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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 18:20

Dear Users,

Since the information in this editorial is somewhat outdated, I thought it was time to share some updates on this topic with everyone. Not all of what is written in that topic is obsolete, so please don't disregard everything there. However, there are some updates. 

Last updated on 12-06-2019






I.) Linkvertise.

Due to a number of complaints about some of the adfly-service, we're slowly changing to a new service: "Linkvertise". We're going to add this link shortener to most of the download links here. A brief explanation on how to progress through the ads:

Click on "discover interesting articles":


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After which a window will come up looking like this; click on the "x" in the top right corner (it can take up to 15 seconds for the window to close, though).


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Update: after clicking that "x", you will now also need to watch an ad-video (unless you want to endure that, we recommend turning off the audio for the duration of the video/muting the browser tab, and/or briefly switching to a different browser tab). Haters gonna hate


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After you've endured the video - or not - click on "Continue" (sometimes displayed as "Weiter"), wait 15 seconds, and then "Continue to Website" (sometimes displayed as "Weiter zur Website"). Which will then lead you to the destination link.


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We are now running a script on the forum which allows us to "shorten" all outgoing links at once, without having to do them one by one. This, however, has caused a number of interesting problems, such as the effect that literally all outgoing links are being shortened, whether it's a download link of a G4TW item or a harmless external news article in some discussion thread. 

This is NOT our intention, and we are seeking to resolve it in the (hopefully) near future.





II.) "Infolinks"

If adblockers are disabled (only), you will notice that certain words on the Forum are going to be "highlighted". These keywords show up in orange, and to distinguish them from normal links: the info-links are those links with a dotted/punctured underline.


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If you hover with the mouse over these "Infolinks", a small window will show up. 


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If you decide to click on the link you will be re-directed to their site, from which you then are able to use their search (for what it's worth)...





III.) Spending the money.

You may be wondering what we do with the income from these advertisements, and I would be happy to share! We've started using a "Premium" package for the forum. We pay a set amount of money to Forumotion each month, and it enables a number of nice features. To name a few: 


Arrow The forum now has it's own, personal domain. Games4theworld purchased a couple of domains, and you can reach the forum by going to:
https://www.games4theworld.club


Arrow Advanced search is now enabled on the Forum.


Arrow The Forum now has an SSL certificate.


Arrow The Administrators now have a few more options in the Adminpanel.


Arrow The team receives gifts from time to time, for their hard work. 


Remember we are all volunteers, and we spend a lot of time making your visit to Games4theworld a pleasurable one. 

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 18:29

Just a reminder in addition to what has been said above: we do not condone any messages or means that circumvent, or otherwise undermine the current policy of ad-shortened links.

"Otherwise?", you may ask. "You shall see", I will reply.  Carlos is tha man

Again, it's perfectly fine for you to disapprove of these ads, just as it is within your prerogative to grab your downloads from a different source than G4TW. Understand that the implementation of the policy for the time being stands as-is, and is not up to debate.

I'd also like to add that most of the "problematic" ads (e.g. sexual or other non-family-friendly content) should be gone now as well. Should you see any further problematic ads use the contact form here; and if possible add a screenshot to your message, showing the problem-ad.


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