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Forum topic by BTimmons posted 03-05-2013 01:33 AM 2132 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BTimmons

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03-05-2013 01:33 AM

Image source: screen cap from my phone a few minutes ago.

I shouldn’t have to address the extremely questionable nature of said business or the fact that they have lifted ideas from our members.

We can only do so much against Internet thieves and trolls, but if this site is taking ad money from these hucksters, well, that situation needs to be remedied. Bad enough that they do what they do. Giving them ad space (if knowingly) makes this site just as shady by association.

If they’re on some syndication list and not paying this site directly, then that syndication needs reviewing.

This is the best place on the web for honest woodworkers, so let’s keep it that way!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com


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kdc68

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:44 AM

Wow….speechless…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 02:06 AM

Man is that BS!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Chris Cook

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 02:59 AM

These ads are dynamically generated based on your web activity. What you see when you visit LJ may be completely different from what anybody else may see.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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RockyTopScott

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 03:01 AM

I’ve never seen it

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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clieb91

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 03:11 AM

Even though ads are generated that way there has go to be some way of blocking these I would hope.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 03:21 AM

Can we start a “Let’s Kill Ted” campaign?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 03:28 AM

Randomly generated or not, there’s gotta be some kind of standards. “Ted’s Woodworking” is a legit advertiser like North Korea is a beacon of economic prosperity, free speech, and human rights.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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lab7654

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 03:31 AM

Well I have adblock installed on chrome for youtube video purposes, so I have yet to see this guy around here. Funny how common the stock image of him is, I saw it on the CPO JET site for the live customer chat service. Made me crack up.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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Richard

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 05:31 AM

I use Google Chrome and I am blissfully TWW free.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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bladedust

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 05:47 AM

The easiest way to get “Ted” to stop advertizing here is by hitting him in the pocketbook. I believe those are pay per click ads, so he pays anywhere from .10 to 1.50 per click.

The ideas is click the hell out of his ads so when he gets his advertizing bill and compares it to his sales, he’ll get the message.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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Manitario

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 07:39 AM

WFT? The banner ads are based on browsing hx but there should still be some content control by LJ’s to keep crap like this from popping up.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 09:31 AM

thanks for the posting. We can’t fix what we aren’t aware of .
I’m looking into it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 03-05-2013 11:05 AM

I hit refresh many times trying to recreate this ad but never produced.

Blocking the ads is just masking the problem which is great but I’d truly like to see Ted’s woodworking go away completely.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Oldtool

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#14 posted 03-05-2013 11:49 AM

I like bladedust’s idea, click and charge Ted. I’ve got grandchildren that would love nothing more than sitting at the computer and clicking this over and over. Got to get them set up on this, it will keep them busy for hours.
Thanks for the idea.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 03-05-2013 12:39 PM

Even if bladedust’s tactic works everyday some poor soul buys into his scheme or scam allowing him to afford the ads he post but if it works then great.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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