That "1 weird tip" about a slim belly ad is bothering me.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by moonman239, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. moonman239
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    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.
     
  2. arn
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    we'll take care of it.

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  3. chrono1081
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    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!"
     
  4. moonman239
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    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.
    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"!
     
  5. GGJstudios
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    No, it doesn't say to just post a thread.
    Tip for those who complain about ads:
     
  6. arn
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    That's not always true. Many ads are geographically targeted so frequently we don't know what ad people are talking about.

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

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