The Other "Poppressed Ads" Problem – The Shock of Seeing Actual Ads

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  • #603081

    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?
    Thanks.

    #603082

    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.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #603086

    darthmooga
    Member

    @ thesacredpath

    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.

    #603093

    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.

    #603104

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #603128

    disembedded
    Member

    @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.

    #603132

    Yes, I do know that, but I doubt there are many that have bought the 100GB upgrade.

    #603134

    disembedded
    Member

    @sacredpath Well, I don’t know who has and who hasn’t either, but I do know that I did.

    #603138

    disembedded
    Member

    -30-

    #603141

    Not a bunch, but more than I thought.

    #603142

    raincoaster
    Member

    How do you find that out? I’m fascinated.

    #603143

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    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*?

    #603228

    disembedded
    Member

    195GB, though not all are currently being used.

    #603234

    darthmooga
    Member

    This is probably old news to some of you, but I just found the mothership from which the panned PopPressed ads were being beamed.):

    http://poppressed.com/

    (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:

    http://inhabitat.com/new-pop-culture-website-poppressed-just-launched/

    “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

    #603236

    timethief
    Member

    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/

    #603238

    darthmooga
    Member

    @ timethief

    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

    #603243

    disembedded
    Member

    @ timethief Thanks.

    #603257

    ronsrealm
    Member

    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.

    #603277

    theianfox
    Member

    What kind of wording are people using for these disclaimers and where are they putting them?

    #603279

    timethief
    Member

    @theianfox
    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:

    Advertising
    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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