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I don't know, but I don't enjoy it when the ad shows up.
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| June 7, 2012, 6:06 pm
Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
There are ads for surevys, claiming you can get 1000$. Is it legitimate?

Maybe, but I'm sure there is a catch.
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| June 7, 2012, 6:11 pm
probably not - if its too good to be true it probably is .. but that could buy u a lot of lego

Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
There are ads for surevys, claiming you can get 1000$. Is it legitimate?


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| June 7, 2012, 9:32 pm
It's not. They never are. Speaking of which, is anyone seeing these REALLY annoying ads with the vampire lady who's not wearing much. We've gone of this, that MOCpages doesn't always control the ads, but sheesh. These things are annoying.
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| June 7, 2012, 9:44 pm
And also a weird "Zwinky" one
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| June 7, 2012, 9:46 pm
These ads need to be controlled. They don't show up on my computer(Good grief), but from what I have heard, it's not making this place very friendly. I would love to post links to my MOCs from the LEGO website, but the rules won't approve of it very much because of the ads.
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| June 7, 2012, 10:10 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
And also a weird "Zwinky" one

It's spyware.
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| June 7, 2012, 11:53 pm
there are a few objectionable ones. either ignore them or use adblock+, theres no way to get rid of them. they're pretty much what runs the site, with the money Sean gets from google.
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| June 8, 2012, 3:07 am
Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
There are ads for surevys, claiming you can get 1000$. Is it legitimate?


95 % scams I would say.

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| June 8, 2012, 4:14 am
Inappropriet!

Really though, why don't you all just reread http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=76471. I'm pretty sure all the arguments are already in there.
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| June 8, 2012, 4:52 am
Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
Sorry but, HOW IS THIS INAPPROPRIATE??

Quoting Netro .
These ads need to be controlled. They don't show up on my computer(Good grief), but from what I have heard, it's not making this place very friendly. I would love to post links to my MOCs from the LEGO website, but the rules won't approve of it very much because of the ads.

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| June 10, 2012, 9:26 am
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Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
Quoting Areetsa C
Inappropriet!

Really though, why don't you all just reread http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=76471. I'm pretty sure all the arguments are already in there.
Sorry but, HOW IS THIS INAPPROPRIATE??


ok, first of all, try reading more than just the title. Second, the issues surrounding unwanted ads are the same whether they are spam or adult oriented.

it is irrelevant whether these spamming ads are age appropriate or not, they are unwanted, therefore the advice given in that other thread is entirely relevant and therefore I'd strongly suggest reading it before commenting further on the topic in ANY conversation.

but to summarise:

1. MOCpages has no control of what ads are visible, ad space is rented by third parties. A complaint can be lodged, but as for blocking or removing them - difficult if not impossible.

2. NEVER click on banner ads.

3. If you do not want ads at all, install an Ad Blocker, AVG now includes "do not track" which can block ads as well as tracking cookies and Firefox has AdBlockPlus which can block ads. However MOCpages makes money based on how many members see the ads, so they would never endorse the use of Ad Blockers.

4. please limit the use of CAPITAL LETTERS in replies. it gives the impression you are shouting and some members don't like that.

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| June 14, 2012, 11:18 am
A while ago I think Sean sent a request to the ad company to change the ads, but either they didn't rspond or didn't want to. I guess we'll just have to live with it *sigh*
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| June 14, 2012, 12:01 pm
Quoting The Prime Brick-ester
There are ads for surevys, claiming you can get 1000$. Is it legitimate?

Nope, nor is the you've on a free Ipad one.
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| June 14, 2012, 12:02 pm
Quoting Ben Indy
Nope, nor is the you've on a free Ipad one.

Well, the Ipad one is, but after taxes on a free ipad, and a whole bunch of other subcriptions and requirements and exceptions, you might as well have just bought one.
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| June 14, 2012, 12:30 pm
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb)
And also a weird "Zwinky" one

Augh! Weird, weird stuff! "Zwinky" and "Thirst of Night"ads are all over the 'net! Frustrating, pestersome ads that move to the center of your screen are the worst.
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| June 14, 2012, 9:23 pm
Quoting Banjax 2077
It's spyware.

Play it much?
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| June 14, 2012, 9:34 pm
Quoting NoWhereMan .
I think I have a solution. It won't get rid of it, but it will lower the chance of the unwanted ads showing up. Just look up something completely different. Like used cars. You'll start to get ads for car insurance and other things more often then you'll get an ad that's inappropriate.

Awesome idea. Like how Amazon.com ads show what's in your cart. or something like that.
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| June 14, 2012, 11:46 pm
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