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  1. #1
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    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA

    Random question for Everyone!

    It mystifies me why so many ads and spam messages pop up. Would you, personally ever click on a spam or an add that promises "X tips to ..." whether it be burn body fat, fight whatever evils, etc? Who clicks on them? Someone must, don't you think? I see ads in Facebook now (I know they are trying to make money ...) but who is gonna lick on a photo of a spotty banana posted by some one or something they do not know????
    I've Been Frosted

  2. #2
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    Mar 2006
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Well, I certainly wouldn't, and I don't think anyone I know would.


    As ..someone (Mark Twain?) once said, "Nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American public." (I'm sure this applies for other nationalities, too.)
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

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  3. #3
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    Oct 2005
    Central NY
    Sometimes I have clicked on them by accident, but never would I do it on purpose. I bet you a bunch of teens wanting to loose weight click on those types of things. I don't know many others who would.

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    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa
    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    Well, I certainly wouldn't, and I don't think anyone I know would.


    As ..someone (Mark Twain?) once said, "Nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American public." (I'm sure this applies for other nationalities, too.)

    Very apropos phesina.
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    Nov 2006
    Not me! On Facebook it even names your friends who have liked this or that. I don't even believe that! Unless I actually speak to that person directly and get confirmation from them, I'd never click on anything like that.
    My brother works in IT tech and he has taught me not to click on things like that. Even here at work, I'm scared to do updates sometimes. I always double check with the IT person first.

    But yes, there MUST be people that do click them. Otherwise what would be the point of putting them there?
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    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    This looks like a junky website, but I installed it and NO problems - and a ton of free space on Facebook!
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    Aug 2009
    Northern cyberspace
    I don't open anything unless it's something or someone I know personally.

    I've been frosted--- thank you Cassie'smom

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    Jun 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    Nope! I hate ads though, they drive me nuts.
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    Oct 2008
    Ellicott City MD
    I am very suspicious of emails, FB postings, ads, etc. that promise those things or just look like junk. I don't touch any of them.

    ​GO RAVENS!!

  10. #10
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    Jul 2000
    New Jersey
    LOL Karen, the spotted banana thing made me laugh and yes I have seen it. No, I never click on those ads, I think they are ridiculous and not facts. I wish there was a way to stop them altogether.

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    Not in this world - unless inadvertently - and then click out ASAP LOL.

  12. #12
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    Nov 2002
    Westchester Cty, NY
    The weirder thing is the cookies that follow you around; suggesting that you click on a vendor of a product or service you were legitimately evaluating (Keurig,, etc.)
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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  13. #13
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    Sep 2005
    St. Louis, Missouri
    I don't EVER click those kinds of ads... but obviously there are people that do, otherwise... why would they have them?

    In fact I downloaded an adblocker for my browser so I can live in blissful ignorance.


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    Jul 2005
    Everett Wa. USA
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    what i dont like

    I goto a news paper site and start to read a story about something then the screen flashes and up pops a add covering up the story so I cant read it so I close and reopen the browser and find the story again and the ad reappears so I never get to read the story cause its covered up by a popup. and the browser is supposed to have a popup filter but it fails a lot of the times.. the only way to get rid of popup is either click it or forget it. and then sometime the whole screen will slide off the screen when I try to read the headline and it slide all over the place over and over and over.. like cnn is bad at slider adds. and when you readjust to the story again it slides more or a popup. if I want a ad they should have a add site not cover up what your reading or trying to read ..I don't mind ads on the screen but quit covering up what I am trying to read. .. thank you for reading.. pat n Kerrie 20131126.0431
    i have been frosted by freedom

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    Aug 2001
    I'm w you guys, I don't go near those ads. They just scream 'virus' or 'malware'.
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