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Old 01-21-2022, 04:32 AM   #1
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Political adds in banner

Why are you letting all of the political banners (adds) come up in the space between the brown or yellow lines below the bar that has user cp etc.

I truly if this stuff is allowed I fined the rules changing.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:11 AM   #2
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Why are you letting all of the political banners (adds) come up in the space between the brown or yellow lines below the bar that has user cp etc.

I truly if this stuff is allowed I fined the rules changing.
Maybe itís on youíre end Ö I donít see any. You probably need to figure out your settings, ad-block, etc.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:30 AM   #3
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I sure see them.....
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:39 AM   #4
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It’s good to point this out. I’m sure it’s not intentional planning.

See, websites like this try to directly sell related (RV, RV industry, etc) ads to fill 100% of the available placements. But that’s not possible. So, they install coding to make the ad space available to brokers that will insert any manner of random ads. The specific ads that are placed are out of the website’s control BUT the website owner sets the parameters that are permitted - blocking broad categories like pornography, money scams and yes, political content. Usually, there are dozens of blocked categories.

The problem is the brokers placing the ads can’t effectively monitor the ads submitted by the thousands of networks buying the available spaces. Ads are auctioned in this marketplace in split second timing. And, to avoid blocking, not all advertisers are honest about the content of their advertising and as a result blocked categories do show up beyond the website’s control.

Keep in mind that all members see different ads - other than the RV industry related sponsorships - and the non-industry ads you see are based on your personal internet browsing history. If you routinely view political websites you will be targeted by advertising of this nature.

PS. I am a volunteer moderator here and have no financial affiliation with the company. Before I retired from my career I was in the advertising industry for 35 years. I responded to this post only to help folks understand how even unwanted ads can show up on the website without any involvement by the website’s operators.
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:41 AM   #5
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This is one of the biggest problems with the way "modern" media works and what leads folks to get totally into some of the dummest ideas floating around.
If we read one article involving one subject, we are quite likely to get tons more of the same thing!
That means that once you read some idea, no matter how crazy, you are likely to get that idea in lots of other places where you may read the same thing.

And like the politics folks tell us, "if you tell a lie once it is a lie, but if you tell it often enough, it becomes the truth."

So the biggest lie becomes the truth if told often enough--- and if you are not motivated enough to look further than your next feeding of the lie!

One has to look at the source before drinking the Kool-Aid. I tend to look at lots of subjects and from lots of sources as I do get different views but it drives my wife crazy when I read some of the obvious propaganda, as she then gets that garbage stuffed in her news feeds as well!
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I had that problem here too. I just kept clicking on the little X in the upper-right corner of the add and telling them “don’t show me adds like this.” I think that may have helped as I haven’t had one in the last few months.
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Most, if not all browsers have a "Turn off personalized ads" or some such wording.

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
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I wonder if this is a phone/mobile thing. I don't see ads on my computer but I do on my phone and don't see any options on my phone's Chrome browse to turn off personalized ads.
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I wonder if this is a phone/mobile thing. I don't see ads on my computer but I do on my phone and don't see any options on my phone's Chrome browse to turn off personalized ads.
That's been my experience also, no ads on my laptop but a couple ads related to my browsing history on my phone.
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Thank you all for the answers. I only see the adds on my pc non of my other devices but then I really only use my pc to read the forum.
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:43 AM   #11
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I don't see any ads at all. I use ADBLOCK+. I am not affiliated with that company.

I also use Ghostery which on this page blocks 2 ads and 1 tracker.

Nothing appears on my pages except the information I want to see, the website page.

I really don't like that RV LIFE Pro banner at the top but fortunately I'm on a 27 inch monitor so it is not interfering.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:03 AM   #12
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I don't see any ads at all. I use ADBLOCK+. I am not affiliated with that company.
That's it!

I, too, use AdblockPlus. I turned it off, refreshed the page and got an ad. Turned it on, refreshed the page, no ads. It's so obvious, why didn't I think of that?

I'll have to install an adblocker on my phone and tablet.
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It is all a question of getting at ones eyeballs.

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I wonder if this is a phone/mobile thing. I don't see ads on my computer but I do on my phone and don't see any options on my phone's Chrome browse to turn off personalized ads.
My perspective is as a person who largely ignores the clutter of personalised adds.
Remember the bad old days of the WWW or the Wild Wild Web when the early versions of Windows Internut Exploiter had a very primitive easy to hack .net and flakey .xml/javascript based script engine that constantly got hacked and that allowed pop ups to appear at random from malicious web pages that search jumped your searches and mysteriouls froze the desktop and then changed your browser settings without permission?

Well things have changed a little since then thank heavens, but not much. At least you don't need to go to the store to have your load of internet search caused "viruses" checked and surgically removed from your computer quite as much these days. The days of the endless computer virus scams whether real or imagined are at least somewhat over for now.


If you have an Android based phone and a gmail account you can set your personal add preferences. One of the ways that sites get adds to you specifically is with the cookie monster so if you accept cookies from that site then you wind up seeing their add on you mobile and your home computer if you use google as a search engine and are signed in to your gmail account.

Same thing with the Bing thing and Microsoft, they just clone the methods of google inc and even use the same "Blink" opensource browser engine on edge that google helped develop for the chromium browser.

Yahoo does things slightly differently and does not cooperate with Microsoft the way that google must to survive in this dog eat dog digital dog fight of the micro giants of computer and cell phone land.

And then there is apple which is allowed to compete but safari is off on a safari all its own when it comes to the web wars of advertisement and the search for willing eyeballs.

Interesting times these days of digital dysfunction and advertisement search jumping in the world of communications on the web.

If you use the web then searching it will inevitably tailor adds to your search habits unless you are living in a cave on Mars and even then the targeted adds are going to get at you eventually.
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