Onnidan Fan Forum

Discussion => General Discussion Forum => Topic started by: Neymar on July 07, 2019, 12:00:27 PM

Title: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Neymar on July 07, 2019, 12:00:27 PM
"We recognize the cultural conflict that exists and over the past few months we've been accused of allowing content in posts/threads that supposedly violates some advertiser's policies. Those threads weren’t an issue in the past, but for some reason, they are an issue now. And we are being penalized (financially) because of it."

I would be curious to see what kind of threads were being penalized.

Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 07, 2019, 06:00:58 PM
Some folk here probably need tone down the politically charged name calling, and the trashing of white people. We have to mindful of the fact that others read what we post.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: TSU/BAMA on July 07, 2019, 06:41:44 PM
Well, if oldsport can get away with some of the crap he posts, then......
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on July 07, 2019, 07:37:46 PM
Cap, you worried about white folks too? You been drinking OS' and wh(?)y's koolaid? I could give a dayum less what whyte folks think.  They can suck hind tit for all I care. They ain't God.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Neymar on July 07, 2019, 08:58:27 PM
White people may not be "God" per say, but if they are funding the site then they certainly are close to it on here.


I'd say most black websites usually come down to this. White advertisers control the revenue, so the sites have to play ball.

Same thing happened to Afrochat and Iseecolor/Mingle city. You have to bend the knee to your advertisers because they keep the lights on.

I am just curious to what exactly set it off. Obama was talked about like a dog on here as long as I have been on here with no issue. Im guessing its the hardness on Trump,GOP, McCain(I take full responsibility for this), and the white moderate that is causing the issue.

I knew that day the site was down for hours that it was a money issue. When the money is flowing right an outage of hours dont happen.

Im guessing the politics board is probably on the chopping block. Advertisers in general dont want to associate with politics as it is so divisive now
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: y04185 on July 07, 2019, 09:16:36 PM
Cap, you worried about white folks too? You been drinking OS' and wh(?)y's koolaid? I could give a dayum less what whyte folks think.  They can suck hind tit for all I care. They ain't God.

Woman please.  Stop lying. 
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 08, 2019, 12:20:54 AM
Cap, you worried about white folks too? You been drinking OS' and wh(?)y's koolaid? I could give a dayum less what whyte folks think.  They can suck hind tit for all I care. They ain't God.

Sometimes we have to look beyond our feelings and consider how our actions affects others. OW mentioned that some of us are causing the site to be penalized.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: cee dog on July 08, 2019, 01:04:22 AM
I have no love for the European pilgrims.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on July 08, 2019, 04:21:12 AM
I have no love for the European pilgrims.

None.  :nono2: And those who worship them, either...  :no:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 08, 2019, 08:22:41 AM
I have no love for the European pilgrims.

None.  :nono2: And those who worship them, either...  :no:

And there goes another one of OW's sponsors running for the exit.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: FunCkMaster on July 08, 2019, 09:23:37 AM
I've been saying that it is high time that the politics board has to go!!

Just leave it to sports only. It will be busy from August to May then have a lull, but you know what? It would definitely burn off a lot of the toxic people who ONLY post on the politics board.

I say go back to the root and essence of the site, HBCU sports. Maybe replace the politics with HBCU academia, maybe get rid of the General Board and replace it with HBCU bands, and keep it right there.

Then that way, we don't have to worry about hurting the poor widdle feelings of folks who don't like black folks telling the freakin' truth. Shoot, if we just talk HBCU sports, band and academia, 90 percent of the European folks who snoop on us would roll out and not worry about anything.

 I dang near guarantee that.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 08, 2019, 09:34:33 AM
I've been saying that it is high time that the politics board has to go!!

Just leave it to sports only. It will be busy from August to May then have a lull, but you know what? It would definitely burn off a lot of the toxic people who ONLY post on the politics board.

I say go back to the root and essence of the site, HBCU sports. Maybe replace the politics with HBCU academia, maybe get rid of the General Board and replace it with HBCU bands, and keep it right there.

