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Old 06-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Look at the cool Advertisements!

I love the Bayliner advertisements up above!

I just wish they had continued to build motoryachts!
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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Advertisements?

Am I missing something?

Are you pulling a fast one on us?

I am confused.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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That's a Google Ad.

Google often shows you ads based on the content of the page you are viewing, we also show some ads based on the types of websites you visit, view, or where you interact with an ad or other Google product supported by Google's advertising services.

Mine happens to show Toyotas now as I had just visited a Land Cruiser forum.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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Where are you guys seeing these ads?
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Where are you guys seeing these ads?
Top of the page below the task/function bar.


Viagra or Cialis ads should kill considering this forums age demographic
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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I don't see any ads up there.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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I see Jeep Wranglers and I don't do SUVs.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:00 AM   #8
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Apparently Larry Page thinks you should consider doing SUVs...
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:10 AM   #9
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Now I'm seeing an ad for a thing called a boat loop. What a cool invention!
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #10
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I am in Palma at the moment and the ads come up in Spanish.

I don't mind the ads generally but when they have flashing or moving content and sounds then it is going too far. They should not detract from the page or its contents and that sort of banner advertising is the lowest and worst as far as abusing the user is concerned.

I would rather pay a subscription than have that crap force fed.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:42 AM   #11
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I don't mind the ads generally but when they have flashing or moving content and sounds then it is going too far. They should not detract from the page or its contents and that sort of banner advertising is the lowest and worst as far as abusing the user is concerned.
I agree with this 100%. About the only thing worse is the rollover banner ads that take over the page. I've stopped visiting sites that use them.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:30 AM   #12
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This looks like the start of the down hill slide into PMM oblivion.
We will be getting direct e-mails next.
I thought I paid some subscription to stop this sort of crap.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:05 AM   #13
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Picky picky picky. The ad I see is pretty unobtrusive.

My only thought is that since it's currently for Tide detergent, somebody must have spotted me returning from the marina in my "boat shirt".
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #14
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I have slow limited internet access here. When I have to wait for ad banners to load I move on.
I suspect the time is near.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #15
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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.
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I don't see any ads. Could be because I have Adblock Plus on my PC.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #17
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I think its cool!

Yesterday I was searching for a large dewatering pump online.

Today on TF I see ads for large dewatering pumps.

To those complaining about the ads in general...

Nothing is free. Websites like this one provide a service. We pay for that service by seeing a unobtrusive ad at the top of the page.

Its not a downhill slide, its the reality of internet based content. Someone has to pay. Same at my local paper, or Drudge Report. Advertisements pay for the content.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #18
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....My add says that violence will not win elections. This is the propaganda of Hugo Chavez oposition in Venezuela
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The ad I see is pretty unobtrusive.
Don't worry, before you know it you will get blasted with some noisy, rude, and flashing piece of invasive art that will make you leave the page because it is the only way to get rid of the annoyance.

I think the management should limit ads to silent, static versions of print ads that don't waste bandwidth or patience with low-brow ad gimmicks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #20
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Wish I could add something to the discussion but I still have no ads on any of the TF pages.None up top,none on the sides,and none at the bottom.I have no ad blocking add ons.I did have adblock plus but Aurora or Nightly browser doesn't currently support it.My latest updates disabled it.
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