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So Drunkduck is putting porn ads under our comics now?
Skullbie at 10:24PM, April 19, 2008
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I know everyones sick of ‘whats platinum doing wrong now’ threads, and I'm not one to start them, but this just irked me:

I've noticed this Girls gone wild ad(which is porn) is shuffled underneath the Teen+ and E rated comics here.
-It's in between the comic and the next/last button. Everyones gonna see it.

I thinks that's going to far, not only is that ad not in the users license agreement previous to the site change(which tons of users added there comic before)- but there are younger viewers to comics who might click that thing, and who knows what their parents will think of your comic if it has raunchy ads on it.

I'm not one to bash porn, I luvs it personally, But man I don't want it on E+ or my own T+ comics. -_- (I know family's who take that very seriously)



Am I'm being to anal about this or do you agree?
 
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lba at 11:15PM, April 19, 2008
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I'm not going to say it's the worst thing I've ever seen.

Quite frankly, there's always going to be someone offended by anything. ( I've gotten some nasty letters myself. Go figure. ) I personally will allow most things on my page since most of my readers are mature enough to handle it. Although I will agree that perhaps girls gone wild might be in a bit of an off taste for the E and T+ comics. But it's what pays the DrunkDuck costs and it's not exactly like there's the capability to set specific ads for each class of comic right now.

For all I know the ad wasn't even approved by anyone, they just bought space on the site and nobody had time to notice it and block it or anything.
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crocty at 3:42AM, April 20, 2008
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Pretty much all of the ads on DD right now, I hate.
I mean, there's an ad for a gay dating site.
Whenever I get adblock, it messes up DD.
-.-;;
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worstcase at 4:56AM, April 20, 2008
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Its not really a problem for me because the ads don't even show up on my compy for some reason…..
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lothar at 5:05AM, April 20, 2008
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Skullbie

HAHhhahahah
i got asthma from that !
why would anybody buy porn ?
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ttyler at 5:53AM, April 20, 2008
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I'm not too happy about seeing the ads all over my pages either.
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skoolmunkee at 6:29AM, April 20, 2008
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The ads all come through a third-party place so Platinum doesn't get to approve them before they go out or anything. However once we've identified a problem ad, they can go and have it omitted. :) We've brought the ad to Volte's attention so hopefully it will go away soon.
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crocty at 7:01AM, April 20, 2008
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Yeah, they should probably get a few people to review ads before they go public.
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MangoFlush at 7:11AM, April 20, 2008
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Yeah, they should probably get a few people to review ads before they go public.

I think it's purely reactionary on the part of the ones displaying the ads, rather than pre-screening them prior to showing them.
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Skullbie at 1:06PM, April 20, 2008
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The ads all come through a third-party place so Platinum doesn't get to approve them before they go out or anything. However once we've identified a problem ad, they can go and have it omitted. :) We've brought the ad to Volte's attention so hopefully it will go away soon.
Awesome! ^^ Yea I didn't really think this place would willingly have porn ads around, but who knows what will happen on the next addition of hot pre-teen coed comic fun on: “Drunk Ducks Gone Wild!: hosted by SnoopMod!”





lol j/k^^



 
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djcoffman at 8:43AM, April 21, 2008
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Yeah, I'm not happy about that at all. I've had some complaints from readers this morning. Hopefully they can nip that in the butt– if that keeps up we might have to more our archives to our own host. Drunk Duck is starting to look like Times Square with all the ads flashing around.– But I guess the bills have to be paid! I just think there are better ways to do that– I know some ad networks have filters and stuff– if this one didn't I wouldn't use them.
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Tommie Kelly at 8:44AM, April 21, 2008
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To be honest i don't really notice the ads.

And yea.. why would anyone buy porn?
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imshard at 10:57AM, April 21, 2008
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Well I guess they COULD go the the merch route and open a drunkduck store. I'd buy a duck plushie wouldn't you? It'd reduce the amount of advertising needed at least.
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djcoffman at 12:25PM, April 21, 2008
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I contacted them this morning about this, and the ad has been taken out of rotation.

The problem is, they use different ad networks and some ad networks don't let you control the content, some do– and this one had that stuck in there so they had to track it down an have it removed. Crisis averted! :D
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dueeast at 1:59PM, April 21, 2008
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Zac at 2:37PM, April 21, 2008
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Hopefully they can nip that in the butt–

Hey DJ, I hate to be an idiom nazi, but I think that goes “Nip that in the bud”. Unless you meant that as a clever pun. The only reason I even mention it is because as a pun it's genius, and I just wanted clarification.

Oh yeah, I still saw that porn at around 12:30 CST. Guuuuys
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HippieVan at 3:53PM, April 21, 2008
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I think that's kinda screwed up but I didn't even notice so I don't think it's a huge issue or anything.
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Walrus at 4:39PM, April 21, 2008
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At least she's covered up in the ad.
 
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Neilsama at 4:47PM, April 21, 2008
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The ads all come through a third-party place so Platinum doesn't get to approve them before they go out or anything. However once we've identified a problem ad, they can go and have it omitted. :) We've brought the ad to Volte's attention so hopefully it will go away soon.
lol… I didn't even blink when I saw it, but then again, I have an M-rated comic. Frankly, I'd much rather have a GGW ad under my comic than some of the other things I've seen. …Like that stupid Ben Stein movie. (I actually wrote an email of protest about that!)

It's too bad you guys don't have a system that would allow a more adult ad rotation for mature comics. I really don't care what's down there, as long as it's not overtly political.
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CoyoteLongshot at 12:22AM, April 22, 2008
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I never notice any of the ads on the site, I just kind of… phase them out. But kudos for getting rid of that one.

Not that it isn't easy for kids to get access to porn online anyway… but at least DD won't have any part of it XD
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Jimeth at 3:55PM, April 22, 2008
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The times square analogy's going a bit far but this new layout does seem to show off the ads a bit more.
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ifelldownthestairs at 9:08AM, April 24, 2008
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i am amazed that so many people have something to say about this hahahaha
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werien343 at 10:43PM, April 24, 2008
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Well I guess they COULD go the the merch route and open a drunkduck store. I'd buy a duck plushie wouldn't you? It'd reduce the amount of advertising needed at least.

I'd buy a duck plushie! It'd be so cute!
Wow,
I'm a total nerd!
*Epiphany moment* ;)
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jalford at 11:18PM, April 24, 2008
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BTW, fix the problem with the avatars and thumbnails. It's really annoying!
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crocty at 12:31AM, April 25, 2008
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BTW, fix the problem with the avatars and thumbnails. It's really annoying!
Not half as annoying as your constant complaining about it.
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Croi Dhubh at 4:33AM, April 25, 2008
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Or writing a letter of protest about a Ben Stein movie nowhere near as controversial as anything Michael Moore has ever done…
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 4:50AM, April 25, 2008
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Well I guess they COULD go the the merch route and open a drunkduck store. I'd buy a duck plushie wouldn't you? It'd reduce the amount of advertising needed at least.

They had one, but I hadn't realized they had taken it away in the new template until just now.
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