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Ok. I know Sean does this for money but the advertisements are getting on my nerves. The video advertisements are the worst because, the noise scares the heck out of ya when you just want to check out someones MOC/Hompage. Maybe it wouldn't be bad if the sound was all the way down but I really don't care about Frebreze cleaner or whatever. I suggest cutting the sound at least.
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| August 22, 2011, 2:17 am
Quoting Iceman .

It's unfortunate that ads have to be on the site all of the time, but without them mocpages could not run or have money to upgrade systems (like how they're buying new hard drives now). On my mac, I have something called FlashFrozen, which allows you to kill flash plugins on a page, so if there's sound on an ad I'll use it. However, you probably shouldn't use ad blockers. They take away that money for mocpages.

Overall consensus: you basically have to live with them, and turn the volume down. It's unfortunate, but true.
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| August 22, 2011, 2:53 am
Quoting Iceman .
Ok. I know Sean does this for money but the advertisements are getting on my nerves. The video advertisements are the worst because, the noise scares the heck out of ya when you just want to check out someones MOC/Hompage. Maybe it wouldn't be bad if the sound was all the way down but I really don't care about Frebreze cleaner or whatever. I suggest cutting the sound at least.
The ads aren't added by Sean, I think they are controlled by Google. The ads are different from country to country. I get ads for Swedish dating sites and ads for Lego you can buy on Swedish sites.

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| August 22, 2011, 4:00 am
Video ads? I thought those were not allowed on MOCpages.
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| August 22, 2011, 7:04 am
I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't care for the video ads! I usually keep my vol. off, and I just did some updates, and left my vol. on 1 day. And...LO...Noisy ADs! Sure puts a damper on anyone who want's background/mood music for their creations! Also I think it probably is Google placing the ads...haven't gone back & checked...but I recall seeing some html code for them when I clicked on "view source". (I'm certainly not a html programmer, but I'm not stupid and I could swear I saw coding for them?!) Am I right, any of you techies out there?
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| August 22, 2011, 1:53 pm
Quoting Crazy Awesome
Quoting Iceman .

It's unfortunate that ads have to be on the site all of the time, but without them mocpages could not run or have money to upgrade systems (like how they're buying new hard drives now). On my mac, I have something called FlashFrozen, which allows you to kill flash plugins on a page, so if there's sound on an ad I'll use it. However, you probably shouldn't use ad blockers. They take away that money for mocpages.

Overall consensus: you basically have to live with them, and turn the volume down. It's unfortunate, but true.

You made a very good point but don't they get money only if you click on them? Or is it just when it's on a page.
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| August 22, 2011, 2:12 pm
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Quoting Iceman .
You made a very good point but don't they get money only if you click on them? Or is it just when it's on a page.


MOCpages gets paid when you click on MOCpages and see an ad. If you use an adblocker then you're basically stealing from Sean.

My advice is to just have the sound off. Easy solution.
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| August 22, 2011, 3:54 pm
One thing I've noticed recently is ads from Lego.com. However, at the bottom of every page, it says that the Lego Group does not sponsor, own, or endorse MOCpages. It's a minor thing, but if MOCpages is now sponsored by the Lego Group, the disclaimer should probably change.
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| September 8, 2011, 1:39 pm
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Quoting Cody G
One thing I've noticed recently is ads from Lego.com. However, at the bottom of every page, it says that the Lego Group does not sponsor, own, or endorse MOCpages. It's a minor thing, but if MOCpages is now sponsored by the Lego Group, the disclaimer should probably change.


I haven't noticed the ads from Lego, but an ad is different than sponsorship. Just like any other advertiser, they pay for time and space (vs. a financial donation).

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| September 9, 2011, 3:06 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

I haven't noticed the ads from Lego, but an ad is different than sponsorship. Just like any other advertiser, they pay for time and space (vs. a financial donation).

Sponsor, as defined by Google's dictionary, means, "2.Pay some or all of the costs involved in staging (a sporting or artistic event) in return for advertising", but it also says that, "3.Pledge to donate a certain sum of money to (someone) after they have participated in a fund-raising event organized on behalf of a charity" (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=ie7&q=sponsor+definition&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7TSNA_enUS377#hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7TSNA_enUS377&q=sponsor&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=JjBqTtf4FufUiAKopL2rDg&ved=0CBYQkQ4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=2ea25270560d40fb&biw=1772&bih=806). So Lego does sponsor MOCpages by one definition, but not by another. I suppose I'll leave it up to Sean Kenney to interpret the definition of the word as he sees fit. Which will probably mean that he won't take the time to change the disclaimer as he's got more important things to do. Sorry if I've wasted anyone's time.
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| September 9, 2011, 11:31 am
Err, sorry to bring this thread back up, but I have a complaint about a certain add that has been coming up every other time I want to look at something. It's that "Mama" add. Quite frankly, I do not see how you can watch the COMMERCIAL without having nightmares, let alone the movie. If Sean, Mark, Phip, or SOMEBODY could get rid of that add, I would be grateful.
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| January 19, 2013, 9:27 am
Quoting Garrett A.
Err, sorry to bring this thread back up, but I have a complaint about a certain add that has been coming up every other time I want to look at something. It's that "Mama" add. Quite frankly, I do not see how you can watch the COMMERCIAL without having nightmares, let alone the movie. If Sean, Mark, Phip, or SOMEBODY could get rid of that add, I would be grateful.
Well, they have no control over what advertisements come up, for the most part. Unless you have an advertisement that pops up that you can close, or moves with you as you scroll, then there is a problem. If it is an embedded video that you can just change the sound on and play/pause, and it has the word advertisement right above it, there isn't anything they can do.

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| January 19, 2013, 11:08 am
I went to this page: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/352619 and when I did, I got an advertisement that literally said, "Congratulations!" through my speakers and was framed in a blinking blue and white frame. Uh... I'm pretty sure MOCpages is not supposed to be getting these kinds of advertisements, and I have screen captured three images depicting the situation and saved them on Flickr for the MOCpages staff to investigate. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclegoboy/sets/72157632607984053/
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| January 25, 2013, 6:07 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
When I did, I got an advertisement that literally said, "Congratulations!" through my speakers and was framed in a blinking blue and white frame.


I've gotten that before too... I am also starting to get ads that cover about a third of my activity bar...
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| January 25, 2013, 6:29 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~

I've gotten that before too... I am also starting to get ads that cover about a third of my activity bar...

Get screen captures of them if you can. The more of them we can get proof of at the moment, the more of an issue it is. I got another shortly after posting that last comment. But if you have adds covering the activity bar, that's just as bad, as these "Congratulations!" ones.
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| January 25, 2013, 6:32 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~

I've gotten that before too... I am also starting to get ads that cover about a third of my activity bar...
ME TOO! Luckily I can still see what's going on in the activity bar but it's just so ANNOYING. I will get a screenshot next time it happens.

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| January 25, 2013, 6:34 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I went to this page: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/352619 and when I did, I got an advertisement that literally said, "Congratulations!" through my speakers and was framed in a blinking blue and white frame. Uh... I'm pretty sure MOCpages is not supposed to be getting these kinds of advertisements, and I have screen captured three images depicting the situation and saved them on Flickr for the MOCpages staff to investigate. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclegoboy/sets/72157632607984053/

I just got the same ad, it scared the heeby-jeebies out of me. :P
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| January 26, 2013, 12:07 am
Quoting Kyle Peckham
I just got the same ad, it scared the heeby-jeebies out of me. :P
:P I bout' peed my pants... Anyways, How do I put a link to screenshots? I got one of Mr.Scare the alphabet down my leg, but it won't let me copy et paste...

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| January 26, 2013, 1:11 am
Quoting David .
Quoting Kyle Peckham
I just got the same ad, it scared the heeby-jeebies out of me. :P
:P I bout' peed my pants... Anyways, How do I put a link to screenshots? I got one of Mr.Scare the alphabet down my leg, but it won't let me copy et paste...

