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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:16:19 +0200

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:15, Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org> wrote:
> 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.

If you call a pizza once or twice a week a "profit", then yes: I make a profit!


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