Ok, so I was just looking at my new hub on Children's Birthday Party Favors.
And....I see this animated image that is a burst of sun and then stops with a navy blue background and white text that says simply says: scientology.org. It doesn't say ads by google or anything AND when I put my mouse over it, it didn't change the cursor (so it's not even clickable!) They must be paying per impressions.
What is this though? A non-clickable ad? This made it look like I put a scientology graphic on my page and I don't want my visitors thinking this! lol I have no problem if this was to display on an article about religion, but children's birthday parties? I'm aware of the debate surrounding scientology and I'd imagine that many readers wouldn't appreciate seeing scientology ads, or in this case, scientology graphics.
I tried taking a screenshot but I'm on a computer right now with an Ubuntu operating system and it didn't work...grrr.
Anyone else seen this? I refreshed a few times but just get Birthday Express' Kung Fu Panda ad.(I don't want to refresh too many times)
You should just be able to hit the Print Screen Button, which is usually labeled "Prt Scr," and a dialog box will pop up asking you where you want to save the image.
The Print Screen Button(Prt Scr) is located in the top right section of most keyboards, above the delete/insert/home/end/pageup/pagedown buttons.
You can also be able to goto Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot and a dialog box will pop up that lets you take a screenshot of the entire desktop, current window, or select a portion of the screen.
The attached image is of when you press the print screen button.
The same with me. The ad is all over the place and I hate it.
But it's clickable.
Are you able to right click and do Copy Link Location? And paste it here minus the 'http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/' bit at the start.
I'd like to see where it's sending the traffic
No, but when I left click it I'm taken to this site:
www.scientology.org/?source=ga&gcli … 5QodsElRBA
And it's not a Google ad?
'Course this means it's under HP's impressions but that's really weird. I wonder who is serving it?
Haunty - I hate it too. I have hubs picking apart pseudoscience and then a Scientology advert appears.
EM - Maybe Hupfer has joined the cult
This might be something Hubpages might want to correct. I haven't seen this advert, but I don't believe that it's appropriate, on science hubs or on religion hubs. Scientology is very, very hot-button right now and many people find it offensive!
EM - Agreed: no idea why they are doing this. I can imagine that somebody writing a religion based hub feels exactly the same.
Pearldiver - Nope, although I always had a soft spot for Nicole Kidman
Must admit, I have never read the Emerald Tablets - maybe something else to add to the ever-lengthening list of books I need to read.
You are not the only one complaining about the Church of Scientology.
In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates.
Wikipedia Crack Down on Church of Scientology
Haven't seen this, but I wonder if this is the add that my computer security system keeps blocking.
Ron L Hubbard's brew of pop-psychology and second rate science fiction is stupid beyond belief!
Tom Cruise displays his naivety in several online interviews about scientology. I am sick of seeing their ad too.
I hope I don't get sued for posting in this thread by the Church of Scientology. J/k.
Anyway, I'm getting the ad, too. I think you can block particular ads that come through AdSense, if it's an AdSense ad. Just go to AdSense.com and there will be directions there.
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