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OMG, please God, enough with the stretch marks ad already!

  1. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Dear HubPages,

    You know I love you guys, right?  I do.  But seriously, you have to do something about that big, bloated belly on those stretch mark ads.  I mean, dude, really?  Always, on every hub, at all times?

    I can't even decide if that is a dude or a chick.  I mean, it sort of seems like a chick with the whole post-pregnancy thing going, but then, I mean, if a guy drinks enough beer and logs some quality Taco Bell drive through time... he can get that same effect if he backs off the Burrito Supremes for a month or five... maybe takes a walk or something... gets an enthusiastic lover... whatever. 

    Look, I'm not bagging on stretch marks at all.  They happen.  Part of life like balding or sagging boobs.  But, seriously, can't we get, like, a second sponsor to help pay the HP bills?  Maybe lower the ad prices and get two or three sponsors instead of this one. 

    It might just me, but, ... yeah.  Just saying.

    Much love and respect etc.,

    Shades

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If it is a google ad you can specify in your adsense account that certain advertisers not be shown:

      https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … swer=21593

      This won't stop them showing on hubpages' 40% of impressions though. I have never seen this one - as I live in France, I get to see some stupid French IQ test ad which assumes I have the intelligence of a six-year-old. lol

  2. icewave5 profile image61
    icewave5posted 7 years ago

    Lol, stretch marks ads? you can't be seriously complaining, if you don't like it ignore it. i don't see how you can complain on such menial things. What stretch mark ads? i can't see them...

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's the problem.  It's placed in such a way that one can't ignore it...which of course is the idea.

  3. JamaGenee profile image86
    JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago

    I'm with you, SB.  That ad is disgusting after the first 37,000 times! Almost...I said almost...makes me pine for the yellow teeth ad. Alas, don't think there's any way to get rid of it at the moment, but I'd just be happy if it wasn't so big.

  4. Laughing Mom profile image60
    Laughing Momposted 7 years ago

    If you guys could take care of that, I'd be forever in your debt.  That thing has been on my nerves for days!

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Brings up all sorts of memories, doesn't it, LM???

      1. Laughing Mom profile image60
        Laughing Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What, me?  Stretch marks?  Are you kidding?

        1. JamaGenee profile image86
          JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Have another Amaretto Sour, it'll come back to you. cool

          1. Laughing Mom profile image60
            Laughing Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, the memories are there alright, but I'll never admit or deny the presence of any stretch marks!  It's Friday night.  I missed Girl's Night in the real world this week, are we giving up on virtual girls night, too?

            1. JamaGenee profile image86
              JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nope, just need to set an alarm or something for Friday afternoon, otherwise I don't remember until after midnight! cool

              1. Laughing Mom profile image60
                Laughing Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh wow!  It's already Saturday?

                1. JamaGenee profile image86
                  JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Not until the sun comes up.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it. cool

  5. icewave5 profile image61
    icewave5posted 7 years ago

    where are the stretch mark ads i can't find them?

    1. Laughing Mom profile image60
      Laughing Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're one lucky hubber.

    2. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just click on my avatar.  It's under my profile pic.  Can't miss it.  Probably under yours too.  I'll go look.

    3. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's between your profile pic and your personal Hubtivity.  Scroll down, you'll see it. (Ewwwwwww......)

  6. Mimbi profile image60
    Mimbiposted 7 years ago

    Its better then the Big banners that say nothing but:

    ARAB SINGLES

    Mimbi

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I dunno know.... cool

  7. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I agree with all who find that add disgusting.  I haven't seen it on here, though.  I more see it every bloody time I go to my Yahoo mail!  I had been thinking moving belly ads had been gross and showing up way too much, until that stretch marks thing started to show up.  Those aren't like any stretch marks I've ever seen on anyone.  They have to be painted on or something.

    icewaves,

    "Lol, stretch marks ads? you can't be seriously complaining, if you don't like it ignore it."

    There's no ignoring these.  These are giant ads.   smile

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Guess what?  LW has a cute baby and an ad for CafeMom under *her* profile pic.  Hmmmmm....

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you mean me?  "LW?"  I just checked and found Disney ads.  I'm happy about that - but I'm imagining it's just a matter of time before the giant, stretch-mark, belly shows up.  It's everywhere.  smile

        1. JamaGenee profile image86
          JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry (she says humbly, taking foot out of mouth)!  Oops.

          1. Lisa HW profile image83
            Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Guess what - I just discovered I've got the stretch mark ad on my profile now.     smile   smile    I knew it was only a matter of time.

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              As in life... smile

  8. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    It's like wiping a big booger on our hubs. 

    People are generally nice.  If you're talking to someone and they have that little snip of snot up in their nostril... you know, kind of whitish, not really hanging out, but, somehow it managed to not come out when they blew (or picked) (lol, god, I am so immature)... anyway...  you can't really talk to them for long and take them serious.  You can for a while, but, yeah, too long and your focus gets sucked into it... like a black hole of mucous, sucking your eyes. 

    So, yeah.  Anyway.

    1. Laughing Mom profile image60
      Laughing Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Too funny!

  9. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    It sure is an attention-getter.

  10. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Lol. The reason why the stretch Mark ads are big with Hubpages is because mothers have the highest known % rate of traffic to Hubpages.

    We all know, after childbirth females tend to have stretch marks.

    See? Makes perfect sense in a marketing point of view...horrible sense to most people who see them though.

    (i don't like them ether)

    ~thranax~

  11. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 7 years ago

    Would you rather see the old wrinkled face and the smooth younger face advertising Hypoderm or something like that.  At one point you could move the cursor to erase the wrinkles. Fun until you buy into it at $105 for two bottles.

  12. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 7 years ago

    Would you rather see the old wrinkled face and the smooth younger face advertising Hypoderm or something like that.  At one point you could move the cursor to erase the wrinkles. Fun until you buy into it at $105 for two bottles.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I've had the yellow teeth and stretch mark ads and wrinkls...And don't like any of them. But if they make me $$$, I'll continue to look at them gladly.

  14. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I'd rather have them so I have something to write forum posts about when I'm too lazy to write a real hub but still want to write something snarky and snide.

    Oh, and the "painted on stretch marks comment" coupled with the "mothers are the main HubPage" thing reminded me of this:

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/425308_f120.jpg   


    Which is both a father AND has stretch marks.  smile

 
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