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To Godaddy.com - If you overcharge then the mark down price, then give it for free

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

This message is for Godaddy.com. I have been registering new domain names and using their services for domain name maintenance for nearly a year now. I have been with them since I found Bob Parson?s blog and since I saw the Super Bowl Ad ( ya, well the advertising still works). Although I don?t have a complain with the services that they are providing I have a complain and suggestion to make with the offers that they are providing.
The story goes like this, yesterday I got an email from Godaddy.com about an offer that they are running. The offer said that I could reister .name domain paying only $5.95 instead of $9.95 which is standard. It had some bells and whistles attached. I got lured and headed to their website to register a domain name for my Brother (http://www.bhavinpatel.name ). As I checked out and applied the discount code that they provided, I noticed that the price was still $9.95. Getting desperate I decided to call them and sort this out (Total call time 26.20 seconds and mind you that I was calling a US number from Australian phone, not sure how much I saved over all!). So after talking to the girl and forwarding her a copy of the email that I have received she concluded that the code did not work and she will have to charge me the full price and then later send me the refund. Not so happy, I agreed ( I did not have any other option to get the domain registered). I asked the girl on the phone why are they sending email messages if the code does not work and the girl simply said that she don?t know and it does not work for her either.
Meanwhile I forwarded the email that I recieved to other not so geek friends of mine seeing that it was a good deal and that they could benefit from it. Two of them said that they headed to the website and applied the code but they were shocked that the price came upto $9.95 instead of $5.95 and resisted to register.
I got the refund this morning of $4.00 which is fine.?I checked in again this morning if the code was working and looks like it?s still not fixed.
Now my complain to Godaddy is, why send such email offers if they cannot comply with it? They are wasting their customers time. Overall I would have wasted 30 more minutes then needed.?How hard is it to check for them to check if a discount code works or not? And even after they knew that it does not work, why can?t they fix the problem so other customers like me don?t have the face the same problem. With incidents like this, customers loose faith and think that you are trying to rip them off (Ok, I might be going to far now, may be). So the solution that I am giving you is if you are over charging your customers then the marked price, then give the product for free. Ever went to super market, that is what the policy is at some of the super markets that I visit in Australia. This way you won?t loose the customers and will remember to check out the things before you send the email content out.

Technorati tags: Complain ? Customer Service ? Godaddydel.icio.us tags: Complain ? Customer Service ? Godaddy<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/01/25/to_godaddy_com_if_you_overcharge_then_th">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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I like new Yahoo Australia's site looks

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

While watching Channel 7 (Local TV Channel) I realised that now they give out their site address as Yahoo7.com.au. I quickly checked to find out that Yahoo Australia and Channel 7 are in deal with each other. Now Channel 7's website gets redirected to Yahoo Australia's site. Ofcourse, this makes sense as Channel 9 (another local TV Channel) has parterned with MSN Australian site called Ninemsn.com.au. I like the interface and how things are all linked up now. Well done!

Technorati tags: Channel7 ? Channel9 ? MSN ? Yahoodel.icio.us tags: Channel7 ? Channel9 ? MSN ? Yahoo<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/01/31/i_like_new_yahoo_australia_s_site_looks">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Tips on attracting more comments on blogs

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

Chris Garrett writes a post on 10 tips on attracting more comments on your blog. My favorite are no. 5 and 6.

# Hint - Open questions are the best to get great quality answers, ie. "What do you think?", but they can be intimidating. If you struggle to get comments it might be easier to give simple leading ideas for what people should say, eg. "Do you agree?", "Are you for or against?". "Yes, no, me too" are not great responses but at least they are a sign of life!
# Restraint - Resist the urge to make your posts too complete if you want to receive community input. That's one of the great things about top ten lists, you have to stop at 10! Don't put everything into the post, especially if you know your audience has certain expertise they are bursting to share!

Technorati tags: blogs ? commentsdel.icio.us tags: blogs ? comments<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/21/tips_on_attracting_more_comments_on_blog">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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How I use my dashboard

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

I read Steve Rubel's post as to how he uses Google Personlised page as a dashboard along with his favourite news aggregator to read the feeds. Well I have been using Google Personlised page as my dashboard as well for a long time now (since Google Personalised page was released).

I although don't use it completely for my geeky needs (although most of the feeds are geeky :) ). I have configured dashboard so I read something else other then Technical blogs, liked "quote of the day", "Indian News", "Email" etc. Atleast this way I read something else other then geek stuff. I wish Google Dashboard start supporting a feature where I can listen to the podcasts directly from the desktop, something like what is available in Netvibes (let me know if this is possible already. I use Google Reader as my main feed aggregator these days and am quite happy with it's features.

So what do you use as your dashboard these days and what feeds do you have there? And ofcourse, the dashboard is my home page!

