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Elizabeth (Alaska) How soon will this soft porn book ad be off my home page?


message 2: by Sheila (new)

Sheila  | 575 comments It seems like if you click on the banner ad once, it will then go away. At least it worked for me.


Elizabeth (Alaska) I will never ever click on a banner ad. Never. Repeat never. I never ever click on any ads. But the ad went away, thankfully.


♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme (lacrimsonfemme) | 470 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "How soon will this soft porn book ad be off my home page?"

What book is it? I never have ads show up.


Elizabeth (Alaska) ♆ BookAddict wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "How soon will this soft porn book ad be off my home page?"

What book is it? I never have ads show up."


Some yellow blue red trilogy.


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Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 453 comments ♆ BookAddict wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "How soon will this soft porn book ad be off my home page?"

What book is it? I never have ads show up."


If I had the same one as Elizabeth it's called like Days of Red or 36 Days of Red or something like that.

It came with the blurb "not your momma's 50 shades". That part made me shudder and pray it went away quickly lol.


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Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 453 comments Found it Eighty Days Red


message 8: by Will (new)

Will IV (DrQuadrilateral) | 186 comments Adblock. USE IT!


message 9: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Nov 07, 2012 03:11PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) Stefani wrote: "Found it Eighty Days Red"

And the reason you wanted to add to the annoyance is?

(Please note, the copy feature with books links bug still isn't fixed.)


♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme (lacrimsonfemme) | 470 comments Stefani wrote: "Found it Eighty Days Red"

O_o Thanks. Cover does nothing for me. I can see why some consider it soft porn. It's kind of strange though. I'm trying to figure out what the picture is of. It looks like legs but then there is other stuff. Oh well. Whatever. I don't have it on my page so I'm fortunate.


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Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 453 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Stefani wrote: "Found it Eighty Days Red"

And the reason you wanted to add to the annoyance is?

(Please note, the copy feature with books links bug still isn't fixed.)"


The question was asked what it was, so I located it. Surely a link is less annoying than the ad :)


Elizabeth (Alaska) Stefani wrote: "The question was asked what it was, so I located it. Surely a link is less annoying than the ad :) "

Yes, less annoying, but only minimally. ;-)


message 13: by Petra X (new)

Petra X (PetraX) | 5937 comments 80 Days Red, 50 Shades of Grey. I wonder what colour will be the next one to be sexed-up for a book title?


message 14: by Sheila (last edited Nov 07, 2012 03:28PM) (new)

Sheila  | 575 comments 2 Years of the Ugly Green Button? (we could write it ourselves! And of course we would all "Want to Read" it. LOL!)


message 15: by willaful (new)

willaful | 826 comments Sheila wrote: "2 Years of the Ugly Green Button? (we could write it ourselves! And of course we would all "Want to Read" it. LOL!)"

*snort*


message 16: by Stefani (new)

Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 453 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Stefani wrote: "The question was asked what it was, so I located it. Surely a link is less annoying than the ad :) "

Yes, less annoying, but only minimally. ;-)"


LOL, agreed!


message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 07, 2012 03:49PM) (new)

...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scroll so far.... And that green! It distracted me, like the light at the end of the dock that haunted Jay Gatsby so. I redoubled my efforts. Nothing. Now I could only think about the inconsistent capitalization. Curse my undergraduate education!

GR looked on with amusement. Oh, 50 Shelves. Will I ever see G through Z again?



message 18: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 20 comments Thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to my TBR!


message 19: by ~Thena~ (new)

~Thena~ (athena-nadine) | 166 comments Osho wrote: "...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scro..."

LMAO!


message 20: by Sheila (new)

Sheila  | 575 comments Osho wrote: "...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scro..."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


message 21: by Witchie (new)

Witchie (Bitchie) | 605 comments Sassafrass wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to my TBR!"

LOL same here!

Porn? Seriously?

But yes, Ad block is a wonderful thing.


message 22: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 999 comments Sheila wrote: "It seems like if you click on the banner ad once, it will then go away. At least it worked for me."

Bad idea. If you click on a banner then a little box gets ticked in a database far far away which says Sheila was interested in this. So you will get more of the same. Don't click on banners UNLESS you ARE interested.

I am a member of the Elizabeth (Alaska) club. Don't click. Period.


message 23: by Sheila (new)

Sheila  | 575 comments Banjomike wrote: Bad idea. If you click on a banner then a little box gets ticked in a database far far ways which says Sheila was interested in this ..."

