Hey guys! I’m going to try and address the elephant in the room (yet again) – ads. Shortly after Christmas, esp. towards the start of Feb., a good number of Wuxiaworld users got hit once more with a wave of bad ads, mostly on mobile, which caused problems and redirects and a fair amount of havoc. I’ve spent utterly ungodly hours on ads over the past year, and this was kind of the final straw. I threw in the towel and finally did something I had been wanting to do and yet resisting for quite some time; bringing in a paid multi-person team of professionals to work full-time on ad implementation, quality screening, and everything else ad-related. [UPDATE – You can email [email protected] with any reports of ads that are autoplaying sound, redirecting, or linking to porn].
I’ve been watching this team at work for the past week, and I have to say – they are really, really good. Top-notch professionals. As with most things in life, you get as much as you are willing to pay for! Although the ads might ‘look’ the same for now, the back-end has been completely gutted and reworked properly, and the advertisers/networks have been majorly reshuffled as well. As a result, the number of bad ads (esp. mobile redirects) should be greatly reduced now, and video ads should also be curbed (although there will always be a few).
More changes will be coming; some ads might be made more visible while others will be removed. What I’m asking for all of you is – over the course of the next few weeks, let me know what changes you are seeing, for the better or the worse. If mobile problems are better for you – let me know. If problems are getting worse for you – let me know. If nothing has changed ie ‘was bad, still bad’ or ‘was good, still good’, also let me know.
Thank you guys so much for your continued support and patience. Every single translator at WW truly appreciates it and you!
PS – Definitely no DE chapters on weekend of Feb. 27 – that’s my birthday xD.