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Scarlet Blade Ads are getting old really fast...

KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
Guys, really. You should know that by now this is getting ridiculous. It's Scarlet Blade ads that are filled with skimpy clothing on women for way too long now. I know you guys need the advertising money but it's starting to make the site look ridiculous now...

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  • LeiloniLeiloni None of your beeswax, ALPosts: 432Member Uncommon
    The Scarlet Blade ads got old a really long time ago which is why I got Adblock for Firefox. The funny thing is I get a little message at the top of my screen when I log on to this website whining about how I have adblock turned on and saying they needs ads to keep the site open. Well if they want me to get rid of my Adblocker, they can get rid of Scarlet Blade and other such ads. It's really as simple as that. Is the cash they get from Scarlet Blade ads really worth the ever growing amount of MMORPG.com visitors that are using Adblockers now? They lose money on other ads with each and every new person that uses an Adblocker so I sure as hell hope Scarlet Blade paid them a shitload of cash for those ads.
  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    The ads are showing because the company paid to have them up. Get used to it.
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    press (ctrl +)  a couple times and quit worrying about it. 

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member
    Oh, yay, another thread complaining about the ads.

    <childish, provocative and highly speculative banner about your favorite game goes here>

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    I found this snippet in the advertising policies section "While we depend on advertising to survive, we also have very strict policies to make sure that the user experience is kept as high as possible and not to annoy our community"

    To me the sb adds violates that, as in the annoy part.   There have been tons of threads about this, and you know what, addblock stays in place. All I can say is that SB adds have been in place for several days now as I only seen one add and that was for neverwinter, the rest have been blank. 

     

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member

    I honestly don't get the complaints. Is it from religious people? puritans? people ashamed they are turned on by it making them react negatively? sexual orientation reasons?

    It would be awesome if somebody would give a reasonable explanation other than "I can't communicate with my girlfriend or wife about this" or "it just is"

     

    Maybe I'm not suppose to get it.. its the interwebs we needs to complain!

  • AxehiltAxehilt San Francisco, CAPosts: 8,701Member Uncommon

    Ads: ignorable.

    Endless forum threads: less ignorable.  :/

    "Joe stated his case logically and passionately, but his perceived effeminate voice only drew big gales of stupid laughter..." -Idiocracy
    "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." -Socrates

  • LeiloniLeiloni None of your beeswax, ALPosts: 432Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by erictlewis

    I found this snippet in the advertising policies section "While we depend on advertising to survive, we also have very strict policies to make sure that the user experience is kept as high as possible and not to annoy our community"

    To me the sb adds violates that, as in the annoy part.   There have been tons of threads about this, and you know what, addblock stays in place. All I can say is that SB adds have been in place for several days now as I only seen one add and that was for neverwinter, the rest have been blank. 

     

    Try several weeks. Scarlet Blade ads have been a nuisance here for far too long.

  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member
    For me this is just further proof that this forum holds some of the whiniest bitches on the net. I have never seen more lame ass shit than I do on these forums. You wussies give MMORPGer's a bad name and I am certain those that run this site have heard just about enough of your BS. Lock this sucker down befor I start layin into these muthers. I am bored today and could use the sport.

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by StonesDK

    I honestly don't get the complaints. Is it from religious people? puritans? people ashamed they are turned on by it making them react negatively? sexual orientation reasons?

     

    Maybe I'm not suppose to get it.. its the interwebs we needs to complain!

     Same here really don't get it.

    I ignore most adds but I do read the forums as the forums is why I am here not so much these adds.

    I did show my wife these adds a few weeks back when the complaints began to come in. She looked at them and asked me if this was a gaming site, I said yes, she said then what's wrong with those adds? Mind you she aint a gamer.

    I also think that The Marketing department of Scarlet Blade thanks Kuppa (OP) for once again bringing attention to their game!!

     

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Axehilt

    Ads: ignorable.

    Endless forum threads: less ignorable.  :/

    This.

     

    The ads are ridiculous.  The threads are even more ridiculous.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Originally posted by Mardukk

    Originally posted by Axehilt
    Ads: ignorable. Endless forum threads: less ignorable.  :/

    This.

     

    The ads are ridiculous.  The threads are even more ridiculous.

     

    This.
  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    It's called business.  Own one and maybe you will learn something.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    People have a right to voice their opinion. I don't exactly enjoy seeing mass amounts of cleavage every time I go to MMORPG.com either. It's gross.

    Smile

  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member
    You guys just need to slowly reach around behind you and pull your panties out of the bunch they are in,  then go look in the mirror and remind yourselves that your men and you can deal with alittle digital TnA without needing to express your distaste to all of us.

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    People have a right to voice their opinion. I don't exactly enjoy seeing mass amounts of cleavage every time I go to MMORPG.com either. It's gross.

