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Why am I seeing anti gun ads?

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by plumberroy, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy

    Jan 27, 2007
    Title says it all
    Ad says 690 gun deaths in Kentucky last year
    By everytown research. Just doesn't seem like an ad that fits this audience
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Upgrade to a paid membership and you won't see any ads;)
     
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  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    If memory serves, Spark signs up for an ad service. They pay money and load the ads. Spark doesn't actually have anything to do with choosing which ads get run. Except I think he does get to require that they be family friendly.
     
  4. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I think the ad software reads your browsing history/cookies and feeds you applicable ads.

    All I get is hearing aid ads, bras and some other stuff I can't post here.
     
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  5. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    This AM I see ads for Best Buy, Gearbest, and The Irish Store.

    Funny thing is I've seen a fair number of knife ads for non supporting vendors. I would guess that's part of the algorithm to try and feed the people on the site similar interests.
     

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