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Offline Gintara

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« 2022-Jan-11, 10:12 PM Reply #25 »
I take back all my cursing and bad words, the trials have reappeared in the HK form  :shy:

The problem I have with racenet now is the navigation

For example,in the past when I would click on “Taree R5” in the image below it would take me directly to that race

Now it takes me to “today’s racing” where I then have to click on Taree and the the race number. Sudden it’s 3 extra steps


I'd noticed that too, I'd say it's just a glich. have you sent through feedback?

Part of the problem is I doubt those in change, actually use the site to realise those errors, so unless 'we' the users report the faults, they would go on unnoticed.


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« 2022-Jan-14, 04:40 PM Reply #26 »



........... he just put the slipper into 'punters.com.au'

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« 2022-Jan-14, 09:10 PM Reply #27 »

Racenet v. punters.com.au

What is the game being played out in the murdoch-monster bunker.

A takeover of the 'racing' interests of Tabcorp is still on the agenda  ......... sure beats a 'start-up' in a crowded field.

On the form-guide front, the valauble asset is -- was --  Racenet -- albeit now labouring after a 'makeover' has made a mess of a once benchmaerk business.

........ throwing PDC+ on the market, as a subscription service,  looks like a ploy to test the intelligence of punters.

Punters will not have a bar of this ------  no one should sign on to pay for it.


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« 2022-Feb-02, 08:55 PM Reply #28 »

Racenet v. Punters.com: the sense of confusion deepens

No one in their right mind would pay for 'access' to punters.com.

The only newscorpse asset is Racenet .............. and it has been devalued by 'improvements' that have so undermined its credibility as to make it untrustworthy.

Racenet, once the benchmark, is now an unsaleable 'service' to no one or anyone.

In the foreground is RVL pandering to corporate bookmakers, other than VICTAB.

................. this is not a conspiracy ......... this is an unfolding plan to see racing and form-based punting relegated to the realms of world-wide-wrestling.

The Murdochs and RVL must be thinking the market for 'punting customers' has gone mad to the point of betting 'survival' against 'oblivion'.

Take the tip .......... bet on 'oblivion'.


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« 2022-Feb-03, 04:57 PM Reply #29 »

In the mail today........ speaking of 'oblivion' ........... Racenet is about to ask for subscriptions

What’s next?

There’s nothing you need to do right now - look out for more details tomorrow which will include an email and an article on-site explaining the new and exciting features for paying members but also emphasising what features will remain free for everyone. If you have any questions you can contact us on email at: support@racenet.com.au

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« 2022-Feb-03, 08:01 PM Reply #30 »
Afternoon,

As you know, we are always working to improve the Racenet product, and the Racenet experience for all of our users. With that in mind we're committed to enhancing the Racenet platform, which will involve some changes coming soon.

What this means for you.

As a user of the Blackbook feature if you would like to continue obtaining access to your Blackbook or adding/making adjustments to runners, Jockeys, Trainers, Sires & Dams, from 8 February 2022 you will need to be a paying member. But don’t worry your current preferences will be retained.

Please note that if you choose not to subscribe, you will lose access to your current Blackbook on 8 February 2022, meaning you will not be able to edit or login to your Blackbook. However, you will continue to receive your email notifications. :what: :what: :what: :what:

What’s next?

There’s nothing you need to do right now - look out for more details tomorrow which will include an email and an article on-site explaining the new and exciting features for paying members but also emphasising what features will remain free for everyone. If you have any questions you can contact us on email at: support@racenet.com.au

ENDS
I find the Blackbook very convenient if the subscription is reasonable I'll probably subscribe.

I think the message is confusing that you will continue to receive your email notifications maybe they meanwhile you won't be able to update your Blackbook they'll continue to email those runners that are in your Blackbook at 8 Feb 


Giddy Up :beer:










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« 2022-Feb-03, 08:16 PM Reply #31 »
They do tell you not to worry though.
FMD is here no end to this greed.

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« 2022-Feb-03, 08:27 PM Reply #32 »
I do wonder if Racenet will soon charge for reading articles and tips. They hired Tony Brassel and Mark Guest for tips too.

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« 2022-Feb-03, 08:58 PM Reply #33 »
Arsey, why not just use the TAB black book.

I certainly won’t be paying for racenet. It has become very clunky to use of late and the TAB is free

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« 2022-Feb-04, 07:30 PM Reply #34 »



The Racenet owned 'Pride-Before-a-Fall' has its first start tomorrow.


Why would anyone 'lead' with a promise to tip a profit on the punt in the 'inflated field' era?

          .................. will Racenet publish accountable performance statistics for the 'paid service'?

Australia’s premier racing website is about to enter an exciting new era with the launch of Racenet iQ next week.

Assembling a team of thoroughbred racing’s sharpest minds, Racenet iQ provides members with the necessary tools and information to give them ultimate confidence in their next bet.

