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Discussion in 'Site Questions, Suggestions & Feedback' started by StephF, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. StephF

    StephF Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I recently noticed that the site carried an advert offering to "cure" Autism with Stem Cell treatment !

    I think this is highly inappropriate as well as being bullshit of the highest degree.

    A developmental disorder such as Autism has no cure and I found the advert extremely offensive.
     
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  2. qwerty

    qwerty Sight seeing on the planet of the apes

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    WHAT!!!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

    this needs to be addressed immediately.
    i will not be a member of any site that advertises a 'cure' for autism
     
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    qwerty Sight seeing on the planet of the apes

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    i don't see any advertising because of my vip membership.
    how come you do StephF ?
    are you sure its not some adware ya might of picked up?
     
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    kestrel Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    That there is an advert for a 'cure' on AC flies in the face of what we stand for here. It is bizarre b.s. I agree. To be fair and respectful to the users of the site, there should be a rule as to what sort of junk ends up being on the adverts.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Have you seen it?

    StephF
    Can you copy it?
    I don't see any ads.
     
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    I have not looked at it because as soon as I sign in the ads disappear because of having a paid membership. The reason I have a paid membership is twofold: 1 to support a site that helps us aspies, & 2 to get rid of ads.
     
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  7. StephF

    StephF Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    The ad appeared prior to my logging in. Once logged in, as a VIP user I see no ads.

    If I see it again I will endeavour to screen shot it.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    kestrel

    Yeah, I don't see ads either.
    For the same reason.
     
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    I really feel that this is totally unacceptable for this site and a smack in the face to our members.
    Someone who does not know better could end up getting ripped off by these charlatans.

    I hope the staff will look into this quickly. :mad:
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Fetal stem cells that we use in autism treatment positively affect all body organs and systems, and, first of all, this treatment targets the brain.
    In autism, areas of brain regulating memory, concentration, attention, speech etc. are damaged.
    http://www.emcell.com/emcell/autism_en/?gclid=CLfxpKXan8wCFcSRGwodugME6g



    In order to be happy, autistic person should have:

    • Feeling that his life is well-planned.
    • Well adapted communication system.
    • Self-care skills.
    • Ability to study and work.
    • Leisure skills.
    • Communication skills.
    Stem cell therapy is an effective and safe method of autism treatment and can help many children suffering from autism and autistic spectrum disorders of different degree. However, cell therapy is the dessert, not the main course, and integrated treatment (diet, educational program) is recommended for optimal results.

    END QUOTE

    Great.
    All we have to do is hike off to the Ukraine,
    have a little treatment, and we all live happily
    ever after.

    Impressive.

    :mad:
     
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  12. Brent

    Brent Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Guys you have to give me more than 12 hours to respond to posts on this site before blowing me up on my profile and here. We will find the ad and block it.
     
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    qwerty Sight seeing on the planet of the apes

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    no ones blowing you up or anything, just letting you know so you can sort it out.
    thank you for blocking the ad.
     
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    Brent Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    We do not get to approve every ad on this site and can only block ones when brought to our attention. This thread kind of reads otherwise. If you find an ad that you do not think should be on here then please simply send me a conversation with the information you have. No need to start a thread about it and have everyone discuss it and draw more attention to it than needed.
     
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    Brent Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    It has been blocked, by the way.
     
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    StephF Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Thanks Brent, I'm sorry if this blew up badly. That wasn't my idea, I just wanted to raise awareness.
    Thanks for getting to it so quickly :D
     
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    Brent Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    No worries. :)
     
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    Although it may be a bit too late to reply to this thread, I agree with you. I don't think it's possible to cure autism, and that ad just makes me feel bad.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Help me understand what you are saying.

    Do you mean the idea of that sort of ad?
    Or do you mean you saw the ad, in the past & were offended?
    Or do you mean you can see the ad now?

    Thanks.
     
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    _cosmicexplorer_ New Member

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    The idea of that sort of ad.