An offensive ad?

I've received a few complaints about one of the ads running on the site, for People are worried it might be a porn ad. It's actually not. According to Federated Media it's "a satirical wikipedia stye guide to celebrities who behave badly."

Most of the ads on the site run through Google, and I have very little control over them. But a few run through Federated Media, and I have slightly more control over these. FM warned me this ad was scheduled to run, and I could have opted out of it, but (except for the name) I didn't think it was very offensive. Even the name -- aren't people allowed to say "dick" on TV? It doesn't seem like it's considered to be a taboo word.

But if enough people have a problem with it, I can certainly have it removed.


Posted on Thu Jul 17, 2008


hehehehe... you said it.
Posted by fuzzfoot  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  10:27 AM
Dear Sir;

I am offend by the use of that word on your website and demand you take it off immediately!!!.

How dare you use that word Google on a website accessed by children!

Posted by Bill Gates  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  11:58 AM
Alex, you've run into the people who make a profession out of being easily offended. Dickipedia is nothing but I demand you remove the references to television immediately! If you do not do so within 24 hours my lawyer, F. Lee Baily, will sue you just a soon as he is available.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  02:13 PM
I'm offended that it's not porn. Why don't we ever get anything fun on this site?!
Posted by Sakano  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  03:33 PM
Oh... I hadn't noticed.

Guess the ad wasn't very effective.
Posted by rain  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  06:06 PM
except for the shape of the shadow behind the dickipedia logo.
Posted by john  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  07:48 PM
Kind of makes you wonder what X-rated MOH would be like. We'd need Playboy Jackalopes of course, and maybe Bigfoot could be a stripper.
Posted by Bananads  on  Thu Jul 17, 2008  at  09:05 PM
Wow. I hadn't noticed the shape of the shadow until you pointed it out.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Jul 18, 2008  at  12:06 AM
Appropos of Federated Media, they ran this contest for Radio Shack. I entered as a joke. Guess what! I WON!

My prize is a $250 Radio Shack gift certificate. Yay for me.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Jul 18, 2008  at  03:02 AM
I didn't think the name of the site was so the shadow behind it. I thought it was obvious right away...but maybe my mind just works like that. :blank:

The description from another ad seemed to be cause for more concern.
Posted by Maegan  on  Fri Jul 18, 2008  at  06:27 AM
Maybe they should name it Dicktionary!
Posted by Old Computer Dude  on  Fri Jul 18, 2008  at  11:19 AM
I choose to block most advertising in both my browsers, so I never even got to see the advertisement...
Posted by Christopher  on  Sat Jul 19, 2008  at  07:42 AM
"If you do not do so within 24 hours my lawyer, F. Lee Baily, will sue you just a soon as he is available."

I think it's gonna be a while, seeing as Mr. Bailey is dead.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Jul 21, 2008  at  02:01 AM
I hadn't noticed this one at all until it was mentioned by a few members. Only one time have I seen an actual-very-obvious-graphic-gratuituous-beyond porn ad here on the forum. This one does not rate.
Posted by hulitoons  on  Mon Jul 21, 2008  at  05:26 AM
'Beyond porn'?

Now I'm frightened, yet intrigued.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Mon Jul 21, 2008  at  12:04 PM
CMG, did you forget about my alleged sense of humor? Surely the joke was extremly obvious. I used F. Lee Bailey since I couldn't remember the name of that lawyer who was convicted of treason during Lincoln's administration and exiled. So, I used F. Lee Bailey, TV star to complain about the references to television on MOH.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Mon Jul 21, 2008  at  01:51 PM
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