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Offline Ethos_

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Recent advertisements.
« on: 28/11/2015 20:16:39 »
Thank Heavens that these advertisements have been taken down. If they had been allowed to stay, I was thinking about abandoning my membership here at TNS..................................
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Re: Recent advertisements.
« Reply #1 on: 30/11/2015 09:07:21 »
They certainly cause problems viewing unless you log on. Perhaps that's the idea (plus a bit of useful funding for the site [:)]).
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Re: Recent advertisements.
« Reply #2 on: 30/11/2015 15:12:33 »
They certainly cause problems viewing unless you log on.

There are [illegitimate?] adverts which don't disappear when you log-on  ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=64288.msg475615#msg475615

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Re: Recent advertisements.
« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2015 23:48:29 »
Thanks everyone for the feedback; I've been doing some testing on how to sympathetically run some ads; we have removed the bulk of them for people who are registered (valued) members. I hope that the user experience is acceptable for you now?

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Re: Recent advertisements.
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2015 12:07:43 »
Actually, I find these 'targeted' ads, whatever site they may be on, are often way off target.

For example, before signing in here today, I saw an ad for an anti malware programme. Why might that be? The answer is because my anti malware programme subscription needed renewing, so I was on the site to do just that.

Over the past few weeks I have searched on line for a tool for my son-in-law, scooters for the grandchildren and a new android and handbag for the misses. (Yes that should be Missus, but she is so clumsy she so often misses!) Consequently, ads for these items crop up frequently.

Now I can understand that ads for handbags might continue, since I bought said weapon accessory from House of Fraser* in the Lakeside mall.

But the tool & scooters were bought on line, so why do the ads still appear?

Search engines do not seem to able to register that I have made my purchase and, therefore, have no further interest in buying. Targeting me with ads for scooters is pointless. So, Mr Google & Mr Bing (not Crosby, I hasten to add) You really do need to re-think advertising placement. Ad-sense really makes no sense if it is preaching to the converted.

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Re: Recent advertisements.
« Reply #5 on: 03/12/2015 13:19:09 »
Actually, I find these 'targeted' ads, whatever site they may be on, are often way off target ...

If you install advert-blocking add-on like Ghostery or Disconnect in your browser, no more tracking to deliver targeted adverts to you.

“light beam” addon , (for Firefox browser only) , shows you a spider-diagram of the websites you are inadvertently sharing your browsing-history with , and allows you to block the ones you don't like the look of ...

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"AdBlockPlus" & "NoScript" are other addons worth considering for privacy & security , ( those addons also reduce the amount of internet bandwidth & CPU time used ).   
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