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Jul 14, 2011 07:01 AM

Obama ads on Chowhound


What the hell? There are two or three per page sometimes. I'm going to have to say good bye until after the elections. What the hell are these ads doing on a food board? Sheesh.

  1. Obama loves coconut water.

    1. Where are these ads, please? Citations?

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      1. re: DPGood

        I saw them on the right side of the screen every time I visited this site yesterday. I come here to get away from politics. They are a turn-off,

        1. re: justalex

          Apologies. I assigned the OP was referring to threads, or posts in threads. As far as the right side of the screen, this site is owned by CBS which, as I recall, is a for-profit company that sells ads, among other things, and I don't think they sell ads only to Obama, do they?

          1. re: DPGood

            The OP clearly stated ads. Obviously CBS sells ads to many companies and organizations. As I said, I come here to get away from politics. The ads are a turn-off.

            1. re: DPGood

              Nevermind that Obama has CBS in his pocket......

          2. re: DPGood

            DP It is on the banner at top of the page; now after seeing it I have lost my appetite for any more visits to Chow Hound!!!!!!!

          3. There he is! Just on the right of this thread now!

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              1. re: odkaty

                It works! Great, thanks so much! And thanks to ALL for the education on internet advertising.

                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                    if u use firefox ...its an extension u download then u can block any add or popup that comes up

                    there is a thread about using it under the discussion about the facebook sharing thingy that comes out of the side of the page..

                    1. re: wincountrygirl

                      google "cnet adblock". There is a download there.

                      1. re: wincountrygirl


                        There are also versions/variations for Chrome and Safari.

                        1. re: odkaty

                          Thanks all - totally need to get rid of those ads!

                    2. So what? It's just an ad. Companies or organizations or even individuals can buy ad space wherever they want to.

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                      1. re: sadiefox

                        Agreed. I barely notice the ads.