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New forum ads?

Post by jennypenny » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:30 pm

Have the ads on the forum gotten more ... interesting lately? Not that I wouldn't like to learn the secret to getting women to desire me, just curious if everyone else is getting the same ads.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by Ego » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:49 pm

No, it's just you. Anything you'd like to share with us?

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:58 pm

LOL!

You're all getting the same ads. The way it works is that someone buys 30 days worth of exposure and they can display whatever they want. I don't censor anything expect *BLINKING* (animated) ads. FWIW, apparently a higher than usual number of forum members are interested in getting women to desire them :-D

Anyhoo, ...

If less than 5 paying customers do that, we go to backfill, which means that some people get to display for free. Currently Paul Wheaton, forum members (PM me if interested), and the new book I contributed to. Note .. if you're a regular/friendly, want free ads, and don't mind the company (of paying advertisers) PM me!

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:00 pm

@Ego - Haha, nice on the gaslighting.

@jp - Nevermind, totally just you.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by Dragline » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:01 pm

You know, I never noticed there were ads until you just mentioned it.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by C40 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:49 pm

My favorite is the monkey one. Someone was just like "fuck it, let's get a random animal image"

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by C40 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:50 pm

Oh and I got to download Spartan Warrior's short book for free today! So that's cool.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by Tyler9000 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:49 am

You guys are making me turn off my ad blocker to see what I'm missing! Not a bad guerrilla advertising strategy. :lol:

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by SimpleLife » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:57 am

The demographic fits. I wanted to post about it.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by BRUTE » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:47 am

where are these ads to be found? brute wants to learn all about getting human females to desire him. brute just wants to be a normal boy.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by bigato » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:25 am

To me it showed a hottie that, when clicked, redirects to a site that supposedly will teach me to make any girls want me ahahah

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jennypenny » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:55 pm

Gah! Ego, you had me going. I logged off after I read your reply, and wondered all night why I was getting those ads. All I could think of was that I had to google a couple of phrases from the last book I edited that were ... interesting, and maybe that triggered them.

I have Adblock on my computer, but I've been reading the forum on my gizmos lately, so I saw them.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jennypenny » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:31 pm

The "Ingenuity Gap of the U.S. Sexual Deficit" thread is making the ads interesting again. I'm assuming it's that thread. I suppose it could also be the "ultimate pants" thread triggering them. ;)

Makes me want to be more creative with my thread titles. :D

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:34 pm

They aren't triggered by any keywords. There's a human being changing them individually ... or at best an algorithm giving suggestions to a human operator. But the ads are the same for everybody on the forum.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jennypenny » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:42 pm

There must be some kind of algorithm. When we're talking about financial stuff, all of those 'make money now' ads show up. Same with travel. Now there are several thread titles with trigger words (sexual, pants, shame) and I've had at least two ads with panty shots all day.

I wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't always women. I've got to figure out how to trigger some ads featuring men. I don't need underwear shots. I'd settle for a guy posing in turnouts or something. :P

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:49 pm

Nope. A person buys a space for 30 days and uploads a picture and an URL. I approve or reject it within 24 hours. If I don't it auto-approves. The person is free to upload a new picture/URL at any one time. Usually advertisers use the same one all month but some do a lot of A/B testing.

The hot girl ad is probably still on because it has the most clicks by far, so maybe you guys have some explaining to do 8-)

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by Ego » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:15 pm

And here I thought 7Wanna had single-handedly delivered us from loner-nerd-dorks to the cool kids, at least from a price per click perspective.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jennypenny » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:21 pm

I promise to do my share of clicking if you start picking ads with pictures of men I want to click.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:08 pm

I approve everything as long as it's not animated.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by bryan » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:13 pm

not gonna lie, been very curious about the happiness, Inc juggalo.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by Toska2 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:14 pm

Are you charging admission in a subversive way?

I also apologize for single handedly changing everybody's ads.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by jacob » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:14 pm

@bryan - That one is a free backfill and actually from a well-known forum member.

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by bryan » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:18 pm

knew it was too good to be true :cry:

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by cmonkey » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:18 pm

@jp, You need to get up with the times. Ads are in the past!

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Re: New forum ads?

Post by FBeyer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:00 am

So.... yeah.
There was this image -no text, just the image- of a guy (presumably sitting down) in an old-school goalie-style hockey mask and a woman with a well-proportioned bossom supported by a white no-frills bra, her head misogynistically cropped from the image, accusationally pointing a multimeter at the faceless man.

Curiosity got the better of me...










I clicked...











































































































It was an ad about getting rid of sweat smells...
*disappointed*

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