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Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" I see one right now for formula samples. "


wow!



i'm not the one in charge of ads, but wanted to check w/ y'all... i'm just wondering if it's from your browser detecting the nature of the conversation (like chrome does) ... i've got "free stuff" but not free formula ads on mine.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mara:" wow! i'm not the one in charge of ads, but wanted to check w/ y'all... i'm just wondering if it's from ... [snip!] ... detecting the nature of the conversation (like chrome does) ... i've got "free stuff" but not free formula ads on mine. "


I'm using Safari, and I've noticed it does choose ads based on whatever I've typed in/ stuff close to my location/etc.



The ad said something like, "free baby supplies: formula, bottles, diapers..." So not JUST formula.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" I'm using Safari, and I've noticed it does choose ads based on whatever I've typed in/ stuff close to ... [snip!] ... to my location/etc. The ad said something like, "free baby supplies: formula, bottles, diapers..." So not JUST formula. "


yep, i've got an enfamil ad on here.



i think they're doing it based on topic.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th Feb '13

No preference either way. I'm out of the stage of having to deal with that mess.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" yep, i've got an enfamil ad on here. i think they're doing it based on topic. "</blockquote>




I don't think so. On Firefox last night I had finishline.com open in another tab and the next thread I was in had an ad for the shoes I was looking at.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" yep, i've got an enfamil ad on here. i think they're ... [snip!] ... last night I had finishline.com open in another tab and the next thread I was in had an ad for the shoes I was looking at."


yeah, it's cookies in your browser recording all your internet activity.



they track your behavior - if you buy things, they read it and then advertise related objects to you... it ups the click through rate like crazy!

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" yeah, it's cookies in your browser recording all your internet activity. they track your behavior ... [snip!] ... - if you buy things, they read it and then advertise related objects to you... it ups the click through rate like crazy!"</blockquote>



Now I remember why I delete my cookies every night lol

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mara:" yeah, it's cookies in your browser recording all your internet activity. they track your behavior ... [snip!] ... - if you buy things, they read it and then advertise related objects to you... it ups the click through rate like crazy!"

Yeah, especially when someone is accessing this site on their phone and accidentally clicks an ad instead of a link. :x

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Mara:" known as FFS or fat finger syndrome!"


In my case, I don't always pay attention to watch I"m touching on the screen. :oops:

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 108913 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mara:" abortion ads? "

Yep, I saw them a few times about 2 weeks ago.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
14th Feb '13

I don't understand why infant formula ads are not allowed here in the uk. I mean if someone can not breastfeed then they have to use formula or their child starves so they need to know about the products available, surely? Is there a massive reason that I'm not aware of as to why the ads would offend people? We all know breast is best but I wasn't able to bf Eva but I really hope to be able to with any future babies.

Sofie+#2 Due March 18; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7747 posts
14th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emmiboo:</b>" I don't understand why infant formula ads are not allowed here in the uk. I mean if someone can not breastfeed ... [snip!] ... offend people? We all know breast is best but I wasn't able to bf Eva but I really hope to be able to with any future babies."</blockquote>




Because it is considered unethical to promote something that is inadequate to the best, biological thing.

glowinthedark 2 kids; Norway 29301 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Emmiboo:</b>" I don't understand why infant formula ads are ... [snip!] ... Because it is considered unethical to promote something that is inadequate to the best, biological thing."

I just recently read that the UK has the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe, how long has this ad ban been in place?

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Yep, I saw them a few times about 2 weeks ago."


what sort do you mean?



like, pro-abortion? or pro life or what?