"Vaping" ads

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by technopimp, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. technopimp macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but there are now "vaping" ads on the site. I inadvertently clicked one this morning-it was a picture that kind of looked like some sort of USB drive and only said something about "get ready to be vaporized" (or something along those lines). I thought it was some techno bauble and followed the link-instead it took me to a vaping site which was not optimal since my company's filter flagged me as going to a tobacco site.

    I won't get into my thoughts on "vaping" or tobacco/etc., but IMO if you're going to display grey-area ads such as this, you might want to make sure they clearly show what they're for. Personally, I don't think they have any business on a tech site, but who am I to judge?
  2. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I Agee these types of ads don't belong here. This is a tech site.
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I don't understand how "vaping" is a gray area. Besides, all ads are from an outside service that selects them from an ad pool.
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    From our FAQ:

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