Why not? Personally I'm not particularly fond of any religion, but I don't think it's significantly worse than many of the other products people try to sell."Convert to Islam
Let us help you to become a Muslim Native Muslims in private live chat"
What do you make of that? As a semi-responsible webmaster, I'm not sure I'd have that ad on my site.
Was there any hint that the ad had anything to do with such things? Islamic State is only a tiny fraction of one percent of the world's Muslin population, and most of the people they're killing are other Muslims. And I'd expect them to be targeting recruitment efforts at people who are already Muslim, and playing on the discrimination they experience because of that. People who are just curious about Islam seem like a very poor prospect.I dunno, my concern wasn't based on religion itself.
When we have people being groomed online to fight for our enemies abroad; apparently in the name of that religion, that's where the alarm bell starts ringing.
Ah, that's unfortunate.I used Adblock with Firefox some time ago and it seemed to slow the browser down and make it unstable.
No, they're pretty evil.I tend to use Chrome at work but I don't like the company that makes it.
Every individual ad designer would probably prefer theirs to be the only flash ad on a page; they don't want people to be distracted by other ads. While the site owner wants to maximise revenue by showing as many ads as possible. And they probably get served the ads by a third party and don't know what format the supplied ads will be in.It confuses me why anyone would think "Flash, let's make an advert with that" and then say "aces, lets put 10 of those on the same page".
Flash is quite a high-performing runtime. It can do a lot but it is resource-intensive. That's why it's makes sense for *content*, not advertising.
Presumably they have good caching, so most requests won't go anywhere near the database.One sympathy I have for Wikia is that it's based around that MediaWiki rubbish that we played about with a few years back in trying to create our own Star Fleet Wiki. It must absolutely hammer the database and file servers because we had about 5 pages on it and it ran like an absolute dog.
Well, the wording would be a bit different since Christianity is the dominant religion in the English-speaking world 8) But I'm sure there are similar ads inviting people to find Jesus or whatever. Christian evangelism is certainly a big thing in at least some denominations, and I'd be astonished if various groups aren't trying more modern approaches.At the same time, I can't imagine an advert saying:
"Convert to Christianity
Let us help you to become a Christian, Native Christians in private live chat"
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