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post #16 of 28
The Sarah thing sounds really odd. Haven't seen anything like that. I didn't even notice the birth control ad. Haven't seen any political ads.

I'm not trying to flame here, but don't the ads keep this site free? I'm sure they'd rather ads that didn't upset or offend anyone, but do we know how much choice they have? I just love this site so much -- I think we all do -- and I don't want it to fall by the wayside. Remember that beggars can't be choosers.

I truly don't mean to aggravate anyone; I'm just really bummed. Two of my favorite family-owned businesses just closed. One was a cake supply. Times are hard, let's try to be understanding.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Honeydukes

The Sarah thing sounds really odd. Haven't seen anything like that. I didn't even notice the birth control ad. Haven't seen any political ads.

I'm not trying to flame here, but don't the ads keep this site free? I'm sure they'd rather ads that didn't upset or offend anyone, but do we know how much choice they have? I just love this site so much -- I think we all do -- and I don't want it to fall by the wayside. Remember that beggars can't be choosers.

I truly don't mean to aggravate anyone; I'm just really bummed. Two of my favorite family-owned businesses just closed. One was a cake supply. Times are hard, let's try to be understanding.



I can see what you're saying, but ALL of the political ads are Anti-McCain, and Pro-Obama. If they are going to have the political ads to help pay for the site, they need to have them for both sides, JMO!
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by jen1977

I can see what you're saying, but ALL of the political ads are Anti-McCain, and Pro-Obama. If they are going to have the political ads to help pay for the site, they need to have them for both sides, JMO!



I'm not disagreeing with you (again I haven't seen ANY political ads.). I'm saying they (CC) might not have a menu to choose which ads show up. (I don't know for certain I am speculating.)

PLUS, one political party might be paying for ads to be sold by the advertising company while the other might not. Candidates buy ads for the regions where they need votes. Maybe Obama needs the votes in your area.
post #19 of 28
Let me clarify my earlier post. I was not offended about the ad or any ads on the site. I just thought it was a really bizarre ad to be on a cake decorating site.

I understand that advertising spots need to be sold to keep the costs down or free.

Lastly, I need to apologize to deetmar. I didn't mean to add to your original post and comment on something besides what you were asking about.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by jessireb

I don't know about the Sarah thing, but the nuva ring ad just blows my mind. I haven't been on the site for a while and was surprised to see this. I expected to see food products advertised on a cake site not birth control.




To me it makes perfect sense, after all most of the members here are women and the nuva ring is a product for women.

I haven't seen any political ads on here, not really surprising since I live in a state that has only 3 electoral votes and isn't likely to go to vote differently than last time.
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post #21 of 28
Maybe we get them in Ohio because we are sometimes a swing state. Either way, it's annoying. No matter which candidate you support, I don't come here to see the ads for presidents like I do everywhere else.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by jen1977


I can see what you're saying, but ALL of the political ads are Anti-McCain, and Pro-Obama. If they are going to have the political ads to help pay for the site, they need to have them for both sides, JMO!



Jen, as Heath has said, he has no say in what ads get shown--unless he complains after the fact because an ad is actually offensive or inappropriate. He doesn't get to choose what gets shown ahead of time. The ads are targeted to the user, according to various formulas. This can include the site that you are visiting (CC), as well as where you are located. They can even be targeted based on specific words on the page you are looking at. (Anyone notice that when you look in the spam folder on Gmail, you get a link for spam recipes?)

You may just be seeing the Obama ads due to a combination of where you live (a swing state) and the fact that Obama's campaign may well be looking to attract female voters. Also, Obama's campaign is putting more money into web-based advertising, and McCain's is definitely spending more on more traditional modes of advertising.

It's all about demographics. Advertising money is best spent on ads that will be seen by people who might help your business/cause.

If you were on a truck-driver or sport-fisherman forum, and living in North Dakota (not many electoral votes), you'd be seeing Google ads for Sports Illustrated and, um, virility enhancers.

(I hope I didn't offend anyone with this comment!)

One other thing--for any moderators reading this...

Should this be moved to the Lounge, as it has nothing to do with cookies?
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post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Sorry that I started this icon_cry.gif , I didn't mean to upset anybody. Sarah is back again! She was first on the "Home Page", and now she is following me around again.

I totally understand that they need the ads to keep going, but I would think an ad that follows peopoe would be considered cyber stalking. icon_confused.gif

I truly apologize. If someone knows how I can get it to quit following me around, I would appreciate it. Although, I will warn you that when I clicked on it to try to make it smaller, or x out of it, that's when it started following me.

All ideas would be appreciated.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
BTW, since it is following me again, I can tell you what it says.

"Tye your name and get your own Glitter. Then there is a box to type your name in. Under it is "SARAH" is yellow flashing sparkley. The last line says "Powered by Webfetti". So that's the add I was talking about.
post #25 of 28
I have seen the glitter thing too but didn't equate it with Gov. Palin because I a few years ago I had a 8 Sarahs or Saras in my 6th grade class, along with 7 Justins. My son thinks it looks "cool" and wanted me to type his name so it could be in glitter. My husband who works in computers is always telling me not to click on sites because that's often a way bad people will put a virus on the computer (they hack the ad and do it that way often without the people who put the ad on even knowing it) so I don't. BTW I've not seen any political ads (thank goodness) because I'm sick of them myself. This campaign has been going too long.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by deetmar

... I truly apologize. ...



Don't apologize. You're having issues and you're hoping someone can help. You need to know if it's just your computer or something here on CC. Sorry, I can't help you with that. Maybe you could send Heath a note.
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by redpanda


If you were on a truck-driver or sport-fisherman forum, and living in North Dakota (not many electoral votes), you'd be seeing Google ads for Sports Illustrated and, um, virility enhancers.



I live in North Dakota and I don't know any guys who read Sports Illustrated unless you count the swimsuit edition. icon_lol.gif All the guys I know read gun and snowmobile magazines instead. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #28 of 28
I was actually making a very veiled reference to the SI swimsuit edition, but I thought that outright saying that, combined with the other product category might have been a bit graphic, if more likely to be true. I should have thought of the snowmobile ads.

North Dakota was my example state because a very good friend at work is from N. Dakota.

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