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

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 15:32:42 +0100

On 8 August 2012 14:40, 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)

There is a border on the right & bottom but its colour is set to
white. Changed it to be lighter than the other sides but not pure
white in r23142. There's not much point in turning the border on but
making it invisible.


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