Sexually suggestive adds on Face Book??

By Gladius Latest Reply 2010-12-26 10:07:52 -0600
Started 2010-12-02 20:19:14 -0600

Why is it that the adds for Diabetic connect I see on Face Book these days all show a picture of some, busty, seductive looking chick giving the camera a more than friendly smile? Maybe I'm exaggerating the facial expressions, but low clothing, high emphasis on breasts? WTF? Trying to get more MEN on the site?

Not a very professional tactic and it seems to me, rather lacking in integrity.

Tell me why I'm wrong. Perhaps there's a REASON for obviously suggestive pictures of women, on an add for a DIABETES, site?????

12 replies

dsndude 2010-12-08 22:44:27 -0600 Report

I personally like Diabetic Connect and don’t mind their ads, but there are other diabetes community websites out there like It’s new and there isn’t much on there but I think they are asking their new members to help suggest how to run the site. I’m not looking to turn you away from Diabetic Connect – just saying you might like this other site too , it’s free.

jayabee52 2010-12-26 10:07:52 -0600 Report

it's free FOR NOW. In their terms of service you have to agree they have the right to start charging for their service. Plus anything you write there becomes their property which they can use whenever wherever and however they deem fitting for them without any compensation to the originator. So those two things turned me off from joining DSN.

I like DC a lot, & yeah, dude you seem to me to be looking to bring people to your website so you can eventually start charging them. When that happens you then become a violator of DC's TOS.

pictureguy 2010-12-03 16:34:33 -0600 Report

I just signed up this community page this morning and I got the link from the ad that is mentioned. It showed up on my accept game request page.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-12-03 11:53:28 -0600 Report

We've checked with our marketing team and we are not currently running any ads for Diabetic Connect on Facebook.

Can you confirm that the ads were linking to this site?

We're trying to check through our Facebook account, but any additional information you can provide about the ads (what they said, where they linked) would help us.


ArkieCameo 2010-12-06 10:31:26 -0600 Report

I use to have a facebook account and gave this link to my family so they could keep up with family members with diabetes. That is all I did—hope it never caused problems. I have since taken down the facebook page as I kept getting hacked by people and some of them were facebook reps according to the police.

bobec4 2010-12-03 16:30:54 -0600 Report

I just saw one of the DC adds on facebook.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-12-03 17:01:14 -0600 Report

Does it link to this site? Or is it an ad on the official Diabetic Connect Facebook page?

We've had some issues with provocative ads (not for our product but from other advertisers) showing up on our Official Diabetic Connect Facebook page. We've asked Facebook and they tell us that there is no way for us to block or control which ads Facebook chooses to serve on our page.

If it's an ad that links to this site, if you could take a screen capture of the ad and send that to us, that would help us figure out what's going on.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-12-06 15:23:12 -0600 Report

We've finally seen a screen capture of the ad in question. We have determined that it is an affiliate marketing company that is using the provocative photo. But in order to track down which one, it would be great if someone who sees the ad could copy the link from the ad and send it to me. The link will include the code that will identify which affiliate is running the ad.

Thanks everyone for your help in tracking this down.

GabbyPA 2010-12-03 09:13:46 -0600 Report

I have alerted the staff to look into this. Facebook is a very open site and the things that are on there are not always controlled by us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It may not be our ads and it may not be our site. We will check it out.