On our contact page, we explain visitors Spotters cannot answer individual questions. We also ask visitors to contact Spotters via a general e-mail address.
We do this, to protect you from spam and useless e-mails. We reply to questions, and tell visitors you cannot answer individual questions. We forward all relevant messages to you.
Sometimes, journalists and businesses approach Spotters directly via Facebook, personal websites, etc. Some Spotters like it, some don’t. Here’s what we advise to do:
Is the message related to Spotted by Locals, your work as a Spotter, or a request for tips in your city?
Please forward the message to Bart (Bart@SpottedbyLocals.com), and let us know if you are interested in helping. We will reply on your behalf. If you do reply yourself, please let us know.
Is the message a request to write about a Spot?
Please forward the message to Bart (Bart@SpottedbyLocals.com). Bart will write Spotters write about their personal favorite spots, and (if necessary) Spotters are not allowed to accept favors in return for a positive review (see “Being a Spotter”). If you do reply yourself, please let us know.
Is the message personal, but don’t feel like answering?
Please forward the message to Bart (Bart@SpottedbyLocals.com). We will tell the person who contacted you nicely you cannot answer their e-mail.
So why do we want you to let us know who contacted you?
- We want to know how we can improve Spotted by Locals
- We’d like to keep track of what other travel websites are up to
- We have a lot of experience getting the most out of press attention – and we like to keep track of this.