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#10: January 17, 2020, 08:28:20 PM
If your goal is to save marriages it contradicts your message to be serving up dating ads.

I also am getting ads for things that I don't even know what they are. They seem to be industrial parts that one might purchase if one had a factory making some sort of unidentified equipment.
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#11: January 17, 2020, 10:11:07 PM
The ads showing up for me are really not appreciated. Just opened to “ is he cheating on you” asking to  put his phone number in to find out. Like I need to be reminded. Very inappropriate for this site.
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Re: Advertisements
#12: January 17, 2020, 10:38:13 PM
God wants to speak to me. I can help elect Trump allies, and the second I read about the who are they messaging ad, that was all I saw.

The ads appear in the middle of people's signatures and posts. I don't Mind ads at the sides, but these are invasive. And I'd have subscribed if I had ever seen that option in a sticky at the top of the forum, fwiw.

And the page loading is very slow
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« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 10:39:38 PM by OffRoad »
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Re: Advertisements
#13: January 18, 2020, 05:11:44 AM
This morning I was greeted by an ad for cute married local moms who want to meet me privately for fun.  Opened Treasur's thread and was told to read the top 3 texts men can't refuse from any woman.  Opened third thread and got ad for how to know when he's cheating via tarot.

If I'd come here as a newbie and seen this mess, I'd have assumed this site was a joke supporting such advertising. 

No way would I pay for anything that has anything to do with ads like those being shown.  It looks like a carnival fun land, all smoke, mirrors and snake oil salesmen. 

Not a great business move I'd say.
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Re: Advertisements
#14: January 18, 2020, 09:24:22 AM
Well I for one am certainly enjoying the outrageous inappropriateness of the ads I am receiving.

https://beirresistible.com

Be irresistible - and click on the above link to find out what secret phrases can man your man want you.

another goodie is - "Hot Sexy Mommas want to Date You"

then a Christian Gay site.

As an old time LBSer who has healed - I simply find these ads hysterically funny for the sheer awfulness.
But if these type of ads were present when I first came to HS - I would have left this site immediately.

Just for the record - I am not interested in dating a hot sexy momma, nor am I gay.






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Re: Advertisements
#15: January 18, 2020, 09:30:22 AM
And here is the latest ad --- really offensive for newbies -

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Win your Ex's Heart: Make your ex beg for you to come back no matter why they left you
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Re: Advertisements
#16: January 18, 2020, 01:40:43 PM
Here's one for the wtf file

Online nursing degree: quality supplier from China

Accompanied by an image of a mother fox and her pups

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#17: January 18, 2020, 03:57:26 PM
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Here's one for the wtf file

Online nursing degree: quality supplier from China

Accompanied by an image of a mother fox and her pups

 :o :o :o

Hahaha,,, this one made me laugh out loud.   I wonder how many graduates from the the 'quality supplier from China' have actually found jobs.   Is the mother fox with pups related somehow?  lmao.

For the most part I'm getting ads related to travelling which is appropriate.   It also means my searches are being tracked since I do google a lot about travel.    I noticed that a paid subscription to HS is ad free, gives free access to coaching articles, and increases privacy.  One thing I am aware of that I don't like, it that a simple google search of 'Hero's Spouse recent posts' serves up very up to date information about what we all are posting.   I can't help wonder if this doesn't help some MLCers figure out where their spouses are posting.   All they have to do is get a list of common MLC websites and google 'recent posts' for each of them and get results instantly.   Most of us frequently post enough information at times that a MLCer might recognize us,,, then follow up,,, and confirm.  I'm considering the paid subscription if it will prevent my posts from appearing on a google search.
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Re: Advertisements
#18: January 18, 2020, 05:20:37 PM
Most of my adds relate to my interests which is just scary. Specific running events and concerts that I have shown an interest in. So my searches are also being tracked.

I have seen some travel ads and the only off the wall one was for pedophile priests with accompanying photos so we can help identify them and bring them to justice.
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Re: Advertisements
#19: January 18, 2020, 09:03:31 PM
I browse the site in Incognito mode. Perhaps that is why I am seeing random stuff that has nothing to do with me or my interests. I do see regionally appropriate ads sometimes, but that is based solely on my ip address obviously. Not my past browsing history.
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