I know that on PCs since 2007 that there is a little Snipping Icon that lets you select areas and save them as pictures. You can't just copy and paste stuff, it doesn't work like that. You have to get a capture of the thing, and then upload the picture somewhere that you can get a URL for people to go to.
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| January 26, 2013, 2:39 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I know that on PCs since 2007 that there is a little Snipping Icon that lets you select areas and save them as pictures. You can't just copy and paste stuff, it doesn't work like that. You have to get a capture of the thing, and then upload the picture somewhere that you can get a URL for people to go to.
Any suggestions of where to upload it to? :)

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| January 26, 2013, 9:28 pm
Quoting David .
Any suggestions of where to upload it to? :)


You can upload images to a large number of free image hosting sites. After uploading the site will give you one or more links for pasting onto other sites or forums.

Here's some of the better free ones:
http://imgur.com/
http://minus.com/
http://imgchili.com/
http://tinypic.com/
http://www.imagebam.com/
http://www.imagehaven.net/
http://www.imagesocket.com/
http://www.imagevenue.com/
http://www.flickr.com/
http://www.photobucket.com/
(last two require accounts)


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| January 27, 2013, 3:34 am
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Quoting David .
Quoting Mister Lego ~

I've gotten that before too... I am also starting to get ads that cover about a third of my activity bar...
ME TOO! Luckily I can still see what's going on in the activity bar but it's just so ANNOYING. I will get a screenshot next time it happens.


Yeah, I just got it, too. I've got the screen capture of it. I'll let Sean know. Not as bad as the ones with full audio, but still might be something he wants to avoid.

Thanks for the heads up on that one.

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| January 28, 2013, 11:57 am
I get <> enlargement ads?
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| January 30, 2013, 12:27 pm
Quoting Benhamin Eukatah
I get <> enlargement ads?

I have no idea where they come from...
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| January 30, 2013, 12:30 pm
Quoting Benhamin Eukatah
I have no idea where they come from...

Now that's new. I've not seen any of those yet. We have a filter for those types of advertisements, so somethings not working at the moment.
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| January 30, 2013, 4:21 pm
Someone else said they come up randomly, and they did!
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| January 31, 2013, 6:35 pm
Hi Mods

The Nivea YouTube advert (might be UK only so you may not see it cycling round) takes up half the side bar, blocking activity and top MOCs.

I think there might be an issue with the site structure as I've seen a few reported issues of different ads blocking content. Worth a call to Google probably.

Please pass this on to Sean if appropriate

Many thanks

Ape
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| February 28, 2013, 2:59 pm
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Quoting Ape Fight
Hi Mods

The Nivea YouTube advert (might be UK only so you may not see it cycling round) takes up half the side bar, blocking activity and top MOCs.

I think there might be an issue with the site structure as I've seen a few reported issues of different ads blocking content. Worth a call to Google probably.

Please pass this on to Sean if appropriate

Many thanks

Ape


10-4, Ape - will do. Thanks for letting us know!

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| February 28, 2013, 6:21 pm
Recently I've been getting an AT&T pop-up ad that covers a large portion of the screen. This makes many tasks, such as logging in and joining groups, quite difficult since it blocks the buttons...
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| March 7, 2013, 11:32 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Recently I've been getting an AT&T pop-up ad that covers a large portion of the screen. This makes many tasks, such as logging in and joining groups, quite difficult since it blocks the buttons...

Me too! I've been getting ads for "Fashion Star'" and it pops up everytime I try open to something on here. The big problem is it won't let me get rid of it until the whole 1 minute ad is done which is very ANNOYING!!!!! Also, if I try to scroll down the page right as it starts so I don't have to watch it it follows me down the page or it sends me back to the top and I can't do anything about it! If somebody could get rid of these ads that would be great!
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| March 8, 2013, 5:37 pm
Quoting Iceman . I suggest cutting the sound at least.

Or muting your computer.... ... *dahut* ... I don't have any ads showing up anymore. I have an ad blocker. :P Look for them on the google chrome webstore.
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| March 8, 2013, 7:00 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
Or muting your computer.... ... *dahut* ... I don't have any ads showing up anymore. I have an ad blocker. :P Look for them on the google chrome webstore.

Or firefox, if you're cool.

I turn off adblock whenever I browse the pages, but it's easy to forget...
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| March 8, 2013, 10:47 pm
Quoting Iceman .
Ok. I know Sean does this for money but the advertisements are getting on my nerves. The video advertisements are the worst because, the noise scares the heck out of ya when you just want to check out someones MOC/Hompage. Maybe it wouldn't be bad if the sound was all the way down but I really don't care about Frebreze cleaner or whatever. I suggest cutting the sound at least.


Lego ads would be fine.
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| March 8, 2013, 11:47 pm
Dear Mods

I'm writing to complain about an advert.

You see I used to have a rather attractive girl in a string top looking at me from the right-hand menu (and on a really good day from the top too), advertising t-shirts or something, but to be honest I never really looked at the company name...

Anyway, she has now disappeared to be replaced by some crummy French hatchback advertisement with no girls in it at all.

I'm sure you can understand how distressing this is, so please rectify this if at all possible.

Yours hopefully

Ape

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| September 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
Luckily the girls are back for me! Yay! I am not sure what these girls are selling but apparently if you buy 3 you get 6 free.
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| September 5, 2013, 1:44 pm
I only get some ad from World of Tanks and some random other things. It could be Hollands fault because on other sites there aren't a lot of ads too...
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| September 5, 2013, 3:03 pm
Quoting Ape Fight
Dear Mods

I'm writing to complain about an advert.

You see I used to have a rather attractive girl in a string top looking at me from the right-hand menu (and on a really good day from the top too), advertising t-shirts or something, but to be honest I never really looked at the company name...

Anyway, she has now disappeared to be replaced by some crummy French hatchback advertisement with no girls in it at all.

I'm sure you can understand how distressing this is, so please rectify this if at all possible.

Yours hopefully

Ape

LOL! This is the opposite of most complaints on the topic =P

I live in China so all my ads are in Chinese and 90% of them are for RPGs. The rest are for new computers
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| September 5, 2013, 11:55 pm
Quoting Caleb R
LOL! This is the opposite of most complaints on the topic =P

I live in China so all my ads are in Chinese and 90% of them are for RPGs. The rest are for new computers

Haha lol. Thats just typical :-D
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| September 6, 2013, 3:46 am
everyone hurry and join this group it is a great contest and there will be an awesome prize for the winner
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| September 6, 2013, 6:32 pm
Quoting Luke the Swift
everyone hurry and join this group it is a great contest and there will be an awesome prize for the winner
This isn't for advertising groups. This is about advertisments on the different pages on the site.
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| September 6, 2013, 7:05 pm
Some of the ads that I see are for Wartune and there's one saying that my PC performance is poor, when really, it's not.
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| September 6, 2013, 7:06 pm
Quoting Mitchell Smith
Some of the ads that I see are for Wartune and there's one saying that my PC performance is poor, when really, it's not.

Would've thought you'd know by now that what an ad says and what actually IS are completely different things.
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| September 6, 2013, 9:58 pm
don't believe everything you see on the internet - in fact that works for real life too! :)

Quoting Mitchell Smith
Some of the ads that I see are for Wartune and there's one saying that my PC performance is poor, when really, it's not.


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| September 6, 2013, 10:12 pm
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Quoting Ape Fight
Dear Mods

I'm writing to complain about an advert.

You see I used to have a rather attractive girl in a string top looking at me from the right-hand menu (and on a really good day from the top too), advertising t-shirts or something, but to be honest I never really looked at the company name...

Anyway, she has now disappeared to be replaced by some crummy French hatchback advertisement with no girls in it at all.

I'm sure you can understand how distressing this is, so please rectify this if at all possible.

Yours hopefully

Ape


I think you just won "comment of the year."

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| September 7, 2013, 10:35 pm
Quoting Ape Fight
Dear Mods

I'm writing to complain about an advert.


Hahaha, brilliant.
Well, it's your lucky day. I've heard a couple people say that the Roman Orgy ad's popping up again.
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| September 7, 2013, 10:39 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Kyle Peckham
I just got the same ad, it scared the heeby-jeebies out of me. :P
:P I bout' peed my pants... Anyways, How do I put a link to screenshots? I got one of Mr.Scare the alphabet down my leg, but it won't let me copy et paste...

