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#1 Posted by Andreii (1 posts) -

I am not offended or anything, but it's amusing seeing stuff like this.

I dont know what else to say, this thread may be locked because I cant think of enough stuff to write to warrant a discussion, but just though I'll share this.

#2 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4029 posts) -

I'll discuss that you should have clicked it, and see where your new wantings take you..

#3 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

Obviously her name is Minerva.

#4 Posted by Drekly (121 posts) -

No porn tabs and you're seeing advertisements? Are you over 40?

#5 Posted by ToiletBob (18 posts) -

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

#6 Posted by MildMolasses (3194 posts) -

Jesus! White background! Ew

#7 Edited by Turambar (6485 posts) -

@toiletbob said:

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

The Editorial staff don't have complete control over what ads show up on the site.

#8 Posted by automatontribe (186 posts) -

Dude, I have seen worse then that on this website...and it sucks.

#9 Edited by GreggD (4444 posts) -
#10 Edited by Raethen (179 posts) -

Should get @rorie in here, as he might be able to do something to have that ad taken out of circulation for the site.

#11 Posted by alternate (2655 posts) -

"ad", isn't short for "addvert"

#12 Posted by Flappy (2034 posts) -

@animasta said:

Obviously her name is Minerva.

Good stuff.

#13 Posted by l4wd0g (1819 posts) -

Ad not add

#14 Edited by Kidavenger (3380 posts) -

@alternate said:

"ad", isn't short for "addvert"

But "add" is?

On topic, I don't understand what the advertiser is getting from running that ad, who the fuck would ever click that? You are paying for impressions here, and that ad conveys nothing.

#15 Posted by Raethen (179 posts) -

@alternate: It is. Unless you meant that "add" isn't the abbreviated form of advertisement.

#16 Edited by joshwent (1778 posts) -

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

Yeah, Patrick's such a hypocrite. Designing that ad himself and selling it to CBSi just so it could show up on his own website. The Nerve!

#17 Edited by Zeik (2113 posts) -

@alternate said:

"ad", isn't short for "addvert"

But "add" is?

On topic, I don't understand what the advertiser is getting from running that ad, who the fuck would ever click that? You are paying for impressions here, and that ad conveys nothing.

I'm sure there are quite a lot of people who would instinctively click that ad.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (34615 posts) -

@animasta said:

Obviously her name is Minerva.

Are you saying that her anus is a spacious recreation room?

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#19 Posted by mosespippy (3752 posts) -

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

I studied marketing in university for a couple years and they really encourage stereotyping, racism, sexism and ageism. It's their bread and butter. It's not surprising for these types of ads to be targeted towards the Giant Bomb demographic.

#20 Posted by Disaya (262 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@toiletbob said:

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

Yeah, Patrick's such a hypocrite. Designing that ad himself and selling it to CBSi just so it could show up on his own website. The Nerve!

The bastard has been playing us all along...

#21 Posted by OtakuGamer (1182 posts) -

Awesome song you downloaded there. Voicians deserves more listeners.

#22 Posted by ThunderSlash (1369 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@toiletbob said:

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

Yeah, Patrick's such a hypocrite. Designing that ad himself and selling it to CBSi just so it could show up on his own website. The Nerve!

Kleptok you sly motherfucker! YOU PRESS SNEAK FUCK!

#23 Posted by GnaTSoL (778 posts) -

Well there you go. IF you ad-block, you'll never get to spank it.

GiantBomb incentives. They know what they're doing......

#24 Edited by Zaccheus (1770 posts) -

Yeah, hearing Jeff say that he has no way of controlling what ads go up on the site, he can only get them pulled after the fact made me really sad. I didn't really expect anything else, but still a though thing to hear from the man himself.

#25 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@toiletbob said:

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

That's the best part, man. The irony is so delicious.

#26 Posted by Nictel (2312 posts) -

I'm going to complain, I find that as a premium member I should also be able to spank that.

#27 Edited by Optix12 (576 posts) -

the only ads im seeing are mostly the warped tour UK adverts, which annoys me only because its advertising that event and I havent got my ticket yet. That and a questionable one below this text box about a "zip extractor" with a handy giant sized download button

#28 Posted by Akyho (1549 posts) -

II think there is a more direct link to what Alex said during an Bombin the A.M which was basically don't use on Ad-block on sites you want to support E.G Giant Bomb.

Hey we want to support....we just hate stupid adverts...E.G this one.

Doesn't matter to me in this case as I am a premium, how ever outside of GB I am not and so many stupid adverts....I am just tired of it thats why I block them.

At the same time a webcomic said much the same and I went "ok Ill do it." what I saw was 6 ad's of stupid and one was a badly animated British Commando popping his head up from water to tell me only 99.9% of applicants don't become Commandos...join today at Army recruitment. I went nope and switched ADblock back on.

#29 Edited by GaspoweR (2514 posts) -

We can always tell this to @rorie or @jeff if they can do something about it.

#30 Posted by Nictel (2312 posts) -

@akyho: I know what you mean, I tried it on Twitch but it would show an ad every 2 minutes, so back to AdBlock on. Advertisers really should learn to make simple classy ads.