Racenet iQ will deliver a unique experience when it comes to gathering and interpreting racing intelligence.

We’ve not only got the resources, we’ve also got the talent to guide punters on their journey.


No one knows what is going on at Racenet and Punters.com.

Racing administrators would be on tenterhooks if punters will need to pay for the 'best of newscorpse' tips ......the very administrators who have stacked the deck against punters with inflated-field racing.

Do not get sucked into this nonsense.

.......... WAIT AND SEE!

[PS ............ as a side bet I would expect the combination of the SMH 'tipsters panel' & Montys 'Top5' to beat any contender.



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« 2022-Feb-04, 08:11 PM Reply #35 »
Racenet covering what is free and what is not. I wonder how long before they censor the comments and reactions.   :lol:

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/racenet-iq-to-provide-unrivalled-racing-intel-with-comprehensive-racing-data-analysis-and-news-20220204




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« 2022-Feb-04, 09:04 PM Reply #36 »



Murdoch-men in town,  packing lead, is something to be feared -- by everyone.


Most punters have no idea what is going on.

The murdoch-machine did not get to be a major media player globally by being thoughtless.

It may underestimate the stupidity of most punters (already burned by one or more 'tipping services')

The real game is possibly a different one ..... 'proving' to RVL and RNSW that it would be commercially sensible to subsidise the cost of continuing to do what they do 'free of charge'.

A couple of posts on the Rnet site were precient:

.............and they keep an accurate tally on each tipster's overall performance, now that would be something.

          once they force us to pay for form, its also marks the end to Racenet you watch how fast its viewers leave and the site dies


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« 2022-Feb-04, 09:12 PM Reply #37 »
Racenet covering what is free and what is not. I wonder how long before they censor the comments and reactions.   :lol:

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/racenet-iq-to-provide-unrivalled-racing-intel-with-comprehensive-racing-data-analysis-and-news-20220204

While Racenet iQ will offer members access to a wide variety of exciting new features, non-members will still be able to use the Racenet they’ve come to know and rely on for more than 20 years.

They then go on to highlight things like Blackbook, speed maps (settling) that will be pay only  :shutup:

My comment sat there awaiting 'approval'  :shrug: before disappearing   :dry:

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« 2022-Feb-05, 08:53 AM Reply #38 »
Well there was 24 comments last night when I tried to post this -

I'm not adverse paying for a service but that service needs to be top shelf quality, clearly this move is designed by someone who has NFI, how can you expect anyone to pay for something that they don't know what the service is?? 'Coming soon' doesn't cut it. You don't pay for a car without test driving it FFS. There's a reason drug dealers give out samples .....

It's fairly obvious Racenet have zero idea what their customers actually want, nor what is worth paying for.

Not to mention actually getting the service right before launching it. The form is riddled with errors & missing data but no one bothers fix it. All this from a site who yesterday promised in communication - look out for more details tomorrow which will include an email ...... still waiting, tick, tick, tick.

The app is rubbish after the supposed upgrade and the product has only devalued since it was purchased.


There's now over 50 commented yet the above was obviously moderated and didn't get through  :shutup: Pretty weak IMHO

I've since edited it and tried to have my thoughts known.   :lol:

# The email was caught in my spam  :shy:

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« 2022-Feb-05, 09:08 AM Reply #39 »
The dodgy Hong Kong commission agent's column of propaganda tripe goes Racenet IQ as well.
How laughable.

This is all so typically Rupert Murdoch.
Don't sign up boys because you will only be disappointed!

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« 2022-Feb-05, 09:59 AM Reply #40 »
So what you are saying is the ACCC was doing its job?    emthup

Murdoch may have more influence on the ACCC than you think.

The Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced in December 2021, the appointment of Gina Cass-Gottlieb as the next chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, replacing Rod Sims on March 21 2022.

Gina Cass-Gottlieb has been a lawyer for Murdoch and is a director of Murdochs’ family trust, Cruden Financial Services, with a 12.5% vote.

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/12/16/murdoch-mate-run-accc-very-australian-very-wrong/

For mine, the reason PUNTERS and RACENET have been turned into subscription services is to silence any critics or opposition to Newscorp Australia launching a new wagering brand in Australia, so that they can launch a new wagering brand with little or no opposition.

https://micky.com.au/a-possible-new-player-on-the-aussie-betting-market/

I mean there are very few posters, and nothing posted regularly on RaceHorseTalk, all of the Racing Forums that are active are being taken offline, and all you will have is feel good Murdoch Newspaper and Online Articles, and post by either employees or suck ups in the racing media.

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« 2022-Feb-05, 10:12 AM Reply #41 »
Murdoch may have more influence on the ACCC than you think.

The Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced in December 2021, the appointment of Gina Cass-Gottlieb as the next chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, replacing Rod Sims on March 21 2022.

Gina Cass-Gottlieb has been a lawyer for Murdoch and is a director of Murdochs’ family trust, Cruden Financial Services, with a 12.5% vote.

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/12/16/murdoch-mate-run-accc-very-australian-very-wrong/

For mine, the reason PUNTERS and RACENET have been turned into subscription services is to silence any critics or opposition to Newscorp Australia launching a new wagering brand in Australia, so that they can launch a new wagering brand with little or no opposition.

https://micky.com.au/a-possible-new-player-on-the-aussie-betting-market/

I mean there are very few posters, and nothing posted regularly on RaceHorseTalk, all of the Racing Forums that are active are being taken offline, and all you will have is feel good Murdoch Newspaper and Online Articles, and post by either employees or suck ups in the racing media.

It used to be booming a few years back but alas............

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« 2022-Feb-05, 10:27 AM Reply #42 »
Well there was 24 comments last night when I tried to post this -

I'm not adverse paying for a service but that service needs to be top shelf quality, clearly this move is designed by someone who has NFI, how can you expect anyone to pay for something that they don't know what the service is?? 'Coming soon' doesn't cut it. You don't pay for a car without test driving it FFS. There's a reason drug dealers give out samples .....

It's fairly obvious Racenet have zero idea what their customers actually want, nor what is worth paying for.

Not to mention actually getting the service right before launching it. The form is riddled with errors & missing data but no one bothers fix it. All this from a site who yesterday promised in communication - look out for more details tomorrow which will include an email ...... still waiting, tick, tick, tick.

The app is rubbish after the supposed upgrade and the product has only devalued since it was purchased.


There's now over 50 commented yet the above was obviously moderated and didn't get through  :shutup: Pretty weak IMHO

I've since edited it and tried to have my thoughts known.   :lol:

# The email was caught in my spam  :shy:

Gin
I'll help you out here.
Try something like this and see if it's printed

I think the changes are wonderful and everyone should welcome paying for what they used to receive for free.

See how you go


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« 2022-Feb-05, 11:03 AM Reply #43 »
Gin
I'll help you out here.
Try something like this and see if it's printed

I think the changes are wonderful and everyone should welcome paying for what they used to receive for free.

See how you go

I even resubmitted with these edits -

I'm not adverse paying for a service but that service needs to be top shelf quality, clearly this move is designed by someone who has NFI, how can you expect anyone to pay for something that they don't know what the service is??

'Coming soon' doesn't cut it. You don't pay for a car without test driving it Do you?

Does Racenet even know what their customers actually want, or what they are willing to paying for? I have no interest in 'experts' nor their opinion (others might) yet Racenet seems to lump everyone in the same boat.

Not to mention actually getting the service right before launching it. The form is riddled with errors & missing data but no one bothers fix it. Jumps starts? All weather? Jockeys on trials? Comments that contradict the speed map ...

The app is rubbish after the supposed upgrade and the product has only devalued since it was purchased, remind me what we are supposed to be paying for?


One may surmise that my account is flagged  :stop:

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« 2022-Feb-05, 01:27 PM Reply #44 »
Wily Ole Dog.

A lot of the previous PUNTERS site members were on here back when it was booming. 

Not sure why it all changed, but a forum needs regular interaction for it to be popular.

Good Punting Today!!

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« 2022-Feb-05, 01:32 PM Reply #45 »
Don’t mention the war.

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« 2022-Feb-05, 06:04 PM Reply #46 »


The cavalry is coming to save punters ............. this will be fun.

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« 2022-Feb-05, 06:20 PM Reply #47 »


Racenet iQ set for launch next Tuesday


................. hoping today was not indicative of 'value for money'.

Will Racenet post a running tally of the outcome of tips given to IQ subscribers?

.............. or will it be 'commercial in confidence' until some subscriber blows the whistle on what we all know will be a rort.

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« 2022-Feb-08, 10:38 AM Reply #48 »
The "Go live" has been switched on.

Lot's a gold locks on certain features in the form like the filters, settling positions, black book etc   :dry:

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« 2022-Apr-20, 08:58 AM Reply #49 »


Murdoch monopolisation: a Trojan horse is being saddled up

It would hardly be commercially sensible for the murdoch-men to build a start up when the wagering division of Tabcorp is being readied for sale as a going concern


News Corp Australia is finalising plans to launch a bookmaking outfit this year in partnership with a consortium linked to gambling entrepreneur Matthew Tripp, and has picked the former boss of BetEasy to serve as its chief executive.

Rupert Murdoch’s news and media giant has been working on a local wagering strategy for more than a year, which has involved negotiating with several potential wagering industry joint venture partners.


https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/news-corp-settles-on-bookmaking-launch-with-tripp-partnership-20220419-p5aeja.html


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