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I just bought EZdrummer from Sweetwater, then I come here and ads for EZdrummer are playing. Spooky

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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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That is darned spooky. How does the board software know to put up ads for something I have just purchased? Does the board software intentionally mock me? Is it possessed?
edit on 11-26-2011 by groingrinder because: Edited to correct spelling.




posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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It knows what cookies you have eaten too.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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I haven't seen any ads related to something like that but if they are GoogleAds or something similar than yes, it has your cookies of your search relations and will post ads according to that.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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So the board software uses cookies to deliver advertising that is personally relevant to each person who visits here?

Can I write my own cookies and place them in the cookie jar in order to fool the board software into offering me white women?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
reply to post by lellomackin
 

So the board software uses cookies to deliver advertising that is personally relevant to each person who visits here?

Can I write my own cookies and place them in the cookie jar in order to fool the board software into offering me white women?


it all starts with a click
You have just tasted the future.

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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this marketing cookie system is global imo. a way to target users with specific goods and services. a large advertising concern in the uk basically spilled the beans to me when i resisted their suggestion on signing up to a fakebook account and binding it to their system. they explained how the pricing structure worked (money up front from me) and the more hits generated, the more revenue they glean. i then informed them that i am suspicious of the alphabet soup agencies relationship with the fakebook system, the interdependencies that would be near impossible to unravel oneself from and the data mining orgy that seems to be ramping up. the silence from the two reps after the statement regarding the soup agencies and fakebook was very golden.
if you are concerned about these tracking systems when you are out on the net, i would suggest you read the terms and conditions prior to making purchases. if a specific article does not exist within their t and c's and this tracking becomes apparent, then i suggest some more research and an email to the site it came from. this has the potential of becoming very messy as the specific cookies have access to the rest of your cookies, then this data is collected and the information used to target you with said goods and services.
i suspect a rebuttal coming in a reply to this as it is a very sensitive issue for those who run sites and want revenue stream without the users knowing the full implications.
btw the look of shock and horror on both the reps faces when i rejected their pressure sales tactics was a picture.
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commercial trojan anyone?
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Same happens to me when I order online. I've ordered from about four different companies in the past few weeks for Christmas shopping and the companies ads show up here. Even going to some sites even if I didn't order will still show up. Like I was looking at a website that sells lamps and lighting fixtures, but didn't order anything, and the lamps still showed up here.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Does anyone honestly bother to read posts or am i wasting pixels ?



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 08:31 AM
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You haven't noticed this before, you lot are pulling my chain?

Directed advertising.

Been happening for some time, Google is a past master at it.

Must admit, I thought this originated in the states, but might be very wrong about that.

Clear cookies is an easy way to avoid this or make your last visit to the home page of a porno site and see what pops up!
(Must try that myself, I really wonder what ads they could attach to such a site????)



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by cerebralassassins
Does anyone honestly bother to read posts or am i wasting pixels ?


Last summer I got a really nasty computer virus so my boyfriend says I'm not allowed to click on links anymore, just read the posts. So I miss out on a lot.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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Sensible lady, but there are some good and cheap antivirus progs out there, and ways to open things safely, (Sandboxes?)
Somebody will be along to confirm and/or correct me no doubt.
For myself and I get nothing for saying this, Avast has been my friend for a long long time and many computers.
Hey ho, now you will be opening everything and buying all sorts of stuff you do not need, sorry boyfriend to open the gate.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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How have people not seen this before?
Do you even know what cookies are?


I have the same whenever I even visit a large online retailer, and then I quickly remove their cookies from my browser.

FYI, Google operates in a similar way, offering you results that it "thinks" you want. When you run a search for something, chances are they know what you've checked out before and will offer you the same/similar content again.
This has led to many calling Google nothing more than an advertiser for the big boys.

Search should be fresh each time, and Google has abandoned genuine search engine principles in favor of increasing its artificial relevancy goals.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by dowot
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Sensible lady, but there are some good and cheap antivirus progs out there, and ways to open things safely, (Sandboxes?)
Somebody will be along to confirm and/or correct me no doubt.
For myself and I get nothing for saying this, Avast has been my friend for a long long time and many computers.
Hey ho, now you will be opening everything and buying all sorts of stuff you do not need, sorry boyfriend to open the gate.


Thanks, I'll give it a try. I never know which links are good and sometimes I see people comment that "the link doesn't work" so I definitely stay away from those. Also thanks for the laugh about the boyfriend, I need one after this Thanksgiving weekend.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by maybee

Originally posted by cerebralassassins
Does anyone honestly bother to read posts or am i wasting pixels ?


Last summer I got a really nasty computer virus so my boyfriend says I'm not allowed to click on links anymore, just read the posts. So I miss out on a lot.


Hey, i totally understand ..or should say, was saying the same thing when i was with my girlfriend. Sadly not being fluent with computer tech does tend to hinder any activity from a positive stand point. But throughout this site, any link i have posted is strictly and closely triple checked as its a site that i as a person enjoy being on , viewing, interacting with and hopefully at some point become far more active than a simple poster. Keep in mind i am not referring to being a moderator or even close to it.

In short, your doing well that you are not clicking on any links and that only helps me as a person to further engage the people within ats to actually take the extra time to provide screen shots of what my links involve when requesting interactive clicks, that way the viewer can actually see step by step what he will encounter before he clicks " okay "
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Good luck with your endeavors. I know things on the internet have changed much in the past few years. I myself, am electronically challenged. Also, my regards to Bob



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by maybee
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Good luck with your endeavors. I know things on the internet have changed much in the past few years. I myself, am electronically challenged. Also, my regards to Bob


Thank you for your best wishes.

As for changes within the net, well back then i was hunted by.....and now i am employed by..... I guess everyone within the digital world has a place. You, know, it toally pisses me off when reading comments like yours " i am electronically challenged", to me, such comments and without sounding rude , read i could not be bothered i have far more important things to do. It is something i have encountered over and over and over and will encounter. Well lets see how you can take down that barrier.

Solution:
Regardless of who or what your social status is, there are always avenues to further educate yourself. The first and MOST important step is to... ? ( Yes. i am asking you a virtual trick question )



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by cerebralassassins
[Originally posted by maybee
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quote]Solution:
Regardless of who or what your social status is, there are always avenues to further educate yourself. The first and MOST important step is to... ? ( Yes. i am asking you a virtual trick question )


Umm... I'm thinking one of three things.
1. Admit I have a probem
2. Take a computer class
3. Get my own darn computer so I don't have to use someone else's



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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I wish I could give you a star for that. A very informative read. That site is now bookmarked.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Yup tracking cookies.

Same when i play a popular MMORPG and lo and behold I see adverts for it on other sites almost immediately afterwards.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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the concept is known as :targeted advertising

and if you take off your tinfoil had you will realise that unless you ban all unsolicited adverts - and also consent to pay for the shortfall in content delivey costs

targeted adverts are the lesser of all evils

i am a bloke - dangerously close to 50 years old , and thanks to targeted avertising i have never had to endure a online advert for :

DKNY fashion acessories

maybeline cosmetics

my little pony

treseme haircare porodcts

etc etc

however i do get targeted adverts for :

rohan [ a uk niche designer of outdoor activity clothing ]

petzl [ on of the leading european manudactures of climbing equiment ]

etc etc

i rarely look at targetded averts aimed at me - but atleast they have some relevabce

if no targeting was employed - i would get tampon adverts - wtf am i doing to do with a tampon ???????





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