Then that way, we don't have to worry about hurting the poor widdle feelings of folks who don't like black folks telling the freakin' truth. Shoot, if we just talk HBCU sports, band and academia, 90 percent of the European folks who snoop on us would roll out and not worry about anything.

 I dang near guarantee that.


+1   :nod:

I think that is the BEST option on many fronts. How many read this statement way back when OW posted it

Quote
In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.  "PERSONAL ATTACKS" will not be tolerated.  Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.

Sadly even OW didn't moderate the board to try and tame the language.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: FunCkMaster on July 08, 2019, 09:37:51 AM
I've been saying that it is high time that the politics board has to go!!

Just leave it to sports only. It will be busy from August to May then have a lull, but you know what? It would definitely burn off a lot of the toxic people who ONLY post on the politics board.

I say go back to the root and essence of the site, HBCU sports. Maybe replace the politics with HBCU academia, maybe get rid of the General Board and replace it with HBCU bands, and keep it right there.

Then that way, we don't have to worry about hurting the poor widdle feelings of folks who don't like black folks telling the freakin' truth. Shoot, if we just talk HBCU sports, band and academia, 90 percent of the European folks who snoop on us would roll out and not worry about anything.

 I dang near guarantee that.


+1   :nod:

I think that is the BEST option on many fronts. How many read this statement way back when OW posted it

Quote
In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.  "PERSONAL ATTACKS" will not be tolerated.  Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.

Sadly even OW didn't moderate the board to try and tame the language.

 :nod:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 08, 2019, 02:34:10 PM
I don't feel the site is in a position to narrow the scope of the discussion. Like most discussion boards, it is past it's prime as younger people seek other types of social media.

With that said, what is wrong with us being a little bit more civil and thoughtful in our discussions? There are only a few, who engage in name calling, and announce how much they hate white people. The days of saying what you want in social media are over, and it's time some of us realize this. I visit other boards and none of them allow this. So I can undersand if Onidan is being penalized for allowing it. If you don't believe what I'm saying look no further than Facebook, the bastion of free speech.

How many of us would support a site that allows its members to say negative things about black people? This is the main reason I stopped visiting the D2 football site years ago. Too many of their posters were making derogotory statement about HBCUs. And the things they were saying were mild compared to what read read on Onnidan. 

Why do some black people feel they have a special right to trash other groups, but when they do it to us, we are up in arms.  It's a new day, and we are being held accountable for our racism.  As a famous Kitty once said, 'What's good for the Cat,...." ( ::) I can't remember how GK ended that).  :shrug:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: WileECoyote06 on July 08, 2019, 02:58:38 PM
I don't feel the site is in a position to narrow the scope of the discussion. Like most discussion boards, it is past it's prime as younger people seek other types of social media.

With that said, what is wrong with us being a little bit more civil and thoughtful in our discussions? There are only a few, who engage in name calling, and announce how much they hate white people. The days of saying what you want in social media are over, and it's time some of us realize this. I visit other boards and none of them allow this. So I can undersand if Onidan is being penalized for allowing it. If you don't believe what I'm saying look no further than Facebook, the bastion of free speech.

How many of us would support a site that allows its members to say negative things about black people? This is the main reason I stopped visiting the D2 football site years ago. Too many of their posters were making derogotory statement about HBCUs. And the things they were saying were mild compared to what read read on Onnidan. 

Why do some black people feel they have a special right to trash other groups, but when they do it to us, we are up in arms.  It's a new day, and we are being held accountable for our racism.  As a famous Kitty once said, 'What's good for the Cat,...." ( ::) I can't remember how GK ended that).  :shrug:

With the exception of maybe two posters, most negative commentary about white people is in reaction to something that a white person has said or done.  The comments provide a look into our hidden biases and in sympathetic terms, our pain.  Black people ought to have spaces to vent their frustrations with "life in Black America" and this is one of the few places I've found on the web that provides that space with civility, maturity, and the seriousness needed to have those types of discussions.  Many other places are just millenials mouthing off.  I appreciate the perspectives presented here.

