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    Raffle for a Museum

    Pienza is very charming. It's one of our favorite places in Tuscany. My wife and I were surprised to see the same cheese shop that we went to featured in the second season of "Master of None" (Aziz Ansari). Did you go to Cortona? It's also beautiful! Your current trip sounds like a blast too!
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    First look!

    Wowzer! The photos are beautiful!
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    Curiosity Questions

    When staying at hotels, I often ask how full the place is. This helps me predict how noisy the night may be and how crowded the breakfast room will be :)
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    Raffle for a Museum

    Any specific part of Italy? First time?
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    Saying goodbye

    Live long and prosper! 🖖
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    Wordpress Captcha?

    In that case it's all good. That's why knowing your audience is important :)
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    Wordpress Captcha?

    I recommend extra care when implementing difficult captchas. You don't want to lose potential customers because they fail the captcha once or twice. That's why I would rather take a few spam entries than risk losing legit leads. Food for thought :)
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    What would you do? Who right?

    In the last 2 years I sent about 500 emails to properties with really bad photos (circa 2000) in a 2-hour driving range from my house. I offered them free photos (I already had a portfolio to show), in exchange for experience. I received about 10 interested replies, which lead to 4 photo...
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    What would you do? Who right?

    Wow, I never thought of it this way! As a consumer, I always appreciate seeing at least the "rack rate", which is often a lot higher than the ones on OTAs. This tells me if a property is inside or outside my range. But I also see the issue with displaying a rate... plenty of nasty people...
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    Wordpress Captcha?

    Flamingo is not an anti-spam tool, rather a way to save form entries to the database (even the ones marked as spam). This way, if something is wrong with your mail server, entries would still be available in the back-end (in the WP dashboard). A few times a year I find some important messages...
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    Wordpress Captcha?

    If you're using CF7, I have an article (and a video) with instructions about integrating Akismet (usually used for comment spam). https://www.ilovewp.com/how-to-stop-spam-in-contact-form-7-with-akismet/ While you're at it, I also recommend pairing up CF7 with Flamingo (a tutorial and video on...
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    Wordpress Captcha?

    It really depends on the Contact Form plugin that you are using. Many of them include an anti-spam technique called "honeypot", that also reduces a good amount of spam. Captchas are generally considered too disruptive, so the world is trying to move on to behind-the-scenes anti-spam.
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    Pleasing the Irish

    Then please don't Google "showerhead bacteria" :)
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    Pleasing the Irish

    I'm a simple man and I have simple thoughts. Even if the same water runs through the pipes ("It's all pipes!"), I'm hesitant to drink the water from the room where people are doing their dirty business one meter away from the tap. By the same logic, would you use the cold water from your...
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    Pleasing the Irish

    You drink the tap water from the bathroom sink? 😲
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