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I'm not sure if anybody else has seen this, but an ad for another ridiculous vampire game has popped up on MP. This one is for "Second Life", and shows a bloody corpse. In my opinion, this is completely inappropriate for a website that is supposed to be child-friendly.
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| July 4, 2012, 6:22 pm
Quoting Killer Quadrapeds The Power Armor Smith
I'm not sure if anybody else has seen this, but an ad for another ridiculous vampire game has popped up on MP. This one is for "Second Life", and shows a bloody corpse. In my opinion, this is completely inappropriate for a website that is supposed to be child-friendly.

This has to be AT LEAST the 6th topic on ads... just look at the previous ones to see what people said.
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| July 4, 2012, 9:42 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
This has to be AT LEAST the 6th topic on ads... just look at the previous ones to see what people said.

Maybe he has the sixth sense and can only see it as advertisements. Hmm? XD
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| July 5, 2012, 1:48 pm
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Quoting Killer Quadrapeds The Power Armor Smith
I'm not sure if anybody else has seen this, but an ad for another ridiculous vampire game has popped up on MP. This one is for "Second Life", and shows a bloody corpse. In my opinion, this is completely inappropriate for a website that is supposed to be child-friendly.



let me spell it out. Sean has a gadget fitted to the website that allows third party companies to display ads based on your browsing history. This third party (probably google) randomly generates the ads.

Sean and co have no say in what ads are displayed (and more than likely cannot see the same ones you see).

they have said it "might" be possible to register complaints if any ads are deemed "too graphic", but the complaint may not be upheld.

If you still wish to complain here is my suggestion:

1. take a screen grab of the offending page, including the ad.
2. host the screen grab on another picture sharing website (such as photobucket or flickr)
3. post a link in this thread (or if it is locked in a new thread) explaining WHY you feel it is inappropriate (try to spell that word correctly).

This has been raised MANY times before, each time people are asked to ignore the ads because there is very little the admins can do as they have no control over the ads.

there are no guarantees if you follow this action the ad will be removed, but the mods stand a better chance of building a case for having it locked out of the selection for display with the advertising company only if they have proof of what the ad was.
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| July 6, 2012, 9:54 am
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Quoting andros tempest


let me spell it out...


Thank you.
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| July 6, 2012, 10:11 am
yes there are some adds about dating single girls
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| July 6, 2012, 10:51 am
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Quoting isaac cremer
yes there are some adds about dating single girls

no offence isaac, but did you not read my previous comment? if you would like to complain about an ad, please provide visual evidence of what you saw. with a short comment about why you feel it isn't age appropriate.

otherwise, all the admins can do is apologies that they have no control over the ads.




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| July 6, 2012, 11:01 am
Quoting isaac cremer
yes there are some adds about dating single girls

At least there's none about dating taken girls :P
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| July 8, 2012, 3:25 am
Quoting Ru Corder
At least there's none about dating taken girls :P

Nice one Ru ;P
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| July 8, 2012, 10:03 am
I don't understand what a 'screen grab' is.
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| July 9, 2012, 2:17 am
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Quoting Killer Quadrapeds The Power Armor Smith
I don't understand what a 'screen grab' is.


what type of computer are you using? if it is a pc or laptop running windows vista or windows 7, you can take a picture of what is on screen using a tool called "snipping tool". It should be accessible in the "accessories" under "all programmes".

If you are running photoshop or similar programme on your computer you can also take a photo of what is on screen by using the "screen capture" feature or "screen grab".

basically when you have the ad visible on your browser, open up one of these other programmes and capture an image of the screen.

you may want to photoshop out any personal data or the titles of any other open tabs for your own security.

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| July 9, 2012, 9:12 am
GUYS JUST GET AD BLOCK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE ADS! Just type in Google: ad block for "web browser your using right now" Then go through all the steps and download it.
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| July 9, 2012, 9:19 am
better than dating married women - u can get in trouble that way!

Quoting isaac cremer
yes there are some adds about dating single girls


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| July 9, 2012, 9:19 am
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Quoting Calvin .
GUYS JUST GET AD BLOCK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE ADS! Just type in Google: ad block for "web browser your using right now" Then go through all the steps and download it.


And if you do that, you're stealing money out of Sean's pocket... you know, the money that pays for this site that you use for free.

Don't use Ad Block please.
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| July 9, 2012, 10:37 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

And if you do that, you're stealing money out of Sean's pocket... you know, the money that pays for this site that you use for free.

Don't use Ad Block please.

Oh, Okay
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| July 9, 2012, 10:42 am
Quoting Chris Roach


Where do you live? What kind of trouble, it's not illegal. It's frowned upon yes, but not illegal, so what trouble? Only religions have that against the rules I think but I'm agnostic so I don't know for sure.
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| July 9, 2012, 10:47 am
yes correct frowned upon but not illegal per se at least not in north america. LOL!

Quoting The Essence Of Randomness .

