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posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by Tuning Spork
Aw, sense shmense.

I posted earlier, in the Board Business forum, about a strange quasi-pornographic ad in the sidebar that -- in addition to it's lewd streaming visual -- included a rather annoyingly repetitive audio file.

I saw, afterward, that you'd already raised an issue with that ad. If my chronic refreshing is any indication, that particular ad seems to have been taken out of rotation.


Yup, and I wasn't the first either. But hopefully the screenshot got someone's attention and they took it out. It was the audio that first pissed me off too – so repetititive. Almost as bad as the "pinging" one that had me looking all over my apartment to try to figure out where the little alarm was coming from




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:14 AM
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i usually see the ads with the IQ.s "can you beat her or his IQ"

i am yet not sure whether i shall feel annoyed by them or challenged
i just try to ignore them



edit:
i guess some ad-rotation or the scripts for that check the IP-addy and select ads for the country?
i sometimes see german based ads in my sidebar



[edit on Wed February 25 2009 by orange-light]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:16 AM
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Firstly:

Orange-Light, are you a grrl? Maybe it's a language barrier and, I swear on a stack of bibles, I speak only for myself, you don't come across that way. (I hope you can find a way to take that as a compliment because I mean it as such.)

Secondly:

American Dingbat, did you not know that spaces and capitol letters were allowed when signing up at ATS?

It's a pet peeve of mine that ATS doesn't announce those facts when members first sign up. So many members have names that deserve spacing and capitols. "TruthWithin" at least thought to try capitols when registering but, alas, forgot to also test his space bar.

I really want to impress upon the Staff that a registering guide out to point out that caiptol letters and spaces are, miraculously in this wonderful world, available to our new recruits.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:19 AM
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Originally posted by Tuning Spork

American Dingbat, did you not know that spaces and capitol letters were allowed when signing up at ATS?

It's a pet peeve of mine that ATS doesn't announce those facts when members first sign up. So many members have names that deserve spacing and capitols. "TruthWithin" at least thought to try capitols when registering but, alas, forgot to also test his space bar.


It was a conscious decision, actually. I prefer the shape of americandingbat to the shape of American Dingbat


Sorry if it offends you


 


@Orange: my understanding is that the services that provide ads through ATS are pretty big ones that also provide ads through many other websites. And they store cookies on your computer with information probably about which sites you're visiting, maybe keywords for those sites or something. So you get ads targeted (more or less) to you. I don't know why they figured I'd be interested in poledancers with annoying soundtracks; sometimes they really miss. Usually I get the IQ ones or the lose weight ones, which is just stereotypical marketing to a 37 year old single woman


[edit on 2/25/09 by americandingbat]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:21 AM
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Originally posted by americandingbat
Yup, and I wasn't the first either. But hopefully the screenshot got someone's attention and they took it out. It was the audio that first pissed me off too – so repetititive.:


The audio is what got my attention, too. Without it I probably wouldn't have noticed the damned thing.


Note to advertisers: Shut up!



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by Tuning Spork
Firstly:

Orange-Light, are you a grrl? Maybe it's a language barrier and, I swear on a stack of bibles, I speak only for myself, you don't come across that way. (I hope you can find a way to take that as a compliment because I mean it as such.)




when i checked last : i was a girl!


so please explain to me what you mean?
no need to swear on bibles


i am just the way i am!


capital letters and spaces:
i for myself like the appearance of my name the way it is
like dingbat say: the shape is what appeals to me
i am a visiual girl


and in private conversation i usually use small letters!



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by americandingbat
It was a conscious decision, actually.


That's what they all say.

Oooh! Speaking of which... How about discussing awesome ads about crappy products?

I present, for your abuse, the Bierbitzch commercial:




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:33 AM
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i also get basket ball ads

hmmm when you explain it tihs way, it makes me think of those who got the very annoying ads
no offense please, just a wandering mind



and if those refering to me please don.t mind writing "orange" with small letters?
i would highly appreciate that!



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:39 AM
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Here's my musings thrown into the mix of polite conversation.

Supercertari is one word in latin, found uniquely in St Jude's Epistle and it means "contend eagerly" (wasn't that an exciting contribution!)

americandingbat is lovely as it is, I imagine a Reece Witherspoonesque person who's got all excited by being asked what their name is that it rushes out in one huge joyful exclamation.

(Which reminds me of a trick to play on your friend say to them: "Did you hear that actress was stabbed?" they say "No!, who!?" and you reply "Reece, erm, Reece, can't remember her last name." Then they say "Witherspoon?" to which you reply "No, with-a-knife." and then both roll around laughing hilariously.)

You all waiting for the deabtes to continue I just feel lost because I'll probably have lost my first round, first venture, debate so I'll probably have to wait until the tournament is over to get going again. Though I do have a cunning plan/suggestion - if anyone drops out of round two the "runners up" from round one might be invited to step back in!

I didn't realize the ads were related to your surfing history, no idea why I keep getting ads for cutsie tee-shirts, unless they know my secret shame and my daily visit to icanhazcheeseburger.com



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
when i checked last : i was a girl!


so please explain to me what you mean?
no need to swear on bibles


i am just the way i am!


I guess that I just expect most ATSers to be guys and only when they demonstrate feminine characterists do I think "oh! I might actually be talking to a gal".

When I asked you take it as a compliment I meant that you haven't yet, in my experience only, revealed a clue to your true identity.

