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jbondguy007
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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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MacII
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It looks like as of now, AG hosts some ads that find a way around my straightforward ad blocker settings. I.e., they're not blocked automatically, and can't easily be blocked manually just like that.

I know sites need their ads revenue & so won't be too happy about such tools, on the other hand I'd say finding ways around it just leads us all into a continous battle between end users and site keepers, with Business being the great laughing winner.

Rather and if it isn't being done yet, I know e.g. AdBlock Pus features what they term "non-intrusive advertising," which it allows by default. It is precisely meant, one presumes, to allow site keepers to maintain their bona fide and indeed non-intrusive ways of garnering some income.

Methinks if both site keepers and such blocker software developers would work together to make these measures work (i.e., to develop or maintain ads that woud meet these criteria), that would be the best of both worlds, and none of us would have to be any less the wiser for it.

I personally feel such tools are a great asset in general whilst surfing the web, and again finding ways to circumvent them shouldn't be the answer (nor to stop them from ever being mentioned even), just because people happen to also play a game once in a while. If us users block such stuff, consider that probably we didn't think of that just to pester e.g. ArmorGames.

nb I realize maybe AG has no control over this even, and it's those ad developers themselves that are at work here. I do say it in all friendliness, and anyway I reckon if anybody, it's their clients i.e. those site keepers that could throw some weight into the issue.

Cheers.

mickeyray5
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Why are they advertising for Al Jazera? They should have some standards.

SSTG
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Why are they advertising for Al Jazera? They should have some standards.

I don't have problem with Al Jazeera itself because it's an alternative to news controlled by rich criminals but why advertise for it on a game site?
TV5 is also a good alternative for biased American news.
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The ads are just fine. The ones that pop up when you roll over them are annoying when you are trying to play a game, but you learn to keep your mouse where it belongs...... in the game and not on random parts of the screen!

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Don't see why Al-Jazeera gets so much malignant flak. All news channels are biased TACE, and Al-Jazeera is one of those non-Western media channels that is fairer. Kind of speaks for itself when half a dozen ME nations have either banned it, or censored it in some form or another. It merely gets a torrid time in the American press.

SSTG
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Don't see why Al-Jazeera gets so much malignant flak. All news channels are biased TACE, and Al-Jazeera is one of those non-Western media channels that is fairer. Kind of speaks for itself when half a dozen ME nations have either banned it, or censored it in some form or another. It merely gets a torrid time in the American press.

Of course, America's control by rich powerful weasels who decide what the population watches in order to control them better. They don't like foreigners coming to inform their people otherwise.

Last year I saw some Jewish developers bulldozing olive trees from an elderly Palestinian woman. They took over her land so they could build more houses.
The woman said this land was in her family for generations and it was her way of living. I was really disgusted when I saw this.
That was on the news on TV5 (international french channel).
I checked on American news everywhere for a couple days and they never even mention anything about this event.
I wonder why?
Cranium80
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I'm playing on Newgrounds now since they don't have nearly as many ads as AG does.

Ernie15
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I'm playing on Newgrounds now since they don't have nearly as many ads as AG does.


So AG is filled with ads. Boo-friggity-hoo. Newgrounds is filled with idiots. Even the game quality is significantly lower. It's like Kongregate on steroids. I didn't last one day in either community because I felt like I was talking to a series of brick walls. Are you really willing to subject yourself to that way of life just because of a few harmless ads?
MacII
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As a li'l update, I figured I'd be my friendly old self and disable my ad blocker (Adblock Plus, in my case) for ArmorGames.com.*

That seems to treat me to a few more blank spaces, I'm guessing they now get caught out by Ghostery, as a likely next culprit

Just a friendly suggestion, perhaps a little further tweaking in concordance with such programs or their developers would again lead to a satisfactory solution for all parties.

* What prompted it really was a friendly note on DuckDuckGo's site to do such, for them. After some initial unwillingness to, I figured why not.

My observation just above seems to have been resolved btw, don't ask me at what or who's end, no idea.

MacII
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nb

That seems to treat me to a few more blank spaces, I'm guessing they now get caught out by Ghostery, as a likely next culprit


Leading to the interesting question btw, does that blank space suffice to trigger your revenue, or not?
Cranium80
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So AG is filled with ads. Boo-friggity-hoo. Newgrounds is filled with idiots. Even the game quality is significantly lower. It's like Kongregate on steroids. I didn't last one day in either community because I felt like I was talking to a series of brick walls. Are you really willing to subject yourself to that way of life just because of a few harmless ads?


YES!!
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The only adds that are overly annoying are those KiZi ads, were not only we have to do some unpassable time seeing the annoying add, but that we have to listen to that annoying woman in EACH TIME, it is frustrating, and we have to see that cheapskate dragon playing games with a murderous smile in his face.

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Ok now this is a bit on breaking point, sorry for double post, but that KiZi ad just seems to have gained Artificial cruelty, as it doesnt let the game load because it cannot load itself, that is twice worse

Ferret
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Could you post a picture? I'll look into it.

pwnup220
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Thanks Ferret, but it seems the problem is fixed, youre the best admin ever.

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