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    Curious adverts

    I realise that adverts shown are typically down to whatever the Google cookie monster has harvested and assesed to be appropriate to any individual's penchants but is anyone else getting slightly bizarre ads on RPS?

    My fave is definitely the one for a biochemical supply company, keen on me clicking through to peruse their cell cycle inhibitors. I thought it might have been some DLC for SpaceChem :)


    Not a complaint, merely an observation on a dull Monday lunchtime.

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    This is the sort of crap I get


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    I would pay to have such ads!

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    I get ads from clothing stores for women because my girlfriend will occasionally link me some shoes or a dress as a hint, which will result in google then reinforcing that hint on a regular basis.

    I'm waiting for the day google just starts taking money out of my account and shipping her the shoes without having to go through me.

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    We're experimenting with filling the side ad slots with network ads. It'll take a little work to make them entirely appropriate.

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    My favourite is a completely incongruous drawing of two sci-fi ladies. No words, no hint at what the ad is for, just a drawing. I daren't click on it lest I ruin the mystery with a mundane reality.

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    Also the ad for SimCity has two videos embedded that start automatically. Please make it go away :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossi View Post
    Also the ad for SimCity has two videos embedded that start automatically. Please make it go away :(
    Make a second account called "gnol" and combine their powers to do it yourself!
    Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.

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