NationStates Jolt Archive

Jolt Banner Image?

12-02-2005, 04:10
Before we start, yes I do use Mozilla Firefox and yes I do have images from Jolt blocked. Some of them do get by though - I guess they're coming from a new source so I'll need to fix that. Either way, there's no need to tell me to "get a real" browser because I already have one. ;)

Alright, this is the banner image I just got finished seeing: [click] ( and I was wondering if that's really acceptable for NS. I don't think you'd be able to post a picture of that sort here on the forums so it definatly shouldn't be in a banner ad displayed on the pages of NS. Mabye someone should go talk to Jolt or something? I'm not really sure though, I just wanted to bring it up.

Didn't we have a problem with a Jolt banner ad before? --> Edit:
New Genoa
12-02-2005, 05:11
ARe you serious? Cmon..
12-02-2005, 15:33
If I remember correctly, they did try to remove the old one.

It looks like the new one may be gone now, but I'm not sure.
Tuesday Heights
12-02-2005, 15:40
Since it's Jolt running the banner, not NS, I seriously doubt anything can be done about it. That was the problem with the last banner... and most likely, the banner in question is a flash banner which can't be blocked by Mozilla/Firefox.
13-02-2005, 01:49
Yep, I found the thread to the old one and they did ask Jolt and I think it was taken off. According to Myrth, there was an agreement between NS and Jolt and racy ads might violate it.

Am I serious? Yea, if you read the other thread my reasons are much the same as the ones put forward by everyone else. First, that's probably not a picture acceptable on the forums, never mind on a banner ad that is uncontrollably at the top of the forums all the time. We shouldn't be forced to look at ads that contain racy/offensive images.

If I log on from school, I'd rather not have the headmaster walk by with that on the top of the page. Nor would I like to have my parents walk in to see that on the screen. This is a legitimate request/question to the mods and admins.
13-02-2005, 02:48
You use Firefox? Install the adblock extension if you don't like the ads...
13-02-2005, 03:13
Most school computers don't have Firefox. Heck, mine wouldn't if I had't installed it on my personal "X:" drive.
13-02-2005, 03:22
I do use Firefox and I've blocked images from all the Jolt ad-servers (too bad they have a couple Flash ads...) but I don't feel that anyone should need to block ads or images to filter out something questionable, if not objectionable.

And Goober is right, most schools (not mine, at least) use Internet Exploder to browse the internet.