you greedy bastard
It's reports like these that has made me put Marrakech my next punting destination
I have followed this thread with great interest. My first post in this thread was/is on Page 2 and after following it for a while, I posted the above last year.
Recently, I SERIOUSLY thought about going to Marrakesh for a week, mainly to punt, with a few days of sightseeing into the Mountains and Cassablanca.
Now I didn't come and just post on here, asking for info and loads of help. As a long-time, established, proven, experienced poster on here
, there is no doubt that Nike and other regular posters (toon972 springs to mind, apologies to others whom I've not mentioned) would have furnished me with all the info, but that is not the right approach, and more of a lazy approach.
INSTEAD, I re-read ALL of the 80+ pages (at the time) on this thread AND made loads of notes from there.
Yes, I repeat..... I re-read ALL of the 80+ pages (at the time). In fact I made notes on 5+ pages of A4. I managed to get all the info that a typical punter visiting Marrakesh or Morocco would require.
The ONLY answer that was not provided anywhere within the thread, and rightly so, is how to find friendly apartments or Villas. Now this is where regular posting on this forum really helps. A quick email to Nike and having him immediately acknowledge me as an established contributor, the name of a local contact was included within the reply email!! Voila.... hey presto.... all done.
I appreciate that googling "Marrakesh" and "friendly apartments" leads guys onto this forum, but they are incredibly naive if they then think... ooh I can't be bothered to read 90+ pages, let me post my query, or worse still, now that I have been a member for long enough (although not a single post under my name) I can now use the PM facility and send an email out of the blue to Nike and expect him to give me (a total stranger, who could be a deranged punter, or worse still a Local Enforcement (LE) officer in Morocco who could easily get his contacts arrested and jailed) all the info I require handed on a silver plate. Okay, my trip may not materialise soon, as my plans have now changed, but I still have all that information which will prove to be useful if and when I decide to go to Morocco.
Nike, you have my sympathy for all the endless PMs you get. To an extent, I receive these as well, mainly for info on certain WGs in the EM region, but each time you log into UKP and having these stupid requests sitting in your inbox.....
I am inclined to mark this post and copy and paste it EVERY TIME a newbie comes on here and requests such info.