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{{shortcut|WW:BA}}
 
'''Follow the instructions below to report ads that violate Blizzard's WoW ToU (gold ads, powerlevelling services, exploit information). Note that ''guides'' are not ToU violations!'''
 
'''Follow the instructions below to report ads that violate Blizzard's WoW ToU (gold ads, powerlevelling services, exploit information). Note that ''guides'' are not ToU violations!'''
 
'''Also - review the advertisers here: http://reviews.wikia.com'''
 
   
 
[[wikia:Wikia|Wikia]] wants users to only see good quality advertisements, and thus we have a system for reporting "bad" ads, as shown below.<ref>http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Bad_advertisements</ref>
 
[[wikia:Wikia|Wikia]] wants users to only see good quality advertisements, and thus we have a system for reporting "bad" ads, as shown below.<ref>http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Bad_advertisements</ref>
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Each ad has a small URL below it, this is the address that's needed. See the image at the right for an example.
 
Each ad has a small URL below it, this is the address that's needed. See the image at the right for an example.
   
Collect the data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
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Collect the data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact/bad-ad]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
   
 
=== Other ads ===
 
=== Other ads ===
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#If a Flash player menu appears (which is likely for animated ads)
 
#If a Flash player menu appears (which is likely for animated ads)
 
#*Ignore the Flash menu
 
#*Ignore the Flash menu
#*On the Firefox toolbar, click "Tools" => "Page Info"
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#*On the Firefox toolbar, click "Tools" &rarr; "Page Info"
 
#*Select the "Media" tab from the Page Info pop-up
 
#*Select the "Media" tab from the Page Info pop-up
 
#*Look through the list of address for a very long URL, its probably the longest URL in the list
 
#*Look through the list of address for a very long URL, its probably the longest URL in the list
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#Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
 
#Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
 
#If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
 
#If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
#Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
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#Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact/bad-ad]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
   
 
==== Internet Explorer instructions ====
 
==== Internet Explorer instructions ====
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#Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
 
#Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
 
#If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
 
#If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
#Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
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#Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to <code>community@wikia-inc.com</code> or use [[Special:Contact/bad-ad]] and your removal request will be evaluated.
   
 
Remember, all advertisement removal requests are considered on a '''''case by case basis''''' and while all complaints will be accepted, not all can be removed.
 
Remember, all advertisement removal requests are considered on a '''''case by case basis''''' and while all complaints will be accepted, not all can be removed.

Latest revision as of 03:57, February 1, 2013

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Follow the instructions below to report ads that violate Blizzard's WoW ToU (gold ads, powerlevelling services, exploit information). Note that guides are not ToU violations!

Wikia wants users to only see good quality advertisements, and thus we have a system for reporting "bad" ads, as shown below.[1]

Bad ads might include, but are not limited to:

  • Inappropriate for your wiki (e.g. adult-themed ads on a wiki aimed at children).
  • With regards to gaming wikis, ads about exploits and cheating may be considered.
  • Ads that move rapidly and interminably, flash in bright colors, or otherwise disrupt the senses so as to make the article on which it is embedded difficult to read.

Please note that advertisement removal requests are considered on a case by case basis and while all complaints will be accepted, not all can be removed.

Reporting a bad advertisement Edit

Google Text advertisments Edit

Google BadAD

Each ad has a small URL below it, this is the address that's needed. See the image at the right for an example.

Collect the data into an e-mail and send it to community@wikia-inc.com or use Special:Contact/bad-ad and your removal request will be evaluated.

Other ads Edit

Firefox instructions Edit

  1. Right click on the ad
  2. If the Element Properties box appears then copy the URL shown for "Image Properties - Location:". It's probably a very long URL so be sure to copy the whole line.
  3. If a Flash player menu appears (which is likely for animated ads)
    • Ignore the Flash menu
    • On the Firefox toolbar, click "Tools" → "Page Info"
    • Select the "Media" tab from the Page Info pop-up
    • Look through the list of address for a very long URL, its probably the longest URL in the list
    • Copy that URL
  4. Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
  5. If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
  6. Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to community@wikia-inc.com or use Special:Contact/bad-ad and your removal request will be evaluated.

Internet Explorer instructions Edit

  1. Right click on the ad
  2. Click properties
  3. Copy ad URL. Hint: You can click on the URL and press "CTRL-A" to get the whole thing at once
  4. Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
  5. If convenient, send a screenshot of the ad as well
  6. Collect the above data into an e-mail and send it to community@wikia-inc.com or use Special:Contact/bad-ad and your removal request will be evaluated.

Remember, all advertisement removal requests are considered on a case by case basis and while all complaints will be accepted, not all can be removed.

Typical ad URLEdit

This is an example of a typical ad URL:
http://content.mmanager.nmcxnnet.net/atmos/f9/43/f9439va8afb77a799ga9sg83.swf?clickTag=http%3A%2F%2Fads%2Drm%2Errroorrr%2Ecom%2Fasdf%asdfiaosdASDFASDF


References Edit

  1. ^ http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Bad_advertisements

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