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10-16-2011 @ 12:08PM
"Is there someone we can report bad WoW Insider ads to?"Ads? What ads?...
10-16-2011 @ 12:25PM
Supportin' the site, hon. :p Save for the stupid invisible scrolling, sliding poll thing every once in a while, it's really not that bad. Hell, I never would've known that some very, very silly person thought it was a good idea to make an mmo out of The Godfather movies. (The mmo shark has been jumped. It's over. Everyone go home.)
10-16-2011 @ 12:35PM
Unfortunately, those ads you mention are rampant. Many sites don't care who they sell ad space to. So those scammers get ads on normal websites. I constantly see the "follow this one simple tip", and "penny stocks" ads. This is how malicious Flash ads get spread, too. A company not caring who they sell to, and the ad company slipping in Flash exploits.Even Blizzard got nailed by this. They are usually careful who they sell ad space to, but one time a malicious ad got in on the forums, and it was trying to install rogue antivirus software on people's systems, but the CM's didn't believe the many people claiming it, until one finally found it themselves.
10-16-2011 @ 1:22PM
I NEVER noticed the ads on this site before. Let's take a look. I've got a Minecraft ad in the upper right corner. Or is that some kind of portable game system? It says something about 4G, so maybe a phone? I don't know, it says Xperia or something. Might be a travel service.There's a mapquest contest to win a scooter. Why is mapquest giving away a scooter? It looks blue. Kind of that art deco blue that hipsters like. I think I'll pass. I'm more of an anything-with-flames-on-the-side kind of guy.Oh- and Aol.com right at the top. Don't know how I missed that. Didn't AOL use to be some kind of ISP? What do they do now- email or something?In any case, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with this batch of ads. I approve.
10-16-2011 @ 1:35PM
My ads would be an AT&T ad to switch to their phone service. Someday it might happen, but not today. A Lexus ad... I don't drive so whatever. Then a Barack Obama 2012 ad. Even if I could vote, I don't care for the guy. Now I'll be fleeing the political debate that is likely to follow...
10-16-2011 @ 2:15PM
The ads I've got today are Scope and Pantene. Are you guys trying to tell me I need to groom myself? I'm deeply offended!Also, going to go take a shower...
10-16-2011 @ 2:26PM
AOL all the way for me.Might have something to do with where I live.BTW, I would really appreciate if sites with adds would have, somewhere we can find - say, as a link under the adds that we only get to see if the adds are blocked - instructions on how to whitelist the site with the most common add blocking plugins. Due to security concerns, I usually prefer to use white-lists of sites that are allowed to serve advertisement to me (I still want to support sites I like), but if I can't find out how to white-list a site...
10-16-2011 @ 4:20PM
WoW Insider is one of two websites I turn off AdBlock for (the other being WoWHead). The ads here aren't awful for the most part, and they aren't anywhere near as bad as the Jack Daniels ad I've been assaulted by at Massively.
10-17-2011 @ 7:43AM
Today's adds include:tire changing service. Seeing as i don't have a car that's very helpful.Some add for some footprints in sand and a box saying "buy now". Not sure whats being sold but not whatevs.Add for contact lenses and glasses. Exact same service i use to buy my contacts have a add for contacts on a site i regularly visit. Coincidence or Knight Templar conspiracy?
10-17-2011 @ 11:51AM
Hmm. I've got my browser on a tight an Adblock leash as I can manage; never really thought about the effect on WowInsider. Well there's no way I'm turning Adblock off (too paranoid about infected ads, even aside from the annoyance factor), so I guess I'll have to see if there's some other way I can support the website.
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