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

From: Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:15:15 -0500

On Apr 3, 2012, at 2:55 AM, Simon Large wrote:
> 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.

Was it ever explained why Stefan Küng refuses to put a box around the ad, as was suggested? The only thing I remember was him saying that the ads occasionally bring in enough money to make a "profit" (i.e., there's enough left over to use on non-TSVN personal stuff), so I guess it's to his advantage to have people click on the ad by whatever means possible. But that doesn't mean that it's a good idea.

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