I'm guessing that you pressed "prt scrn" on the keyboard. You then have to paste it into a program like MS Word, then right click on the pasted picture, and click save.
Or you can use the snipping tool, in the accessories folder on windows 7.
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| September 7, 2013, 10:50 pm
Most sites use Google ads. Why is MOCpages the only one that can't control the really inappropriate ads?
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| September 7, 2013, 10:52 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I think you just won "comment of the year."

Dear Chris

Thank you for your intervention; I'm sure you're as delighted as me to see the MOCpages' status-quo has returned to the sidebar.

Now if I mistakenly click on an LDD tiny turbo or a Bionicle MOC there will always be something worth looking at on the screen.

I'll keep the 'MOCie' Awards date free.

Gratefully,

Ape

Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hahaha, brilliant.
Well, it's your lucky day. I've heard a couple people say that the Roman Orgy ad's popping up again.


Looking at their adverts I'm not sure the designers of those games have ever actually seen a woman.

I do currently see the 'male gamers only' ad, which might be the most obvious statement ever written.

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| September 8, 2013, 10:57 am
Oh god, I hate those ads, and it's even more awkward when my parents are in the room.
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| September 8, 2013, 11:22 am
Well, lucky for me, the only ads I'm seeing are car ads and Pillsbury ads. Now I'm hungry for Cinnamon rolls.
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| September 8, 2013, 11:36 am
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
Oh god, I hate those ads, and it's even more awkward when my parents are in the room.

Heh. Yeah, I would use adblock, but then I can't see my activity bar, and Sean wouldn't get money
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| September 8, 2013, 11:39 am
I don't know why, but some words on different pages are underlined and blue, meaning it's a link. Whenever I roll my mouse over it, it comes up with a small ad. On the login page, it had "username" and "Password", and on the page when I wrote this, "Add to". This only happens on my PC. Not my iPod, or my laptop. What's going on with this?
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| September 11, 2013, 4:45 am
Quoting Ape Fight

I do currently see the 'male gamers only' ad, which might be the most obvious statement ever written.
I've seen those Wartune ads too many times. Not for me.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:47 am
I am now getting those ads where random text has an ad linked to it.
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| September 26, 2013, 7:58 am
 Group moderator 
Is it worth me mentioning that all the previous discussions on this topic - of which there have been many - have been locked because, and I can't believe I'm typing this AGAIN, MOCpages have no control over the ads displayed.

The banner ads are chosen at random using a combination of things you have searched for, and your perceived age group based on the websites you have visited. But every now and again, the ads are completely random and slightly inappropriate.

If you are so offended by them you need to raise the issue, then feel free to provide evidence of what it is you were offended by. A capture of the screen while the ad is displayed, is best. Otherwise there is very little that can be done, or WILL be done based on your conversations here.


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| October 1, 2013, 9:48 am
Quoting Mitchell Smith
I don't know why, but some words on different pages are underlined and blue, meaning it's a link. Whenever I roll my mouse over it, it comes up with a small ad. On the login page, it had "username" and "Password", and on the page when I wrote this, "Add to". This only happens on my PC. Not my iPod, or my laptop. What's going on with this?

This happened to me, the issue has nothing to do with MOCpages. I am guessing it does this whenever and wherever you browse the web. This is because you (probably without knowing it) installed an add-on/extension to your web browser.
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| October 1, 2013, 9:59 am
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Quoting andros tempest
...and I can't believe I'm typing this AGAIN...


I don't mean to laugh but... welcome to my world! hahaha

Have I thanked you this week for all the help you give in this group? You deserve a medal dude.

~Chris.
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| October 1, 2013, 10:06 am
Quoting Mitchell Smith
I don't know why, but some words on different pages are underlined and blue, meaning it's a link. Whenever I roll my mouse over it, it comes up with a small ad. On the login page, it had "username" and "Password", and on the page when I wrote this, "Add to". This only happens on my PC. Not my iPod, or my laptop. What's going on with this?

I got this problem too. Clearing your cookies and cache fixes it.
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| October 1, 2013, 9:21 pm
Has anyone seen the "War tune" Adds? I hate them so much!! What can I do about them?
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| October 17, 2013, 10:40 pm
Quoting Nick White
Has anyone seen the "War tune" Adds? I hate them so much!! What can I do about them?

We all get them. In short, there's nothing you can do to get rid of them. Just train your eyes not to look at the edges of the page ;)
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| October 17, 2013, 10:47 pm
Quoting Michael K.
We all get them. In short, there's nothing you can do to get rid of them. Just train your eyes not to look at the edges of the page ;)
Well My friend can't get a MOCpages because of those!
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| October 17, 2013, 11:00 pm
I don't know if other things people have seen this....but now there's add with a guy;he's almost showing private partsD: Please Sean, you must put some restriction on these T:ERRIBLE adds! It's so disgusting!
~Brick
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| October 17, 2013, 11:02 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I don't know if other things people have seen this....but now there's add with a guy;he's almost showing private partsD: Please Sean, you must put some restriction on these T:ERRIBLE adds! It's so disgusting!
~Brick

That's new. I haven't seen any of those, just the ones with the CG girls.
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| October 18, 2013, 12:55 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
That's new. I haven't seen any of those, just the ones with the CG girls.

I don't know what the heck the add is for...but it's just disgusting!
I really couldn't care less if there's a girl made of pixels to my right...but real human beings is just to far!
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| October 18, 2013, 1:21 pm
 Group moderator 
Provide evidence in the form of a screen grab and then leave it to Sean & co to decide if action can or will be taken.


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| October 21, 2013, 6:51 am
Quoting ~ Brick
I don't know what the heck the add is for...but it's just disgusting!
I really couldn't care less if there's a girl made of pixels to my right...but real human beings is just to far!

I don't see why.

The feminists tell us so often that what a woman chooses to do with her own body is her own business.

It only seems fair that if she should choose to sell pictures of it dressed up in 1/6th of an easter bunny costume, that's her business as well.

Literally, actually.
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| October 22, 2013, 2:12 am
ok i dont know if anyone has said this yet or not but Ads are also generated by your browser history i get alot of lego , clothing and video gameing ads because thats what i mainly look at if your getting some "dirty" ads i might check your browser history ( if its a shaired computer ) and delete it
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| October 22, 2013, 4:49 am
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Again - provide evidence, let the admins decide what to do, and stop debating the issue.


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| October 23, 2013, 6:14 am
you know what really blocks out ads? this ie tracking protection that blocks out the ads.and you can turn it on or off.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features/tracking-protection
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| October 23, 2013, 7:43 pm
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland
you know what really blocks out ads? this ie tracking protection that blocks out the ads.and you can turn it on or off.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features/tracking-protection

Not everyone uses Internet Explorer.
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| October 23, 2013, 7:57 pm
Quoting kaeleb appleyard
ok i dont know if anyone has said this yet or not but Ads are also generated by your browser history i get alot of lego , clothing and video gameing ads because thats what i mainly look at if your getting some "dirty" ads i might check your browser history ( if its a shaired computer ) and delete it

I get a few BF4 ads, because I've browsed a lot of that lately, but almost everyone on the site gets the same nasty ones also, influenced neither by Sean nor your history. Some ads here are just like that.
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| October 24, 2013, 10:16 pm
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Quoting Michael K.
I get a few BF4 ads, because I've browsed a lot of that lately, but almost everyone on the site gets the same nasty ones also, influenced neither by Sean nor your history. Some ads here are just like that.


I have no idea what you are talking about? "Everyone" is not getting the same ads, if they were you wouldn't be asked to provide proof of what exactly had offended you.

Just take a screen grab, post a link here to a picture hosting site where we can find it.

End of debate!



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| October 25, 2013, 5:12 am
Quoting andros tempest

I have no idea what you are talking about? "Everyone" is not getting the same ads, if they were you wouldn't be asked to provide proof of what exactly had offended you.

Just take a screen grab, post a link here to a picture hosting site where we can find it.

