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Old 07-12-2012, 10:58 PM
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They also like hyphens. For example, when writing about hotels I used the phrase 24 hour reception, they wanted it phrased as 24-hour.
Quite right, too.

Can it be a "24 reception" ? No.
Can it be an "hour reception" ? No.

Therefore, it can't be a "24 hour reception", it needs to be compounded - "24-hour reception", in the same way as "densely populated town" has to be "densely-populated town"

Compound Adjectives.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:24 PM
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Oh my googler, did I upset you in some way?

I posted that more than 2 weeks ago!

It was posted in the spirit of helping others to avoid the same mistake.


BTW I fully understand the use of compound adjectives and their most common formation with the use of adjective or adverb plus past participle. However,24-hour reception is term that is often used on many web sites, including numerous hotel web sites, without the hyphen. Also, when writing SEO it is usually important to consider the way it will be phrased when people perform relevant web searches.

I was not complaining and telling you textbroker was wrong, nor was I whinging. I was giving practical examples of some of my errors so it would help others.

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Oh my googler, did I upset you in some way?

I posted that more than 2 weeks ago!
No, you didn't upset me, and yes, I know you posted it a while back.
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I now know more about luggage than is legally required.
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I now know more about luggage than is legally required.
...and I would have done, had I not hit the 5-article block..... still not lifted.
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Wrote four articles in August. None of them have been rated by TB. Absolute joke.
No. 20 in the VSPC, No. 1427 in the sealed pot challenge. (Pot opening date: 01/07/2013)
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Wrote four articles in August. None of them have been rated by TB. Absolute joke.
Have they been accepted by the client(s)? TB won't rate them until they have. Have you checked e-mail for any messages in this vein?
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Have they been accepted by the client(s)? TB won't rate them until they have. Have you checked e-mail for any messages in this vein?
All have been accepted by the client, no contact from TB at all.
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I have 93 articles waiting to be rated by Textbroker. I am not too concerned about that, I am more interested in the clients accepting and me getting paid.
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...and I would have done, had I not hit the 5-article block..... still not lifted.
Damn googler, how long now? Send them another email...
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I have 93 articles waiting to be rated by Textbroker. I am not too concerned about that, I am more interested in the clients accepting and me getting paid.
This exactly, I would be more concerned about getting paid if I am honest.
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Wrote four articles in August. None of them have been rated by TB. Absolute joke.
If these are your first four (and only four) then they won't look at them until you have done five, as you can't be rated on four. Do another article then email them as soon as it is accepted.
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Damn googler, how long now? Send them another email...
Fifth article completed on the 7th, so 'only' three days over a weekend, but seems like an eternity.....
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:47 PM
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out of curiosity has anyone set up payment so that it is sent to your bank account or does everyone just have it sent to your paypal account?
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Tyrone

Mine is paid into my UK bank account. The exchange has gone up over the weekend so this weeks money was better than last week.

Paypal am not sure how long it takes, but the payoff transfer in on Friday and by Monday, without fail, it has been in my bank apart from one week, whereby it didn't and I emailed them, within ten minutes it was in there.

I do it full time, so it does mean that I am at it regularly, I do about 40 articles a week, which brings me a nice income of around 180.00 to 200.00 a week, of which I pay my NI and set aside the tiny bit of tax I will have to pay next year. It meant my hubbie could come off ESA and he is doing a little job locally for the church. He is on DLA and we contacted them and there is no affect on his volunteer work at the church. It has worked out well and I have been at this for well over two years, with a break in between.
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I registered some time ago and was rated as 3 stars, but every time I log in there are no 3 star articles available. Any tips as to the best time to actually find 3 star articles?
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Tyrone

Mine is paid into my UK bank account. The exchange has gone up over the weekend so this weeks money was better than last week.

Paypal am not sure how long it takes, but the payoff transfer in on Friday and by Monday, without fail, it has been in my bank apart from one week, whereby it didn't and I emailed them, within ten minutes it was in there.

I do it full time, so it does mean that I am at it regularly, I do about 40 articles a week, which brings me a nice income of around 180.00 to 200.00 a week, of which I pay my NI and set aside the tiny bit of tax I will have to pay next year. It meant my hubbie could come off ESA and he is doing a little job locally for the church. He is on DLA and we contacted them and there is no affect on his volunteer work at the church. It has worked out well and I have been at this for well over two years, with a break in between.
Thanks that's great, its good to hear that it works for you.

One other question, how do I find my IBAN number and SWIFT Number?
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I registered some time ago and was rated as 3 stars, but every time I log in there are no 3 star articles available. Any tips as to the best time to actually find 3 star articles?
it is all down to luck from what I can gather. I am constantly checking and I have written 9 articles in just over a week.
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Thanks that's great, its good to hear that it works for you.

One other question, how do I find my IBAN number and SWIFT Number?
You can find it on your log in details, or on the bottom of a paper bank statement. If you cannot locate it, then give your bank a call.

The swift code may well be called the 'BIC' code on your bank, mine is.
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Sommer, thanks for that I have found it.
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