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Old 04-12-2017, 01:32 PM
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These ads

Couldn't find a better place to complain, so here it goes:

The current round of ads are tacky, rude, misogynist, and an embarrassment when I open rpgcrossing when my children are around.

The concentration on closeups on female butts, crotches and breasts is the kind of discriminatory BS that has been alienating female gamers for years.

I know the Sysops here do not pick the ads, but please show some discrimination about the kind of ads you accept.
I will be turning my adblockers back on until the offensive ads are removed.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Old 04-12-2017, 03:12 PM
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:31 PM
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Google provides the ads, but it is possible to opt out of some specifically. If you see a problematic ad, please take a screenshot and send it to the email address in 'contact us' at the bottom of each page.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:25 PM
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Will do. Probably tomorrow. Thank you.
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On that note, I've turned my adblock off for all of RPXing, but it seems ~50/50 for whether or not I get the advertisements or not. Right now I am in this tab, but the Games Seeking Players tab I currently have open says "You have adblock on" even though ABP is showing the greyed out "off" sign. What's up with that?

Also, if I see overly gendered ads, I'll screen shot them and send em your way as well.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:15 PM
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Not sure what's going on with ads not always showing. In theory, it should default to an ER banner, not nothing at all. I'll take a look at whether there are any clues at this end. Do you have other script/tracker blockers (e.g. noscript, ghostery and that kind of thing) running?
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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HTTPS everywhere?
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:15 AM
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One of the milder ones. Haven't seen the ruder ones since turning off my adblock.
 
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:40 AM
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Sigh. There's a reason I stopped showing ads on CS accounts a few years back... it's just not a nice experience. I wish the site didn't need the revenue.

I went through a bunch of ads in our adsense account and blocked some. I did not run across that particular ad. I did block a site that seemed like it might have been the one that produced that ad.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:31 PM
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I have not seen any of the nastier ones since posting. Thank you.

Just picked up a CS membership.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:54 AM
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Yeah, I had noticed that. Blade of Queen or some such game was doing that. Checked the site, it's an 18+ rated game. So far I haven't seen their adds in the past couple days, so hopefully they were the ones that got blocked.
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One of the milder ones. Haven't seen the ruder ones since turning off my adblock.
 
lol... Yeah this kind of disturbing, in particular for a PG-13 site.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:37 AM
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I've blocked these guys several times now. They occasionally change their source url. Presumably to evade blocks. Anyway, I think it is currently under control.
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