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Unchained World-recommendations request

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by lamble, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. lamble

    lamble Been here awhile

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    I was asked if I could put something together for others and I'm nearly there.

    What I'm looking at is a reference site for unique eateries and services, where you can post comments, location (gps ref) and where others can then input a route and see where the nearest unchained services are. It needn't be a full package, a great bacon buttie or cup of tea, is enough. A clean toilet at a campsite, or a happy waiter will do.

    Below is the text from the under construction page. I'd love to have your input now, so that when we launch, there will be useful info from the get go.

    There are many exciting plans for Unchained and I'd be delighted if you'd come along for the ride.

    I'll see if we can link to this site too, but would guess we need some traffic first.


    Welcome to Unchained

    The simple goal of this site is to banish bland.

    Here you can share the splendidly diverse experiences of fellow travelers who have commended services that have excelled.
    You can add your own recommendations, be it a particularly pleasant pie, a ‘fluffsom’ bath-towel, a vista that cries ‘gaze in awe’, or a simple, but heartfelt, smile.

    To achieve this, Unchained is designed to promote the individualistic, to champion the creative, to share the obscure and highlight those establishments that offer exceptional value.
    The only criteria?
    They must be one-offs and not part of corporate chains.

    To establish the credibility of Unchained, only referrals made by you, the travellers, seekers and discoverers of outstanding service will be included. All that’s required is, you share your discoveries with others.

    Record details of the provider, their location (GPS ref if available) and share your comments in Unchained and you will be able to see where others recommend too. Input your trip and see a locator of Unchained services that are near your planned route, plus what fellow travelers have discovered there.

    Try an unchained venue or service for yourself, then, add your comments.

    If you value diversity, then you too, will want to banish bland and become Unchained.


    While this site is under construction, you can post your Unchained recommendations to:

    recommendations@unchainedworld.com

    Thank you.

    Lamble.
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    ex Colchester/Birmingham/Cannock/New York/Cannock again.

    Now full time Bothell nr Seattle Washington, USA.
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