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Am I the only one who has a problem with religious ads in Timelines

I thought the partnership with ironsource was scummy and the offer wall was bad. It goes well beyond that!

I just watched an ad to double a cadet offer, and this was what greeted me. Apparently TP isn't above taking money from the Christian lobby either:

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Religious ads should have no place in the game, full stop. I'm also done watching ads and spending money with Timelines until they can better vet their ads and advertising partnerships.
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  • Fi®3wallFi®3wall ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Lol. I've never seen one of those. Bible app
  • Never seen a religious ad here. But I have seen political ads and other things I don’t agree with. It is what it is.
  • Veterinary PhloxVeterinary Phlox ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've never gotten religious ads. Could use geographic data, though. I'm also under the impression STT utilizes a few third party programs to manage ads. I know some are specifically marked as managed by a Unity service.
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  • Bylo BandBylo Band ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you do not like an ad, flag it. It is that simple.
  • CalhounCalhoun ✭✭✭✭
    I'd take those over the deceptive (eg Homescapes) or outright scummy (the supposed Paypal deposit games) ads that I used to get all the time.

    These days most of mine are government messages about covid, which is something of an improvement.
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
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  • [10F] gobolts07 [10F] gobolts07 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I pay so little attention to the ads that I’ve never even thought about it.

    They seem to be all medical items that have no relation to me or ads for some guy getting burned alive trying to escape a shark, zombies, or the Wild West.

    I don’t really care what they are as long as it’s not endorsing human trafficking or something of the ilk.
  • ~peregrine~~peregrine~ ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just stop watching them. Lend your voice.
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  • I have no problem with the ads because it's an ad that provides TP with revenue that keeps the company afloat.

    Does anyone know if the ads are actually ran by a third party a la offer wall?
  • Legate Damar Legate Damar ✭✭✭✭✭
    The picture shows Unity Ads. I’ve seen the ad before, didn’t bother me any. I’m not religious but I think my wife has the app. I actually hate the game ads that promise thousands of dollars in winnings.
  • I wish I got that ad.
  • SSR BarkleySSR Barkley ✭✭✭✭✭
    instead of complaining about anything you possibly can, you could just ... skip the ad?
    /SSR/ Barkley
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    edited June 2020
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  • Princess TristaPrincess Trista ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I thought the partnership with ironsource was scummy and the offer wall was bad. It goes well beyond that!

    I just watched an ad to double a cadet offer, and this was what greeted me. Apparently TP isn't above taking money from the Christian lobby either:

    nwxekhrz8crn.png


    Religious ads should have no place in the game, full stop. I'm also done watching ads and spending money with Timelines until they can better vet their ads and advertising partnerships.

    Don't click on it. No one is making you click on it.

    Besides, why would they allow STFC advertise here? That is competition. But they do.
  • ~peregrine~~peregrine~ ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've never gotten anything but ads for other games and the occasional blog. I'm currently wrangling six week and a half old kittens. I could get porn ads featuring Satan and a goat and not notice. Ads are left to play (or the start up sequence when I get bounced) while I see:
    a( Why are they crying?
    B( Why are they quiet?
    Lol, Daisy is doing much better with this litter though.

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  • W.W. CarlisleW.W. Carlisle ✭✭✭✭✭
    @~peregrine~ Thank you. I am unrepentantly honest and, while it bothers some, what you see is what you get.
    I'm not sure why people hold the ads here to a different standard than TV or radio. If they are age appropriate, we don't have to enjoy them. They serve a purpose. The game gets money from a fourth party, via a third party ad source and we get something for it, that is actually better than other media ads where you get nothing for enduring it. They pay, so we can play.
    Really though, I'm dealing with home renovations, storm damage to the barn, raccoons in the chicken houses, and, better parenting aside, Daisy's a large litter with one having an injury (sprain or hairline fracture) to a back foot and another with some sort of neuro-muscular issue. Verbena's foot will heal, but the little guy holds his head sideways and has next to no balance. He barrel rolls around and around. He may outgrow the worst of it or he may need a brace/wheelchair and special accommodations for life.
    Oh well, I've done this before. Narcolepsy/epilepsy, missing/damaged limbs, blind, inner ear issue, dwarfism, spinal injuries,... His father has a permanently crooked foot, his uncle a food allergy and loses his hair, and his grandfather has to eat kitten chow or he vomits. My gang is demanding, but worth it.
    I play to relax for a bit. I don't really care who funds my Timelines habit, so long as it isn't a risk to me.
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  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wait, you were still using ads between the release of the offer wall and now? Sheesh. :p

    That being said - if you don’t like an ad, flag it. If you’re having trouble doing that in the game, there’s a relevant topic in the Engineering Room (https://forum.disruptorbeam.com/stt/discussion/11478/ads-issues-concerns-post-here#latest) you can go to.
  • Exanimus wrote: »
    This is SJW think. It's an ad. That's it. Choosing not to allow certain groups to buy ad space is discrimination, and worse it's censorship. Everyone has the right to speak, everyone has the right to agree or disagree.

    If you saw an ad for a local kindergarten would you think the people making the game were trying to support sending adults to kindergarten? If you saw an ad for pizza would you accuse them of trying to force you to eat pizza? If you don't like peanut butter does everyone who likes peanut butter have to be prevented from seeing ads that would be useful to them?

    I'm not religious, and I don't care who is and who isn't. Thinking the game supports every ad is like thinking your favourite celebrity is trying to send you messages through the TV. It's insane.

    You're right that there is a decoupling between what is permitted and what is promoted, but wrong in thinking private platforms aren't free to discriminate in some ways.

    I've no problem with a religious ad, I've also no problem if TP/WRG banned them - their gaff, their rules, and we've a right to pipe up about things, but not to expect them anything to be done about them so long as they're legal.

    Personally I'm not offended by the ad, it's just for the Bible. Hardly the Catholic Church advertising itself as a NAMBLA safe space.
  • ~peregrine~~peregrine~ ✭✭✭✭✭
    Y’all need to chill, for real. Calm your minds and consider that you might be wrong. God knows I have been wrong here more times than I can shake a fist at.

    Be cool. ☮️
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  • IronagedaveIronagedave ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
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