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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by huntz, May 28, 2006.

  1. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #21
    don't waste your time reporting, if someone is really breaking the tos, google will find out using their software or people that work for google and monitor sites.

    Besides that, terms are really general, what most people may consider as violation of terms is usually just a regular technique everyone uses.
    SEMrush
     
    DomainMagnate, May 28, 2006 IP
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  2. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #22
    I was accidentally violating the ToS and a nice DP person was kind enough to PM me. That person might have saved me a whole lot of grief from Google.

    There was a long time between the time I read the ToS and the time I added the section that violated the ToS. Heck, that section was very likely added after I read the ToS -- I have not been so good at keeping up with changes and additions.

    However, when browsing the web, I don't see a lot of "honest violators." I see a lot of obvious spammers.

    The vast majority of sites I report to AdSense are sites I find through Copyscape -- because they are stealing my content.
     
    Will.Spencer, May 28, 2006 IP
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    fhirzall Guest

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    #23
    I think it depends on the site, if the webmaster has a big arrow pointing to his scrolling ads that says CLICK ME, then I'd just go ahead and report it, but if its a minor thing like labeling ads with 'our partners' instead of 'Sponsored Links' then I think you should notify the webmaster because it might just be an honest mistake.
     
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  4. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #24
    Will, it's mostly just common sense.
    1. No porn, no violence etc..
    2. No click incentives

    and that's all. There's not that much about it.
    If I ever report someone that is just if he simply scraped all my content.
     
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  5. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #25
    The Google AdSense ToS is far from common sense -- it's a bloody mess of legal mumbo-jumbo.

    Google made me take AdSense off a page about airguns because the ToS is against firearms. AIR is NOT FIRE. :mad:
     
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    projectw3 Banned

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    #26
    That I agree with! And it appears that they are getting particular about symbols too. Just be careful of any texts and symbols around the ads as they may be misinterpreted as labelling the ads.

     
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  7. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #27
    Quite Right. :)
     
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    corinaw Not Banned

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    #28
    Absolute cheating?? No doubt I report it.

    If you are a newby, I send you an email
     
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  9. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #29
    see violence above ;)
     
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    whitespider Peon

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    #30
    LOL Will - you are a mine of good info on here but thats really stretching the points - a guns a gun really and surely this is where common sense DOES kick in
     
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  11. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #31
    1. The ToS says nothing about guns. It says "firearms."

    2. There are many types of guns for many different purposes. An air gun is not a firearm.
     
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    whitespider Peon

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    #32
    Will - just for the argument I have looked up "definition of firearm" in G and there are hundreds of different answers, some agreeing with you and some not.

    http://www.riversideca.gov/municipal_code/title_09/12/010.html

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...:Firearm&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title

    My own OPINION is that they mean "weapon" or "gun".

    I WOULD agree with your main point though about the ambiguity of TOS - they should be clearer when there are so many different possible interpretations on certain terms. Its a bit like the "adult content" argument whcih we assume to mean "porn" but seems to be applied liberally, yet INCONSISTENTLY at the same time.
     
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  13. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #33
    They are lawyers, if they mean "weapon or gun", they should say "weapon or gun."

    The AdSense ToS is horribly written and should be almost completely re-done.
     
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  14. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #34
    here, I found it, 74th page in my book, third line:

     
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    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #35
    Hehehe... sorry... I'm stubborn. It's a known character flaw. :)
     
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  16. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #36
    That's true.

    :D
     
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