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/56492/1382917608m_SPLASH.jpg
http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/56492/1382917618m_SPLASH.jpg
I could keep going...
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| October 27, 2013, 7:53 pm

Dude, I get all of those, too; ignore it and move on.
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| October 30, 2013, 3:06 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Dude, I get all of those, too; ignore it and move on.

Yes, that's normally what I do, but Andros demanded proof, so...
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| October 30, 2013, 4:22 pm

There are worse. Much much worse, I am waiting for one to pop up to take a picture, and then report it.
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| November 4, 2013, 11:47 am
So normally the ads aren't too bad, but recently, these ones have been really beyond what I consider normal for MOCpages. Too far, too far.

Here is the proof.

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/61417/1383583825m_SPLASH.jpg

The worst part, is that it's a video, and everything... moves around when she runs. It's not good.

I get a few ads from this site, 3 of which are inappropriate. I think it may be because I used to (less often now) play games (LoL and the sort), and this is an ad (strangely enough) for gaming. This game is certainly nothing like what I have ever played (based on the ad). Please find a way to remove this, as I will get an adblocker otherwise.
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| November 4, 2013, 12:01 pm
Quoting Caleb of Enalica
So normally the ads aren't too bad, but recently, these ones have been really beyond what I consider normal for MOCpages. Too far, too far.

Here is the proof.

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/61417/1383583825m_SPLASH.jpg

The worst part, is that it's a video, and everything... moves around when she runs. It's not good.

I get a few ads from this site, 3 of which are inappropriate. I think it may be because I used to (less often now) play games (LoL and the sort), and this is an ad (strangely enough) for gaming. This game is certainly nothing like what I have ever played (based on the ad). Please find a way to remove this, as I will get an adblocker otherwise.

Hmm... never gotten that ad before.
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| November 4, 2013, 8:40 pm
Anyone?
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| November 6, 2013, 11:04 am
Quoting Caleb of Enalica
Anyone?

Haven't gotten that ad...but they're getting worse! I have no Idea why though? Seriously, there's adds say "Once you're inside, your friends won't be seeing much of you." Come on! What ever happened to Mario 64:I
If there has to be adds...they shouldn't be on the sides of the pages, rather at the bottom! MOCpages would be much more enjoyable without the skimpy dressed girls!
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| November 6, 2013, 11:34 am
I have a genuine advertisement to report, rather than a 'This advert has girls in therefore it's inappropriate' complaint, as it fundamentally affects the site's usability.

On mobile devices an advert by 'vdopia' appears, usually for a music album (it's Taylor Swift at present) at the top of ANY and EVERY page (not limited to the side bar of the homepage for example).

This advert plays a video, and expands in the first second to fill the whole screen, without promoting or clicking. The advert is muted unless you deselect this function, however you CANNOT close it or navigate around it (it disables scrolling for example).

After 7 seconds-ish the 'X' that enables you to close the advert appears in the top right, but only after you've been forced to watch 7 seconds of content on EVERY page. Basically every time you do anything on MOCpages, you have to stop, wait for 7 seconds, and then forcibly close the advert, even when leaving a comment or rating.

Please could you do whatever it is that you do to remove intrusive adverts from MOCpages - the site is pretty much unusable on mobile devices at present.

Thanks!

Ape
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| November 9, 2013, 3:35 am
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Quoting Ape Fight
I have a genuine advertisement to report, rather than a 'This advert has girls in therefore it's inappropriate' complaint, as it fundamentally affects the site's usability.

On mobile devices an advert by 'vdopia' appears, usually for a music album (it's Taylor Swift at present) at the top of ANY and EVERY page (not limited to the side bar of the homepage for example).

This advert plays a video, and expands in the first second to fill the whole screen, without promoting or clicking. The advert is muted unless you deselect this function, however you CANNOT close it or navigate around it (it disables scrolling for example).

After 7 seconds-ish the 'X' that enables you to close the advert appears in the top right, but only after you've been forced to watch 7 seconds of content on EVERY page. Basically every time you do anything on MOCpages, you have to stop, wait for 7 seconds, and then forcibly close the advert, even when leaving a comment or rating.

Please could you do whatever it is that you do to remove intrusive adverts from MOCpages - the site is pretty much unusable on mobile devices at present.

Thanks!

Ape


Finally... a genuine ad problem (thank god!). I am so tired of "There's a GIRL on my sidebar! GASP!"... I will forward this to Sean right now so he can get on it.

Thanks man!
~Chris.
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| November 9, 2013, 3:47 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Finally... a genuine ad problem (thank god!). I am so tired of "There's a GIRL on my sidebar! GASP!"... I will forward this to Sean right now so he can get on it.

Thanks man!
~Chris.


Ace, thanks Chris

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| November 9, 2013, 4:26 am
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You're correct that these ads are not supposed to be on the site. It's often hard to tell who's putting them there (and therefore how to block them) but I will investigate and see about having them removed.

My goal has always been to keep the ads nonintrusive (no overlays, no sound) so as not to detract from the experience of using the site. Contrary to your statement, I don't "do this for money", the ads barely pay our datacenter bills.
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| November 9, 2013, 11:24 am
I've been getting pop-up video (no sound, though) ads on every single page from this website.

Screenshot: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2eaphsx&s=5#.UoZxSVKZAsY

-LB Jr.

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| November 15, 2013, 2:08 pm
hey guys sorry about that thing about everyone turning on me thing. its just that i havent had any attention latley can you guys forgive me ?
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| November 30, 2013, 9:10 am
Quoting joshua jacobson
hey guys sorry about that thing about everyone turning on me thing. its just that i havent had any attention latley can you guys forgive me ?

Dude, what are you talking about? This is the Internet, things happen in seconds and fly away in nanoseconds. I'm pretty sure nobody cares anymore, whatever it is you did.
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| November 30, 2013, 9:39 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Dude, what are you talking about? This is the Internet, things happen in seconds and fly away in nanoseconds. I'm pretty sure nobody cares anymore, whatever it is you did.

That gave me a good chuckle. Very true, very wise.
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| November 30, 2013, 1:41 pm
Quoting Sean Kenney
You're correct that these ads are not supposed to be on the site. It's often hard to tell who's putting them there (and therefore how to block them) but I will investigate and see about having them removed.

My goal has always been to keep the ads nonintrusive


The 'vdopia' video ads (for music videos and albums) that disable the site on mobile devices are back. They are the most intrusive ads I've come across (on any site), despite the fact they are muted.

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| December 8, 2013, 5:46 pm
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Quoting Ape Fight

The 'vdopia' video ads (for music videos and albums) that disable the site on mobile devices are back. They are the most intrusive ads I've come across (on any site), despite the fact they are muted.


Thanks for letting us know, Ape. I'll pass the info along.

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| December 9, 2013, 5:46 am
Quoting Iceman .
Ok. I know Sean does this for money but the advertisements are getting on my nerves. The video advertisements are the worst because, the noise scares the heck out of ya when you just want to check out someones MOC/Hompage. Maybe it wouldn't be bad if the sound was all the way down but I really don't care about Frebreze cleaner or whatever. I suggest cutting the sound at least.

Try adblock
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| December 27, 2013, 10:41 am
Quoting XY EZ
Try adblock

Adblock can sometimes alter thing on the actual site, or so I've heard.
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| December 27, 2013, 1:46 pm
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
Adblock can sometimes alter thing on the actual site, or so I've heard.

Personally, I'm using it on my computer on chrome and I never had an add or a video. 8-)
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| December 27, 2013, 2:22 pm
Quoting XY EZ
Try adblock

Like said in some other comments, Adblock is not allowed on the 'pages, because you cannot see a lot of implemented site things, and for some reasons which only the admins might tell you: if you use an Adblocker, you're stealing from Sean. My knowledge doesn't go any further than don't use Adblockers, because you won't make yourself nor Sean happy.
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| December 29, 2013, 5:06 am
Quoting Loek Marcus
Like said in some other comments, Adblock is not allowed on the 'pages, because you cannot see a lot of implemented site things, and for some reasons which only the admins might tell you: if you use an Adblocker, you're stealing from Sean. My knowledge doesn't go any further than don't use Adblockers, because you won't make yourself nor Sean happy.

