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Old 05-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Arrow BREAKING NEWS: New Ad Policy and new "Opt Out" Choice

In Webinz World today, Ganz announced a new "Ad Policy" that will affect the appearance of third-party (non Ganz) advertisements in Webkinz World. Some of you may remember the two ad campaigns that have run in WW, one for the Bee Movie and one for the Alvin and the Chipmunks Movie. In the policy statement, Ganz reaffirms it's commitment "to being responsible in [it's] approach to advertsising and the advertisers that [they] allow on the site." You can read the complete policy statement in Webkinz World.
Also, a new "Opt Out" Choice has been added to Webkinz World accounts. If you don't wish to view these third-party advertisements, you can now choose to have them be blocked from your account. This option can be found next to the "Daily KinzCare" tab in the "My Pets" window. Once you select this option, the advertisements will be turned off. If you change your mind, you must wait at least 30 days to turn them back on again.
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Also New on Thursday:
  • New Questions have been added to Quizzy's Corner.
  • A winner was selected in the WW Haiku Contest: Man with Bubbles
  • Harvest Strawberries now sell back to the wShop for 6 KC instead of 7 KC.
  • There's a suspicious new tree now growing next to the Clubhouse tree.


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Old 05-29-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
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Another change they made today is that when you click "get items from storage" you see things, like shirts, loader loungers, and wagons full of toys flyingfrom teh storage box to the dock-boxes.

Perhaps these changes are why the site is booting us all out and saying "please wait" when we try to buy our ancient civ. wallpapers!
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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they're jipping us 1KC on our harvest strawberries? wow, that's a new low for Ganz. what difference does it make to them, it's virtual money.
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yay! 3rd post! wowthat might be wierd ???
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the info Justin!! hope the tree is kinzplus
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Interesting that the ad policy decision cannot be changed for 30 days...I wonder why that is? Does it interfere with their website if people change that option too often?
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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7th post! thanks for the great info!
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Thanks for posting this info!Very helpful!
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:09 PM   #9
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Awesome! Just noticed the tree, I freaked out! Sure hope it's Kinzchat Plus! Thanks for the info, Justin!
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Interesting that the ad policy decision cannot be changed for 30 days...I wonder why that is? Does it interfere with their website if people change that option too often?
No. They're minimizing the number of people who may be able to get the special gifts from the ads, like the Alvin & Chipmunks costumes.


They're banking on the fact that at least some people will have turned off 3rd party ads and their 30 day period will overlap a special advertisement like the Chipmunks one. It's called averaging and on average, fewer people will be eligible to click on the ads WITH the limitation than without.


Same reason they've decided to limit our ability to buy rares to 1 per day and why they do things like shave 1 KC off the resale price of strawberries. They're creating artificial scarcity in order to increase demand for Webkinz items, both real and virtual.

On the one hand, it's brilliant business. On the other, it's pretty dirty for what's supposedly a children & family oriented site.
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