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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by khaavern, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. khaavern Gems: 14/31
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    I noticed that the ads I get on the bottom of the pages here at SP are quite funny some times. Here are some examples:

    "Do you want to move to Israel?" seen in the AoLS pages some time ago. Since the topic in the thread was the war in Lebanon, the obvious answer would have been "Umm, no ?!" ;)

    some ads hawking diamonds and other jewelry. These come up pretty often, and I was puzzled at first, but then I figured out it might have to do with the gems appearing under each poster's name :)

    "These Love Spells Work (links to honest spell workers that get fast results)" and "Black Magic Love Spells" :eek: seen in the Neverwinter Nights forums; I guess it relates to many apparitions of the words wizard/sorcerer/spell in the posts :D
     
  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yes, AdSense has a great sense of humour...
     
  3. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Just recently, there was a dicussion going on in the AoDA about there's no way to prove there is a God or not. The ad sayd: God exists, and you?
    Either AdSense or God has a nice sense of humor. :p
     
  4. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Whenever Takara posts, there is an ad for Takara diamonds (whatever they are).

    Also, in the thread on most horrific sports injuries, there were all these ads for sports massage and physiotherapy.
     
  5. kuemper Gems: 31/31
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    When there's is a post by Felinoid, one of the ads is for EverQuest II and has a felinoid shown. :nuts:
     
  6. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Whenever you see a funny ad, click it. Easy to remember, and it helps the site. :D
     
  8. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The Scientology thread is full of ads about Free Psychic Readings and Remote Spell Casting!
     
  9. Sydax Gems: 19/31
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    Why they open in the same page and doesn't open another? Whatever other link opens a new window, but those adds by google open in the same window.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    That's one of pretty much every AdSense publisher's major complaints about their ads. For reasons known only to them, they've been refusing to allow the links on their ads to open in new windows for as long as AdSense exists. Every other ad publisher in existence is sensibly opening them in a new window, but not Google.

    When an online company is being so stubborn about denying the users common sense usability, you don't need to guess twice that they've calculated that they get more money by not opening ads in new windows. And that's all there is to it, unfortunately. Despite appearances, Google obviously cares little for ease of use and convenience when their billions in profit come into play.
     
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    Well, I was going to suggest just RIGHT-clicking on the Google ad-link, then selecting 'open in new window', but now I wonder if that'll bypass the advertiser's accounting... :bad:
     
  12. Shell

    Shell Awww, come and give me a big hug!

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    I only get gaming ads :(
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    jaded empath, I'm not really sure about that myself...
     
  14. Sydax Gems: 19/31
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    @jaded empath:
    I just did that and it opens a new window (mine is configured to open a new tab).

    As you can see, I have 4 of these links. Is funny to see what people do just to get money.
     
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    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    You can't beat those exotic wood magic wands. We all need one or two of those.
     
  18. Stardust Gems: 7/31
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    Sydax that site is amazing, I just bought strange doors for >£1000. :p
     
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    Decados The Chosen One

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    Of course, in time every household will need its collection of 4 inch doors. Buy now and be a pioneer of this trend!

    Or something like that anyway.
     
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