Cf read Seans comment just here abbow in the discussion (...)
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| December 29, 2013, 5:15 am
Quoting Loek Marcus
Like said in some other comments, Adblock is not allowed on the 'pages, because you cannot see a lot of implemented site things, and for some reasons which only the admins might tell you: if you use an Adblocker, you're stealing from Sean. My knowledge doesn't go any further than don't use Adblockers, because you won't make yourself nor Sean happy.

When I used adblock on my computer ( I don't use it now, my computer died ), it was saying, in the places where were adds, that these ones was autatically generated by google...
Little adds on my page here is for me not a problem, but I had sometimes some adds opening in the middle of my page, for a car or a parfum, and that always on every page, mocpages too. I think it was a sort of virus or something, and with Adblock, I never had this problem again.
If Adblock is illegal, show me a proof, and I won't use it anymore.
8-)
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| December 29, 2013, 5:27 am
Quoting XY EZ
When I used adblock on my computer ( I don't use it now, my computer died ), it was saying, in the places where were adds, that these ones was autatically generated by google...
Little adds on my page here is for me not a problem, but I had sometimes some adds opening in the middle of my page, for a car or a parfum, and that always on every page, mocpages too. I think it was a sort of virus or something, and with Adblock, I never had this problem again.
If Adblock is illegal, show me a proof, and I won't use it anymore.
8-)

Noo, it's not illegal, you can use it, but some functions of the site will fall. And what happens: Sean gets paid if you open MOCpages and see ads, so if you deny the ads, you steal from Sean. Or you can enable Adblock, and donate.
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| December 29, 2013, 5:34 am
Quoting Loek Marcus
Noo, it's not illegal, you can use it, but some functions of the site will fall. And what happens: Sean gets paid if you open MOCpages and see ads, so if you deny the ads, you steal from Sean. Or you can enable Adblock, and donate.

Yes ok I understand. Fair enough, when I will reuse Adblock, I will turn it off for mocpages. 8-)
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| December 29, 2013, 5:40 am
The activity bar and the sidebars on homepages go away when you use adblock.
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| December 30, 2013, 12:37 pm
Okay, there is an ad that I am seeing, which, literally, is as close to X-rated as you can get. The girls are literally dressing down (and its video). I know what you all say about this being based on history and whatnot, but at least can you stop this one ad? This one is just flat out unacceptable.
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| December 30, 2013, 6:39 pm
oh boy - how come I never get any of these sexy ads? Maybe because I am not a gamer! Yes ads are based on your browser history - so either PG your browsing or find out who is searching sexy gaming goddesses on your PC! I see so much complaining about said ads and I never get them. I have ads for save the children, cars, tools and T-shirts most of the time and I am no saint browsing the web! Hmmm? I'd really like to see those ad algorythms!


Quoting Achintya Prasad
Okay, there is an ad that I am seeing, which, literally, is as close to X-rated as you can get. The girls are literally dressing down (and its video). I know what you all say about this being based on history and whatnot, but at least can you stop this one ad? This one is just flat out unacceptable.


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| December 30, 2013, 6:51 pm
Quoting Chris Roach

I dunno man. This one crosses it. I haven't used that computer in a while, and all my searches have involved dimensios and photos of Iowa Class battleships. Yeah, you may want the ads, but I'm saying that if the system to put ads on MP are this bad, then it's not long before things get even worse. I personally don't care that much; but for the overprotective and young 'uns out there, it's best to tone this stuff down.....
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| December 30, 2013, 6:58 pm
Something I've noticed; all the adds seem to have disappeared, but everything else on the site seems to be working fine. I'm using Firefox with no ad blockers installed. Just wondering if this is happening to anyone else.
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| January 1, 2014, 2:33 am
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Quoting Pinipig Bomb
Something I've noticed; all the adds seem to have disappeared, but everything else on the site seems to be working fine. I'm using Firefox with no ad blockers installed. Just wondering if this is happening to anyone else.


Just viewed it via safari with no ad blocker and I could still see ads so I'm not sure what is happening. I can only imagine it's either something to do with flash player or the bandwidth on your internet isn't fast enough to draw all the elements on each page (I believe sean designed the site so that the ads are drawn last).

Considering how many people complain about them, I'd just take it as a surprise bonus they've gone.

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| January 1, 2014, 6:14 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Okay, there is an ad that I am seeing, which, literally, is as close to X-rated as you can get. The girls are literally dressing down (and its video). I know what you all say about this being based on history and whatnot, but at least can you stop this one ad? This one is just flat out unacceptable.

I think I know what you're talking about.
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| January 1, 2014, 10:12 am
(Sigh) The MOCpages ads are not always linked to you search history. This is a common misconception. NO OTHER SITE has these very rude ads. It's that the advertisers are taking advantage of tricking a site that isn't attended full-time like most large sites.
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| January 1, 2014, 10:17 am
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Quoting Achintya Prasad
I dunno man. This one crosses it. I haven't used that computer in a while, and all my searches have involved dimensios and photos of Iowa Class battleships. Yeah, you may want the ads, but I'm saying that if the system to put ads on MP are this bad, then it's not long before things get even worse. I personally don't care that much; but for the overprotective and young 'uns out there, it's best to tone this stuff down.....


As always there is no way to stop it without evidence. Unless there is a screen capture to prove what you saw nothing is going to happen.

Sorry.

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| January 1, 2014, 11:36 am
Quoting andros tempest

As always there is no way to stop it without evidence. Unless there is a screen capture to prove what you saw nothing is going to happen.

Sorry.

I understand. I'll make sure to screenshot it next time, and post a link over to Flickr.
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| January 1, 2014, 12:09 pm
Quoting Michael K.
(Sigh) The MOCpages ads are not always linked to you search history. This is a common misconception. NO OTHER SITE has these very rude ads. It's that the advertisers are taking advantage of tricking a site that isn't attended full-time like most large sites.

Agreed. I only get these ridiculous ads on MOCpages.
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| January 2, 2014, 12:08 am
Links:
http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687274m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687275m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687276m

These are screenshots from the ad, which is a video (which also can't be stopped). I dunno about you, but this seems like something worth reporting.....
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| January 2, 2014, 1:36 pm
Quoting andros tempest

As always there is no way to stop it without evidence. Unless there is a screen capture to prove what you saw nothing is going to happen.

Sorry.

See the comment above. I think that should be sufficient....
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| January 2, 2014, 1:38 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Links:
http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687274m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687275m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687276m

These are screenshots from the ad, which is a video (which also can't be stopped). I dunno about you, but this seems like something worth reporting.....

I just saw that one. What an intersting advertisement. That's pretty extreme. I've seen still shots of devil ladies wearing the tightest latex in advertisements, but this is actually possibly more extreme because it was a moving one.
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| January 2, 2014, 4:17 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I just saw that one. What an intersting advertisement. That's pretty extreme. I've seen still shots of devil ladies wearing the tightest latex in advertisements, but this is actually possibly more extreme because it was a moving one.

Yeah. It doesn't bother me so much as concern me that clearly the sites needs another tuneup. If it continues, then the ads are just going to get worse. And, I think, possibly even deter people from the site, which would be a sh*ame, considering that the ads hardly reflect MOCpages and the atmosphere around it....
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| January 2, 2014, 5:53 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Links:
http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687274m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687275m

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=324670&id=/user_images/67267/1388687276m

These are screenshots from the ad, which is a video (which also can't be stopped). I dunno about you, but this seems like something worth reporting.....

Oh god, I just got that ad.
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| January 2, 2014, 8:19 pm
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
Oh god, I just got that ad.

I got another one of those "League of Angels" ads. It wasn't nearly as bad as the other one, but it certainly isn't appropriate for children.
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| January 2, 2014, 8:22 pm
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I agree that ad is pushing things a bit, but I'm not sure it crosses the line. We had a discussion about this years ago, and it was established at that time that if questionable content was equivalent to what would be seen on prime time tv, then it would be considered acceptable. I'd say such is the case with the linked images from this ad.
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| January 2, 2014, 9:39 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I agree that ad is pushing things a bit, but I'm not sure it crosses the line. We had a discussion about this years ago, and it was established at that time that if questionable content was equivalent to what would be seen on prime time tv, then it would be considered acceptable. I'd say such is the case with the linked images from this ad.