That being said, there is only one poster who regularly uses a racial slur in conversation.   :crazy:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 08, 2019, 03:17:14 PM
I don't feel the site is in a position to narrow the scope of the discussion. Like most discussion boards, it is past it's prime as younger people seek other types of social media.

With that said, what is wrong with us being a little bit more civil and thoughtful in our discussions? There are only a few, who engage in name calling, and announce how much they hate white people. The days of saying what you want in social media are over, and it's time some of us realize this. I visit other boards and none of them allow this. So I can undersand if Onidan is being penalized for allowing it. If you don't believe what I'm saying look no further than Facebook, the bastion of free speech.

How many of us would support a site that allows its members to say negative things about black people? This is the main reason I stopped visiting the D2 football site years ago. Too many of their posters were making derogotory statement about HBCUs. And the things they were saying were mild compared to what read read on Onnidan. 

Why do some black people feel they have a special right to trash other groups, but when they do it to us, we are up in arms.  It's a new day, and we are being held accountable for our racism.  As a famous Kitty once said, 'What's good for the Cat,...." ( ::) I can't remember how GK ended that).  :shrug:

With the exception of maybe two posters, most negative commentary about white people is in reaction to something that a white person has said or done.  The comments provide a look into our hidden biases and in sympathetic terms, our pain.  Black people ought to have spaces to vent their frustrations with "life in Black America" and this is one of the few places I've found on the web that provides that space with civility, maturity, and the seriousness needed to have those types of discussions.  Many other places are just millenials mouthing off.  I appreciate the perspectives presented here.

That being said, there is only one poster who regularly uses a racial slur in conversation.   :crazy:

As a black person, I understnad that. Honesty, I don't think I ever met a racist black person. Almost all of our negative words towards white folk arise from frustration.  But at the same time, many of them don't understand our behavior. They look at us and believe  our words derive from the same place as theirs.

Until we can support the site ourselves, what they believe matters in terms of white ad dollars.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Neymar on July 08, 2019, 05:16:48 PM
Any person who can claim to have never met a racist black person, yet post on this forum for decades, is either delusional, clueless, or a liar.

Almost as bad as Trump saying he didnt know what the Klan was.

Lets be real. There are many people on here who have a clear issue with whites, Homosexuals, Asians, Africans and many other groups.

I can name names with receipts if you want to play that game.

Now I can understand since most on here are old, and old people are bigoted by nature, but to claim you dont notice it is disingenuous to say the least. If I am running an ad company and I see my product next to some geriatric negro waxing lyrical about how my people are dogs, then you better believe I am taking money out of OWS pocket. Its human nature. Also the ads are important because this site isnt making OWS any money after adpocalpyse last year.

https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com (https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com)

Its appraisal is a quarter of a grand. Given that this takes into account adsense revnue trackers I'd be shocked if he was making more than 15-20$ a month on the site proper on the high end.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Capler on July 08, 2019, 06:50:13 PM
Neymar, apparently you don't have a clue about African Americans either.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Que82 on July 08, 2019, 06:53:00 PM
Any person who can claim to have never met a racist black person, yet post on this forum for decades, is either delusional, clueless, or a liar.

Almost as bad as Trump saying he didnt know what the Klan was.

Lets be real. There are many people on here who have a clear issue with whites, Homosexuals, Asians, Africans and many other groups.

I can name names with receipts if you want to play that game.

