Are the "Michelle Bachmann for President" advertisements on this site a fucking joke?

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    Jul 12, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    WTF?
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    Jul 12, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    JOPLIN saidWTF?


    That she is running for the presidency is a joke.



    However, the advertising on RJ is not driven by RJ but is content driven based off of some strange algorithm. I was a a weight loss site recently that had a Pizza Hut ad and it used the same thing.
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    Jul 12, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Bigolbear said
    JOPLIN saidWTF?

    That she is running for the presidency is a joke.

    However, the advertising on RJ is not driven by RJ but is content driven based off of some strange algorithm. I was a a weight loss site recently that had a Pizza Hut ad and it used the same thing.

    Yeah, I believe this site is actually controlled by Google. Chris can correct me here. And the revenue comes from these Google ads, which RJ cannot manage.

    I liked it better when we could pay for a Premium membership, that blocked ads. But I guess either there was more money, or Google demanded, that we go full ads. So paid memberships went away.

    And so we have to endure ads from all kinds of homophobes. I usually don't even look at them.
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    Jul 12, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYes, we should only have Democrats running for President. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Please tell us who you think should be running for President.
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    southbeach1500 saidYes, we should only have Democrats running for President. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Please tell us who you think should be running for President.


    What an idiotic question - "who do you think should be running for President."

    Whoever wants to run for President. Yes, I know, liberals get annoyed when people they don't approve of dare to run for President or any other elected office.

    Just goes to prove how intolerant liberals are.



    Perhaps you could get some of Marcus Bachmann's conversion therapy and be rid of dealing with a community where the majority of liberals and leftists. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    Because that's exactly what the OP said.

    Brilliance.


    southbeach1500 saidYes, we should only have Democrats running for President. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    Remember people, CLICKING on the ad costs the person paying for it money (often quite a lot!).

    Go do it!
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    I'd rather not turn off Ad-block. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    http://help.adbrite.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=43&artlang=enHow much do banner ads cost?

    Banners can be purchased on a CPC (cost per click) or CPM (cost per thousand impressions) format.

    CPC:Your maximum bid per CPC (cost per thousand click) will determine your costs. You will pay only $0.01 more per click than the next highest bid.

    CPM:Your maximum bid per CPM (cost per thousand impressions) will determine your costs. You will pay only $0.01 more per CPM than the next highest bid.


    http://www.munising.com/banner_test.htmlHow much will banner advertising cost?

    Website banner advertising rates vary from site to site. Primarily there are four payment types.

    Cost per thousand impressions (views) - You are charged a fixed fee for every 1,000 people who see your ad, regardless if they click it.
    Cost per click - You are charged a fee for each person who clicks on your banner ad, sending them to your site.
    Cost per visitor - You are charged for each visitor that is delivered to your website.
    Flat rate exposure fee - You are charged a monthly, quarterly or annual service charge for ad display.


    For Bachmann it would probably make more sense doing the cost per click, since she wants people to visit her site.
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    Jul 12, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidRemember people, CLICKING on the ad costs the person paying for it money (often quite a lot!).

    Go do it!

    Incorrect as usual Tiny Tim.

    Banner ads are purchased for a particular amount of time. No guarantee about number of page views or click thrus.

    But you wouldn't know anything about business, being an "educator."

    How come you get to call Tiger Tim "Tiny Tim"? And you can call Webster666 "Webster the Devil"? And distort other screen names here, and call me a paranoid and delusional? That's personally abusive and a violation of TOS/TOU.

    I know you've told us that you're immune from deletion, because you generate activity on this site, which equals revenue to the owners. And you've likely tried to have me deleted on a number of occasions. Perhaps you will ultimately be successful.

    And why do you hate educators? Most US Republicans seem to do so. It appears that our children should only learn what is taught to them in Sunday School, from the Bible. They need to know little else, even in this hi-tech world.

    Could you answer that, please? And also who you support for US President? I already asked you, and you avoided the question. I support President Obama. Now who do you support?
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    Jul 12, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, SB, do you have experience running a political campaign?

    http://www.onlinecandidate.com/articles/online-advertising-limited-campaign-budgetBanner ads are still relevant, especially when run on local media sites, such as local newspaper websites. Banners can help with branding and messaging efforts regardless of how much they are clicked. While traditional banner ads often have click-through rates of less than one-half of one percent, banner ads often perform much better when they appear on a local outlet, such as a newspaper website. The cost for banner ads varies with the market and the outlet.



    http://www.valueclickmedia.com/system/files/ipdi_best_practices_for_political_advertising_online.pdf
    Pricing
    Display advertising pricing varies widely based on the nature of the site, and on what pages within the site where ads will appear, as well as the many targeting options that are offered by publishers.
    Media can be purchased on a cost-per-thousand (CPM), cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-acquisition (CPA) basis. Online media is typically priced on a net basis, making it necessary for agencies to gross up the amount by an agreed upon percentage for client billing purposes or to arrange another fee structure for providing online media buying services.


