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Old 02-08-2012, 06:24 AM   #41
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But back to the no filter on ads question - if there is no filter why don't we have porn ads? Or is the filter imposed at a higher level that the forum owners don't have access to?
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Very good questions, donheff. I hope we get answers. Again, I do not want to start a problem but I would like to understand a bit more about this website which I have enjoyed reading and participating in.
Of course I don't actually see any ads since I am signed in and use Firefox with ad blocking enabled. I was just guessing that no one sees any porn ads. I think that the answer was is in the posts that say we are using Google Adsense. Google imposes the filters at a high level and the forum admins have no involvement.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #42
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I think that the answer was is in the posts that say we are using Google Adsense. Google imposes the filters at a high level and the forum admins have no involvement.
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As I understand it, Google's Adsense TOS do not permit porn or gambling ads. Other than those exclusions, whatever ads you see (including political ads) are based on the factors explained above.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #43
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Maybe if you stopped all of your posts that contained political content you'd stop getting politically sensitive ads. Just a thought.
Heh. EVERYTHING is political content these days. You should see some unmoderated boards. Several years ago, I posted a comment on our weather (cold, miserable, wet...) on the Mötley Fool Retire Early Campfire board ;-) and the resulting firestorm of political pointless and counter-pointless diatribes didn't die down for weeks. (That's when I dropped that board from my bookmarks.)

I like it better here. Oh, and I don't see any adds on this iPad app. :-)
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I use Firefox and flash block. I never see any ads, I did not know there are ads! I see some blocked flash and clicked the play arrow and now I see there are ads! I read the stuff on the left side (posts) and ignore everything on the far right and bottom of each page. I thought this site was owned/run by Nords! I just don't pay a lot of attention to things other than the posts. I try not to sweat the small stuff, there's way too much BIG stuff to worry about!
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Several years ago, I posted a comment on our weather (cold, miserable, wet...) on the Mötley Fool Retire Early Campfire board ;-) and the resulting firestorm of political pointless and counter-pointless diatribes didn't die down for weeks.
RE CampFIRE is arguably an ancestor of this forum. Originally it was TMF's Retire Early Homepage board. Sometime after TMF boards went for-pay-only that particular board was renamed RE CampFIRE. Political rants were common before that, and although I never paid I understand it became more and more of a political rant board. Some people enjoy that kind of thing, and that was (is?) a place for it. (TMF boards in recent times are free again after they finally realized nobody will pay to post and read peer items on the internet.)
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Thank you REWahoo. My question has been answered.

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As I understand it, Google's Adsense TOS do not permit porn or gambling ads. Other than those exclusions, whatever ads you see (including political ads) are based on the factors explained above.
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... I thought this site was owned/run by Nords! ...
In that case, the site team would like to discuss some improvements to the breakroom

There is an awesome history of the board posted here - highly recommended reading. Wandering through the links in that history is excellent fun (and beats the heck out of opening the TurboTax box sitting on the top of my 'to do" heap)
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RE CampFIRE is arguably an ancestor of this forum. Originally it was TMF's Retire Early Homepage board. Sometime after TMF boards went for-pay-only that particular board was renamed RE CampFIRE. Political rants were common before that, and although I never paid I understand it became more and more of a political rant board. Some people enjoy that kind of thing, and that was (is?) a place for it. (TMF boards in recent times are free again after they finally realized nobody will pay to post and read peer items on the internet.)
Some time in 2002 or so the politically oriented wingnuts took over the REHP board at TMF. I bailed shortly thereafter. A year or two ago TMF decided to rename that board and solicited suggestions. My suggestion of "Right Wing Circle Jerk" was the most highly recommended one by other posters, but they mysteriously did not take my suggestion...
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In that case, the site team would like to discuss some improvements to the breakroom
All reasonable offers will be considered, but BMJ's gonna need some advance notice to ramp up his server...
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