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Tenmilegamer #1 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:00 PM

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I've had two video ads on WOTB that were requesting that I support [ a political ] campaign. While I respect the right of everyone to support the candidate of their choice, can we please have a respite from divisive politics here?

NICKEL_AND_DIME #2 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:06 PM

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You must not have seen the posts here about the Forum Campaign of 2020.  We made our own pixel tank community political drama, to distract from real world politics (while also invoking humor at the latter).

Kiwi_Kebab #3 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:09 PM

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I'm not sure how advertising works, but when it comes to ads, you're the product not the customer. Advertisers pay to have you see their content. The platform can choose what advertisements they show, but in my experience very few are all that picky. 

 

Facebook ads are the worst. Some of them are actual scam businesses that FB continues to allow on their site, which sullies the many legitimate advertisers on the platform. Facebook doesn't care that much as, like I said, the advertisers are the paying customers and the users are the product they are "buying".



_Cletus #4 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:14 PM

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IMO, the only scam political ads that should show up would be for the Cletus/Ronaldus 2020 campaign.  If you vote for us, I promise the only ads you'll see on any platform going forward will be for cute puppies, and a few sweet kittens.

 

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View Post_Cletus, on 19 June 2020 - 10:14 AM, said:

IMO, the only scam political ads that should show up would be for the Cletus/Ronaldus 2020 campaign.  If you vote for us, I promise the only ads you'll see on any platform going forward will be for cute puppies, and a few sweet kittens.

Are you two open for debate on de-funding OP clans that beat us every day? If so you might have my vote.

 

 


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twirlingtowardsfreedom #6 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:24 PM

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it's good feedback and worth bringing up; I'd suggest creating a support ticket as well. Wargaming is pretty firm on keeping things apolitical on discord and the forum though not so much with in game names.

 

They (or more precisely the service they partner with for them) absolutely can control the ads; that's why we don't see pornographic ads popping up and so many ads are targeted at young or potentially naive game consumer bases. 



oicram1 #7 Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:49 PM

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View PostKiwi_Kebab, on 19 June 2020 - 10:09 AM, said:

I'm not sure how advertising works, but when it comes to ads, you're the product not the customer. Advertisers pay to have you see their content. The platform can choose what advertisements they show, but in my experience very few are all that picky. 

 

Facebook ads are the worst. Some of them are actual scam businesses that FB continues to allow on their site, which sullies the many legitimate advertisers on the platform. Facebook doesn't care that much as, like I said, the advertisers are the paying customers and the users are the product they are "buying".


Facebook is a legit hole of crap. I wish I could just lie and say I found it on YouTube so it must be true, but reviewing peer reviewed scientific studies for my Master's have reinforced my BSometer. 


 

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acrisis #8 Posted 19 June 2020 - 04:25 PM

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Next time, take a screenshot, add it to a support ticket.


I agree that political ads shouldn't be part of the wotb gaming experience. In wotb, wowsb, ... my ads are 100% for other ( often rather amateuristic looking ) games?  

On youtube though, there's a been a lot of deceptive ads from the local power company and several for local politics. I know a couple of the wotb youtubers we all " know " and view, probably wouldn't want there to be political ads, but who knows if they can exclude them? 

 

I suspect those deceptive ads and attack ads are purely google adsense + highest bidder + my/your location. 


 

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Tenmilegamer #9 Posted 19 June 2020 - 05:25 PM

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Yeah,I'll try a screenshot/ticket. Thanks for the idea

Ajax_Retro #10 Posted 19 June 2020 - 05:26 PM

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What political ads. All I'm getting is State of Survival ads before it was Raid Shadow Legends.   

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Oh no..... Former Soviet Union political meddling....... Say it aint so..:teethhappy:

acrisis #12 Posted 19 June 2020 - 08:34 PM

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Also, the ads are served by a third party outfit, named Unity, and they have a report function ... click on the hand symbol lower left, then there’s a report function. 

 

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Silver_Lions #13 Posted 19 June 2020 - 10:26 PM

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View Post_Cletus, on 19 June 2020 - 10:14 AM, said:

IMO, the only scam political ads that should show up would be for the Cletus/Ronaldus 2020 campaign.  If you vote for us, I promise the only ads you'll see on any platform going forward will be for cute puppies, and a few sweet kittens.


What, not beer, pizza, afternoon naps? The kitten thing is pure pandering to MarbearCat.  You have lost the endorsement of the 68th Armor Btn.   We shall find every statue to Cletus &Ronaldus, and tear it down. 



Silver_Lions #14 Posted 19 June 2020 - 10:30 PM

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View Postacrisis, on 19 June 2020 - 11:25 AM, said:

Next time, take a screenshot, add it to a support ticket.


I agree that political ads shouldn't be part of the wotb gaming experience. In wotb, wowsb, ... my ads are 100% for other ( often rather amateuristic looking ) games?  

On youtube though, there's a been a lot of deceptive ads from the local power company and several for local politics. I know a couple of the wotb youtubers we all " know " and view, probably wouldn't want there to be political ads, but who knows if they can exclude them? 

 

I suspect those deceptive ads and attack ads are purely google adsense + highest bidder + my/your location. 

Acrisis, what your saying makes sense, but could it also be from players now signing in with their Apple account that pops up since 6.8? 



Tenmilegamer #15 Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:41 AM

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It's exactly this sort of commenting that I wish to avoid.

Texas_Tyrant #16 Posted 21 June 2020 - 08:05 PM

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View Postacrisis, on 19 June 2020 - 02:34 PM, said:

Also, the ads are served by a third party outfit, named Unity, and they have a report function ... click on the hand symbol lower left, then there’s a report function. 


As said above, from a 3rd party. From another person, your the product not the add. Bot statements are true. WG does not have any control over the adds as far as I know. You get adds based on what you research. If I look up furniture on my internet browser, adds of furniture will appear on FB, social media crap, blah bla blah. Adds are customized via algorithms to the specific person in hopes that you'll click on something of interest too you. Thats how they get paid.  


 

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Tenmilegamer #17 Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:51 AM

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I have not seen any political ads recently. It seems that perhaps WOT was able to influence the ad content, and if so, I am very grateful. 

 

I come here to escape from that crazy world of politics and stuff.






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