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Old 10-31-18, 12:45 PM   #1
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DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Draven posted this in another thread:

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Yeah, that would be TERRIBLE!
Does Internet Brands think it’s acceptable to be running ads for right wing candidates with everything that’s going on right now? Surely IB can tailor the types of ads run on their sites.
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Old 10-31-18, 03:49 PM   #2
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

If it makes you feel better, I just got an ad for Rachel Roberts, a Democrat candidate for the Kentucky State Senate.
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Old 10-31-18, 05:33 PM   #3
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

I am guessing that DVDTalk/IB isn’t running these ads as such. It looks like they’re using an ad service that drops ads based on location, and that the political candidates have bought banner ads through those services, and that’s why they’re showing up.
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Old 10-31-18, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

In management's defense, those ads have had a very long day and their shoulders are tight.
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Old 10-31-18, 05:54 PM   #5
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

The ads are contextual and based on other things you look at (especially on your iPhone).

Not long ago I was on tumblr talking about horse cards in Magic:The Gathering and then a few minutes later came here and there was an ad for horse boarding services.
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Old 10-31-18, 06:22 PM   #6
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Why wouldn't it be "acceptable"?
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Old 10-31-18, 06:28 PM   #7
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Right now I'm looking at an ad for Rosetta Stone. I did a Google search for that about 2 weeks ago.
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Old 10-31-18, 09:03 PM   #8
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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Does Internet Brands think it’s acceptable to be running ads for right wing candidates with everything that’s going on right now? Surely IB can tailor the types of ads run on their sites.
CNN runs Conservative ads.

Fox News runs Liberal ads.

It's all about money...and hey, Freedom of Speech.

You don't want Freedom of Speech? Not surprised.

It's also perfectly in line with their TOS, if you actually read it (lemme break it down: you're a user and can be hit with any ad). Not to mention, they can run any ad they want (navigation issues are another problem and thread). It's their site. What are you going to do...protest and/or boycott DVD Talk and NOT post in Politics Forum?

Oh my, that would be a shame. A tragedy on a Shakespearean comedic level.

Supermallet, you're way too triggered. Talk to a doctor, please.

P.S. Since the ads are contextual and you allow cookies on your browser (?)...maybe stop going to Conservative websites and visit Liberal websites more often.
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Old 10-31-18, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Supermallet, fellow socialist: ABP
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Old 10-31-18, 10:18 PM   #10
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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In management's defense, those ads have had a very long day and their shoulders are tight.
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Old 10-31-18, 11:22 PM   #11
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

It’s an ad. Just ignore it like I do with many others and carry on with your day. Seems like a simple solution.
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Old 10-31-18, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?



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Draven posted this in another thread:
So why does it say:

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Old 11-01-18, 12:07 AM   #13
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Yeah, I posted it. If Draven posted it, the comment would have probably read something like :
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Just saw this banner ad. We are totally screwed. Now we're certain to lose.
And I have ZERO problem with that ad. It's not at all offensive. Hope it made IB a tiny bit of money. I just thought it was funny. And it must have worked -- I voted!



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P.S. Since the ads are contextual and you allow cookies on your browser (?)...maybe stop going to Conservative websites and visit Liberal websites more often.
Yeah, that's not it. I do go to CNN.com and NBCnews.com so maybe just the news stuff set it off? The joys of living in one of the few deep purple states.
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Old 11-01-18, 04:59 AM   #14
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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In management's defense, those ads have had a very long day and their shoulders are tight.
From what I understand, the politicians are the ones who rub you.

Or grab you.
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Old 11-01-18, 11:05 AM   #15
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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Why wouldn't it be "acceptable"?
Because currently Trump and politicians like him are promoting political violence and encouraging racism/sexism/anti-semitism.
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Old 11-01-18, 11:09 AM   #16
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

I don't see any of that in the advertisement. It doesn't say "Jews will not replace us! Vote Republican!"

And as it's been stated, it is based on individual browsing. I see ads for things I don't like all the time and ignore it.
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Josh and milo have it right. It's partly contextual from other history and partly because our ad providers select ads based on demo information they know about our sites. We ARE actually trying to cut down on the political ads (we had another site where we heard this). They should be at the very least, less frequent now.
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Old 11-01-18, 11:31 AM   #18
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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I don't see any of that in the advertisement. It doesn't say "Jews will not replace us! Vote Republican!"

And as it's been stated, it is based on individual browsing. I see ads for things I don't like all the time and ignore it.
The ad supports Trump, Trump espouses racism/sexism/anti-semitism, ergo the ad implicitly supports those things.

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Josh and milo have it right. It's partly contextual from other history and partly because our ad providers select ads based on demo information they know about our sites. We ARE actually trying to cut down on the political ads (we had another site where we heard this). They should be at the very least, less frequent now.
Thank you for listening. I’m fine with cutting down on all political ads. We get inundated with that stuff enough as it is.
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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The ads are contextual and based on other things you look at (especially on your iPhone).

Not long ago I was on tumblr talking about horse cards in Magic:The Gathering and then a few minutes later came here and there was an ad for horse boarding services.
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From what I understand, the politicians are the ones who rub you.

Or grab you.
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Josh and milo have it right. It's partly contextual from other history and partly because our ad providers select ads based on demo information they know about our sites. We ARE actually trying to cut down on the political ads (we had another site where we heard this). They should be at the very least, less frequent now.
So - he has been "rubbing" at conservative web sites?
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Old 11-05-18, 02:39 PM   #20
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Stay on topic please -- this is a technical thread about ads appearing, not a political debate.

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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

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Josh and milo have it right. It's partly contextual from other history and partly because our ad providers select ads based on demo information they know about our sites. We ARE actually trying to cut down on the political ads (we had another site where we heard this). They should be at the very least, less frequent now.
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Old 11-05-18, 08:44 PM   #22
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

I’m curious about “rubbing ads.”

Is it some new slang term the kids are using that I don’t know about?

Is it a typo?

Is it one of the mods playing around? (Groucho?)

Or does Supermallet have a cold?
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

I'm pretty sure rubbing occurs when you hit a "b" instead of an "n" when typing rubbing.
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Old 11-09-18, 11:50 AM   #24
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

It may have been an autocorrect I didn’t notice since I browse this site exclusively from my phone.
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Old 11-12-18, 10:42 AM   #25
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Re: DVD Talk rubbing ads for right wing candidates?

Well, the democrats flipped that Nevada Senate seat, so it doesn’t look like that ad was effective.
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