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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:00 PM
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Q What do fat bellies, yellow teeth, and cleavage have in common?
A: The typical ads on the home pages of many websites, including DU.

I have nothing against tabloids or "back pages" --I just kinda wish it weren't so much on the front page....but what do I know...maybe most of us don't mind looking at a lot of flesh and teeth closeups with their news? Or do you scroll away so fast you have no idea what I'm talking about?

I'm so tired of this body obsession in this culture...am I too sensitive???? :shrug:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:01 PM
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1. I want to know why those THREE SAME ADS
are on every damn website. :banghead:

PS It's time for you to donate. :P
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:24 PM
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2. whew
I ...am ...not...alone... :fistbump:

I would like to pay NOT to see those ads -- and would be happy if DU eliminated them, but then I might be impinging on the rights of those who love seeing them and click on them all the time and would sincerely miss them if they were gone...
:dilemma:
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:42 PM
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5. No need to pay to get rid of them.
Firefox with Adblock Plus installed should take care of them. I've never even seen these ads you're referring to. :hi:
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:16 PM
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13. I use Firefox
must not have Adblock Plus tho...so you get no ads at all?? Or just some...

I guess this means that if one has the ability to apply the right blockers, one can escape, but others less fortunate (or technically savvy) shall forever be treated to naked jelly bellies & such up close & personal?

Time for a poll--who sees them and who is spared?
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:03 PM
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17. Here ya go.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:47 PM
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16. Advertisers don't want to acknowledge that broadcast ads have no more penetration than web ads
Which, actually, makes web ads one hell of a deal.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:38 PM
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3. The saggy belly ads really do freak me the fuck out.
Cleavage makes me think I might be getting a virus at a porn site.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:38 PM
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4. Did you miss the "welcome home soldier" ad with the crotch view of an animated woman?
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:06 PM
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12. I missed that one...
was it on DU?
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:43 PM
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6. I never realized there were fat belly and yellow teeth ads on DU.
:evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:12 PM
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7. I'm taking that
as one vote for retaining cleavage in our visual fields at all times... :hi: so did anybody go there hoping to see more?

Now I'm waiting for testimonial of those DUers whose teeth are significantly whiter, to post their before and after pix...close-ups of course, so we can see the saliva glistening...

And will supporters of the proliferation of headless bulging belly ads please identify yourselves?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:15 PM
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8. Town hall meetrings.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:51 PM
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10. !!!1111!!!!!
:yoiks: :P good one, rug :rofl:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:37 PM
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9. I'm tired of seeing other people's underwear
That's all I know.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:05 PM
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11. So...
when I look at DU front page these ads are now gone....seems kinda mystical...but I bet they'll be back tomorrow....
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:26 PM
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14. Does that mean you installed adblock?
or you just aren't seeing them on the home page right now?
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:34 AM
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18. No didnt install anything
But a couple of hours after this was posted they all disappeared. Poof. And DU's home page looked respectable again. Wish I could do that magic with other In Your Face marketing strategies ....

However this morning I'm seeing Rachel Ray's belly on the home page. In this case her head's there and black bra. I can't exactly tell if this is the "before" or "after" photo as she doesn't look anorexic.
But at least it's not a sideways belly with big overhang.

Cleavage and teeth aren't back yet.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 08:03 AM
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19. I spoke too soon...
When I closed Firefox and restarted it here are "cleavage" and "yellow teeth" on the home page this morning. I realize these ads are rotated and displayed at certain intervals.

This is the page you go to if you click on cleavage:

http://www.evonyonline.com/evonyg1.html?google1&gclid=C...
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 10:10 AM
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20. If you ever want to install it
the link is here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

The way I use it is when I find an image (can be an ad or just an inappropriate image in general), I right click on it, and in addition to copy, paste, all the normal menu items, I see "block ads from _______________."

You can also set up a subscription option when you install it, which will block most of the ads without you having to take any action at all.

I broke down and installed it back when yahoo decided I couldn't read my mail without looking at someone with a saggy stretch marked belly - with an animation that wiped the woman's body back to "how it's supposed to look."
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:37 PM
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15. I started to take the topic personally... n/t
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 10:34 AM
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21. Don't ask me, even if I do have a belly, yellow teeth, and cleavage...
:yoiks:



:rofl:
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 11:34 AM
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22. For the most part,
I do a visual tune out on those ads. The one that really annoys the hell out of me is the one for John Kasich for gov. of Ohio. Actually, I wouldn't block the ads if I could. Every once in a while, there is one at the bottom of a thread that just cracks me up because of the irony between the ad and the thread topic.

The only complaint I have against the ads is I have dial up and they cause a delay in loading the site on the comp.
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:16 PM
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23. I thought the answer was
Britteny Spears
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