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posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Chinese porn and ball gags.


Move on from the midgets, eh?


I try to vary my viewing. Midget-Death-Metal-Porn was so 2017.




posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

You have to be part of the cia to get special star status. Let me check in for you.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


You actually look at the ads? Do you watch tv commercials too?

reaches for remote...

(mute)

I notice them yes, especially when they tell me to go on vacation in my town lol



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I'm not getting any ads.
Perhaps they know that I can't afford a vacation again, just yet...
Let us know how the date turns out though!

Haha you nut! I'm not signed up to the STD dating site, never had one so don't need their services currently.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I'm not getting any ads.
Perhaps they know that I can't afford a vacation again, just yet...
Let us know how the date turns out though!

Haha you nut! I'm not signed up to the STD dating site, never had one so don't need their services currently.

Oh.
That's good then.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird

originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I'm not getting any ads.
Perhaps they know that I can't afford a vacation again, just yet...
Let us know how the date turns out though!

Haha you nut! I'm not signed up to the STD dating site, never had one so don't need their services currently.

Oh.
That's good then.

Lol yes!
But if I ever got herpes or HIV or whatever I'd be on it in a heartbeat!



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

All I get are ads for rehab.




posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: underwerks
Lol.
I'm still being pursuaded to go on vacation in my town, almost want to spend a night in a hotel now, but no because it's Easter holiday in the UK so the prices are inflated, will be cheaper in a week or so.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
I'm getting the top banner advert on ATS this week suggesting I take a vacation in the place I actually live lol.
To be fair, I'd recommend it but I wonder how the adverts even know where I live, I guess search history, at least it's not STD dating like facebook is hitting me with lol.
I've never searched anything about STD's, maybe fb knows something I don't.
Anyway, what adverts are you being targeted with, anything interesting or unusual?


Mobile phone and google search engine. Perhaps Wi-Fi signals. Google cars were caught recording all wi-fi traffic so that they could put GPS coordinates to Wi-Fi routers and use that information for geo-location.

Funny thing is, when I open a Google maps window, it's always some random location in the UK. Not my home city.
I get adverts based on the things I have searched for eg... ghillie suits.

Used to get junk mail on this basis. I lived in a city apartment and did a search for camouflage gear and bear traps as part for research for a comment. I started getting outdoor catalogs in the post.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: stormcell
Ghillie suits is a good one, reminds me of this thread from another UK member www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
I'm getting the top banner advert on ATS this week suggesting I take a vacation in the place I actually live lol.
To be fair, I'd recommend it but I wonder how the adverts even know where I live, I guess search history, at least it's not STD dating like facebook is hitting me with lol.
I've never searched anything about STD's, maybe fb knows something I don't.
Anyway, what adverts are you being targeted with, anything interesting or unusual?




Nothing. I have nothing up there... Just forums.. And I stay logged in and use DESKTOP MODE on each device, even phone. No issues



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I don't mind the ads to be honest, they're not intrusive, and the site has gotta pay for itself.
I actually don't think I've ever clicked on an advert though.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

A little experiment and I got some advertisements. I don't normally use the 'main page' (?) on ATS so I clicked on it.
The top had an advertisement for a local car dealership, I suppose I've been searching up cars, although I don't recall looking at that particular one or at a JEEP. On the right side there was an advertisement for skinhub, also don't recall searching that but shared computer (this one).
I searched the local grocery store just to see, came back to ATS 'main page' and had the top advertisement changed to Crocs and the side changed to a corner store that is a chain convenience type store.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Haha, it knows!!!
I'm getting adverts from Yorkshire Bank now offering me 'fantastic' mortgage deals, I haven't searched for banking services or mortgages in years



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

That's funny!
Do you all do sort of a mortgage refinancing over there?
Or if you own your house outright perhaps they're trying to plant the seed of mortgaging it?



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

I wouldn't go near a bank to be honest, I've done all my financial services with a building society for nearly 3 decades now. They are a bit like your credit unions I believe, owned by the members, no shareholders taking profit.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


Chinese porn and ball gags.

Huh, I figured you more as a tentacle porn & furries kind of guy when it comes to targeted advertising.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


Chinese porn and ball gags.

Huh, I figured you more as a tentacle porn & furries kind of guy when it comes to targeted advertising.


People grow, Nyiah.

People grow.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: mysterioustranger

I don't mind the ads to be honest, they're not intrusive, and the site has gotta pay for itself.
I actually don't think I've ever clicked on an advert though.


I truely get nothing but a small upper rt corner ad that immediately goes away while clicking any forum.

No pop-ups, auto play videos, page covers.. Nada.. No clue as to why not. No special settings, apps, expensive devices...?

Just lucky I guess




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