Website Proprietry Requirements

All websites serving a txtex advertisement must comply with the following requirements in order to be eligible to earn credits, and in order for the member to maintain continued membership.


Currently, txtex only supports English as a language option, and all websites serving txtex must be written in primarily English. Allowable languages may be expanded in the future.


Your website must be useful (think "useful" as in U.S. patent eligibility terms, not useful as in "we don't need it". For example, if nobody would find your site useful, it'll be rejected, but as long as someone out there would find it useful, it's fine) and substantially complete. Additionally, your content may not include, reference, support, discuss, or otherwise be related to:

  • Pornography, adult, mature, or violent content
  • Intolerance or extremism
  • Hacking, cracking, warez, keygens, pirating
  • Drugs, drug-paraphernalia
  • Sales, creation, or distribution of: weapons, ammunition, prescription drugs, consumable alcohol, tobacco
  • Libel, slander, or other defamation of characters
  • Copyright, patent, or trademark infringements
  • MLM, ponzi, or multi-tiered incentive schemes

In addition to the explicitly stated prohibited contents above, no content shall be allowed that is illegal in any applicable jurisdiction, or promotes illegal activity.

Ownership or License

You must own any website that displays a txtex advertisement, or otherwise have explicit permission from the website owner to display third party advertising on the website. txtex reserves the right to require any member to validate website ownership or granted-licensure at any time.

Encouraging Clicks

You may not encourage clicks to your txtex ads. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Text: text that directs users to click on ads
  • References about support: text that indicates advertisements support your website, i.e. "These sponsors allow us to provide you with our website for free"
  • Colors: Colors that obscure advertisements that may create situations where users may accidently click on ads
  • Images: Arrows, flashing, distracting animations, or deceptive images may not be located in proximity to txtex ads.
  • Javascript: Scripting that moves, repositions, or creates advertisements into a position to encourage accidental clicks

Modifying Ad-Code

You may not modify the ad-code in any fashion. Websites are occasionally crawled and audited; if any ad-code is found in an altered state, your account may be terminated.

Modifying Display Properties

You may modify aspects of the display properties of the txtex advertisement using CSS as long as the following requirements are met:

  • No part of the Ad Title, Ad Text, or txtex network logo tag may be hidden or obscured by any method. This includes, but is not limited to, use of display:hidden, overflow:hidden, or placing the code outside of a visible pixel range.
  • All text must maintain legible contrast ratio with any background images or colors. You must err on the side of caution; if you feel as if the colors might be too similar, then they probably are.
  • All text must be sized to be legible. If on a standard font-size and standard display settings you can't read the text, or it is difficult to, then it's too small.

Allowable Placement and Traffic Sources

You may not place txtex ads on websites that:

  • Receive traffic generated by programs or services that may be categorized as: auto-surf, paid-to-surf.
  • Automatically refresh via META or javascript tags
  • Are promoted through unsolicited advertising sources (including, but not limited to: spam, link spam)
  • Are loaded primarily in a software program that runs on a user's system seperate from that user's browser.