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moonman239
Feb 24, 2012, 01:21 PM
Anyone else find it ugly? It's not that I find fat people ugly, I just think the banner ad is ugly. It's kind of bothering me. I don't want to see it on this site ever again. So admins, please tell your ad distributor not to display the ad.

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 01:22 PM
1.10 What do I do about annoying ads? (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#What_do_I_do_about_annoying_ads.3F) from the Forum FAQ (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ)

arn
Feb 24, 2012, 02:06 PM
Anyone else find it ugly? It's not that I find fat people ugly, I just think the banner ad is ugly. It's kind of bothering me. I don't want to see it on this site ever again. So admins, please tell your ad distributor not to display the ad.

we'll take care of it.

arn

chrono1081
Feb 24, 2012, 02:55 PM
I see these ads all over the place, and they have the same phrasing:

1. Do X by using this one weird old trick.
2. One weird old trick to do X
3. Dermatologists hate her.
4. Generals* hate him. *I've actually seen these ads with literally every rank in the military.
5. Trainers hate him.

I see soooo many of those ads that I have them memorized. They always have some stupid picture and stupid phrasing. I usually see them on CNN's site.

Nothing beats the one saying: "Haven't had a DUI in Pennsylvania yet? You're missing out!"

moonman239
Feb 24, 2012, 06:00 PM
1.10 What do I do about annoying ads? (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#What_do_I_do_about_annoying_ads.3F) from the Forum FAQ (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ)
It just says to post a thread about it. And I think almost everyone knows whsat ad I'm talking about, so no screenshots are necessary.
Tip for MR: Sell ads yourself. You'll get more money, because 1) you have an idea about what ads your users want to see and 2) you'll get 100% of what the advertisers are paying.
I see these ads all over the place, and they have the same phrasing:

1. Do X by using this one weird old trick.
2. One weird old trick to do X
3. Dermatologists hate her.
4. Generals* hate him. *I've actually seen these ads with literally every rank in the military.
5. Trainers hate him.

I see soooo many of those ads that I have them memorized. They always have some stupid picture and stupid phrasing. I usually see them on CNN's site.

Nothing beats the one saying: "Haven't had a DUI in Pennsylvania yet? You're missing out!"

Funny, I see 1,2,3 and 6 pretty often. You missed one: "Mom Makes $X K Working From Home."

The latter 4 know I'm in N. California. They know because of my IP address. Oh, I hope they'll never know where I live! That's why people should be cautious about letting apps and Webpages access "location services"!

GGJstudios
Feb 24, 2012, 06:07 PM
It just says to post a thread about it. And I think almost everyone knows whsat ad I'm talking about, so no screenshots are necessary.
No, it doesn't say to just post a thread.
If you find a particular ad especially annoying (e.g., an ad that is oversized, obscures the page, moves around, or has sound), let us know by posting a screenshot in our Site and Forum Feedback forum and telling us the URL it links to. Using this information we can ask to have it removed from the ad pool.
Tip for MR: Sell ads yourself.
Tip for those who complain about ads:
If you find all ads annoying, remember that ads support the site and allow us to provide free news, rumors, and discussion, and that ads are suppressed for paid members. See How do I contribute to MacRumors.com? (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#How_do_I_contribute_to_MacRumors.com.3F) above.

arn
Feb 24, 2012, 07:42 PM
It just says to post a thread about it. And I think almost everyone knows whsat ad I'm talking about, so no screenshots are necessary.

That's not always true. Many ads are geographically targeted so frequently we don't know what ad people are talking about.


Tip for MR: Sell ads yourself. You'll get more money, because 1) you have an idea about what ads your users want to see and 2) you'll get 100% of what the advertisers are paying.

Ok, thanks for the tip. We hadn't considered that before :)

arn