7 fun facts about our CEO of Yola, Vinnny Lingham!

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When asked the following questions, Vinny had some pretty interesting answers! Check it out :)

1. What are you listening to right now? Eminem
2. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes! I had blonde streaks in when I was at UCT
3. What was your favourite toy as a child? My computer!
4. What is your favourite season? Without a doubt, Cape Town SUMMER!
5. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes!
6. Favorite dog breed? Jack Russell
7. Favorite day of the week? Monday... start of a new week!

We'd love to learn about you too! Grab a few minutes and give a little glimpse into who you are by answering the above 7 questions :)
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Since I posted this, I figure it's only fair that I too, should answer the questions! So here we go!

1. The blessed quietness of my house :)
2. Yeppers! Dyed it so much - it was green for my graduation!
3. Hmm... that's a hard one - I think maybe Tetris.
4. Fall! Love the glorious colors of changing leaves.
5. Depends on which closet! ;)
6. Mutts
7. Thursday - we're finally past the middle of the week!
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My money is extremely tight and I can only access my emails about once a week. When I upgraded to Silver with www.yola.xom, customer service persistently failed to answer my questions, costing me time and money.

Eventually I lost my temper and used language proportionate to their ineffective service; inter alia, calling them DIMWITS! Like school girls who spilt their varnish, they converted their behaviour to girly-spite by downgrading my status (without discussion) and refusing to answer future correspondence; yet, continually blasting my inbox with their SPAM.

www.yola.com violates all the ethical protocol associated with internet hosting: they wouldn't last a day at Apple. These dilly, spiteful schoolgirls, Monique and Jackie, should be removed from YOLA if they cannot handle customer service, rather, get out of the business and start your own lack-of-beauty, we’ll-paint-your-nails, shop. Their teenage, unethical behaviour will cause YOLA insurmountable damage. This fight will continue until www.yola.com is shut down. I have received no reply from the CEO.
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Richard, I have hosted my website with Yola since nearly their inception. I also have a Silver account.

What you describe sounds nothing like the Yola I know. They have always responded to my queries in a timely manner and have gone out of their way to help me resolve some tricky issues with my site when they have arisen. This isn't my first rodeo, either, I have been managing websites since 1999. Yola continues to impress me each and every day.
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I am preparing all the correspondence between Jackie, Monique and myself so you can judge the schadenfreude behaviour of these two women for yourself. I have been unable to make any progress on my website in almost a year because they have blocked all my efforts. Yes, because I called Jackie a DIMWIT; which I stand by. There is not a single internet and press release avenue I will not explore to expose Monique and Jackie's schadenfreude behaviour. Even an email to the CEO has been unanswered and, of course, I don't expect to see pigs flying soon.
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Fun Idea Sanja! We're borrowing a page from our awesome Cape Town based office manager Janine, who conducts these hilarious interviews and posts them on our intranet for us all to enjoy!

Here's mine:

1) The sweet sounds of silence.
2) It's natural now, but I can't say it's never met a bottle of red dye...
3) A true only child, I can't pick just one! I loved my LiteBrite and my little red record player that spun the Annie soundtrack non-stop!
4) Fall! Crisp, cool air, leaves turning, pumpkin everything. LOVE IT!
5) Not gonna lie. Dirty laundry.
6) I'm a fan of mutts, they have more character!
7) When I was little, I used to hate Sunday's cuz they were clean the house day. Now I love Sunday's cuz, well, they are clean the house day! Weird getting older.
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This is a stupid idea. Seriously. Maybe you should stop talking about your CEO's favorite toy and start working on your website's security, don't you think so?
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hey Mark, we thought it'd be fun to get to know our community a bit more, but I assure you it's not at the expense of our website security. We appreciate your concern and respect your choice not to participate.
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Mark, lighten up, you'll live longer and be happier.
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smithy

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ouch how rude!
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I love this - what a fun way to get to know the Yola community better!

1) Yonder Mountain String Band
2) yep- red and blonde highlights
3) hm... probably any toy that could go in the water or camping, also was found braiding my Barbie's hair often.
4) Fall for sure- jeans and sweatshirts rock!
5) shoes, guitar/trumpet case, yoga mat
6) Mutts! 'specially the ones with loads of pizazz
7) hands down Saturdays win. Farmers Market!
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Mark, people like you make the internet a better place.