#31 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (2597 posts) -

I wonder if that add might be related to your cookies? If so somebody's been going down to the red light district of the net.

#32 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

Google AdSense at work. Ads tailored to you based on your browsing history. Use incognito mode in the future broski.

#33 Posted by narujoe93 (2446 posts) -
#34 Posted by Rorie (2094 posts) -

@raethen: @gaspower: @andreii: Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I can always get ads taken down when they're dumb or interfering with page loads, etc. Is this one still popping up?

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#35 Edited by GaspoweR (2514 posts) -

@i_stay_puft said:

I wonder if that add (sic) might be related to your cookies? If so somebody's been going down to the red light district of the net.

@subjugation said:

Google AdSense at work. Ads tailored to you based on your browsing history. Use incognito mode in the future.

cc: @andreii

Yep, pretty much these can affect what ads you see. Like for me, I logged out and then went to a page with ads, refreshed about 15-20 times or so and mostly got the following: T-mobile, insurance/medical related ads, EVE Online expansion, and car ads. None of them had anything resembling/similar to what you screen capped.

(cc: @rorie)

#36 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

And this is why I use adblock, so I don't have to deal with this garbage.

#37 Edited by newmarcom (295 posts) -

And this is why I use adblock, so I don't have to deal with this garbage.

And that's why I subscribe, so I don't have to deal with this garbage.

#38 Posted by gkhan (360 posts) -

And this is why I use adblock, so I don't have to deal with this garbage.

You should come over to Premium Land, it's awesome over here..

#39 Edited by PandaBear (1264 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@toiletbob said:

I like how Patrick post all these feminist articles then ads like that pop up.

Yeah, Patrick's such a hypocrite. Designing that ad himself and selling it to CBSi just so it could show up on his own website. The Nerve!

Kleptok you sly motherfucker! YOU PRESS SNEAK FUCK!

Anyone who has worked in the media knows that advertising never has the last say of what goes on editorial pages. I'm not saying this was approved by them, but fuck they own the site, they should control this shit.

#40 Posted by Rowr (5238 posts) -

O the promises they once made that it would never become this...

#41 Edited by Brackynews (3966 posts) -

@gkhan: @newmarcom: These cats know what's what. :3

Also not living in the U.S. helped immeasurably with not seeing a majority of ads, back in the Whiskey Media days. I think the only thing I'd see when not logged in was the occasional site re-skin.

#42 Posted by ShockD (2381 posts) -

Just dropping by to congratulate you on listening to Voicians.

#43 Posted by Sweep (8542 posts) -

@rowr said:

O the promises they once made that it would never become this...

Yeah, and look how that turned out. The site got sold. Them bones ain't going to make themselves, holmes!

Anyway, there have always been ads on the site. At one point we even had sponsored quests. All that's changed is that the ads are now more consistent and there is less control over what they are. However, if they are reported as inappropriate, the staff can have them removed.

For a site to have complete control over the ads they show is both a rare and privileged position. The content on Giant Bomb isn't the bullshit sensationalist nonsense or click-traps that dictate the ridiculous traffic of IGN and Kotaku, so they don't have that luxury of being able to pick and choose. That's the price. All things considered, it could be a hell of a lot worse.

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#44 Edited by Snail (8470 posts) -
@kidavenger said:

On topic, I don't understand what the advertiser is getting from running that ad, who the fuck would ever click that? You are paying for impressions here, and that ad conveys nothing.

Enough people.

#45 Edited by super2j (1611 posts) -

@nictel said:

@akyho: I know what you mean, I tried it on Twitch but it would show an ad every 2 minutes, so back to AdBlock on. Advertisers really should learn to make simple classy ads.

well a simple classy ad wont stick in your mind and be assigned to a specific emotion. These ads that anger you stick in your mind better then some classy ad you will most likely forget in a few secs. The problem for ad developers is that we learned to fight back.

Back in the days before Dvr, there was no choice but to wait. And on the occasions where I had recorded the show I wanted to see, I took SOOOO much pleasure in fast forwarding the ads. As soon as I could I opted out, and I was not aware of how angry I was at ads either until the opportunity presented itself.

#46 Edited by Budwyzer (486 posts) -

A) You should have followed up your post with screenshots of where that Ad took you. (Because we all know you clicked it.)

B) This reminded me to whitelist Giantbomb.com in ABP

So, thanks for B I guess.

#47 Posted by RandomHero666 (3174 posts) -

I wish I got ads like that, not because I'm into that.. Giantbomb ads just seems to be cool.
I don't get ads at all, even when I turn off adblock or use chrome.. not a single ad on giantbomb for some reason.

#48 Posted by TheHBK (5407 posts) -

Lots of these ads are based on what you look at, the tabs don't have to be open for that. I was shopping around looking at whats on sale at the supermarket and I get ads for cheerios and gasoline right now. This guy, obviously looking at something raunchy. Want ads like that to go away, stop looking at porn before you look at Giant Bomb.

#49 Posted by Budwyzer (486 posts) -

@thehbk said:

stop looking at porn before you look at Giant Bomb.

uuhhh what?

#50 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@gkhan: @newmarcom: I don't earn enough money to waste it on a subscription that's only use is to codify my community superiority and erect an illusory pedestal to condescend from.