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Old 06-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #21
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Apparently Larry Page thinks you should consider doing SUVs...
Well, now he wants me to do a review on washers & dryers for Consumer Reports.

Considering that I actually did that a week or so ago, it's kind of scary that somehow it morphed into an ad on Trawler Forum.

But having said that, I find the current presentation of the ads unobtrusive, and if they stay in their current format I'll be quite happy.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #22
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I find the current presentation of the ads unobtrusive, and if they stay in their current format I'll be quite happy.

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #23
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I have asked for rates so that I can advertise on this site and aggravate all you guys!
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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Well how big of you. Never let it be said that Tucker won't go that extra mile. Go for it YBG!!!! You've been of great service to several people I know.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #25
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Such ads are now so ubiquitous I didn't even notice until pointed out. I thought all men had the ability to tune out noise they don't want to hear; like crying babies, nagging wives, etc.
Tune out? Most guys can't hear themselves f*rt.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #26
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I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. Could be worse. My membership is still free...
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #27
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The advertisements appear to be individually targeted. The most-frequently presented advertisement for me is for maritime space on Mare Island, a fraction of a mile from my berth.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #28
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The advertisements appear to be individually targeted. The most-frequently presented advertisement for me is for maritime space on Mare Island, a fraction of a mile from my berth.

Yes - as you presumed, ads are based on a number of things including your location, pages you've visited recently and even content on the page you are currently viewing. The ads are fed by google and each member may see different content.

The advertising helps offset the cost of maintaining the site, hosting fees, programmers, etc and if you find them unbearable there are adblock programs out there that can help (but you didn't hear it from me).

Hopefully you'll find the ads to be about things you are currently interested in. I'm seeing ads for underwater cameras (which I have a need for) and nail polish (which I have no use for) currently ...
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #29
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I don't see any ads. Could be because I have Adblock Plus on my PC.
Works great on my mac in Google Chrome, Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #30
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All I see are ads about enlarging my u know what!!!
No just joking, I don't see anything?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:26 AM   #31
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I still haven't seen any ads on my end.Maybe I am lucky and the interweb tracking thingamabobs aren't interested in my activities.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #32
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The funny thing is if you put something in like.

CHEAP CREDIT CARD LOW RATES BANK INTEREST

You soon see the Bayliner ad go away.

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Old 06-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #33
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Well, now he wants me to do a review on washers & dryers for Consumer Reports.

Considering that I actually did that a week or so ago, it's kind of scary that somehow it morphed into an ad on Trawler Forum.

But having said that, I find the current presentation of the ads unobtrusive, and if they stay in their current format I'll be quite happy.
Yeah, well this latest addition of adding the extra box that pushes the trawler discussions sidebar down is intrusive and annoying.

Creepy ad creep.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #34
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Yeah, well this latest addition of adding the extra box that pushes the trawler discussions sidebar down is intrusive and annoying.

Creepy ad creep.

Ahhhhh....the peace and quiet of Adblock....
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #35
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well, this forum was cool while it lasted. i don't believe a person should HAVE to be subjected to advertising unless they ASK for it. i think it's time to move to another one that has no ads if one even exists. if there aren't any others, i guess it's sailing off into the wild blue yonder without advertisements. woohoo!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #36
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #37
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[QUOTE=swampu;91266]All I see are ads about enlarging my u know what!!!
Didn't that ad about the girl 2.8 miles away do something for you?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #38
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All I see are ads about enlarging my u know what!!!
Quit operating your computer in the nude, and turn your camera off!!!
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Quit operating your computer in the nude, and turn your camera off!!!
This thing's got a camera? Wait...what's this button here?



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Hi Don!! Can you see me now?


That must have been some party over at Mildred's.
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