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Tired of seeing bikinis on DP

I'm talking about the "Sponsored from around the web" ads that are beneath every post.

Is there anyway to remove this? The other ads are non-offensive and even interesting generally.
If not, is there a way that the DP could minimize the display? Perhaps move it to a lower corner so I don't have to scroll past it every time? Seriously. Tired of telling the innocents that I'm NOT looking, LOL.



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Yes, when I see the bikinis

lol good one though I walked into it.

i see dead people

well actually they are faces on silver coins from apmex ad's.

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If seeing bikinis @ DP is engrossing to you, you'd probably have

Hyperfocus symptoms of Adult (pun) ADHD.. ;p

I'm tired of seeing trolls on

I'm tired of seeing trolls on the Daily Paul.

DakotaKid's picture

bikini ads?

I may need to take a break from logging in with my premium account...you know, to just take a peek.

ecorob's picture

For goodness sakes, folks...

just subscribe for 10 fiats a month and know that you are helping keep a LIBERTY site alive that impacts 100,000 people a day, every day.

Your comment, however cool, shrewd, enlightening, or monumentally stupid (and trust me, I've made them all) has the potential of reaching 100,000 plus people a day (and everyone that those 100k people influence).

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OWN the revolution. Subscribe (just as soon as you can)!

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actually its only $5 now

60 bucks a year is cheap

Sorry

I spent that on the Ron Paul channel. :-O

:)

Perfect.

Or at least just scroll past them quickly and get over it.

You Are The Ads

The ads on DP are generated based on your surfing and search history or trends for you individual computer. This is how they achieve relevancy for viewers.

Yes, this exact complaint

Yes, this exact complaint came up before from a DP'er who turned out to be mom unaware of either her son's or husband's browsing habits.

Apparently there are two kinds of ad -

some tailored by the internet based on prior viewing habits, some that all at a website see. (Well, those who can't/don't block ads; and MN asked us not to.) You thought it was just a coincidence that multiple people here were sent the same ad with "a woman in a red bikini?"

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Cyril's picture

Yes, it's a recurring one, observably.

Yes, it's a recurring one, observably.

And strangely enough(?)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Cyril's picture

Well I'd like to see bikinis showed to me on here more regularly

Well, I'd like (ahem) wouldn't *mind* - to see bikinis showed to me on here more regularly. :)

What I see more often than not, instead, are ads about prepper items, precious metals investment, and such...

Go figure... (not) ;P

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Hahaha

I see what you did there

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I didn't notice them until

I didn't notice them until this post mentioned them... Now I can't stop looking at them :)

Cyril's picture

LOL.

LOL.

In a pedantic mood, I'll call you "victim of an infra-liminal effect".

"Should the symptoms persist, do not wait and please consult the site owner." ;)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

You're welcome for the free site

But as you learned in Econ 101, there is no such thing as a free lunch. And despite what you might think, the Daily Paul is not exempt from the rules of economics. Someone has to pay the bills around here, and unfortunately, I don't have a magic wallet.

Here is your solution:

http://www.dailypaul.com/dp-subscribe

Ten bucks a month, and the ads disappear.

Or you can be like all the other free riders here and use adblock.

He's the man.

I see a lot clearer now Sir

Thank you for explaining priorities. I wish I was not flat broke or I would be subscribing. My being on dial up I have found the DP to be so "Heavy" in refreshing pages that it is almost unusable for me without blocking almost all the features. Somehow I misunderstood and thought the DP was about a great man, Michael Nystrom, and his wonderful dedication to advancing liberty and constitutional values. Now that I understand the priorities better I realize I am just a freeloader and will no longer burden your income resources here. Thank you Michael for the time I have had, I feel for your recent burdens, please take care and stay real man.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Thank you!

I always love hearing from you in the comments, especially in discussions like this.

You're the best.

I meant no offense to you personally

And I do appreciate the site. Thank you.

Would you rather that no one mentioned anything that they did not like? I would assume that you do not see what we "free riders" get on our screens. Wouldn't you like to know what image your site is projecting to visitors?

Apparently, many of your readers like the ads. Dunno bout that. I'm letting you know that I find them distasteful. But I'm not blaming you personally because I realize that it is just a web ad. And, no, it is not based on my Internet habits as some have suggested. The other ads on the page are fine. These are the ads that have things that are put there by you or are targeted for me. Good stuff like silver coins and sandwiches.

Michael Nystrom's picture

You're tired of bikinis, I'm tired of freeloaders

Get something great for free then complain about it.

Everyone wants the benefits, wants someone else to pick up the tab.

It's the story of the decline of our country.

He's the man.

So I guess the ads aren't working out, huh?

You have provided something free, but then call those who use it "freeloaders?"

I think the word you mean is ungrateful.

Sorry.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ungrateful freeloaders

There are the ungrateful, and then there are the freeloaders who use adblock.

The bikini ads help pay for:

- hosting
- system administration
- programming
- moderators
- bookkeeping
- accounting
- legal services
- the aspirin for my headaches

Freeriders use adblock to enjoy the benefits of this place without incurring any cost, however minimal.

The ungrateful enjoy the benefits of this place and then complain about the fact that they have to see ads.

He's the man.

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Excuse my ignorance, but if I literally never click on a single add, does adblock still reduce your revenue? I'll stop using it if that is the case.

Should I periodically just click on all the adds? Does that generate anything for you?

Chances are there are some

Chances are there are some cost per impression ads meaning he gets paid for the ad just loading. But clicks are definitely a more significant source of revenue.

It is against the terms for him to encourage you to click ads but absolutely it helps to click them. But it is also hurtful to the companies that are advertising and have to pay, if you're not really interested in their stuff.

The best thing to do is to keep AdBlock off and click ads if you are genuinely interested in them. I assume you do buy stuff from time to time. It seems really silly and anti-free-market to just make a decision to boycott anyone who advertises.

But as far as enabling AdBlock, I view people who do so in an extremely poor light.

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Thank you for explaining that.

If you're hurting for cash, let us know -

If money is getting tight, you should let DP know about it. It has gotten pretty tight for all of us, but I am sure a Money Bomb would be pretty successful as well - to keep DP afloat. Are you set up on a pay-per-click basis with your affiliates, or is it a deal based on traffic?

But I hardly think an individual using adblock is going to affect DP revenue, and it is unfair to call anyone who values their intellectual privacy and wants the right to guard themselves against site-tracking a "freeloader". Never mind the fact that images are subversively powerful on the human psyche. Wouldn't you agree?

You are completely wrong. If

You are completely wrong. If you use AdBlock you are absolutely a freeloader and it is absolutely fair to call you such.

This service is provided at such an insanely low cost. All that Michael wants is for you to have ads on the page when you view the content. But you are such a cheap pile of crap and place such a low value on communication and information, that you choose to steal instead.

This is not piracy - a form of copyright infringement where one party gains something but no one loses anything. This is theft. One party is defrauded out of their services and bandwidth while the other receives the full benefit of said services and bandwidth, which incur real, tangible costs.

If that's not freeloading, there's no such thing.

I would agree that you are a smart ass.

And I would also agree that the owner of this site may run it as he wishes.