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At first I thought the ads were annoyingly placed but I could understand them.

Now they're on the marketplace, too? What's next? In the viewers?

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The ads are getting really stupid too. Today I logged in and at the top of my screen were 4 busty chicks, one apparently had no bra on and her top was wide open but the picture was conveniently cut off right above the **bleep**...with the message "We don't like Young Men! We want you!" So they are trying to say I'm old...and male? The chick with the giant basketballs on her chest was kinda hot I guess, if you're into girls. They could at least make an attempt to tailor them to a video game genre, or business, or let SL merchants  advertise or something. but really...SL peddling smut and what I'm assuming is a adult porn website? Really SL?

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Right. Not sure if you spotted the announcement about it: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Advertising-on-Second-Life-Web-Properties/ba-p/1927315

Ads on every page coming up.

Merchants will be able to eventually advertise on most pages. I'm wondering if that's before or after current marketplace advertising is fixed.

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http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Advertising-on-Second-Life-Web-Properties/ba-p/1927315

 

no comment lol...

(the bad thing will be for all those merchants who will pay for ads that pp wont see bec they choosed (like me) to use add ons for bloking them lol... needless, to say i wont pay for these kind of ads either)

 

ETA  : Sorry Dart, i didnt saw your post before cliking on my "post" button lol...

 

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"The placement of these ads is designed to be unobtrusive, as we don’t want them to interfere with your Second Life experience on the web, and we’re taking care to keep the content appropriate."

So they failed on both parts. They are highly intrusive and if they consider girls with open shirts appropriate content...just wow. I guess if they want to consider all SL residents a bunch of horny sex pervs, then yes, I guess it's appropriate.

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Deja Letov wrote:

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The placement of these ads is designed to be unobtrusive, as we don’t want them to interfere with your Second Life experience on the web, and we’re taking care to keep the content appropriate."

So they failed on both parts. They are highly intrusive and if they consider girls with open shirts appropriate content...just wow. I guess if they want to consider all SL residents a bunch of horny sex pervs, then yes, I guess it's appropriate.

forget it Deja... they are joking... lol... ok, they have their own special sense of humor but still.... 

i guess they have a high level in irony or smth like this... just like if they take pleasure to torture us lol....

Or could it be Rod's projects (yeah the ones not related to SL) need again and again more money ? One time they took all the SL money out of sl for its projects, now they are using SL for making more money...like if they prostitute it... 

We are reaching a high level here.....really high....:smileywink:

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I feel cheated, I got ads for Zwinky, a free hobbit game and California Psychics.

Agree though, it needs to be work safe and not tacky, if that can be said of the kind of ads that they'd rather you just click on and not purchase anything.

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I use AdBlock Plus also.  I don't see them now, won't see them in the future, and haven't seen any of them to begin with.  You know what they say about a fool and their money, folks...

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Show me an unobtrusive ad and I'll show you an ad that was never paid for or shown to anyone. I was wondering why there were empty spaces on SL web sites - even with an ad-blocker, they are obtrusive!

Since I'm paying commissions on MP sales to LL, shouldn't they in turn compensate me for turning my MP store into a billboard for other people's products?

 

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The ads I can understand. What I can NOT understand is why members who pay $9.95/month for a membership have to tolerate them. I am a member of several other online communities, one of which cost me a monthly fee also; however, because I pat this fee, I am NOT subject to being forced to look at ads. If LL is not going to remove these ads for paying members, I will remove my payment. Simple solution.

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I hope not. 

I'm having a lil trouble adjusting myself with the banners flashing in my eyes on the MP. Sometimes the banners are too bright and flashy that I can't focus on the products grrr. Uploading new products was noticeably laggy today, too. It wasn't like that to me before so.. hope its not due to the banners or anything. 

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I also use AdBlock... started when Facebook was showing me all these ads.  I love AdBlock, and would never be without it.  I hate unwanted ads on my browser pages.  (Oops... would this be considered an ad for AdBlock? :P lol)

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Herkimer Highmist wrote:

Show me an
unobtrusive
ad and I'll show you an ad that was never paid for or shown to anyone. I was wondering why there were empty spaces on SL web sites - even with an ad-blocker, they are
obtrusive
!

Since I'm paying commissions on MP sales to LL, shouldn't they in turn compensate me for turning my MP store into a billboard for other people's products?

 

Well, they are obtrusive, and like one blogger mentioned, when they show specifically on the marketplace, they become competition for people already paying for marketplace enhancements.

On compensating you (or us)? No, but if you pay enough in the future you just may get to see your ad there rather than someone elses.

I'm feeling included now that I finally got the roman orgy ad showing that some others have pointed out.

It's also showing me an ad for Front Sight Firearms Training Institute which brings new meaning to "targetted" ads.

(Disclaimer that I've never been to a roman orgy with guns, despite what the ads tell me about myself.)

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As i said at another forum board, I really feel merchants should have been told about this in advance, not only that i give LL 10% of my sales, since 99% of them are marketplace sales, but i payed monthly to suport the source of my incomings, now hey decide no only to cheapen the page but its difficult to use phone to check it...on what planet we make comercial pages more unpleaseant for costumers??, I wonder at what cost are they doing this. I agree that now there is very little reason to feature items, since i wont pay to get them compiting to some whatever adds unrelated to what marketplace is, and that were going to be.more visible

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Dartagan Shepherd wrote:

I feel cheated, I got ads for Zwinky, a free hobbit game and California Psychics.

Agree though, it needs to be work safe and not tacky, if that can be said of the kind of ads that they'd rather you just click on and not purchase anything.

Well it got better today. Yesterday it was the chicks with giant boobs telling me they don't want young men they want me. Today....I sign in and got invited to a Roman orgy! man SL must think I am the biggest sex freak on the planet. 

 

just so you guys don't think I'm making this up lol

romanorgy.jpg

 

 

 

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Hah this makes marketplace look super lame & very low quality. Yikes! Linden must be hard up on cash or something to be resorting to this ugly nonsense!

I didn't even notice the ads since I use an adblocker now too but from what others are showing here it looks really intrusive, really spammy & really ugly. What a shame... the old SL Exchange (before Linden got their hands on it) was such a wonderful site :catsad:

 

 :catsad: :catsad: RIP SL Exchange :catsad: :catsad:

 

=˘ ⫱ ˘=  ...meow

 

 

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Linden Labs' able-bodied staff is ready and waiting to greet you in "my store."

LindenLabsAd 2.gif

Still feel like buying something today?

"If you understand, no explanation is necessary. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible."

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