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Old 19-05-2017, 12:53   #16
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Have you considered that all this happened about the same time you changed your avatar picture from that smiley faced diver to just some other floating boat?
Yes, but changing my avitar got rid of some other creepy internet stalkers.
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Old 19-05-2017, 12:59   #17
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Yes, but changing my avitar got rid of some other creepy internet stalkers.
Aha! Win some, lose some...
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Old 19-05-2017, 13:03   #18
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Vagrant,

I blocked "cookies" on my safari settings which has at least temporarily ditched my old car.

Are you at the Long Beach Marina at Shoreline Village? We called it home for 18 months when we owned our Hunter. We were on the HH dock if I remember correctly, one over from the beach and impound dock. Front row seats for the finish line for the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Excellent spot.

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Yep, I've been here at Shoreline since 2014, on dock i. I love it, I'm going to miss Long Beach.

I found these instructions online for Safari, depending on how much effort you're willing to invest in this issue: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US
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Old 19-05-2017, 13:12   #19
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AdBlock Plus
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Can't live without 'em. I'm sure the marketers and the NSA can still track me just fine, but I don't see the evidence as much. . . .
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Old 19-05-2017, 13:21   #20
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Yep, I've been here at Shoreline since 2014, on dock i. I love it, I'm going to miss Long Beach.

I found these instructions online for Safari, depending on how much effort you're willing to invest in this issue: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US
We especially enjoyed the Yardhouse happy hour sliders followed up by a quick trip down the short boardwalk to the place making custom ice cream sandwiches using homemade cookies.

We don't miss the red tide.
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Old 19-05-2017, 13:25   #21
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On the right top side of the ad, there is a small cross. Click this, click "stop seeing this" and choose a reason. Google will stop serving you this ad. No need in adblockers etc.
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Old 19-05-2017, 14:01   #22
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I traded in my dark blue 2008 Scion xB three months ago for a black 2014 Scion xB. It was a great car, but for the past six weeks the same exact car.... my old Scion xb with 95,000 miles on it, same serial number along with the scratched dashboard has been stalking me here on CF appearing in every pop up add on every page.

What are the chances of this annoyance happening?
Beat of Luck with the new vehicle.

I don't know. The area of the ad in your screenshot is blank over here with a caption "Advertise Here".

And the other ad areas with your screenshots are non-existant.

You must rate pretty high up the ladder. What am I missing ?
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Old 19-05-2017, 14:17   #23
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On the right top side of the ad, there is a small cross. Click this, click "stop seeing this" and choose a reason. Google will stop serving you this ad. No need in adblockers etc.
It worked!

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Old 19-05-2017, 14:33   #24
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The reason for you seeing this ad is due to the market size of Scion purchasers. There's you, and they are still looking for the other guy...
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Old 19-05-2017, 17:07   #25
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The reason for you seeing this ad is due to the market size of Scion purchasers. There's you, and they are still looking for the other guy...
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Other guy? Don't you mean other teenage girls?
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Old 19-05-2017, 17:26   #26
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Does everybody remember the Stephen King book/movie 'Christine'?

I'm pretty sure this is what's happening here... Your car wants you back and will go to any length to achieve this. Watch out!
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Old 19-05-2017, 18:12   #27
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Different details, but similar issue with a really annoying consequence:

I decided to buy the wife a new carbon fiber kayak paddle for her birthday. Did a bit of online research, searching, etc. Order the paddle.

Two days before her birthday she asks me if I was getting her a new kayak paddle for her birthday present.

Stupid ads following the browser around competely screwed up any possible surprise.
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Old 19-05-2017, 18:51   #28
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The weirdest one for me was my phone. I looked up a restaurant in New Mexico 6 years ago. I'm on my third phone and second service provider since then and for some reason that restaurant still pops up in my predictive search text.
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Some woman named Joanna is on many sites I go to and many, many ads pop up when I play Scrabble where she wants to explain why she is either leaving or not leaving her husband or her TV show. I am glad I do not own a tv.
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Cross marketing...I search for boat or Jeep parts and ads for such pop up on my wife's browser.

Have thought of browsing some really kinky porn site as a joke just to see if it pops up on her machine. 😆
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