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MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member

I noticed a banner add for a Obama and Romney type game. Stop that please. I get bombarded with political crap everywhere, don't let it invade my gaming space. It's bad enough we have super pacs dumping money like crazy into stuff, I know the money is tempting, but just say no. Please.

 

Guys give some love to this thread if you want politics not shown on this site.

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  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAPosts: 819Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Morgaren

    I noticed a banner add for a Obama and Romney type game. Stop that please. I get bombarded with political crap everywhere, don't let it invade my gaming space. It's bad enough we have super pacs dumping money like crazy into stuff, I know the money is tempting, but just say no. Please.

     

    Guys give some love to this thread if you want politics not shown on this site.

    I thought that ad was in pretty bad taste as well.  I agree, please block that ad.

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    +1

    Drop poltical agendas and bring back sexism.

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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,717Administrator Uncommon

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
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  • MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member

    I sent you a screencap, the company is gamify, and it looks like a game where you vote for who you want.

  • MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member
    Originally posted by GTwander

    +1

    Drop poltical agendas and bring back sexism.

    Boom, qft

  • ChicagoCubChicagoCub Chicago, ILPosts: 301Member
    Originally posted by Morgaren

    I sent you a screencap, the company is gamify, and it looks like a game where you vote for who you want.

    It's not bad either.  I just wish there was open world PVP.

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

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    There ya go Mike ;-)

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  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,043Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

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    There ya go Mike ;-)

    That is an ad for a game with a politcal theme. It is not an ad for any political party or candidate. like all other ads here you can choose to ignore it or not. At the least it isn't sitting there strobing, flashing, scrolling, bouncing, exploding....

  • MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member
    Originally posted by grunty
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    image

    There ya go Mike ;-)

    That is an ad for a game with a politcal theme. It is not an ad for any political party or candidate.

    Still, I have to see the Romney vs. Obama thing everywhere, on facebook, the news, TV, the local paper, the radio, ect. I come here to see things about MMO's and not some short term political game going to make a few bucks off the frenzy.

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,043Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Morgaren
    Originally posted by grunty
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    image

    There ya go Mike ;-)

    That is an ad for a game with a politcal theme. It is not an ad for any political party or candidate.

    Still, I have to see the Romney vs. Obama thing everywhere, on facebook, the news, TV, the local paper, the radio, ect. I come here to see things about MMO's and not some short term political game going to make a few bucks off the frenzy.

    Start reading newspapers and magazines. You will quickly learn a skill most people don't seem to have anymore. The skill of ignoring ads without effort.

    If this or any other ad were in a game then I would be standing right beside you in protest. Websites on the other hand are just like magazines and newspapers. They make their income by selling ad space. Not by our subscriptions.

  • stormseekazstormseekaz STL, MOPosts: 168Member

    If it is just an ad for a political based game then why does it say "HOPE" and "JOBS" below the candidates.  That to me strikes a biased agenda.

    I interpreted it as "Romney will give us "JOBS", but Obama will just give us another 4 years of "HOPE", so which would you rather have?"

    Even if it is a political game, get that garbage game ad off the site, thats the last thing gamers want to see is political bs.

  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member

    This site has ads? Huh, never knew that. Thank you Adblock Plus!

  • AbrexusAbrexus Harrisburg, PAPosts: 39Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stormseekaz

    If it is just an ad for a political based game then why does it say "HOPE" and "JOBS" below the candidates.  That to me strikes a biased agenda.

    I interpreted it as "Romney will give us "JOBS", but Obama will just give us another 4 years of "HOPE", so which would you rather have?"

    Even if it is a political game, get that garbage game ad off the site, thats the last thing gamers want to see is political bs.

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  • VrikaVrika FinlandPosts: 2,579Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grunty
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    image

    There ya go Mike ;-)

    That is an ad for a game with a politcal theme. It is not an ad for any political party or candidate. like all other ads here you can choose to ignore it or not. At the least it isn't sitting there strobing, flashing, scrolling, bouncing, exploding....

    I couldn't tell if the ad was political or for a game/virtual chatroom when I saw it. Many viewers will see it as political even if they can't really understand whether it's campaign for Obama, Romney, or maybe contry's propaganda encouraging people to vote.

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,043Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vrika
    Originally posted by grunty
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    image

    There ya go Mike ;-)

    That is an ad for a game with a politcal theme. It is not an ad for any political party or candidate. like all other ads here you can choose to ignore it or not. At the least it isn't sitting there strobing, flashing, scrolling, bouncing, exploding....

    I couldn't tell if the ad was political or for a game/virtual chatroom when I saw it. Many viewers will see it as political even if they can't really understand whether it's campaign for Obama, Romney, or maybe contry's propaganda encouraging people to vote.

    Then you and those 'many viewers' need to learn to read ads. All political advertisements in the U.S. must, by law, state that it is a politcal ad and it must state who paid for it.

    You need to learn to read ads from the point of view of 'what do they want from me?' instead of 'what can I get from them?'.

  • MorgarenMorgaren Richwood, TXPosts: 394Member

    Big difference in ignoring adds because I want to and because I have to if I want to enjoy something. I can go to other gaming sites without the adds, and MikeB has already stated that it shouldn't be on here, so the point is really moot.

     

    The guy who made the comment about the hope and jobs, and the biased agenda, +1, exactly. I want to see stuff with fire and dragons, lasers and maybe even a sword or two, not some 8-bit stab at bringing awareness of something every already knows is going on.

     

    "HEY GUYS! THE SUN IS OUTSIDE DURING THE DAY!"

     

    That help you? Probably not, it's just freaking annoying and stupid, just like political ads on mmorpg.com.

  • GundricGundric Memphis, TNPosts: 341Member Uncommon

    +1 for no politics 

     

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    Can we please remove the politica add and the game, heck if I post political stuff i get a warning.

     

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,717Administrator Uncommon

    Forwarding this along to find out what our stance is on this. Thanks everyone!

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    Originally posted by MikeB

    There shouldn't be any political ads on the site. If you see it again could you take a screen cap of it?

    It's an ad thats made into a "MMO voting game".

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