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Re: OT: tsunami: simulate banner click

by MarkusLaker (Beadle)
on Jan 03, 2005 at 22:33 UTC ( [id://419085]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT: tsunami: simulate banner click

Disclaimer: I don't have any involvement with banner advertising. Neither, as far as I know, does my employer.

Companies pay a small amount of money to have a banner displayed on a Web site because they believe it will raise their profile and increase sales. Simulating a banner-click means lying to the company concerned about the number of times its advert has been viewed in order to trick it into paying more. It's theft, regardless of whether the money ends up going to charity or not (and you have only the Web-site owner's word that it will). In my view, the end does not justify the means, especially when most Perl monks will be rich enough to visit sites such as DEC and make a contribution out of their own funds.

I know this is both OT and controversial. Vote me up or down, as you see fit.


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Re^2: OT: tsunami: simulate banner click
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on Jan 04, 2005 at 18:23 UTC
    Yes, this is like pseudo-cyber-RobinHood and for such small sums. Just think what was the most foolish expenditure of money that you spent during the last six months and donate an equal or higher sum to a help organization with a good reputation!

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