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Old 06-27-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Little surprised to see a McCain ad here. Isn't that rather divisive? It was in the location where rally ads usually are, not in a Google ad area.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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Interesting. There are 2 rally ads and then below there are more google ads. (see attachment).

Maybe it was in this lower section?
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Little surprised to see a McCain ad here. Isn't that rather divisive? It was in the location where rally ads usually are, not in a Google ad area.
Adsense must think we fit his age demography or don't and is trying to convince us we should. I have been on to many forums which get destroyed by politics, I must say this group has done well in avoiding that pitfall.
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Little surprised to see a McCain ad here. Isn't that rather divisive? It was in the location where rally ads usually are, not in a Google ad area.
Since when is the Presidential Election on it's face divisive? We'll be seeing lots of ads for both candidates over the next few months... We Air people need to be informed just like the rest of the Country.
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Since when is the Presidential Election on it's face divisive? We'll be seeing lots of ads for both candidates over the next few months... We Air people need to be informed just like the rest of the Country.
We can do that in other venues, hopefully NOT on the Airstream Forums. This forum is all things Airstream. My vote is to can any political ads on the forums - McCain, Obama, even Kinky Freidman...

Hey Mods... politics can be alot more devisive than the Karma button... and look what happened to it!
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even Kinky Freidman...

Hey Mods... politics can be alot more devisive than the Karma button... and look what happened to it!

Wow, I'd forgotten about Kinky. Whotta guy he is!
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Since when is the Presidential Election on it's face divisive?
That's what I was wondering. If I sit here and view an ad how is that divisive? I can't tell who else is viewing the ad or what they may think of the ad while they are viewing it. Now I could be annoyed about the message or content, but that doesn't transfer to any other forum member.

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Since when is the Presidential Election on it's face divisive? We'll be seeing lots of ads for both candidates over the next few months...
Are you kidding? Every presiential race is divisive

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That's what I was wondering...Just asking.
Like this thread maybe - already 8 replies and 121 views in a very short time. I'm thinking the original poster meant divisive from the standpoint of seeing a McCain ad, but not an Obama ad (or Ross Perot err I mean Ron Paul) on the Forums. That could easily be misconstrued as an implicit endorsement of a candidate in a PFZ (polictally free zone) Wow is that a double entendre or what?

I now quote Jaxon and leave you with a potatoe... or is it potato

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I find all the advertising to be divisive, hows that? I sometimes think of just putting strips of paper over the ads and leave the center open, but they are everywhere on this forum now. The advertisement has become inescapable now, sure hope Andy is getting some fat pockets due to it. I personally think it sucks that I have to look at it. Maybe a premium supporting membership could be offered where you pay an extra premium and all the advertisement would be removed. That way Andy could make some cash up front and save us all the eye pollution. I personally make a point of NOT patronizing the advertisers on this forum as a balance to some that might.

I think the original objection was that it was Mc Cain and not Obama being advertised. But you see, advertising is not something you chose to look at, it is something, someone has decided to drill into your head. It is usually something you have no interest in and that is why they are forcing it upon you. They are trying convince you you need it or you want it or in some cases (the last election) that your life is in danger without it.

I think a good course to take with this is to stop talking about politics and start talking about something everyone can agree upon, "Religion"
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I'm waiting for someone to photoshop a candidate's head onto the bikerplanet ad.


The careful observer will note that I did not mention which candidate.

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There's an election, for what?


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cure to divisiveness?

From some there's AdBlock Plus or Safari AdBlock, or even Caminio AdBlock analog; for everyone else there's AdBlock.org.

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