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Disturbing Banner Ad

By SNGX1275
Feb 24, 2007
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  1. I go to check the forums tonight, and I see an ad that was a bit disturbing.
    http://gammaxi1275.googlepages.com/ad.jpg

    I realize this is a legitimate treatable medical condition, but do we really want 'graphic' ads like that? I don't want to have a moral discussion on how we should be donating to the treatment of such problems, I'm just wondering if perhaps that ad isn't one we need on our site.

    Edit: I'm debating this with a friend of mine and she has no problem with the ad and doesn't see why I have an issue with it. So if nobody else has problems with it that is fine, I'll accept leaving it if everyone else likes it.

    Edit2: I made the link clicky since I thought posting the pic in a thread where I complained about it wasn't the greatest of ideas :)
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,532   +315

    I'm not sure if this campaign is part of those that go to social announcements but I'm going to check it out.

    Edit: Ok, it was one of the charity ads and apparently it barely showed a dozen of them.
    I have to agree with SNGX, it's a bit too on your face for a hobbyist site like this one, so I have removed it from rotation.

    If you are interested in collaborating towards a good cause, check them out at www.thesmiletrain.org
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I agree, that that banner is a little disturbing and might upset some people. Though I guess that`s what it`s designed to do.

    Regards Howard.
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah that ad made my eyes hurt, I wouldnt mind if you took the ad off because I disable all ads on Firefox ;)
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I saw it too, and it's a little off.


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