Personally I agree with the above guidelines and do not find such adverts problematic (although for the first time ever I got a pop-up on MOCpages. I'm NOT happy about that one bit).

However, if enough MOCpages users disagree with where the line has been drawn because they are uncomfortable with the content, then I think it needs looking into again.

I know MOCpages isn't a democracy, but listening to and acting upon feedback that regularly and consistently raises the same issues is surely in all of our best interests.

I hope I'm not stepping over a line here, but can I suggest someone who can spell starts a group 'Petition to review MOCpages' advertising policy' or something similar. If thousands join it in a few weeks then we know that perhaps the users of MOCpages feel differently to those running it.

Just a note to say if anyone does start such a group, please DO NOT allow creations to be uploaded, 'never ending story' conversations to be added, 'Like my MOC and I'll like yours back' requests etc. It should be simply to count the number of people who would like the advertising policy to be reviewed - nothing more.

Ape

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| January 3, 2014, 6:32 am
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Quoting Ape Fight

I know MOCpages isn't a democracy, but listening to and acting upon feedback that regularly and consistently raises the same issues is surely in all of our best interests.


Agreed. And I know Sean is always open to hearing the concerns. He may not always act upon them (often for reasons that we're unaware of), but he listens.

Quoting Ape Fight
I hope I'm not stepping over a line here, but can I suggest someone who can spell starts a group 'Petition to review MOCpages' advertising policy' or something similar. If thousands join it in a few weeks then we know that perhaps the users of MOCpages feel differently to those running it.

Just a note to say if anyone does start such a group, please DO NOT allow creations to be uploaded, 'never ending story' conversations to be added, 'Like my MOC and I'll like yours back' requests etc. It should be simply to count the number of people who would like the advertising policy to be reviewed - nothing more.

Ape


Not a problem as far as I can see. And I would also be curious to know if this kind of content is an issue for the majority of members, or a minority.

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| January 3, 2014, 1:38 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Not a problem as far as I can see. And I would also be curious to know if this kind of content is an issue for the majority of members, or a minority.

I think it is more of a, "This is a LEGO website, I am here for just that, why are they risque women in the advertisements?" and a "We only have one computer in the house and my family sees MOCpages and asks what website I'm on because of the risque women in the advertisements" problem. It's not so much that the actual users of the website cannot handle the advertisements considering everybody gets exposed to that kind of content at some point in their lives with the way media works, it's the approval of those who will also see the website or those who are curious about it.

Because this is a LEGO creaion sharing website; parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, or whoever that sees the advertisements may immediately be turned away from it through no fault of those that use MOCpages. If it was a gaming website, everyone would understand because those are always littered with those advertisements, but a bikini babe advertisement next to little Timmy's LEGO police car is very contradictory.

I think if a group like Ape suggests is to be made (we all seem to be partaking in the bystander effect, haha) I think we would see a lot of people joining who are more conscerned for their, and the website's reputation and respect than their ability to ignore the advertisements.
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| January 3, 2014, 4:12 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I agree that ad is pushing things a bit, but I'm not sure it crosses the line. We had a discussion about this years ago, and it was established at that time that if questionable content was equivalent to what would be seen on prime time tv, then it would be considered acceptable. I'd say such is the case with the linked images from this ad.

Well, perhaps another issue I can raise with it is that it is a video ad, which no clear way to turn off, pause, or otherwise mute. It can be something, strange, to all of a sudden hear that thing come out of of no where....
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| January 3, 2014, 6:35 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Well, perhaps another issue I can raise with it is that it is a video ad, which no clear way to turn off, pause, or otherwise mute. It can be something, strange, to all of a sudden hear that thing come out of of no where....

Okay, I've never actually heard it make noise, just be all in motion.
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| January 3, 2014, 6:55 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Okay, I've never actually heard it make noise, just be all in motion.


I might me thinking of another ad. I dunno, I just feel that if we keep saying each ad we stumble across is just pushing it a little bit, we most certainly won't "cross the line". I have a feeling that if ads like this are being shown, only wo*rse will follow, which will, for sure, deter any more visitors to MOCpages. I dunno about you, but I don't think the ads will be generating any money if there are no viewers to the site. Just my honest opinion.
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| January 3, 2014, 7:01 pm
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Quoting Achintya Prasad

I might me thinking of another ad. I dunno, I just feel that if we keep saying each ad we stumble across is just pushing it a little bit, we most certainly won't "cross the line". I have a feeling that if ads like this are being shown, only wo*rse will follow, which will, for sure, deter any more visitors to MOCpages. I dunno about you, but I don't think the ads will be generating any money if there are no viewers to the site. Just my honest opinion.


I'm a creative, visual thinker, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out how they could get much worse without crossing the proverbial line? What are YOU thinking? Anyway, I still question how many members these kinds of ads might deter. You're convinced it's a deterrent, but others may feel differently.

I do think the point about how parents might perceive the site based upon ad content has some merit. (My boys are grown, but if they were younger, I might have some questions about what they're seeing.) I'd also like to mention - perhaps on the other side of the coin - that these ads keep MOCpages up and running. Now I've no idea if Sean's got advertisers beating down his door (in which he could afford to loose these guys), or if getting enough revenue is a real challenge. But I'd venture to say there won't be any viewers to the site if it can't pay it's bills, either.
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| January 3, 2014, 7:36 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I'm a creative, visual thinker, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out how they could get much worse without crossing the proverbial line? What are YOU thinking? Anyway, I still question how many members these kinds of ads might deter. You're convinced it's a deterrent, but others may feel differently.

I do think the point about how parents might perceive the site based upon ad content has some merit. (My boys are grown, but if they were younger, I might have some questions about what they're seeing.) I'd also like to mention - perhaps on the other side of the coin - that these ads keep MOCpages up and running. Now I've no idea if Sean's got advertisers beating down his door (in which he could afford to loose these guys), or if getting enough revenue is a real challenge. But I'd venture to say there won't be any viewers to the site if it can't pay it's bills, either.

I see your point. I dunno man, I just feel that the overall quality of the site is being reflected by the ads, and, while we all know that the ads are independent from the actual content of the site (in most cases anyways ;-D) first time visitors, parents, and new members probably don't know that. The LEGO community is only getting larger, and a lot of new builders start off here on MOCpages. Its an effective spring board, and, quite frankly, I'm forever in debt to Sean for his work. Really has shaped my life. But, quite simply, if you want to keep this up, you need to start doing something about the ads. Like I've said, it doesn't particularly bother me, so much as just compel me to try and make this a site that new, rising builders can freely join and post.
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| January 4, 2014, 12:36 pm
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In terms of "quality" of the site, I'm not clear how the ad content is relevant. Sorry but the argument doesn't hold. Banner ads are background noise and I tend to not associate them with the page I'm looking at.

What does impact the site, badly, are ads that pop up over the page and/or include music. When they occur (which hasn't been frequently thankfully) action has been taken.

However I get the point about nudity being questionable in association with a website that advertises as child friendly. But some of the ads that have caused problems are not nude, just a little risqué. Acceptable? well maybe not, but scandalous, far from it.

My rule of thumb, if it's the kind of thing I see in the ad breaks on TV between 16:00 - 21:00 in the evening I'm not going to loose sleep over it.
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| January 4, 2014, 1:38 pm
This is one of the ones we're complaining about, I took a screen grab. http://youtu.be/6mTd27MmguU
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| January 4, 2014, 1:59 pm
Quoting andros tempest
My rule of thumb, if it's the kind of thing I see in the ad breaks on TV between 16:00 - 21:00 in the evening I'm not going to loose sleep over it.

But the problem is that these ads featuring scantily-clad women is not something that you would find on TV.
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| January 4, 2014, 2:10 pm
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
But the problem is that these ads featuring scantily-clad women is not something that you would find on TV.

Unless it's Miley Cyrus.
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| January 4, 2014, 2:14 pm
Quoting Michael K.
Unless it's Miley Cyrus.