Now I can understand since most on here are old, and old people are bigoted by nature, but to claim you dont notice it is disingenuous to say the least. If I am running an ad company and I see my product next to some geriatric negro waxing lyrical about how my people are dogs, then you better believe I am taking money out of OWS pocket. Its human nature. Also the ads are important because this site isnt making OWS any money after adpocalpyse last year.

https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com (https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com)

Its appraisal is a quarter of a grand. Given that this takes into account adsense revnue trackers I'd be shocked if he was making more than 15-20$ a month on the site proper on the high end.
Having an issue with someone does not make one racist.  I have an issue with you and the garbage you post but that doesn't make me racist, it just means I can't stand you and your BS. ::)  Now

Were you able to vote in any????  Has your student visa expired yet????  Have you applied for citizenship so you can be more than a russian bot????
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: FunCkMaster on July 08, 2019, 07:41:03 PM


Lets be real. There are many people on here who have a clear issue with whites, Homosexuals, Asians, Africans and many other groups.



https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com (https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=onnidan1.com)



If this isn't the prime example of "Mr. Pot, I believe Ms. Kettle is calling you!!" I don't know what is...It's like this dude clearly has no memory of what he types.

YOU badmouth sub-Saharan Africans at every turn with your lil' slick talk.

YOU downgrade African-American women and sub-Saharan women compared to non-African and non-Sub Saharan Africans. Hate on accomplished African Americans (for some reason ESPECIALLY black female tennis players from America).

Just TODAY you made a corny-arse joke that made no sense about me "coming out" because I referenced my wife.

You can't be serious can you? Or did you fall on your head at work earlier this afternoon? You are a funny cat.

However, I will say, I low-key was rooting for Mexico last night, seeing how the refugees have been treated at the border and also enjoying how the former Mexican president told Pol-Pot 45 to kick rocks and stick that Wall where the sun don't shine.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: cee dog on July 08, 2019, 10:24:12 PM
Aye Neymar don't worry I don't discriminate. I also hate musty foreigners...... :thefan:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 09, 2019, 01:40:37 AM
One of our primary ad networks is Google Adsense and this is the policy violation notification that we received on July 6, 2019.

In the last 24 hours:

New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.


When I checked the link to the offending page, I got a message that "No violations were found".

Once we were warned about "sexual content"  on a page that had a photo of Serena Williams in her cat suit.

Thus our reference to "cultural conflict".

It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

We need to develop an alternative source of revenue.

The conflict between warnings and notifications that "no violations were found" can be very frustrating. :shrug:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Neymar on July 09, 2019, 08:21:11 AM
One of our primary ad networks is Google Adsense and this is the policy violation notification that we received on July 6, 2019.

In the last 24 hours:

New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.


When I checked the link to the offending page, I got a message that "No violations were found".

Once we were warned about "sexual content"  on a page that had a photo of Serena Williams in her cat suit.

Thus our reference to "cultural conflict".

It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

We need to develop an alternative source of revenue.

The conflict between warnings and notifications that "no violations were found" can be very frustrating. :shrug:

Figured it was adsense because they have had a lot more pressure on them to be more family friendly.

What do you have in mind for different revenue streams boss?

If I might interject I notice you have 4 ads in constant rotation. I suggest you double that by adding in video hosting which we could also put ads on. This allows for diversification of ad and potential ad revenue.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on July 09, 2019, 08:52:29 AM
In the words of our very own Golden Kitten...

*WHEW*   :blush:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 09, 2019, 12:33:06 PM
One of our primary ad networks is Google Adsense and this is the policy violation notification that we received on July 6, 2019.

In the last 24 hours:

New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.


When I checked the link to the offending page, I got a message that "No violations were found".

Once we were warned about "sexual content"  on a page that had a photo of Serena Williams in her cat suit.

Thus our reference to "cultural conflict".

It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

We need to develop an alternative source of revenue.

The conflict between warnings and notifications that "no violations were found" can be very frustrating. :shrug:

Figured it was adsense because they have had a lot more pressure on them to be more family friendly.

What do you have in mind for different revenue streams boss?

If I might interject I notice you have 4 ads in constant rotation. I suggest you double that by adding in video hosting which we could also put ads on. This allows for diversification of ad and potential ad revenue.

Thanks for your suggestion.  We already have the capability of running video on this site.  Just past in the URL and the video should appear.