    You know, your problem is not so much that you're not a smart guy. It's more with what's called "premature cognitive closure." And that is why educators like TigerTim are essential in a democracy, because we'll don't want too many people like you with inflexible, made-up minds.
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    Jul 12, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
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    You know, your problem is not so much that you're not a smart guy. It's more with what's called "premature cognitive closure." And that is why educators like TigerTim are essential in a democracy, because we'll don't want too many people like you with inflexible, made-up minds.


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    Jul 12, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    In fact, after thinking about it, I would hazard a guess that most political candidates would do a mixture of banner ads: some paid per acquisition to their site, some paid per time slot, and some paid per click. Depending on statistics (whichever that promoted more unique visitors to the site at the least cost) the campaign managers would buy more of, when the contract is about to be renewed.

    So, yes, for those of us without Ad-block, we should click away, for the simple fact that it may spur them to dump more money regardless of their payment method.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 12, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidIn fact, after thinking about it, I would hazard a guess that most political candidates would do a mixture of banner ads: some paid per acquisition to their site, some paid per time slot, and some paid per click. Depending on statistics (whichever that promoted more unique visitors to the site at the least cost) the campaign managers would buy more of, when the contract is about to be renewed.

    So, yes, for those of us without Ad-block, we should click away, for the simple fact that it may spur them to dump more money regardless of their payment method.icon_lol.gif


    At least one person—the predictable one—on here has the nous to get what I was on about.

    As for Southbeach, he'll be delighted at all the wonderful emails I get from former students telling me how much they learnt in my class. I could say more, but I'm too modest. It's a truly wonderful feeling, actually—and I know they're all going to be extremely successful.
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    And why do you hate educators? Most US Republicans seem to do so. It appears that our children should only learn what is taught to them in Sunday School, from the Bible. They need to know little else, even in this hi-tech world.Could you answer that, please?



    Could you first answer and cite proof as to the basis of your assertion that U.S. Republicans hate educators. What a ridiculous comment!

    Art_Deco said
    And also who you support for US President? I already asked you, and you avoided the question. I support President Obama. Now who do you support?


    Who says Southbeach supports, or even has to support, anyone at this time for President? I know I have no idea who I will support -- could be Obama for that matter -- haven't decided yet. It's still early and I would imagine many people are undecided --- especially with the economy being as volatile as it is.
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    How Truly Curious!

    Still "UNDECIDED" regarding Michelle Bachmann's qualifications to be President of our country????????
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
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    PresentMind saidHow Truly Curious!

    Still "UNDECIDED" regarding Michelle Bachmann's qualifications to be President of our country????????


    Another stupid comment from a liberal.

    What are the qualifications to be President? As far as I know, you need to be born in America and age 35 or older.



    And you're behaving stupidly by ignoring the fact that there are numerous other qualification on which we judge potential candidates.
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
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    Another stupid comment from a liberal.

    What are the qualifications to be President? As far as I know, you need to be born in America and age 35 or older.


    And you're behaving stupidly by ignoring the fact that there are numerous other qualification on which we judge potential candidates.


    Constitutional / Legal criteria:

    - Natural born US citizen
    - 35 years of age

    Conventional Criteria (but not a matter of law) :
    - Be Christian, or at least acknowledge and pay lip service to the commonly accepted consensus about the Judaeo-Christian God
    - Be married (or plan to be engaged) to an opposite-sex individual
    - Be straight, or incredibly convincingly closeted.
    - Pay homage to "traditional marriage"
    - Have a good stage presence and a great smile
    - Have a strong neck that can withstand the tremendous G-forces experienced when having to backpedal suddenly to accommodate opposing camps within your party (Tea Party vs. LCR or Yankee Republicans, and Blue Dogs vs. Liberal Democrats)

    ... among many other factors.
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Among those criteria: Do you also have to be hypnotizable or blaringly oblivious to the question?