:P
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| January 4, 2014, 2:59 pm
Quoting andros tempest
In terms of "quality" of the site, I'm not clear how the ad content is relevant. Sorry but the argument doesn't hold. Banner ads are background noise and I tend to not associate them with the page I'm looking at.

What does impact the site, badly, are ads that pop up over the page and/or include music. When they occur (which hasn't been frequently thankfully) action has been taken.

However I get the point about nudity being questionable in association with a website that advertises as child friendly. But some of the ads that have caused problems are not nude, just a little risqué. Acceptable? well maybe not, but scandalous, far from it.

My rule of thumb, if it's the kind of thing I see in the ad breaks on TV between 16:00 - 21:00 in the evening I'm not going to loose sleep over it.

No, see, my argument is an (attempt) at the view others hold, from the outside. People often make the mistake of associating ads with the content of the actual site; while it's incorrect, you can't necessarily educate everyone. I think the third paragraph you wrote is my basic point.
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| January 4, 2014, 3:08 pm
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I went ahead and sent a copy of the link to Sean. Hopefully he'll have a moment to check it out and make a call on it.

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| January 4, 2014, 8:59 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I went ahead and sent a copy of the link to Sean. Hopefully he'll have a moment to check it out and make a call on it.

Since you are on at the moment, do you know what's up with the homepage and the Everyone's Creation section?
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| January 4, 2014, 9:01 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
I went ahead and sent a copy of the link to Sean. Hopefully he'll have a moment to check it out and make a call on it.

Alright thanks Mark.
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| January 5, 2014, 11:47 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Since you are on at the moment, do you know what's up with the homepage and the Everyone's Creation section?


Are you referring to the Jan 1st problem? That was a actually a result of not enough members posting things to fill up the the "Everyone's Creations" section of the front page. I've not noticed any problems since then...is there something else?

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| January 5, 2014, 2:30 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Are you referring to the Jan 1st problem? That was a actually a result of not enough members posting things to fill up the the "Everyone's Creations" section of the front page. I've not noticed any problems since then...is there something else?

I don't know if this is some sort of coincidence, but for the past few days, only cars have been featured on the homepage. A few builder I know have posted things in the past few days; they usually make the homepage, but because of this, didn't.
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| January 5, 2014, 2:41 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
I don't know if this is some sort of coincidence, but for the past few days, only cars have been featured on the homepage. A few builder I know have posted things in the past few days; they usually make the homepage, but because of this, didn't.

Yeah, and they're usually cars from several days ago.
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| January 5, 2014, 3:02 pm
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Hmm...I see what you mean. At the moment, it's all vehicles. Yet, if you click on all creations there are some non-vehicle pages with a greater number of likes that I would expect to see on the site's Home page. I can notify Sean, but he's probably going to be so sick of me emailing him with problems, he'll be blocking my messages pretty soon. LOL.

Oh, and on the matter of the recent "League of Angels" ad - Sean got back with me, saying that he agreed the ad was over the top...He's going to hunt it down and send that one packing.

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| January 6, 2014, 12:30 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Hmm...I see what you mean. At the moment, it's all vehicles. Yet, if you click on all creations there are some non-vehicle pages with a greater number of likes that I would expect to see on the site's Home page. I can notify Sean, but he's probably going to be so sick of me emailing him with problems, he'll be blocking my messages pretty soon. LOL.

Oh, and on the matter of the recent "League of Angels" ad - Sean got back with me, saying that he agreed the ad was over the top...He's going to hunt it down and send that one packing.

Thanks Mark! It also appears that the homepage issue is slowly being sorted; more and more, variety, is appearing, so that's nice ;-D Thanks again!
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| January 6, 2014, 1:40 pm
I have no idea what's causing the cars glitch on the homepage. The one I uploaded 3 days ago is still there, and it should have gone by now. I purposely haven't put it in any groups to rule out that possibility... Maybe it's something to do with the 'Large Scale Vehicles' category ?
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| January 6, 2014, 1:49 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Are you referring to the Jan 1st problem? That was a actually a result of not enough members posting things to fill up the the "Everyone's Creations" section of the front page. I've not noticed any problems since then...is there something else?

I was, but only becaause someone said something about one or two being two weeks old. It was easier to get your attention through a quick reply. I don't think there is much of a problem now, but I am still seeing a few from that time, so people are just really slow or the system is just taking its time.
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| January 7, 2014, 8:10 am
I think this ad is a bit too much.
http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/68065/1389148047m_SPLASH.jpg
-LB Jr.
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| January 7, 2014, 9:34 pm
Has anyone brought up the possibility of paying __ amount of dollars to get the adds removed from that said account? You know, sort of like those apps on iTunes. You download the "free" version which has annoying adds and they allow you to pay to get rid of the adds. Could something like that be implemented here?

Or maybe have a way to make donations that would allow adds go away for a whole year if a certain donation level is reached.

The combination of the two ideas could might work as well. I just wanted to throw this out there.
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| January 9, 2014, 11:49 am
Quoting David FNJ
Has anyone brought up the possibility of paying __ amount of dollars to get the adds removed from that said account? You know, sort of like those apps on iTunes. You download the "free" version which has annoying adds and they allow you to pay to get rid of the adds. Could something like that be implemented here?

Or maybe have a way to make donations that would allow adds go away for a whole year if a certain donation level is reached.

The combination of the two ideas could might work as well. I just wanted to throw this out there.

I would actually pay for the first option, even though normally I never do that stuff. These ads are getting insane
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| January 9, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Has anyone brought up the possibility of paying __ amount of dollars to get the adds removed from that said account? You know, sort of like those apps on iTunes. You download the "free" version which has annoying adds and they allow you to pay to get rid of the adds. Could something like that be implemented here?

Or maybe have a way to make donations that would allow adds go away for a whole year if a certain donation level is reached.

The combination of the two ideas could might work as well. I just wanted to throw this out there.


There has been a great deal of discussion among members with the notion of MOCpages doing something like this, although I don't know if Sean has any interest in it. If memory serves (I'm old...sometimes it doesn't!), the biggest problem would be in setting up this kind of arrangement. I seem to recall Sean saying that the design of MOCpages wouldn't allow for this to be done easily. It's possible the changes could be too costly and time consuming initially to pay off in the long run.

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| January 9, 2014, 3:55 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

There has been a great deal of discussion among members with the notion of MOCpages doing something like this, although I don't know if Sean has any interest in it. If memory serves (I'm old...sometimes it doesn't!), the biggest problem would be in setting up this kind of arrangement. I seem to recall Sean saying that the design of MOCpages wouldn't allow for this to be done easily. It's possible the changes could be too costly and time consuming initially to pay off in the long run.

Lest we not forget that the website is all free and for fun; to make friends and share creations with one another. I hate the ads as much as the next guy, and I love this site as much as the next guy, but I do not love and hate both equally enough to pay. I've never had a job because nowhere close is in good walking distance anyway, so how am I going to pay for more LEGO stuff and this place, and I haven't even gotten to the part of my life of doing everything myself. Everyone is just too worried about these ads. I agree with the whole petition thing to do our best to fix them, but after that, I can't do much more.
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| January 9, 2014, 9:32 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

There has been a great deal of discussion among members with the notion of MOCpages doing something like this, although I don't know if Sean has any interest in it. If memory serves (I'm old...sometimes it doesn't!), the biggest problem would be in setting up this kind of arrangement. I seem to recall Sean saying that the design of MOCpages wouldn't allow for this to be done easily. It's possible the changes could be too costly and time consuming initially to pay off in the long run.

At one point, I had adblock running (I usually don't because it hides all the sidebars) there was a box at the top that asked to whitelist MOCpages in adblock, and had a link to pay for an adfree site, so it may have been possible, at least at one point, as I have been unable to find it again.
Edit: Looking through the site's encoding, there is something about adblock detection, however, the donation box I saw must be blocked too.
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| January 9, 2014, 10:40 pm
To add my two cents to all the discussion about inappropriate ads:

I totally understand that the website needs money from advertisers, and that ad-blockers take money from MOCpages. However, with regard to some of the points made about initial impressions of the website from friends and parents, someone made the point that parents might not want Timmy to post his truck next to a bikini babe ad.

