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I know sd needs to make a buck but hosting Vaping company ads????

122 66 November 30, 2019 at 06:18 PM
So I had to do a double take just now because I saw a vaping company ad in the side bar here at sd. I understand the need to make a buck but that's a choice that should not have been made...

I'm not going to rant on this, just wanted to point it out. Not cool. Frown

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So I had to do a double take just now because I saw a vaping company ad in the side bar here at sd. I understand the need to make a buck but that's a choice that should not have been made...

I'm not going to rant on this, just wanted to point it out. Not cool.
Hey dub,
We try our best to avoid any controversial ads, but sometimes they slip through. If you can send us a screenshot or let us know the URL of the page that this ad clicks to, we can block it.
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Hey dub,
We try our best to avoid any controversial ads, but sometimes they slip through. If you can send us a screenshot or let us know the URL of the page that this ad clicks to, we can block it.
If I see it again I will, by the time I thought to take a snap shot it changed.
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Hey dub,
We try our best to avoid any controversial ads, but sometimes they slip through. If you can send us a screenshot or let us know the URL of the page that this ad clicks to, we can block it.
Why would you block that? (polite tone) That's like saying we'll ban pharmaceutical ads because prescription drugs can be harmful. I sometimes use a vape pen for medical marijuana. If ads were banned solely because a person disagreed with the product or site you wouldn't have ads.
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Hey dub,
We try our best to avoid any controversial ads, but sometimes they slip through. If you can send us a screenshot or let us know the URL of the page that this ad clicks to, we can block it.
I just got one for adult toys (with pornographic pictures) and I'm on my work computer. REALLY not cool.
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Why would you block that? (polite tone) That's like saying we'll ban pharmaceutical ads because prescription drugs can be harmful. I sometimes use a vape pen for medical marijuana. If ads were banned solely because a person disagreed with the product or site you wouldn't have ads.
I hear you. People will have different opinions on this. Some people don't want to see certain categories of content or ads, like cigarettes and others. While other folks have a more libertarian view on the subject. I don't think Slickdeals has a position on vaping products specifically, but it generally falls into the smoking products category with advertisers. There are also some major "family-friendly" brands which do not want to be seen next to "controversial" products so sometimes a businesses or websites may block certain categories of content or ads for that reason as well.
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I just got one for adult toys (with pornographic pictures) and I'm on my work computer. REALLY not cool.
Thanks for reporting. We definitely don't allow any of that. We would like to help block this but it's difficult without additional information about the ad or screenshot. I know it would be awkward or unwise to take a screenshot of that when you're at work. In general, this is very rare and I have never seen this on Slickdeals so I hope this was a fluke.
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