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I'm reporting a problem!

  1. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    I'm here to report a problem, and a serious one. There is a scientology video ad on my hubs and the hubs of many. This is an outrage!

    It's starting to become obvious that this site is doing this purposefuly. I'm not writing for scientology affiliates!

    Hubpages is a joke.

    1. Hope Alexander profile image80
      Hope Alexanderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Scientology has been launching quite an extensive campaign on AdWords for a while, they've also switched to showing ads based not exclusively on content, but also on viewer profiles. (Yes, the Google is watching you.) Therefore, you may be seeing Scientology videos as a consequence of your own viewing habits, although its more likely a consequence of the fact that Scientology has simply thrown a lot of money at AdWords lately.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Hope, we got an ignorant conspiracy theorist here, logic and reason have no place smile

        1. Haunty profile image86
          Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Misha, logic belongs to the past. It is a tool by which you can make sense of the world you experience and which helps you to decide what is what. And this is a state that you need to feel secure, isn't it.

          However, if you depend on logic too much you are confined to analyzing the past and it prevents you from thinking ahead. And without thinking ahead you cannot progress. There is no such thing as impossible if you take the time to think about it. These ads should disappear. Think about what's happening to those who fall for them.

          1. Misha profile image74
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If someone feels insecure here, it is you smile

            I made my peace with this world, including water4gas and scientology ads smile

            1. Haunty profile image86
              Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Translation: Don't count on me with anything. I'm weak. I can do no better. smile

          2. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ...................................



            Is there a doctor in the house?

            1. Haunty profile image86
              Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              21 minutes passing and no doctor. No doctor on hp? How surprising...

      2. Haunty profile image86
        Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hope, this is such a keen eye that I don't argue with you. But hey, if it's my ip than how come I never ever come across any such ad on any other site?

    2. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Last time I looked, there was no law saying that you have to use HubPages if you don't agree with what they do, or the ads they show.

      You accuse Misha of "Being weak and not being able to do better".

      OK, why not give us an example of what a strong person would do.
      Take your Drupal  knowledge and set up your own version of Hubpages, where you can have full control over the ads that appear.

      That's much more productive than sitting here whining about things over which you have no control.

      (P.S. I've never seen a Scientology advert on here. All I get is the fat bloke and the weight loss ads smile ))

    3. usmanali81 profile image61
      usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It looks like a game played by Freemasons. They are propagating their scientology rubbish to laymen via Hubpages.

  2. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    And yes, please tell me this: how come no matter what the hub is about the scientology ad appears anyway?

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages do not have any control over ads content

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If I can filter my impressions they can do it too. And apart from that the ad is content independent so it must be based on a direct agreement between hp and scientlologists.

  4. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Talk to bgamall, conspiracy theorists should stick together. smile

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Let me tell you one thing, my friend, Misha. Just keep your eyes closed.

  5. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    I'm sure it all has something to do with an oil pipeline in Afghanistan!

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh well.. I should've known. Thanks tk.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What's that behind you? Ahhhh! Look out!!!!!

  6. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    This is a Drupal site and I know how a Drupal site works. They have control over everything that you see... Sorry. I mean the things that you would see if you opened your eyes.

  7. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I do not have any Scientology ad on my profile anymore, I blocked both their ads in my adsense account. I still see them elsewhere.

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Half the time the ads are there for you and half the time they are there for hp. When it's hps turn they WILL appear on your hubs. Also, if you noticed there is a block in the right sidebar right next to your hubs body, which displays ads. Over that block you have no control.

  8. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    But hey, it's not true. Just stop categorizing people on first impression and criticizing thinks you've never even thought about. Things are gonna be fine.

  9. onthewriteside profile image61
    onthewritesideposted 7 years ago

    Maybe we should all start clicking the crap out of them so that Google jacks their click rate from 2 cents to $10!

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol a creative thought

    2. Enelle Lamb profile image86
      Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now there's an idea!!

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I think Maddie was explaining on another thread that it depends what category you post your hub under ( as to which adverts go where) ...no wait, erase that , was to do with related hubs ,on the side that dont seem to relate.

    Sorry that didnt really help at all.

    Perhaps you could try clicking off all adverts for a few hours and see if they disappear ?

    Good Luck ,would annoy me too to be supporting something I didnt want too.

  11. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    glad youre having fun lol..didnt approve the fanmail ,cuz you just richocheted mine back to me, you need a good spanking! smile  tongue

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    oHHHH I just scrolled back...lol

    what the ?

    Eric are you being a cheerleader for Misha ,thats kinda cute , he would be proud of you.

  13. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    Geez I'm stupid.
    I should have known that this was just a sock puppet show.

  14. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL Now we all are doomed for another drama. lol

  15. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    KGB smile

  16. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    wise decision smile

  17. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    Whatever.
    You've certainly impressed us all with your superiority, and your little tanty.

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    What do you mean it wasnt you ?

    One account ,many aliasis,one person right?

    Nevermind the fanmail came via your account ,clever I spose in the tech world.

  19. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    who is this

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol...I rest my case...lol
      (seriously is it possible HB keeps office hours) Pacific Time
      ya could always join me in a Merlot n Evermore (Running) just leave staff a message from all you fulla's..wink

  20. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    aight http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:7YBphXg9P0DCeM:http://www.brotown.co.nz/_boys_mside_below.jpg wink

  21. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    lol

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Dunno
    Some real and some virtual drunks I guess
    Only good thing ,no mess to clean up the next day lol

  23. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Yea I hear that.
    Forums here I think can be very clicky though.
    But I think I got it figured.

    Still its a big ocean out there ,time to cast my net.

    smile

  24. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    You agreed with me so it seems fit for me to at least respond. Not to mention I'm still hoping that some hp sweetie should take the time to react. I've reported a problem you see.

  25. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    The aliens made me do it.







    JOKE!  JOKE!  Geez.

    No, HubPages does not have a secret deal with the Scientologists.  We simply do not use our competative ad filter for things like this.  We're not going to get into the business of making business decisions based on personal feelings or beliefs.

    1. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know it's not a secret deal.


      Feelings have a place in the thinking process so I don't think you can block them from business decisions. Also, if you don't pay attention to them in business meetings you make a mistake. And there is even such a thing as business ethics.

      Probably the bottom line is those who don't like it are free to leave.
      Thanks for the reply.

  26. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    Maddie, I think what Haunty is trying to say in a less rude manner, is that while everyone is entitled to their beliefs and there is nothing wrong with the occasional Scientology advert on the appropriate hub (a scientology one perhaps), its basically being spammed across everyone's hubs regardless of what the hub about.

    I don't understand how Google works or why it is doing this, but there must be something that you can do about it?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for being civil, Jen wink

      Google is in charge of targeting ads.  Low-traffic hubs may have unrelated ads on them, placed by default by Google, but hubs getting any number of regular visitors should have targeted ads.

      Now, if Scientology.org is buying up a bunch of keywords that aren't strictly related to religion or spirituality (which is where you'd expect such ads to appear), there's nothing we can do about it.

      1. Haunty profile image86
        Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I see. But it's not necessarily about low traffic as the below example shows:

        http://mongyibela.info/sites/default/files/images/Screenshot-18.png

        Rather, I think finally it clicked, scientology is all about calorie restriction diet plans there days. smile

  27. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    Oh, I understand. Thanks for explaining!!

 
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