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

From: Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 17:56:21 -0500

On Apr 3, 2012, at 2:17 PM, Stefan Küng wrote:
> * 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?

I never said anything about wanting you to block ads.

> * 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.
> http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.com/2012/03/making-our-ads-better-for-everyone.html

Irrelevant to this discussion.

> * I don't have the time to respond to every ads that *might* be misleading

Also irrelevant to this discussion.

> * 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.

Also irrelevant to this discussion.

> * 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?

Sometimes, but that's irrelevant to this discussion. Although I don't complain about popups in general—the subject is specifically advertisements that are meant to mislead the viewer. E.g., I'd complain if there were a popup ad that said that a virus had been detected on my machine, but not if there were a popup that offered a chance to win something if I filled out a survey.

This isn't about me though, it's about you. The question that you've been evading for *years* (I know there's discussion about this subject in the archive dating to 2008, if not earlier) is: Why do you refuse to surround the ad with a box that labels the contents as an advertisement? Do you love pizza that much that you're afraid to do anything that might jeopardize your pizza supply? While I can't supply you with pizza for life, I'll donate enough for maybe a dozen pizzas if you put all ads on tortoisesvn.net in a frame (not an HTML frame, but something like an HTML div with border-style: solid) that has some text denoting the contents as an advertisement.

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