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For The Few Who Complain About Our Recommended Products As Ads...Count Your Blessings

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    For The Few Who Complain About Our Recommended Products As Ads...Count Your Blessings

    Recently we had a complaint about “all the ads” here on our site, from a member. Anyone who thinks our recommended products is ads...or intrusive, should take a look at what is out there on other BBQ websites. OMG! We should thank our lucky stars Meathead cares about us and only keeps our Recommended Products to the right side of the page. Our site is a piece of cake compared to other places. And no annoying pop ups or video ads. I went to Smoking Meats Forum.com and this is what I was bombarded with......middle of the page ads for Equifax, 1-800- PetMeds and Travel Patriot. Upon opening the page I was forced to cancel out a video playing an ad from SimpliSafe and another ad on the bottom middle of the page for Galveston Island. Not to mention ads for Hawaiian Shirts and Ladies T-Shirts. And it’s not even BBQ related ads at that. If anyone reading this is upset about our recommended products, just go take a look around other BBQ sites. The 5 pictures below are all the ads just from one topic. Ok, I’m getting down from my soapbox now.
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    Last edited by Panhead John; May 11, 2021, 12:14 PM.

    #2
    Wow! Having an ad blocker cuts out all of that. Of course a lot of site don't like the blockers and ask that you turn them off.
    Last edited by ofelles; May 11, 2021, 03:10 PM.

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      #3
      So which Hawaiian shirt did you get?

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      • Panhead John
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        Well, I clicked on the black bra ad, I’m running low, but it wound up being an ad for something else.

      #4
      It's not the ads that are intrusive, it's the intrusive MCS that comes with the ads.

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        #5
        You went to another bbq site?

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        • SmokingSteve
          SmokingSteve commented
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          Whoa! You mean there are other BBQ sites? I bet they are just wanna-be's compared to AmazingRibs.com!

        • smokenoob
          smokenoob commented
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          Well that’s what happens when an indoor cat gets out, get him back in the house and he will be fine......

        • RichieB
          RichieB commented
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          Panhead John good to see you have remorse for your ill ways. I'm willing to forgive this time.

        #6
        Panhead John

        looks like adding corn meal to a rub is a trending topic at this other favorite meat smoking forum of yours, too. There's a recent post here at the pit about the same. is there a mole out there lifting content? maybe someone who visits these other sites for research purposes only? inquiring minds need to know!

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        • Panhead John
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          I actually saw the post you’re talking about here. I googled the subject and was trying to help the poster. I clicked on that site, to see what they had to say. And.....wham, the ads hit me. That gave me the idea for this rant. 😂

        #7
        Yeah, it meant nuthin to ya. Surrrre! We know that there was a big reason fer foolin around. We will be watching from here on out.
        One thinks it may go deeper than what Cap’n Mike allude to. 👀

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          #8
          I used to belong to that forum, there is a reason why I no longer go there and it is not the ads.

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          • 58limited
            58limited commented
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            Their attitude: 'My way or the highway' In other words several members think there is only one way to smoke something. Any variance and they jump all over you for 'doing it wrong.' As opposed to AR where we freely exchange ideas on cooking and are very supportive of different methods (other than boiling ribs).

          • Panhead John
            Panhead John commented
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            And just what, pray tell, is wrong with boiling ribs?

          • 58limited
            58limited commented
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            Unlike you, I think most of us draw the line at boiling them in beet stock.
            Last edited by 58limited; May 12, 2021, 06:47 AM.

          #9
          This is the difference between paying for a product and being the product.

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            #10
            Given the number of women's clothing ads, it appears you have a lot of women's clothing cookies on your computer. May I suggest clicking on a couple women's swimwear ads -- you will get a better variety of pop ups and banner ads.

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            • Panhead John
              Panhead John commented
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              Good idea!.... Actually the only women’s clothing ad was the t shirts. The rest of the ads was for other things.

            • Steve B
              Steve B commented
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              Marital aides? 😳

            • smokenoob
              smokenoob commented
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              nowthatsfunny!

            #11
            Will all your posts have ads just as this one does?
            OMG in your post, Orange Mountain Grills?
            Happy Grilling on OMG and BPR too.

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              #12
              You know, when Panhead John came home (at 4 am!) I thought I could smell a different smoke on him....

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              • Panhead John
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                Can’t believe you locked me out. Glad I keep that spare key in the bushes.
                Last edited by Panhead John; May 12, 2021, 06:16 AM.

              #13
              What killed me about that complaint was that the complainant had been a member for 3 or 4 years, so had been paying their annual dues but the only post they ever made was that complaint. Weird.

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              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                I wonder if a renewal on their statement reminded them that they're a member and so they came here to click around. I wonder if they even read Meathead's explanation or other members' testimonials that it's hardly a big deal...

              #14
              There are other BBQ sites??

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                #15
                Used to regularly go to Serious Eats, but it’s now Serious Ads. Pop up videos, interruptions in writing etc.

                Also much of their content is quite stale.

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