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Webmaster's Response: Free Trial Period

We acknowledge that some users may be confused by the distinction between totally free sites and free-to-try sites. We apologize for this, but please note that Stoutgat is the latter, a free-to-try website, which means you can try it for a limited period, after which you will be asked for payment. This approach is extremely common in the software industry. You can, for example, use the trial versions of Microsoft Office for free, but only for a short trial period. Although it doesn't cost anything to register on our site, and you can even send free messages, our registration page specifically mentions that you're signing up for a trial period and also says that you can "test drive" our site, which clearly indicates it's a trial membership you signed up for. Our Terms and Conditions page - to which you had to agree - also contains a specific section regarding free users. You can read the section about free users here: https://www.stoutgat.com/Terms.aspx We do, however, apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, but, and here's the nice thing, you can simply remove your profile if you choose not to become a premium member.

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If you do experience any issues with the site or have an inquiry, we do respond to all inquiries that are sent to us from the site's messaging page, within 8 business hours. Business hours are 8am to 5pm SA time, Monday to Friday. To get to the contact page, on the main / home page of the site there is a Help button at the top center, and one of the menu options under the Help button is a link to contact the webmaster. A direct link to the Help button also appears in all mails the site sends you. Please use the site to contact us, for any problem you have, and we will respond within 8 business hours.

False and slanderous reviews

As the owners of Stoutgat.net, there are serious issues with the deceitful, slanderous and false reviews of our site. One of the so-called reviews makes the following ludicrous assertions: "This is a pure scam site." Slanderous allegation and completely untrue. I challenge the person to write this under his own name, because we WILL take legal action against him. We would be happy to produce site logs and database entries proving this, if the person who makes these allegations sends us his user name. "Probably harvesting emails as you sign up." Blatant lie. Our Privacy Policy makes it clear we will NEVER share of sell or share any email addresses. This is actually ludicrous - why on earth would we sell email addresses to our competitors? "You will get "likes" and when you pay, there is nothing." - False and unproved allegation. Once again, we publicly challenge the person(s) making these allegations, to provide us with his user name, so that we can prove him wrong by means of site logs and database records. "Also no card facility? Very dodgy. Only EFT. " This is a blatant, malicious and total lie. We've had credit card facilities from the start and any member can easily find these on the site. Once again, the mind boggles at the sheer stupidity of this comment. Why on earth would we lose business by not having a credit card facility? "There absolutely no way to get in touch of the owner of the site or any reply." Once again a blatant lie and falsehood. On the main page of the site, there is a clear Help button, under which anybody can send us a message. We usually respond within 8 business hours. Really, one has to question the motives of whomever made such an easily disproven allegation. Perhaps he's a competitor and jealous of our success, who knows? "Oh and if they feel like deleting your account, they will do so. A while ago I tried to sign back in, and it just says - email not found in our database. And I still had a paid subscription for 10 days." Sheer and utter nonsense. I challenge the author of this rubbish to provide us with his user name. Why on EARTH would we delete somebody's profile out of the blue? We want people to stay on the site, for goodness' sake! That's our business!! Given the idiocy of the lies and slander perpetrated above, I would not be surprised if the person simply forgot which address he used to register on the site. All in all, as the owners of Stoutgat.net, we find these malicious "reviews" to be a clear instance of slander, and we SHALL pursue legal action against whomever perpetrates such lies and slander. The fact that this site, datingsitereviews.co.za, allows such slanderous and untrue allegations, is in itself cause for legal action.