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What price MeFi's soul?

Some of the current adsense ads running for non-members seem inappropriate. For example soulmate calculator, which appears to be a data harvesting, phone spam service. The UK version of the site doesn't even have any T&Cs, to make it clear you are signing up for £9/month of unwanted ringtone/wallpaper hell. Can the adsense filtering be turned up a notch, in line with our community values?
posted by roofus on Feb 19, 2007 - 47 comments

Taking money from the bad guys

Could the AT&T graphic in the advertisement on the front page be replaced by the EFF Death Star image? That would make it less disturbing.
posted by homunculus on Jan 22, 2007 - 55 comments

Do old text ads live forever?

I'm seeing a textad for www.electoral-vote.com, a site that hasn't been updated since 2004. (I think.) Do ads, once bought, keep appearing forever? And if so, is that a feature or a bug?
posted by evinrude on Jun 8, 2005 - 13 comments

TextAds -- more of a good thing?

As long as we're talking about non-fleshy non-sucidal ways for Matt to help pay for this place and his services herein, how about some tweaking of the Original TextAds Program? [much more inside]
posted by wendell on Feb 4, 2005 - 19 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

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

How does ad filtering affect Metafilter's bottom line?

Like many of us, I've got AdBlock installed in Mozilla/Firefox. I've gathered from reading threads that Google textads appear in a number of threads, often with hilarious results. However, I don't see these ads because I've got the iframe or whatever filtered out.

Does filtering the ads affect the pageviews or whatever mechanism is used to pay Matt? If so, I'll happily unblock the ads to keep Metafilter solvent. If not, I'm just as happy to skip them.
posted by stet on Sep 24, 2004 - 17 comments

Trying to run an ad

About a month ago I paid for the renewal of a long-running MeFi Text Ad via PayPal. The ad isn't running yet and the payment remains unclaimed. I've emailed #1 twice so far without response, and didn't know where else to turn. Advice, anyone?
posted by ScottUltra on May 12, 2004 - 11 comments

There's a weird textad in the sidebar with no title

There's a weird textad in the sidebar with no title, just a blurb that says something about militiamen and no Unabombers. Since it has no title, it has no link.
posted by brownpau on Apr 30, 2004 - 13 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

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

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

Textad display problem

Are the textads and sidebar breaching into the rest of the front page for anyone else? IE5.2.2 on OSX here.
posted by machaus on Oct 17, 2002 - 6 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

PayPal sent for textad, but no textads yet?

Possibly a bug, possibly not:
My PayPal payment for a text ad went through three days ago, yet no text ad in the queue. I say again: my money has left the building.

What gives?

posted by adamgreenfield on Aug 6, 2002 - 16 comments

Can we see expired Textads?

Is there anyway to see a list of expired Textads? If not, can a feature be added to allow us to see a Textad history of what has been posted in the past?
posted by skwm on May 21, 2002 - 11 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

About TextAds

I looked on the about page, the front page, and elsewhere, but could not find a single link to the adwords page. Big barrier to entry that.
Also, would it be possible to use the adwords on other sites by including a piece of code, etc?
posted by Neale on Feb 3, 2002 - 8 comments

Back button runs a new TextAd.

Back button runs a new TextAd.

Just noticed that if I am in a thread I followed off the homepage, then click back, the page reloads with a new TextAd. But if I've scrolled down a bit to click on the thread in the first place (let's say I'm checking out what I missed yesterday), when I go back I miss the ad (unless I scroll up to see what it may be).

I'd assume this counts as an ad served, but it isn't seen. Now I know the ads are real cheap and it is just one count, but should it be different?
posted by jaysoucy on Dec 31, 2001 - 6 comments

A TextAd posted just to earn affiliate money?

A TextAd posted just to earn affiliate money? kufel, member since 12/20/01, has posted no links, comments or threads to MeFi or MeTa, but has taken out two TextAds for DreamHost, each with what I imagine must be his own WebID appended on the url.

I know they're paid ads, and the proceeds go to mathowie, but this somehow feels weird to me. (Is there even an etiquette for TextAds, anyway?)
posted by mattpfeff on Dec 22, 2001 - 21 comments

a free, reciprocal TextAd system

BlogSnob is a free, reciprocal TextAd system for weblogs to exchange adverts with each other on an impression for impression basis.
posted by walrus on Nov 26, 2001 - 12 comments

Blogger now does ads (Nov. 2001)

Pyra (the Blogger company) has a new product called pyRads which promises to become a turnkey microadvertising service for webmasters, like TextAds for anyone's site.
posted by yourpalbill on Nov 15, 2001 - 25 comments

what do people think about pushing the TextAds beyond the home page

So if TextAds were so successful, what do people think about pushing the TextAds beyond the home page to the top of the main MeFi links of the day? That would allow for a lot more impressions, maybe at a slightly cheaper rate than the homepage ad rate?

I've enjoyed following the links from the TextAds more often than not, so I'm all for more, as long as they stay relatively high quality (I suppose Matt's the ultimate arbiter in this case.)
posted by gen on Oct 26, 2001 - 7 comments

The first week of text ads has sold out already!

The first week of text ads has sold out already!
posted by mattpfeff on Oct 24, 2001 - 20 comments

TextAd request: show us the urls?

TextAd request: show us the urls?
posted by o2b on Oct 22, 2001 - 9 comments

You got a problem with Text Ads?

TextAds. As Matt promised, unobtrusive and inoffensive. I certainly don't have a problem with these. What does everyone else think?
posted by toddshot on Oct 22, 2001 - 107 comments

Everyone is asking for textads for Christmas

Excellent. I'm reaching for my credit card as I speak...
posted by owillis on Oct 22, 2001 - 13 comments

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