Explicit Advertising on Wincustomize.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by LittleBearJason | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Today I came across this ad on the site:

 

 

 

Then when you mouse over, you get this:

 

 

I have no problems with these ads, but didnt know they were becoming more direct with words rather then explaining the situation in an alternate form.

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Jafo
Reply #1 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 5:29 PM

Login...you won't see the ad...

Other than that I don't see what it is you're having a problem with...

LightStar
Reply #2 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 5:30 PM

I am sure those ads come from a service that WC is using, over which they have no control. I would not take the initial ad too seriously, it is evidently just an attention getter.

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 5:53 PM

While both responses #'s 1 and 2 are correct, Jason Carver is also.

That is a particularly abhorrent word. It is "Over the top" advertising deliberately meant to be shocking, but this is supposed to be a family site also.

I believe a case could be made for modifying the nature of permitted advertising.

Just a historical note - a fag or faggot was a small sheaf of dry grass/straw used to ignite the fire of those burned at the stake. Great image.

Jafo
Reply #4 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 6:44 PM

The issue of bullying, both online and off is a very real one....and it'd be totally ridiculous to have the comment sanitised to....

"Who are you calling a person-of-questionable-sexual-preference-and-or-a-bunch-of-sticks?"

The whole premise is insult/abuse/bullying so the wording is entirely valid/justifiable.

For the sake of potentially helping just one victim of abuse/bullying I'd rather see MORE antagonistic/shocking advertising, not less.

Aside from that, the advertising on Wincustomize.com is out-sourced so other than conditions pertaining to no porn, etc.  the Ad content is outside our interference....

bmetelsky
Reply #5 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:05 PM

For the sake of potentially helping just one victim of abuse/bullying I'd rather see MORE antagonistic/shocking advertising, not less.

I agree with Jafo and can appreciate the sentiment of the ad.

starkers
Reply #6 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:08 PM

That is a particularly abhorrent word.

In the UK, some of the former colonies also, fag is slang for cigarette... so it is not necessarily an insult/abhorrent to everyone.

Disturbedcomputer
Reply #7 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:14 PM

Login...you won't see the ad...

 

Shouldn't that be Subscribe to Wincustomize?  Because I seen the same add and I ALWAYS Login as I use Robo Form and it takes me here and logs me in.....

willistuder
Reply #8 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:58 PM

If you look at the ad, you'll see GLSEN in the lower left corner. That's an organization started and run by Kevin Jennings, President Obama's "Safe Schools Czar". Check out this link to find out some of the things he wants to make schools safe for. A Google search on GLSEN or Kevin Jennings will be revealing. I appreciate that Wincustomize is not responsible for producing the content of the ads, but GLSEN is for a lot more than promoting tolerance, and here they are on Wincustomize.

http://biggovernment.com/tag/glsen/

Jafo
Reply #9 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:21 PM

Oh, goodie....let's politicise everything.

If you look hard enough in sufficiently obscure and left-wing/right-wing circles you will find all sorts of bullshit.

The content of this advertisement [the topic of the OP] is not something of issue.  If you wish to sidetrack hijack the thread into political bashing for whatever reason...do so on a blog somewhere....where it can be ignored [by me]...

ZubaZ
Reply #10 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:33 PM

Oh, goodie....let's politicise everything.

If you look hard enough in sufficiently obscure and left-wing/right-wing circles you will find all sorts of bullshit.

The content of this advertisement [the topic of the OP] is not something of issue.  If you wish to sidetrack hijack the thread into political bashing for whatever reason...do so on a blog somewhere....where it can be ignored [by me]...
Brilliant!

angus1949
Reply #11 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:45 PM

Oh, goodie....let's politicise everything.

If you look hard enough in sufficiently obscure and left-wing/right-wing circles you will find all sorts of bullshit.

The content of this advertisement [the topic of the OP] is not something of issue. If you wish to sidetrack hijack the thread into political bashing for whatever reason...do so on a blog somewhere....where it can be ignored [by me]...
We need a clapping hands smiley.

