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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!

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Ferret
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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.

meed1
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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.
meed1
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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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.


Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't mean armorgames should be doing it. I'm not usually the kind of person to go along with the bandwagon. Not just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean I won't do it, but only according to my judgement on the matter will I decide.

And I still don't think that even people over 13 should be seeing this any more then people under 13. But this has nothing to do about your example of a minor getting liquor. As for this situation, it is armorgames fault that they have these Ads. If hard liquor was never invented, no one would ever abuse it. If these Ads were never here, no one would ever see them.

"The customer is always right."
Now of course armorgames will and can decide what Ad's they use. But unless they want to start losing people and cash from it, they might as well change it. I don't really see anyone begging for armorgames to keep these kind of Ads, only people asking to remove them. They can only help themselves by removing these Ads.

As for your last statement, I disagree. It's societies view on such a thing that is the reason for having these kind of Ads. The world today thinks such things are common-place and acceptable. I'm not here to tell you want to believe, but I believe otherwise. And until that believe changes, I will follow it, and I won't sit by while these things are blown at peoples faces.
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I really don't see a problem with ads unless they are the MMORPGs that show a little too much skin which is inappropriate for kids seeing it and irritates girl gamers. However, I'm all for Armor Games and ads, that's how they get their money and pay the best game devs for the best games found on Armor Games!
Like:
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meed1
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I really don't see a problem with ads unless they are the MMORPGs that show a little too much skin which is inappropriate for kids seeing it and irritates girl gamers. However, I'm all for Armor Games and ads, that's how they get their money and pay the best game devs for the best games found on Armor Games!
Like:
Raze
Armor Mayhem
SFH
Kingdom Rush
Last Stand


This is exactly my problem too.

All the ads I see are perfectly all good and fine. Except for the giant multiplayer games Ads.

I'm definitely not saying armorgames should stop advertising or anything like that.

Just for them to remove all the advertisements for MMO games since 99% of all MMO games Ad's aren't ones I want to see.

If the people who make Advertisements for MMO games want to make them better, let them, but until then I don't want to see the current ones.
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Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't mean armorgames should be doing it. I'm not usually the kind of person to go along with the bandwagon. Not just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean I won't do it, but only according to my judgement on the matter will I decide.

And I still don't think that even people over 13 should be seeing this any more then people under 13. But this has nothing to do about your example of a minor getting liquor. As for this situation, it is armorgames fault that they have these Ads. If hard liquor was never invented, no one would ever abuse it. If these Ads were never here, no one would ever see them.


It is their fault for putting the ads up, but much more importantly, it is the fault of the users themselves if they are underage and are offended. Those users are not supposed to be on the site, as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions, which covers AG's rear. It is not the liquor inventors fault, nor the liquor sellers fault if kids try to buy liquor.


"The customer is always right."
Now of course armorgames will and can decide what Ad's they use. But unless they want to start losing people and cash from it, they might as well change it. I don't really see anyone begging for armorgames to keep these kind of Ads, only people asking to remove them. They can only help themselves by removing these Ads.


They can lose people, they won't lose cash. Users don't directly generate cash, at least those underage won't. If they lose the ads, they lose the money. You don't see them begging, because it's only people who want them gone who speak about them and because the rest of us are fine with it. About once every couple of months. The vast majority have absolutely no problems, or you'll be seeing lots more complains.

As for your last statement, I disagree. It's societies view on such a thing that is the reason for having these kind of Ads. The world today thinks such things are common-place and acceptable. I'm not here to tell you want to believe, but I believe otherwise. And until that believe changes, I will follow it, and I won't sit by while these things are blown at peoples faces.


Block it by yourself if you find it offensive. Done, finished. If a last enough segment has complained, changes should be made, but to sacrifice revenue because a tiny portion of users somehow find such pictures disagreeable with their eyes is asinine.
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[quote=meed1]until then I don't want to see the current ones.[/quote]

To add, Meed, I think you're developing from one who raises an issue, to one who keeps harping on about it and getting petulant if it's not met, immediately.

Your concerns have been acknowledged above, so I guess for now it's safe to assume they have been or are being considered, but for whatever reasons won't lead to changes just yet, or maybe they never will.

Whether your concern is with third parties (e.g., children) or yourself who you would like to safeguard from seeing given content, it really is up to you to do something about it (although of course there is nothing to stop you from raising your concerns, as indeed you have), and there are means at your disposal, some of which have been mentioned.

In the news today, British PM David Cameron's suggestions regarding a "default-on" porn filter for the whole nation, at heart it reminded me of this thread, and so brought me back here:

(The Independent)
Family filters won't block 'soft' porn: David Cameron retreats in war on internet porn, admitting there will be 'roblems down the line.'


(The Guardian) Why David Cameron's war on internet porn doesn't make sense.

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To add, Meed, I think you're developing from one who raises an issue, to one who keeps harping on about it and getting petulant if it's not met, immediately.

Your concerns have been acknowledged above, so I guess for now it's safe to assume they have been or are being considered, but for whatever reasons won't lead to changes just yet, or maybe they never will.

Whether your concern is with third parties (e.g., children) or yourself who you would like to safeguard from seeing given content, it really is up to you to do something about it (although of course there is nothing to stop you from raising your concerns, as indeed you have), and there are means at your disposal, some of which have been mentioned.



Most concerns I raise I usually don't harp on about over and over again. But when it comes to an issue such as this, where it goes against my beliefs so sharply, I'm probably going to go on about it until someone says. "Yes." or "No."
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It is their fault for putting the ads up, but much more importantly, it is the fault of the users themselves if they are underage and are offended. Those users are not supposed to be on the site, as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions, which covers AG's rear. It is not the liquor inventors fault, nor the liquor sellers fault if kids try to buy liquor.


I get the feeling Meed01 is not underage for this site, like I am not underage.
In my opinion, those ads aren't appropriate for any age, but I won't go there.

Just because it's not showing anything considered "rude" by society, doesn't mean the everyone else thinks it isn't rude. Yes, according to laws in most countries, that is considered "safe" for anyone over 13. But you forget that just because the government says it isn't inappropriate, doesn't make it not inappropriate.
Those ads certainly aren't appropriate for 13-15 year olds.

And I want to mention, just because it doesn't offend you or other people (who just so happen to be over 18), doesn't mean it doesn't offend anyone else.
Your reasoning is:
"I'm not offended. My friends aren't offended. Not many people mention that they are offended. So, it isn't offensive. The few people who mention that they are offended must be oversensitive or underage."

So, maybe you should try to see things from other people's viewpoints.
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