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Teleking
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29 09 11:46 pm    Post subject: religion and politics Reply with quote

I thought religion and politics were a no – no here. Yet I am getting banner adds to vote yes or no on Question 1 in Maine. The question is in the national news and I need not explain it as it is both a political and religious issue.

Am I the only lucky one seeing these adds??? I know Garry makes money with the adds, but really.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those things are randomly generated by google. Apparently, they target your demographics and you got one for Maine.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrazyChef wrote:
Those things are randomly generated by google.


I would generally agree that they are random but they switch back and forth from vote yes to vote no EVERYTIME I switch screens.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen them, but then I tend to scroll down past the top section to get to the part I do want to read... (most of the time, anyway)! Wink Laughing Wink

But it really is down to Google, though I'm sure that with enough patience Garry could re-word the Google Adsense descriptor to remove the chance of a political advert appearing, I doubt it will happen.

And to me I don't have to go and tell everyone to get back on "off" topic, and to ask for posts to be edited or removed completely, it also means I don't have to be the bad guy and do the removing when someone doesn't think they need to comply with the rules of this site!

So my commiserations Teleking in having to suffer with that happening, perhaps you should start using a proxy IP in a different state? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
So my commiserations Teleking in having to suffer with that happening, perhaps you should start using a proxy IP in a different state? Wink


Thanks SoEzzy, I guess I just get to be bombarded till Nov. 3rd. I have to say that both sides have spent a lot of money because only 2 adds pop up these days.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could always use Firefox and "Add blocker plus" though I would never condone blocking all adds all the time Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that my near top two favorite subjects. Too bad it vorboten to discuss such relevant topics. Too bad their aint a section devoted to it. Now Garry used to have a place called the Back Porch or something similar where that kinda marlarky could be discussed.

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[edited by SoEzzy]Thanks for the extra work![/edit]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigwheel wrote:
Well that my near top two favorite subjects. Too bad it vorboten to discuss such relevant topics. Too bad their aint a section devoted to it. Now Garry used to have a place called the Back Porch or something similar where that kinda marlarky could be discussed.

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[edited by SoEzzy]Thanks for the extra work![/edit]



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigwheel wrote:
Well that my near top two favorite subjects. Too bad it vorboten to discuss such relevant topics. Too bad their aint a section devoted to it. Now Garry used to have a place called the Back Porch or something similar where that kinda marlarky could be discussed.

bigwheel


[edited by SoEzzy]Thanks for the extra work![/edit]

To bad some people feel they need to ignore forum rules and just go ahead and cross that line.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soezzy, you dirty[edited by SoEzzy]! Everybody knows that [edited by SoEzzy]is the only true religion and that all the rest of you are going to [edited by SoEzzy]

BTW, if you voted for [edited by SoEzzy], [edited by SoEzzy] darn you to [edited by SoEzzy]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the laugh Poppa's PTL Club or at least a wicked smile! Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know So Ezzy lots of guys look at BBQ as a religion. Hope thats still ok to chat about. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31 09 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa's PTL Club wrote:
Soezzy, you dirty[edited by SoEzzy]! Everybody knows that [edited by SoEzzy]is the only true religion and that all the rest of you are going to [edited by SoEzzy]

BTW, if you voted for [edited by SoEzzy], [edited by SoEzzy] darn you to [edited by SoEzzy]


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02 09 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SmokeHound wrote:
Poppa's PTL Club wrote:
Soezzy, you dirty[edited by SoEzzy]! Everybody knows that [edited by SoEzzy]is the only true religion and that all the rest of you are going to [edited by SoEzzy]

BTW, if you voted for [edited by SoEzzy], [edited by SoEzzy] darn you to [edited by SoEzzy]


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02 09 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a religion.God loves Those Who BBQ..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03 09 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather have discrete, easily ignored {or blocked} google ads than political robot calls. Rolling Eyes Colorado has a supposed 'no call' law that specifically ALLOWS robot calls. Wink I will end my Robot call rant short, as it tends to get political.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03 09 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rojellio Es Caliente wrote:
I would rather have discrete, easily ignored {or blocked} google ads than political robot calls.


The only thing worse than a political robot is an apathetic one. At least he cares enough to get involved!

BTW, Twiki called the other day and said "A vote for Dr. Theopolis is a vote for ambuquads everywhere, bidi-bidi-bidi!"
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03 09 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I inadvertantly answered a political survey over the phone the other day. "As it pertains to politics", the caller asked, "What do you think about ignorance and apathy?"

My reply was "I don't know, and I don't care". Wink


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