Attention Covers Users - Important Notice Re Avatars

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ManassaMauler PM ManassaMauler
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Posted: 11/5/2012 9:39:06 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by PorkyinNS:

I couldn't agree more with Orangemen, GQ, Manassa,Sloak, Switch and isn't like I come here for the fact until you started putting the banners right IN the threads I didn't even know you did advertise. Even now...I couldn't tell you one company that chooses to advertise here.
I remember people by their pic and then their name. It's not like I'm tied to mine or anything...just making it less anonymous may help.
 Why would you punish everyone instead of just simply trawling the forums and boxing the people who were not complying?
Michfan15 PM Michfan15
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Posted: 11/5/2012 9:39:26 PM
disagree with the OP the forum would exist without advertisers its pretty much 100% user generated content on just wouldn't be making much money if not for advertisers.

As si1ly pointed out, your moving back to the dark ages were advertisers ran the show.  Its 2012 and consumers have the power to choose from more things then ever before, the advertisers do not have the power anymore.  Think like a progressive company not a company from 10-15 years ago.

Its sad to see the potential Covers has to be a really great website and it seems your doing a tremendous job of staying mediocre.  
jagerfury PM jagerfury
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Posted: 11/5/2012 10:44:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by switchwalk:

This forum is a mess now.
why should i continue to use when your competitors are making leaps and bounds in improving the user experience? What indication have you given me, your customer, that your product will be of interest to me in the future?

Who are these other competitors? I am so ready for another site than covers...
joewashington PM joewashington
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Posted: 11/5/2012 11:12:42 PM

Originally Posted by emcacco:

im gonna put up a picture of my person and see if they approve it

Put a little ball cap on him then sew on a couple of black beads for eyes and name it Osama Obama.

roondog248 PM roondog248
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Posted: 11/6/2012 12:12:13 AM
and you have to say 10 our fathers before submitting a post.  
CapGun PM CapGun
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Posted: 11/6/2012 12:34:38 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ushpa:

The epidemic corporatization of mainstream media by giant chains like Gannett, GE, and Westinghouse has homogenized journalism, reduced outspoken opinion, and leeched "offensive" and "antisocial" material from many publications and shows.  In both the literal and metaphorical sense, this easily constitutes censorship - moral guardians expurgating material they deem inappropriate or immoral.  Companies like Disney, which owns ABC are fanatic about presenting a "wholesome image." (Anyone who has spent anytime on the boards on ESPNs "Streak For The Cash" can speak to their level of censorship).  Corporations like Chrysler demand to be notified in advance of magazines' editorial content "that encompasses sexual, political, social issues or any editorial that might be construed as provocative or offensive" if the car manufacturer had ads scheduled to appear. According to the WSJ, concern over a four-page Chrysler advertising insert in Esquire led the magazine's editor to abruptly cancel publication of a short story by the highly acclaimed novelist David Leavitt about a happy man who writes college term papers in exchange for sex. Were the federal government to impose control of that kind, there would be a meltdown on both the left and the right. But the Journal said the auto maker is just one of a "host of major advertisers that are wielding their economic clout to change the rules of magazine publishing. While it isn't unusual for companies to avoid advertising in publications they deem offensive, or to pull ads after a magazine runs something objectionable, Chrysler and many others are going much further: demanding advance warnings about stories." So in modern American society, discount retailers are changing the rules of music, video providers the nature of films, and auto manufacturers determining the content of magazines. The Journal reported that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. sends its ad agencies guidelines forbidding them from running ads in magazines with "offensive" sexual content or material the company considers "antisocial or in bad taste." Ford yanked ads from The New Yorker when the magazine failed to alert the car company about an article containing a four-letter word. In response, The New Yorker set up a formal system to warn about 50 companies on a "sensitive advertiser list" about articles that might offend. If media conglomerates like Hearst, which owns Esquire, and Advance Publications, which publishes Conde Nast magazines and The New Yorker, are so vulnerable to advertiser pressure, imagine the impact on smaller magazines and newspapers, for whom giant advertisers bring in life-and-death revenue. The fact is, large corporations are notoriously vulnerable to pressure from special interest groups and others with particular agendas. Until recent times, media companies were run by powerful individual entrepreneurs like Bill Paley, the founder of CBS. They had the power to stand up to advertisers. But modern media conglomerates are highly vulnerable to Wall Street analysts, consumer boycotts, federal regulation, lawsuits, and lawyers. They have strong financial incentives to take few risks and avoid controversy. In a world in which Wal-Mart shapes music and Ford influences language, it still seems unclear to many people on and off the Web where the most menacing kind of censorship is coming from. It is simply not true that only governments can censor, certainly not in the USA. In fact, in contemporary American media, government barely needs to bother.  (Excerpts from Wired) So to the leaders of Covers I say, beware what your acquiescing to here, for censorship is part of a very slippery slope that leads to things like fasicism.

