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    This thread is for the reporting of inappropriate or objectionable ads that have appeared in one of the two forum ad boxes.

    Ads served by the Project Wonderful company are not individually approved by us before they appear on the site. Our ad box has been set to reject ads that contain content that is not in line with our regular standards, which means that nothing "NFSW" should appear. It is possible that some ads may be misrepresented by their owners, however, and might slip past the radar and be displayed as a result. If you see an ad that is objectionable in content, please report it on this thread. If we are aware of a bad ad, we can specifically block it from appearing again.

    When making a report, please include the following pieces of information:

    1.) Date and time ad was visible:
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    4.) Brief description of objectionable content (including a name or other identifying characteristic):

    Please note that if you see that there is already a report for a given ad, it is not necessary to make another; we're not able to act faster because more than one person reported. Also, please avoid general discussion of the ad boxes. Any post that is not a report will be deleted so that we can keep it easy for us to see for actual reports.

    After an administrator has examined the report and acted to block the ad (or chosen not to block, if the ad was acceptable after all), your post will be edited to reflect the results. Thank you for your help.
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    Okay, I'm not certain if this one is strictly against the rules, but it honestly looks fishy to me, and I'm not going to risk clicking to find out if it's a legitimate offer or not.

    It's 9:18 PM EST, USA, top ad. And I included a picture for convenience's sake. Worth a thousand words, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis97 View Post
    Okay, I'm not certain if this one is strictly against the rules, but it honestly looks fishy to me, and I'm not going to risk clicking to find out if it's a legitimate offer or not.

    It's 9:18 PM EST, USA, top ad. And I included a picture for convenience's sake. Worth a thousand words, right?

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    And please, no double reporting or chatter about reported ads. That just makes it harder to find legitimate reports. All other posts will be deleted.
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    The current Ad in (apparently) all the regions seems be against the rule, here is a relevant screenshot

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    Ad blocked, but the bidder has been contacted and informed that a less objectionable banner would be permitted, as the site itself is far less racy than the name suggests.
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    I might be getting uptight over nothing, but

    1) 10:00 Sept 28 (GMT-6)
    2) Canada
    3) Top box
    4) people.... kissing. Something called Snow by night. just... kissing. yuck. not something younger (Or just non-matured (mentally)) members would want to see.

    It may be within the realms of permissible, in all reality, but I don't think it is.

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    No action taken. An image of two people kissing is well within bounds, and as pointed out by the creator, it isn't an image of two people kissing anyway.
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    1.) October 13th, 3:00 PM EST

    2.) Canada

    3.) Top.

    4.)


    A quick google search of Only4Gamers makes the company and its site appear extremely dubious. Potential scam site (or at the very least fringing on illegality):

    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t...ht=game+tester

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0193507AApHmqy



    Only4Gamers was around previously as Game Tester Guide, under which name it was likewise regarded suspiciously:

    http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2006/09/...e_sucks_in.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    1.) October 13th, 3:00 PM EST

    2.) Canada

    3.) Top.

    4.)


    A quick google search of Only4Gamers makes the company and its site appear extremely dubious. Potential scam site (or at the very least fringing on illegality):

    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t...ht=game+tester

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0193507AApHmqy



    Only4Gamers was around previously as Game Tester Guide, under which name it was likewise regarded suspiciously:

    http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2006/09/...e_sucks_in.php
    You probably want to give the information asked for in the first post to make it easier to deal with now and track down later, if need be.

    1.) Date and time ad was visible:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    You probably want to give the information asked for in the first post to make it easier to deal with now and track down later, if need be.
    Didn't I provide that information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    Didn't I provide that information?
    You didn't provide number 4. You just talked about what it (apparently, I have to assume since you didn't actually say) linked to. Nothing about the actual add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery Diamond View Post
    You didn't provide number 4. You just talked about what it (apparently, I have to assume since you didn't actually say) linked to. Nothing about the actual add.
    The links were there to provide some insight on what is objectionable about the company (and by extension its ads) as implied by the preceding statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    1.) October 13th, 3:00 PM EST

    2.) Canada

    3.) Top.

    4.) (Probable scam site)
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    October 25, 2011

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    Possible scam site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpestidae View Post
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    Possible scam site.
    First, all reports should include enough of a description that I can identify them on a list of 20+ currently active bids in the event that I was not online at that time. There is no way for me to search by exact time to see what ad was displayed.

