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RE: Babylon toolbar

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_comtrade.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:47:41 +0200

From: Felix Saphir
>
> Am 13.04.2012 20:20, schrieb Dave Huang:
> > On 4/13/2012 7:38 AM, Felix Saphir wrote:
> >> I agree. A simple border wouldn't change anything.
> >>
> >> Considering how often this topic has been mentioned
> recently, I suspect
> >> someone is trying to keep it alive to enforce his or her
> point of view.
> >
> > Or maybe it's a legitimate problem that needs to be
> addressed. A border
> > that marks the contents as an advertisement would
> definitely help; have
> > you seen the ad yourself? Stefan Küng keeps saying that he hasn't,
> > because it's apparently not shown in his area. Someone posted a
> > screenshot to the though--it definitely is not clear at all
> that it's an
> > ad. Stop trying to dismiss the problem and claim that it's just one
> > person astroturfing. The workaround is simple and easy to
> implement.
> > Stefan always brings up the strawman argument about the
> impossibility of
> > blocking "bad ads", but the workaround is to put the border
> around *all*
> > ads.
>
> I'm just surprised by the fact, that you insist on having a border
> around those ads, but fail to demonstrate how it's going to
> improve the
> situation. You just state that it does.
>
> Before you start, please keep in mind that some people *will* click on
> the advertising, be there a border or not.

I'm surprised by the fact, that you claim this, but fail to provide any evidence to back it up.

For everyone else it is clear that putting a sign identifying an object that is often misidentified is actually a perfectly sensible solution.

Besides, Stefan can prove us wrong. Put up a sign and then see how many times people misundertand the ad for TSVN download and compare it to the state before.

Regards,
David

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