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Dead Puppy Ads Are Gross

First Amendment issue? I have to say I've been really grossed out the last couple of days by the dead puppies picture in the ads on MeFi. I'm not for censorship---but similar to a NSFW notice, can't there be an icky picture warning that you can choose to click or not? I understand that is the point of the ad, to raise my ire (or bile) so I'll do something. But ewww.
posted by agatha_magatha on Nov 15, 2005 - 48 comments

Wearing Six Apart gear gets results.

Wearing Six Apart gear gets results. Sodas for all!
posted by Vidiot on Oct 27, 2005 - 50 comments

What's the story behind the "GoToMyPC" ads on the MeFi front page?

What's the story behind the "GoToMyPC" ads on the MeFi front page? Even for the logged-in.
I notice they are the only advertiser for that spot and that it appears for the non-members in the same place.

Is this a big new advertising deal for you, Matt, or is it a template issue? Are we being sold to again, and if so, why?

(don't know if this should be in "MeFi-related" or "etiquette/policy")
posted by NinjaPirate on Oct 22, 2005 - 26 comments

TextAds ends?

Matt, either I missed the official announcement that you're ending the Text Ads program or there wasn't one ... What up? Not a lot of interest or...?
posted by dobbs on Sep 5, 2005 - 14 comments

Weird Google Ads

Do you need a liver or heart transplant? Do you have $175,000 cash on hand? Logout of MetaFilter (required), then go to this askMefi. Then tell me, how does Google know these things about Bangkok?
posted by orthogonality on Jun 22, 2005 - 8 comments

Fighting off a viral infection

Could we perhaps have a voluntary moratorium on viral contest entries from Contagious Media?
posted by dejah420 on May 23, 2005 - 12 comments

Jewelboxing ad

I heart the Jewelboxing flash ad in the Blue sidebar! I have wasted many happy seconds mousing over the case to watch in infantile fascination! ...open the case... close the case! ...open the case... close the case!
posted by mwhybark on Apr 2, 2005 - 12 comments

Self link and then purchased ads? Wha?

I hit the blue page the other day and saw a JUST POSTED story that was nothing more than a link to a page where you can buy a t-shirt with a design/slogan on it. (I'm not mentioning/linking-to which one it was because that isn't the purpose of this post). The FPP was deleted within minutes (from when I noticed it). However, today I see that it is listed in the Blogads on the front page. All is as it should be - I'm not complaining - I just think it is interesting that self-linkers apparently (sometimes?) get the opportunity to purchase an ad that they were trying to get for free.
posted by spock on Feb 10, 2005 - 19 comments

orange clock needs to be addressed.

Can we lose orange clock and keep chicobangs, please? Okay, that's not the best way to say it. I am no angel myself, but this beyond-the-pale swipe at chicobangs and mathowie - from a member of dubious contribution overall (IMHO) - should not go ignored.
posted by scarabic on Feb 3, 2005 - 97 comments

Thank you for turning off Suicide Girls.

Matt Haughey has shown tremendous compassion by rejecting a large revenue stream for the sake of this major Internet community. Rare is the system admin who is both concerned and available. I'd like to remind the users there exists a way to thank him and fund the site directly.
posted by orange clock on Feb 3, 2005 - 134 comments

a way to replace the SG revenue

Matt's clearly not being compensated adequately for the time and $$ he spends on this place, and the avenues open to him are apparently distasteful to many of us. As fun as it is to complain about SG, it might be even more fun coming up with a way to replace the SG revenue ourselves. -->
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 2, 2005 - 114 comments

Suicide Girls TextAds

So yeah, suicide girls. After some teeth gnashing, and asking all my female friends about taking on suicide girls image ads on mefi, I decided to take them (they seem tasteful to me -- I dropped the ones showing too much skin) with the caveat that a simple click and anyone could hide them forever. Here's what I said when I took their first textad long ago and the same applies here. They are as racy as I will go, and this won't start a slippery slope as they're the exception to the rule.
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2005 - 617 comments

UNICEF ad display issue

The UNICEF ad on (not logged in) MeFi is a little funky. I think they were expecting a white background. As it is, the child's face and the "relief" text to the left of it are obscured. Not a big deal, just thought I'd mention it. So this isn't just a complaint, I'm happy to copy/modify/send it somewhere, but I don't know to whom that'd go.
posted by Alt F4 on Jan 6, 2005 - 9 comments

"Asses of Evil" blogad

Not my call, but I don't think that "Asses of Evil" blogad does anything for MetaFilter's aesthetic, perceived image or credibility.
posted by nthdegx on Jan 6, 2005 - 18 comments