Or you can click ads for things you are NOT interested in to keep an accurate database from being developed for you. Same goes with giving inaccurate info on forms. You would be amazed at the mail that my dog that died 5 years ago still gets. He even got a phone call on our landline asking to speak to him a few weeks ago (which made me honestly laugh out loud before I hung up on them). :o)


Elizabeth (Alaska) Gee, your dog gets mail? We get very little junk mail and rarely any telemarketers (and I don't have that don't call thingy either). I don't click ads because, in the early days of the 'net, that was a really easy place to pick up a virus. Might not be that way anymore, although I note someone in this group picked up some kind of marketing extension just the other day. In any case, I developed the habit early.


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (IBookieNookie) | 751 comments Sassafrass wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to my TBR!"

I read Eighty Days Yellow (Eighty Days, #1) by Vina Jackson and really enjoyed it...I have book 2, but haven't gotten to it yet. Good stuff, but not porn ;-) I have a lot more on my shelf that would classify as porn :-D


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Witchie (Bitchie) | 605 comments I ♥ Bookie Nookie wrote: "Sassafrass wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation. I've added it to my TBR!"

I read Eighty Days Yellow (Eighty Days, #1) by Vina Jackson and really enjoyed it...I have book 2, but haven't gotten to it yet. Go..."


I haven't read it yet, but I agree, I've read other books that seem much closer to porn. :)


Elizabeth (Alaska) If you can read, the topic is soft porn. If you regularly read erotica, and I assume you do, well, you probably have a different view than many.


message 28: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 999 comments Sheila wrote: "Or you can click ads for things you are NOT interested in to keep an accurate database from being developed for you. Same goes with giving inaccurate info on forms. You would be amazed at the mail that my dog that died 5 years ago still gets. He even got a phone call on our landline asking to speak to him a few weeks ago (which made me honestly laugh out loud before I hung up on them). :o) "

I never mentioned "an accurate database". Whatever you click will be marked as what you are interested in whether it is books, hiking boots, dog food, air fresheners, whatever. You will get more of that. The best way to treat spam is to ignore it. Block it if you can but otherwise forget it. Don't click on "unsubscribe me" links because they just tell the spammers that the email address is being read by a real person.

You can never be too paranoid on the Internet


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willaful | 826 comments Osho wrote: "...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scro..."

Awesome! Let's call it Fifty Shelves of Frustration.


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (IBookieNookie) | 751 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "If you can read, the topic is soft porn. If you regularly read erotica, and I assume you do, well, you probably have a different view than many."

YEP! Saw it :-) YEP! Read it...regularly :-D LOVE IT!


message 31: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Nov 07, 2012 06:21PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) | 9 comments Osho wrote: "...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scro..."

Hey, you left out the inner goddess stuff.

And I agree on "don't click" even though deprives host site of some income. Clicking encourages, so does any communication including "unsubscribe" or "remove me from your database" links—let's them know they reached a real person or that the particular type of ad got noticed. Some load malware but more recently are trickier phishing schemes.

At least it was a book. I was getting a belly shrinking some diet thing ad.


message 32: by Petra X (new)

Petra X (PetraX) | 5937 comments Osho wrote: "...I caressed the UGB again.... Nothing happened. I bit my lower lip in frustration. "Come on, come on," I muttered aloud. I was stuck at F... down there.... I Wanted to Read, but I could only scro..."

Sheila wrote: "2 Years of the Ugly Green Button? (we could write it ourselves! And of course we would all "Want to Read" it. LOL!)"

This looks like it might be going the way of free lizards, chocolates and no cash alternative.


message 33: by Sheila (new)

Sheila  | 575 comments Petra X wrote: "This looks like it might be going the way of free lizards, chocolates and no cash alternative. "

When the PTB stay away, the Natives will play. :o)


message 34: by Will (new)

Will IV (DrQuadrilateral) | 186 comments I thought everyone used Adblock by now.


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Let's call it Fifty Shelves of Frustration.

I was working on "Fifty Shelves of GR" or "Fifty Shelves of anGRY" myself.

Hey, you left out the inner goddess stuff.

I plead a combination of limited time and active dissociative suppression of the inner goddess.


message 36: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 20 comments I ♥ Bookie Nookie wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "If you can read, the topic is soft porn. If you regularly read erotica, and I assume you do, well, you probably have a different view than many."

YEP! Saw it :-) YEP! ..."


Ooh bookie if you liked it, I'm definitely gonna read it. I was just going off of Elizabeth(Alaska)'s recommendation but yours has put it over the top.


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Will wrote: "I thought everyone used Adblock by now."

I have turned my adblocker off as I wanted to see the soft porn ad too. But I didn´t get the ad on my page. So not funny :(


message 38: by Anke (new)

Anke | 400 comments I'm using this adblock thing as well, so I had to go to my ipad to even understand the question to begin with:) Soft porn - LOL!


message 39: by Moderators of NBRC (last edited Nov 08, 2012 05:38AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 5 comments How do you get adblock? Where is it located?