Welp guess who's NOT reading all of that?? 
Skanless1 PM Skanless1
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Posted: 11/6/2012 2:28:06 AM
what a f'ing joke.  i can't have a damn wierd behind squirrel as my avatar?  this place really sucks.
don juan PM don juan
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Posted: 11/6/2012 6:28:36 AM

As Covers knows, I have been trying to bring decency to this site ever since they merged with Wagerline, so I welcome this new standard.

Amen ?

idle_havoc PM idle_havoc
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Posted: 11/6/2012 12:06:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rizzo:

Guys not too sure what the big deal is here, avatars are still allowed but will only have to be approved to prevent over the top offensive images displaying beside an advertisers banner. How is that moving backwards or hard to understand.

If you dont have an offensive avatar then what is the big issue?
when will we be able to start using custom avatars?
Slings PM Slings
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Posted: 11/6/2012 12:20:06 PM
I have to say in my entire time here (which is not long) I have clicked on perhaps one add. I come here for the insight that the respectable users here bring to betting sports, mainly Si1ly and his data sheets. I could care less about a promotion here or a flashy add there. Honestly half the time I can't say I see them, and when I do notice them its more of a pain in the behind than anything. It is sad to see the decline this site has had since even the summer time I have been here. What is even more unfortunate is that Covers does not seem to care. I enjoy the way the site is presented for CONTENT, but I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever seen people censored for their avatars this harshly, and I'm talking about in any forum ever. Sadly, as long as Covers managements pockets are lined from advertising money and they can continue to generate at least steady profits, what any of us complain about carries no weight. A site filled with ads and no users is of no use to anyone.
slowphenomenon PM slowphenomenon
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Posted: 11/7/2012 7:05:57 PM
dillon24 PM dillon24
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Posted: 11/7/2012 8:59:11 PM

So no naked ladies?  What about pot leaves?  What's next?

esplanade PM esplanade
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Posted: 11/7/2012 9:47:39 PM
How about instead of worrying so much about the users (also known as your base), you worry a bit more about your advertisers (read Beted) ripping off your customers. Unless of course Covers and Beted were one and the same as has been often alleged.
esplanade PM esplanade
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Posted: 11/7/2012 9:49:46 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by don juan:

As Covers knows, I have been trying to bring decency to this site ever since they merged with Wagerline, so I welcome this new standard.

Amen ?

I find the happy looking guy in your avatar to be one of the most offensive images on the site. Truly unsettling.
_keyser_soze_ PM _keyser_soze_
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Posted: 11/8/2012 2:21:36 PM
They can take our Avatars - but they can never take ... our FREEDOM!!!

fever PM fever
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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:23:12 PM
SportsFreak69 PM SportsFreak69
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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:38:39 PM
Why punish everyone instead of just simply removing the people who were not complying?
tinfoils PM tinfoils
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Posted: 11/8/2012 6:01:53 PM

Originally Posted by SportsFreak69:

Why punish everyone instead of just simply removing the people who were not complying?


Because it makes too much sense! I have to admit, the recent  transformation of Covers has been a PANI  IN THE behind!

Fiasco21 PM Fiasco21
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Posted: 11/8/2012 6:23:30 PM
how do some people have custom avi's but others dont? all i see are those stupid pictures of people that arent me or hot girls
abadboycali PM abadboycali
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Posted: 11/8/2012 6:54:54 PM
man , this place look dead without those avatar . oh And IM under 18??? lmao ... jk.

--phillyfan-- PM --phillyfan--
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wmi799 PM wmi799
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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:13:10 PM

Is anyone believing the excuse they are using? It should not take this long for one. If they knew they were doing this, they would have been prepared by doing trial runs prior to announcing for one. Plus each and every day, it is the BS lie from CT, "just one more day or so"

I could care less though. It is just the blatant dishonesty. As said, a REAL simple solution would to have made user get rid of the so called avatars in question

The advertiser angle I think is BS. Can't these adverstisers see they are pissing the customers they want off?


BigJoe83 PM BigJoe83
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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:22:43 PM
I can't have an Eric Cartman avatar???
outlaw96 PM outlaw96
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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:40:53 PM
Everyone is just a name without a face

it would be a great place to commit a crime, they could never pick you out of a lineup, just an alias to go  off of,
that  would never stand up in court.

the thrill is gone

they need to put a picture of a bull taking a garbage  as one of the avy options , as there are so many great ones to choose from its like the 3rd grade all over again 

tinfoils PM tinfoils
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Posted: 11/8/2012 10:07:01 PM
We're all John Does outlined in chalk!
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