Text ads linking to linkfarms

Looks like some users are using MeFi text ADs to post google linkfarms. Example: This site, and this one.
posted by shepd on Dec 14, 2004 - 5 comments

jewelboxing ad on the front page makes my browser hang

Matt, that jewelboxing ad on the front page makes my browser hang (Safari.) When can I start paying you to not see any ads on Metafilter?
posted by vacapinta on Dec 11, 2004 - 28 comments

Weird TextAd

"Nekkid Celebrities, updated daily" kinda caught my eye in a TextAd. I don't actually see anything in the TextAd policy this clearly violates, so maybe it's fine. I'm at work so I haven't clicked the link to check, but thought I'd mention it.

posted by freebird on Dec 8, 2004 - 9 comments

Removing Ads

Is it possible/good karma to turn off the adbar on the side, now that I'm one of the (mass of) elite Metafilter users? I don't want to do it in general -- paying for the existence of MeFi is something I'm quite happy to do by showing ads -- but from school I get a fair amount less bandwidth (University wireless is a mess) and every little bit I can trim out is a good thing by me.
posted by ChrisR on Nov 19, 2004 - 7 comments

Advertising policy and spammers

I have a question about Metafilter's Textad policy. In general, I find the ads relevant and useful --- I'm far more likely to click through here than on other sites.

However, I noticed today that there's an ad running that asks people to "Play Texas Hold'em", posted by checknraise. Those of you who run Movable Type or Wordpress blogs might have noticed a recent wave of comment spam advertising "Texas Hold'em".

If I had ads on my blog, I wouldn't accept them from people who are also spammers. Does Metafilter have a policy on this type of thing, and is there any way to dump the "Texas Hold'em" ads?
posted by robcorr on Nov 1, 2004 - 14 comments

Swing the State ad is garbled when not logged in

Swing the State ad is garbled when not logged in [screenshot]
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 22, 2004 - 2 comments

Do we HAVE to post about the new macs? it is tradition!

This progression of posts is just too bizarre.
posted by mkultra on Sep 1, 2004 - 23 comments

Sponsored Links were really hard to read.

I did a google search on askMe and got great results, but I noticed that the Sponsored Links were really hard to read. (For example) Light grey and yellow on a pale green/blue. I don't know what the click throughs are on the Google searchs, or how important / significant this revenue is. Nor do I care. The Google Ads are readable and unobtrusive and fit well everywhere else in the MeFi domain. This one spot seems like a small oversight. Worth fixing? Not my call.
posted by putzface_dickman on Aug 20, 2004 - 9 comments

Blogads for logged out users?

posted by brownpau on Aug 20, 2004 - 11 comments

Animated Ad

Has the Bigha ad (here) always been an animated gif? It's fairly subtle (head swings left and right), but it was jarring nonetheless.
posted by ewagoner on Aug 9, 2004 - 20 comments

Webvisions conference has passed

Matt, the Webvisions conference has passed, so the gif on the MeFi front page is now out of date. Do you have something else to put there?
posted by davehat on Jul 20, 2004 - 17 comments

Meetup at WebVisions?

Supporting our new advertiser. Since we know #1 is there as a speaker, anyone else want to make it a gathering?
posted by karmaville on Jun 23, 2004 - 24 comments

Ads on MetaFilter.

A thousand dollars? Are you serious?
posted by reklaw on Jun 1, 2004 - 254 comments

Please get rid of graphical google ads

Matt, unless you're making more money off of them, please consider dropping the graphic google ads. I just saw a big Dr. Phil in this thread
posted by Grod on May 19, 2004 - 34 comments

Google ads in horrible colours

When logged in, the Google ads on the front page are horrible colours. When logged out, the ads revert to the correct customised Metafilter colours. This is regardless of the browser used. Can anything be done?
posted by mokey on Mar 23, 2004 - 9 comments

Google Ads

Are You MetaPolar?
The Google Ads on the Front Page seem to be dominated by psychiatry sites and prescription drugs. Keyword: bipolar.
Is this a fair assessment of the content or membership here?
Are we all here because we're not all there?
posted by wendell on Mar 8, 2004 - 23 comments

big big google ad

These Google Ads are getting bigger and bigger, at least in some threads. They look like big vertical banners with BIG HEADLINES. WTF? Is this the face of all Google ads to come?
posted by jessamyn on Mar 3, 2004 - 20 comments

The Google-Ads are looking awfully visual lately aren't they?

The Google-Ads are looking awfully visual lately aren't they?
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 24, 2004 - 14 comments

Bad Impressions

Text Ads. Broken? Or just worthless? [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Oct 8, 2003 - 25 comments

For Discussion: What's with the four Google ads above the sidebar?

For Discussion: What's with the four Google ads above the sidebar?
posted by ~rschram on Sep 29, 2003 - 19 comments

Are there t-shirts?

