Old 05-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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While I personally do not pay for the Elite membership on here, which opens me up to ads, I don't see ads thanks to AdBlocker, but this one got through. I must say, this is certainly tacky and fairly pathetic to create a photo album on here, place a photo in it and just have the album link go straight to the advertiser's website (this one does not, but I have seen one recently that does such a thing when you click on it). Is this something that the site admins are allowing, or is this the work of a bot? Either way, I would not be overly happy if one of my photos were added to one of these.

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Just for the record, I am not calling out the photog or the photo, just the pathetic advertising route now being taken.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:20 PM   #2
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While I personally do not pay for the Elite membership on here, which opens me up to ads, I don't see ads thanks to AdBlocker, but this one got through. I must say, this is certainly tacky and fairly pathetic to create a photo album on here, place a photo in it and just have the album link go straight to the advertiser's website (this one does not, but I have seen one recently that does such a thing when you click on it). Is this something that the site admins are allowing, or is this the work of a bot? Either way, I would not be overly happy if one of my photos were added to one of these.

Image © Daniel Odette
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Just for the record, I am not calling out the photog or the photo, just the pathetic advertising route now being taken.
I've noticed it too, on other shots. It's pretty bad.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the "Divine Power" solar ad? This doesn't bother me. It's way at the bottom. Realistically it costs money to run the website and it has to be paid for somehow.


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It isn't an ad that generated money for RP. Well, I don't think it does. IT is embedded into the text describing an album, so any shot that the album creator chooses for his album, that will have the album box displayed at the bottom and so the ad will appear.
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I messaged the admins about the ad in this photo about a week ago, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/521212/. I haven't heard anything since and its still up so I guess they don't mind companies advertising for free.
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I messaged the admins about the ad in this photo about a week ago, http://www.railpictures.net/photo/521212/. I haven't heard anything since and its still up so I guess they don't mind companies advertising for free.
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A few questions:

1. I haven't uploaded in ages. I don't know if any of my photos are in albums or not. If they are, I don't remember if I got notified or not, so do you get notified if your photo gets added to someone's album?

2. If your photo is added to a BS album like the one in question, do you as the photo owner have the capability to remove your photo from said album?
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A few questions:

1. I haven't uploaded in ages. I don't know if any of my photos are in albums or not. If they are, I don't remember if I got notified or not, so do you get notified if your photo gets added to someone's album?

2. If your photo is added to a BS album like the one in question, do you as the photo owner have the capability to remove your photo from said album?
1- No.

2- I don't believe so.
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I don't know if any of my photos are in albums or not.
Just open your photos full size and scroll through...

Granted, this could take awhile for some members!

BTW, the spam album seems to be gone.
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