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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 24, 2006 4:15 am    Post subject: Banners Reply with quote

Is there any way to get rid of the banners from the top of the forum pages?  Or at least to control the content of those banners?  One of the banners that appears frequently says: "Active Sexsearch members in Saint Vital - Meet these horny members now and get laid tonight"  It just doesn't seem appropriate for the MBGA forum pages. 


 



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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Oct 24, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: RE: Banners Reply with quote

I use anti-virus software that blocks url’s by content. It substitutes its own “Page Blocked” banner. I use Trend Micro PC –cillin.



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Master Instigator



Joined: 19 Jan 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 31, 2006 4:33 am    Post subject: RE: Banners Reply with quote

I have sent an email to the company running the forum to see what can be done about the ad content.  I will post another note as soon as I get a response.  M.I.

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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Oct 31, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Banners Reply with quote

What about the thought of changing to google ads? You can get 'em entirely text-based, and generally they have something relating to whatever text is on-screen.

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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Oct 31, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Banners Reply with quote

Kabuthunk wrote:
What about the thought of changing to google ads? You can get 'em entirely text-based, and generally they have something relating to whatever text is on-screen.


The issue is that the forums are hosted off-site. The forum host makes their $$ through the ad banners.

If they are unwilling or unable to do anything, our options are to pay for a "premium" forum, or change hosts. Changing hosts will mean losing all of the existing content, though.


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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject: RE: Banners Reply with quote

Master Instigator, who set up the MBGA forums, put in a trouble report with the ActiveBoard admins yesterday (Oct 30th), and today recieved the following reply:



>From:
>Reply-To: Do_Not_Reply@Sparklit.com
>Subject: RE: ad content [Incident #515252-9009]
>Date: 31 Oct 06 12:35:15 PST
>
>Support Request Reference #515252-9009
>---------------------------------------------------------------
> Category: Activeboard
> Contact: masterinstigator@hotmail.com
> Date Created: 2006-10-30 20:31:03
> Last Updated: 2006-10-31 12:31:40
> Elapsed Time: 16 Hours
> Priority: High
> Status: resolved
>
>
>To Add / Reply to this incident please visit
>http://support.sparklit.com/?action=viewIncident&incidentID=9009&email=masterinstigator@hotmail.com
>
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------
>From: Sparklit Support - Yani
>Posted On: 2006-10-31 12:31:40
>
>
>Hi Master,
>
>The ads we rotate through the free ActiveBoard are purchased by
>independent advertisers through the Sparklit web store, or sometimes
>provided by a third party advertising network on a commission basis.
>
>If you are concerned about content, I can assure you we are selective
>about our content and do not accept those that might be considered
>offensive content (ie. adult websites). We do however received a few
>reports lately regarding some ads that we did not approve. We are in the
>process of tracking down those ads from our agencies and removing them.
>
>We value our network of advertisers and work hard to meet the needs of
>all our clients. That said, if you are still concerned about controlling
>content, you might consider the gold service, where no third party ads
>will be inserted. In addition, when you upgrade to Gold ActiveBoard, you
>will be able to include HTML codes on your board so if you need a way to
>finance your board, you can display your own ad that you have full
>control of.
>
>Cheers,
>Sparklit Network
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------
>From: master
>Posted On: 2006-10-30 20:31:03
>
>
>Hello I am currently hosting a forum site for the Manitoba Geocaching
>Association
>(http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=48777&subForumID=116911)
>and we have had recently a couple of complaints about the content of the
>ads that are running on top of the forum being of the sexual nature. I
>was wondering if there was anything that can be done to prohibit the
>adult content ads from running on the forum?




So, hopefully we'll soon see a decrease the number of objectionable banners at the top of the forum. If not, the Association will likely investigate alternatives.


Brian Greenberg
Vice President
Manitoba Geocaching Association.

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candaceandwill



Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Posts: 164

PostPosted: Aug 05, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been noticing the banners on the mbgeocaching.ca site are really big. Is this the way it is supposed to be?
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/candaceandwill/mbgawebsite.jpg

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webmaster
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 109
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Aug 05, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, thats a bug somewhere. Those banners can never be the same, so something between the website and you is messing with the code.
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candaceandwill



Joined: 10 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HMMM... If I refresh the page, it goes back to the google and gpscentral ads.
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candaceandwill



Joined: 10 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently I had some kind of IE Spam causing add-on that was using my Google search bar and was screwing up any Google ads in my browser. I think its fixed. Sorry for the concern
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Joined: 20 Jan 2007
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Aug 07, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, I appreciate any issue reports.
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