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  1. Nov 30, 2005 #1

    EL

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    Some months ago the subject of bad advertisement in Physics Forums was discussed, ending with Greg requesting a list of which adds should be classified as "bad". Better late than never, I have decided to start building a list here. I understand this is an economical question too, but I think it is in both Greg's as well as all other member's interest to keep "nutcase-adds" out from PF in order to make this site appear serious. Please help with suggesting which advertisements that should be removed.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2005 #2

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    Oh yeah, a while back I meant to report some. Some of the "we will write your essay for you" ads n the homework section look rather illegal, or at very least immoral.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2005 #3
    I've banned the sites above. It's amazing how many quacks have websites. Thanks for the reports, keep them coming.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2005 #4

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    Add things to this thread, or would you prefer PMs?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2005 #5

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    Greg how exactly are these businesses able to advertise on PF. Dont they pay a fee or at least seek permission or something of that sort?
     
  7. Nov 30, 2005 #6
    It's all automated through google adsense
    https://www.google.com/adsense/
     
  8. Nov 30, 2005 #7

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    Wouldn't it be best to just add them to this thread? So that everyone know which "bad adds" have been reported.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2005 #8

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    Just a thought, Greg: Once you've banned a site, you may want to delete the post that reported it. No point in giving these crackpot sites free advertising within PF!
     
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    btw, if I delete your post that means I banned the website
     
  11. Dec 2, 2005 #10

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    Great. I find a couple of them each time I log in. Hopefully their frequency will go down soon...
     
  12. Dec 6, 2005 #11

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  13. Dec 8, 2005 #12

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  15. Dec 24, 2005 #14
    In the relativity forum there's an ad of some "final theory" book sold on amazon. And some gravity&magnetism theory ad. Both seem to involve heavy duty crackpottery.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2005 #15

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    If you post the exact links it will make it easier for Greg to ban them.
     
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  19. May 10, 2006 #18

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    I know conspiraloons can find anything out of any printed work...

    but that's quite cool.

    Better than that dude walking on water :tongue2:
     
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