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Post Number:#1 by kicksotic
» 13 Aug 2012, 11:45

New here. Popped around, took a look, kinda liked what I saw, so decided to bite the ol' bullet and go for it.

Submitted a Review Request (yay!), received the URL in my email addy to submit my book (sweet!), attempted several times to upload book and found myself on a Russian dating site instead (what the ... ?)

Um, having second thoughts.

Isn't there, like, a real person to send copies to? Or is it all automated.

(sigh)
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Re: Unimpressed newbie

Post Number:#2 by Scott
» 13 Aug 2012, 16:31

I'm not sure how you would end up on a Russian dating site. We don't use any kind of pop-up advertising. Perhaps you clicked on an ad.

Did you get an error message when you tried uploading the book? What happened exactly when you tried uploading it the first time? You say you tried several times, did the same thing happen each time?
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Re: Unimpressed newbie

Post Number:#3 by kicksotic
» 13 Aug 2012, 16:38

The same thing happened each time. I tried uploading the .epub, it paused for a LONG time, and then redirected me to the dating site. So, I clicked the back arrow, tried again (maybe that's my mistake?), and, again, there were Volinka and Rola and Kandy (with a K) offering me their borscht, so to speak.

Not quite sure what to do now. Maybe try again? (scratches head)
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Re: Unimpressed newbie

Post Number:#4 by Scott
» 13 Aug 2012, 17:15

Can you try typing some nonsense domain into your browser bar like afedlfjaoifheoa.com/test.html to make sure the computer you are using isn't infected with spyware, i.e. that you do not get redirected to the same Russian site as a result of any 404 on your computer.

Like I said, the only way I could imagine you ending up on a Russian site from this site is that there was an ad displayed automatically by Google and you accidentally clicked it, but that wouldn't cause you to be repeatedly redirected to the same site and it also wouldn't be possible if the site is very scandalous (e.g. R-rated or illegal) since Google does not allow such sites to advertise on it.

Pressing your back button could have been problematic, and may have even been generating an 'already uploaded' error but since you didn't see such an error message and were ending up on this other page, some other problem(s) must also be going on. The only thing I can think of is that there was a 404 error on our end and a hijacked browser issue on your end.
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Re: Unimpressed newbie

Post Number:#5 by kicksotic
» 13 Aug 2012, 17:20

Thank you for the quick reply. Did the spyware check already and I'm clean. There may have been a clickable right above the Submit button, but I clicked Submit and not the ad. Oh well ...

Guess I'll try it again. And thank you again! Color me impressed now. (^D
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