We've learned that more ads does not equate to more revenue and we try to limit the number of ads so as not to overwhelm our visitors.

We've been hosting this forum since the late 1980s and we'll keep trying to serve as best we can under the circumstances and would rather solidify what we have (despite the lack of donations) as opposed to striking out on another venture.

I guess we are stuck in our ways. :shrug:

Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Neymar on July 09, 2019, 01:07:36 PM
One of our primary ad networks is Google Adsense and this is the policy violation notification that we received on July 6, 2019.

In the last 24 hours:

New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.


When I checked the link to the offending page, I got a message that "No violations were found".

Once we were warned about "sexual content"  on a page that had a photo of Serena Williams in her cat suit.

Thus our reference to "cultural conflict".

It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

We need to develop an alternative source of revenue.

The conflict between warnings and notifications that "no violations were found" can be very frustrating. :shrug:

Figured it was adsense because they have had a lot more pressure on them to be more family friendly.

What do you have in mind for different revenue streams boss?

If I might interject I notice you have 4 ads in constant rotation. I suggest you double that by adding in video hosting which we could also put ads on. This allows for diversification of ad and potential ad revenue.

Thanks for your suggestion.  We already have the capability of running video on this site.  Just past in the URL and the video should appear.

We've learned that more ads does not equate to more revenue and we try to limit the number of ads so as not to overwhelm our visitors.

We've been hosting this forum since the late 1980s and we'll keep trying to serve as best we can under the circumstances and would rather solidify what we have (despite the lack of donations) as opposed to striking out on another venture.

I guess we are stuck in our ways. :shrug:

The problem with the hosting from other sources is that any ad posted on that video goes to that site's videos instead of yours. If you control the hosting then any ad placement goes into your pocket.

The embedding wors really. Videos are top notch, and the instagram works even better. Is there a way to embded tweets?

Vimeo in particular works well:
https://vimeo.com/117898199

It comes up clearer on here than it does in the actual site.

You do good work on here. I never have to worry about the ads you show giving me malware like other sites. What browser do you use when you browse here?
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 09, 2019, 10:38:46 PM
We are familiar with Vimeo  but don't have a problem directing visitors to HBCU sports/culture related content even if it isn't hosted on our site.  Hopefully it puts money in a colleague's pocket.

Glad you appreciate the lack of malware in our ads.  We are very picky about what ad networks we use and are quick to drop  those that spread viruses.

=OW=


Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: klg14 on July 11, 2019, 08:14:50 PM
It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

This comment brought this book to mind...
https://www.amazon.com/Algorithms-Oppression-Search-Engines-Reinforce/dp/1479837245
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Sierra on July 13, 2019, 10:37:46 AM
We all have opinions about ways to enhance the site, but now , if you can, make a one time donation or monthly.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 22, 2019, 08:24:33 AM
UPDATE: We just got two "policy violation" notifications. one for a post dated TWO YEARS AGO and ironically for this post (pointing out the policy violations notification we were facing)

This post was tagged as having "Dangerous or derogatory content"  and subject to Restricted ad serving :shrug:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: y04185 on July 22, 2019, 11:35:58 AM
What happened to freedom of speech?

Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 22, 2019, 10:39:12 PM
Just wanted you to see what we are facing. :nod:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 23, 2019, 10:02:45 AM
What happened to freedom of speech?



Really dude?

Would you allow people in your house to call you the names we've called you in your house?  I think not.

Can you call your boss dumb to their face if he/she proposed something dumb without consequence?
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Golden Kitten on July 23, 2019, 03:20:17 PM
Cap,

"What's good for the rat is even better for the cat."  :hugs:

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...we all know why suddenly there is a problem. All I will say is I have sent in a donation and hope others will do the same.  :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: klg14 on July 23, 2019, 03:44:24 PM
All I will say is I have sent in a donation and hope others will do the same. 

