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do you trust the advertisements
MediaMessiah at 3:56PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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yeah i was just surfing through DD and saw this advertisment that said something like
enter your birthdate and it will tell you what will happen days later. I seriously wanted to answer it, but I don't fully trust the adverstisments, can i trust them.
A hot kiss is like a loose spiderweb, someones fly is gonna to get undone
A democrat is someone who would be a republican if he had the money
A blond can be bad at history and great on dates
A golfer yells“FORE”, takes five, and writes down three
A brassiere is a device to bring out a girls best points
A husband is a man who gave up priveleges he never knew he had
Bad Sex is an oxymoron

if any of these made you laugh, grin, smile, or any happy expression read my comic
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Rich at 3:57PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Trust adverts? No. Don't even think about it. They're there so the site can make money, not to tell you your future.
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lefarce at 4:02PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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A good rule of thumb is to never click on adverts even if it's on a site you trust.

 
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Atom Apple at 4:05PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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That's the attitude! Unless these are those pay-per-click ads.
i will also like to know you the more
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kyupol at 6:14PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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I trust ads.

I actually clicked one to find out I'm the one millionth visitor on the site.

Now I'm driving a Bentley






And after that, I woke up and it isnt real.
NOW UPDATING!!!
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legendkiller13 at 7:38PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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por que?!
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ShinGen at 7:20AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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If you see an advertisement you run. You turn and you run. And if they follow you shoot them. In the face. With a carbine.

Welcome to the academy of the 1337. Try not to get fragged.
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usedbooks at 8:07AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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My previous computer become seriously virused and adwared because my mom has this bad habit of interacting with interesting banners. >:/ I felt like I was the “parent” when I had to give her a lecture on proper internet behavior. “Never slap the monkey!”
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Evil Emperor Nick at 8:33AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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I'll click on add banners sometimes. I clicked on the adds for Zee Stuff & Looking for Group on 8-Bit Theater's site. However since I know Brian checks that stuff out and doesn't use any form of automated ads I was reasonably sure they were safe. Also back when I read mega-tokyo I clicked on their Think Geek ad.

Sometimes when doing a search I'll click on a “recomended link” or “featured sites” if they look like what I was searching for which is basically an ad.

Other then that I can't think of an add I ever clicked on. I just think automated ads are dangerous, no offense project wonderful.

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Hapoppo at 9:15AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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I'm reminded of the episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force when Frylock's room was OVERRUN by by banner ads.

If advertisers ever find a way to really do this, I swear I'll find them and beat them to death with their own banners.
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Fitz at 9:18AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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I clicked on a banner for FRRREEEE screen savers. Once. And I will never again.

It took me to a site with all those really pretty animated screen savers of fishies in aquariums and waterfall landscapes. Clicked one, so it began to install. The second it did, AdAware alerted me of adware infecting my system. I ignored it. During the installation, it put three more adware thingies on my disk. Eventually, upon completing the installation, my puter crashed because it couldn't stand the ensuing flood of adware.

Pay-per-click - yes. Ads - no. NO.
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Bekefel at 10:51AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Bekefel's Top Tip: Never click Ads.
Please, please, you give me too little credit.
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Dan at 6:23PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Someone keeps e-mailing me viagra advertisements and hotmail fails to filter it although it filters what I NEED to see.
“I like shooting, but I sure as hell don't like being shot at.”
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Masq at 1:32AM, Sept. 14, 2007
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I play a couple of non-browser games from time to time, and I see their ads for more games. I've clicked on a couple that peeked my interest, and my computer was fine.
And then there's Project Wonderful. Not a bad word to be said.

But if they're promising money, can tell your future, or look like they have fun games with the promise of prizes, I stay far away from them. No amount of beating up a hobo for free would make me want a PS3.
Whothehellstolemyspacebar?!

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crazyninny at 2:48PM, Sept. 14, 2007
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I trust them as much as I like to eat fish…

Which I HATE.
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Dragonizer at 8:42PM, Sept. 14, 2007
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Ugh, adverts… They're directed to the mass of idiots who, sadly, somehow discovered how to turn on the computer and hop on the Internet. Seriously, how can anyone believe those things?
But yeah, the pay-per-click ads are fine. I tend to stay away from all kinds of ads, though.
K.A.L.A.-dan! Morality Pet >:3
The end of time will be the end of guilt.
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junoblairb at 2:37PM, Sept. 15, 2007
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Depends - most of the adverts I see on Myspace, Yahoo, etc I wouldn't click on to save my life.

Now adverts on my fellow webcomics - I click on those all the time. I've gotten exposed to some really awesome stories that way. That and it's supporting someone's work I love. Gets them a better CPC and CPM and hopefully more folks will monetarily support their site if I at the moment cannot. ^_^
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ShinGen at 2:39PM, Sept. 15, 2007
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junoblairb
Depends - most of the adverts I see on Myspace, Yahoo, etc I wouldn't click on to save my life.

Now adverts on my fellow webcomics - I click on those all the time. I've gotten exposed to some really awesome stories that way. That and it's supporting someone's work I love. Gets them a better CPC and CPM and hopefully more folks will monetarily support their site if I at the moment cannot. ^_^

I usually disregard those but now that you brought it up like that… I might just continue to disregard them… but I'll feel bad about it.

Welcome to the academy of the 1337. Try not to get fragged.
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Poke Alster at 10:03AM, Sept. 19, 2007
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I dont trust them, incase if its a wrong link and ended up getting something to do with P. . . well you know
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