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Do you look at ads on websites?

Old 08-17-05, 03:52 PM
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Do you look at ads on websites?

I recently sent a link to somebody (the link about the dog who had the strange bark that was posted here not too long ago) and they complained back in an email to me that the website apparently had porn ads up. You know, I never even notice the ads on websites (sorry whoever advertises here!!!). I guess I have just gotten used to the lay out of web pages and have learned to tune all that periphrial crap out. I actually had to go back to that website to see what that person was talking about and I guess Adult Friend Finder was advertising on there. Hey, whatever pays their server bill. I guess I just never even notice that stuff, and wonder why people would even care what ads are on a website. As long as it isn't an annoying flash that takes over my screen or a pop up that might give me spy ware or something that will lead to me getting spam, advertise whatever the heck you want. I'm not looking anyway!
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Old 08-17-05, 03:58 PM
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You mean, do I look at the ads that are not blocked?
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Old 08-17-05, 04:03 PM
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They need to secure their PC, if no ads/popups are wanted. A hosts file and/popup or ad blocker works wonders.


These AFF enties are in my hosts file. That is why I never see them.
127.0.0.1 adserver.adultfriendfinder.com
127.0.0.1 banners.adultfriendfinder.com
127.0.0.1 guest.adultfriendfinder.com
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Old 08-17-05, 04:03 PM
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Meh not really...

Although, the ones that mention my city sometimes catch my eye but I never click on them.
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Old 08-17-05, 04:05 PM
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Nope.
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Old 08-17-05, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by La Bella Rose
Meh not really...

Although, the ones that mention my city sometimes catch my eye but I never click on them.
Come to think of it, I guess I did notice that friend finder ad the first time I ever saw it. Hot babes in my area that want to date ME??? I knew it had to be too good to be true!

Actually I wondered if that person saw the same pictures in her area as the pics that were displaying for my area.
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Old 08-17-05, 06:30 PM
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If it's a pop-up or one of those full-page ads that you have to click "Skip" on to go to the following page, I purposely won't watch it (I'll go as far as putting my hand over the screen to block it). Otherwise, the regular ads are usually ignored but occasionally I'll notice they're there. I rarely ever click on one though.
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Old 08-17-05, 07:01 PM
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The only ads I ever read are the ones on DVDTalk. Which of course I read each and every time, sometime two or three times over.
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Old 08-17-05, 07:03 PM
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but i typically click on ads on the sites i visit regularly.. just out of instinct
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Old 08-17-05, 07:27 PM
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Nope. I purchase through affiliate links but NEVER through an ad. I've gotten very good at ignoring them if they aren't blocked.
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Old 08-17-05, 10:59 PM
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Yes. It's hard not to glance at the ads that are on the same page when you are reading the page. Kinda like the ads near the top of this thread. Hard not to look.
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Old 08-17-05, 11:02 PM
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Old 08-17-05, 11:44 PM
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There's advertising on the internet?

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Old 08-18-05, 01:32 AM
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There's advertising on the internet?

...and it's FREE!
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Old 08-18-05, 06:36 AM
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I see them, but rarely pay attention to them. Only if there's some sort of advertised sale price on something I want do I click on one. And then only if its a company I've done business with before.
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Old 08-18-05, 06:58 AM
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I stopped paying attention when....well....You know that AOL commercial where the two guys are talking about spam and that guy is behind them yelling advertisements (click here!, shoot the monkey!, etc.) thats when I stopped. When it got out of control. I understand they have to pay their server bill. Although sites I frequent I do try to when I remember. Like this one. As a matter of fact I'm going to click right now
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Old 08-18-05, 07:17 AM
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DO I!

No, no I guess not.
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Old 08-18-05, 07:49 AM
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I notice them, but ignore them. Actually, the most annoying ads are the ones that pop up (under) here.. I see them so often, I start hating whatever it is it's advertising (I usually don't know, I only recognize the picture when I see it in a store).
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Old 08-18-05, 07:59 AM
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From time to time I'll notice them. Last night there was an ad on Yahoo! for Spirit Airlnes $49 fares. I am thinking about going on a small vacation, so I clicked.
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Old 08-18-05, 08:35 AM
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I wish it was as easy to ignore centered sigs as it is ads.
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