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OMG! What the bleep?

  1. Sep 29, 2005 #1
    Why is PF promoting 'What the Bleep' merchandise at the top - including the books by the "water doctor" etc???
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  3. Sep 29, 2005 #2
    I believe that those are google ads and PF has no control over what pops up.....

    But I don't mind them since I just don't click them. After all, this website needs to make money, right?
  4. Sep 29, 2005 #3


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    Its google's ad system. It picks out relevant words from the forum and matches them with words in its advertising database to display "relevent" advertisements.
  5. Sep 29, 2005 #4
    I think there is some way of reporting ones that you think are bad.
  6. Sep 29, 2005 #5


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    Yah, greg says he can tell google to stop displaying certain ads.
  7. Sep 29, 2005 #6


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    Thanks pattylou, I forwarded the link to Greg.

    (sticks one GOOBF card into patty's harddrive)
  8. Sep 30, 2005 #7


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    Does nobody listen to my posts telling them how to disable the ads?
  9. Sep 30, 2005 #8


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    I have looked all over and can not see any adds :confused:
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    Contributors don't see any ad. It is part of the perks you get when you pay.
  11. Sep 30, 2005 #10
    Ha, I have made a few similar posts. I think that people don't take anything gd regulars say seriously :smile:
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    us contributers can't see the ads. Greg can block the ads if you PM him about it.
  13. Sep 30, 2005 #12
    There are ads? Oh right, those things. Forgot they were even there.
  14. Sep 30, 2005 #13
    what goona be a problem then if it is there?
  15. Sep 30, 2005 #14
    My concern isn't that *I* see the ads.

    I don't really care if others see the ads, either. But the show was panned here, soundly and repeatedly, the water doctor's science seems awfully questionable, .... An ad selling his book seems about as reasonable as selling something promoting geocentrism.... on the Physics Forums.

    Does that not seem a bit out of place?
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    Dont see no ads, dont care. Support PF and you wont need to swear :biggrin:
  17. Sep 30, 2005 #16
    So it's all a stunt to get my money. Hmmm.... I see.
  18. Sep 30, 2005 #17
    Please explain.
  19. Sep 30, 2005 #18
    Quote from Family Guy, I believe.
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  21. Sep 30, 2005 #20
    I don't get it. Big brother is watching?
  22. Sep 30, 2005 #21
    Firefox has an extention that can block specified web content, aka ads.
  23. Sep 30, 2005 #22
    Big Brother has morphed into big business.
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