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Since politics are banned on TalkBass......

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fenderhutz, Jul 16, 2008.


  1. Why am I getting "Paid for John McCain" banner ads?

    I knew the admins were up to something :smug:
     
  2. Jerose

    Jerose

    Nov 28, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    It puts the lotion on it's skin. It does this whenever it's told.
     
  3. I hate that man and his delicious oven chips.



    Oh wait...wrong McCain?


    :ninja:
     
  4. I was afraid to even click on this thread :ninja:
     

  5. I see no problem with you having Jim Purdue as an avatar, I love his chicken. :p :ninja: :D
     
  6. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    So you're saying you knew the rules and deliberately disobeyed it? :eek:

    Good luck! :D
     
  7. Chriss62

    Chriss62

    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    What I wonder is if we can make a thread and sort of steer it towards different types of ads based on clever wordings and subject matter. Like if I wanted to see ads about carrots and just suddenly started carrots every other carrots with carrots.
     
  8. You mean Frank.
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    you can - the ads try to "intelligently" pick appropriate ad material that might be relevant to the topic in the thread.

    here's something that will really make you popular with the admins/mods - deliberately lace your posts with particular words that might bring up inappropriate ads.

    and then make a stink about the ads. :hyper: i personally would be really amused by this. of course, i'd also probably ban someone who tried it, but still.
     
  10. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Surely you block certain ads (like porn) from appearing anyway though?
     
  11. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    I don't know why but this really made me laugh... I'm still giggling as I type this. Very SNL "Deep Thoughts."
     
  12. No, the door is either open or closed. We tried this for about 3 hours on our knife and gun forum and decided to get rid of it. We put a "hot thread" banner up in it's place. No revenue but certainly more useful.
     
  13. No, I actually had not read that until you posted it. But it makes sense with of the Chubby Gay Dating ads we were getting.
     
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think we block ads (like porn) but i'm not sure that all the potentially inappropriate ads (like porn) have been covered. besides the folks that buy the ads for stuff (like porn) that is questionable probably use certain loopholes ( :eyebrow: ) to try and get around filters that block such inappropriate content (like porn).

    :eyebrow:
     
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, and not to quote mysef here, but if anyone does see any inappropriate ads (like porn) please, send me a private message, so that i can block em (after making sure they were in fact inappropriate (like porn) ).
     
  16. Happy Birthday JT ;)

    Go do something better than this for a day. Geesh.
     
  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ty. :hyper: no rest for the wicked (even the old wicked like me :D)
     
  18. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I think we're safe jt. After all, these banner ad programs will see posts like this and assume that they are really about how much you "like porn". If they aren't generating disgusting banner ads, I don't think anything will. ;)
     
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