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Scritzy

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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2011, 01:34:09 PM »
I've found some great shopping on some of the ads I've clicked. And even if it's something I can't afford, it's fun to look and even to bookmark!
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2011, 01:37:13 PM »
I don't know if its different for other people, but the ads really arent that big for me. They are long but skinny.

Also, most of my ads are for companies that I already do business with. I bought some things at the Under Armour store, and now I get UA ads.

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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2011, 05:16:17 PM »
I have a Chili's ad right now. Mmmmm. Now I'm hungry.
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2011, 06:59:55 PM »
I have a Chili's ad right now. Mmmmm. Now I'm hungry.

My ad is for Carrington College. Are they trying to tell me something? ;)

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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2011, 07:16:40 PM »
I have an ad for ESPN New York.com.
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #95 on: September 02, 2011, 08:26:32 PM »
*snip*

2. I think the libel thing has been addressed by others, but in my own opinion, it's sort of a non-issue for two reasons: (a) Wal-Mart or Target or McDonald's or whoever has about a 0.000000001% chance of ever even finding this thread unless someone points it out to them and (b) all of the American judge shows that I watch assure me that telling the truth is an absolute defense against slander/libel.
*snip*

Am I the only person who has named a company on the world-wide-inerwebs, somewhere on a message board, and then had a representative of that company create a handle in order to defend themselves/derail the discussion (and, IMO, be truly obnoxious and call me a liar)?

I don't think it's far-fetched to think that some of that could indeed follow people here. 

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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2011, 01:55:17 AM »
EHellDame, do you have any say on which ads are shown in other countries? I'm in Denmark, and get some really, really disturbing ads for the Danish version of PETA :(
 
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2011, 01:59:39 AM »
*snip*

2. I think the libel thing has been addressed by others, but in my own opinion, it's sort of a non-issue for two reasons: (a) Wal-Mart or Target or McDonald's or whoever has about a 0.000000001% chance of ever even finding this thread unless someone points it out to them and (b) all of the American judge shows that I watch assure me that telling the truth is an absolute defense against slander/libel.
*snip*

Let's face it though, a corporate troll coming here would be a hilariously bad idea for them.

Am I the only person who has named a company on the world-wide-inerwebs, somewhere on a message board, and then had a representative of that company create a handle in order to defend themselves/derail the discussion (and, IMO, be truly obnoxious and call me a liar)?

I don't think it's far-fetched to think that some of that could indeed follow people here.
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2011, 05:27:07 AM »
EHellDame, do you have any say on which ads are shown in other countries? I'm in Denmark, and get some really, really disturbing ads for the Danish version of PETA :(

I can block any ad I want BUT I need the URL of the business the ad is directing people to.   Like  www.denmarkPETAdotcom for example. 

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« Reply #99 on: September 03, 2011, 06:49:46 AM »
EHellDame, do you have any say on which ads are shown in other countries? I'm in Denmark, and get some really, really disturbing ads for the Danish version of PETA :(

I can block any ad I want BUT I need the URL of the business the ad is directing people to.   Like  www.denmarkPETAdotcom for example.

I did not know this could be done.  That.  Is.  COOL.
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2011, 01:38:42 AM »
EHellDame, do you have any say on which ads are shown in other countries? I'm in Denmark, and get some really, really disturbing ads for the Danish version of PETA :(

I can block any ad I want BUT I need the URL of the business the ad is directing people to.   Like  www.denmarkPETAdotcom for example.

Apparently, I just needed to complain as I haven't seen it since :) But good to know that something can be done about it if I do. Thanks!
 
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Re: Naming Names
« Reply #101 on: September 17, 2011, 03:22:12 PM »
EHellDame, do you have any say on which ads are shown in other countries? I'm in Denmark, and get some really, really disturbing ads for the Danish version of PETA :(

I can block any ad I want BUT I need the URL of the business the ad is directing people to.   Like  www.denmarkPETAdotcom for example.

Apparently, I just needed to complain as I haven't seen it since :) But good to know that something can be done about it if I do. Thanks!

Heh, last night I whined in the "drives you crazy" thread about the insurance ad with the woman doing flips, and I haven't seen that one since, either. 




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