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#1 Old 04-12-2011, 03:51 AM
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I think the targeting on some of the ads here might need a little work!


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#2 Old 04-12-2011, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately only Michael can block ads and he's not around for a few more days, but I'm sure he will look into it once he's back.

The ads are generated by google based on the page content, so it's hard (well, impossible) to block out everything offensive before it shows up, but we do have the option to block a limited number of URLs once we know them. So would you happen to have the URL for the ad as well? I'll make sure Michael gets the details.

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Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately only Michael can block ads and he's not around for a few more days, but I'm sure he will look into it once he's back.

The ads are generated by google based on the page content, so it's hard (well, impossible) to block out everything offensive before it shows up, but we do have the option to block a limited number of URLs once we know them. So would you happen to have the URL for the ad as well? I'll make sure Michael gets the details.

Doesn't seem to be popping up again today, so I can't grab the url. Anyway, I thought it was more funny than anything else.

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Another hilarious one:



I hadn't read this thread when I grabbed a screenshot of it, so I didn't grab the URL. Just thought it was funny...
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^Oh I think I just saw that pic in VegNews under "vegan double bacon cheeseburger" recipe
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#6 Old 04-19-2011, 05:39 PM
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^Oh I think I just saw that pic in VegNews under "vegan double bacon cheeseburger" recipe

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When I joined this site I thought the ads were a little inapropriate lol I keep seeing one with a big slice of steak on it, saying something about coupons or a sale or something???? I kept thinking, this is a vegetarian site!! why would anyone want coupons for steak!!!! I thought it was very odd! Or a very sick joke! lol

EDIT: Just saw this one as I came away from the discussion! ew!



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#8 Old 04-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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I was just thinking of that, I got a best restaurant deals in Phx and it's a huge double cheeseburger.
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#9 Old 04-21-2011, 04:52 PM
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Ads from the 3 sites listed in this thread have been blocked. It may take a few hours to take effect.

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#10 Old 04-28-2011, 12:58 PM
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^Oh I think I just saw that pic in VegNews under "vegan double bacon cheeseburger" recipe

Oh no you didn't
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Oh no you didn't

Do you want me to issue an unapologetic, insincere, full of crap response??
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Do you want me to issue an unapologetic, insincere, full of crap response??

Only if you retract it a few days later and try and sound sincere
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Only if you retract it a few days later and try and sound sincere

I found this little nugget of awesomeness: http://wingitvegan.blogspot.com/2011...and-other.html
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A few more.


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If someone sees that ad again let me know what it says. It says "by Groupon" something. I have Groupon blocked so I'm not sure why those are still showing up.

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If someone sees that ad again let me know what it says. It says "by Groupon" something. I have Groupon blocked so I'm not sure why those are still showing up.

It says Groupon Australia
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It says Groupon Australia

Ah, thanks! www.stardeals.com.au/ apparently. I have blocked it, may take a few hours to take affect.

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I found this little nugget of awesomeness: http://wingitvegan.blogspot.com/2011...and-other.html

That was great.
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That was great.

Yeah it is!!!
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I'm still new so I'm not sure if it's okay to resurrect this old thread for this, so please forgive me if it's not. But, here I am eating my vegan lunch at work and browswing VB while on my lunch break and I see this as the first thing when I log on:

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2a6kuc0.jpg
(I've tried posting this as an in-message picture but I must not have that privilege.

GROSS!

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#21 Old 06-30-2011, 01:53 PM
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Yeah it really is disgusting. It's sad there isn't ANYTHING that can be done to spare the VB community from these awful offensive ads.

Is it possible to reason with google? Maybe have them increase the amount of ads we're allowed to block since this particular forum find a great many of them horrible to see.

Get funding elsewhere (Like sponsorship from PETA or another big organization)

Are donations possible? (I don't mean "contributing member" status, I mean just donating as much as you want) that could vanquish the need for all these stupid ads?

Anything at all?
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#22 Old 08-19-2011, 05:14 AM
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I get this regularly

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It's trying to get you to take out cute girls to get steak so you can get laid. Darn these smart ads!
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Cute girls like steaaaaaaaak. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat! Cute girrrrrrrrrrls want meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat.

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I get this regularly


If you can get the URL for me I'll block it. I've already blocked Groupon and Stardeals so I'm not sure why those are still showing.

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It's trying to get you to take out cute girls to get steak so you can get laid. Darn these smart ads!

OMG I didn't even notice the cute girls ad!
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If you can get the URL for me I'll block it. I've already blocked Groupon and Stardeals so I'm not sure why those are still showing.

This looks like them

http://www.groupon.com.au/sites/www....ea=14646978096

http://www.groupon.com.au/perth
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Today I saw an ad for "Russian Love Match." Mail order bride?
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#29 Old 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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Today I saw an ad for "Russian Love Match." Mail order bride?

It's been suggested that the ad reflects your searches, something you want to tell us?
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It's been suggested that the ad reflects your searches, something you want to tell us?

I'm on my boyfriend's computer
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