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Old 01-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of advertisement is this on a family-friendly forum???
I saw this two minutes ago, at the bottom of the forum.



I will make sure my children no longer browse the forum for photos of puppies.

... how low can we go?...
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Two minutes later, the same advertisement appeared right at the top of the forum...

and a few minutes later...




Wow... this is turning into a dating service.
Way to go!

Now I'm going to get banned out of here.
At least I can keep my dignity.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the ppl who own this forum have control over those ads...at least, I always assumed they didn't. You can have ad blockers and what not put on your computer if you want.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Those ads, for me, are always related to recent Google searches I've done. If I've researched pet insurance, I get the insurance ads. Vitamins? I get vitamin ads. Financial planning, I get bank and credit card ads! I think it's possible *someone* in your household is searching something a bit unsavory on your PC. I have teens, so I'm always on the lookout!! LOL I also have a blog I'm in the process of monetizing and am fairly certain the Google ads target that way.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the ppl who own this forum have control over those ads...at least, I always assumed they didn't. You can have ad blockers and what not put on your computer if you want.
With all due respect, you are wrong
I used to own a few websites, and also a couple of paid forums.
When you purchase googlead packages or any other type of ad package, you can make certain choices.


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Those ads, for me, are always related to recent Google searches I've done. If I've researched pet insurance, I get the insurance ads. Vitamins? I get vitamin ads. Financial planning, I get bank and credit card ads! I think it's possible *someone* in your household is searching something a bit unsavory on your PC. I have teens, so I'm always on the lookout!! LOL I also have a blog I'm in the process of monetizing and am fairly certain the Google ads target that way.
You've got to be kidding me.
I do not search for dating sites on my computer, or for chatting places with russian women (or men).

That is the precise reason why this was bothersome to me.

Again, I know how these ads work, and they are placed due to carelessness (or greed).
I know VBulletin forums have to be paid for somehow, but that top ad is ridiculous on a pet forum, in my opinion.

Well, who cares what I say. All I can do is leave.
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I certainly didn't mean to offend you! If anyone else uses your computer, it's a possibility. That's all I'm saying. Never said it was you!
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I don't get those ads. Gee, I am destined to die alone.....at least I have my poodles!


(jk, please, I don't mean to offend anyone. just being silly. lol)
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Adblockers are WONDERFUL! I really recommend installing one - or using Firefox/Camino that come with ad blocking built in. So many sites give over much of their screen space to ads, and the content can be at best irritating and at worst seriously upsetting, but at least this is one problem that has a solution.
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I certainly didn't mean to offend you! If anyone else uses your computer, it's a possibility. That's all I'm saying. Never said it was you!
You did not offend me. Not as much as these ads did, anyways.

No one else uses this computer besides me. Our children are allowed to browse through a few websites that we've pre-approved. This forum was one of them.

I know how to check where this computer has been...

Besides, that is not how computer ads work.

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Adblockers are WONDERFUL! I really recommend installing one - or using Firefox/Camino that come with ad blocking built in. So many sites give over much of their screen space to ads, and the content can be at best irritating and at worst seriously upsetting, but at least this is one problem that has a solution.
I use Safari. I work on a MacBook. I don't like any other browser. I'm not going to install a different browser just for this.

I know there are ways to block these, but that is not my point. I thought this was a family-oriented forum. Pets are always a subject for the entire family. If filters need to be used here as well... It is like going to a kindergarten class and covering your child's ears, so they won't hear the teacher swearing.

Here's a question... What is the limit??? What if one day you'd see a porn ad in here? But of course, you'd say that would never happen, because the forum owners would never allow it. So there really is control over what type of ads are being run.

Like I said, I've owned multiple websites, and four of them had paid ads and also per-click ads. I would never have allowed such advertisements on my websites. Many of them would also have a store, and I wouldn't have wanted to lose costumers over an ad that was inappropriate. I know a bit on this topic.

We do not allow our children to visit sites where filters are needed, and we ourselves end up not visiting such sites. Maybe I am alone on this, on this forum anyways.
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And all of them want to 'meet' an older man. HAHAHA!!!

I used to see their pictures on every page in Facebook.

Firefox with its Adblock add-on eliminates them all!
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