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  1. Mar 9, 2008 #1
    The ads from google really have taken the academic focus away from the site.
    The Ads should remain outside of the post, not inside it.
    If I want to ask a question, I don't want to promote random companies.
    PF has sold out....money IS needed, but c'mon!
    It's terrible.
    I have lost some respect for the entire organization.
    I have been able to log on here for help and to help without all of the extra crap to look at so far...
    How much do you guys get off of the clicks?
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  3. Mar 9, 2008 #2


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    You shouldn't be seeing any ads as a contributor. Are you sure it's not adware on your computer? You might want to run a adware/spyware/virus scan if you're seeing ads, especially embedded in posts.
  4. Mar 9, 2008 #3
    The ads haven't changed in years. Not sure why the fuss now. It costs mid to high $xxx a month to run PF. It's just a reality.
  5. Mar 24, 2008 #4
    I see the ads embedded in the posts on the college computer that's hooked up to their network. At home, there aren't any.
    I mentioned this oddity to the guys that keep the network running and they have fixed it.
    I appreciate your responses. Probably there was adware or something. It was happening on all of their computers..in the library..in the mathlab...in my office.....
    Thanks again.
  6. Apr 10, 2008 #5
    I remember, that at the time when happyg1 posted this, there were advertisement appearing in the first post of the thread. They disappeared soon after the previous posts, but now I'm seeing them again. I'm probably not the only one seeing them, since I wasn't the last time either?

    edit: Okey, they disappear when I login. But is that normal still? There hasn't always been ads in first posts of the threads for non-logged viewers.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
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