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    Yahoo Mail ads for True seem pornographic..
    So I have a Yahoo email account. When I go there, I keep seeing ads for True (a dating site I assume). The ads are highly inappropriate and look like porno ads. How can I tell Yahoo email to not serve ads like that to me? Or do I need to find a new email provider?

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    Is it any worse then what you can see on the home page? Have a pic?

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    I can't even access the True homepage because it's blocked for inappropriate content.

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    True's ads are definitely pushing the boundaries. I can see where some would object.

    As far as Yahoo goes, I'm not sure of a way to block particular ads, but I'm sure Yahoo would welcome your feedback on it. I'm sure you're not alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness618
    I can't even access the True homepage because it's blocked for inappropriate content.
    Really? It has a man and female holding each other, looking at each other on the beach fully clothed. Then a pic of a man and woman in bed and the only thing you see are their heads from the nose up. Looking at the rest of site, don't see anything alarming.

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    I've seen more scandalous images on Nickelodeon. Miley Cyrus wears less clothing than the woman on True's home page. Come on.
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    True's homepage is NOTHING like their ads
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    Some other comments on this matter (and again, I simply stated they pushed some boundaries...)

    Some of the ads are depicted in these posts, so if you feel strongly about objectification, or work at an office, heads up.

    http://www.pseudomarketing.com/true-...-scam-victims/

    http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/...april2005.html
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    Honestly, I still don't see it. Between those two pages and the examples they gave, there was one that I can maybe say was perhaps a little over the top. All the others you can see far worse than that on television, and not the pay channels, either.

    Anyway... if you want to block the ads, find out the name of the ad server and kill it in your hosts file. Done deal.
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    It's definitely a matter of personal taste. Guess it's up to yahoo what ads they want running on their pages.
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    Whoa ... A Prude Amongst The Prunes.
    Have some sex and chill out ... I doubt Yahoo even knows they have a banner spinning on their site.

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    I think you're missing the point

    Obviously, CodeMonkey is offended. So how can he/she address that?

    Further, does Yahoo understand it's audience? It seems they understand very little else...
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    I spent 2 hours browsing my yahoo mail account.

    Saw a dozen or so true.com ads.

    from a chick bouncing around to a chick in a sexy dress and the Venus Gillete Ad, and a Diet ad were more offensive if anything.

    But I guess showing a women with a provacative look can be offensive to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Some other comments on this matter (and again, I simply stated they pushed some boundaries...)

    Some of the ads are depicted in these posts, so if you feel strongly about objectification, or work at an office, heads up.

    http://www.pseudomarketing.com/true-...-scam-victims/

    http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/...april2005.html
    I would like to know what you were looking for when you found these ads Kevin.

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    BB: I googled "truedotcom ads" in support of this post.

    What I bookearked is at my own discretion, thereafter... ;p
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