Maybe the matrix has figured out you are a closeted democrat and you don't even know it yet, it may target adds based on the future you.
That's hilarious although highly unlikely.
Groan, mumble, deep breath, also considered looking elsewhere, leaving for my morning read. Am I being ridiculous?
Never have I read a "simple political ad"
Not a great word to pick here ridiculous...(?) political ads are a hot button topic for a lot of reasons to a lot of informed people so pick another word plz.
(imo) anybody with a buck to spend gets enough eye time with ad gab elsewhere. this site needs to stay free of the partisan fertilizer.
While strongly expressed both posts were cleanly written and I hope Dan gets a clean / CLEAR answer.
Living in a society that has to enact laws trying to stop people from texting while driving thousands of pounds of flying brick, now that's ridiculous.
Having a place to read hobby topics and opinions with my morning coffee,,, priceless.
@ wkndracer +1
Personally, I want my my closet back. With NO politics.
This is s family forum after all.
Whole-heartedly agree, OVT.
Things were a lot simpler before TPT took on the corporate guise.
Forum administrators will be notified, and hopefully positive action will be taken.
Exactly! You guys get what this forum used to be and what it should remain, a place to get away from it all free from anything other than what is related to the hobby. Thank you Mike for being impartial, vigilant and always above all, fair.
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
Just a heads-up: Many of those ads are served to you based on your browsing history, other patterns, your internet service provider and even your geographic location. That's how advertising with things like Google's AdSense works. Has little to do with this specific site.
I'm occasionally seeing ads for a dog kennel, some local steakhouse (I'm borderline vegan) and a vote for a regional sewer system change. All based on my geo location.
Vertical Scope can add political entities to their blocked list as they pop up, though. Or, depending upon their account, can specify that political ads won't be displayed.
If you don't like ads, install an ad-blocking plugin and you won't see them.
I can only hope that be true however this morning I called a few friends and asked them to visit the forum just to see if the ad would show up and it has. We can't all have the same browsing history. Just to be sure I stopped over at an internet cafe this morning while picking up some breakfast and didn't log in just visited the forum and there it was, the same political Democrat ad... disgusting...
I've never seen a single ad on the site ever. I assume it's because I use chrome and have ADBlockPlus installed, I think you should try that. I can see how using a phone could be annoying if they don't have ad blocking sofware.
Understood. there are many ways to block ads from showing up but that would be circumventing the issue. I believe dealing with it head on and shining a light to it is a better course of action because it affects us all as a community. I've been lurking around this forum since 2005 and join 2007, I've never seen a political ad until now.