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« on: September 20, 2016, 06:12 »
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 08:21 »
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Look at the comments at the bottom. "MISLEADING".  Glad free isn't really free. 

« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 08:23 »
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Look at the comments at the bottom. "MISLEADING".  Glad free isn't really free.
Yep for once I approve of a misleading advert.  :o.

« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 11:55 »
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Here is the FREE part:
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Features:
  • Get a free image if you are one of the first 25,000 people to   install the plug-in!

While I detest this kind of advertising too, after looking at the comments I have to laugh...heaven forbid they should actually have to PAY for an image. By now you would think that most people would know that nothing is free and when you see the word FREE you should read the fine print because it is probably a scam.
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 12:10 »
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All the whining because they thought they'd get 25,000 free images and instead they only get one free image and a free add-in. Poor things.

I do agree it's a bad headline. Easily misinterpreted, and not in our favor. I don't want everyone thinking SS gives our images away for free.

« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 14:09 »
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Here is the FREE part:
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Features:
  • Get a free image if you are one of the first 25,000 people to   install the plug-in!

While I detest this kind of advertising too, after looking at the comments I have to laugh...heaven forbid they should actually have to PAY for an image. By now you would think that most people would know that nothing is free and when you see the word FREE you should read the fine print because it is probably a scam.

It's not that they have to pay for image, it's about misleading.

« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 15:00 »
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Here is the FREE part:
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Features:
  • Get a free image if you are one of the first 25,000 people to   install the plug-in!

While I detest this kind of advertising too, after looking at the comments I have to laugh...heaven forbid they should actually have to PAY for an image. By now you would think that most people would know that nothing is free and when you see the word FREE you should read the fine print because it is probably a scam.

It's not that they have to pay for image, it's about misleading.

It is about misleading, that's what I said I detested.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 19:58 »
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I'm not seeing anything misleading. The only thing that could be seen as misleading is the part where it says free above the green add button. But the part above the green add button only ever applies to the cost of the app... so it's either free or its not free, and it shows a single price for the app. You can't add a big freehand description on varying prices of images depending on size or usage.... and even if you could, they wouldn't be related to the actual price of the app.

It does say in the body of the text that you have to pay for images and it does say you only get one free.

« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 11:55 »
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Look at the comments at the bottom. "MISLEADING".  Glad free isn't really free.

Only for people who can't read. "Get a free image if you are one of the first 25,000 people to install the plug-in!"

« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2016, 12:33 »
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Not deceiving? Surely you don't really believe that.  :)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 12:40 by cathyslife »

« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 14:47 »
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That banner ad is kind of misleading for sure.

Just thought I provide a perspective on why sometimes advertisers write titles that look misleading. I used to work on advertising for Virgin Mobile USA a number of years ago, back then, they had a policy of not writing misleading ad copy. While very good idea in spirit, it make all of their ads very wordy. Because not only were we explaining what the promotion is, we also had to explain the catch all in the ad copy and not hide it with the *legal copy down below. Virgin Mobile stuck with that for a few years and then gave up. The wordy ads just had a certain amount of unattractive visual noise in their ads, and so they eventually decided it was in their better interests to have beautiful ads and just hide the catch in the * legal copy like every other company else.


 

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