ComeOn Affiliates- Resolved

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    Guard Dog

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    ok, it has been brought to my attention that ComeOn Affiliates has an image on their site that is VERY controversial. I'm not a big fan of it and, to me, something has got to be wrong with any decision maker that would allow this...

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    I have thrown ComeOn into the ROGUE pit until this is removed. Maybe I am wrong... let me know what you think.
     
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    jopaa

    jopaa Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I don't work with them but if they pay I don't think this photo can be a problem. Just my point of view...
     
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    Hazo

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    I think it's just bad humour. Not worth a rogue demotion IMO. That should be reserved for thieves, not programs with a bad sense of humour.
     
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    pinkytoe

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    Yea I would just mark it as a bad attempt at humour. Although, we are talking about it so maybe they achieved their goals.
     
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    Online18Casino

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    I agree with pinkytoe in that maybe they are trying to get some free press or something.. IMO its a bad decision to do anything that could possibly offend your customers.

    I myself would give them a 'freedom of speech' pass on this one, and not rouge them.. But maybe inform them it could possibly cost them business.

    Hopefully the same marketing person makes better judgment calls on the actual player facing side of things..
     
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    FictionNet

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    I don't think it's a rogue-issue, but it didn't offend me, but that's prolly 'cos I don't understand the joke it's trying to make? :/
     
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    tryme1

    tryme1 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Well, it's definitely not in good taste and the joke (I presume Mao, Stalin and Hitler are the 'negatives' referred to) doesn't work, but they are certainly not rogue.

    You can't really rogue a program for having a poor sense of humour.
     
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    Simmo!

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    You can see why it will offend but the intention is clearly to deride the characters, not glorify them. It's both misguided and insensitive and they ought to be embarrassed but "rogue" intimates the program can't be trusted and that's not the case here IMO. They need to pull this asap though. Talk about giving your competitors a stick to beat you with!!
     
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    muffincrumbs

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    There is nothing that is clearing the negatives. The imagery would be better if it incorporated a bulldozer, or a cleaning crew. On a monitor is one thing, but if you where a t-shirt with this on it I will probably punch you in the throat.

    throatpunch.png
     
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    baldidiot

    baldidiot Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    It's in poor taste, yes, but not worthy of a rogueing - especially when you consider that in all other aspects their program is great.

    Have you tried contacting them directly to voice your opinions?
     
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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    I agree with everyone else.
    Not an issue for me as long as they treat their players and affiliates in the correct manor.

    KK
     
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    bonustreak

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    I don't think they need to be in the rogue pit it is a case of tasteless marketing.. It has also been removed & I do think they need to make an apology to many who were offended at this..

    Our industry has many many Jewish folks in it that are very upset about this.
     
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    FictionNet

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    You make a good point about Jewish affiliates seeing this in a certain light, potentially. It is super easy for me to say "I'm not offended by this" but I really have zero idea if/how much this would offend a Jewish person. I don't even know if 'Jewish person' is politically correct, because I don't really know many Jewish people. Not by choice, I'm a big fan of Curb Your Enthusiam :) - I just don't seem to move in the same circles. Or I do move in the same circles, but I don't notice, or care, because I'm not really into religion these days.

    I guess I'm trying to say, I'm not offended by pics of Hitler, but I recognise I'm in no position to know how it affects other people.

    For me, the worst thing about this 'joke' is how enormously unfunny it was/is.
     
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    lets_earn_together

    lets_earn_together Affiliate Manager

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    Hi, I work for ComeOn! We have used this picture for roughly 37 months now, and we have also used it in our decoration in affiliate conferences. The intention have certainly not been to offend anyone. We tried to talk to smart people by being smart, but have obviously failed.. So, just to clarify about the intention; these three historical individuals are reputed for their bad ideas and the negative effect they have made on humanity. We thought it was a good picture when connecting it to the text "negatives NOT carried forward." And, yes, we have gotten good feedback on it previously, and now, after 37 months some are offended. We want to be good guys, we don't want to offend anyone, so now it is taken down.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    FictionNet

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    Yeah, that didn't read well at all. Old or new, it wasn't a smart campaign. And very unfunny.
     
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    bonustreak

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    I am confused? You tried to talk to smart people by being smart? To me that is statement is offending...
     
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    muffincrumbs

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    They are saying they are talking to smart people, but they failed.

    I could be wrong, but either way it would be more funny than insulting at this point.

    So what is it ComeOn? You callin' me stupid or are you trying to be cool and say "ohh its been ok all this time..." as your draw in the sand with your little toe innocently?

    You know I'm from Atlantic City right? Wanna fight about it?

    I got a whole box of punches to the throat up in here.

    Again, in my first response I gave a way it would have offended less people, but this time you really could have avoided even more defacing by saying "sorry" just once.

    dumb is as dumb does.

    proof is in the puddin

    to see is to behold

    integrity and love comes from the heart
     
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    Online18Casino

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    LOL I did laugh out loud at that reply. I understood it in the same way others did... While being somewhat confused by the meaning of that post... It very much sounded like something that would come right from the mouth of Brick Tamland...
     
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    FictionNet

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    I really hope it wasn't my aff manager who made the post :/
     

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