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New mobile ads for logged-out readers on Ask

Just a heads up: we're testing out a new ad provider for logged-out, mobile site readers in Ask Metafilter threads. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 20, 2015 - 49 comments

Yes, PepsiBlue, I know.

I occasionally post links to ads, if I think they're impressive, interesting, and cool, rather than just, you know, an ad for something. Inevitably there are responses that are along the lines of 'this is an ad' or 'you got suckered into posting an ad' which I personally find frustrating. I see the same kinds of comments in other people's posts, and they frustrate me there, too. It's not like anyone really doesn't understand that GoPro posts all those cool videos to make you want to buy a GoPro, you know? Is there a way to frame that kind of post that'll tend to pre-empt those kinds of responses? Or should I just accept that they are always going to happen in ad posts?
posted by jacquilynne on Sep 23, 2014 - 107 comments

Ads appearing in lower right hand corner of posts?

Starting this morning, I have seen sporadic ads in the lower right-hand corner of the screen while reading posts on MeFi and Ask, even while logged in. They display first as a grey and orange bar, like so; when I hover over the bar, it expands into a set of ads (for "coupons" nominally linked to keywords in the post). Have I been hit with spyware, or is this happening to others? (I am running Chrome on Windows 7; this is definitely not a browser extension I have installed.)
posted by jeudi on Sep 1, 2013 - 7 comments

Creepy Asian Hookup Ads

What's up with the pornified ads? I accidentally hit the site without logging in, and was subjected to a "Meet Pretty Thai Girls" ad. It gives the site a very bad vibe.
posted by thelastcamel on Dec 20, 2012 - 56 comments

Weird double underlined words

I'm seeing some words on Metafilter double underlined and hightligthed in red. Do I have some kind of ad virus hijacking my browser or is Metafilter adding more add content? Scrolling over the words reveals it to be soe kind of deal cabby thing. I don't know what this is... Image here.
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? on Sep 13, 2012 - 29 comments

AskMe advertisement video

AskMe advertisement video? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 5, 2012 - 42 comments

Or is it just me?

I like the DECK ads, but the American Apparel ones aren't like the others. They are objectifying and cliched and make me wince every time they pop up. Any way for MetaFilter block those specific ads or send feedback to the DECK people to let them know they're hurting their brand by allowing that kind of crap?
posted by jsturgill on May 31, 2012 - 270 comments

AskMe Dis-ad-biguation

Google ads on AskMe pages makes them very confusing to read (for non-members who see them). Is it possible to visually separate them a bit more from the content? Or move the ads below the "More Inside" content?
posted by spiderskull on Dec 17, 2011 - 69 comments

I'll take "bad ideas in advertising" for $10,000, Alex

In which our illustrious founder details an ad pitch from corporate America to MetaFilter.
posted by scalefree on Dec 6, 2011 - 125 comments

That can't be. That's inside the thread.

Deck ad not rendering properly in threads, in Firefox 4.01 on Mac for logged out users. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 19, 2011 - 22 comments

Gutterballs

We periodically have problems with remote ad servers hanging up page loading on MetaFilter and we'd like to tweak the homepage layouts to make this impact much less of a problem. However, I'm not sure how it will impact the greasemonkey script deleted post type features because the code will change a bit on the home page. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2011 - 44 comments

What's the deal with The Deck?

What's the deal with The Deck? How is MetaFilter/Matthowie compensated: is it just eyeballs-on-the-published-page or is there an incremental payment for click-thrus? I ask because I often see items that are sort of vaguely interesting, and I'd be a lot more inclined to click-thru if that were to result in additional revenue...
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Jul 9, 2011 - 51 comments

We're better than this

I clicked an ad on Metafilter, and I got this. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Jun 15, 2011 - 62 comments

Procrastination FPP just ads?