Technorati tags: Dashboard ? Feeds ? Google ? Google Personalised ? Homepagedel.icio.us tags: Dashboard ? Feeds ? Google ? Google Personalised ? Homepage<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/22/how_i_use_my_dashboard">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Technorati Add A New Feature - Add your Favorites

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

Technorati has added a new fantastic feature today called Favorites. The idea seems that people can add their favorite feeds and they will be aggregated there. It seems that the maximum favorites one can add is 50 (which makes sense, one has to now prioritise between which bloggers are his favorites!). Also there is a RSS of the Favorites as well (mine is here). This feature can again used to increase the credibility of bloggers and blogs/sites. I am sure there will be feature later down the track which will show that which blog has to added to Favorites how many times.

So from adding the favorite bloggers, what else would you use this feature for? Well you can use this feature if you are really short on time and just want to read the main blogs and their headlines. Favorites page and it's RSS is a partial feed only,so it would not really interest me a lot. This reminds me that I should add a new Label in Google Reader for all the blogs which are my Favorites and call it "Favorites" and it will can solve one purpose for me.

By the way I think it can be really handy if readers have the power of exporting a readers Favorites as an OPML file.

Add Software And Tools to your favorites.


Add IT Digest to your favorites.


Technorati tags: Favorites ? RSS ? Technoratidel.icio.us tags: Favorites ? RSS ? Technorati<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/22/technorati_add_a_new_feature_add_your_fa">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Checkout BozPage

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

BozPage is cool. So what is BozPage?

BozPages is a project to make small one off blogroll pages to keep track of a bunch of feeds on a single page.

BozPages can be made into any combination of rss feeds

* Search results from various RSS enabled search engines
* Friends? bookmarks on del.icio.us
* Blog searches for your weblog
* News
* Friend?s blogroll
* Blogs on a specific topic

With BozPage we can see the Feeds in Cloud View Format, News River View format and in Dashboard format.

This can come handy when we want to create different dashboards or homepages on different topics or just want to use as homepages in general.

VIA:- Steve Rubel


Technorati tags: Bozpage ? Dashboards ? Homepage ? RSSdel.icio.us tags: Bozpage ? Dashboards ? Homepage ? RSS<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/23/checkout_bozpage">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Google brings in Google Pages to the list of their services

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

One more service offered by Google called Google Pages. I have written a blurb about this on Software And Tools, check it out.

Technorati tags: Google ? Google Pages ? Page Creatordel.icio.us tags: Google ? Google Pages ? Page Creator<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/24/google_brings_in_google_pages_to_the_lis">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Russell Beattie makes me think

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

I just read the article WTF 2.0 written by Russel Beattie. I would agree to his points. We see so many new services on a daily basis where sometimes it's hard to conclude what the viable business model is. Above all quite a lot of times it is hard to find what more value is the service providing to the customers. To take a small example, Dashboard pages is the buzzword these days, there is a flock of dashboards on the Internet. How many of them provide some real value and uniqueness to it's customers? I don't think making it more dynamic and AJAX based says it all!

Read the article, it definately provides some breakfast to the brain!.

Technorati tags: Blogs ? Services ? WEB2.0del.icio.us tags: Blogs ? Services ? WEB2.0<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/02/27/russell_beattie_makes_me_think">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Australian Day Light time changes during 2006

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

I got a Windows update today. The update is for changes to Australian Day light time changes during 2006 on account of Commomwealth Games.


Daylight saving time for 2006
For the year 2006 only, the official daylight saving time transition dates for each state in Australia are as follows:
State name Original date New date
Victoria March 26, 2006 April 2, 2006
ACT March 26, 2006 April 2, 2006
NSW March 26, 2006 April 2, 2006
Tasmania March 26, 2006 April 2, 2006
South Australia March 26, 2006 April 2, 2006
Note At 3:00 A.M. on the day that daylight saving time changes to standard time, clocks are moved back one hour.

The change to daylight saving time will affect the transition settings for the following time zone rules:
? (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
? (GMT+10:00) Hobart
? (GMT+09:30) Adelaide


This was a news to me as I did not know this. The udpate can be downloaded from here. This will only apply for year 2006.

Technorati tags: Day Light Saving ? Timedel.icio.us tags: Day Light Saving ? Time<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.itejas.com/index.php/2006/03/01/australian_day_light_time_changes_during_2006">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Woooo Hoooo, Google Calendar is finally here

by tejaaa In reply to Tejas' Interesting Links

Woooo Hooooo, Google Calendar is finally here. As of 2:00 PM Australian time I logged onto Google Calendar site and I can now login. Haven't checked much of it. Thought will share this news with you guys too.

OK, now back to Google Calendar.


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