1. Crickets
2. Yes, blonde and black at the same time :)
3. My computer
4. Autumn
5. boxes of wires :P
6. Akita
7. Friday ;)
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Your hair sounds awesome Dasho, and I had to Google Akita. OMG they may possibly be the cutest puppies ever!
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Mine:
1. What are you listening to right now? Bonnie Raitt

2. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes! In my 20's I frosted it with gray. Now I have natural gray highlights. :)

3. What was your favourite toy as a child? My computer!

4. What is your favourite season? Summer with flowers and gardens growing.

5. What is on the floor of your closet? Boxes & painting/junk clothes

6. Favorite dog breed? Sheltie

7. Favorite day of the week? All of them.
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I love your #2 answer Margie! :) Au naturelle is always beautiful!
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1. My wife typing on her computer keyboard.
2. No, but it has changed on it own from dark brown to gray.
3. My bicycle. That's not really odd for the '50's
4. Spring. Freshness! New life!
5. Shoes, shoe-shine box, and yes, dirty clothes for the dry cleaners, but they are neatly folded (well, for dirty clothes I guess I could say neatly) and stacked together.
6. German Shepherd.
7. Monday. I've got a whole new week ahead!
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Thanks labrannen! I enjoyed reading your answers :)
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@Margie I love Shelties too! I have one myself! His name is Cody:



Nathan
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Cool idea Sanja. Let me give it a go.

1. The radio.
2. No, but my daughter thinks I should start.
3. Can't remember. I think I took them all apart to see how they worked.
4. Spring. It's the start of Summer.
5. Shoes. (boring)
6. A scruffy mutt, just like Boomer. Just kidding, I love Rotties and Cocker Spanials.
7. Definitely Fridays. Start of the weekend :-)
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haha Boomer - did you manage to put the toys back together again?! :D
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Of course yes! You always end up with a few extra parts that they most probably didn't need in the first place though ;-)
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Every time there are extra parts on anything I assemble with my husband, he just chalks it up to "poor design". ;)
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Haha... I like his way of thinking, Laura. I must remember that one for the future :-)
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Callum

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Oooh this sounds like fun
1. MUSE (Don't judge me...)
2. No, natural brown :)
3. Marbles, gotta love them...
4. Autumn, leaves, bonfires, pumpkins, Halloween, more bonfires, marshmallows, LOVE IT!
5.A bin-bag with Halloween stuff in! :)
6. Something scruffy, like a King Charles Cavalier or Yorkshire Terrier
7. Saturdays, just amazing!
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oh.. I'm intrigued! A muse?! I'd love to hear more about that!
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Lol, Muse is an English Alternative Rock Band :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_(band)
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Oh, I see why you got confused, lol didn't know that Muse was an actual word :S
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hahahah... that was funny! :) So interesting how a word can mean two different things to people :D
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Lol!
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My turn :)

1.Oasis.
2.No against school regulations.
3.My Frisbee.
4.Winter, I suffer severe hay fever.
5.My old computer.
6.Labrador, We have 3.
7.Friday- Time to chill after school.

I think this is a great idea to get to know each other :)
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Wow - 3 dogs!! How great is that! Must keep you busy :)
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They do :) Gets a bit noisy sometimes when there in the kennels at the bottom of the garden haha.
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Ok I give in. Here are mine:

1. What are you listening to right now? P!NK
2. Have you ever dyed your hair? Never ever!
3. What was your favourite toy as a child? I remember books I loved, but not toys, but my baby pics show me with a yellow teddy so I guess I must have loved it at some point.
4. What is your favourite season? Winter - love cold, rainy days.
5. What is on the floor of your closet? empty suitcase - makes me think I might be taking a trip!
6. Favorite dog breed? Rotties
7. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

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Lol :P
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Haha... point 2 is a joke right ;-)
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Adorable, and really, you've hardly changed a bit! :0)
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1. What are you listening to right now?
Cantate Domino, by Mark Hayes (piano only, rehearsal CD for upcoming choral performance)
2. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Naturally! Purple, pink....
3. What was your favourite toy as a child?
Wishniks, music albums
4. What is your favourite season?
Spring
5. What is on the floor of your closet?
My hubby's clothes.
6. Favorite dog breed?
Boxers!
7. Favorite day of the week?
Friday.
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condo58- you have an adorable dog! Pink and Purple hair? Sounds fun :)
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1. What are you listening to right now?akon
2. Have you ever dyed your hair? no and not going to start
3. What was your favourite toy as a child? My computer
4. What is your favourite season? summer
5. What is on the floor of your closet? toys!
6. Favorite dog breed? caverlia king charles
7. Favorite day of the week? wednesday.... day off college lol
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1. What are you listening to right now?
The tiny voice in my head that says, "You need chocolate."

2. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes, but I've given up on a losing battle.

3. What was your favourite toy as a child?
My stuffed Curious George

4. What is your favourite season?
Summer

5. What is on the floor of your closet?
Shoes, clothes, and shhhh, the box where I stash Birthday and Christmas presents.

6. Favorite dog breed?
St. Bernard

7. Favorite day of the week?
Saturday

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Cheers Vinny

1. What are you listening to right now?
"Stones."

2. Have you ever dyed your hair?
"does shave your head count".

3. What was your favourite toy as a child?
"Mouse Trap"

4. What is your favourite season?
"Summer"

5. What is on the floor of your closet?
"Boots"

6. Favorite dog breed?
"English Staffordshire Bull Terrier"

7. Favorite day of the week?
"Any Given Sunday" ... how about them... Cowboys