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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:05:00

Fizzer 
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Unfortunately, Google has shut down ads on WarLight due to inappropriate images that some players posted on the forum. The offending forum posts have already been deleted, and we are in the process of appealing this with Google to try and get ads turned back on.

These ads represent a significant amount of revenue that helps keep WarLight alive, so we need to take some steps to prevent this from happening again. Effective immediately, only members are allowed to in-line images in forum posts and other discussions.

It's unfortunate that a few bad apples ruined it for everyone else, but as they say, "this is why we can't have nice things."

We've also added a Report link next to each forum post. If you see anything inappropriate posted, please use the report link to report it.

Here's a full list of what Google does not allow: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/4410771

Edit: Google has re-enabled our ads! Thanks Google!

Hello,

Thank you for making the requested changes to your site in order to comply with our policies. After thoroughly reviewing warlight.net, we have now re-enabled ad serving to this site.

Because ad serving to your site was temporarily disabled, you many notice a delay of up to 48 hours or more before ads begin appearing on your site again. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team


Edited 2/8/2016 05:34:53
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:07:53


Ξ Nanaimo
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I really like the addition of the report button
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:08:56


Catus Cauda
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This is actually sad...
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:09:58


master of desaster 
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Sad... but i really think we can get some "Players" get banned easier and that's definitely a good Thing.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:10:07


Ξ Nanaimo
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@Fizzer Does this apply to mail threads as well?
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:10:28

Master of the Dead 
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Really sorry to hear this. I hope you succeed with the appeal.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:13:30


knyte 
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Thanks, Fizzer! It sucks that these changes were forced, but this actually seems like a solid step going forward to moderate forum posts without requiring that much more infrastructure.

That said, this still doesn't deter the strategy of just creating a new account (repeatedly) to post images on the forum (since they can just get a free one-month Membership off the bat)- a lot of the trolls on OT have already done this in response to getting banned. Not sure how that's going to play out, but you might have to resolve that in the near future.

Good luck with the appeal!

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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:15:48


Death 
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Eh.... is this really how low we've fallen? :(

Can't disagree with the fact that too much inappropriate content is posted on the forums though.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:17:54

Fizzer 
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Does this apply to mail threads as well?

The forum and mail threads use the same system, so yes.

That said, this still doesn't deter the strategy of just creating a new account (repeatedly) to post images on the forum (since they can just get a free one-month Membership off the bat)

To activate the free trial, they have go through PayPal, so we can just ban that PayPal account, and it's really hard to create lots of PayPal accounts since they have a lot more restrictions around account creation than WarLight does.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:20:03

An abandoned account
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Well, so much for my "Country of the Week" threads. https://www.warlight.net/Forum/134618-country-week-singapore-18
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:22:39


Belgian Gentleman
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Thanks a lot LOLICON!
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:28:14


Thomas 633
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May I ask who ruined it for the rest of us?
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:29:37

An abandoned account
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Test

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg/300px-Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg.png[/img]

edit: yeah, it doesn't work.

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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:33:16


Nogals
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yeah, its all those fucking weeaboos with their hentai. Way to ruin things assholes. Can't you just ban the players involved?
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:35:23


Onoma94
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Eh, that's sad. Trolls gonna troll I guess. :/

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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:36:47


master of desaster 
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there would be new accounts with new inappropriate Pictures as we had it before. I really hope this Forum can get rid of some persons with those steps. i loved the Forum as it was 2 years ago. great, game related threads not only a random place for People sharing random toughts. use Facebook for that :)
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:39:21


Platinum
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Never once seen a offensive image in all the threads except off-topic.. Thanks to the trolls and kids in that forum posting hentai and other sexual images it has now ruined it for the rest of us. Thank you off-topic.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:41:25


knyte 
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^ Not just OT posters. IIRC, at least Loli and Thomas 633 have posted porn on the forums in the past.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:43:47


Benjamin628 
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@Clement

Link it to a site?
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:46:01


Platinum
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I think this change for myself anyways have made personally myself more angry at the off-topic low mental idiots.. I'm just really upset as I was planning to put images of strategic gameplay into 101st forums. Now, Thanks to the perverted idiots this is a first a feature has been remover from free members thanks to the small minority.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:48:27


Lolicon love 
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Heyooooo
bringing change in questionable ways.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:50:13


Imperator
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Personally, I think the theory at least is pretty sound.

If you're going to post adult material, then you have to pay back warlight by directly supporting it out of your own pocket.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:51:09


Thomas 633
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Not just OT posters. IIRC, at least Loli and Thomas 633 have posted porn on the forums in the past.

Bullcrap. The alt I gave the password out to did, but I personally haven't done that, ever.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:54:45


Zephyrum 
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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:55:47


Gen. NumbNuts
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Really hope you can bring them ads back Fizzer.
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 22:56:53


Thomas 633
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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 23:07:31


OxTheAutist 
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I'm not concerned at all about not being able to in-line images. I don't really care, seeing as people can always click on links to images.

What I am concerned about is the ads >_< If they don't come back soon, you're going to have to make some budget cuts, Fizzer (perhaps the 100 free coins could be removed? some people abuse it and 10 cents for every account past level 15 adds up to a lot, I think)
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 23:09:26


Lolicon love 
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well it's against the rules to even have the two accounts with coins on them to start with.
either that or it was to play with the two but still.

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Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 23:12:43


Sephiroth
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IIRC, at least Loli and Thomas 633 have posted porn on the forums in the past.
Nogals did too

Btw I'm relly sorry to hear that, losing a valuable source of income just because of this is awful. I hope Google will restore the service, and some of these lame "players" get banned for good
Changes to in-lining images on forum: 2/5/2016 23:18:45


ChrisCMU 
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Well, this does not surprise me at all. I've been reporting images of naked people for a while on here, since I am powerless to actually remove them.

The report will help, but there still remains the issue that only Fizzer and Mercer can actually do anything about the reports, right?
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