Nimbin
Reply #12 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:04 PM

i can't really see the problem, There are far worse things to worry about other than some little banner ad on a website. Not that i see ad's anyway . Thats the beauty of being a subscriber.

warreni
Reply #13 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:20 PM

The issue of bullying, both online and off is a very real one....and it'd be totally ridiculous to have the comment sanitised to....

"Who are you calling a person-of-questionable-sexual-preference-and-or-a-bunch-of-sticks?"

The whole premise is insult/abuse/bullying so the wording is entirely valid/justifiable.

 

I have to agree. The term is clearly used to make a point here (and this IS a PG-13 site).

 

Phoon
Reply #14 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:21 PM

Perhaps if everyone watches a little more Oprah we can all learn to wine a little more and find other ways to turn words in to something that doesn't hurt somebodys feelings. Then, in a few years they can find those new words offensive and come up with something else!!!

I'm just sick of political correctness and the lack of common sense associated with it.

Now... back to shit that REALLY matters!!

starkers
Reply #15 Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:36 AM

I'm just sick of political correctness and the lack of common sense associated with it.

Here, here!  Political correctness has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous, and frankly, I'd like to see the end of it, with the proponents of PC being strung up by the gonads... (0oops, that wouldsnt be politically correct, would it?)

Here in Oz we had a store Santa sacked because he used "ho, ho, ho", for crying out loud.  Yeah, right, like he had three ho's sitting on his knee and they were offended.  As far as I recall, Santa's ho, ho, ho was around long before the slang tem 'ho' came into being.... therefore it should stand and the PCers can go get stuffed.

Anyway, back to the OP!  When I saw the 'explicit' title, I was rather hoping it would lead to an explicit link giving 99% off Playboy subscriptions (because I'm NOT politically correct), but no such luck.

Phoon
Reply #16 Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:40 AM

strung up by the gonads... (0oops, that wouldsnt be politically correct, would it?)

Here in Oz we had a store Santa sacked because he used "ho, ho, ho", for crying out loud.

Oh goodness.. that is top of the line grade a bullshit.

However, you cannot say Gonads, Sacked, and Ho, Ho, Ho all in the same post or they will finger you as a PC blasphemer.

 

afterthought: can we still hang Balls from our Christmas trees without being labled a sexist?

DPCloud
Reply #17 Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:02 AM

or they will finger you

        

DrJBHL
Reply #18 Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:04 AM

 

afterthought: can we still hang Balls from our Christmas trees without being labled a sexist?[/quote]

 

Wellll.....most of us can....jk, Phoon...you're on the side of the angels in this one. 

 

 

 

[quote who="DPCloud" reply="17" id="2478578"]or they will finger you

        

 

starkers
Reply #19 Thursday, December 17, 2009 12:24 PM

Oh goodness.. that is top of the line grade a bullshit.

Yup, true story... A Santa in Melbourne got sacked for going "ho, ho, ho". Piss weak, ain't it!!

However, you cannot say Gonads, Sacked, and Ho, Ho, Ho all in the same post or they will finger you as a PC blasphemer.

Ok, so I get fingered!  (good luck to 'em, with lashings of curried cabbage on board).

So, (in for a penny in for a pound) would I be ho, ho, hoed if somebody fingered my sack, tore a hole in it, and my gonads fell out while hanging balls on the Christmas tree in the nude to deliberately upset the nosey neighbour bitch who spies on my place with a f**king telescope in the hope she'll get her jollies off knowing my business???

Wizard1956
Reply #20 Thursday, December 17, 2009 12:45 PM

starkers

Oh goodness.. that is top of the line grade a bullshit.


Yup, true story... A Santa in Melbourne got sacked for going "ho, ho, ho". Piss weak, ain't it!!


However, you cannot say Gonads, Sacked, and Ho, Ho, Ho all in the same post or they will finger you as a PC blasphemer.


Ok, so I get fingered!  (good luck to 'em, with lashings of curried cabbage on board).

So, (in for a penny in for a pound) would I be ho, ho, hoed if somebody fingered my sack, tore a hole in it, and my gonads fell out while hanging balls on the Christmas tree in the nude to deliberately upset the nosey neighbour bitch who spies on my place with a f**king telescope in the hope she'll get her jollies off knowing my business???


 You really know how to put the  X back into *X-Mas.

*Not to be confused with the actual holiday of Christmas.

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