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I just wanted to say how disturbing I find the fact that<br>
your "featured product" is Child Line, an organisation that<br>
clearly preys on parents fears.<br><br>
The number of missing and kidnapped children per year that they<br>
quote on their website - 1.5 million per year - is inflated and very<br>
misleading. The whole website is clearly intended to create a feeling<br>
of panic so that parents will feel they have no choice but to send<br>
Child Line money. It is very manipulative and exploitative.<br><br>
I'm surprised and disappointed that an organisation such as Mothering<br>
would not only carry advertising for such a company but would actual<br>
give them "featured product," status.
 

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Wow,<br><br>
That really bothers me as well. Did you pm Cynthia about it? Sometimes things slip through the cracks.
 

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I don't deal with the advertising on the website, only that which is here on the boards. So your complaint should better be directed to the Mothering office, particularly the advertising department - <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>:<br><br>
Other contact info:<br><br>
Mailing Address:<br>
Mothering Magazine<br>
P.O. Box 1690<br>
Santa Fe, NM 87504<br><br>
Physical Address:<br>
Mothering Magazine<br>
1611-A Paseo de Peralta<br>
Santa Fe, NM 87501<br><br>
Phone:<br>
1-800-984-8116, 9 am to 5 pm, MST<br><br>
Fax:<br>
505-986-8335
 

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I'm not sure how frequently they check their email box at that address but I have notified the officee of your complaint so perhaps it is an issue that will be discussed at the next staff meeting. Give it some time.<br><br>
I know at least a response of "We have received your message and are considering your complaint. Thank you for writing." would be nice. That's something I will mention as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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What site are you referring to - Mothering or the Child Line site?<br><br>
Would you please edit out the "phoney" comment? We must be careful what we say about folks. We could easily be threatened with a libel suit for hosting such comments, about this company or any company that would be prepared to take it to their attorney.<br><br>
If you'll email me your particular concerns I will personally talk to Peggy about it.
 

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Sorry about using that word but I was angry when I posted.<br><br>
I was refering to the people who run the Mothering site. I am upset that no one ever responded to the email I sent regarding the original post.
 

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As I said if you will forward me your email I will discuss it with Peggy myself. Back in September when you brought this up we were under a deluge of SoBigF virus emails - literally flooded by them. Email was a nightmare and it's very possible that yours didn't get attention in that virused emails avalanche that hit us and in the subsequent shutdown of some of the Mothering addresses.<br><br>
~Cynthia
 

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I did send the email to advertising, as you suggested. I don't believe you suggested that I forward it to you.<br><br>
The text of the email is the same as my original post. I'll also forward it to you.
 
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