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Post by ken Mon 26 Jan 2009, 13:47

for some time now i have had the google ads on my homepage and i understand i will have to pay to have them removed but as of late i have had ads for forumotion, sos blog etc and i dont think this is fair it can only have a an adverse effect on any forum there placed on so i would like this problem resolved. also from today i find words in my site desciption have been turned into ads in the form of links Shocked which have come from here http://uk.edintorni.net/affiliates/ how as this happend and what do you propose to do to resolve this???
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Post by The_Great_WZ Mon 26 Jan 2009, 14:18

Me too, I'have the same problem Shocked. Sh*te!!! That's realy boring Mad
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Post by The_Great_WZ Mon 26 Jan 2009, 15:09

I'think this problem is related with this IP: 213.215.255.5 Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

ReGaRdS Very Happy
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Post by Griff Tue 27 Jan 2009, 16:12

I too have this problem, dont like this at all, contextual ads also promoting adult material, any one solved this yet ?
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Post by spiritcharms Tue 27 Jan 2009, 16:18

im getting these too, linked to my forum topic heading. I thought id been a victim to some spammer or something. Surely this cant be right.

Is it?

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Post by spiritcharms Tue 27 Jan 2009, 16:39

Im sorry for the double post here but i really must protest about this, have you any idea what these ads are doing to people's posts.

here's an example of a post i have on my forum.

One of my members have just lost her dad to Cancer, and she has put a post on the forum to an appeals page to raise awareness for the disease. With hope that the charity can raise some funds for this very worth while appeal.

Because of these ads now, this is what has happened, and talk about upsetting.

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The ads have pick up the word memory as in "in memory of my dad" and its trying to sell memory sticks or something.

Talk about insensitive

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Post by Griff Tue 27 Jan 2009, 16:51

I totally agree, if this is forumotion's idea then they obviously didnt think it through.
Would be a lot of hassle to switch forum providers but if this carries on will have no choice. unwanted ads Redface
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Post by spiritcharms Tue 27 Jan 2009, 17:04

I have been with forumotion now for sometime, even before any ads, then ads appeared on the top of the forum, which you get used to, but this latest thing is a different level, this is very aggressive advertising, which you usually only find on the lowest of website's and forums.

Its a real shame is this is forumotions idea, and it is here to stay, as it really pulls the forums down below the average for guest browsing the pages.

You have to draw the line somewhere between making a bit of money and ruining it for everybody's forum.
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Post by Guest Tue 27 Jan 2009, 17:13

Shocked OMG that is shocking

they all on forum that is very poor forumotion keep change ads like this you going lose alot of members
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Post by Griff Tue 27 Jan 2009, 17:43

Think ive solved it, go to administration panel, click on general, then configuration then where it says "Text ads activation (underlined)" make sure the no box is selected. It worked for me, good luck.
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Post by spiritcharms Tue 27 Jan 2009, 17:57

Thanks Griff, you're a star :wouhou:
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Post by nastyshot Mon 02 Feb 2009, 00:24

didnt qork for me still stuck with adds on guess forum.but i managed to get ip addy and baned it.
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