Old 06-20-2020, 04:49 PM   #1
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I just deleted an ad on the front page that prominently featured a nude woman.
Not long before that, I deleted an ad by an extremist political group.

Is a hobby website really an appropriate place for stuff like that?
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:42 PM   #2
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Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for love.....and lots of B&H ads. No nudes or extremist nut-cases......yet. Hopefully, my 85 year-old mom won't encounter any of that, when she occasionally looks at my pictures.
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Since I posted the complaint, the ads have been milder. Right now it's Ziploc bags and a chain of furniture stores.

EDIT: A couple hours ago, I deleted and "reported" a sleazy ad no less than 6 times. Google would remove it from one spot, but it would just reappear in another spot. A lot of good "reporting" an ad does!

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Old 09-10-2020, 12:27 AM   #4
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I just deleted an ad on the front page that prominently featured a nude woman.
Not long before that, I deleted an ad by an extremist political group.

Is a hobby website really an appropriate place for stuff like that?
Nude women, yes. Political bullshit, no.
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Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for love.....and lots of B&H ads. No nudes or extremist nut-cases......yet. Hopefully, my 85 year-old mom won't encounter any of that, when she occasionally looks at my pictures.
Hey - the adds only reflect your own Google searches, lol!!!


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Old 11-12-2020, 05:53 PM   #6
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[quote=Mgoldman;197012]Hey - the adds only reflect your own Google searches, lol!!! .............

I beg to differ on this. I've never googled anything remotely close to the trashy ads that pop up here on RP and when my virus/ad blocking software is not working I get all kinds on unrelated ads. Today's barrage is a mix of Batteries plus and Dunkin Donuts which is is appropriate but I hate coffee thus never buy or search it and I buy my batteries elsewhere. So today's ads are coming from my local area. If you have your cell phone location turned on and you have a google account and logged in on your cell phone, BOOM the related local ads are being pinged from your cell phone. So IF you turn that stuff off and you don't allow cookies to be reported on your computer, they cannot tell where you are (AD Wise) then you get whatever they want to throw at you. Since this site, percentage wise is mainly contributed to by male's or at least male names and the old adage that sex sells, hence the trashy ads. I've complained about the ads myself but it has went no where so I quit complaining and turned on my ad blocker. I contemplated becoming an elite member so I dont have to deal with the trashy ad's but I keep hoping that the high standards they hold to accepting Quality pictures would also apply to the Quality of advertisers they accept. I'd be more apt to support them with an Elite membership then. If I get censored or banned for speaking my free 2 cents on this matter, its been a pleasure learning here on this forum about how to take Quality TRAIN pictures.
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Hey - the adds only reflect your own Google searches, lol!!! .............

I beg to differ on this. I've never googled anything remotely close to the trashy ads that pop up here on RP...
I was just kidding, though it only took a few Google searches for "Dog" to have dogs show up on my front page last time I tried.

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