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    Gaydar ads.....

    Guys...I don't know if this is meant to be targeted advertising but it's not really school friendly!
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    Have you run a full spyware check on your system as another member had a similar problem with NSFW ads and it turned out to be some sneaky little it of spyware the was substituting ads.

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    I get them too, though only on this page - spyware free.

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    I could understand spyware if it was just me....John's getting them too.

    If it /is/ spyware it's a hell of a coincidence for us to get the same bit of spyware and the same ad imho.

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    I presume with Google it's picking up words on the page and displaying an ad relevant to the word? Because 'gaydar' is in this thread, I'm getting not tasteful ads at the top of this page!

    On most other pages / threads on the site I get IT related ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    I could understand spyware if it was just me....John's getting them too.

    If it /is/ spyware it's a hell of a coincidence for us to get the same bit of spyware and the same ad imho.
    Agreed, it looks like the ad providers have changed slightly as I am also getting ads that I have not had before, nothing NSFW yet but it looks like it is a possibility.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 24th June 2008 at 10:16 PM.

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    In which case why did both me and John get gaydar ads on the homepage? (Please....no gay jokes...)

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    ooh Joes special he gets a side one I get a top one (again no jokes ) no spyware or owt on my machine so I think our ad providers need looking into as its defo NSFW!!!

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    Yeah....especially as my monitor can be seen from the hatch in the door (and I can't see if anyone's watching behind me.....woot bad desk positioning) which could get kids asking all sorts of questions lol.

    But on the plus side...everyone that comes to the hatch gets to see the edugeek wallpaper i have...I've actually had a few comments how nice it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeWill View Post
    I presume with Google it's picking up words on the page and displaying an ad relevant to the word? Because 'gaydar' is in this thread, I'm getting not tasteful ads at the top of this page!

    On most other pages / threads on the site I get IT related ads.
    Same here. Man Central anyone.

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    me 3

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    I block ads normally but have just unblocked them and refreshed a few times and have only got adverts for the Nintendo Wii. I agree though that perhaps the adverts should be filtered in some sort of way, if that is at all possible. Alternatively you could just use Firefox and block ads when you're at work to save yourself from having to answer any questions.

    Edit: My mistake. I thought these appeared on the same page as posts but I was wrong. I do get this ad when I view the homepage. Have to laugh, people actually pay to have these things on their phone?
    Last edited by Edu-IT; 24th June 2008 at 10:32 PM.

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    Had it too, it's already been spotted and discussed here:

    Gaydar ads.....

    edit:
    Here is the real link i meant to put in:

    Ad Selection
    Last edited by Lee_K_81; 25th June 2008 at 08:53 AM.

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    *cough*

    You just linked to the post you're posting in..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81 View Post
    Had it too, it's already been spotted and discussed here:

    Gaydar ads.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic View Post
    *cough*

    You just linked to the post you're posting in..........
    Et Voilla - Ad Selection

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