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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:17:50 +0200

On 03.04.2012 19:41, Dave Huang wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2012, at 5:16 AM, Stefan Küng wrote:
>> If you call a pizza once or twice a week a "profit", then yes: I
>> make a profit!
> And yes, I do consider it a "profit" of sorts. I don't have any
> problem at all with you profiting from TSVN—but I do think it's wrong
> if you have to rely on deception or support someone else's deception
> to do it. There's no question that the "Zoom Downloader" ad is
> designed to look similar to the Sourceforge download buttons, and as
> has been reported on this list, people have mistakenly clicked on it
> thinking it was theTSVN download button. It is *not* clearly marked
> as an advertisement, and it should be.

* I can not block ads that I don't see. AdSense provides different ads
depending on your location and your user data. I have never seen such
misleading ads myself, maybe because I'm neither in the EU nor in the US?
* Google itself has difficulties to get rid of bad ads, so don't expect
me to do that job or even do a better job.
* I don't have the time to respond to every ads that *might* be misleading
* use your brain: if you download something and it doesn't say TSVN or
TortoiseSVN, then it definitely isn't. Every browser has a 'cancel'
button to not download something.
* Do you also complain to other websites about their ads? I mean the
sites of the really big corporations that have much more ads and much
more invasive ones (popups). Do you?

And that's the very last time I'm responding to any such post on this
list or private email.


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