It is now becoming a popular trend for representatives from http://www.erosguide.com to deactivate older accounts that have been active since 2005 and earlier. I have been a very loyal advertiser for many years and would have liked to have continued my relationship with the eros guide but it seems that the legal department namely TOM of http://www.erosguide.com and Lisa of http://www.erosguide.com has promptly banned my paid account even though I had agreed to let them remove my text from my website explaining what Yoni worship is.
I was deleted and deactivated for now reason today since I agreed to their text changes and I agreed to many things over the years they decided to do to my account.
I copied and pasted another complaint made from an unhappy advertiser who wrote a letter to the legal department and i wish to share this on my blog so others will be warned that http://www.erosguide.com is no longer an appropriate place for anyone from the sex industry to join.
Please read the following:
To the Legal Department and the CEO and President of the Eros-Guide
I am contacting you, because yesterday, April 12th I received a phone call from a supervisor called “Sharon” or “Sharol” I don’t know how she spells her name exactly.
But she is an older lady.
She said that my account has been deleted yesterday, because I put the phrase “15 minutes French” in my ad today. This is a special that I intended to run for 2 weeks.
Yes, this morning as many mornings since 2007 I placed an ad and I did put the phrase “15 minutes French” in the ad indeed.
My attorney and I do agree that that may be interpreted as an ambiguous phrase, but we do not agree that it is a direct expression for sexual language
or an offer for sexual services.
There are already a lot of advertisers out there who had problems with you in the past and I intend to make sure that we join together to file a class action suit followed by creating an another website to put our ads. We need to ask the court dissolve Darkside Productions.
As it is I am from Europe, lived in France and learned French in Paris through a language program, “15 minutes French”, which I also attached to the e-mail I sent to Eros-Guide yesterday.
And the language CD can be processed here:
Here is a sample of the CD.program:
The expression”15 minutes French” is very broad and indeed can be misunderstood.
However for me and other people who took this language program it comes naturally and by no means is interpreted as anything sexual.
In fact if the supervisor never studied or gave French lessons, she might be out of practice and we highly suggest her to start with this language program, 15 minutes at time.
It can do wanders and it may save her job. She only has a job, because of the French lessons that I and other of your clients distribute to your distribution chanel,
I would like to politely ask the Eros Guide to give us 24 hours to edit my ad.
That is to put back my account today and give us by tomorrow say 5pm, to edit the ad in an acceptable form. Then, your supervisors can revise the ad to make sure that does not violate your guide lines and if does not, I would like to see my ad up in Eros-NY section by midnight today, April 13th.
I understand that Eros-guide revises the ads before final submission, so if yesterday the supervisor who is mentioned above saw the expression she should of send me an e-mail or a phone call and warn me about it and give me some time to edit my ad before she made that decision to have my account suspended. I believe that Eros Guide owes me with that favor.
As a 4 year client and at least a 2 year prospective client you are still about to receive a lot of income from me, even if I only choose to spend $300 a month on your website, but most months I spend more. As a loyal client, I expected to get a phone call saying that I have 24 hours to edit my ad and took out the ambiguous expressions, or my account will be suspended. I believe it was very unethical to suspend my account without warning.
That being said I have a message for the president and CEO of the Eros-Guide
If you have supervisors like this old jaded lady, who suspends an account of an account holder, who was a costumer since 2006 and intend to be a costumer for a few more years, you might be loosing a lot of business. And I have friends who advertised on Eros Guide and their account has been suspended without warning.
So it might be a lucrative idea to replenish your staff with people who are helping you bringing in more business as oppose to reduce existing cash flow.
We all know that all your employees are there for the mercy of our business. If there is not enough business you cannot afford to hire these individuals and if this economy they would be starving or remain unemployed.
And I also have a message for the supervisor who deleted my account today;
“You only have a job because of the mercy of my and other Eros Guide advertisers French lessons. If not for us you will be unemployed. You are only there because of us.
You are at the mercy of our cash flow and if you suspend clients account we need to take our business somewhere else. That doesn’t only put your livelihood in danger, but it also put the livelihood of your boss in danger, which of course puts the entire stuff’s livelihood in danger.