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Not that you should have to but there are free Ad blocker downloads available. I us "AdBlock" saves me from having to look at most of the crap (some sites wont allow you to navigate them with it on) and you can disable it for individual sites if it is one you really want to be on.
 

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Well you can block what ads you see.

However MP, like myself, might object to supporting a site that is running harmful ads, to society in general.

I'm not going to run off and buy fentanyl just cos I saw an ad, but others might and the site should not be encouraged to run this type of content.
 

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Moderators cannot do anything about spam threads unless they know about those threads. When you see spam, use the "Report" function to alert moderators. We are not mind-readers!

The Report button/function is accessed by clicking the three dots on the right side of every message and then choosing "Report".

As far as I can tell, what was posted was a thread, not an "ad" per se. If you see a spam thread, report it using the "Report" function.
 

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Moderators cannot do anything about spam threads unless they know about those threads. When you see spam, use the "Report" function to alert moderators. We are not mind-readers!

The Report button/function is accessed by clicking the three dots on the right side of every message and then choosing "Report".

As far as I can tell, what was posted was a thread, not an "ad" per se. If you see a spam thread, report it using the "Report" function.
"Spam" and "Threads" have no meaning to me except as a can of food or thread for a needle. You do have a technical problem if it does not belong on this site as a sanctioned ad.
 

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Ads don't work like that. Every one sees different ads. Google customizes them based on your browsing history. Some are in common, as in the bee related ones because Google knows this is a bee site.
Try this for a week:
Google dog food. Go to dog food sites. Go to dog forums.
Google Depends. Look up incontinence on WebMD.
Now check out your ads.

Have some fun:
Get on your friends computer and search for sex toys and lingerie every time they leave their desk :)

Google allows a site to block certain ads, but if the mods cant see the ad you are seeing they can't notify google. We asked for it and now its here.
 

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I am pretty sure the original problem MP saw was a "Thread", not an "Ad" served up by Google etc.

That means that some ne'er-do-well joined Beesource as a member and then posted 'spam'. Below is a screenshot that I captured before the thread got the old heave-ho and the member blocked:

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If you come across future inappropriate threads or messages similar to the one shown, please use the "Report" button to notify a moderator, and the offending message will be removed and the associated email will be blacklisted.
 

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Ads don't work like that. Every one sees different ads. Google customizes them based on your browsing history. Some are in common, as in the bee related ones because Google knows this is a bee site.
Try this for a week:
Google dog food. Go to dog food sites. Go to dog forums.
Google Depends. Look up incontinence on WebMD.
Now check out your ads.

Have some fun:
Get on your friends computer and search for sex toys and lingerie every time they leave their desk :)

Google allows a site to block certain ads, but if the mods cant see the ad you are seeing they can't notify google. We asked for it and now its here.
This is why I do not use google search or bing, I use DuckDuckGo
 

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Surely L is correct about the ads, to a point.

There will always be random ads pushed through adsense. Google had to preview the amount of ads the customer paid for.

However, they are mostly customized. I recently bought a mattress online. All my ads have been for competing mattress companies. (when ad blocker is off)

Netflix has a great documentary called "The Social Dilemma" that goes over how it all works.

With that said, the way this forum is designed is exactly what causes a lot of problems. Notifications, tokens, whatever, are all designed to keep you active on the site which means you see more ads, which means more revenue.
 

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Notifications, tokens, whatever, are all designed to keep you active on the site which means your see more and, which means more revenue.
This is how the current IT consumer industry works as a whole - in case someone still did not notice.
Take Windows 10 as a basic example - exactly how it works.
And so on.

This is also why the technology providers want you all to upgrade to the "latest and greatest" - so to automatically track your life 24/7, know all about you, and sell stuff to you as efficiently as possible.

This new site is only one indication of the modern times.
You either adapt and play the game (and hopefully win some) OR you get out and go OFF-LINE.
Simple as that (well, easy to say - hard to actually do).

Anyone still clinging to the old technology (e.g. old BS forum) will be just pushed aside and turned off. Just saying like it is.
 

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I am also looking for another beekeeping site.
Unfortunately, there are no others as popular (unless you want to learn other languages) and UNLESS you go to Facebook (God forbid! I stay away...).
 

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I hope beesource will do something about this and make it right. I’d hate to see people who are very valuable to this community and interested in showing the new beekeepers the way,leave because of something like this.
 
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