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Re: WARNING: Misleading advertisement on tortoisesvn.net home page

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:19:58 -0400

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM, David Balažic
<david.balazic_at_comtrade.com> wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> On 21 July 2012 02:05, Philip
>> <pjsg-tigris_at_nospam.gladstonefamily.net> wrote:
>> > I just got tricked into installing malware on my windows
>> system by the advertisement at the top of the tortoisesvn.net
>> home page. This *looks* just like the download link, but it
>> leads you into places you don't really want to go.
>> >
>> > One system restore later, it looks as though I have most
>> things up and running again...
>> Hi Philip,
>> I'm sorry you've had this experience. However. the ads are something
>> which have been discussed at length on this mailing list and the
>> bottom line is that we need them in order to keep the project going.
>> The reasons are outlined in the FAQ here:
>> http://tortoisesvn.net/faq.html#ads
>> As you will notice if you look on the page, the ads are surrounded
>> with a border marked "Advertisement", so although their designers try
> They aren't. There is only a (border) line at the top and left, but not at the right or bottom.
> Just FYI.
> (checked with all major browsers, on two PCs)

I've just checked with Chrome, Firefox & IE on both XP & Win7 (Chrome
only on 7), and in all 5 cases I do see the border, icon on the ad
itself, and the "Advertisement" label (example attached).

Or are we arguing over whether all 4 sides are bordered vs. just two?
In which case, as long as the label "Advertisement" is still there,
isn't the message clear?


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Received on 2012-08-08 16:20:48 CEST

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