Inappropriate and non-translation-related advertigon on ProZ
Thread poster: Textklick

Textklick  Identity Verified
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Jan 25, 2010

For some time now, strange ads unrelated to translation - such as the one depicted in the screenshot below - have been appearing on our portal.

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A German-language forum started a while back and has in the meantime run up to nine pages of heated discussion.

Like many of my German colleagues, I consider this kind of advertising to detract severely from the intended nature of this site. This is not the kind of visual matter that I wish either existing or potential clients to see and indeed I hardly view it as an inducement stay on as a paid member.

Paid-for advertising that is related to our profession is fine in my view, but I believe that our portal should be firmly blocked from all other types of advertising sources, since they could make a laughing stock of ProZ itself and of all members/users.

I wonder what peers in other countries think about this and indeed what experiences they have made?

Do these ads show up in localized ProZ pages in other languages?

Please note: you may also need to temporarily log off from ProZ in order to view the ads.


Lucia Leszinsky
Topic already addressed Jan 25, 2010

Dear Textklick,

This topic has already been addressed by Henry here:

For this reason, I am closing this thread.




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