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Advertisements are overly exaggerated on AG?

Posted Jul 8, '13 at 2:08pm

meed1

meed1

35 posts

Almost been two weeks, any news yet?

 

Posted Jul 8, '13 at 6:57pm

Ferret

Ferret

6,458 posts

Administrator

Is there a particular ad you're having problems with meed1? We've talked about keeping our ads less sexual.  It's just a matter of monitoring now.

 

Posted Jul 9, '13 at 8:28am

meed1

meed1

35 posts

Is there a particular ad you're having problems with meed1? We've talked about keeping our ads less sexual.  It's just a matter of monitoring now.

You didn't answer my question...although, whenever you click on an MMO game, whenever you want to play one, it always has inappropriate pictures on the backgrounds beside the game box. Most games do, some don't, but most do.

Also, whenever I click on the "MMO" category up top, the pictures on the side are once again something I'd prefer not to see.

I've also been looking around the site lately, not seeing much until today. When I went to click on the game categories there were again, background pictures on the side that I didn't like seeing.

 

Posted Jul 12, '13 at 1:51pm

meed1

meed1

35 posts

Things have been looking good for the last few days.

But I went to play a game and got a "Wartunes" ad on the side page.

If your monitoring/removing, that's one for your pile.

 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 11:39am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

Lame comment maybe as it puts things at your end, but an ad blocker may certainly help, for other sites, too.

People with concerns because of children or otherwise may also want to look at their browser's parental control settings, or content control or whatever they may be called. Essentially, filters that may let you weed out content according to whatever parameters. If your browser's own don't suit, there may be external packages to tag on, indeed. For that matter, have a look at your browser's finer settings while you're at it.

 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 1:29pm

Amarantamin

Amarantamin

57 posts

The Battle Alert ads are problematic. The front-page one I see right now is a bunch of girls in low-cut tops with their breasts steadily growing and shrinking; that's literally the only thing moving or being advertised in the image.

Another Battle Alert ad, a vertical sidebar one that showed up on the right, features a nubile-looking anime girl with the word 'Attack' over her, and text advertising a 'new kind of war'... the kind where we assault underage girls, apparently? While this one isn't as blatantly sexual as the first, it does leave a bad taste considering what it is suggesting when compared to real-world war crimes.

 

Posted Jul 19, '13 at 9:02pm

meed1

meed1

35 posts

This post was made on the 26th of last month. It's now the 19th of this month.

I usually don't put up a fuss. But if Armorgames doesn't care enough to fix this, or take the time to fix this, the only options I have left are Adblockers and finding a better website.

 

Posted Jul 19, '13 at 10:35pm

blk2860

blk2860

4,405 posts

Hey, ever here of this cool new thing called ADBLOCK? Seriously, it doesn't cost money. Besides, if ads are sexual, and there ARE under 13s that don't register, their parents can get adblock, or just watch their kids better.

-Spirit

 

Posted Jul 20, '13 at 8:35am

meed1

meed1

35 posts

Hey, ever here of this cool new thing called ADBLOCK? Seriously, it doesn't cost money. Besides, if ads are sexual, and there ARE under 13s that don't register, their parents can get adblock, or just watch their kids better.

Yes several people have already mentioned that. I really wanted to give armorgames some time to clear up the Ads before I went and got one.

 

Posted Jul 21, '13 at 12:11am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,166 posts

Knight

Get a grip, half the internet is about porn and nudity. There's no escaping it; most multiplayer games being advertised have a half-naked babe stuck in them somewhere, somehow.

AG already has a disclaimer that the site is for those 13 and over. I know that users will complain that youngsters slip under the radar, because there's little enforcement aside from user-vigilantes, but, the same can be said for real world laws as well. Is it the laws or the authorities fault completely if a 16 year old purchases a quart of hard liquor? Or is it the fault of the parents as well?

Let AG go about their own advertisement sponsors as they deem fit. It's not up to us to decide, barring it actually devolving into hardcore pornography. As for the solution, if somehow, your eyes writhe at the sight of a perfectly natural female form, get your own ad-blocker, and not bar AG from getting the money needed to fund the site.

You HAVE a choice. That choice is an ad-block. It's an individual choice, and unless AG gets a wave of complains, the problem can EASILY be solved on YOUR end with a simple download.

Lastly, the occasional complains of such a nature are rather irksome. I have never comprehended why people are so repelled of nudity and sex. If you're posting and complaining, you're assumed to be over 13, and at the very least, entering, or passing the phase of your life where an introduction to the opposite gender is going to be common-place. The sooner one is acquainted with such things, the better it'll be for that person.

 
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