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    Evony cleavage ads.

    As much as I enjoy seeing a nice pair, these ads make me uneasy about browsing cboard at work on my break. (It's not only cboard; these ads are just about EVERYWHERE.)
    This is the first time I've ever considered using Adblock or something similar, although I would really prefer not to as ads help support the forum.
    Is there any way to turn these off, or is the rotation controlled by the google?

    Evony is an aweful game, by the way. I tried it a few months ago. If you're ever tempted to try it, I'd say don't waste your time.
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    If the Evony ads are served by Google Adsense, the webmaster of this forum can block those ads using the "competitive ad filter" setting of their Adsense setup.

    https://www.google.com/adsense/suppo...n&answer=21593

    On my own website, I use the filter to block ads which are not relevant to the content of my site.

    I also do not like those Evony ads. One shows a sword held threateningly against a woman's well endowed chest whilst she has a fearful look on her face. The ads are either borderline sexual in nature, or imply violence against women.
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    You mean these?

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    If it was only the false advertisement...
    They are spammers too.

    Oh, and BTW:
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/...b8b3c01f&hl=en
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    So you guys are still seeing that Ad?
    I got tired of seeing those horrible and stupid ads after 4 days, and used a solution posted by Perspective in one of the other threads.
    Ad Blocking for Mozilla, Netscape 7, and Safari
    Plus a few extensions on firefox keeps everything ok for me.
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    Not really, no. I was totally unaware of it, exactly because of my 2 year successful experience with ADblock (contender for best plugin in computing history), until I read about it some weeks ago on Jef's article (sorry, but I hate the word "blog". Oh, dammit! I said it) linked above by crowe.

    I have such rules niceties as

    Code:
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    among more specific ones that virtually make me ad-immune to the point of even removing entire browser frames and making my web experience all so much more appealing.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Jeez, they ended up just showing breasts in a bra as an ad!

    They've hit rock bottom.
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    I have seen the progression of the advertisements towards something entirely boob-based myself, but the way it is presented in the blog post crowe linked to is hilarious

    Also, so much for "the cake is a lie". The queen is a lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Also, so much for "the cake is a lie". The queen is a lie.
    I used to play civ, and had been curious about this completely new game element. So now I'm guessing it's actually not an element at all, which makes the ads kind of funny in a psych-trick kind of way.

    Since you would have had to play the game to find out ("Hmm, I can't seem to find the queen here anywhere..."), adding an "insider" gag in the ad is clever: Like, now you know, but you're still coming back for more anyway, right? Also, one of the new ones is obviously a Vanna White ringer ("Can I buy a vowel?").

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27
    Since you would have had to play the game to find out ("Hmm, I can't seem to find the queen here anywhere..."), adding an "insider" gag in the ad is clever: Like, now you know, but you're still coming back for more anyway, right?
    According to the blog post that stated that the queen is a lie (Dubious “Civony” Game Uses Costume Photo), their FAQ actually addresses the question of saving the non-existent queen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Wow! :lol: They just keep getting more and more despicable.

    I guess it's nice the costume people aren't mad about anything. I quite like the "Adult Forest Fairy" look.
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    Ha ha! I used to see the Evony adds, all the way up to the second last one shown in that blog. But I installed AdBlock and FlashBlock, so I never saw them again. But really - that last one is too funny! I mean, how pathetic can you get!
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    how pathetic can you get!
    What's even more pathetic is that those adds are probably quite successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bithub View Post
    What's even more pathetic is that those adds are probably quite successful.
    I totally see it totally other way around. It's pathetic that advertising is such a huge industry at all -- except that it would be the best way to tell everyone you are selling something. So to say the honest and informative add deserves success whereas the "bad tasting" comic one does not seems oxymoronic. They are both in your face and self-interested. I'd rather be amused than hear about the latest gas mileage stats for some SUV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonBlack View Post
    As much as I enjoy seeing a nice pair, these ads make me uneasy about browsing cboard at work on my break. (It's not only cboard; these ads are just about EVERYWHERE.)
    This is the first time I've ever considered using Adblock or something similar, although I would really prefer not to as ads help support the forum.
    Is there any way to turn these off, or is the rotation controlled by the google?

    Evony is an aweful game, by the way. I tried it a few months ago. If you're ever tempted to try it, I'd say don't waste your time.
    I agree the ads are highly misleading and mildly offensive.

    The game is ok, for a free browser game what do you expect? Like all MMO's its really just a glorified chat system so it really comes down to joining the right alliance. my personal method is to ask the following in world chat -

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Delicious
    Looking for a mature (as in Mature Content) adults only alliance that enjoys vulgar jesus and dead puppy jokes.
    That generally gets me into an alliance where I fit right in. Being in an alliance/guild/corp etc where you fit in is a major aspect of any MMO, since your guildies are the only ones you can really plan coordinated play with. Too many people just join the first guild that comes along ad are not very happy for a number of reasons. Remember, being a member of that group is entirely voluntary, and its not like a job where you have a financial incentive to join a less than optimal group. When an officer offers you a spot, interview them to determine if its the right guild for you. Present them with scenarios and ask them how they would handle it. It's also helpful to find a multi gaming guild that has branches in many different games.
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