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges wrote: "How do you get adblock? Where is it located?"

Here


message 41: by Petra X (new)

Petra X (PetraX) | 5937 comments I gave up Adblock Plus (the Chrome extension) because after its latest update it decided to allow 'good' ads, mostly Google ones, which you could manually disallow. Also every time you reopened your browser it popped up an Adblock Plus home page plus it reset your preferences to allow 'good' ads again.

So I went to Adblock. Which apart from the first hour or two begging you for $30 minimum (gives up after two or three reminders) just does what it is supposed to. I use the Adblock extension for Chrome. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/de...


message 42: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Nov 08, 2012 09:29AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) | 9 comments I actually would like to know, other than mousing over, when clicking an ad takes you to the goodreads product page for book and when it takes you off site. Not that big a deal; if interested in book advertised I can just search for on goodreads. But could be a click-thru income source without third party deserved paranoia if goodreads wanted to put a little "view book's goodreads page" link under ads and charge a lower click rate.

Despite a general no-click policy, I will click a view to support our sponsor polite little link that does not take me off site or tie up my whole screen and hog bandwidth until I do take time to click.

Wouldn't bother me to see a "featured" book labeled as such show up in book recommendations, on book product page over in the right column with the similar books customers have liked; would bother me if the paid/promoted/featured books overwhelmed the unsponsored data-generated books. Just another smaller source of income without third party sites, ads taking up so much space.

I know, just adblock and go on without making it so complicated. Generally the ads haven't been annoying; that was when were mostly books and seldom adult natured. Getting in top banner and the square ad both, really does blare out the things even to people casually passing by if not adblocked. I confess I rather just ignored the old square ad over in right column and no doubt will get to where I ignore banner ad except that it throws more of the page below the fold so can make me scroll more.


message 43: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 1928 comments Deborah (Debbie Rice) wrote: "I actually would like to know, other than mousing over, when clicking an ad takes you to the goodreads product page for book and when it takes you off site. Not that big a deal; if interested in b..."

I've seen some ads which explicitly say "click to see Goodreads reviews" and I am definitely more likely to click on those!


message 44: by Stefani (new)

Stefani (steffiebaby140) | 453 comments Cait wrote: "Deborah (Debbie Rice) wrote: "I actually would like to know, other than mousing over, when clicking an ad takes you to the goodreads product page for book and when it takes you off site. Not that ..."

Agreed. I have seen a few that say "click to add to your TBR shelf" or something, and I will click on those because I know where it's taking me. But anything else, I'm just overlooking and definitely not clicking.


message 45: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Davie (kathydavie) Yeah, I pretty much don't even notice any of the ads. I'm too busy navigating to what I'm interested in!


message 46: by Petra X (new)

Petra X (PetraX) | 5937 comments Stefani wrote: "I have seen a few that say "click to add to your TBR shelf"..."

The acronymn now should be WTR as dictated by the UGB!


message 47: by Annie (last edited Nov 08, 2012 06:06PM) (new)

Annie  (AnniePerkyMonkey-Buns) | 12 comments Goodreads is a free to use site. This means that they need ads to bring in money. It is a necessary evil to social networking sites. So really you have three options. Install an extension to block ads, delete your account and go away or ignore it.


Elizabeth (Alaska) Petra X wrote: "Stefani wrote: "I have seen a few that say "click to add to your TBR shelf"..."

The acronymn now should be WTR as dictated by the UGB!"


Mine is IMP - In My Possession


message 49: by Petra X (new)

Petra X (PetraX) | 5937 comments Annie wrote: "Goodreads is a free to use site. This means that they need ads to bring in money. It is a necessary evil to social networking sites. So really you have three options. Install an extension to block ..."

No it's not free. We are giving them our data to sell so that the advertising can be targetted, just because money isn't involved from our end, doesn't mean it's free. Also many of us are librarians and have put in many, many (enjoyable) hours that have added to the site in many ways.


message 50: by Annie (new)

Annie  (AnniePerkyMonkey-Buns) | 12 comments Petra X wrote: "No it's not free. We are giving them our data to sell so that the advertising can be targetted, just because money isn't involved from our end, doesn't mean it's free. Also many of us are librarians and have put in many, many (enjoyable) hours that have added to the site in many ways."

It is "free to use". You can debate data mining all you like, but that does not change the definition of "free to use". Almost all sites collect your information or install cookies, that is the nature of the internet. Your hours as a librarian, you do because you want to, not because they make you...so again... the site is "free to use".


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