Adverts for stag do parties in Budapest with the image of a woman's leg in a high heel next to a pole? I didn't click on it so it may be something completely different but I know what it looked like! I couldn't believe my eyes.
Will reprt this thread. Agree that while they may not personally select each ad they presumably do have a certain amount of control over the type/frequency...could potentially be very bad for business if not.
Once again, it has nothing to do with MNHQ. It is based on the cookies installed on your personal computer. If you searched for a topic about lap dances, or stag dos, or read and responded to a topic about something related to that, the ad tracking software picked up on that. It is completely based on what you have on your computer. If you don't want to see the ad, you have to delete your cookies and block it from your browser.
You can try emailing them if you want to protest against them using AdChoices on a whole, but in regards to individual ads, they won't be able to do anything about it.
Once again we are talking about different things. You are talking about the technical aspects. I am talking about the fact that it is coming up on their site, and therefore reflects on them. As a dumb user I do not care about the technicalities of how it gets there. Are you telling me there is absolutely nothing they can do at all? Because I bed to differ - for example, you have already suggested one solution.
Presumably these ads aren't self creating. Someone somewhere must create them and load them into the "options". So there is a point during the process during which an ad is either in or out. I'm not saying MNHQ have any part to play in that process at the moment but surely there is a possibility they can say they are not happy with the way that process takes place and will take their business elsewhere unless they get to veto certain ads.
I'm not saying they will. Chances are they will tell me to lump it but I am just pointing out that I don't think you are actually considering all the options - only the ones that seem apparent to you.
Stealth We're not, we're talking about the same thing, I just don't think you're understanding how it works. AdChoices has millions of companies who advertise through them, and you can tailor it personally based on what you want to see ads for. For example, when I'm looking for flights somewhere, I'll enable the ads so I can see offers from travel sites and airlines. The rest of the time, I have ads turned off, so they're "generalised" ads, which have to be appropriate for all-age viewing, so I would be unlikely to see any ads about strip clubs in Budapest.
Unless they want to opt-out of AdChoices all together (which I imagine would lose them a fortune and they probably won't do) then no, as far as my experience goes, there isn't a way for them to tailor the ads because it's based on user-experience, instead of what site you're on.
The very, very simple solution is to a) clear your cookies after each browsing session, and/or b) click the arrow logo on the ad, and choose to opt out.
Yes, MNHQ has the option to say they're unhappy with the way AdChoices works, and they can drop the programme as a whole, but that would lose MN a lot of money, and AdChoices wouldn't pay a second's notice to them leaving, as there are millions of companies who use them.
I know what you mean, it's slightly annoying knowing that you're being "tracked" on every site that you go to, but unless you use private browsing, it's just the way things are...
Yes Tee I'm actually an idiot and haven't worked with AdChoices for years on my own company website, both as someone who displays advertising, and as someone who provides advertising to be used on other sites.
You can filter out entire groups of advertising, (i.e., no travel, no entertainment, etc.) but a lot of companies have cottoned on to that, and are tailoring their ads to appear in more than a few categories so they have less of a chance of being blocked, so MN would have to block every category that "strip clubs" could appear in, which massively impacts the revenue that they generate from the ads in the first place.
You sound like the type of person who phones up a tech support person and tries to pretend that you know better than they do when you're the one asking for help in the first place
Not saying that MN will or won't do anything with regards to the ads, just that it's really not as simple as ringing someone up and saying, "No more strip club ads, thanks!" and that you shouldn't be outraged at MNHQ when it's not actually something they have a lot of control over.
iWork in a technical role. When my boss asks me to do something she doesn't care what the technology can or can't do. She wants me to work within the limits of the technology to achieve our aims - and that may involve thinking outside the technological constraints. So when mnhq come to this thread their choice may be between keeping the handful of mners on this thread happy , or generating as much advertising revenue as possible. That's going to be a tough one for them . But ultimately there are ALWAYS ways round these issues if you're willing to make the sacrifices. If you think not wait until the bnp start advertising on mn and see how quickly they discover they can actually do "something".
Not comparing this to the bnp btw. Just making the point about technical constraints vs business requirement from a management point of view
reggie I can assure you I have never googled, or read a thread on here, or on any other way shape or form engaged in pole dancing lessons discussion. I do however live quite near Windsor - which is where the ones in the ad I can see are based, which is where I suspect they are getting their tag (or whatever you call it) from.