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Bug Report : Ads By Google

ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
Well since Ads by google screws up sometimes I thought we should have a thread on it.

This one is just a minor one, but the colors reverted to the black and white original colors, this could be intentional, but they were the forum colors for a while.

EDIT : OK now they are just fucking with me, they keep changing the colors. This could be intentional, but I doubt it.

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    Leetness IncarnateLeetness Incarnate Registered User regular
    edited October 2003
    When I first opened this thread, they were black and white, but then when I looked at another forum window, they were in the normal colors, so it's not just you.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited October 2003
    EDIT : OK now they are just fucking with me, they keep changing the colors. This could be intentional, but I doubt it.

    Conspiracy by Google? :lol:

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited October 2003
    I keep getting different variations of this color scheme, different shades of blue, then white and blue.
    I'm scared.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited October 2003
    AFAIK, it has been this way for ages. There are 4 color schemes, and it rotates through them. Perhaps they just enabled something to make it work for alternative browsers, and so this is why you are noticing it for the first time? If you all don't use IE 5+, that is...

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    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    I've noticed an abnormally large amount of "Gay and lesbian chat" ads in the Ads by Google box. I'm not saying this is offensive or anything, but is there some way to manipulate those ads so that they'll show more useful links?

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    Sorry about the h-scroll.

    :edit: and for bumping a month old topic.

    :edit2: these are from the forum index page.

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    SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    The ads are topically based on the information on the page. The number of gay ads you get shouldn't be surprising at all, especially in SE.

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    Grayman222Grayman222 Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    They advertise comics lots it seems. Heh right now I just see a plain white bar

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    SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    I see ads for website colouring at the moment, kinda proves the point.

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    Soundwave wrote:
    I see ads for website colouring at the moment, kinda proves the point.
    I do too. Let's experiment.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2003
    I've noticed an abnormally large amount of "Gay and lesbian chat" ads in the Ads by Google box. I'm not saying this is offensive or anything, but is there some way to manipulate those ads so that they'll show more useful links?

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    Sorry about the h-scroll.

    :edit: and for bumping a month old topic.

    :edit2: these are from the forum index page.

    You beat me to it, but those popped up when I went to Ramius' place. =(

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2003
    Hrm, I guess the question is..should I second-guess the all-powerful wisdom of google and explicitly block those ads ( I believe I have the power to block up to 50 ad URLs or so ). Or do I assume that google is wise beyond comprehension and is picking up on the latent homosexual urges which are so frequently "jokingly" expressed on these forums. Perhaps there is an untapped market of forumers interested in gay chat or gay singles....

    I'm torn on what to do.

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    OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    Ramius wrote:
    Hrm, I guess the question is..should I second-guess the all-powerful wisdom of google and explicitly block those ads ( I believe I have the power to block up to 50 ad URLs or so ). Or do I assume that google is wise beyond comprehension and is picking up on the latent homosexual urges which are so frequently "jokingly" expressed on these forums. Perhaps there is an untapped market of forumers interested in gay chat or gay singles....

    I'm torn on what to do.

    I don't find them offencive or anything, but I don't imagine they'd get high click through rates here.

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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2003
    gay guys are hot

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    OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    gay guys are hot

    *jumps out of the closet*


    I'm still not gay, I just surprised and mugged Susie

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited November 2003
    I was merely amused where they popped up. Not that I would dare cast aspersions on anyones (especially a mods *grovel*) sexuality, to each their own.

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    Grayman222Grayman222 Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    Maybe google will upgrade their ad posting software so that the forums can let them know what does and doesn't get click throughs.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited November 2003
    maybe they already track clickthroughs and those types of ads are getting the most clicks so they are showing them more.

    Who dares to question the all-powerful google?

    Not I.

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    Grayman222Grayman222 Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    Buy pink saphires.
    Nail polish displays.

    I knew Orthanc had a feminine side.


    I was thinking that they would have information not specificly on our demographic, but things to advertise to us. Comics, games, technology, finding same sex partners, that sorta thing.

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    OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    Ramius wrote:
    maybe they already track clickthroughs and those types of ads are getting the most clicks so they are showing them more.

    Who dares to question the all-powerful google?

    Not I.

    You fool, google is a false god. He is a gould.

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    BesigedBBesigedB Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    that h scroll is avoidable. if you can trim vertical you can trim horizontal!

    I /always/ get white background with a turquoise border (like in those huge pics above)

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited November 2003
    I think it may have something to do with the fact that SE is so far in the closet that it's in fucking Narnia.

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    OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    I think it may have something to do with the fact that SE is so far in the closet that it's in fucking Narnia.

    Tubie darling, come back to bed

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited November 2003
    ...yes dear.

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    Grayman222Grayman222 Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    SE in the closet? When are you visiting SE? Is it on uptight thursdays? People in Social Entrophy are so open about their cocks and which forumer they want to put it in and which forumers they would take that SE++ can't be in the closet. SE makes San Fransisco look like one of those places were they burn homosexuals at the stake.

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    BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    this topic is pure gold.

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    ezboards is also trying to tell me something.

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    DiamondbackDiamondback Registered User regular
    edited November 2003
    1) Grayman222 is the Poster of the Month.

    2) I get nothing but ads for comic strips like Peanuts and Doonesbury.

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    BesigedBBesigedB Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2003
    Bergy wrote:
    this topic is pure gold.

    http://members.lycos.co.uk/dberg06/hmmm.jpg

    ezboards is also trying to tell me something.

    Under the regular adwords T&Cs you cann't encourage people to click on the links in any way. That is one of the special non-branded ones though, so maybe EZBoards has a special agreement.

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