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    Thumbs down Where do the ads come from?

    How is it decided what ads are shown here?

    I just saw a Yes on Prop 8 ad on my screen and I'm appalled. I never would have thought I would see ads supporting discrimination and inequality here of all places.

    Anyway - why?

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    The ads are just random. Right now I see a do you like Aly & AJ ad.

    Thanks so much Dave!!!!

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    I thought they were random based on what's being currently discussed on the boards.

    I'm just curious who okays the ads.

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    I don't think anyone okays the ads I think they either correlate the ads to the topic being discussed (if possible) or just show random ads. I don't think there's any contorl over whats shown.
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    Thanks Dave.

    I just did some research and there are lots of complaints on other websites about the same ads. It's all Google Adsense and the blog/site runners don't have a choice in what's displayed.

    I'm not placing blame, but I am still annoyed. I feel like the google bots are taunting me.

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    Oh plz. It's just an ad.

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    Maybe to you it is.

    I was just curious as to why this specific ad was on these boards - I've never seen one so bold on here. Usually it's just Britney ringtones and free iPods.

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    I can assure you, as an admin on these forums, that we do NOT pick the ads.

    They are simply chosen at random and displayed.

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    I always wondered like how it knew certain stuff... like I'd be in the rock thread or something about chris daughtry, and it'd be an ad for him. Or in the Britney section and it's a britney ad. So I've always wondered if it is able to correlate what it on the forums, at least some of the time?



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    Okay, and now on the top of this one it says 'how does prop 8 affect me?' So I so want to say that it knows what is in the thread, or picks out a key word. So maybe it picked out a key word of prop 8 in another thing, and it put it up?



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