The Other "Poppressed Ads" Problem – The Shock of Seeing Actual Ads
Yes there are a lot of family oriented blogs on WordPress. With that said, is there anything that us family friendly bloggers can do? Should we email our concerns to staff?
I would say that they need to contact staff directly and inquire about this since all we volunteers on the forums can do is speculate really. I do think it is something that staff needs to publicly clarify. The thing is, NO ONE should have to pay $30 per year to keep children from seeing stuff that might be in appropriate.
By video capability for my friend’s blog I meant the ability to have the videos run straight from the free WordPress blog as opposed to via a Youtube link as appears to the the case with current free blogs.
To be able to upload videos here they would have to have the videopress upgrade and depending on the number and length of the videos, they might also need the space upgrade as well in the future.
Neither of those is essential. In fact, for my nonprofit clients I strongly recommend YouTube, as it gets a whole other platform of exposure and community support for their videos.
@sacredpath I don’t think you totally understand the space upgrades. If you previously had bought the 5, 15, 25, 50 GB upgrades, you still have to pay for them annually in addition to the 100 GB upgrade. It’s cumulative. And for video intensive long-term blogs, the large amount of space is needed. Thanks.
Yes, I do know that, but I doubt there are many that have bought the 100GB upgrade.
@sacredpath Well, I don’t know who has and who hasn’t either, but I do know that I did.
Not a bunch, but more than I thought.
How do you find that out? I’m fascinated.
And of course that’s on top of the Videopress upgrade, because it doesn’t matter how many space upgrades you have, unless you have the Videopress upgrade you can’t upload and embed videos directly in your WordPress.com blog.
/scratching head. Something doesn’t sound right. disembedded, are you saying that you have 195GB worth of storage *in use*?
195GB, though not all are currently being used.
This is probably old news to some of you, but I just found the mothership from which the panned PopPressed ads were being beamed.):
(The ads beneath my blogs were not linking to the site, so I had to Google it.) I really did’nt know until today that this was a WordPress enterprise:
“New Pop Culture Website PopPressed Just Launched!
We’re very excited to announce that Inhabitat is going to be taking part in PopPressed – a new WordPress website dedicated to showcasing pop culture. Born as a collaboration between WordPress and Federated Media, PopPressed is a unique site that features daily arts and style coverage from around the web (like Inhabitat). The site is presented and supported by Lexus’ new CT Hybrid, and promises to bring you “the freshest in culture” via photos and features. And so far, they have delivered!” (PopPressed)
WordPress’s involvement in this makes me a tad pessimistic about “satisfactory” resolution of this issue. I would like to be wrong on this, but those of you who said the ads were here to stay were probably right on the money. So given this probable writing on the wall it’s probably wise to start making plans right now. Like I said before, there are posts and blogs I don’t care to sacrifice to this enterprise – but by the same token there are posts and blogs I will not “donate” to this cause. New bloggers will join WordPress and ads will be part of the landscape – and the sun will rise again.
My name is Mooga, but you can call me Darth
This isn’t news to me. When the complaints first surfaced I looked into it and I blogged about this partnership on March 20th, 2011 http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/03/20/wordpress-com-partnerships-popping-up-all-over/
Suddenly the room feels more illuminated than it was a few minutes ago. Beyond ads issue, it was great to be reminded about WordPress’ redistribution rights. It’s a cautionary tale about negotiating the legalistic obstacle course around here.
So, praytell, what happens to those redistribution rights after one migrates one’s posts or blogs from here then?
I have bookmarked your link for later. Thanks a bunch.
My name is Mooga, but you can call me Darth
@ timethief Thanks.
Thanks for your input, folks (especially TT for the link – missed that somehow). Having been absent from the forums for some months due to serious illness, I was totally unaware of this.
No sign of this on my blog, as yet. I use FF but I’ve just had a look using IE and so far so good.
I’d be seriously brassed off if this egregious crap affected my blog (and I suppose it will), but given the time and effort invested in it, a switch to .ORG, or whatever, and effectively starting again from scratch, has few attractions (not least because I may not be around long enough to rebuild my readership).
I suppose the best I can do, in the hope of not having my readers pissed off too much, is publish a prominent disclaimer.
What kind of wording are people using for these disclaimers and where are they putting them?
Hello there and g’day to you. I have disclaimers posted in both blogs in text widgets in the sidebars and on my About pages. This is the wording I used for them:
Please note that any ads you see on this blog are placed here by WordPress.com. The Administrators of this blog have no connection to or financial interest in any of the promoted products and/or services and gain no income from any advertising displayed on this blog.
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