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  • I use Firefox with Adblock Plus, so I never see ads. I wouldn't mind a website using ads too much, as long as they aren't invasive and demeaning. However, that ad was very demeaning. I'm happy you complained about it.

    • I disagree, and so does my girlfriend FWIW. How is this advertising demeaning? Have you (plural) talked with the women on the picture¹? Do they really think that they are in a position that does not give them the respect they deserve², or are you just making a presumption on their behalf?

      Too bad Google only provides a mechanism for complaining ( http://www.pic-upload.de/05.05.09/3o42l1.png [pic-upload.de]), but not for cancelling or counter-balancing a complaint. I cannot just as simply file a notice with them,

      • I didn't claim that the advertising was demeaning. I complained that the advertising was inappropriate for my blog post. That the ad-sense had got it wrong. That's feedback Google wants to know, because there are supposed to be mechanisms in place to prevent this kind of thing. Just because the ad-owner buys the words "women" and "female" (for example) doesn't mean that their ad should necessarily be a candidate for every page with those words on it.

        Turns out that the ad is for a "marriage consultancy" or whatever weasel phrase they use these days. So not dating, but mail-order brides. Still not appropriate for my page. Do you and your girlfriend really disagree with me here?

        Any issues I have with the ad itself are a completely different matter. For its purpose, it's a lot better than many others I've seen.

        • I complained that the advertising was inappropriate for my blog post. That the ad-sense had got it wrong. That's feedback Google wants to know,

          Right, and they're getting feedback from millions of other clicks and all of their non-human data mining algorithms. You're basically taking some kind of offense that their ad-placement algorithm isn't good enough. Just move on, and let whomever pay for a few wasted impressions.