In the first week after I joined, this very thing happened to me- after my mother noticed an inappropriate, "late-night tv" ad, I was ordered to delete my account, and I only just managed to convince her that I actually wasn't on MOCpages to stare at the ads. My point is, yes, most of the ads on MOCpages may be fine for adults, and I personally can usually tune out the ads, but it really sends the wrong atmosphere when my grandmother wants to show someone my page and is confronted with those type of ads.

I'm glad that League of Angels is getting taken care of.
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| January 14, 2014, 11:09 pm
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As a parent, I've long known about the content hazards of sites on the internet. I helped to raise two boys, after all. Somewhere down the line, a parent or guardian has to realize that questionable subject matter is going to appear from time to time on MANY sites, and it is their responsibility as the adult to educate their kids about those hazards, and guide them towards making the right decisions.

Now, my personal opinion in regards to the MOCpages ads is that the site should try to maintain balance...

Letting any ad on here is too extreme in one direction, while eliminating ads in favor of a site that charges a fee is too extreme in the other. That leaves us very close to where we are now, with ads helping to fund the site, and members keeping an eye out for problematic ads that Sean can selectively eliminate if need be.
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| January 15, 2014, 8:20 am
Just saw another bikini babe ad.
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| January 25, 2014, 4:53 pm
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
Just saw another bikini babe ad.

Yeah. The wartune adds really annoy me. I don't like seeing scantly clad warrior women on Mocpages adds.
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| January 25, 2014, 5:02 pm
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Yeah. The wartune adds really annoy me. I don't like seeing scantly clad warrior women on Mocpages adds.

No, not the wartune ad, but those get annoying.
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| January 25, 2014, 5:13 pm

Yep, that's the one I've been getting.
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| January 28, 2014, 11:41 am
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
Yep, that's the one I've been getting.


Hey All

I'm not sure if this is a worldwide thing, but I can click on a little 'x' in the top right of an advert and Google politely says 'It's gone!' and then asks you why you removed it (just like Facebook does).

As such, if this is a worldwide thing, the power to remove these adverts is in your hands, and there's no need to bother the mods any more.

Someone from the states, try it and let us know if it works.

Ape
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| January 30, 2014, 1:02 pm
Quoting Ape Fight

Hey All

I'm not sure if this is a worldwide thing, but I can click on a little 'x' in the top right of an advert and Google politely says 'It's gone!' and then asks you why you removed it (just like Facebook does).

As such, if this is a worldwide thing, the power to remove these adverts is in your hands, and there's no need to bother the mods any more.

Someone from the states, try it and let us know if it works.

Ape

Google ads do that, adchoices, where the bad ads mainly come from, do not.
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| January 30, 2014, 1:06 pm
Quoting Ape Fight

Hey All

I'm not sure if this is a worldwide thing, but I can click on a little 'x' in the top right of an advert and Google politely says 'It's gone!' and then asks you why you removed it (just like Facebook does).

As such, if this is a worldwide thing, the power to remove these adverts is in your hands, and there's no need to bother the mods any more.

Someone from the states, try it and let us know if it works.

Ape

But the problems are that even if I close it, the same ad still pops up, and some ads don't even have that X.
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| January 30, 2014, 2:17 pm
Quoting Ian .....
Hey all, I have no clue why, but I suddenly have annoying adds on the sides of my screen that follow me wherever I go on a page.

Do you have screenshots?
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| January 30, 2014, 6:48 pm
Quoting Ian .....
Coming right up. Gah, they are intruding everywhere.

Nevermind, it was something faulty on my computer.
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| January 30, 2014, 7:12 pm
Quoting Ian .....
Nevermind, it was something faulty on my computer.

What happened? Virus?
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| January 30, 2014, 7:23 pm
Quoting Commander Spencer, Ultimate Bionicle Fan
What happened? Virus?

I have no clue really.
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| January 30, 2014, 8:55 pm
Well, now I think we've almost reached the limit. A few minutes ago I game ad appeared with a completely nude girl, and the only stuff partially covering her "inappropriate stuff" was her limbs. Can you deal with this?
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| April 11, 2014, 1:48 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Well, now I think we've almost reached the limit. A few minutes ago I game ad appeared with a completely nude girl, and the only stuff partially covering her "inappropriate stuff" was her limbs. Can you deal with this?

Quoting Mark Kelso
As a parent, I've long known about the content hazards of sites on the internet. I helped to raise two boys, after all. Somewhere down the line, a parent or guardian has to realize that questionable subject matter is going to appear from time to time on MANY sites, and it is their responsibility as the adult to educate their kids about those hazards, and guide them towards making the right decisions.

Now, my personal opinion in regards to the MOCpages ads is that the site should try to maintain balance...

Letting any ad on here is too extreme in one direction, while eliminating ads in favor of a site that charges a fee is too extreme in the other. That leaves us very close to where we are now, with ads helping to fund the site, and members keeping an eye out for problematic ads that Sean can selectively eliminate if need be.

I see where you're coming from, but this is just disappointing.... Luckily I have adblocker.
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| April 11, 2014, 2:07 pm
Quoting Bumblebee5253 .

I see where you're coming from, but this is just disappointing.... Luckily I have adblocker.

How hard is it to just not look? You are taking money away from MOCpages. I do feel like the advertisements are an issue, especially with what Stormjay just shared, but it is better than taking money away from MOCpages.
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| April 11, 2014, 2:33 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
How hard is it to just not look? You are taking money away from MOCpages. I do feel like the advertisements are an issue, especially with what Stormjay just shared, but it is better than taking money away from MOCpages.
what about small unsuspecting kids?!

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| April 11, 2014, 2:40 pm
Quoting Bumblebee5253 .
Quoting MCLegoboy !
How hard is it to just not look? You are taking money away from MOCpages. I do feel like the advertisements are an issue, especially with what Stormjay just shared, but it is better than taking money away from MOCpages.
what about small unsuspecting kids?!

I think the youngest person I have ever seen on MOCpages was 8 and that was two years ago, and he abandoned the site. The bulk of us here are at least 13 and more members are on the AFOL side but most activity in groups is done by the TFOLs. I don't remember using the internet much when I was younger, but it wasn't the mad powerhouse it is today where everything happens here. I don't really know how popular MOCpages is in the grand scheme of the LEGO community, but I'm sure most kids spend most of their time on the Internet dealing with LEGO on Lego.com like I remember doing.
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| April 11, 2014, 2:48 pm
Quoting Bumblebee5253 .
Quoting MCLegoboy !
How hard is it to just not look? You are taking money away from MOCpages. I do feel like the advertisements are an issue, especially with what Stormjay just shared, but it is better than taking money away from MOCpages.
what about small unsuspecting kids?!

They shouldn't be on here in the first place.

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| April 11, 2014, 3:25 pm
Quoting Adam Brunsting
They shouldn't be on here in the first place.

However, the website is made so that they are good with being here -- otherwise there would probably be no "parental guidance suggested" tags.
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| April 11, 2014, 3:27 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
However, the website is made so that they are good with being here -- otherwise there would probably be no "parental guidance suggested" tags.

True.

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| April 11, 2014, 3:30 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I think the youngest person I have ever seen on MOCpages was 8 and that was two years ago, and he abandoned the site.

Was that Oliver King, by any chance?
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| April 11, 2014, 5:48 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Was that Oliver King, by any chance?

Maaaaayyyyybe.
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| April 11, 2014, 7:14 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I think the youngest person I have ever seen on MOCpages was 8 and that was two years ago, and he abandoned the site.

The youngest I've seen was 5.
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| April 11, 2014, 7:21 pm
Are the ads really that inconvenient? I don't personally see many annoying ones anymore (ones that play sound especially) but if I do I simply refresh the page and that seems to fix it, no problem. It's not worth taking the money away from Sean and the site because of a couple pesky ads, right? What would you rather have: payed the membership on MOCpages or having an annoying ad every once in a while? I'm going with the latter.

Rant over! ;)
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| April 11, 2014, 7:23 pm
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Quoting Bumblebee5253 .
what about small unsuspecting kids?!


No children should be using the internet without adult supervision. Ever.

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