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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 08:13 AM
Response to Reply #56
58. Huh?
I've looked at the "Greatest" page, the bottom of the "General Discussion" forum and the "Election Reform" forum and I haven't seen it. Since these ads rotate, I may just be missing it when it is "on". Or maybe not.

Either way, I said my peace, the mods responded, and all of us have had a discussion about the limits of freedom (should there be any?) and the appropriateness of license (is everything, everywhere, all the time, regardless of the costs, what we mean by "freedom"? If it is, there are other places to celebrate a "free" republic. I'm glad we don't descend to their level often here, even with so many of them in our midst.)

That's good enough for me. It's all good. Until it isn't.
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  -I am deeply offended by the "Rational Responders" ad on the DU "Greatest" page Fly by night  Nov-18-07 11:03 AM   #0 
  - We have no control over the Google ads that are displayed  EarlG   Nov-18-07 11:05 AM   #1 
  - Thanks for the information  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 11:13 AM   #2 
  - Hold on. Who said he was blocking it?  tkmorris   Nov-18-07 03:14 PM   #16 
  - hahahah.. I never NOTICED the ad, but NOW I clicked on the link to see what the fuss was  SoCalDem   Nov-18-07 03:33 PM   #22 
  - You don't need to fix anyone's beliefs, you just need to censor the ads they can see.  impeachdubya   Nov-18-07 03:29 PM   #20 
  - On the other hand, you may be trying to censor an ad some of us  smoogatz   Nov-19-07 07:14 AM   #43 
     - I imagine you can find lots of that on the 'net. Go for it.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:23 AM   #45 
        - Don't look now  charlie   Nov-19-07 07:37 AM   #47 
        - Where?  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:56 AM   #55 
           - What?  charlie   Nov-19-07 08:00 AM   #56 
              - Huh?  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 08:13 AM   #58 
                 - "Or maybe not"  charlie   Nov-19-07 08:19 AM   #59 
                    - Your "link" is not to a DU page.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 09:26 AM   #63 
                       - No kidding  charlie   Nov-19-07 11:37 AM   #64 
        - Thank you for keeping DU safe from scantily clad atheist babes.  smoogatz   Nov-19-07 08:23 AM   #60 
           - No, no, you don't understand. We need to be veewwwy caweful, west we aweeeinate the vawyooz votews.  impeachdubya   Nov-20-07 02:09 AM   #71 
  - EarlG, are you telling me only ONE person has to complain and an ad  angstlessk   Nov-18-07 03:27 PM   #18 
  - the Matt Blunt ad is kinda offensive  hfojvt   Nov-20-07 02:39 AM   #73 
     - I agree completely. Why are Rethugligans allowed to troll for donations on DU ...  Fly by night   Nov-20-07 08:57 AM   #75 
     - To be precise, it's the *admin* you should contact for things like that  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-20-07 10:28 AM   #76 
        - Thanks. I'll do that.  Fly by night   Nov-20-07 10:44 AM   #77 
     - I contacted Skinner and DU will start blocking the Matt Blount ad within the day.  Fly by night   Nov-20-07 03:20 PM   #79 
  - typical...  Beelzebud   Nov-18-07 11:18 AM   #3 
  - *sigh* not the poor persecuted believers again...  mr blur   Nov-18-07 12:31 PM   #4 
  - If you can read, you know I'm not a traditional "person of faith".  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 02:03 PM   #5 
  - I almost never notice the ads  donheld   Nov-18-07 02:19 PM   #6 
  - I very seldom notice them myself. The visual image w/ this ad was so not-DU that it caught my eye.  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 02:25 PM   #8 
  - You're right, we should put her in a burka! Hide that evil flesh peddler!  Beelzebud   Nov-18-07 02:34 PM   #11 
  - I think I must block the ads  DemReadingDU   Nov-19-07 06:44 AM   #39 
  - There are ads on DU? Oh firefox with adbock add-on, how I love thee.  LeftyMom   Nov-18-07 02:24 PM   #7 
  - Since I don't have foxfire, I couldn't avoid the ad on the "Greatest" page.  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 02:27 PM   #9 
     - If you're that sensitive, switching might not be a bad idea.  LeftyMom   Nov-18-07 02:32 PM   #10 
        - Fortunately, it appears the mods have already taken action.  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 02:44 PM   #12 
           - So were you more offended by boobies (The horror!) or skepticism?  LeftyMom   Nov-18-07 02:47 PM   #13 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-18-07 03:01 PM   #14 
                 - Hon, it's a DISCUSSION BOARD. We discuss things.  LeftyMom   Nov-18-07 03:16 PM   #17 
