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Old 04-25-2009, 10:30 AM   #21
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I am seeing George right now. I usually don't pay much attention to ads but this one is getting on my nerves. Ads for cell phones, books, retirement communities I can take but I'd rather do without annoying cr@p like that. Time to switch to Firefox and load it with an ad blocker.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:01 AM   #23
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I clicked on the memorial reef. It actually seems kinda of nice, maybe I'll investigate it in the future. Well I did my part for supporting the life styles of our evil overlords.
Someone posted on the forum about such a business venture last year. I can't recall what came of it.

As far as ads, I have never really noticed them. When I go look now, I see Billy and Akaisha, but generally my eye skips right over them. And I certainly never click on internet ads in any event.
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How do it know? ERS Bob is showing up, seems I can buy his book on Amazon. How do they know it is one of the books I haven't read. Spies everywhere.
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I once saw the virgin Mary in a plate of spaghetti...
And you didn't keep it and sell it for $1,000 on eBay?
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No, the drugs wore off...
Whatever drug you took, I'd like some because I have never seen a virgin much less one named Mary.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:59 PM   #28
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What Fuego said.
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^^ What they said. :yup:
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^^ What they said. :yup:
+1 to FireFox/AdBlock Plus (and NoScript). When I use IE it's kind of jarring to suddenly see the clutter and distraction of ads. It's like advertising on television. For all our lives we've been used to our shows being interrupted by blaring commercials, but after avoiding "live" television in favor of Netflix for a couple of years, DW & I are surprised to find television almost unwatchable because of the annoyance of commercials inserted in the middle of the show.

I realize that many web sites depend on advertising revenue, so I have mixed feelings about the use of AdBlock Plus. I have disabled it on a few sites for that reason.
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Can we get the ad back on again about good real estate investment opportunities in Bulgaria? I never had a chance to go back and click on it, to see what I might be missing...
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I realize that many web sites depend on advertising revenue, so I have mixed feelings about the use of AdBlock Plus. I have disabled it on a few sites for that reason.
Agreed. When there are sites that I want to support and such, I will leave ads on and even occasionally click through. But that requires that the ads not be obnoxious or too intrusive. Garden-variety banner ads are something I could usually take. But the political ones irritate the crap out of me (in the general case) and normally I'd want to block ads on a site that has them. But I feel at least some obligation to not do so here.
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It is clear that Google has some software that is capable of parsing my posts. I have never seen a liberal oriented political ad. Mostly I am encouraged to hate George Soros, which seems a little off topic even for a committed social conservative. When I posted "Who's your Daddy?" I started seeing ads for dating young women.

I really should break down and get Firefox, but then I wouldn't have this insight into my web image.

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It is clear that Google has some software that is capable of parsing my posts. I have never seen a liberal oriented political ad. Mostly I am encouraged to hate George Soros, which seems a little off topic even for a committed social conservative. When I posted "Who's your Daddy?" I started seeing ads for dating young women.

I really should break down and get Firefox, but then I wouldn't have this insight into my web image.

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Ha, not to disount your hypothesis, but I am seeing dancing heads of Soros, Pelosi, Reid and Michael Moore. But then again, maybe the mods are doing it just to antagonize me?
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Ha, not to disount your hypothesis, but I am seeing dancing heads of Soros, Pelosi, Reid and Michael Moore. But then again, maybe the mods are doing it just to antagonize me?
Same here with the dancing heads.
I've told George over and over again not to call me, cuz I don't want to see him anymore, but he persists.
He just can't take for an answer.
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It is clear that Google has some software that is capable of parsing my posts. I have never seen a liberal oriented political ad. Mostly I am encouraged to hate George Soros, which seems a little off topic even for a committed social conservative. When I posted "Who's your Daddy?" I started seeing ads for dating young women.

I really should break down and get Firefox, but then I wouldn't have this insight into my web image.

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A while back I did a test on what is being tracked by this forum.

Tracking Info of ER board

You might notice in the above link all the activity tracking that is done. For fun and profit I presume. Each time anyone posts a message that message is analyzed for content and ads are tailored based on content. YMMV.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:39 PM   #36
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..I have found a constructive way to deal with these annoying ads.
Now, who should I link with the erectile dysfunction screenshot?
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A while back I did a test on what is being tracked by this forum.

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You might notice in the above link all the activity tracking that is done. For fun and profit I presume. Each time anyone posts a message that message is analyzed for content and ads are tailored based on content. YMMV.
No, my mileage does not vary at all from that. That is exactly what i figured had to be happening, from looking at the ads I see.

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So now one besides me is seeing the IE 8 ad with the strange extra mouse pointer? First time I ran my mouse across it I wondered if my wheaties had been laced with something odd?
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So now one besides me is seeing the IE 8 ad with the strange extra mouse pointer? First time I ran my mouse across it I wondered if my wheaties had been laced with something odd?
I'm seeing the IE8 ad also.
Can we be bad children and put some out of context words here as bait to see what ads pop up? No 4 letter words of course , just silly stuff like kangaroo, pregnancy, aardvark, Metamucil, diarrhea, Mickey Mouse, locusts, etc etc
Real time update - This post just caused my ad to change from IE8 to Showboat Mardis Gras Casino. Now which keyword caused that change? Aardvark or locusts?
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No fair! All I get is that same old "Neptune Memorial Reef" ad.

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