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Annoying Google ad

Postby Omigodtheykilledkenny » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:20 am

Is there some way NationStates can "opt out" of certain banner ads on the Web Site, particularly in this case the Evony one? I know these guys really want to attract horny 12-year-olds to play their game, but I don't want a pair of computer-generated breasts staring at me every time I log onto this site. :palm:
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Glen-Rhodes » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:52 am

A client-side fix, if you use Firefox, is Adblock Plus. My NationStates is ad-free, along with most other websites, with it.

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Postby Inflatable Gandalfs » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:57 am

Yeah, that's probably my best option. I forgot completely about it. Thanks.

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Sionis Prioratus » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:22 am

There's no remedy for Chrome users like me. So I get stuck with breasts :(

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Postby Louis Van Boxel Woolf » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:32 am

Chrome's super speed does make up for it though...
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Sionis Prioratus » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:55 am

Louis Van Boxel Woolf wrote:Chrome's super speed does make up for it though


Indeed. I won't trade Chrome for anything else soon.

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Postby Louis Van Boxel Woolf » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:59 am

Sionis Prioratus wrote:
Louis Van Boxel Woolf wrote:Chrome's super speed does make up for it though


Indeed. I won't trade Chrome for anything else soon.


Same.
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Postby Havensky » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:53 pm

Anything but the Envoy Ad
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby [violet] » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:19 pm

Those Evony ads are everywhere, aren't they! I think the annoyance factor is not so much what they are but how frequently they appear.

They are helping keep this site running, though!

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Postby Tanaara » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:09 pm

I understand about the ads paying the bills, [Violet] but I'd rather pay you / NS and have no ads
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Postby Spartzerina » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:15 pm

Tanaara wrote:I understand about the ads paying the bills, [Violet] but I'd rather pay you / NS and have no ads

Like NS2's Ambassador status, only all it does is remove ads? I'm fine with that; as long as we don't have to pay for basics such as custom flags...
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Postby Havensky » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:58 pm

[violet] wrote:Those Evony ads are everywhere, aren't they! I think the annoyance factor is not so much what they are but how frequently they appear.

They are helping keep this site running, though!


No, it's not the frequency - it's the boobage.

I'm A-OK with the same ads popping up over and over. But Lord knows that my gf is going to look over my shoulder and go, "What the hell are you looking at?!"


...did I really just say boobage in an NS post?
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Topid » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:02 pm

Havensky wrote:
[violet] wrote:Those Evony ads are everywhere, aren't they! I think the annoyance factor is not so much what they are but how frequently they appear.

They are helping keep this site running, though!


No, it's not the frequency - it's the boobage.

I'm A-OK with the same ads popping up over and over. But Lord knows that my gf is going to look over my shoulder and go, "What the hell are you looking at?!"


...did I really just say boobage in an NS post?

I've seen that ad sooo many times, but I still don't know what kind of game Evony is.,.. I just associate it with boobs. Very effective ad. :lol:
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Unibot » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:07 pm

Some people worship the Church of Reppy, I worship the Church of Unrelated Sex Appeal in Advertising.

I also love Chrome. :p

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Postby Valipac » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:02 pm

Chrome is awesome, but they will never introduce an ad blocking mechanism as Google's main profit comes through advertising. Believe me, they do all kinds of crazy stuff (they even make a hardware/software set to help produce radio shows) but it all ties back to advertising (those units will request ads from google in much the same way adsense works). So I use Firefox. Although I can't wait for Chrome OS.

You can remove ads while using chrome, but it involves running your computer through a proxy. Here's a how-to.

http://lifehacker.com/5046529/how-to-bl ... gle-chrome
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Reploid Productions » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:29 am

Apparently Nationstates isn't the only site getting hammered by those goddamn Evony ads.
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You know it's also really awkward when a parent walks by and, well, questions you about it.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Valipac » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:41 am

Reploid Productions wrote:Apparently Nationstates isn't the only site getting hammered by those goddamn Evony ads.
The Dragon Cave forum wrote:I'm getting a little tired of seeing someone's clevage as I try to name my dragons...or look at my scroll. blink.gif

You know it's also really awkward when a parent walks by and, well, questions you about it.

Yeah pretty much anything with the word "game" related is getting nailed by them (get it, hammered and nailed, lol). <.<

Anyways they're all over NSD too.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:42 am

I wouldn't mind if there was a "Get Firefox" ad if you didn't mind. Besides, that may be the ad that many wouldn't mind seeing.

It isn't the first time Google has been pushing such ads.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Daynor » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:25 pm

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:It isn't the first time Google has been pushing such ads.

The forum for my old conservative region continually showed an ad for a gay dating site. I found this funny beyond words...
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Postby Ballotonia » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:29 am

Personally I have no problems with the booby adds. More so with the ones for Scientology. I think it's better for kids to see some cleavage than getting indoctrinated into a dangerous cult.

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Postby Sionis Prioratus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:16 am

Ballotonia wrote:Personally I have no problems with the booby adds. More so with the ones for Scientology. I think it's better for kids to see some cleavage than getting indoctrinated into a dangerous cult.

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This.

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Postby Gazilland » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:24 am

Daynor wrote:
Charlotte Ryberg wrote:It isn't the first time Google has been pushing such ads.

The forum for my old conservative region continually showed an ad for a gay dating site. I found this funny beyond words...

NICE!

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Postby The Emmerian Unions » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:26 am

Daynor wrote:
Charlotte Ryberg wrote:It isn't the first time Google has been pushing such ads.

The forum for my old conservative region continually showed an ad for a gay dating site. I found this funny beyond words...


Quite ironic.
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Postby Bluth Corporation » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:03 am

I must say, though, that as far as computer-generated boobs go they're very realistic-looking.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Jenn Government » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:47 am

I think the ads could be messing up my internet, not only Nationstates but player/region created forums (I keep getting redirected to different sites without clicking anything). Anyways was concerned when I saw this from my virus prevention program:

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