    Second, assuming you are referring to the weight loss ads, advertiser has been blocked. I can't say whether or not the end products are scams (or even if they exist), but investigation reveals that the site actually linked by the ad is nothing but a series of ads for other products disguised as reviews in an attempt to earn clicks. No thanks.
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    I don't see any links in that post having to do with "sun." I suspect you have spyware/malware on your computer. I would very strongly recommend you start a new thread in Random Banter about your issue, because the folks there will be able to help you by pointing out several useful (and free) anti-spyware programs that you can use to clean your PC and get rid of whatever has hijacked your browser.

    Also, I believe this thread is intended solely for the Project Wonderful ads.
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    29 October 8:30pm (East Australian time)

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    The first frame in the photo is objectionable, seeming to have no purpose other than to be sexually suggestive.


    Whether the site itself is even vaguely related, I'm not sure. I just find it mildly uncomfortable and a little too risque for this forum.
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    No action taken. The characters aren't actually doing anything sexual (they're just standing there) and are wearing clothing that they could wear on the street; only the placement of the camera is even remotely suggestive. So that makes it a textbook example of Male Gaze, but not something inherently objectionable.

    Also, please include the NAME of the ad in your reports. As in, the text that appears next to the picture.
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    1.) Date and time ad was visible: Oct 20th, 2011, 1:10 PM EST
    2.) Region: USA
    3.) Location of ad: Top
    4.) Brief description of objectionable content (including a name or other identifying characteristic): Purported medical product regarding vision, labeled "Sharpen your Vision" in red that appears rather scammy.

    Edit: Also of note, the advertised page makes use of tactics such as the "Wait, don't leave yet" style of pop-ups.
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    Advertiser blocked.
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    1. November 4th, 11:20 PM EST

    2. USA

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    4. It's called Twice Blessed. The content that seemed objectionable to me was the first panel saying "Perverted Paladins" with an image of a guy leering at a woman's cleavage.

    So far, there doesn't appear to be anything in the comic itself that would be board inappropriate. The worst thing was a euphemism.
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    1.) Date and time ad was visible: Nov 21, 2011 2.30am GMT
    2.) Region (Pick one: USA, Canada, Europe, or Rest of the World): Europe, USA, RoW
    3.) Location of ad (Top box or bottom box): bottom
    4.) Brief description of objectionable content (including a name or other identifying characteristic): Ad text: "Warning! Before you play any game, click here!" Link goes to "Game Copy Wizard", which seems to be a scam site. The page says that its software was ranked #1 by New York Times, CNN etc, but a quick google site search shows that neither NYT nor CNN have ever mentioned it. I didn't bother checking the other claims.
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    November 20th, 8:05 PM

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    The add itself gives off all the objectionable warnings that says that clicking the link may result in the downloading of a virus or other harmful software, or possibly leading the clicker to a scam. Signs: "exclamation point symbol" "Click Here" and the lack of any other information besides a reference to the word "games" and the link.

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    1.) Date and time ad was visible: Sunday, Nov. 20th, 2011; 8:29 PM, GMT -6.
    2.) Region (Pick one: USA, Canada, Europe, or Rest of the World): USA
    3.) Location of ad (Top box or bottom box): Bottom Box
    4.) Brief description of objectionable content (including a name or other identifying characteristic): The Ad leads to a site that advertises an incredibly suspicious product that claims to circumvent copy protection on both PC and Console games, copying them. In addition to the premise being very probably illegal or at least against the terms of service of most EULAs, the site seems to be a scam according to at least one source.

    Further, it seems to have several shockingly specific domains carrying reviews that claim it works perfectly and usually encourage the reader to buy the product. In any case, it seems absurdly suspicious.

    EDIT: Oh, whoops. Didn't see that someone had beaten me to it. Still, I'll leave mine up because it has citations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cealocanth View Post
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    The add itself gives off all the objectionable warnings that says that clicking the link may result in the downloading of a virus or other harmful software, or possibly leading the clicker to a scam. Signs: "exclamation point symbol" "Click Here" and the lack of any other information besides a reference to the word "games" and the link.
    The ad in question further links to a product intended to bypass copy protection on digital media...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeofObliviom View Post
    4.) Brief description of objectionable content (including a name or other identifying characteristic): The Ad leads to a site that advertises an incredibly suspicious product that claims to circumvent copy protection on both PC and Console games, copying them. In addition to the premise being very probably illegal or at least against the terms of service of most EULAs, the site seems to be a scam according to at least one source.
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    Advertiser blocked.
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    1.) November 21st, 1:28 a.m. Central Standard Time (GMT -6:00)

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    4.) Objectionable language was used. It looks like a warning sign with a big "WARNING!" at the beginning. After the offensive language, it references illuminati.
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