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Advertisements are overly exaggerated on AG?

Posted Jun 26, '13 at 12:29pm

jbondguy007

jbondguy007

34 posts

Do you think that advertisements are overly exaggerated? "Roll over" adds are so annoying, how are we supposed to play if every time we move our mouse, there's a popping advertisement in your screen? And the adds on the sides of the home page are, how should I say... Inappropriate? I mean, I know you want your game to get all the attention, but here's a tip: You don't necessarily need half nude people on your add to attract gamers. Duh.
Let me know what you guys think about that!

 

Posted Jun 26, '13 at 2:44pm

meed1

meed1

35 posts

I've been a longtime member of armorgames. (Three years)

I usually play games and ignore the community forums. But I decided today to come down here and find out if anyone else was upset about this.

I have a lot to say about recent events.

Multiplayer games themselves are great. I love em! And rollover ads don't bother me.

It's the inappropriate ads I'm angry about. I rarely play here anymore, just because I don't want to see those. And i rarely play here anymore because I don't want anyone around me exposed to those kind of ads.

I really used to like armorgames, but with those kind of ad's hanging around, I decided there are better places to go.

 

Posted Jun 26, '13 at 3:19pm

JurassicParkfan

JurassicParkfan

32 posts

I agree with what you guys say about the ads. I really don't want my little brothers to walk in and see those ads while i'm playing a game. AG needs to take those down.

 

Posted Jun 26, '13 at 4:39pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,598 posts

Administrator

Advertising by it's definition is exaggeration.  It's about compelling a user to be interested in the product they are touting.  Yes, on one hand you can look at that as annoying. On the other paw you can say "Well 99% of the stuff on this website is free, so maybe some ads really aren't a big deal."

 

Posted Jun 26, '13 at 8:45pm

JurassicParkfan

JurassicParkfan

32 posts

Advertising by it's definition is exaggeration.  It's about compelling a user to be interested in the product they are touting.  Yes, on one hand you can look at that as annoying. On the other paw you can say "Well 99% of the stuff on this website is free, so maybe some ads really aren't a big deal."

Yes that is true but I don't think a website where little kids might get on it should have ads with half naked woman in them.

 

Posted Jun 27, '13 at 2:08am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,277 posts

1) The ads could be from your part. Certain ads adhere to sites most frequently visited by one's computer. I'm not the best at explaining it..so hopefully Ferret, or someone else, shall

2) If you see a troubling ad, report it to an admin (preferably Ferret, I'd assume)

 

Posted Jun 27, '13 at 5:36am

PsychoXD

PsychoXD

137 posts

Yes that is true but I don't think a website where little kids might get on it should have ads with half naked woman in them.

If they are not interested in this, they will skip add. If they ARE, then they will search it in other places. I don't think that it is very important problem and adds are infuencing on their physics.

 

Posted Jun 27, '13 at 10:22am

meed1

meed1

35 posts

Advertising by it's definition is exaggeration.  It's about compelling a user to be interested in the product they are touting.  Yes, on one hand you can look at that as annoying. On the other paw you can say "Well 99% of the stuff on this website is free, so maybe some ads really aren't a big deal."

Now ignore me if I'm wrong, and I have 0 knowledge in this area. But I'm under the impression that the more site traffic you get the more those advertisers pay you. No one is gonna pay to have their ad on a site where no one goes, correct? So because Armorgames has a fairly large number of players (I can assume) the advertisers pay you a fair bit to advertise on here.

So if your losing people because of the Ads, then that's not just a problem of less people, it's a problem of less money too, isn't it?

 

Posted Jun 27, '13 at 10:26am

meed1

meed1

35 posts

1) The ads could be from your part. Certain ads adhere to sites most frequently visited by one's computer. I'm not the best at explaining it

Yes I understand what you mean. Some sites (facebook) keep track of things your interested in, and advertise to your interests.

But the only Ad's I'm seeing out there are ads about Multiplayer games that have inappropriate images in them.

I don't play any multiplayer games on any other sites (may change soon) and I've only played two multiplayer games here on armorgames (both of which I don't play anymore).

The only times these Ad's really appear are on the front page, and sometimes in the background of other pages. They never appear in those neat little boxes.

 

Posted Jun 27, '13 at 12:06pm

TerminatorXM214

TerminatorXM214

236 posts

I am not against advertisements on websites in any way, but on websites like AG that have more than a few younger users, ads such as some of ones here should be removed.
I know there is a rule when you sign up that you have to be 13+, but first of all, many many people never read the terms of agreements. Second, there are a lot of unregistered users. Thus, more than a few people who are under 13. But it's not appropriate for any age, in my opinion, and it will also make people not want to play games here.

So, yeah. I'm sure a bunch more people would come here if you remove them, and I can't see why anyone would not come if you remove them.

@Meed+Jurassic: I normally pull the edge of the screen in, and don't go to the homepage.

 
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