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Old 04-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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How do we get rid of the political ads that appear on the site? Enough of the gun control and Mayor Bloomberg's mug shot.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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LOL, if you figure that out, let me know!! I hate seeing a certain presidents face everytime I turn around!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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LOL, if you figure that out, let me know!! I hate seeing a certain presidents face everytime I turn around!!!!!!
Think I might have found it, AdSense Help

and click on •Choices at aboutads.info
When I refreshed, Bloomberg was gone anyway. Don't know about your certain president.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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I've passed this onto the other moderators. I don't have the answer, but hopefully someone with more experience than I do does.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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I've passed this onto the other moderators. I don't have the answer, but hopefully someone with more experience than I do does.
The links I posted works, no more Bloomberg, etc. I think you have to personally check the appropriate boxes that you want to eliminate.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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How do we get rid of the political ads that appear on the site? Enough of the gun control and Mayor Bloomberg's mug shot.
I don't get any such ads. I know Google invades our computers, stealing personal info and then sends us garbage. Maybe Google thinks you are a member of the NRA?
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I don't get any such ads. I know Google invades our computers, stealing personal info and then sends us garbage. Maybe Google thinks you are a member of the NRA?
Got rid of them and 115 others. Not a member of NRA either.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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Just to show how insidious Google is, I was replying to a post about a water pump issue, and as soon as I posted, an add for the "Sludgemaster" pump appeared on the page. Simply ridiculous.
And maybe this site wouldn't be so slow if there weren't so many useless and annoying ads?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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Vote correctly and get rid of them all! Youroo!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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I stopped using Google Easter weekend. I have not seen the Bloomberg ads and don't want to.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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I haven't used Google in two years
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Not complaining, but I have never seen any adds!
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Thanks! I just opted out of 100+ companies...
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No more Google for me. Bing seems good so far.
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Most of it is that you fit the profile for the sites you cruise. Changing Google accounts periodically can clean some of this out. The thing you have to remember is that some of this is the price you pay for keeping things free.

I am an NRA member and advocate for those issues...but I do not like the ads either!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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Most of it is that you fit the profile for the sites you cruise. Changing Google accounts periodically can clean some of this out. The thing you have to remember is that some of this is the price you pay for keeping things free.

I am an NRA member and advocate for those issues...but I do not like the ads either!

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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This is great.

My 'political ads' on this current page are for AirTran & the Square. If you don't like what you see, be careful where & who surfs on that blasted computer. I sure don't want to be explaining Kate Upton's picture to the DW (she knows too).
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Ads are served based on a number of variables including your past surfing history (google knows a lot about you....) but also based on your geo location, and even page content of the page you are currently reading. What that means is that if you are reading a thread on trailer hitches you are likely to see ads from e-trailer. If you're seeing political ads, it's likely you recently viewed an online news source, if you're seeing ads for a 'hot girlz to keep you warm', well... you may have some explaining to do
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Ads are served based on a number of variables including your past surfing history (google knows a lot about you....) but also based on your geo location, and even page content of the page you are currently reading. What that means is that if you are reading a thread on trailer hitches you are likely to see ads from e-trailer. If you're seeing political ads, it's likely you recently viewed an online news source, if you're seeing ads for a 'hot girlz to keep you warm', well... you may have some explaining to do
Being in the IT world for a living and IT security, you are correct. All Ad's are based on 'where you visit' and "cookies" on your pc/device.
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About once a week I delete all cookies, temp internet files and browsing history; doesn't eliminate all the ads but it sure helps cut down on the number that pop up.
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