Wikia wants users to only see good quality advertisements, and thus we have a system for reporting "bad" ads, as shown below.
Bad ads might include, but are not limited to:
Inappropriate for your wiki (e.g. dating ads on a wiki aimed at children).
With regards to gaming wikis, ads about exploits and cheating
Ads that move rapidly and continuously, flash in bright colors, or otherwise disrupt the senses so as to make the article on which it is embedded difficult to read.
Broken ads - for example, ads that are sized incorrectly and/or overlapping content.
Auto-play ads - Ads that, when loaded, automatically execute audio. Some of Wikia's video ads play automatically, but they should do so muted.
Malware - Ads that attempt to download or execute a malicious program on your computer. Luckily, these are very, very rare due to Wikia's strict ad policies, but sometimes malicious individuals find a way in. Malware reports are taken very seriously by Wikia Staff.
Please note that advertisement removal requests are considered on a case by case basis and while all complaints will be accepted, not all ads can be removed.
How can I report a bad advertisement?
In all cases, reporting a bad advertisement with any information you can provide, no matter how small, is appreciated and better than not reporting it at all.
However, Wikia can only take action to turn off an offending ad if we have all of the following information, included in this form:
What wiki page the bad ad appeared
A brief description of why the ad is bad
What city and country you live in (do not send us an exact address)
The URL the ad links to
A screenshot of the ad on the wiki.
The source of the ad (instructions below)
How To Find Ad URLs on Different Browsers
Right click on the ad.
Select "Inspect Element"
The Firefox Inspector will open at the bottom of your browser. Inside, a line will be highlighted in a light grey color.
Select and copy the highlighted line.
Include this information in your bad ad report
Google Chrome instructions
Right click on the ad
Click Inspect Element.
Chrome's Inspect Element should take you directly to the image source. Copy that image URL into your report
If possible, also include the anchor tag URL that the image is wrapped in (i.e. the <a> tag right above the image source. This URL is probably going to be very long, so do not be alarmed if it looks complex.
Internet Explorer instructions
Right click on the ad
Copy ad URL. Hint: You can click on the URL and press "CTRL-A" to get the whole thing at once
Note the URL of the wiki where the ad was spotted and the size of the ad
Opera 10 Instructions
First, try right-clicking on the ad, and choosing "Copy image address" from the context menu. If that doesn't work:
Open Dragonfly (click Tools->Advanced->Developer Tools)
When Dragonfly has loaded, you should see boxes around each element you hover your cursor over
Click on the ad to jump to the markup for it in Dragonfly