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Up In One
Leading Actor
joined:5/27/04
Ads on Broadway World
Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:11pm
Are we all seeing the same ads for the same shows here on BW or are these ads tailored to our internet behavior? I only ask because I keep seeing ads for shows I've already googled or purchased tickets for as if that activity translated into the ads I see. Those ads are lost on me because I have already seen the shows and new opportunities are missed because I have to look at ads for shows I've already seen. Just wonderin'
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The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:37pm
All I know is that the pop up ads here have gotten ridiculous and if anything, they make me NOT want to see the show.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:43pm
I'm assuming they are smart ads and are based on your previous search history.

I really hate those smart ads because you don't always want ads based on history. The other day I Googled how to fix a running toilet and now I get all these ads about plumbing fixtures.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:44pm
I erase my history everyday so ROCKY is in my face ALL the time.

BTW - yes they are annoying but I realize that is how BWW generates $ so not really something I think I can complain about.
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Updated On: 5/13/14 at 04:44 PM
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Ads on Broadway World
Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:52pm
Complaining about BWW ads is like taking food out of Rob's mouth.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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pinoyidol2006
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/11
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 06:38pm
I do wish they cycled them more. If I hear "Left my troubles all beeeeehiiiind meee" one more effing time...
I like your imperturbable perspicacity.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 06:52pm
As annoying as they can be, they pay the bills.

Grin and bear it.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 06:56pm
It amazes me how many people still don't have an ad-blocker. If you don't have enough sense to join the rest of us in 2014 you deserve to be annoyed.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
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Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 06:58pm
I hate how every time I watch a YouTube video they play the same BRIDGES ad before it.
I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
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Up In One
Leading Actor
joined:5/27/04
Ads on Broadway World
Posted: 5/13/14 at 07:03pm
This ad blocker you speak of, by what name does it go by? And what would appear in the side columns on BW? Blank squares and rectangles of color?
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Ads on Broadway World
Posted: 5/13/14 at 07:03pm
What I hate about Hulu is they will play the same ad twice in a row. Although I did find a funny way to freak it out. If I open a second internet window and start surfing during the commercial, it doesn't quite know what to do and gives me an error message. I can then skip past the rest of the commercials.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
trpguyy
Broadway Star
joined:2/25/05
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Up In One
Leading Actor
joined:5/27/04
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Posted: 5/14/14 at 09:56am
Good fortune witch hunters, we have one amongst us practicing the dark science of internet sourcery - while I thank him and find his link tickling - wickedness must be punished.
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HogansHero
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/12
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Posted: 5/14/14 at 10:45am
upinone-try adblockplus and also add ghostery. great combo for proactive internet control.
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Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
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Posted: 5/14/14 at 01:05pm
I don't mind the ads on the side and top. I do hate the ones that pop-up since technically, they're not covered by pop-up blockers as they do not open in a new window. I would link to "broadwayworld.com/board" and I can access the board with no problems. However, because of the pop-ups, the link automatically changes to "broadwayworld.com/board#" which causes the screen to scroll to the bottom of the page while the ad comes up. Once it opens at the bottom of the page, it won't let you scroll back up so I have to remove the "#" again.
It's very inconvenient and annoying.
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
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Posted: 5/14/14 at 01:07pm
Adsa are one thing. Ads that make noise or highjack your screen are another. I've never felt a twinge of guilt about using an ad-blocker on sites with ads like that.

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