On July 5th people on other Liverpool FC sites were reporting that k*optalk was again running S*n advertisements on the homepage and did so for most of the day. At the time no one on k*ptalk appeared to ask the question as to why these ads were being shown, or if they did the posts were being deleted very quickly.
Now if this was the first time it had happened you could offer a little sympathy for the dumbass that runs the site. However for three reasons this is not possible:
- It’s not the first time it’s happened (https://koptalkinsider.wordpress.com/5-the-s-oldhams-arse/).
- You have to subscribe to the adverts in the first place and
- Because it’s Dunk and he is a S*n loving c*nt.
I know this subject has already been covered, but I happened to go to the “official k*ptalk blog” today and read yesterday’s entry which is in response to someone asking about the adverts.
Taken from his blog:
People often ask us if it’s true that we support The Sun newspaper because their ads have appeared on our website in the past. No we don’t support The Sun newspaper but yes their ads have appeared on our site without our prior knowledge (not exactly true it it?). However K*pTalk has NEVER profited from any form of commercial partnership or link-up with the rag because there has never been one in the first place. Neither has The S*n ever approached us. (Answer this Dunk have you ever purchased a copy of The S*n?)
The only people that try to use the innocent lives of the 96 Reds who died at Hillsborough are those associated to one or two Liverpool FC websites spawned from K*pTalk by former members who were banned (Again a little bit of a lie there Dunk, any way I thought they banned themselves) from our site forums. They try to claim that we would knowingly carry such ads (not a claim). Well here’s a support ticket we received in July 2007 and with it our response that should explain (k*ptalk style) how ad agencies deliver their campaigns on sites such as K*pTalk.
Shame on those who use the 96 lives for their own agenda by deliberately misleading others.
I recently visited your website and was dismayed to see a full-colour advert for The S*n newspaper at the top of the homepage. I know for a fact that this isn’t a Google Ad and have enquired to several web advertising agencies who have told me that certain websites can be blocked with permission of the owner of the site.
Why did an advertisement for that paper that has caused so much hurt and distress to the people of Liverpool and Liverpool Football Club over the years with their lies and slander being displayed on what is meant to be a Liverpool FC website?
If it were to be revealed to the club or the supporters there would be great uproar and a lot of anger directed towards the website which I’m sure you and your members would not want.
I have taken a screenshot of the image on your website and would gladly send you a copy of it.
I await your response
Please could you provide the link to the page where you say this ad appeared and also inform us when this was? [ED: As we’re carrying mainly Blue Square ads at the moment, no other ads could appear on 99.99% of the site so we’re a little confused here as to where this person claims such an ad appeared, hence the question].
If we work with an ad agency they provide us with special code to add to our pages. This code is never changed, it basically allows the advertising agency to add campaigns as and when they choose automatically (at their end). Because they deal with thousands of companies, they do not inform us when they add a new campaign.
As we are not made aware of new campaigns when they add them, the only way we can disable such offending ads is if we spot them ourselves or if someone notifies us. We can then block that particular campaign through the control panel of the advertising agency. This will stop that campaign from displaying. For example it may be called S*n1 – S*n1 would then be blocked but if they returned say 2 months later with a new campaign called S*n2, then S*n2 would appear until it was blocked.
Google ads are easier to block as you can block out domain names before ads appear e.g. you could add www.theS*n.co.uk to a blocked list before such an ad appears.
Only a fool would believe that we would knowingly run adverts for The S*n newspaper. They can slip through the net but when notified or discovered by ourselves they would be disabled, as they have been in the past.
If it were “revealed to supporters” we’d tell them exactly the same as we’ve just told you. It’s not a conspiracy but a fact of how the ad agencies we work with operate. Anyone with common sense would understand that, those that didn’t we wouldn’t be concerned about.
We hope this helps answer your question.
OK, so again Dunk is claiming that it happened by accident and it was out of his control although I’m sure we’ve heard that line before. Unfortunately I like many others don’t believe this; a company would never add campaigns as and when they choose automatically. If that was the case they could add anything including links to competitors sites, can you imagine the hassle that would cause.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea how online advertising works. However looking around on the web sites of a few providers of this service seems to show that you have to subscribe to the individual campaign which has been backed up previously by other users and website owners comments and in total contradiction to what Dunk has said.
These are taken from two of the bigger Ad provider’s websites:
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Dunk we know you read the blog, so maybe you can answer this, why did you advertise The S*n on your website (again)? And on a personal note how did the house move go?