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# 215207 16-Jun-2017 18:01
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Brought to you by NZherald.co.nz... facepalm, you would think they will filter out ads like these on a story like this.....

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1802321 16-Jun-2017 18:05
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  # 1802325 16-Jun-2017 18:20
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I don't understand.
You'd prefer to see 'sad ads'?
Do you also disagree with TV ads after a sad story on 6pm news?


What about the geekzone ads next to your post about insensitive ads?

And then you go back and refresh the page to check for another insensitive ad.

Are you actively trying to wind yourself up...?
Do you think there is someone sitting there telling it to show you these ads?

Most ads are shown based on your previous internet history.
So, if anyone is to blame - its yourself.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1802329 16-Jun-2017 18:30
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mattrix: And then you obviously go back and refresh the page to check for another insensitive ad.

Are you actively trying to wind yourself up...?
Do you think there is someone sitting there telling it to show you these ads?
If they wanted to do that, I'm sure they would run an advert about fire detectors or fire proof cladding.

Its randomise by a computer and usually based on your internet activity.

Therefore, its actually your fault the ad is showing.

 

It's actually the same ads. I think it's rather unfortunate the ads somewhat "fit" into the story.


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  # 1802331 16-Jun-2017 18:34
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They cant run their site for free. Same with ads here. They could disable ads for certain stories but then who decides what's sensitive enough? Where do you draw the line?

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  # 1802419 16-Jun-2017 20:46
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Some places put a lot of effort into what Ad is seen. IE Not on terrorism storys, user generated content etc etc, more for the sake of the brand than the user mind you. The Herald either isn't, or doesn't care.


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  # 1802423 16-Jun-2017 20:50
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mattrix: You'd prefer to see 'sad ads'? Do you also disagree with TV ads after a sad story on 6pm news?

 

 

I don't think the OP wants to see "sad ads". I just think the OP was expressing amusement at the irony of the messages in the ads appearing on that specific story.

 

I think there's nothing more to it.





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  # 1802425 16-Jun-2017 20:52
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mattrix: They cant run their site for free. Same with ads here. They could disable ads for certain stories but then who decides what's sensitive enough? Where do you draw the line?

 

 

 

Im sorry but what a knee-jerk reaction. There are what's caused content filters on all advertisement agencies as I said in the first post, if there isn't maybe choose not to put an ad on that particular story?

 

"We can't control what ads are displayed" is such a lazy response.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1802430 16-Jun-2017 20:59
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What ads would you like to see then?
Which stories are allowed ads?
Murder OK? What about armed robberies?
You come up with a system for gauging sensitivity and let me know.

Its easy to mock them for it, but coming up with a solution is a bit harder.

And once you've sorted them out, get onto TVNZ.
They run a happy briacoes ad after a 3news story about terrorism.

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  # 1802435 16-Jun-2017 21:09
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So basically based on your logic, unless you are an expert in the field then one is not allowed to have opinions?

Well I'm not in charge of the ads on stuff but if I had to suggest, Google runs a very good content matching system that serves ads that are related to the page content.

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  # 1802443 16-Jun-2017 21:30
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Related ads could be much more insensitive.

'This content is about fire... I have an ad about fire alarms. Show ad'

Maybe one solution is a 'Not appropriate' button on each ad.

I still would like to know what you consider an appropriate ad?

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  # 1802448 16-Jun-2017 21:44
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Could serve also be fire alarm or security related ads I don't know. Depends on how clever the system is really.

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  # 1802454 16-Jun-2017 22:01
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There are ads on the internet?


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  # 1803354 19-Jun-2017 12:14
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A classic I saw recently was a cosmetics company with the logo "Pretty is Easy".





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  # 1803362 19-Jun-2017 12:33
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Ads nowadays are targetted.

 

The OP's "enjoys irony", "kinda weird", and "social misfit" values must be through the roof. laughinglaughinglaughing

 

 

 

 


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  # 1803366 19-Jun-2017 12:48
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Years ago there was a stamp collector that was murdered.... Herald ran article on it, right next to the article was an advert from NZPost selling collectible stamps. 





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