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Your sponsers ???

by wolfieffs / March 13, 2008 5:58 AM PDT

On the main page you have a sponsered link , Remove all Spyware - Free www.antispyware.com this is a rogue/ bogus application that you allow on your main page ??? directly underneath is www.pctools.com which removed 81 infections that the so called free antispyware put on in a goad to people purchasing it , its about time you bloody halfwits removed the crap , more likely you will remove my post even though 99% of people reading it will agree , what are you doing allowing this to happen , people come to your site for spyware free software and you have that on your front page , security , i doubt you understand the meaning of it , or are you just front men for the scam merchants ?????

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by Bob__B / March 13, 2008 8:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Your sponsers ???

I'm not part of the Inner Circle so here's a guess.
The ads/sponsors that cnet has on their pages is controlled by marketing.
Marketing does NOT clear an ad/sponsor through the forums.
When you get to the forums your at the bottom of the pecking order.
Sometimes the forums will pan the marketing types but has no control of them.

Does this Main Page? have a contact us or other type link where you can express your dissatisfaction with the ad/sponsor?

Front men?>>>>nope>>>>just a bunch of peons.

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Thanks Bob!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 13, 2008 8:34 AM PDT
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As you mention Bob the forums has no control over those sponsored ads and the forums are not affliated in any way with those sponsor.

In the past, I have brought up those tainted ads several times to the folks who overlook those them, but there is only so much they can do. As a few (which personally I think are too many) will always slip by them and as many sponsor ads that show up on our site, it is difficult to catch and weed them out. It's very unfortunate, but I really dislike those ads also as it makes our site look bad.
I can bark and have barked, but they can only do so much.

Bob FWIW it's worth we do have Help Center link on the every CNET footer, there you will be able to email our support team about those ads.


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Not Inner Circle Either But.....
by tobeach / March 13, 2008 6:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Your sponsers ???

I also have been shocked at such well recognized trouble makers showing here. Maybe marketing should hire & pay a few experts in this forum as
expert consultants!! At least they'd get paid for some work here!! LOL!

I give you the same advice I give elsewhere to all who will read:

"Arrrrrg, me hearty!! NEVER click on a sponsored link ANYWHERE for thar be crooks thar!!". Grin

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No matter what .............
by wolfieffs / March 13, 2008 6:35 PM PDT

From your comments i see that you obviously give out good advice , bar the trouble makers bit ??? that said one has to fully understand that each and every day newcomers to the world of pc's come online , there are without doubt many that are wary of such ad's etc , there are others that are not , no matter which way you look at it , you can't defend allowing sponsers onto a front page ( or any page ) that sell bogus aka crap applications , there is no such excuse as we cant check them all , someone should be employed to do excactly that , sponsers pay fee's , employ someone to check them out , as for the so called we have so many sponsers thats b/s someone employed 9to5 5 days a week would sort it all in less than a few weeks , as for complaining about the sponser on the front page i sent in my own spyware horror story , all bets are off as to that being posted , as i mentioned the sponsers in my spyware horror story , " its on your front page you complete dipsticks !!! when all is said and done just join the crooks , crime does pay as does greed , honesty is a bygone word lost in the eon's of times gone by , *********** ********* , lol

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a result
by wolfieffs / March 17, 2008 3:09 AM PDT

Thx to all those who replied to this thread , i hope other's take the time to voice there concerns about bogus programs , the offending link to the site has been removed , one up to the forum or maybe it was my spyware horror story lol , anyway to say that the cnet forum is not linked to cnet itself is plain daft , if thats the case re-name it lol !!

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