NSFW Ads

Discussion in 'TFP Support and Feedback' started by Roland Thompson, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Roland Thompson

    Roland Thompson Charter Member Senior Member

    I do not mind seeing adds but to have Russian girls with next to nothing on is not one I care to see. My grand children come up and set on my lap when I am on at times. Not cool for them to see.
     
  2. Hanover Fist

    Hanover Fist Pro Member

    Hmmm - aren't the ads driven by an algorythm that looks at your own internet history/cookies?

    I could be wrong but the only ads I see on this site can be directly linked to something I've looked at in the last few months.

    Whatcha been searching for Roland?
    (Wink)
     
  3. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    I've gotten that same ad as well, and I'm using my business computer. I have never been on one of those websites. Most of my ads as Hanover said, are related to what I've most recently searched for (usually flooring or IT hardware / software related) but I have gotten the occasional one that Roland is speaking about and I ended up closing my browser, waiting a minute or two and coming back to the site and got a different ad.
     
  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    How do I get those? Kidn, I get a Russian ladies hitting on me all the time, they want my Flooring secrets.
     
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  5. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    You know I started thinking why I would get those. I think I know. I was reading several news stories regarding the President's son the day he released the emails and I wonder if it was because the subject was Russia. No kidding, i'm almost positive it was the same day. Hmm.
     
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  6. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Kyle awhile ago said one word "Google"!
     
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  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    I'm sorry you and your children could be exposed to something like that. I hope you know me well enough to know I wouldn't put an ad like that on TFP (or any other website I have anything to do with).

    This site uses Google Adsense. I can't tell it what ads to put here because, as Hanover Fist mentioned, the ads you see are somehow relevant to stuff you search for or sites you visit. Unfortunately, bad people can manipulate those results too. Once in a while, Google presents ads from companies that have used keywords and phrases that aren't really related to your surfing habits. Chuck hit the nail right on the head. If you have been following some of the news about Russia and some sleazy porn site has manipulated their keywords or phrases to leave the "girls" part out, you might see ads you don't want to see.

    I assure you it's a rare occurrence. Once it is reported to Google, they are quick to remove those kinds of ads. However, ads of a generally adult nature are not forbidden by Google, but they do allow webmasters, like myself, to blacklist certain ads and certain types of ads. I have done this - a very long time ago - and no adult themed advertisements have ever been allowed here. Two specific categories of ads have always been blocked: Dating Services and References to Sex & Sexuality.

    But as I said, on rare occasions, a bad ad slips through. You can help me get rid of it and prevent it from ever appearing again by looking at the ad to see if you can determine the website name it leads to. If it doesn't have a domain name in the ad, perhaps you can right-click and Copy Link Address and send it to me. I can blacklist that domain so no future ads will show from that site.

    Describing an ad doesn't help. I don't see the same ads you see. I need the domain name it leads to so I can block it in my Adsense account.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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  8. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    Thanks for the heads up Jim. Trust me when I say I knew you had nothing to do with it. I just assumed, as you said, a less than scrupulous person had gotten through the filter somehow. But, I'm glad to know we can give you a heads up and help you try and keep that from happening. I'll certainly do as you suggested if I see any going forward.

    Thanks for the quick and informational reply!

    Have a great day!
     
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  9. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor Senior Member

    Yep, google
     
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  10. Roland Thompson

    Roland Thompson Charter Member Senior Member

    Thank you Jim for letting me know it has to do with a third party. Yes I do follow and read things going on in the world. It was the first time it has happen.
     
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