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Ganz Blocks Certain Advertisements Based on Player Age


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For months now we have been hearing complaints from players about the advertisements showing up in Webkinz World.  There was a concern that many of the ads were "too old" for the children visiting the site.  As of today, we now know that Ganz was listening to these posts.
 
Starting this morning, many players noticed that some of the advertisements were replaced with a note showing the player's age.  Here you can see a picture from an account owned by a grandchild of one of the staff members.  It appears that Ganz has ranked the third party advertisements by whether or not the are appropriate for certain age groups, and any ads that are ranked above the player's age are being blocked.

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

Well that's a pretty good solution! Thanks Ganz!

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

Thank you ganz, for this wonderful idea.

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That's a nice solution but I'm under 18 yet ads aimed towards adults do not bother me one bit. The censorship looks horrible, but I guess it's more targeted towards little kids.

Couldn't they have just made it so that accounts over a certain age will see certain ads?

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That's a good idea, ganz!!!

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Also, I don't see any Webkinz Ads anymore. All ads are the nasty and plain white with *age* text on it. Is the censorship for all ads? Or just the adult ones?

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I think that this is a wise move on the part of Ganz they should become more popular with the parents now and should not have to release an entire months pets in the Limited Edition catagory.

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LOL! That's creepy. 4 yrs old! How amazing! What does it mean? xD

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Well, I am glad the Gantz is being more sensitive towards their younger audiance.

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Cool! Hopefully they don't show up for me.

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View Post Originally Posted by vjr2000
LOL! That's creepy. 4 yrs old! How amazing! What does it mean? xD
Ohhhhh.....good idea, Ganz!

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

how does it know our age though??

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4 yrs old.. xD, I like that.

View Post Originally Posted by jellydonut
how does it know our age though??
You put it in when you join WW.

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View Post Originally Posted by vjr2000
LOL! That's creepy. 4 yrs old! How amazing! What does it mean? xD
It is the age of an underaged user's account.

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

A smart idea!

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Why does it censor ads for me even though I'm older?

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I saw one that said 18 yrs old.
Very strange........
and I am not 18 I am a few years younger than that..........

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It only recognizes the age of the user at the time of their sign on, by the birthdate your provided.
If I provided one for ....say a niece who was born in 1999 then it would automatically say 11 or 12 years (depending on when the birthday is, before today 12, after today, 11)

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

A good solution, but I don't really think I've seen ads out there that need censorship.

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I don't understand any of this.........

Re: Webkinz World censors ads for underage children

That's FABULOUS for people that didn't use their own birth date for their children's accounts because they didn't want to give out their children's information

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