(So, it's geo-illegal to sell stuff from your
page unless GC gets a major
> FREE GEOPLUS!
> Sign up for GeoPlus and get your first 30 days FREE. Use your
> GeoPlus membership to trace your family's genealogy, write an
> interactive soap opera, or document your travels and adventures.
> GeoPlus gives you all the tools you need from subdirectories to a
> CGI Library to help make your homestead the most exciting place on
> the Web. To sign up for your GeoPlus membership visit
Unfortunately, from what I hear problems arise when one tries to, say, cancel their Geoplus and go back to a life of freedom. Take this quote from the transload help forum (which pretty well replaces Geo's own, as they have scrapped their old forum and replaced it with this piece of garbage called eShare that's all but impossible for anyone without a T1 to use...)
] If this is so, my other featured page is getting
pulled out of there
] like my Heartland one was (I've been trying to cancel GeoPlus on it,
] but am unable to...Geo keeps extending it in the hope I'll send a
] payment in and won't let me cancel in the Geoplus manager).
The Geo report continues...
> A NOTE FOR COMMERCIAL SITES
> Beginning June 1, we'll begin suspending and removing commercial
> homesteads that haven't yet converted to GeoShops. GeoCitizens with
> commercial homesteads are being notified now. We know that sometimes
> it's just an honest mistake or a misunderstanding of our content
> guidelines, and we'd like to offer these people the opportunity to
> set up their commercial website at GeoCities. If you find a
> homestead that is engaging in a commercial enterprise, please
> drop us a line at:
> <http://www.geocities.com/main/contact/alertform.html>. And if you
> know you're in violation and would like to convert your site to a
> GeoShop, find all the info here
Wait a minute, does that include all the ones
BTW, how much sense does it make to set up your commercial site on Geocities anyway? A good deal of business will be done via search engines, and most of the biggies (Infoseek, Excite, etc.) have banned Geocities from their listings (some require that the pages be manually approved by the search's employees before the page will be indexed), making it a pain in the bum if not impossible to get customers from big-ticket searches.
--This theory provided anonymously, edited somewhat to fit the content of this site.
Update: Geocities already has started
advertising with the Geoguide. The next time one of these damn Geoguides
pops up, you're more likely to see an ad for Surplusdirect
than a fellow homesteader's banner. AND THEY ARE WATCHING YOU! They know
what your viewing habits are, what you're using, your interests, etc. and
are using you to get rich. Check out
to see how closely your surfing habits are being scrutinized...
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by PaperbackWriter, 11/13/97
We've got to get rid of these Geo-Cash Cows. This is such an infringement
on our hard work and artistic rights. These were not a
Someone better realize they're just biting the many hands that feed them.
Be sure to tell GeoCities what you think, and don't believe the comments that they "choose" to print (read create!)
I hear Tripod is doing a whopping business.