Where do you live? What kind of trouble, it's not illegal. It's frowned upon yes, but not illegal, so what trouble? Only religions have that against the rules I think but I'm agnostic so I don't know for sure.


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| July 9, 2012, 11:13 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

And if you do that, you're stealing money out of Sean's pocket... you know, the money that pays for this site that you use for free.

Don't use Ad Block please.

That's gotta be at LEAST the 6th time that has been said... You have a tough job, Chris
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| July 9, 2012, 5:26 pm
Found a really annoying and bad ad. Uploading the evidence now
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| July 12, 2012, 6:12 pm
Doesn't your browsing history determine what ads you see?
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| July 12, 2012, 6:24 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
REALLY annoying. It's on the right as I type this


http://mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=225246&id=/user_images/61417/13421318058

I've gotten the same one before. It's really annoying!!
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| July 12, 2012, 6:44 pm
Quoting Eric 'Hawk' Mickle
Doesn't your browsing history determine what ads you see?

Just to prove it doesn't, I used my BRAND new computer, same thing. And plus, what are you accusing me of, man?
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| July 12, 2012, 6:51 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Just to prove it doesn't, I used my BRAND new computer, same thing. And plus, what are you accusing me of, man?

Whoo, no need to get defensive, I was just pointing out 'cookies'.

I use Google Chrome, and there's a chromebook add at the top of this page. I like Halo, and get adds for that too.
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| July 12, 2012, 6:57 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
Just to prove it doesn't, I used my BRAND new computer, same thing. And plus, what are you accusing me of, man?

I see those ads all the time on watchcartoononline.com so it isn't anything dealing with X rated stuff. Although some do say things about having Roman Or gies in the game. That's a little odd. But I also get ads for Universal Studios Orlando because it is local. Ads are ads, you don't like them, don't touch them.
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| July 12, 2012, 7:01 pm
Quoting NoWhereMan .
This might have been said before, but I've noticed that you get ads relating to what you talk about on MOCPages, not just what you search on Google. I've talked a lot about fighting games, and I get ads like the ones mentioned.

So, if that where true I'd be talking about...? I just go an ad about a college, never talked about college!
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| July 12, 2012, 7:49 pm
Many of the ads are content or "Key Word" activated. Not each and every add, but many. I once posted a MOC of a Mosque, and bam! I got an interesting add for a service that helped Muslims connect with other members of their faith in their own neighborhoods. Never saw one before, never got one since. But what are to odds of it being a random event? Just about zero I would say. Key Word triggered adds are common.

Anything that connects the poster to the product, age, gender, the fact that you are interested in Lego... many many factors can be used to target the add. Go to a farming web site, hang out, post some stuff, and watch what happens on your screen. Adds for tractors, seeds, and "how to farm" books and magazines will flood your computer world. You will have been identified as a “Farmer type” in a matter of minutes.

Getting an add with promiscuous (busty anime chicks) or bloody corpses (vampire bla bla) does not mean that you have been saying the words "Busty Anime Chick" or "Bloody Corpses".

However, the notion that the site owner is in no way responsible for the adds that appear on his site is pure drivel. It's his site. He holds the keys. Period.

He may need the adds to keep the site afloat, but it's still his decision. Good or bad, it's his site, and unless he has been "Hacked" all content (and the decision to tolerate or not tolerate) that content is on him.

The ads are problematic, and often completely despicable. Overtly sexual or brutal in nature but the adds pay the bills.

We don't.

None of us will pay for a subscription based site.

Free is free.

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| July 13, 2012, 2:09 pm
Quoting Michael Rutherford


Spot on.
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| July 13, 2012, 5:16 pm
Well, I do gaming on ArmorGames.com, so that's probably why I'm getting the ads for these games(many of which I doubt exist).
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| July 13, 2012, 9:33 pm
The ADs are just getting out of control on this website, I can't take it anymore.
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| July 13, 2012, 9:35 pm
Too true! My gaming history basically means the ads are anything with the words "flash game" in them.
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| July 15, 2012, 1:01 am
Quoting Austin Durick
The ADs are just getting out of control on this website, I can't take it anymore.

Just ignore them.
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| July 15, 2012, 4:19 pm
Quoting Eric 'Hawk' Mickle
Just ignore them.

Belive me, I try.
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| July 15, 2012, 4:54 pm
Is it just me, OR IS THIS ANOTHER UNNECESSARY TOPIC THREAD?!?! Please, look at past topic related threads, and you'll see how much the mods can do about ads.
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| July 15, 2012, 5:00 pm
Quoting Noah the LEGO Apprentice
Is it just me, OR IS THIS ANOTHER UNNECESSARY TOPIC THREAD?!?! Please, look at past topic related threads, and you'll see how much the mods can do about ads.

People are lazy. The last thing they'll do before posting a thread is search for related threads.
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| July 15, 2012, 5:13 pm
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Quoting Eric 'Hawk' Mickle
People are lazy. The last thing they'll do before posting a thread is search for related threads.


Amen.
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| July 15, 2012, 5:20 pm
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