The BushFilter ad redirects to MetaFilter. Are there t-shirts?
posted by the fire you left me on Jul 17, 2003 - 16 comments

TextAd graph is dead

The TextAd graph has gone belly-up. I want, nay demand, fancy graphs to go with my Ad expense, and all I got was this lousy error:

The chart could not be generated due to an error in the graphing engine.

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\adsystem\log_report.cfm: line 218

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posted by wibbler on Jun 29, 2003 - 7 comments

Popup Ad on MeFi

Am I the only one who has gotten a popup ad on the blue page?
posted by konolia on Jun 28, 2003 - 16 comments

pepsi blue posting pattern

We all hate "Pepsi Blue" posts, but what if they're part of a pattern? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Apr 29, 2003 - 24 comments

Has TextAd revenue been declining?

Has TextAd revenue been declining? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 22, 2003 - 8 comments

What text do the TextAds use?

Right...so we've got Google TextAds on MeFi, and that's great and all, really it is...but what, exactly, are they related to?

I mean, aren't TextAds directed advertising? I.e. I search for learning styles and on the right are some text ads related to learning styles.

What's the "search term" (for lack of a better phrase) used on MeFi, or, for that matter, the comments?
posted by taumeson on Apr 2, 2003 - 6 comments

Advertising posts

Let's recommit ourselves to keeping advertising
separate from content.
posted by cadastral on Jan 25, 2003 - 66 comments


Product posts (aka: epinionsFilter). Whether extolling the virtues of Shure Headphones or the insanely great price Gateway has on its new plasma screen televisions, what are the guidelines to prevent MetaFilter from becoming a free advertising medium to reach the e-fluential?
posted by 4easypayments on Nov 14, 2002 - 27 comments

Are there some "hot button" topics that are sure to send any thread into a deadfall?

I recently posted a thread about a nike shoe ad that I found interesting, and it did not go over well. How does one post a thread about an ad that you would like to show for the ad's sake, not the product? how do you assure the community that you are not part of some viral ad campaign?

Are there some "hot button" topics that are sure to send any thread into a deadfall?
posted by quibx on Nov 7, 2002 - 24 comments

Some textads are too wide

Some TextAds are too wide (on standards-compliant browsers). "www.ArtSwag.com" and
"STICKERS*PINS*SHIRTS For angry ranters and the people who love them" are two examples. It increases the width of the in which it and the sideblog are nested, thereby reducing the width of the main content column, not to mention leaving a large gap between the right-hand page margin and the sideblog.
    The culprit seems to be the title field. A multiworld title with spaces will wrap in the ad-box; the above two examples are long (but within 20-char limit) one-word titles. Can something be done?
posted by rschram on Sep 12, 2002 - 15 comments

Questionable use of Ellen Feiss' likeness in this ad

While the fad still exists, does anyone else have an issue with the textad for the Ellen Feiss parody? (scroll to nearly the end of the page) I'm not crazy about promoting profit from the theft of someone's likeness without their permission, but then again, this isn't my site. Should the bylaws of the textads merely weed out offensive material, or should they extend to intellectual property issues as well? While they may be two different things, a recent story on NPR highlighted that cafepress is deleting "Ellen Feiss" related stores as fast as they are created.
posted by machaus on Sep 1, 2002 - 20 comments

It's an ad, but it's an old one!

In light of this discussion, and comments from matt... This thread seems to fit the bill for "not new" product announcement that only links to a marketing page. I know how much mac folks love their machines, but its not like this is the G5 announcement, right?
posted by malphigian on Aug 13, 2002 - 29 comments

I hear your words but they don't link what you think they link

Posts that don't actually point to their topic? The item itself is kind of interesting, but the links don't provide anything in terms of supporting the issue.
posted by Su on May 15, 2002 - 12 comments

what to do with a text ad that doesn't work?

what to do with a text ad that doesn't work?

for those of us seeking gainful employment, the "hiring in ny" (www.cloud.com/hire) text ad is tantalizing, but out of reach. (it requires a password)

any ideas?
posted by elsar on Apr 5, 2002 - 8 comments

I just noticed a text ad for Suicide Girls

I just noticed a text ad for Suicide Girls, a porn site (albeit nicely designed one with a blog), on the front page. What's the policy on porn ads? Should there be one, and if so are we being too puritanical?
posted by me3dia on Apr 3, 2002 - 224 comments

Absolut Metafilter

We're probably all familiar with the Absolut Vodka ads. But there are a number of good homemade ads as well. I think an "Absolut MetaFilter" (or MetaTalk) would have hilarious, and diverse results. What would your "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" include? Taglines, pancakes, 1142? What other Absolut ads do you wish there were?
NOTE: This is not a request. I do not encourage you to make an "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" ad without the consent of mathowie.
posted by jacobw on Mar 24, 2002 - 30 comments

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