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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:59 PM
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Why is Domino's advertising on DU? First Marco Rubio and now Domino's? WTF?
And why doesn't the "latest" page load other than the Domino's ad?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:03 PM
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1. NTSA
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:04 PM
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3. NTSA?
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:37 PM
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25. N.ot T.his S.hit A.gain; DU gets ads through Google and has little say over what shows up beforehand
If there's a particularly egregious ad that appears, they can ask Google to block that ad from showing here again. Don't feel bad, this has been explained many times over the years and will be explained many more times.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:03 PM
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2. If you want advertising revenue, you take what they give you
The administrators can't pick and choose which ads show up.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:05 PM
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5. we keep hearing that
but I go to several liberal websites in which ads appear and these ads don't.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:06 PM
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8. Thanks. I was just wondering. Any idea why the "latest" page doesn't load?
It's not like Domino's is evil incarnate, though their pizza is as exciting as Berber carpet- I just thought that there was a target marketing god somewhere who decided this sort of thing.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:09 PM
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11. Is it still not loading? If so, what browser are you using? As for target markets
I guess they figure a bunch of people sitting around inside playing on their computers might be a good bet for ordering delivery food online. In fact, I'm thinking of it now, and I didn't even see the advertising. It's all because you mentioned it. :)
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:11 PM
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13. Hanaford rising crust is the best value out there. The good frozen pizzas beat the chains.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 04:12 PM by imdjh
And no, when click on "latest" all I get is the center add and the toolbars. Sometimes, latest loads for a few rounds, and then stops again.

The latest version of Safari.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:22 PM
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16. Don't know Safari, but when I have that type of problem, there's usually
something trying to load that the browser can't handle. You say latest version--has DU worked with this version before? A quick test would be to load DU with another browser, just to be sure it isn't your computer or network connection. Clearing history and cookies is another good move. After that, I don't know.

I just updated to IE 8, and it wasn't loading another site I go to. It eventually fixed itself. The problem seemed to be in loading a movie player the site used to run ads. So maybe it's something like that, and maybe it will straighten itself out.

Or, last thought, it could be that since you are seeing the ads, and I'm not, there is something wrong with the ads. I've had that happen on other sites. Maybe someone else without a star can answer whether it's happening for anyone else. No help, I know, but that's all I got.

In case you were wondering, btw, IE 8 is driving me crazy, and I'm about to switch back to Firefox, or start playing with other browsers again. :grr:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:09 PM
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12. It works fine for me.
And there are a lot of people who dislike Domino's because their CEO is Catholic Fundamental freak.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:26 PM
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17. Most of their stores are independently owned.
Monaghan, the former CEO, was the CFF--Catholic Fundamentalist freak. He doesn't run anything anymore. The current CEO is a Repubican nutcase, but I'm not sure his religious views.

Either way, if you order from Dominos and don't live around Ipsilani, Michigan, you're almost certain to be buying from an independent owner, usually local.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:48 PM
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31. They still send money off to Domino's HQ
Usually , the way it works is that they're contractually obligated to buy certain products and promotional materials from the company. AND they have to pay licensing fees.

So it's not like it's a totally independent business.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:04 PM
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4. Tom Monahan sold domino's quite a while back. nt
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:46 PM
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30. And even if he hadn't there are still franchisees who may very well be strong Democrats
There are always a number of people here who will completely ignore the cries as they see who can be most pious in throwing bath water out.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:06 PM
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33. True. nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:05 PM
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6. How about donating to DU then you won't have to look at the ads. n/t
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:05 PM
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7. If you donate you have the option to turn off the ads..
:patriot:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:06 PM
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9. I think they are probably hoping to influence people to buy their pizza.
Some companies use advertising that way. :shrug:
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:07 PM
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10. LOL! Then maybe, they ought to get real ovens and a better recipe.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:16 PM
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14. Of the main chains that deliver, they are at least equal.
I like them better than Pizza Hut or Gattis, and about the same as Papa Johns. If you've got a good local chain nearby, the local chain may be better. Not always, though.

It's all about targets. If they make a very tasty product, just the fact that it has a unique taste will turn some people off to it. By making a slightly more bland product, they make it more universal, thus more people will order it. It might not thrill everyone, but it won't really upset anyone, either.

My opinion, anyway. :)
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:20 PM
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15. All these people pulled salt and oil out of their product
Perhaps other spices. Like you said, they made it appeal to a broader segment. So every time I break down and get pizza, I am disappointed because it doesn't resemble the greasy spicy pizza of my youth at places called "Tony's".
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:27 PM
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18. Hehe. I can relate.
I used to love my pizza to drip grease! :rofl:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:28 PM
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19. it's obvious from all of the "what would you like on your PIZZA" talk
the googles are listening, shhh
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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:44 PM
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29. That's it! LOL n/t
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:29 PM
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20. I get more annoyed at all the RW ads.
The fact that the advertisers see DU as a target audience for RW, conservative and/or liberal haters tells a lot about who looks at DU.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:31 PM
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22. Nothing pisses me off more than a rightwing pizza!
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:30 PM
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21. It's brainwashing! Everytime I see a Dominos ad I .. I... What exactly is the problem with their ad?
:shrug:
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:36 PM
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24. Really. Perhaps our self-appointed commissar can explain it to us.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:41 PM
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27. Yeah, ok. Tell me who that is, and I'll send him an email.
All this hysteria is fucking nuts. Every person has the right to endorse any candidate of their choice. You have the right to not buy their product (whatever that accomplishes), but save your venom. This is ridiculous.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:29 PM
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34. I was referring to the OP actually
I agree with you that the hysteria is nuts.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:03 PM
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35. Well, I guess we'll just have to agree to agree.
;)
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:31 PM
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23. if you donate, i don't think they show up
'cause i don't see what you are seeing...
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:37 PM
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37. Thanks. I didn't know that.
And for being nicer about that some of these other people who obviously need someone to be bitchy too.
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:23 AM
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39. welcome
:)
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:40 PM
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26. Twinkle, twinkle, little Star -- How ad-less DU donors are...
Donate a few bucks and the ads go away. You also get a Star by your name.

Hekate


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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:42 PM
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28. Shhh! It's easier to be a whining tightwad.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:49 PM
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32. cause liberals eat pizza too
and even some liberals own franchises
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:37 PM
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36. Oh dayum!!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 07:39 PM by Jazzgirl
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:38 PM
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38. It's all NAMBLA's doing!
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