How many of you click the ads at the bottom?

simoncroft

Still playing. Still learning!
Silver Member
May 30, 2013
19,426
SE England
Supporting Members don't see ads. If you want S-T for free, you will. When I access S-T from a device that I haven't logged in from, it shows me all the ads. These are from custom pickup suppliers, boutique guitar and amp makers etc.

If you're seeing something different, maybe you need to sort your life out. Seriously, posting images like that on here is not allowed, as has been pointed out by @StratoMutt .
 

StratUp

Most Honored Senior Member
Sep 5, 2020
8,079
Altered States
Seriously, posting images like that on here is not allowed, as has been pointed out by @StratoMutt .

It's a bit ironic... since the site determines what sorts/categories of advertising they want to show to their customers. Google doesn't do this free-form. In other words, the site is saying "Here's an advertisment using a photo we would not allow you to post because it's unsuitable for our audience"

FYI, @Hanaywhat, if you like you can clear your Google history. That will erase whatever it is you viewed that makes Google think you want to see these ads.
 
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StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,347
SE Pennsylvania
I have all of my three browsers Firefox, Edge and Opera (with its own built in ad blocker) set to delete all saved content when closed. Easy peasy.

Use google chrome and keep the default settings. Lemmings. < That there is sarcasm.
 

Green Craig

Senior Stratmaster
Oct 15, 2012
2,340
Michigan
So what, pray tell, do you all think I'm browsing? I have tabs open for a Discord chatroom, Strat-Talk, a few guitar related sites, Reddit, a bass guitar forum, and 2 golf sites. I, too, see "shocking beach photo" ads in the side columns and on the bottom of Strat Talk. I'm running AdBlockPlus, Ghostery, and Facebook Fence on Firefox.
 

StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,347
SE Pennsylvania
So what, pray tell, do you all think I'm browsing? I have tabs open for a Discord chatroom, Strat-Talk, a few guitar related sites, Reddit, a bass guitar forum, and 2 golf sites. I, too, see "shocking beach photo" ads in the side columns and on the bottom of Strat Talk. I'm running AdBlockPlus, Ghostery, and Facebook Fence on Firefox.
Ditch ABP and Ghostery. https://ublockorigin.com/ beats both by 1.609344 km (a mile).

ABP was caught fudging their filtered lists to allow content they were paid to allow a ways back.
 

Hanaywhat

Strat-Talker
Mar 23, 2022
461
Vancouver Island
You guys think I'm some kind of sick porno freak? Come on. Maybe once in a while but most of the stuff I look at on my phone is music gear and the news. It may be a demographic thing considering I'm a young man but I will put my browser history up against most men and I'm pretty sure mine is relatively pg-13. I only posted this to see if everyone was getting this kind of stuff or not.
 

StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,347
SE Pennsylvania
You guys think I'm some kind of sick porno freak?

Possibly. Your sometimes combative snarky maybe troll-like attitude has me wondering.

I only posted this to see if everyone was getting this kind of stuff or not.
Fair enough. I hope you were not bullsh!ting us. Really.

It allowed me to post the message to the mods pointing out the hypocrisy of an ad versus a member post.
 

Hanaywhat

Strat-Talker
Mar 23, 2022
461
Vancouver Island
You lead an exciting life. Just ex-wives for me.
Full disclosure: I used to have a YouTube channel that got semi-popular but I cultivated a toxic "fan base" consisting of some cool people but alot of trolls trying to figure out my address. Eventually they did and started sending unsolicited food orders to my house that weren't paid for. They would coordinate it so every food delivery place in town would be lined up at my house and I would have to tell them all sorry it wasn't me and they were pissed. Then the restaurants started calling the police on me. Eventually the channel got banned because I didn't moderate the chat well enough. I did some vlogs on a new channel and tried to create a more positive energy but the similar things kept happening such as my email being hacked and then my Amazon and soon weird packages were showing up so I had to move and quit YouTube forever.
 

PonyB

Senior Stratmaster
Nov 3, 2020
3,609
above ground
Full disclosure: I used to have a YouTube channel that got semi-popular but I cultivated a toxic "fan base" consisting of some cool people but alot of trolls trying to figure out my address. Eventually they did and started sending unsolicited food orders to my house that weren't paid for. They would coordinate it so every food delivery place in town would be lined up at my house and I would have to tell them all sorry it wasn't me and they were pissed. Then the restaurants started calling the police on me. Eventually the channel got banned because I didn't moderate the chat well enough. I did some vlogs on a new channel and tried to create a more positive energy but the similar things kept happening such as my email being hacked and then my Amazon and soon weird packages were showing up so I had to move and quit YouTube forever.
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StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,347
SE Pennsylvania
Full disclosure: I used to have a YouTube channel that got semi-popular but I cultivated a toxic "fan base" consisting of some cool people but alot of trolls trying to figure out my address. Eventually they did and started sending unsolicited food orders to my house that weren't paid for. They would coordinate it so every food delivery place in town would be lined up at my house and I would have to tell them all sorry it wasn't me and they were pissed. Then the restaurants started calling the police on me. Eventually the channel got banned because I didn't moderate the chat well enough. I did some vlogs on a new channel and tried to create a more positive energy but the similar things kept happening such as my email being hacked and then my Amazon and soon weird packages were showing up so I had to move and quit YouTube forever.
You need more internet lessons / knowledge / experience.

It is best to fly under the radar.
 


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