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Oct 27, 2013 11:51 AM

Ad for Whole Body Research

Could you please take down the ad for Whole Body Research? The cartoon of the constipated naked man with body sores trying to poop is pretty unappetizing on a food site.

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    1. re: linguafood

      Sure is, I don't see a blessed thing that anyone here complains about, totally ad free.

      1. re: linguafood

        I'm well aware of AdBlock but have chosen not to use it. I have other means of blocking most ads on other sites. But I want some to come through to my eyeballs to do my part. needs to earn enough revenue to keep our Chowhound clubhouse up and running.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Not particularly aimed at you MW but, I've read other CH's comments about keeping the clubhouse open. So I'm a) confused that you are using other means of adblock filters but not AdBlock in response to keeping a 'clubhouse' open and b) that CH members are invited to suggest to CHOW ads that they feel should be removed. Doesn't CHOW know what ads they are running? And, isn't CHOW running ads on multiple sites they participate in?

          1. re: HillJ

            I don't understand a) or b). My post below indicates that sites often do not know the specific ads they're running. I don't know where Chow advertises itself.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Sure, I'll try again.

              a) you said you are using a diff adblocker so doesn't that block ads? how are you saving the 'clubhouse' just curious about that statement.

              b) Are you requesting this ad be removed because CH members can ask CHOW to remove certain ads they find offensive or off color? Errors I've seen brought to the CH Teams attention but I didn't realize members could request ads be removed entirely.

              CHOW advertises on other sites. You've never come across a CHOW banner elsewhere on the Net?

              1. re: HillJ

                a) I am not using an adblocker. I block scripts which keeps all manner of content including ads from running. I do not block all the scripts on so I do see many but not all the ads that run on this particular site. If 100% of this site's users blocked 100% of the ads, Chow would not have any advertising revenue to pay for running the site, our clubhouse.

                b) Members can ask for the moon if they choose as long as they don't violate the terms of service. Chow does whatever it sees fit in response, including ignoring the request or removing this thread. Frankly, I thought management would appreciate knowing that one of its ad servers was feeding an ad of a man straining to defecate that might be outside its advertising policy.

                If you know that Chow advertises on other sites, why ask me?

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Your tone with me is the most confusing of all. I was looking for some insight but now it doesn't really matter.

                  Sorry to bother u.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Since you expressed confusion at my earlier post, I've chosen to try to state my answer to you in the simplest terms possible to avoid further confusion. This seems to be an impossible proposition and I'll leave this conversation. You're welcome.

                    1. re: Melanie Wong

                      What exactly am I thanking you for? Wow.

      2. I imagine Chowhound has no control over the specific ads that show up on our pages.

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        1. re: Elisa515

          While it is true that ad feeds are often managed through a separate structure, sites can usually choose to not have certain types of ads or from certain sources.