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Bill729

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838 days ago

On the main page, the top and sides are surrounded by automobile advertisements.

I think they belong here as much as grocery store advertisements belong in a place of worship.

It makes me wonder whether the site owner knows who its users/customers are. I find the ads a big turn-off. Anything for a buck?

Bill


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bandit571

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#1 posted 838 days ago

There is a free download called adblock. Download that, and ALL the ads will be gone from your screen. I have it running on Firefox/windows 7 right now. Not an ad to be seen…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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AKAndrew

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#2 posted 838 days ago

Those ads come from your browsing history

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Bill729

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#3 posted 838 days ago

Switched browsers and got the AdBlock. Thank you Bandit571!

The screen looks so much better! ::sigh ::

Bill

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RandyM68

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#4 posted 838 days ago

I don’t even really notice those ads. When I never saw any porn, I just quit looking. At least it’s not Tampax ads.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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kaschimer

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#5 posted 838 days ago

Site’s gotta make a buck somehow, since it’s all free… I don’t have a problem with it really. If it doesn’t interest me, I don’t look. If it does, I do. It wouldn’t matter if the ads were woodworking-related, car-related (or at the moment, airline related), etc.

I love the site. I understand that there is so much stuff here that the site owners don’t charge a membership fee for.

Think about it this way. If the site owners started charging a monthly (or yearly) fee to use the site, and got rid of the ads altogether, would you still use it?

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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Stephenw

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#6 posted 838 days ago

I see tool and home improvement ads. It depends on your browsing habits, but sometimes they are random.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

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Stephenw

273 posts in 969 days


#7 posted 838 days ago

WOW!

Google is a mind reader. I’ve been meaning to get a magnifier lamp, but haven’t searched for one yet. I keep forgetting. There, at the top of the page, is an ad for a magnifier lamp.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

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Rick

6458 posts in 1617 days


#8 posted 837 days ago

That’s odd. I never noticed them until you mentioned them. One on the top. one on the rightside and one at the bottom. All of them Compliments of GOOGLE.

“Anything for a buck”. Certainly! It’s what makes the World Go ‘round AND Pays the Bills!

PS: GOOGLE has an “Opt Out” program that stops them from tracing your Web Browsing “Habits”. Just go there and “Opt Out”, then they put an “Opt Out” cookie on you Computer that stays there until you decide to Opt back in.

They Only made 39 BILLION Last Year, 98% of it on “Click Through” ads. They won’t miss you, or me.

PS: Right On Steve!!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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HalDougherty

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#9 posted 837 days ago

Another way to block items you don’t want to see is to limit access on your computer. Every computer operating system has a ‘host’ file that your computer uses to find IP addresses on the Internet. Every time your system searches for an Internet address, it first checks your computer… It’s simple to edit the empty file your computer has with one that blocks anything you want it to. Here’s a great simple website to explain what a hosts file is:

http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

You can search for ‘host file’ or ‘host file block ads’ to find more information. Then you will see only what you want to see and no company can track you because no information from your computer will ever leave your computer.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Rick

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#10 posted 836 days ago

Hal:

THAT sounds great!! ...... Especially the “and no company can track you because no information from your computer will ever leave your computer.” ....If people only knew the extent to which that happens, and how many places their PERSONAL Information goes (often Sold To) WITHOUT their Knowledge, they’d have a Little Doo Doo right on the spot.

Also a reason I have NOT and will NOT hook up the “Wireless” aspect of my Computer/Modem.

I’m definately going to give Your Tip a “GO”.

Thanks: Rick

EDIT: ...LOL… As soon as I clicked on your Link and saw that “Dumb” Lookin’ Gorilla ..I KNEW I’d been here before, Specifically for the “Host Definition”. BUT. I lost the Link. Another “Thanks” Hal!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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