    So you have a problem with the female body being exposed. A problem with sexualization. At least that's a reasonable explanation. Thank you for being so forthcoming about something so private

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Originally posted by StonesDK
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    People have a right to voice their opinion. I don't exactly enjoy seeing mass amounts of cleavage every time I go to MMORPG.com either. It's gross.

    So you have a problem with the female body being exposed. A problem with sexualization. At least that's a reasonable explanation. Thank you for being so forthcoming about something so private

    The hilarity of it is that these people come here to play games that depict all manner of VIOLENCE, but put a little sexuality in there and they all run to Jesus.... it's very telling about the values most people hold.

    No, it's SICK that most people are ok with violence in every form of media on earth, but sexuality is "bad".

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Redcor
    You guys just need to slowly reach around behind you and pull your panties out of the bunch they are in,  then go look in the mirror and remind yourselves that your men and you can deal with alittle digital TnA without needing to express your distaste to all of us.

     

    without needing to express your distaste to all of us.

    How does "being a man" have anything to do with it? Their are women on this site too. You're coming off as an annoying sexist.

    Smile

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,978Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by StonesDK

    I honestly don't get the complaints. Is it from religious people? puritans? people ashamed they are turned on by it making them react negatively? sexual orientation reasons?

    It would be awesome if somebody would give a reasonable explanation other than "I can't communicate with my girlfriend or wife about this" or "it just is"

     

    Maybe I'm not suppose to get it.. its the interwebs we needs to complain!

    Slackers who are goofing off at their jobs surfing this site rather than doing their jobs.  They are afraid someone might see the ads over their shoulders and realize it's not CNN or something. 

    Like me, but I make sure to narrow the window down to hide the sidebar ads and my monitor is strategically placed to be out of the view.  image

    BTW, what is silly for most of those folks is their IT departments likely are monitoring every site they visit, so its not like their employers really don't know what they are up to.

     

     

     

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    It is sad that supposedly adult people can't deal with adverts that are outside their control on a website about gaming. Personally I think all this wife and kids stuff is rubbish, the main issue people have is they browse this site instead of working and a large anime cartoon risqué lady at the side of your screen screams "I am a slacker, please fire me"
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    I don't know much about the ad process, but from what I've gathered over the years there's a "stock of advertising" for companies to buy every month.  And it seems Aeria has enough money to buy a large amount of that stock.

    Luckily, they're easy enough to ignore.  It just makes work-place surfing and in the same room as your wife surfing a little weird to explain.  :P

    Unless LOTS OF PEOPLE love actually paying for Scarlet Blade, I can't imagine they'll be able to buy many more... can they?!

  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by Redcor
    You guys just need to slowly reach around behind you and pull your panties out of the bunch they are in,  then go look in the mirror and remind yourselves that your men and you can deal with alittle digital TnA without needing to express your distaste to all of us.

     

    without needing to express your distaste to all of us.

    How does "being a man" have anything to do with it? Their are women on this site too. You're coming off as an annoying sexist.

    Pardon me Madam, Then kindly pull your panties from a bunch and remind your self in the mirror that your a woman and don't need to express your distaste to the rest of us humam beings that are here.

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor

    It is sad that supposedly adult people can't deal with adverts that are outside their control on a website about gaming. Personally I think all this wife and kids stuff is rubbish, the main issue people have is they browse this site instead of working and a large anime cartoon risqu
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Guys, really. You should know that by now this is getting ridiculous. It's Scarlet Blade ads that are filled with skimpy clothing on women for way too long now. I know you guys need the advertising money but it's starting to make the site look ridiculous now...

    Nothing wrong with the ad.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MindTrigger
    Originally posted by StonesDK
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    People have a right to voice their opinion. I don't exactly enjoy seeing mass amounts of cleavage every time I go to MMORPG.com either. It's gross.

    So you have a problem with the female body being exposed. A problem with sexualization. At least that's a reasonable explanation. Thank you for being so forthcoming about something so private

    The hilarity of it is that these people come here to play games that depict all manner of VIOLENCE, but put a little sexuality in there and they all run to Jesus.... it's very telling about the values most people hold.

    No, it's SICK that most people are ok with violence in every form of media on earth, but sexuality is "bad".

     

    Considering I'm not religious, I'm not running to Jesus (a.k.a. work of fiction *cough~cough*) anytime soon. It has more to do with the fact that I'm gay and just honestly find the female body sexually repulsive. That's why I'm not really arguing either way for the ads because honestly if it were a bunch of shirtless men that were taking up the ad-space I'd be going "hells yah."

     

    So yeah, I personally don't get the huge fuss. It just grosses me out.

     

    And also @Redcor: The fact that you assumed I was a women when I mentioned how sexist your comment sounded just proves how sexist you are.

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