Is anyone suspicious about the increase in the number of flash ads appearing to the right? -->

Some are even covering up text making it difficult to read what is on the right edge of the page. Can we convince Wikia to stick to non-flash google ads? -- Riffsyphon1024 17:12, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I totally support getting rid of Flash, period. - Sikon 17:13, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Good. I want to annihilate anything that says "click here, win a free something". -- Riffsyphon1024 17:19, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
      • I'm all for getting rid of them. But I think the chances of that happening are about as good as a snowballs chance on Mustafar. - JMAS 17:24, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • If it's not open source, Sikon won't touch it. :P Anyway, The ads are annoying, but luckily I have a really good ad blocker that blocks most of them. I wouldn't mind getting rid of them all, but I guess Wikia needs to pay for the servers somehow. StarNeptuneTalk to me! 17:29, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
      • Ah, but Adblock and Adblock Plus are open source. Sadly, some of us are locked into Internet Exploiter at work, but I don't have to worry about obnoxious ads at home. A bigger concern is the Zwinky and Imvu ads which are not really work-safe. My comments about them have gone unnoticed. -- Darth Culator (Talk)(Kills) 19:28, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I should note that the only time I've seen these in particular is on IE, and the only time I ever use IE is on campus when Firefox is not available. It appears then on Firefox, I have not seen them (yet). -- Riffsyphon1024 20:44, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Found a computer with Firefox and the ads are spotty. Sometimes you'll see a Windows Live or a Monster ad, and nothing at all, except for the Wikia Spotlight in the corner, but nothing compared to what I saw earlier today. -- Riffsyphon1024 20:52, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I think it is becoming a little bit frustrating. Trey 23:49, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Hello. I am Atarumaster88. I hate these stupid Zwinky and IMVU ads. Not only are they barely safe for work, they are annoying and make me want to run out and get hit with an inflatable forklift. I hope that the Wikia types make a good decision and pull them. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Audience Chamber) 02:55, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
  • In addition to being offensive and covering up text/pictures, since they have started appearing, they have slowed down page downloads on Wookieepedia by several seconds, from about 1 to 3-5, depending on page length. I have a 100mbps cable internet connection. You do the math. tzzA 21:13, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Okay, so what I am reading is:

  • "Flash ads are really bad and annoying, please get rid of them if possible."
  • "At the very least, the imvu and zwinky ads absolutely must go, not family-friendly."

Right? --Splarka (talk) 02:56, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

    • Pretty much. Ads that force themselves on top of wide pages and images are bad enough. Ads that do that with pictures of barely-legal anime schoolgirls in minimal clothing are unacceptable. -- Darth Culator (Talk)(Kills) 02:59, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Bill has been in touch with one of our providers, and nagged about ugly ads. I'll also pass on to him the specific ones that are a problem. Hopefully they will sort this -- Sannse 17:23, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
We will work to eliminate the offensive ones and to decrease the flash ads. Let's see how far we get this week and revisit then. Thanks for the input. -- BillK (talk) 07:02, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Hello everyone, Terry Foote here, and I work with BillK on the ad system. Just wanted to let you know that I've removed the offensive anime ads. If one happens to find its way on the sight again, please let me know by sending me an email at terry at wikia dot com, or find me at #wikia on IRC. My IRC name is TerryFoote. Best regards, Terry Foote 15:27, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm still seeing the Zwinky girl in her underwear. That's the kind of ad you see on a porn site or a warez site, not an encyclopedia. I don't want people at work looking over my shoulder and thinking Wookieepedia is a porn site. Can we make the unclothed Zwinky girl go away? -- Darth Culator (Talk)(Kills) 19:03, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
  • File:Zwinky must die.JPG
    • Also, another ad that may be questionable. For example, on smaller resolutions, one mis-look from a boss, teacher, parent, etc. may see only the big bolded letters at the top of the ad. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 04:31, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

File:Ad1.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Note the big, bold letters.

      • Per Darth Culator- please make this site scantily-clad-Zwinky-free! Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Audience Chamber) 06:15, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
        • Hi - We are working with our ad network on this. No promises yet, but we're trying. Thanks for your patience. -- -- BillK (talk) 19:57, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
          • DESTROY ALL ADS!! (i vote for permanent elimination of them).Unsigned comment by *Xerxes* (talk • contribs).
            • You'll be the first to pay for a subscription then, right? ;) -Fnlayson 17:54, 30 March 2007 (UTC)