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Re: scammy-looking ads on http://tortoisesvn.net/

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:55:49 +0100

On 2 April 2012 14:17, Michael Kohne <mhkohne_at_kohne.org> wrote:
> Apologies if this is a bit off-topic, but could find no better list to post it on.
> I hit http://tortoisesvn.net/ this morning to grab the clients, and the ads that I got were for the scammy-sounding 'zoom downloader'. The ads were a picture of a big green button that says 'download', with a notation off to the side that it's for zoom downloader. Being new to the site, had I been slightly less caffeinated, I could easily have mistakenly thought they were the proper download links and clicked on them!
> Is there a way to get the ad service to be a little more selective in the ads they serve? I hate to see these kinds of scammy ads poping up on good sites like http://tortoisesvn.net/.
> Thanks! I've attached a screen shot of the ad, and I have the URL for it if that's helpful to anyone in filtering it out.

You're right, some of the ads are downright misleading and probably in
breach of their contract with Google. Unfortunately we rely on these
ads to pay for our hosting, and it is Google that controls what is
displayed. There has been a long (and heated) email discussion about
this only a couple of weeks ago, but I'm afraid the bottom line is
that the ads have to stay.



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