Yes. :nod:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 23, 2019, 10:18:43 PM
Cap,

"What's good for the rat is even better for the cat."  :hugs:

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...we all know why suddenly there is a problem. All I will say is I have sent in a donation and hope others will do the same.  :tiptoe:

And we thank you and the others who have donated very much :kisses:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: y04185 on July 24, 2019, 12:38:05 PM
What happened to freedom of speech?



Really dude?

Would you allow people in your house to call you the names we've called you in your house?  I think not.

Can you call your boss dumb to their face if he/she proposed something dumb without consequence?

Knee grow please.  All the name calling you do to oldsport and I. 

This is a forum.  You people take it to a new low daily. You people condone the name calling to anyone that's not lockstep with you. 

Too bad you don't know the difference between Freedom of Speech in a public forum and what you allow in the privacy of your home.

The truth is liberals are the least likely to tolerate a different opinion in a public forum.  They historically kick out those that aren't lockstep like you. 

At least they don't lie and call themselves apolitical.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Golden Kitten on July 24, 2019, 03:47:37 PM
 ::)

y, please stop it...  :no:
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 24, 2019, 07:18:02 PM
What happened to freedom of speech?



Really dude?

Would you allow people in your house to call you the names we've called you in your house?  I think not.

Can you call your boss dumb to their face if he/she proposed something dumb without consequence?

Knee grow please.  All the name calling you do to oldsport and I. 

This is a forum.  You people take it to a new low daily. You people condone the name calling to anyone that's not lockstep with you. 

Too bad you don't know the difference between Freedom of Speech in a public forum and what you allow in the privacy of your home.

The truth is liberals are the least likely to tolerate a different opinion in a public forum.  They historically kick out those that aren't lockstep like you. 

At least they don't lie and call themselves apolitical.

WoW, you unhinged.   :lmao:

But let's have a refresher course. OW asked folk on here to act like they have some sense
Quote
News: In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.  "PERSONAL ATTACKS" will not be tolerated.  Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.

we can count on one hand the number of people who can probably say they haven't called folk out of their name. But I'm talking about a certain poster who even has disrespect in the title of the topics he starts.  Nobody needs to be subjected to that crap and be expected to turn the other cheek.

When he is brought under control, I will stifle myself with the name calling, but until then kick rocks....barefoot
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: y04185 on July 25, 2019, 07:46:02 AM
What happened to freedom of speech?



Really dude?

Would you allow people in your house to call you the names we've called you in your house?  I think not.

Can you call your boss dumb to their face if he/she proposed something dumb without consequence?

Knee grow please.  All the name calling you do to oldsport and I. 

This is a forum.  You people take it to a new low daily. You people condone the name calling to anyone that's not lockstep with you. 

Too bad you don't know the difference between Freedom of Speech in a public forum and what you allow in the privacy of your home.

The truth is liberals are the least likely to tolerate a different opinion in a public forum.  They historically kick out those that aren't lockstep like you. 

At least they don't lie and call themselves apolitical.

WoW, you unhinged.   :lmao:

But let's have a refresher course. OW asked folk on here to act like they have some sense
Quote
News: In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.  "PERSONAL ATTACKS" will not be tolerated.  Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.

we can count on one hand the number of people who can probably say they haven't called folk out of their name. But I'm talking about a certain poster who even has disrespect in the title of the topics he starts.  Nobody needs to be subjected to that crap and be expected to turn the other cheek.

When he is brought under control, I will stifle myself with the name calling, but until then kick rocks....barefoot

Knee grow please.  You jump into the fray at the drop of a hat.  If you people were honest in your politics you would post something that democrats do that's good.  All you people do is post negative.  You people are so out of touch.

Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Maroon and Gray on July 25, 2019, 09:12:09 AM
What happened to freedom of speech?



Really dude?

Would you allow people in your house to call you the names we've called you in your house?  I think not.

Can you call your boss dumb to their face if he/she proposed something dumb without consequence?

Knee grow please.  All the name calling you do to oldsport and I. 

This is a forum.  You people take it to a new low daily. You people condone the name calling to anyone that's not lockstep with you. 

