ForumTouchy Subjects ► NSFW ads on SFW sites
Recently I went on a manga site (not giving the link) to read a manga called kagerou project, and the ads were hentai.
Does anyone else find this gross or annoying?
  
I find it completely unsurprising, but yeah it’s pretty annoying when I’m trying to watch tv shows online and I see ads for some video game called “Bang This Vampire Wolf Bitch Sex Quest”. I like the websites though and they need ads.
  
Cutting to the core, do you believe businesses/websites should be required to regulate the advertisements that other companies pay them to advertise on their site? This quickly gets into regulation of speech on the internet. It's not as simple as "I don't like that ad when I chose to visit this site. They shouldn't do that."
  
I don't necessarily think it should be regulated, though I think it's certainly advisable for a website to do. For example, Google isn't required by law to have its safesearch feature, but it's nice not to accidentally run across porn when you aren't actively seeking it out.

Perhaps a middle ground might be to require ads to classify themselves as either SFW or NSFW with browsers having a "safe" setting to filter out NSFW ads.
  
That's the same idea as the .xxx TLD from a couple years ago, but a little tamer so maybe it wouldn't get shouted down by fearmongers this time.
  
APG said:
Cutting to the core, do you believe businesses/websites should be required to regulate the advertisements that other companies pay them to advertise on their site? This quickly gets into regulation of speech on the internet. It's not as simple as "I don't like that ad when I chose to visit this site. They shouldn't do that."
If you don’t wanna see it, don’t look at it. If you don’t want kids to see it... no fuck anyone up in arms to keep kids from seeing porn on the internet, they’re gonna see it no matter what. Be better parents.
  
I just use an ad blocker by default and occasionally whitelist mainstream sites I want to support.

I think the market probably does a better job of regulating ad content (particularly with regard to SFW vs. NSFW) than the government would.
  
I know Rich Burlew had a lot of problems with inappropriate ads on the Erfworld site. Despite repeated assurances from the advertising network, they kept popping up. He managed to find an alternative financing strategy and ditched the ads altogether, but not everyone can afford to do that. NationStates has also had problems. The mods have likened it to a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Each one has to be reported and killed individually.
  
That surprises me. Sounds like maybe not a good ad network? I don't know much about this field, but I can't imagine the major ad companies don't have that under control.
  
The major networks seem to be worse if anything, possibly because they have so many ads being added all the time. They all tend to use automated screening rather than human checking, presumably on cost grounds. The basic approach seems to be "we'll take it down if someone complains". The adspammers respond by re-submitting it under a different name.
  
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