I feel as if this post is little more than a series of advertisements for books. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jan 15, 2011 - 45 comments

Remember to disable adblock

Does anyone not do this? [more inside]
posted by inedible on Jan 13, 2011 - 96 comments

Not for Use on 4Chan

With mattdidthat's permission (and with mathowie's kind hosting), I wanted to share the Metafilter user ID card — and, especially, the insane and utter brilliance of the included old-comic-ads-style insert — both of which mattdidthat provides free of charge to people who donate to any one of a handful of organizations which he lists here. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 29, 2010 - 36 comments

Where are my Ads

So whats up with my ads? In the US I receive them and in Spain I don't. I want my front page ads via the deck. They are interesting and teach me things. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco on Nov 4, 2010 - 48 comments

Anybody else miss the old Metafilter Text Ads system?

Anybody else miss the old Metafilter Text Ads system? Those were great, the ones where you just paypal $20 and get a little text ad for your blog or whatever. The only site I know of that still has that system (which I believe was pioneered here at MeFi) is Kuro5hin. Anybody know of any others?
posted by rabbit on Apr 12, 2010 - 36 comments

adivan

Ads now for logged-in users? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Jan 26, 2010 - 50 comments

Host File Search

I'm looking for an old metatalk thread about adblocking and host files. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 5, 2009 - 8 comments

Zingr what?

Not really a pony, but more of a WTF: Why are there ads for Zingr on the sidebar?
posted by kldickson on May 20, 2009 - 1 comment

Miracle Whip Zingr?

Miracle Whip Zingr beta? That deserves a graphic ad on the front page, even when logged in? Did the advertising guidelines change recently? [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas on May 12, 2009 - 142 comments

“Ads? in *my* feed?” / It's more likely than you think.

Advertisements in the RSS feed? Given that Matt has written before about his disdain for this bullshit, what gives?
posted by blasdelf on Feb 11, 2009 - 62 comments

Metafilter Ad Appropriateness FAIL

"Metafilter Ad Appropriateness FAIL" [more inside]
posted by niles on Feb 2, 2009 - 208 comments

They'll dance for a fee, but devour you for free.

Zombie Strippers!!!??!?! WTF? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Nov 3, 2008 - 43 comments

v1aGrA 4 teh w1n

MeFi is showing me a "surprise her... with a bigger penis" ad. She looks pretty surprised, but not as surprised as me. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Oct 25, 2008 - 94 comments

Hubbard tested, Xenu approved!

MeFi unwittingly (?) supporting Scientology? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 26, 2008 - 185 comments

Can we get a policy regarding the ads on Metafilter?

Can we get a policy regarding the ads on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 19, 2008 - 71 comments

That's why they call it "work".

Yes, my job does suck. How can I get you to stop reminding me of that unpleasant fact?
posted by timeistight on Feb 4, 2008 - 29 comments

Buying an ad on Mefi

Is mathowie still selling ad space on the front page of Mefi?
posted by pxe2000 on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 comments

Lurking flash

Just out of curiosity, what's the new flash component for? [more inside]
posted by Arturus on Oct 30, 2007 - 49 comments

Cavemen demand fair treatment!

Cal OK, Cavemen not, huh? I call BS. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 19, 2007 - 141 comments

So whats with PageFlakes?

What's with the PageFlakes ads? I dont really care if they are there, I just posted this so some other people can vent if needed.
posted by wheelieman on Jul 23, 2007 - 43 comments

An Alarming Trend

Advertisments are not the best of the web.
posted by BeerFilter on Jun 8, 2007 - 83 comments

Metafilter + bacon = delicious/WTF?

Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I am logged in and see ads from fmpub.net on the front page. The ad presently displayed invites me to "chew the fat at serious eats". It's the same ad after multiple refreshes also. While I am a fan of bacon, I don't normally see ads when I'm logged in. This is all the more curious given that I'm using adblock plus and don't usually see ads on any site. Is this a temporary thing, or is bacon now an integral part of the site?
posted by Pastabagel on Mar 1, 2007 - 94 comments

Banner Ads

How long has MeFi been serving banner ads at the bottom of closed threads to logged-in users?
posted by Kwantsar on Jan 31, 2007 - 14 comments

I see ads

Signed in. Yet, I see an at&t ad on the blue and green. Is this kosher?
posted by jne1813 on Jan 26, 2007 - 9 comments

Stavros...? Is that you?

