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So anyone know why there is an ad for someone we are trying to beat on Daily Kos. The day before the election??


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  •  Ads are targeted.. (3+ / 0-)
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    mattc129, Yemtex, rosarugosa

    ..based on cookies in your computer. They are not the same on everyone's computer. Delete your cookies and you probably won't get them anymore...

    "Good to be here, good to be anywhere." --Keith Richards

    by bradreiman on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:02:17 PM PST

  •  Now that she loves Obama... (2+ / 0-)
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    George3, justalittlebitcrazy

    ...she must love KOS too.  

  •  Third-party distributors (5+ / 0-)
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    George3, mattc129, gnbhull, CwV, Footbag

    place ads on websites. And very rarely do websites screen which ads show up on their pages. It would be a logistical nightmare. AKAIF it's usually based on a combination of keywords, your location, and the cookies on your computer.

    Your best bet would be to click on Linda's ads from DK so that she's forced to pay the DK team some cash!

  •  'Cuz Linda likes her some Democrats. (2+ / 0-)
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    George3, justalittlebitcrazy

    A rather recent, (and likely transient), fetish.

  •  I believe kos has previously stated (5+ / 0-)

    that he will accept any ads on his site that would be accepted anywhere else.

    I believe his reasoning is that if the other side wants to waste their money targeting visitors to the most Democratic site on the web, then he is willing to take that money to advance the causes that this site advocates.

    pragmatic? yes.

    OK. And now we begin the part of the show where we pull out individual words and phrases of the commenter to try to determine the "real" meaning of the comment.... let the games begin.

    by hillbrook green on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:09:17 PM PST

  •  I'd prefer that over the ads I'm getting. (3+ / 0-)

    Why are there ads for midget amputee lesbian water play on kos?

    (Dear diarist, google ads work by tracking your history and try to target the ads based on that. And no, I don't actually have the above mentioned ad on my screen.)

    Get an ad blocker for your browser and it will eliminate a lot of angst.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:13:48 PM PST

  •  okay, kos (4+ / 0-)

    it's time to implement a new acknowledgement screen before people can post comments.  explain the whole "just click to waste their money, but otherwise ignore them" thing and make them say they understand you have no control over it.

    Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

    by Cedwyn on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:15:15 PM PST

  •  Ads? What ads? (5+ / 0-)

    DK subscription.

    "So, am I right or what?"

    by itzik shpitzik on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:18:07 PM PST

  •  Apparently they like to waste their campaign money (0+ / 0-)

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:19:13 PM PST

  •  Just because. (0+ / 0-)

    As Kos stated once, he doesn't want to start deciding which ads are acceptable and which are not so he takes them all.

    I only see the teal & orange colored Obama ads. Such a 'shame' I don't get to see the McMahon ads.

  •  I love it!Love the right wing ads on MSNBC as well (0+ / 0-)

    Let them waste their money where they are not going to convince anyone of anything.

  •  FAQ is down til after the election: (4+ / 0-)



    On the right side of the page, there is a column of advertisements. The cost of maintaining a large internet site such as dkos is signficant; the great majority of this cost is covered by the sale of advertisements. Advertisements can be turned off by purchasing a subscription; subscribing currently costs $4/month, $40/year, or $100 for a lifetime subscription.
    Advertising policy

    The site's ad policy is mapped out by kos himself in the following piece:

       Advertising guidelines

        by kos

       Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 12:14:48 PM EDT

        There was some pre-election controversy over my running a Chevron ad. (It may still be running, for all I know.) I avoided talking about it then to prevent an ill-timed pie war. But given the increased interest in advertising on the site by interests that may sometimes not be aligned with the goals of the site, I had to figure out an official ad policy. And I found it over at The Nation

           Although the relationship of the First Amendment to commercial advertising is complex, we start with strong presumption against banning advertisers because we disapprove of, or even abhor, their political or social views. But we reserve (and exercise) the right to attack them in our editorial columns. The Nation does not consider itself bound by standards that must be applied to just any public forum. Our pages are primarily given over to articles that are consistent with the views of the editors. While we also publish articles and letters from readers that diverge from, or even diametrically contradict, the views of the editors, this is not out of a sense that our pages should be open to all or because we believe we are obliged to achieve balance. Whatever we publish appears in the magazine because in our judgment the views expressed deserve to be called to the attention of our readers by us. We are a magazine of limited circulation that enjoys no monopoly on the attention of our readers. They obtain other views in other places, and, through that process, determine for themselves what views to accept or reject. Advertising is different. We accept it not to further the views of The Nation but to help pay the costs of publishing. We start, therefore, with the presumption that we will accept advertising even if the views expressed are repugnant to those of the editors. The only limits are those that grow out of our interest in assuring that the advertising does not impede our use of the editorial columns of The Nation to say what we want [...] In imposing such limits, we will refrain from making judgments based on our opinions of the particular views expressed in an advertisement. If the purpose of the advertisement is to sell a product or service rather than to express a view, we will allow ourselves greater rein in making judgments about suitability. This reflects our view that commerce is less sacrosanct than political speech [...] Clearly, the whole question is a matter of drawing fine lines and making nice distinctions. Ethics and practicality are interwoven throughout the substance of the issue of how to enable journals of opinion to survive and expand their reach. We do not pretend that troublesome problems are absent from this question.
       Running an ad doesn't imply endorsement. But, if I start rejecting ads, THEN every ad that DOES run has an implied endorsement.

        And you guys aren't idiots. The advertising purity trolls seem to think that site readers are moron automatons easily manipulated by advertising. I have a higher opinion of you guys. I actually think you're quite intelligent and capable of independent evaluation of the advertising you consume here and elsewhere.

        Finally, I'm not afraid of money, and I'm putting it to good use -- the abandonment of Scoop and a massive ground-up redevelopment of Daily Kos to be the ultimate blogging platform in the world, and the establishment of a corps of "fellows" to do great activism.

        More details on those projects will emerge in December, but bottom line is that I won't cry if Chevron or anyone else wants to help fund the rise of a professional netroots activist class.
        The Nation's guidelines are fair all around and so I'm stealing them for myself.


    Don't Roofrack Me, Bro


    by aoeu on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:24:56 PM PST

  •  The way it works... (4+ / 0-)
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    Jay C, RickBoston, gnbhull, CwV

    Linda McMahon spends her money on DailyKos ads because her staff is dumb.

    Markos gets the money.

    Markos puts the money in the bank.

    Markos laughs at Linda McMahon.

    We see the ads.

    We all go vote Democrat anyway.

    We all laugh at Linda McMahon.

  •  We need the dues. (0+ / 0-)

    And if you can't name the movie from which this quote is taken, I weep for this nation.

  •  Boy, I was just thinking how long it had been (0+ / 0-)

    since I last saw a diary outraged about ads.

    Speaking of which, how come Hormel never sends me unsolicited emails about Spam?

    Revenge is a dish best served on White House china.

    by RickBoston on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:52:38 PM PST

  •  thanks guys! (1+ / 0-)
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    Now i understand.

    Best thing is that when i click on the ad my protection software goes nuts telling me how SUSPICIOUS the website is! lolz.

  •  Another interesting thing is that if you click on (0+ / 0-)

    an ad, then you get more of that kind of ad. I clicked on some Romney/Ryan ads and got more of them. I mostly get Tommy Thompson ads.

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