Fitness Minutes: (74,374)
56,065 10/13/13 5:00 A
I just state "no thanx" and keep it moving! Glad to now it's not of Sparkpeople!
10/12/13 6:32 P
If you clear your browser history and cookies... the "special targeted ads based on your browser history" will go away. I do this regularly. Usually after I've searched for something that has triggered really-annoying-ads. Like, one day I'll mention I think Dr. Oz is a sellout shyster, and immediately the adservers start flashing Dr. Oz ads at me LoseYourBellyFat!LoseYourBellyFat! gahhhhh. Bam, clear history, it goes away. Until the next time i mentio... oh. Hm. Guess it'll be time to clear my cache now.... lol...
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
10/12/13 5:30 P
Thanks for raising that issue, if only to clear the air. I certainly learned something from the discussion.
Have a great weekend!
Fitness Minutes: (13,055)
10/12/13 2:52 P
I appreciate the comments and I am relieved that this was not done with SP. I am an net neophyte and did not think about the goggle angle.
10/12/13 2:38 P
I'm glad this thread was started! Things like this need to be addressed.
Fitness Minutes: (77,379)
10/12/13 2:34 P
Thanks for caring enough to report things.
Fitness Minutes: (31,900)
10/12/13 2:31 P
It's GoogleAds. You commented on another thread that mentioned Obamacare, which triggered the Google ad server, and the sleaze merchants who created that ad have a fake/shifting URL designed to sneak around "no political ads" filters. Definitely report it, but be prepared to see it again, because the scum that made the ad are doing it on purpose. Keep reporting it, and Google might ban them.
10/12/13 1:49 P
We don't allow political ads on the site, but sometimes they will slip through accidentally. If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, they can track it down and block it.
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
Fitness Minutes: (13,055)
10/12/13 11:53 A
I know SP depends on advertising, but I would think there would be some editorial limits. The pop up ad attacking obamacare is digusting. It is misleading and undermines what I believe SP is all about.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.