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CATHIEM54
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10/22/13 10:29 P

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Thank you for the information on reporting inappropriate ads. Hopefully I won't see it again. If I do, will not click on ad to get URL, but will copy and paste into email to ad dept.



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10/22/13 9:39 P

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Hi,
Hi,

Thanks for the note! Information about how to report an ad that might be inappropriate are in this article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1454


Not everyone sees the same ads, so reporting it this way will bring it to the attention of our advertising team, who can take action if necessary.

Edited by: AASLP___ at: 10/22/2013 (21:40)
--Anne
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10/22/13 11:13 A

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Just went to nutrition page to add breakfast to calorie count and there was an ad for a Adult Content, Male Gamers Only gaming site!! This is totally inappropriate and should not be allowed on your website!!



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10/20/13 7:27 P

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there is a gaming ad that has been coming up lately. It's risqué, and says in large letters WARNING ADULT CONTENT, always with drawings of scantily clad women.

For obvious reasons, I'm not going to click on the ad to get the URL.

I figured out the screen shot thing, but I'm new to Windows 8 (and hating it). The only place I could figure out to save the screen shot is in an Open Office 3.1 document. I have no idea how to email it.

any other way to help pinpoint the company so the ad can be reviewed (and hopefully removed?)

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8/5/13 8:50 A

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The wet crotch ad has disappeared from my page: I appreciate that, and the info on how to report an inappropriate ad. Thanks.



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Remember that internet advertising isn't like newspapers or magazines or TV, where the advertiser specifically buys time and shows the publisher the ad for approval. Virtually every internet site with ads uses a subscription service where they allow another company to use space on your screen whenever you're on that particular site. The decision on what YOU see is based on the cookies you've picked up as you travel around the internet-- the "renter" basically reads where you've been and tosses up an ad that they think you'll click on. Sometimes, obviously, they're phenomenally wrong. But chances are that you'll see similar ads on other sites; SparkPeople doesn't have any role in that decision. If you report an offensive ad with the URL, they can go to the subscription service and say, "Don't let this on our site anymore," but they can't head it off before it starts.

In a case like this, where the advertiser is a more or less reputable company, the most effective thing to do is contact *them* and tell them you think the ad is disgusting. If they hear it from several people, they'll look at their cookie-tracking software to figure out why it's picking out the wrong people to show this ad to. It's a waste of their money to send ads to people who hate them!

Don't do that with a company no one has ever heard of, or with an ad that looks like a scam, because they'll just take it as a sign that someone noticed them and go on the "there's no such thing as bad attention" theory. But with a known, national company, they don't want to offend you any more than you want to be offended. If enough people complain, they'll change what they're doing.



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AASLP___
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8/2/13 7:58 A

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Hi,

Thanks for the note! Information about how to report an ad that might be inappropriate are in this article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1454
Not everyone sees the same ads, so reporting it this way will bring it to the attention of our advertising team, who can take action if necessary.

--Anne
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8/2/13 7:22 A

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OK, I (heart) Spark People. And I get that advertisers keep the site free.

But -- wet crotch? Is this kind of ad that's appropriate here?

I didn't think so, and comments on my blog indicate others don't either:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=5441513


What do you think, Spark site/technical help?



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