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Okay, I get that BGG needs to make some cash, but these adds are bloody ridiculous. A moderator once told me to tone down on my swearing, but bloody hell, I would rather explain to my child what a naughty word was then have to explain why there are some Russian and Asian women that are looking to marry you for a price.

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Sounds like you need a few subtracts.
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broken clock wrote:
Okay, I get that BGG needs to make some cash, but these adds are bloody ridiculous. A moderator once told me to tone down on my swearing, but bloody hell, I would rather explain to my child what a naughty word was then have to explain why there are some Russian and Asian women that are looking to marry you for a price.



yeah, well, see, ads a context sensitive. They base on your web history.

Right now, I see an ad for a hybrid car and a solar company.

I've never seen anything like what you're seeing.

So it would seem YOU have to explain why those ads are coming up.
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I seem to get a lot of suit adds combined with busty Asian women telling me that they are looking for a good time.

I have a funny feeling the majority of BGG users are getting one of those adds . . .
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I'm getting a red rabbit robot that smokes.
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broken clock wrote:

I have a funny feeling the majority of BGG users are getting one of those adds . . .


Not me. now I got one for the Terry Pratchett board game, and one for premium lighsabers.
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I'm with Geosphere. Right now I've got a Verizon ad, and a World of Warcraft ad. Probably 90% of the ads i get on this site are for Boardgames and boardgame related kickstarters. You might want to flush your history/cookies/cache.
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X-Wing and Ascencion ads for me.
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Haven't seen any ads on BGG since I was able to turn them all off with AdBlock. And that was years ago.

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fightcitymayor wrote:
Haven't seen any ads on BGG since I was able to turn them all off with AdBlock. And that was years ago.



Then how the hell would you find where to buy the best premium lightsabers?
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broken clock wrote:
Okay, I get that BGG needs to make some cash, but these adds are bloody ridiculous. A moderator once told me to tone down on my swearing, but bloody hell, I would rather explain to my child what a naughty word was then have to explain why there are some Russian and Asian women that are looking to marry you for a price.



Nope, never seen these. I keep getting ads for hot dogs and donuts.
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And this god damn Wings of destiny game that keeps opening up if you accidentally hover over top of it.
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... or support your BGG fix with a little spondulix and turn all the adverts off.
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Gramma Nazi reminds you gently that "Ads" is spelled with only 1 "d".

(Who am I kidding? Grammar Nazis are never gentle!)


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kswingruber wrote:

Gramma Nazi reminds you gently that "Ads" is spelled with only 1 "d".

(Who am I kidding? Grammar Nazis are never gentle!)




Nobody Reads Threads Anymore Nazi points out the very first reply in this thread effectively points that out.
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Can't say I've seen any of the ads that the OP mentioned, so I'm not sure a majority of BGG users are seeing those ads.

Right now I'm looking at an ad for Zales jewelry at the top, and Miniature Market on the side.

I always assumed the ads were sent to match up with your browsing history.
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weezknight wrote:
I always assumed the ads were sent to match up with your browsing history.


What happens is that many websites use the same ad service. Each time an ad from them is displayed on your browser, the ad service knows the web page where the ad was displayed and links it to you via a cookie.

It then makes assumptions based on where you browse, so when I looked at some sites about motorcycles, BGG started displaying obnoxious ads for Biker Planet.
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I have (yet another) game on Kickstarter, and one for moving and storage bins (odd, since I haven't been planning on moving).
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Since I supported the site for $25 last year (just a hair over $2 a month and given how often I'm on here, that's a steal) I don't see ads. Gonna do the same this year.

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