Stupid sponsor add banners...

coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior MemberPosts: 6,352 Senior Member
I get the banners that tell us about supporting the second amendment...it only makes sense on a gun forum, right? I can understand the banners that sell things, especially when those things have to do with guns, hunting, self defense, etc. I even understand when the products advertised DON'T have anything to do with guns, etc. I mean, it's likely that at least a few of us 'gun guys' would like to meet single ladies or maybe have a need to replace a bathtub. Bills have to be paid afterall, so this all makes sense.

However, who's addlebrained idea was it to sell banner space to folks wanting to collect signatures for an anti-2A rights petition?! :silly:

C'mon G&A, you're better than this!
"Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
George Carlin

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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I had absolutely no idea that so many Brazilian women wanted men just like me!!
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    I really have no idea what you guys are talking about. Ad-block Plus is your friend.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,669 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Ad-block Plus is your friend.
    Why yes, yes it is.
    Quite a good friend too IMO
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    I had absolutely no idea that so many Brazilian women wanted men just like me!!

    If you had posted up " I had absolutely no idea that so many Million women wanted men just like me!!" I would comprehend what you are saying.................

    But how many in a 'Brazillian'? :confused:

    Is it like 10,000 million......100,000 million.........or more.............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    They pay the Bill’s.

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Most banners are ok, I would prefer they opened
    a new window vice taking me away from this site as some do.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    EXACTLY! How about we get rid of the banners and charge for membership? :tooth:

    Some of these Brazilian women look like they'd be worth paying for if one were say a Secret Service guy or something.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    EXACTLY! How about we get rid of the banners and charge for membership? :tooth:

    If it gets rid of the crummy PM storage I'm in.
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,666 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    They pay the Bill’s.

    Wait... we are taking the gun banner's money, getting that cash into a pro gun company, and making sure that the message does not go to people that might be swayed by it?

    Hmmmm.... Maybe this is a good thing.

    Anyone know if these are pay-per click ads? Like Guns and Ammo will get more money from the gun banners if we all click on the ads a few thousand times? Sounds like a good activity for hangover time tomorrow.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,379 Senior Member
    I can't help but laugh when people complain of certain banner ads showing up. On my screen at least, the banner ads are clearly derived from my cookie content based on other sites I've visited...
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    I just ignore most of them.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,051 Senior Member
    The banner ads can be interesting if you're married and your wife's pregnant...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    The only banner ads that show up on mine are all gun or hunting/outdoor related! I must be living too clean and boring a life in cyberspace. :tissue:
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    If they're getting all this ad money, why can't they hire somebody who can actually run a website? Right in the middle of reading this rant, I got the dreaded "website is not responding" lockup, and had to refresh the screen several times. Hiring one of the corporate board members' teenage nephews to run the web presence for the company might not have been the world's best move!
    :roll::roll::roll:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    I can't help but laugh when people complain of certain banner ads showing up. On my screen at least, the banner ads are clearly derived from my cookie content based on other sites I've visited...
    I guess that explains all the ads I am seeing for nose-hair curling irons.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,836 Senior Member
    You mean that three people on facebook really DIDN'T unfriend me?
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  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    wait 'til you start getting Dodge ads on your Powerstroke forum...
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,263 Senior Member
    "Powerstroke"?- - - - - -is that with or without Cheet-O's?
    :confused:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,352 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Wait... we are taking the gun banner's money, getting that cash into a pro gun company, and making sure that the message does not go to people that might be swayed by it?

    Hmmmm.... Maybe this is a good thing.

    Anyone know if these are pay-per click ads? Like Guns and Ammo will get more money from the gun banners if we all click on the ads a few thousand times? Sounds like a good activity for hangover time tomorrow.


    This is an angle I hadn't considered! :roll2:


    As to the 'cookie' thing, the banner was from a group supporting legislation to require all gun sales in WI to have a background check. I don't know how these things work, but would it have been aimed at WI residents, or is there other data it uses? Just curious.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,352 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    They pay the Bill’s.
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    EXACTLY! How about we get rid of the banners and charge for membership? :tooth:



    Please reference the portion of my post where I stated that very fact, and that fact that I understood the need for it... :wink:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 1,958 Senior Member
    I can't help but laugh when people complain of certain banner ads showing up. On my screen at least, the banner ads are clearly derived from my cookie content based on other sites I've visited...
    :that:

    Just clean out your cookie folder and actually set up your browsers security features to accept or Reject cookies from different sites and it all goes away.

    The Ads are just targeted marketing based on your browsing history and those pesky little cookies are files you agree to accept by default because you haven't bothered to set up your browsing features the way you actually want them.

    If all this browser stuff sounds like tooooo much trouble then just use AdBlock as mentioned above.

    FireFox version:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

    IE version:
    http://simple-adblock.com/

    Or do a search for ad blockers there are many free versions available but read the content before you install them.
    Beware of false knowledge -- it is often more dangerous than ignorance.
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    "Powerstroke"?- - - - - -is that with or without Cheet-O's?
    :confused:
    Jerry
    without.

    where are my midget porn ads?
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Just click on them and let G&A collect their tariff
    that goes with the deal when you do.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    You mean that three people on facebook really DIDN'T unfriend me?
    You caught me, I did it 3 times.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,666 Senior Member
    I just had the banner ad for Amnesty International pop up to tell the NRA to stop arming Human Rights Abusers. I clicked it to use some of AI's money... and lo and behold, it had the ability to send a customized message to the NRA. I made sure to let them know that the NRA should continue to fight for our gun rights.

    Use fake info for your contact info, of course.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
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