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Unfortunate Plusnet Ad Placing

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Unfortunate Plusnet Ad Placing

Is this a case of an unfortunate ad placing for Plusnet....see attached.
However the story is quite shocking http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/13-year-old-schoolboy-raped-sister-8-3114189
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TORPC
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Re: Unfortunate Ad Placing

This is a perfect example where we need an automatic filtering system in place
I dont know how savy the children's parents are, however,
I think all parents should by law be required to block any kind of access to them kind of websites & also be made to have the relevant I.T training prior to them having a Computer etc
However it is unfortunately to late for the young girl in this unfortunate incident that could of clearly been avoided
I hope she makes a full recovery from her ordeal & goes on to make something of her life
Back to the original question
I have Adblock plus & would not of seen the Ad in question
That said in an horrific story such as the aforementioned any Ad for any business would be clearly out of place.
Ads for Counselling, Childline & C.A.B etc would of been much more appropriate
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Re: Unfortunate Ad Placing

I'm not so sure I find the story shocking these days. It seems that the country becomes more and more screwed up with each and every day.
True it's a disgusting story and very sick but certainly not shocking compared to that lost prophets? singer who got jailed recently who was talking mothers into letting him abuse their kids and babies. That was truly shocking.
As for the advert, yeah notideal is it. You'd think a national paper like the mirror would turn off adverts for stories like that.
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Re: Unfortunate Ad Placing

@7up
Its all greed & thats why they wont turn them off
I am surprised that they dont flag a message the some sites like portforward do to say its not nice to block our ads
Ok they have changed the wording from the last time I saw it
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Re: Unfortunate Ad Placing

Unfortunate is an understatement.
And having a smiling goon as your frontman doesn't help either.
This seems to be a net wide problem with this auto ad placement malarkey.
One of my favourite bad choices was a shyster "get rich quick work from home" type ad. You expect to see these in emails but not on eBay.
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Re: Unfortunate Ad Placing

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This is a perfect example where we need an automatic filtering system in place

No, this is a perfect example of why parents shouldn't allow children access to the internet unsupervised.
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Re: Unfortunate Plusnet Ad Placing

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Is this a case of an unfortunate ad placing for Plusnet....see attached.

Sad A media buyers nightmare come true.
I once tried developing a contextual banner filter system which kept bad-banners away from nice pages, and vice-versa. But it soon became obvious the only way this system could work was if the ad server actually knew what the client page contained. As target pages were actively created, there would needed to have been a lot of co-operation between web servers...
Anyway, noadays it would be a lot easier to filter ads against bad keywords on pages - even this page filters out crap words... That said, what media buyer is is going to place banners on pages containing words like rape, genocide and peadophile? Especially if they're holding a pineapple.
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Re: Unfortunate Plusnet Ad Placing

I suspect in this case the seeds of this crime were sown before the adolescent viewed the porn. Brothers should be  raised to protect their younger siblings. Internet Porn is not an excuse or reason for this rape. Look deeper instead of a knee jerk reaction.
PlusNet needs to have a word with their agency to avoid this type of conjunction of their advertisement with such unhappy news
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Re: Unfortunate Plusnet Ad Placing

there's always some idiot wades in and blames the isps for not monitoring enough.  it's not up to the electricity company what i power with their product and it's not up to the isp to do similar.  they're the pipes.  it's the users, in the form of parents, whose duty of care it is to keep a watch on what their children get up to.
how come, at 13, this kid has such a poor grasp of right and wrong?