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Friday 26 February 2010 11.50am
Hi everyone.I've been a member of this forum for four years or so and I live near Borough station.I'm a Painter and Decorator/Tiler and although busy, I'm always looking for more work in my local area.I understand the rules of this forum about advertising, and don't want to upset anyone, so I'm trying to be as gentle as possible.It seems like I have to be recommended by people,but it's a bit like the chicken and the egg.Does anyone want anything doing so I can be recommended? I'm reliable and clean working with qualifications, and also cheap.Many thanks for your time.
Friday 26 February 2010 12.06pm
My understanding as that as long as your honest you can let people know about yourself, as you just have. Hope you get some satisfied customers!
Friday 26 February 2010 12.50pm
Thanks Beetroot, if anyone knows anyone who wants a change of colour to freshen their place up for spring and summer,please get in touch - it can really lift the spirit!
Friday 26 February 2010 1.00pm
Hi teaandcakes

You raise a very fair question - but just to be absolutely clear, as what beetroot said is slightly misleading:

* Business people are very welcome to take part in the forum

* If someone starts a thread asking for info on local painters/decorators/tilers, you are very welcome to post a reply introducing yourself and giving your contact details.

* If people are talking about a subject in which you have specialist expertise, you are more than welcome to chip in with a useful reply

* Businesses and traders may not start new threads just to promote themselves (we'll let this one go as you've couched it as a question about forum policy)

* It's OK for businesses to start new threads if they're seeking feedback from forum users on a particular point, and inviting a conversation, not just making a one-way announcement

* Trawling through old threads and posting lots of identical replies promoting yourself is liable to lead to mass deletion of posts.

* Don't overdo it - too many mentions/plugs for businesses irritates people very quickly. Less is more.

* What, of course, is absolutely forbidden is to pretend to be a satisfied customer of your own business. This is illegal and will earn the perpetrator a place in the Astroturfing Hall of Shame.

Hope that helps to clarify the situation

best wishes

James

Editor of the London SE1 website.
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Friday 26 February 2010 2.43pm
Hi James.thanks for reply.I totally understand and won't be employing any tactics on here.I've enjoyed reading posts on here for years,so won't be make a nuisance of myself.I've recently branched out on my own after working for a large company for many years,so thought i'd give it a mention.Regards, teaandcakes
Monday 1 March 2010 8.06pm
hi teaandcakes, can you fit floor tiles in a bathroom? or does anyone know a good person that does? the floor area is tiny, not even 2m x 2m. many thanks.
Monday 1 March 2010 11.12pm
hi darren.yes I can.maybe you could give me more info like is it ceramic or porcelain you want,is it going on a screed or is it timber,is it a level,is there anything to cut round.

regards
Thursday 8 April 2010 7.57am
Just to say that Paul has just painted and wallpapered my spare room - I'm very happy with the results and I would recommend to anyone looking for a decorator
Sunday 8 August 2010 3.26pm
hi teaandcakes
are you still hunting for business? I've got some cracked floor tiles (about half a dozen) that need replacing - and I've even got the new tiles for that. is that something that you could take on?
Sunday 8 August 2010 6.13pm
Hi Chetoree,
Thanks for the enquiry, I'll PM you to discuss.

Kind regards,

Paul
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