NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:55 pm

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Garth wrote:I would've preferred to see them break away from this ad bullshittery when Era launched, and try the more transparent Patreon route or something, but I suppose the owners were more interested in quietly profiting off the community.


The second there was talk of a breakaway forum you just know everyone had dollar signs in their eyes knowing evilore lived off Gaf.


Big plot twist at the end of all of this will be if evilore actually founded ResetEra and is still living off it.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm

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Ad7 wrote:
Garth wrote:I would've preferred to see them break away from this ad bullshittery when Era launched, and try the more transparent Patreon route or something, but I suppose the owners were more interested in quietly profiting off the community.


The second there was talk of a breakaway forum you just know everyone had dollar signs in their eyes knowing evilore lived off Gaf.


Big plot twist at the end of all of this will be if evilore actually founded ResetEra and is still living off it.


Please let that be true. :lol:

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PostRe: NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched
by Advent7 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:04 pm

That would be incredible.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:32 am

We do need to set up an opt-in for functional cookies, which none of you guys are going to be bothered about anyway because you wouldn't be able to post at all if you disabled them, but our ads AREN'T targeted based on browsing history, so we don't need the switch.

What they are trying to do (and yes it's illegal in the EU), is default opt people IN to interest-based adverts because they get more money than generic ones.

So in other words I superseded the law requiring permission for interest-based ads by doing the decent thing and not serving them.

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PostRe: NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched
by jawafour » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:15 am

Green Gecko wrote:...I superseded the law...

Confirmed: Gecko's ego has definitely not taken over the matrix whilst Karl is away from the office.

(GG ;) :wub: ).

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:35 am

Green Gecko wrote:We do need to set up an opt-in for functional cookies, which none of you guys are going to be bothered about anyway because you wouldn't be able to post at all if you disabled them, but our ads AREN'T targeted based on browsing history, so we don't need the switch.

What they are trying to do (and yes it's illegal in the EU), is default opt people IN to interest-based adverts because they get more money than generic ones.

So in other words I superseded the law requiring permission for interest-based ads by doing the decent thing and not serving them.


Sure you can, phpbb will add you session ID in the url if there is no cookie I think so it knows who you are on page load, you'd log in more often but I'm pretty sure it would still work.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 am

Actually, yeah, you are right about that.

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by OrangeReindeer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Yeah when I was first setting up SONM (before we opened sign-ups) I got the cookie config wrong and everything was done with url SIDs. It was horrible :lol:

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PostRe: NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched
by jawafour » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:55 pm

Looking at how ERA appears to have been sharing user / usage data with hundreds of outlets / companies... it's quite scary and this situation has acted as a bit of a wake-up call. Do most websites do this kinda thing?

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by Sleighamorph » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:57 pm

jawafour wrote:Looking at how ERA appears to have been sharing user / usage data with hundreds of outlets / companies... it's quite scary and this situation has acted as a bit of a wake-up call. Do most websites do this kinda thing?

ResetEra is far from the worst offender.
Their list is likely quite small compared to some popular sites out there.

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by OrangeReindeer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:48 pm

jawafour wrote:Do most websites do this kinda thing?


Short answer, yes

Install some addons/extensions to block tracking and only log in to things when you need to. Privacy Badger is good and just got updated to block google link tracking which is cool, and you won't even notice it is installed. Adblock+ or another adblocker is a must and can do more than just hide ads. Power users can get a lot out of noscript or ublock, but at the detriment of browsing experience.

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by Sleighamorph » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:02 pm

I generally use Ghostery and uBlock Origin on chrome.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00 am

I'm afraid it's normal, just the Google Ad network is huge (previously DoubleClick). But like I say, ours aren't interest based (they don't read browsing history), it's just a guess based on stuff written on the page being viewed (which isn't stored by the advertisers) and a very brief outline like "GRcade is a site about video games", although I don't think anyone directly bids on GRcade like that, it's all automatic matching up of stuff.

Example, Google sees this page is about Xbox One, you might see an ad about Xbox One. But not that weird pr0n you were browsing 3 weeks ago, or that thing you "forgot" to buy on Amazon (that's called re-marketing).

And sometimes they're way off the mark which is quite funny.

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by Sleighamorph » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:43 am

Green Gecko wrote:I'm afraid it's normal, just the Google Ad network is huge (previously DoubleClick). But like I say, ours aren't interest based (they don't read browsing history), it's just a guess based on stuff written on the page being viewed (which isn't stored by the advertisers) and a very brief outline like "GRcade is a site about video games", although I don't think anyone directly bids on GRcade like that, it's all automatic matching up of stuff.

Example, Google sees this page is about Xbox One, you might see an ad about Xbox One. But not that weird pr0n you were browsing 3 weeks ago, or that thing you "forgot" to buy on Amazon (that's called re-marketing).

And sometimes they're way off the mark which is quite funny.

Was it KK who kept getting Muslim women dating ads?

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:09 am

Lagamorph wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I'm afraid it's normal, just the Google Ad network is huge (previously DoubleClick). But like I say, ours aren't interest based (they don't read browsing history), it's just a guess based on stuff written on the page being viewed (which isn't stored by the advertisers) and a very brief outline like "GRcade is a site about video games", although I don't think anyone directly bids on GRcade like that, it's all automatic matching up of stuff.

Example, Google sees this page is about Xbox One, you might see an ad about Xbox One. But not that weird pr0n you were browsing 3 weeks ago, or that thing you "forgot" to buy on Amazon (that's called re-marketing).

And sometimes they're way off the mark which is quite funny.

Was it KK who kept getting Muslim women dating ads?


It must be all those Yougov surveys he looks up.

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by Sleighamorph » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:00 pm


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by Rocsteady » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:17 pm

I like how the guy seems frightened by that :lol:

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:21 pm

I feel like way too much effort went into making that graphic. :lol:

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by Sleighamorph » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:34 am

If you thought "Quick, to GRcade!" was bad at times....

Uhm.. So, be honest.. has anyone ever ejaculated blood?
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by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:14 am

I suspect it was because I sealed it in with a gripped hand and didn't let it come out (on the newly washed sheets), probably built up pressure and blew a capillary. Scared the hell out of me.


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