Got some strange ad's on here lately....

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  1. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the pop-up ads on this site are as interesting as the threads themselves, sometimes not.

    I just had one in the sidebar for chronic depression, pretty strange. Now I have one with a survey for bi-polar disorder...like I'm going to click on that crap....not.

    The one's I really don't like are the ones that when you pass your cursor over, they become instantly full screen size and continue merrily on their way, extolling the virtues of something you aren't interested in...at all......

    and, they are a PITA to get rid of so you can continue to what you really logged on for......:rolleyes:
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Lay off the Sherry and it'll go away! :D

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  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Wait a minute, thats my line............:D
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    What took you so long? :)
     
  5. varmintH8R

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    Nice. I haven't seen the mental health ones.

    I couldn't get anyone to take the bait on my ad post, wondering who placed the Shoe Carnival banners. http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f22/sesame-street-124833/

    I would have to assume that there are companies are brokering these things out: ie Shoe Carnival, pay us "X" and we will place banners for you at 500 sites with x million combined views per month.
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    varmintH8er

    Do you live with a woman who wears shoes?

    Could be that it was what's called an "interest based ad".

    "WHAT IS "INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING"?
    Just what it says: advertising that is delivered to you based on your likely interests. This type of advertising tries to make the ads you see more relevant based on the types of sites that you visit on the Web. With interest-based advertising, you receive ads and offers for products and services that are more likely to be useful to you.
    For example, a sporting goods manufacturer might work with an advertising network that collects and uses interest-based information to deliver ads to the browsers of users that have recently visited sports-related sites. Or an airline might direct ads to users that recently visited travel-themed Web sites."
     
  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    The numbing cold (it's a balmy 4 here right now) and the snow (we got 14 inches last night) and it's still snowing. At least the tractor started so I could get the driveway cleared. Tomorrow I have to put out round bales. Not looking forward to that chore.

    I'm sure this week will have me on the road somewhere, dealing with a truck wreck. This weather brings out the worse in heavy trucks and icy roads and semi's don't mix well.

    I spent Friday afternoon checking drivers log books at one of our plants. Amazing how creative some drivers are and how unforgiving the DOT is..........

    Great job. Sometimes I think there is one of our drivers that has a doll with my face on it and he's sticking pins in it in hopes I'll go away.

    Gonna be a helluva week I suspect. BTW....

    I'm slow because I'm old and cold.

    ......need some more alcoholic elixir I guess.
     
  8. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.

    95% of what I do on LRH is from my IPhone, which is mine and mine alone.

    So apparently I am ringing someone's "shoe lover alarm"

    Please do not take away my LRH privileges, I promise I will try to overcome whatever strange habits (that i didnt even know i had) that make me a target for ladies shoe stores.

    Unless "Lapua" is also a high fashion European shoe designer, I am at a loss.

    Good to know that even though big brother is always watching, he is rarely paying close attention :D
     
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  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Hang in there! Stay warm and dry, cheers ...
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Feenix...

    Cyber intellegence must be at work. Must be why my pop-up ads are dating sites. I've been looking at too much porn lately.......:D
     
  11. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I can always tell what my wife was shopping for during the day by the adds on LRH in the evening.
     
  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    L:)L! Cheers ...
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Communual computers are a non-issue in this house. I have mine, she has hers. I have my owm e-mail address, she has hers.

    My company's crap is on this computer, her 'Big Fish games, Amazon.com, Shop Goodwill and everything else is on hers.

    I always refrained from using her's. Prior to her retiring, all the DCMA DFAS stuff was on her's. Was a need to know and I didn't need to know.

    Don't even know how to turn her's on.... Not her, her computer.......:D You know what I mean....
     
  14. SidecarFlip

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    I guess my 'cookies' are following me around. Was looking at windshields for my quad earlier this afternoon and amazingly, the banner ad appeared on here for Amazon.com with, you guessed it..... ATV windshields.

    I keep getting a Jimmy Dean sausage ad. I can't remember looking at anything Jimmy Dean. Oh well.:)