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Postby Crushing Our Enemies » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:28 am

Silver Luna Enchantment wrote:And if you want me to know why not put it in your banner in red letters next time. Thanks.
They'd have to use pretty small print to put the whole One Stop Rules Shop in the banner. Rather than waiting for them to do that, you'd probably be better off just visiting the thread and reading it yourself.
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Postby [violet] » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:28 pm

Killed a bunch more.

The reason they keep popping up again is that the advertiser keeps making new versions under different names.

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Postby Galiantus » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:21 pm

This whole thing is getting so annoying. Is there anyone you could contact to block the user from submiting the ad?
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Postby [violet] » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:52 pm

We can block the user, but they keep creating new users. It's just an annoying gap between the type of ads we're willing to host and the type of ads that Google will permit. Usually those two things are in sync.

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Postby Shanix » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:58 pm

[violet] wrote:We can block the user, but they keep creating new users. It's just an annoying gap between the type of ads we're willing to host and the type of ads that Google will permit. Usually those two things are in sync.

Is there no way to complain to google about this?
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Postby [violet] » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:06 pm

You can complain about any ad by clicking the little "Google" or (i) button in the corner of the ad, which should link you to a feedback form. If you do this, PLEASE make sure you complain about the AD and not the SITE (i.e. us).

The "Roman orgy" ad is already well-known across the internet, though, and has long been a frequent source of complaints. I'm really not sure why they tolerate it, since it seems significantly more crass than anything else they allow.

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Postby Shanix » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 pm

[violet] wrote:You can complain about any ad by clicking the little "Google" or (i) button in the corner of the ad, which should link you to a feedback form. If you do this, PLEASE make sure you complain about the AD and not the SITE (i.e. us).

Excellent! Men, to arms!

[violet] wrote:The "Roman orgy" ad is already well-known across the internet, though, and has long been a frequent source of complaints. I'm really not sure why they tolerate it, since it seems significantly more crass than anything else they allow.

Now that I know. God, I hate the Lady-Not-Appearing-In-This-Game trope.
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Postby Flibbleites » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:41 pm

I just spotted it on the issues page of one of my puppets.

EDIT: And on this one too, and I was doing so good at not encountering it.
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Postby [violet] » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:10 pm

Got it.

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Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:51 am

I like how they changed One click for a roman ORGY to One click for a roman EMPIRE. Same scantly clad women and everything.

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Postby Flibbleites » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:29 am

Hladgos wrote:I like how they changed One click for a roman ORGY to One click for a roman EMPIRE. Same scantly clad women and everything.

Eh, the one I saw still said "orgy."

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Postby The United Soviet Socialist Republic » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:32 am

Flibbleites wrote:
Hladgos wrote:I like how they changed One click for a roman ORGY to One click for a roman EMPIRE. Same scantly clad women and everything.

Eh, the one I saw still said "orgy."

I see that ad a lot, but it almost always says empire. I think violet got it.
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Postby Greater Evil Imperial Japanese Dystopia » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:32 am

Hladgos wrote:I like how they changed One click for a roman ORGY to One click for a roman EMPIRE. Same scantly clad women and everything.


I love how it does it.

The owners of that game are quite clever to constantly change the coding, the name, etcetera to make it come through. I find it quite unbelievable. Then again, all Internet advertisements annoy me in general.
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Postby New Xyborgs » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:17 pm

It is called Death Grips the Money Store and it has a lady leading a naked lady (who is wearing some kind of demon mask) on a leash. I don't know what it's about.
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Postby New Xyborgs » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:30 pm

Also there is an ad for something called "Call of Roma" that has an elf(?) with giant boobs. There's this text that says something about playing with pals that flies into the ad. When it hits the boobs shake.
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Postby Shanix » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:35 pm

This is, more or less, the technical thread for reporting Inappropriate Ads. I 'd suggest taking screen caps when you see these ads so [violet] (Site Admin) can check 'em out and blast 'em.
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Postby West Vandengaarde » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:39 pm

There's these ads for a site called "playpickle.com" which downloads malware/adware and stuff and also infringes on copyrights by showing plagiarized images of games that they pretend to offer.

I dunno if that's against site policy, but it seems...well, shady.
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Postby Aksun » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Seems to be fixed now. All I get is WoW advertisements and some election for an old guy.

I scanned through all of the forum topics (factbooks etc) and all of them show none of that roman crap.

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Postby Scoochi2 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:48 pm

Never seen this ad before today, but I'm now being offered Filipino girlfriends...

advertising for FilopinoCupid.com
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Postby Sedgistan » Thu May 31, 2012 2:54 pm

I think [violet] has said that adverts for dating sites are generally okay.

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Postby Mesoland » Thu May 31, 2012 2:57 pm

I get that one all the time, plus the Japanese one, the African one and the Chinese one.

However, [violet] has already ruled on these kinds of site:


[violet] wrote:
Mesoland wrote:May I please ask a question?

I get a lot of advertisements popping up for all sorts of dating sites on here, such as the Cougar one and UniformDating, to name 2 of about 6. Would these be classed as inappropriate as well?

No, we don't mind helping people to find love, so long as it's done non-obnoxiously.


Just saw Sedge's post, just backing it up with her quote. ;)

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Postby [violet] » Thu May 31, 2012 5:23 pm

Scoochi2 wrote:I'm now being offered Filipino girlfriends...

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Postby Not a pipe » Thu May 31, 2012 7:56 pm

Just use AdBlock or something like that to hide the ads you dislike (if you know the URL pattern of those specific ads; if not, too bad)
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Postby Mesoland » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:10 pm

Another inappropriate advert:

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