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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:53 PM

Have you ever tried to screw with the ad-bots?

You know, the ones that track the ads you click on, the sites you visit -- via their embedded ads -- and try to create a profile and put you in some demographics so that they know what ads to show you next?

Lately, I like to click on the random ones, just to see what they're about. I'm currently seeing a lot of ads for ocean fishing boats, pre-fab warehouses, and industrial safety gear. For a while, I steered it toward sending me ads about mens shoes. Lots of ads for mens shoes...

I'm thinking hovercrafts next, maybe?

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Reply Have you ever tried to screw with the ad-bots? (Original post)
htuttle Jul 2018 OP
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #1
MythosMaster Jul 2018 #2
RandomAccess Jul 2018 #3
Initech Jul 2018 #4
malthaussen Jul 2018 #5
Iggo Jul 2018 #8
MissMillie Jul 2018 #6
Aristus Jul 2018 #7

Response to htuttle (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:55 PM

1. I get knitting ads. It's interesting. Of course, I like to knit.

 

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:59 PM

2. yes, I do.

I click on all banner ads that are wrong wing. It costs pay per clicks, so you are costing them money. Also when you go to other sites that use google ads, I click on them again, since they have feeds that know you clicked before, so I keep clicking.

I have to rely on friends and free wi-fi so I hope I am ok and cost them $$. If anything the enablers of the conservative mythos love more is $$ an every click you make cost them.

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:00 PM

3. No -

 

I use AdBlocker. Love it.

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

4. My favorite are the ones that have game demos.

I just let those sit for a while and don't click on anything.

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:30 AM

5. Yep. I don't think it works.

Annoying, too, is that I have repeatedly clicked "don't show" for certain ads, but they keep showing them.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 10:21 AM

8. Yep, I noticed that.

So I quit hiding them and just went back to acting like I don't see them. (Oh! Look at all the verb tenses...lol.)

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:05 PM

6. I gave it some thought

but decided against it when I couldn't find a condom to fit the ad-bot.

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Response to htuttle (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2018, 12:40 AM

7. Screw the ad-bots?

Well...back when all my ads were "Sexy Mature Women Want YOU!", sure...

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