                    - Here's a boob and a hat.  impeachdubya   Nov-18-07 03:46 PM   #24 
                    - You appear to be purposely dense. Why is that, "hon"?  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 04:01 PM   #25 
                       - .  LeftyMom   Nov-18-07 04:06 PM   #26 
                       - Word to the wise-  riverdeep   Nov-18-07 04:10 PM   #27 
                       - That does sound like a good idea. Thanks for reinforcing it.  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 04:15 PM   #28 
                       - For the record, some of us get it  spoony   Nov-19-07 05:53 AM   #37 
                          - Thanks. This thread did bring out the "boobs" among us, didn't it?  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:36 AM   #46 
  - How did the ad insult you?  aikoaiko   Nov-18-07 03:08 PM   #15 
  - It didn't insult me. It was offensive and inappropriate on a number of levels ...  Fly by night   Nov-18-07 05:39 PM   #29 
     - The old "We're alienating the values voter!!!" Alarm Klaxon. Key word in your post? "Concern"  impeachdubya   Nov-19-07 03:49 AM   #30 
     - You're welcome. Glad it allowed DU to avoid being labelled something we're not.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:39 AM   #48 
        - Again, thank you for your concern.  impeachdubya   Nov-20-07 01:59 AM   #68 
     - get over yourself  Skittles   Nov-19-07 04:56 AM   #32 
     - Hey!!! I'm Offended!!!  uhhuh   Nov-19-07 05:01 AM   #33 
        - 'Me, me, me, me, me." Is that an accurate paraphrase of your post?  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:43 AM   #50 
           - I'm sure they appreciate your appreciation  charlie   Nov-19-07 07:47 AM   #52 
           - No, it is not.  uhhuh   Nov-21-07 02:42 AM   #81 
  - "scantily clad" atheists? Man, that almost makes me want to turn the ads back on.  impeachdubya   Nov-18-07 03:28 PM   #19 
  - hahahahahaha me too.. I actually clicked the site link  SoCalDem   Nov-18-07 03:37 PM   #23 
     - I suppose this is the ad  charlie   Nov-19-07 04:15 AM   #31 
        - HAHAHAHA!!! Hey You Guys!!!  uhhuh   Nov-19-07 05:09 AM   #34 
        - I guess it didn't get "blocked", after all. Boy, talk about peeing in the OP's wheaties.  impeachdubya   Nov-20-07 02:03 AM   #70 
        - Hey now, I was so engrossed in the picture that I didn't even read the words!  EnviroBat   Nov-19-07 08:00 AM   #57 
        - The most offensive thing about that ad is the bad photoshop job, frankly.  impeachdubya   Nov-20-07 02:01 AM   #69 
  - And I am insulted by almost all candidates dragging God in the campaign  Amanita   Nov-18-07 03:33 PM   #21 
  - No. n/t  H2O Man   Nov-19-07 05:34 AM   #36 
  - HEY!!!  uhhuh   Nov-19-07 05:26 AM   #35 
  - Like the stupid internet ads that say "Shoot the monkey and win a laptop"  SoCalDem   Nov-19-07 06:26 AM   #38 
  - You can block the ads, go to preferences  DemReadingDU   Nov-19-07 06:48 AM   #40 
  - How much money does DU make off allowing Google Ads?  MikeDuffy   Nov-19-07 07:07 AM   #42 
  - I love the smell of censorship in the morning  SecularMotion   Nov-19-07 07:02 AM   #41 
  - Please do. I have never seen such an ad on DU. Have you?  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:19 AM   #44 
     - Please note the sarcasm  SecularMotion   Nov-19-07 07:42 AM   #49 
        - And I am secure enough in my beliefs not to have to insult the beliefs of others.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:53 AM   #53 
  - So a Jew, a Christian, and a big tittied cop walk in to a bar and...  EnviroBat   Nov-19-07 07:46 AM   #51 
  - Right forum, wrong thread. (Or maybe not).  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 07:54 AM   #54 
  - You can't insulate others form what you take offence too...  LeftHander   Nov-19-07 08:44 AM   #61 
  - The "form" my "offence" took was to alert the mods and invite comment.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 09:20 AM   #62 
     - Good from throughout, Fly!  A-Schwarzenegger   Nov-20-07 02:35 AM   #72 
  - I'm greatly offended by Hillary Clinton, but I don't start threads about her.  MLFerrell   Nov-19-07 12:10 PM   #65 
  - You're about the only one here who doesn't.  Fly by night   Nov-19-07 06:02 PM   #67 
  - Oh that dirty dirty blasphemy!  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-07 12:54 PM   #66 
  - CENSORSHIP! That is what you re implying...with yourself as Chief Inquisitor  Didereaux   Nov-20-07 02:52 AM   #74 
  - So turn off ads; you're a donor. Or get Firefox, and block them.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-20-07 10:47 AM   #78 
  - Oh noes, teh opressed religionists are being opressed by the Evil Atheist Conspiracy!!!  Odin2005   Nov-20-07 03:40 PM   #80 

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