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user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
Feb 13th '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 38965 posts
Feb 13th '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
Feb 13th '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
Feb 13th '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 38965 posts
Feb 13th '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
Feb 13th '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
Feb 13th '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 38965 posts
Feb 13th '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 13th '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:

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
Feb 14th '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 2 kids; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7799 posts
Feb 14th '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
Feb 14th '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 38965 posts
Feb 14th '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?

Sofie+#2 2 kids; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7799 posts
Feb 14th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting glowinthedark:</b>" I just recently read that the UK has the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe, how long has this ad ban been in place?"</blockquote>




The ad ban is through the WHOLE of the EU. Our rates are pretty damn low, I thought the republic of Ireland's were lower though. I'm not sure how long it's been in place.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38965 posts
Feb 14th '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" It was titled "safe abortion" So I am guessing it was prochoice. I have not seen it this week though, odd."


ew... i mean, creepy to do that on BG.



i've never seen that one!