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CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from Columbus, Ohio, USA
Literally A Princess
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:17:05 PM

(emphasis mine)

we require publishers to check that the webpages containing their ad code complies with our program policies.
I may be misinterpreting this, but could it be as simple as "don't display ads on NSFW pages"?

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:17:56 PM

I think it means we can put stuff behind a click through message saying something to the effect of "Material past here may not be family-friendly," and that everything on the other side of that boundary will not have Google ads. The other side of the boundary will have the forum, those tropes we feel are safer to have there (like Fetish, Pron, Troper Tales), etc..

Other step to tighten up commenting and other editing would have to be shown, as well.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:21:23 PM by FastEddie

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TomoeMichieru Samurai Troper from Huntsville AL
Samurai Troper
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:19:30 PM

^^That's true. However, if we've already been shut off from Google, isn't it pretty much a lifetime ban?

Swordplay and writing blog. Purveyor of weeaboo fightin' magic.
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:19:46 PM

I put something on this page's discussion page, didn't want to put it on the Cut List just yet for some reason.

Iaculus Pronounced YAK-you-luss from England
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:20:16 PM

^^^ We may need to apply that policy to our poor Fan Fic Recommendations pages as well - several of the stories linked there are decidedly NSFW.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:20:46 PM by Iaculus

What's precedent ever done for us?
IYellalot READY! from The Flower Kingdom
READY!
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:21:41 PM

I'd like to apologize to everyone for creating the "FUCK YOU GOOGLE" thread on their help forums.

Discover the rest as the game progresses.
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:22:05 PM

Other step to tighten up commenting and other editing would have to be shown, as well.
Would Our Super-Strict Language Policy change? It's hard to tell, they're mostly concerned with pictures and all...

edited 27th Oct '10 8:22:43 PM by blamspam

IYellalot READY! from The Flower Kingdom
READY!
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:23:20 PM

I'd much rather TV Tropes find a new ad service than censor everything, by the way.

Discover the rest as the game progresses.
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:23:51 PM

[up][up] All outbound links will likely have to go through one of those "Leaving TV Tropes" things everyone despises.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:24:05 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:24:30 PM

[up][up]We've already gone over this. We currently cannot find a revenue source as lucrative as Google.

Please, only post something if you can add something constructive to what we are currently planning.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:24:40 PM by Cliche

CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from Columbus, Ohio, USA
Literally A Princess
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:25:10 PM

Fast Eddie's 302 (I see no need to quote it) makes me think that maybe the change won't be as doom-filled as I initially feared.

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Meophist from Toronto, Canada
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Cure Candy
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:25:32 PM

OMG this is bull**** I mean seriously? wow google are asshats. way to censor the f***ing internet.

The offsite can run another set of ads? a script tool (like a firefox addon) that users could download could skip that now leaving tvtropes thing probably.

Cutting anything would ruin the wiki.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:29:36 PM by Raso

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TomoeMichieru Samurai Troper from Huntsville AL
Samurai Troper
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:25:41 PM

Here's an idea: how does The Other Wiki support itself? Ads or donations?

If they do ads, why don't we look for their ad supporter?

Swordplay and writing blog. Purveyor of weeaboo fightin' magic.
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:25:59 PM

Several hours ago I was going to put Fetish Fuel on the Cut List.

Should I?

Meophist from Toronto, Canada
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:26:11 PM

The Other Wiki runs off substantial donations. Different scale from this site.

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from Columbus, Ohio, USA
Literally A Princess
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:26:12 PM

I'm pretty sure Wikipedia doesn't do ads, except their own ads for donations.

Ninja'd.

^^ While there's no harm in merely cutlisting something, I think at this point the idea is to move these things, not delete them.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:27:10 PM by CentralAvenue

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RocketDude Face Time from AZ, United States
Face Time
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:26:34 PM

Donations. Buttloads of donations.

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Meophist from Toronto, Canada
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:27:07 PM

"Several hours ago I was going to put Fetish Fuel on the Cut List."

No, Fast Eddie will cut if needed.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:27:20 PM by Meophist

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
Chalkos Sidequest Proliferator from The Internets
Sidequest Proliferator
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:27:21 PM

I suppose it's not possible to blacklist ads from appearing on particular pages. The problem with an entirely separate server is the massively increased hassle for everyone involved, I'm afraid. I know I just might not bother with half the wiki if it was on an entirely separate page behind a DON'T SUE US barrier.

Marioguy128 Geomancer from various galaxies
Geomancer
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:28:42 PM

I think it means we can put stuff behind a click through message saying something to the effect of "Material past here may not be family-friendly, " and that everything on the other side of that boundary will not have Google ads. The other side of the boundary will have the forum, those tropes we feel are safer to have there (like Fetish, Pron, Troper Tales), etc..

This can be disabled by people who have handles?

Anyways I appreciate your efforts to keep this wiki alive Fast Eddie.

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Chubert highly secure from California
highly secure
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:29:41 PM

Should we make a thread about forum topics that need to be cut, or will the mods go through all of them on their own?

Also, if google doesn't take foul language, we could always put in an auto-censor.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:30:04 PM by Chubert

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Oct 27th 2010 at 8:30:51 PM

Fast Eddie said the forum will be part of the section with no ads, so I believe there's no need for that.

edited 27th Oct '10 8:31:14 PM by Cliche

FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:31:29 PM

That doesn't sound like a good idea, for several reasons.

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CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from Columbus, Ohio, USA
Literally A Princess
Oct 27th 2010 at 8:32:15 PM

If the forum—even just the right side—is on the no-ads server, what will pay for it?

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