questionswhen will the "me undies" ads stop?

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Let me see if I can find who to report this to. Some things will help us:

What site are you seeing it on (I'm assuming Deals but....)
Can you grab a screen shot of it?
If you can stand to click on it, the landing URL helps too.

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Huh. Maybe I should turn off my Ad-Block so I get to see the undies people too. Just so I know what all the discontent is about, of course. No other reason. Nope.

Edit: Oh, THAT?? Never mind; I have better things to look at here at home.

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Yeah, if you're so Victorian that you get the vapors from that ad, install an ad blocker. There's nothing wrong with it and nothing you can't see in a Sunday newspaper circular.

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you shouldn't be wooting at work. I'd fire you. Other than that, welcome to 2013. We have this cool new thing called adblock.

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Keep in mind that many companies do not allow you to install software (or add-ons) on your computers.

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That's true. Do those companies want their employees screwing around on shopping sites too?

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@editorkid: A great many companies don't mind as long as it's not on company-paid time, so more folks than I ever expected do so on their breaks.

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In defense of @mistamoose , s/he did not exactly get on a high horse about this, as some people have. It certainly does get annoying, seeing the same ads, over and over again. Especially if one finds that particular brand of hipster guy repellant.

@editorkid: By Victorian, do you mean secretly kinky? Because that was, contrary to popular,opinion, quite a randy era. Public airing of ones predilections was verbotten, but a lively underground of outre behavior was occuring privately.

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@thunderthighs: Thanks for looking into this, it is wildly inappropriate to have a 4" x 4" picture of a couple in underwear not wearing shirts.

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I've been told the ads you see are based on your browsing history. Possibly clearing your cache/cookies might give you different ads.

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@pickypickypicky: "The vapors" didn't really exist either. It's just a metaphor for people who are bothered by mundane, everyday things.

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@kamikazeken: There is no problem at my office with someone viewing woot or other sites during a break. Your office, your own business. My office, none of your business.

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But seriously, be nice to each other, folks. Please.

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Kind of along the same line as what @ohcjeri said, I noticed that items I browse for/look at often show up in sidebar ads or banners.

Last weekend I was looking at Ooma. Now I have Ooma ads. I looked at rent a car rates at Hertz. I have Hertz ads. I looked at Dodge pickups. I have Dodge pickup ads. And so on and so forth.

All that said, if a person was shopping for underwear then having an ad for underwear appear is not uncommon.

Also, from what I have read it is not as easy to remove these super cookies as it is your regular ones.

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@bill7718: This is true but we also have control over what appears on our site. If there's an ad that is offensive, we can look at changing that image. Of course, we have to agree with you so don't go complaining about a mower ad because it makes you think of your weekend chores.

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I haven't shopped for underwear except for taking advantage of a Hanes deal posted here some months ago. I don't think this particular ad is shopping based though. For those ads, there's a small "adchoices" print that's required, whereas that doesn't show for these Me Undies ads.

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@mistamoose: Perhaps that ad appears to people who shop for clothing in general?

I also see ads that go along with some of the questions I click on. For example, I haven't been shopping for a television but I did click on the ATC thread about shopping for a TV and now I'm getting a TV ad on the side.

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@mistamoose: "my office none of your business"???? You made it our business with this ridiculous post.

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Really? You're gonna be so puritanical as to complain about a freaking underwear ad?
Americans can be so crazy sometimes.

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Google tracks and organizes advertising here so if you click on a link here you will receive adds relating to what you visited/purchased.

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They just need to crop the dude out and it'll be fine.

Edit: I've seen it on kids.woot before.

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I can't say that I understand what's so offensive about underwear (I mean, we all wear it, right?) The models aren't posing provocatively, the underwear being modeled is rather tame, and all of the required bits and pieces are well covered. Would people be this offended if it was a swimsuit ad? Bathing suits and underwear are pretty much the same thing, aside from differences in materials used. Do you not take your kids to the beach/pool? Are they seeing anything here that they wouldn't see there?

If it bothers you, try clearing your cache. Add an ad blocker to your browser if allowed, or just avoid shopping sites while at work. The models aren't doing anything particularly risqué and before the cries of "think of the children!" start, just remember that kids wear underwear too, and I don't imagine they would think anything of this ad beyond "heehee! I can see his underwear!" because that's the normal reaction children have to underwear.

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@thunderthighs: There are these ads for this "Woot" site that keep showing up. Can you please ask the programmers to make them stop? I'm not sure why anyone would think I was interested in their merchandise, but I find it grossly inappropriate. (BTW, I love the "keep calm" pic :)

Have a good weekend!

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You don't have to install anything to block ads, this is what I did months ago ---> I turned on Tracking Protection in IE9 and blocked third-party Google site tracking and ALL ads are gone from the Woot sidebar. Underwear ads don't bother me, it's ads in general. Goodbye forever crappy ads!

P.S. - Most shopping sites were blocked by my employer and I never had time to look at them anyway. If you had time to surf, you didn't have enough to do. Being a member of a large information technology staff meant a never ending list of projects. Also, my company didn't have "breaks", we had an hour for lunch and that was it.

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This question made me do something I thought I'd never do. I agree with @kamikazeken oh man I feel so dirty saying that.

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@thunderthighs: FYI the ads still show on deals.woot.

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@caffeine_dude: Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz. This was the first business day since this was posted. Give it some time.