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I don't need a wig!

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by flyboy08, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    so why day in and day out I'm continuously seeing ads for African American wigs? Why am I seeing ads at all as a sight supporter?

    I posted this in the contact us, but no one has replied?
     
  2. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

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    "I don't need a wig"

    ...or do you? :D

    (Consider this comic relief until someone with answers shows up)
     
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  3. k4kafka

    k4kafka Barracuda

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    Hey, don’t wig-out, man...:wink:
     
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  4. Mouth Breather

    Mouth Breather Solo Diver

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    I don't need a swimsuit but I'll deal
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  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In today's day and age, many of the ads that you get in the websites you visit are triggered by your computer. Something in your history is causing it. When I looked at some PLB websites before diving in Indonesia, everywhere I went online after that I got ads for PLBs. My wife and I were recently car shopping. Guess what kinds of ads we see now.

    A few years ago, someone got on this forum and complained about the Asian Asian porn ads on ScubaBoard. He was quite embarrassed when this was explained to him.

    So, I don't know what is triggering the wig ads, but perhaps someone got on your computer at some point and did some investigations along those lines.
     
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  6. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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    Are you a site Supporter - nothing shows in your profile to indicate that you are/were. .Not that it's 100% accurate

    Did you recently become one? Or were you one previously but it expired? Was any payment made via the e-mail address we have on file for you - it's how we associate payment with your account.

    That's why you are seeing ads.

    If you have verification of recent payment from PayPal - it's possible we didn't get the confirmation so if you have the transaction number please send that to me or The Chairman.

    As far as wig ads, google is targeting those based on a cookie it's seieing in you browser history and trying to provide related ad content.

    If you just want to block the wig ads but not scuba-related ads - try Ad-Block,
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  7. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Wait... the ad content is just based on your browser history?

    You mean, there aren't really hot, young, Asian women in my area looking to connect with older, balding men?

    awww man...
     
  8. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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    There are at $8.95 a minute. They might even be asian - or young.:rofl3:
     
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  9. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was And I have auto renewal? I see now I'm not red any longer?
     
  10. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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    auto renewal is a PayPal feature not us. We only update what they send,

    If they sent you a notice,please send that to me, If they didn't send you a notice it's in your Paypal transaction history.

    Please forward a copy to me, Actually you can just send the Transaction ID - I can find it that way.
     
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