    HOST: What is your opinion on reparative therapy and is it something that’s conducted in that center?

    BACHMANN: Well, I’m running for the Presidency of the United States and I’m here to talk about job creation and that we do have a business that deals with job creation. I’m very proud of the business that we created and I’m here today in Indianola, Iowa. [...]

    HOST: But of course the issue today is about this reparative therapy and about what this hidden camera caught and their opinions are going to be aired on tonight’s news. And you don’t want to comment on that and give your side?

    BACHMANN: Well, I’m here to talk about my run for the Presidency of the United States. As I said again, we’re very proud of our business and we’re proud of all job creators in the United States. That’s what people really care about.
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    Jul 13, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    PresentMind said
    Another stupid comment from a liberal.

    What are the qualifications to be President? As far as I know, you need to be born in America and age 35 or older.


    And you're behaving stupidly by ignoring the fact that there are numerous other qualification on which we judge potential candidates.


    Constitutional / Legal criteria:

    - Natural born US citizen
    - 35 years of age

    Conventional Criteria (but not a matter of law) :
    - Be Christian, or at least acknowledge and pay lip service to the commonly accepted consensus about the Judaeo-Christian God
    - Be married (or plan to be engaged) to an opposite-sex individual
    - Be straight, or incredibly convincingly closeted.
    - Pay homage to "traditional marriage"
    - Have a good stage presence and a great smile
    - Have a strong neck that can withstand the tremendous G-forces experienced when having to backpedal suddenly to accommodate opposing camps within your party (Tea Party vs. LCR or Yankee Republicans, and Blue Dogs vs. Liberal Democrats)

    ... among many other factors.


    Good one. That more you post, the more I like you.

    Unlike many other Libertarians, you have a great sense of humor and can poke fun at both sides.
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    Christian73 saidGood one. That more you post, the more I like you.

    Unlike many other Libertarians, you have a great sense of humor and can poke fun at both sides.


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    Well, I always try remember that no matter how either party tries to sell itself to the masses, both are far from being perfect, and rarely are either of them ideal.

    It's the train wreck where they meet in the middle where the fun is to be had. ;)

    That is to say, politics in general is a funny beast to watch.

    And if that shady cow Bachmann and her beard somehow manage to finagle the GOP nomination, I'll be an Obama voter. *le gasp*
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYes, we should only have Democrats running for President. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The woman is clinically insane. She openly and actively wants to ban same sex marriage at the constitutional level, and her (gay) husband runs a gay conversion therapy center and isn't even a licensed psychologist. She is a creationist who wanted to teach it in schools, and is constantly flagged for lying and literally making shit up. I am a fairly moderate guy, and do not blindly vote for either party, but this woman IS bat shit insane.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidYes, we should only have Democrats running for President. icon_rolleyes.gif


    The woman is clinically insane. She openly and actively wants to ban same sex marriage at the constitutional level, and her (gay) husband runs a gay conversion therapy center and isn't even a licensed psychologist. She is a creationist who wanted to teach it in schools, and is constantly flagged for lying and literally making shit up. I am a fairly moderate guy, and do not blindly vote for either party, but this woman IS bat shit insane.


    SB always puts partisanship ahead of everything else. He'd vote for the Unabomber if that nut ran on a platform of lowering taxes and screwing over the poor.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    And why do you hate educators? Most US Republicans seem to do so. It appears that our children should only learn what is taught to them in Sunday School, from the Bible. They need to know little else, even in this hi-tech world.Could you answer that, please?

    Could you first answer and cite proof as to the basis of your assertion that U.S. Republicans hate educators. What a ridiculous comment!
    Art_Deco said
    And also who you support for US President? I already asked you, and you avoided the question. I support President Obama. Now who do you support?

    Who says Southbeach supports, or even has to support, anyone at this time for President? I know I have no idea who I will support -- could be Obama for that matter -- haven't decided yet. It's still early and I would imagine many people are undecided --- especially with the economy being as volatile as it is.

    I asked this of southbeach1500. Are you his spokesperson? If not, then your post has no validity, and requires no answer.
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    Jul 13, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
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    PresentMind saidHow Truly Curious!

    Still "UNDECIDED" regarding Michelle Bachmann's qualifications to be President of our country????????


    Another stupid comment from a liberal.

    What are the qualifications to be President? As far as I know, you need to be born in America and age 35 or older.



    And you're behaving stupidly by ignoring the fact that there are numerous other qualification on which we judge potential candidates. [/quote]