Take that as a testiment to your impartiality. Or of your personal reserve. Either way, it's all good.

Expectations color perceptions. All that happened was that I'd assumed that you were a guy and you gave me no reason to change that assumption.

There's an old adage about finding yourself in a hole and... digging... stopping... What was it...?



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:45 AM
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Originally posted by Supercertari
Here's my musings thrown into the mix of polite conversation.

Supercertari is one word in latin, found uniquely in St Jude's Epistle and it means "contend eagerly" (wasn't that an exciting contribution!)


Sadly, I am enough of a nerd that I found it interesting



americandingbat is lovely as it is, I imagine a Reece Witherspoonesque person who's got all excited by being asked what their name is that it rushes out in one huge joyful exclamation.


Why thank you. I like that image



(Which reminds me of a trick to play on your friend say to them: "Did you hear that actress was stabbed?" they say "No!, who!?" and you reply "Reece, erm, Reece, can't remember her last name." Then they say "Witherspoon?" to which you reply "No, with-a-knife." and then both roll around laughing hilariously.)


:shk:


You all waiting for the deabtes to continue I just feel lost because I'll probably have lost my first round, first venture, debate so I'll probably have to wait until the tournament is over to get going again. Though I do have a cunning plan/suggestion - if anyone drops out of round two the "runners up" from round one might be invited to step back in!


You can also start a challenge match with someone else. But don't count yourself out yet. I haven't read your debate, just your first post, but you were off to a good start I thought.


I didn't realize the ads were related to your surfing history, no idea why I keep getting ads for cutsie tee-shirts, unless they know my secret shame and my daily visit to icanhazcheeseburger.com





posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 05:54 AM
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Here's a question: is there some magic spell associated with this part of ATS because since I signed up and got fighter status my ATS points have gone up by 7,000 - 1,000 of that was two lovely apllauses but the other 6,000 where did they come from? I imagine maybe you get some for posting replies etc. in a debate but there seem to be others collecting themselves together there?

edit to add: See! I just posted this post and another 300 points leapt onto my total!

[edit on 25/2/09 by Supercertari]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:07 AM
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Originally posted by Supercertari
edit to add: See! I just posted this post and another 300 points leapt onto my total!



I think that's probably the secret right there



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:08 AM
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The debate emcees -- in this case MemoryShock and Semperfortis, award points when you make a post. As staff members they have that power.

Don't fight it, Fighter.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:10 AM
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Testing:

29782 pts.

Posting...



Edit:

30032 pts.


Well I'll be damned. 250 points out of nowhere.





[edit on 25-2-2009 by Tuning Spork]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:15 AM
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he he isn.t that a kind of prejudice to expect all or mostly all atslers to be guys?

i don.t try to mock up being a guy
i am just the way i am


in english and in german

so maybe it is just what somebody expects how a girl or a guy should write, which colors or what kind of avatars they might use - gender specifically spoken

if you would have strolled around at DATS you would have easily figured out i am a girl, we got some famous shoe talking down there


what i like at ats is: i and we can just be the way we are, nothing to pretend no social mask to fit in!

so do you need a shovel?
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i lkie your name super
and i must say you visualized it very nicely!
with the eagle shield and the colors!

debate:
maybe those who lost can do challenge matches with longer posting extensions and judging after the tournament?


points:

every post in the debate forum bring you 250 points!
now do your math



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
isn.t that a kind of prejudice to expect all or mostly all atslers to be guys?

i don.t try to mock up being a guy
i am just the way i am


in english and in german


Orange-lite, I promise promise promise you that you are misunderstanding me.

I said that I tend to assume that a given ATSer is a male unless I gather signals to the contrary.

That doesn't mean that I "expect" all ATSers to be male until proven otherwise. It only means that I 'expect' ATSers to male until proven otherwise.

Don't you see the difference?



Edit to add:


[edit on 25-2-2009 by Tuning Spork]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:26 AM
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see my mood



Spork why do you expect ATS-ler to be male until proven otherwise?


couldn.t that be a slight little prejudice?




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
Spork why do you expect ATS-ler to be male until proven otherwise?


Because males are open to letting their geekier side come out only when they know that they are surrounded by other males and aren't trying to impress the grrls.

Women, not so much.

The "male-ness" of ATS is palpable. In my opinion, of course.

The debate forum is an exception. Anonymity is king. Er... Queen. We can all get into debate.





Did I mention that I was listening to, and enjoying, the late Sam Kinison earlier?

[edit on 25-2-2009 by Tuning Spork]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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It can be weird online, I've been in chat things and fora for about 9 years now and it can be a sticky wicket as they say.

In one of the first music related places I went to there was a character called "BombaySapphire" I merily chatted to this mysterious indian lady with startling blue eyes until I later discovered it was a middle aged guy from Wisconsin who loved a nice Gin!!!

In the debate I presumed Heike was a lady but didn't know for sure hence my laborious use of his/her/ s/he - now I know though from her avatar


I did think orange-light was a lady too, probably based on her avatar, which can often be a wrong assumption too (like, I'm not a black eagle!)

Re. my avatar: I LOVE heraldry and do coats of arms for people - all computer stuff on Photoshop but I do ocassionally do special painted ones and extra specially decoupage ones. My avatar is my signet ring crest which is my personal one based on the historic emblems of my family names and arranged to represent my faith. Supercertari is my motto. I love doing them and can while away hours being both a modern nerd and an ancient fogey!



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