I thought this site was PG. . .

Discussion in 'sffworld.com comments, feedback...' started by NickeeCoco, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. NickeeCoco

    NickeeCoco Reader Staff Member

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    So, I know people have mentioned the Evony advertisements before. . . But they've gotten worse. I was happily reading some posts when my partner peered over my shoulder and said:

    "Are you looking at porn?"

    I was surprised at this question. I look up at the top banner, and what was there? Not a drawing of an elf with heaving breasts, but an actual photo of a woman in her skivvies. It then pans down in a close up of her entire body.

    Really now.

    As for my location, I'm in SW Ontario, Canada, if that helps you any.
     
  2. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for highlighting this, Nickee.

    It's clearly a regional thing: here in the UK I don't get those adverts (at least at the moment!) so obviously I feel like I'm missing out. :rolleyes:

    I've passed this along to super-Cyber-Elf to see what we can do.

    Mark
     
  3. NickeeCoco

    NickeeCoco Reader Staff Member

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    Ha!

    (I needed more than three characters)
     
  4. Eventine

    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    I've been getting them in Australia too. (I just scroll past before I get noticed though!)
     
  5. Jennifer P

    Jennifer P Registered User

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    I have the Evony ads content-blocked. Unfortunately, those ads are showing up all over the place...including on, for example, Harry Potter RPG boards.

    They're a plague and it doesn't seem like the ad service plans on doing anything about it.
     
  6. daigoro

    daigoro I'm the law... Staff Member

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    I saw these ads myself yesterday and was a bit surprised since I really thought I had found a way of filtering out these ads from being shown at the site.

    These Evony guys have a history of trying to trick the advertising networks by changing their url's and thus making it difficult to filter them out. Anyway, I'll once again try to track down where they originate from and hopefully find a way to remove them. Even though they advertise for an online game it's a really annoying type of ad so I definitely don't want them on the site.
     
  7. Daddy Darth

    Daddy Darth Boba Fett Lives

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    I gotta chime in here and say how much I hate these ads too. I mean I look at this site at home and work. I dont want my wife or work mates (pretty much all gals by the way) thinking I'm accessing racy material. The current ad looks pretty much like a Maxim spread. OK in the right place but not here!
    Nuff said.
     
  8. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    Google: Adblock Plus - it makes all that nastiness go away. :)
     
  9. kater

    kater Filthy Assistants!

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    Got anything to make it appear? :D
     
  10. Window Bar

    Window Bar We Read for Light

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    skivvy ads

    My Firefox browser settings block pop-ups nicely. Or is the offending skiv within the 1" top banner? If so, your buddies are more than interested in your browsing tastes.
     
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