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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2007, 02:24:14 am »
Judging by most of the ads I'm seeing today "The pool is closed."

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2007, 04:48:01 am »
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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2007, 08:48:39 am »
Judging by most of the ads I'm seeing today "The pool is closed."
I am getting the ad about the "Last Futurama Marathon".
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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2007, 09:20:11 am »
I'm constantly getting that one as well.

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2007, 10:50:57 am »
Judging by most of the ads I'm seeing today "The pool is closed."

I was just about to complain about that. Habbo Hotel is reserved for Pedophiles, 4 Chan and illiterate 11-year-olds. I imagine they get on.
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« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2007, 09:49:30 pm »
Yeah but my point also was the proportion of the races of the "Habbos" I'm not sure what the actual ratio of different colours of people are for Habbo users but I sware it seemed at most only 20% in the ad were Caucasian.  Maybe my mind was just playing tricks.

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2007, 01:49:37 am »
Only 25% of people in any ad these days are Caucasian. Maybe 33% if you're lucky and the ad only has three people. It's just political correctness.

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2008, 11:39:59 am »
White is so passÚ.
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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2008, 01:26:05 pm »
Only 25% of people in any ad these days are Caucasian. Maybe 33% if you're lucky and the ad only has three people. It's just political correctness.

I've been meaning to actually tally all the different ethnicities (or races, or whatever you feel comfortable calling the broad sets that distinguish between themselves via skin color) present in advertisements to see which races are over/underrepresented, If I had to guess, I'd say that blacks are overrepresented, Asians and Mexicans (and other Latin peoples) underrepresented slightly, and I'd have to guess that whites are actually fairly spot on. Then again, I still have to do it.

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2008, 04:45:50 am »
I just saw one with a typo on it, offering me Pacman on my Mobiel.

If only I had a Mobiel on which to play Pacman; maybe I would buy things from that company!
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« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2008, 05:00:04 am »
I just saw one with a typo on it, offering me Pacman on my Mobiel.

If only I had a Mobiel on which to play Pacman; maybe I would buy things from that company!
'Mobiel' is informal Dutch for 'cellphone', maybe the ads got confused about where you live?

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2008, 07:19:43 am »
Human skeleton, SpineMED table, Human anatomy models UK, Human Skeleton Bones.

Is anyone else getting tons of spine and skeleton based ads?


I think you're the only one, Sam. They must be onto you, flee while you still can!

If I get an ad to do with spines or skeletons next to me you'll be the first to know (hopefully).

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2008, 01:44:14 pm »


Does anyone else see this ad? It seems to always be on my page and I'm not sure why.

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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2008, 03:21:22 pm »
That seems to be the most common one I see on the index page, not exactly sure why.
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Re: The "ads"
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2008, 04:01:44 pm »
They are probably going on the assumption that since we are gamers the only 'love' we will understand is pixelated and virtual.