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Charlotte Ryberg
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:16 pm

Jenn Government wrote: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:

Risk Name:
MSIE ADODB.Stream Object File Installation Weakness
Severity: High
Attacker Url: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dossier/start=15
Network traffic was detected that matches the signature of a known attack

That definitely explains the constant security risks IE (all versions) experiences (which is why I use Firefox and lock-up IE). It does not indicate a virus but it is IE's weakness.

However this is a PG-13 website and something needs to be done about the ads.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Valipac » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:34 pm

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:
Jenn Government wrote: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:

Risk Name:
MSIE ADODB.Stream Object File Installation Weakness
Severity: High
Attacker Url: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dossier/start=15
Network traffic was detected that matches the signature of a known attack

That definitely explains the constant security risks IE (all versions) experiences (which is why I use Firefox and lock-up IE). It does not indicate a virus but it is IE's weakness.

However this is a PG-13 website and something needs to be done about the ads.

I'm not sure NS can do anything about a specific google ad. You, otoh, can.

Fill out this form http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/r ... rigin=ashc
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Unibot » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:24 pm

Are the Evony ads ...gone? :eyebrow:

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Unibot » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:25 pm

Nevermind.

As soon as I spoke. The boobs returned... :roll:
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby [violet] » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:26 pm

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:this is a PG-13 website and something needs to be done about the ads.

I have actually excluded a very large range of ads that might be inappropriate for younger players. Gambling ads, for example, would pay us really well, but we've declined them.

Google is very good about its ads, I think; they keep out all the bad ones. The Evony ads are suggestive, sure, but no more than half the covers of boxed games you walk past in a retail store. It's just a little cleavage. :)

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Georgetpwn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:17 pm

the chicks in those evony ads are hawt, but the ads themselves are annoying.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Georgetpwn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:19 pm

ok wtf:
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this pic explains it all
discussing those evony ads, and one pops up!
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Skeelzania » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:56 pm

OH NO, BOOBS!

I personally don't see the big deal. Yes, the ads are stupid and, from what I hear, totally misleading (especially in regards to boob-content of said game), but I don't find them actively offensive. When I'm typing a post or reading, most of the time I can't even see the banner bars. If I have to put up with a half-glance every few minutes at a mockworthy ad so that Max can make money and keep the forums going, I'm all for it.

What I find much more interesting are the simple little text-only links to various sites, and how different forums attract different ones. For example, NationStates General must be filled with Death Row inmates since thats who all the links I see there are directed at.

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Bears Armed » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:10 am

[violet] wrote:It's just a little cleavage. :)

"little" ?

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Topid » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:35 am

It seems to me that Google stopped pushing the boobies and started pushing Ironkey. :clap:
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Zimbellogod » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:57 am

Just you wait...

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Quintessence of Dust » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:38 pm

Sorry if I'm being annoying by continuing to discuss an issue the admin's already weighed in on, but I wondered whether there was another issue at stake, which is that Evony is not really a very responsible game to be advertising, in terms of their repeated violation of the intellectual property of other games, and duplicitous charging practices, not to mention widespread botspam in advertising their game. So boobies or no, I would struggle to think of them as a game the game staff would particularly wish to see NS players invest in.

I know you can't stop every single ad, but Evony do seem particularly bad examples of net business practices.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Valipac » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:41 am

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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Spredronia » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:41 pm

It's stopped now. I don't know why, but Desert Operations and Combat Arms (good games) replace Evony.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Melkor Unchained » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:39 pm

Complaining about boobs? Egad, what is the world coming to?! :lol2:

But seriously, the new ad is way better than the old, "saggytitties" one.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby The Emmerian Unions » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:42 pm

I love the boobs. I hate Scientology ads.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby James Bluntus » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:10 am

Reploid Productions wrote:Apparently Nationstates isn't the only site getting hammered by those goddamn Evony ads.
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You bet ya. It is very awkard. :blush: So there is nothing the NS team can do to stop it. And don't they have to pay NS to show their ad on their site? :eyebrow:
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Topid » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:14 am

James Bluntus wrote:And don't they have to pay NS to show their ad on their site? :eyebrow:

They (evony) pay Google to create a Google ad; Google pays NS less money to includie the same ad in their popular site. Google uses extra money to fund large military they keep in hiding in preparation for the day they unite with Disney to rule the world.
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Re: Annoying Google ad

Postby Warhaven » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:47 am

I played EVONY in response to those ads, and its not a very interesting game. I shouldn't have to wait entire hours between actions. :evil: I'd much rather pay max and banish all advertising all together.

*Goes back to waiting for other RP partners for hours on end*

EDIT: Right as I submitted my message, I got hit with both ads being of EVONY
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