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« Reply #150 on: October 08, 2010 11:39:11 AM »

The banner ads are driving me crazy. Almost every page I go to I accidently scroll over and expand some annoying ad. I have avoided reading them so I'm sorry I don't have any info for which ones they are but they are giving my craftster experience a very sold out feel.

« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2010 04:17:27 PM »

I just wanted to say that I also hate the ads under the measuring tape that expand every time I accidentally move over them. Anger is not something I come to craftster to feel.

(I just got 4 in a row. Two for "Winners Advantage" and two for "iOldiesmusicstore.com." It doesn't help that they're so ugly. Yuck.)
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« Reply #152 on: October 09, 2010 06:52:16 PM »

winners advantage, something about lottery numbers. This add is all over getting in my way.

« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2010 06:42:22 AM »

I don't know if anybody else noticed, but the ads (usually) change when the page is refreshed. It helps a lot to refresh whenever one of those ads come up.

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« Reply #154 on: October 11, 2010 08:30:43 AM »

We're going to report them again today. Sorry all!  Undecided

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« Reply #155 on: October 25, 2010 09:51:03 PM »

Political campaign ad that is driving me batty. I tried to refresh as suggested, unfortunately that didn't help.
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« Reply #156 on: October 26, 2010 04:03:33 PM »

Theres a new Cashmere toilet paper ad that is driving me nuts! Its really slowly down the loading to a complete stop... I can't even block it because its a video ad! lol

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« Reply #157 on: October 28, 2010 07:21:51 PM »

Not sure where to put this or who to contact about this but I was viewing an old page and this was an add.

I was wondering if there's a way to turn those off or take those off your add list.

I was viewing this when I had company over and there were kids in the room and thought it was very inappropriate.

Sorry if this is not the right place.. and I had NO CLUE who to contact.

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« Reply #158 on: October 28, 2010 08:50:15 PM »

I don't want to embarrass anybody, but I thought I would use my background in internet marketing to present a theory....

Some of the adds you are seeing could be particular to you based on searching criteria done by you or other users of your computer, not just on Craftster, but on your entries in search engines such as Google. Google as an example, tracks what you search for online so it knows what banners to show you on pages. For instance, I live in Tampa Bay and often shop for camping gear online...thus I get adds for Tampa Bay coupons and a camping store. For example, If you live in Detroit, you will probably never see the Tampa add.

I don't know all the ins and outs of how Craftster's setup works...but that is how the web pages I work with function. If i log in on my boyfriend's computer I get banner adds for computer sales and martial arts gear which are things he searches for often.

Craftster admins can still try to block the adds you might not like, but if you clear your history, cookies, and run a program like Malware-bytes, you may not see these unless you search again for similar criteria. To test this theory I have logged in on a computer where I don't usually surf craftster, and after about a dozen re-loads I didn't get camping adds once. I did 15 minutes of searching for gourmet coffee baskets, and now there are gourmet food adds.

Again, I don't mean to embarrass anybody if they are getting unpleasant adds...but that is a general explanation of how these adds work based on my working experience with Google ad words.

I also want to mention that I haven't gotten one of those expanding ads in a while. So whatever has been done to prevent those has been working so far. Thanks goes out the the Mods and Admins. Smiley

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« Reply #159 on: October 28, 2010 11:13:45 PM »

I am the only person that EVER uses this computer and it's fairly new. (2 mo)

I am married, I have NO reason at all what so ever to EVER search for hot singles to have sexual encounters with, Nor my husband.

While SOME may get some ads based on their searches, This ad did not come from my computer. Smiley

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