I have a question about ads on the site

  1. 0 Beginning last evening political ads began appearing on the site. Are such ads allowed? I am wondering about them. They are specific to my state, Florida.

    GrannyRN65
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    About grannyrn65

    Joined Sep '10; Posts: 108; Likes: 127.

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  4. Visit  noctanol profile page
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    I dont mean to sound mean or harsh, but if they are appearing then someone obviously put them there. Also since they are ads, they are generating revenue which i think is why they are posted here
  5. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Hm. How do they know I live in California? If they take ads from both sides I don't see anything wrong with it. Allnurses doesn't endorse candidates so it isn't really different from other advertisers.
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    Quote from noctanol
    I dont mean to sound mean or harsh, but if they are appearing then someone obviously put them there. Also since they are ads, they are generating revenue which i think is why they are posted here
    I was just wondering. I thought this would be th one place I could come to without seeing political ads. Don't get me wrong, I believe in the right that anyone running for office can put upads. I just am being deluged my them. They are on my TV,my radio, on the streets, in my newspaper. And they are all so negative. I do plan to vote Teusday.

    GrannyRN65
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  7. Visit  grannyrn65 profile page
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    I think they have secretly planted a bug, that some how lets the ad people know whee we live.

    GrannyRN65
    looking around for the bug :>)
  8. Visit  GHGoonette profile page
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    I think the culprit is Google; I frequently see ads aimed specifically at the South African medical community, and I don't think AN is responsible for putting them there...
  9. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from grannyrn65
    I was just wondering. I thought this would be th one place I could come to without seeing political ads. Don't get me wrong, I believe in the right that anyone running for office can put upads. I just am being deluged my them. They are on my TV,my radio, on the streets, in my newspaper. And they are all so negative. I do plan to vote Teusday.

    GrannyRN65
    I have all that, plus "robo-calls" and ginormous tree-wasting, landfill-filling cardboard direct mail from candidates who strut about their "green" credentials and their Prius-driving wonderfulness.

    The negative ads are annoying beyond words. How they make their opponent look like something the cat dragged in with sickly colors and frowny faces and their rude commands to "tell Congress to stop this and start that" etc. I feel like saying "what's the magic woooord?" 'cause I guess their mama didn't teach them how to say please and thank you.
  10. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Yes, its Google to blame - they are the ones that roll over and choose the ads.
  11. Visit  coast2coast profile page
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    Personally, I find the "$$$$ Become a Nurse in 5 Minutes! All Online $$$$$$ !!!!" ads much more offensive.
    sharpeimom, nursel56, caliotter3, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  SlightlyMental_RN profile page
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    Yeah, all of the ads on allnurses for political candidates are So-and-So candidate is Evil Incarnate! He will drink the blood of your family dog! ...just so sick of the crazy negativity.
    nursel56 likes this.
  13. Visit  SonorityGenius profile page
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    Chill out people lol. Allnurses is a free, massive forum site requiring immense server resources.. to be free, it needs advertisers; one way is the Google Ads program which automatically "caters" to your specific IP address and delivers an ad.. and gives allnurses.com a cut per click/view.. and guess what, allnurses may never even know which ads are on here!
    NRSKarenRN, Spidey's mom, and rn/writer like this.
  14. Visit  GHGoonette profile page
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    Thank goodness, there's no elections currently running in SA, so I won't have to worry about political ads for a while.

    I ran down a few of the threads, out of curiosity to see what kind of ads would pop up, and this is what I found...

    "How do I handle coworkers wanting to borrow money?" Two ads for loan companies.

    "Offended" Couple of books or courses on teamwork and handling stress.

    "Which school should I choose?" One ad for a tutor, one for study loans and one for a Midrand nursery school...
  15. Visit  SlightlyMental_RN profile page
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    Quote from SonorityGenius
    Chill out people lol. Allnurses is a free, massive forum site requiring immense server resources.. to be free, it needs advertisers; one way is the Google Ads program which automatically "caters" to your specific IP address and delivers an ad.. and gives allnurses.com a cut per click/view.. and guess what, allnurses may never even know which ads are on here!

    I hear you, but....I'm soooooo sick of political ads! It would just be really, really nice to be able to escape them. I live a hotly-contested state/district, and I get between 5-10 robo calls a day, about 4-6 cardboard flyers in the mail, 98% of ads on TV, and billboards all over the freakin' place. AAARrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!


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