Stavros...? Is that you?
posted by ODiV on Dec 24, 2006 - 24 comments

Vox ads even on login?

Vox ads, even for members? I use the plain text theme and I see these ads on the front page of Mefi and AskMe.

I know this has come up before but I don't want to see any ads. That was one of my reasons for slapping my £2.69 on the barrelhead. As far as I can tell opinion seems to be fairly evenly split between members who don't want to see ads at all and those who don't mind. Therefore, please make a preference so that those who wish to see ads can see them (or vice versa, I don't give a monkey's).
posted by bouncebounce on Oct 12, 2006 - 29 comments

Page loads but gets stuck sucking the dynamic.fmpub.net adserver link

This is happening again. Page loads but gets stuck sucking the dynamic.fmpub.net adserver link. + the spellcheck is stuffed (mi)
posted by strawberryviagra on Sep 19, 2006 - 18 comments

$5 ad space

projects: It'd suck if the place turned into a $5 ad space.
posted by sergeant sandwich on Sep 8, 2006 - 43 comments

I see ads on Metafilter

So, Um, I'm logged in and I'm getting upper right graphical ads on MeFi and AxMe. Is that on purpose? Because, y'know, I thought the purpose of being logged in all the time and having an account was to not have to see ads, and I didn't see an announcement that they'd be starting. Then again, if it's necessary to pay for bandwidth, OK, but I'd prefer a donation drive.
posted by SpecialK on Sep 5, 2006 - 29 comments

can't see the ads unless I log out

I just bought Google ads on MetaFilter for one of the projects I've posted here (still valiantly trying to get the word out)...but I can't see the ads unless I log out. Is there a way for me to choose to see the ads when logged in? FWIW, I'd imagine that some of the MeFi supporters would be happy to see them as another way to support the site (I would, and do this on another site which I am a paying member).
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 23, 2006 - 57 comments

Visibility of ads

I may be missing something obvious (checked previous metatalk queries) but this post has an advert in it shown in Firefox but not in IE. The advert is for www.ecological.co.uk. Is there a reason for it? I don't remember an adverts on/off feature.
posted by movilla on Jun 28, 2006 - 5 comments

Why does AskMe loading depend on dynamic.fmpub.net?

dynamic.fmpub.net: It's come up before, and I know I can block it in my hosts file, but why does loading/rendering the entirety of Ask.Metafilter depend on contacting this site? When it is slow to respond, the entire site seems to hang, which should be avoided.
posted by knave on Jun 4, 2006 - 7 comments

Sneaky viral ads

OK gang, how many times are we gonna let MetaFilter be made a tool for marketing Hollywood product?
posted by NortonDC on May 21, 2006 - 57 comments

Ads on user profiles

Has anyone ever been propositioned to put ads on their Mefi profile page? I was shocked. Well, not really. (mi)
posted by mrgrimm on Feb 9, 2006 - 3 comments

Take a survey

If you want to help me and the site out, take a short survey to help match the site up with future advertisers. I'll publish a summary of results after it's done.
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2006 - 101 comments

mysterious tag copy

Why do posts without tags appear with the mysterious copy "Tags: Wanna reach people who know their way around the Web? Contact FM." in place of a blank "Tags:" field in the newish Yahoo search results? (posted under bugs out of a better place to file it)
posted by mwhybark on Dec 25, 2005 - 7 comments

Haven't been paying rent but still want the house clean

The front page was festooned with a big ugly flashing ad today. I thought members didn't see ads. Bug or feature?
posted by clicktosubmit on Dec 6, 2005 - 27 comments

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