Too bad you don't know the difference between Freedom of Speech in a public forum and what you allow in the privacy of your home.

The truth is liberals are the least likely to tolerate a different opinion in a public forum.  They historically kick out those that aren't lockstep like you. 

At least they don't lie and call themselves apolitical.

WoW, you unhinged.   :lmao:

But let's have a refresher course. OW asked folk on here to act like they have some sense
Quote
News: In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.  "PERSONAL ATTACKS" will not be tolerated.  Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.

we can count on one hand the number of people who can probably say they haven't called folk out of their name. But I'm talking about a certain poster who even has disrespect in the title of the topics he starts.  Nobody needs to be subjected to that crap and be expected to turn the other cheek.

When he is brought under control, I will stifle myself with the name calling, but until then kick rocks....barefoot

Knee grow please.  You jump into the fray at the drop of a hat.  If you people were honest in your politics you would post something that democrats do that's good.  All you people do is post negative.  You people are so out of touch.



The ONLY person out of touch on this board is YOU.

You THINK you're the smartest person in the room...you're NOT.

You hate yourself and your posts over the years are the breadcrumbs of your downward spiral.

No independent thinking person on this forum is going to follow you while you're in lockstep with a criminal conspiracy named the GOP.

When the f*** are you going to wake up to the FACTS that the Dixiecrats corrupted the original GOP. Slowly eating away at that organization until finally trump has ingested everybody (including you) into a now criminal and treasonous organization. It's called the "party of trump". People don't even refer to it as the GOP anymore.

You're just DUMB and there's no other explanation for it.  Sadly you aren't alone.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on July 25, 2019, 09:28:50 AM
^^^(https://imageshack.com/i/pl2KpBtyj)
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on July 25, 2019, 12:47:56 PM
Hopefully all of you realize that your attacks (which we've given up trying to manage) are being interpreted by the bots as policy violations.

Those policy violations result in reduced ad revenue for the site.  Reduced revenue can impact our ability to keep the site functioning.

We aren't the only outlet suffering from reduced ad revenue (see the latest development regarding HBCU Digest (https://twitter.com/JLCS06/status/1153736504491094016))

You can either support the site financially or not.  Everything else is noise.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on July 26, 2019, 06:33:51 PM
OW, I forget how I donated before. Is there a donate button?
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on August 06, 2019, 06:27:18 PM
OW, I forget how I donated before. Is there a donate button?

You can click on the "Donate" button in the right column HERE---------------->

PM me an email address associated with the PayPal account because the link isn't going through for me. Thanks.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: Onnidan Webmaster on August 06, 2019, 10:12:08 PM
Check your PM.  Link has been sent.

=OW+
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: soflorattler on August 09, 2019, 09:06:40 AM
Done.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: westcoastaggie on August 14, 2019, 08:39:58 PM
One of our primary ad networks is Google Adsense and this is the policy violation notification that we received on July 6, 2019.

In the last 24 hours:

New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.


When I checked the link to the offending page, I got a message that "No violations were found".

Once we were warned about "sexual content"  on a page that had a photo of Serena Williams in her cat suit.

Thus our reference to "cultural conflict".

It has been suggested that the algorithms of the AI bots are biased, resulting in an inconsistency in interpretation.

We need to develop an alternative source of revenue.

The conflict between warnings and notifications that "no violations were found" can be very frustrating. :shrug:

My website urbanbellemag.com received a similar message a week ago. Their excuse was 'Invalid traffic." It really seems Google is trying to remove black sites from AdSense.
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: y04185 on August 15, 2019, 11:52:20 AM
Should we boycott white businesses that use Adsense?
Title: Re: What kind of threads are being penalized?
Post by: keithbusting on August 24, 2019, 09:09:58 AM
If it walks like duck and quacks like a duck then it's a duck. Having to tread on egg shells in cyberspace due to the risk of offending a "majority population" ....too bad that's not a two-way street.