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  • cubbymoore 9 Apr 2013 14:08:25 36,503 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    So pandas can fuck off.
    That's the problem, they can't!!

    *waa waa*
  • ED209 12 Apr 2013 22:29:13 505 posts
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    These links are no longer 'normal' adverts (if they ever were). They are now fake news stories of the 'One Weird Old Tip' variety. Please remove them from the site or make them more obviously non-eurogamer approved gumph.
    If you don't you are a part of the problem and I hate you now.

    Samantha Janus?

  • mrpon 12 Apr 2013 22:33:05 29,406 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    You guys still using HD view? Portable is way forward.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • ED209 12 Apr 2013 22:38:36 505 posts
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    mrpon's wierd old tip:
    mrpon wrote:
    You guys still using HD view? Portable is way forward.
    Fuck it's everywhere! Like some sort of computerised influenza infection or 'virus'.

    Samantha Janus?

  • Load_2.0 12 Apr 2013 22:41:10 19,508 posts
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    No Hovis here, just very angry, graphic pornography for me.
  • Physically_Insane 12 Apr 2013 22:52:58 9,107 posts
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    I would happily pay a 1 - yes, a whole 1 - a year to get rid of ads. Instead I use adblock for free. Wait, I forget what point I'm trying to make here...

    Stay outta my booze!
  • LetsGo 12 Apr 2013 23:29:44 5,314 posts
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    Really not a fan of these either to be honest..
  • danathjo 13 Apr 2013 01:08:33 7,471 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    You guys still using HD view? Portable is way forward.
    well hello there, that's much nicer
    question is though would this effect EG's business model at all blocking out all the big side ads?
  • Azquelt 18 Apr 2013 22:48:02 3 posts
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    @sharpkiddie

    I'd can see clearly that it recommends things people actually click, every link has an alluring headline or thumbnail followed by a disappointing article.

    I'd be much less peeved if it recommended things people actually read.

    Secondly, you do yourselves a great disservice putting this crap directly underneath your links to related eurogamer stories. Unlike "More from the web...", EG actually contains well written and interesting articles.

    Now, at the bottom of every story there's a 3x2 grid of links where the top row link to interesting stories and the bottom row link to crappy stories with interesting headlines.
  • Mugwum Staff 19 Apr 2013 09:59:07 625 posts
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    Hey guys.

    Sorry the Outbrain stuff upsets you. I wrote something about it on a comment thread but I'll repost here:

    For those wondering, the "You may also like..." section is powered by Outbrain, which we're trialling as a way of handling related content (the first row of internal links) and paid links (the second row of external suggestions). We have the ability to block domains and topics if we're not happy with the content being displayed (for example, we've blocked all the UK tabloids to avoid sexist/hate-mongering rubbish) but some slip through and we have to deal with them once we see them or they're pointed out.

    Why have them at all, you might ask? For now it's an experiment. If we ultimately decide the balance is too hard to strike, or we just plain hate them, we'll get rid of them. But as our sales guys often have to turn down advert deals because I won't accept stuff like interstitials, advertorials or things that cover the whole frontpage content area by default (all pretty common on other gaming sites), when they find a passive and relatively benign way of bringing in extra cash I don't mind trying it. I still veto far more than I allow.

    Anyway, we appreciate your patience while we find the balance and we'll do our best to reduce the number of inappropriate or irrelevant links to as close to zero as possible.

    Tom
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 10:02:31
    Rest of the ads on the site are at least game related though. These have nothing to do with gaming whatsoever I think so appear even more jarring. It cheapens the experience of browsing the site IMO but I totally understand why you're trialling it. I'm one that doesn't really like them.
  • oupe 22 Apr 2013 18:16:10 84 posts
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    Mugwum wrote:
    Sorry the ...for example, we've blocked all the UK tabloids to avoid sexist/hate-mongering
    "Angry mob undresses woman and rip her clothing after she dressed provocatively (Your Jewish News)" still sounds pretty terrible to me. I'd probably pay to get this site ad free.

    Edited by oupe at 18:17:18 22-04-2013
  • DugBriderider 18 Jul 2013 12:09:40 530 posts
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    The internal "You may also like.." what is that based on? I used to always get a sexy bottom article from either Dead or Alive or Fire Emblam. Now I'm getting both I'm sure if their was a 3rd sexy bottom article I would get that soon and have tri-arse below every article I read.

    If I wanted to see ladies bottoms there are far better places on the internet to look, is it based on my profile? I do like ladies bottoms but I don't think its representative of 1000's of articles I view on EG.
  • nickthegun 18 Jul 2013 12:43:51 61,010 posts
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    I thought it was just me. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE MANY THUMBNAILS OF THAT DOA CHARACTERS ARSE

    Edited by nickthegun at 12:43:59 18-07-2013

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • El_MUERkO 18 Jul 2013 13:05:22 17,126 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    If your diet consisted of just eating bamboo all the time I doubt you'd want to inflict that misery on future generations either.
    A quick update on project Socks=Money, our attempts to genetically engineer meat eating pandas continues apace.
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