal information in order to have an unhindered view of what is being identified as shared for free. 

 

 

3.

The URL is not primarily selling, or promoting, stuff or services (except on the local pages). For a general business link to appear in my pages, I typically need to have personal knowledge of, or experience with, the enterprise.  

 

 

4.

The URL does not have pop-up ads, redirect the visitor to a different URL, or directly open to a PDF download. 

 

 

5.

The URL is uncluttered, with the offered information prominently displayed on the page. Too many ads, and other distractions, are reasons for rejecting links submitted for consideration. I find "opting in" cookies boxes particularly annoying. If the helpful information is there, but seems difficult to discern from all the advertising, or so much other clutter, that it feels stressful to me to even look at the page, I will not add it.  

 

 

6.

I do not add Facebook pages anymore because of their inconsistency with even public content pages. I have often found that for people not on Facebook, like me, they will make it difficult to get past, or see around, their log in or sign up window blocking the content. Any webpage, Facebook or otherwise, which requires an excessive amount of effort, or something that feels like entering into a battle, to get to the content, is summarily rejected. 

 

 

7.

I believe the Internet should be all about honest sharing.  Links to pages that are forthright, clear, helpful, and whose content is easily accessible, will usually be accepted and added to my site. 

 

 

My site is all about freely sharing. If your suggested link URL appears to meet the criteria, feel free to email it to me for consideration. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting my site. 

 

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