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Montowers 2 ad is plain embarrassing

12-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Montowers 2 ad is plain embarrassing

The Montowers 2 background ad today is just click-bait for teenage boys. It's so close to the edge that just a coloring change would classify it as "pornographic".

There's no way to hide the tasteless ad and anyone looking over my shoulder would likely come to the wrong conclusion about what kind of website I'm browsing.

I like TouchArcade but maybe you should screen your ads better?
12-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,659
Heres a vote to say its fine. Yeah theres a bit of potential breast showing but its harmless and its the year 2014 ! Most people here are adults, plus you can look at whatever site you like in your freetime surely ?

What next ? Censoring violent games ?
12-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Everyone is so quick to jump to the "C"-word, when maybe they should be thinking about the "E"-word.

Touch Arcade is a business, so in the end analysis is about Economics. They can run their website however they want, but it in their best interest to have a broad appeal while maintaining their core audience.

I'd posit that the majority of TA readers are not teenage boys; people who know that such blunt, crass advertising is manipulative and that the underlying game has to be pretty crappy for the "publisher" to resort to it. If a genre of ad irritates a good chunk of your readers, is it a wise practice?

Anyway, it's not a big deal to me -- thought I owed TA some feedback since I like their content.