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Post by Roboframer » Sun 13 Oct, 2013 11:12 pm

[I don't like adverts]When they come on the telly I channel-hop or browse the guide .... or go answer a call of nature, make a coffee, anything and even then I'll use the pause or the mute facility in case I can still hear the sodding things. There would need to be something really good on for me to have it on a commercial channel in the first place; sometimes I'll record and FF the bloody ads. I don't listen to commercial radio stations (I advertise on one big time but don't know the first thing about its shows/presenters and have never ever heard one of our ads live) BBC 6 music in the workshop or one of many stations from the tunein radio app on my phone via the hifi dock, no ads, no news, constant music - OK, bar the odd plug for the station itself. (Try addict radio - alternative, it's good!)

If the adverts we have to put up with here on this forum don't actually pay for the running of it, as per a commercial radio/TV station - can they not be removed?

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Re: Wonga dot com

Post by Kwik Picture Framing » Fri 01 Nov, 2013 8:40 pm

Adverts are part of life now. They all over the place

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Re: Wonga dot com

Post by [email protected] » Fri 01 Nov, 2013 10:53 pm

don't have a problem with Wonga.com ads. don't have a problem with payday loan companies at all, they have very clear terms and conditions. Better than borrowing the money from some crack-addled chav with a pit bull that lives in its own faeces in a twelfth floor kitchen, and who thinks he's the local gangsta.
These pay day loan companies have put a lot of illegal loan sharks out of business, people like to ignore that.
And they cap at 2 months interest then its frozen.

The people who do borrow and get in trouble would borrow elsewhere and get in trouble anyway, with Wonga they don't get their heads kicked in for it.
That's the real world. If Wonga started sending people round at 11pm with baseball bats to collect money then that would be a different story.

anyway, you tend to get the sort of ads Google think are relevant to you based on your recent search and browser history :-/ And you don't have to click on them.

Personally I'd be happy to pay for forum use, it wouldn't be the only one I have to pay for. But I wouldn't object to ads anyway. But I wouldn't miss them if they weren't there either.

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Re: Wonga dot com

Post by benjiman grapes » Fri 22 Nov, 2013 8:35 pm

Go onto amazon & Google garden sheds. Then 'hello" all your adverts will be garden shed related.
Welcome to modern marketing.
My other half works in marketing. You wouldn't believe what data gets stored, shared & sold on.
Smart phones and apps are the biggest contributors to your online activities.
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Post by prospero » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 2:31 am

Great Deals on Photo Canvases! :P

I haven't been goooogling them. :roll: I did frame one this morning. :D Where is my tinfoil hat? :nerd:
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Post by Trillian » Sat 23 Nov, 2013 1:50 pm

I've been getting ads for Sweaty Betty, and my name's not Elizabeth!!! Oh, and I'm not THAT sweaty either :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Re: Wonga dot com

Post by MartyD » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 6:13 pm

Hi Team

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Re: Wonga dot com

Post by prospero » Sat 30 Nov, 2013 7:02 pm

I got security lights now. :roll:

And I just switched mine on. 8)

I'm going to switch them off and see if that makes the ad go away. :clap:
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