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New user promoting a single service - (subtle) spam?

This user was created today, and the user has written 3 answers, of which 2 has been removed as spam (visible to +10k users): How to connect to remote desktop, Kali Linux from ubuntu? Multi-user ...
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Should comments offering offline support be flagged?

Are comments like this permitted on AskUbuntu: There is a flag for questions and answers to mark them as spam if they are promoting a product or service without clearly stating the author's ...
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Community Ads not being displayed

According to this statement: September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except ...
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Should I disable my AdBlocker on Ask Ubuntu?

I noticed that one of my next privileges on the main site is seeing decreased ads. As an AdBlock Plus user, I don't see any ads regardless so I didn't realise that there were any. I know that some ...
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Microsoft ad blocks all links other than on the ad

Today I have a weird issue with this Microsoft ad: As soon as this ad was loaded (which takes its time) I can not click on any other links on this tab. Before the ad was loaded everything is as ...
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User potentionaly selling their profile page as an advert?

I came across this today and it very much gives the impression the user wants to sell their profile page as an advertising space. As I have never come across this before, though I am sure it happens,...
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Advertising review queues to unqualified users?

I just got this advertisement next to my AskUbuntu feed: Which linked to the review queue for AskUbuntu. Since I'm below 500 rep, I can't do anything in the review queue yet. Why are unqualified ...
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Ad crap is causing browser errors, is this acceptable?

This sort of ad stuff that tries to execute gifs and pull do all sorts of shady stuff is a big red flag for me and is making me feel uneasy using this platform. What can be done and/or how to reassure ...
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Do you like this nothingness?

I noticed there is no ad showing on askubuntu just now, but I can still upvote it. Is this even a bug? I don't know! But I'm letting you know anyway. Here is a screenshot:
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Are the adverts on StackExchange sites safe?

I often find that instead of featured questions, in their place are adverts such as this one: But is it safe to click on these adverts? Do they only advertise stuff on the SE sites? Or is there some ...
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Is something wrong with the way the ads are being chosen? All I see are hot questions

In the Community ad section on the homepage there is a section for Community ads, hot questions and a few SE ads: However I noticed that pretty much all I see are hot questions. While I am ...
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Ask Ubuntu ads appear only as "Stack Android App" ads, not showing community ads

It seems that in the change to display the ads for the android app, I am now only seeing ads for the android app on Ask Ubuntu. This has the unfortunate side effect that none of the community ads are ...
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Does AskUbuntu have a say in what side adds are put up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Some SE network ads are offtopic/inappropriate. I recently saw a side add that was a bit surprising, albeit quite funny... Maybe we could limit the ads to a limited scope of ...
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Are the ads still being shown?

I don't see any more ads on the site. I'm not sure if it is something to do with Firefox 10. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Should we add the SE network OSS ads?

Stack Overflow offers free, vote based ads for open source projects. They seem to refresh them regularly, here's the latest thread for this iteration. I tried 2 experiments when they opened this time ...
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