FIVE FOODS YOU MUST NEVER EAT

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:09
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G'day Folks

I'm about to open a can of worms.

I did try to watch to presentation at the header of the site when I opened it this morning. I gave up after 10 minutes, maybe a bit less, certainly before getting to the point where presumably they tell us not to eat bananas. I do appreciate that we all benefit from increased information on eating patterns, but fast talking Kevin and Gabriella don't do it for me.

I'd rather see a presentation on whether double demerit points over holiday periods makes any contribution to road safety.

But . . .from the marketer's prespective, at least I clicked and watched.

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John
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:21

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:21
Please explain!
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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:24

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:24
So it's not me then, I was begining to think I had missed something.

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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:27

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 08:27
G'day Shaker

When I opened up Exploroz this a.m., there was an advt at the top of the Home page "Five foods you must never eat" with a little arrow icon to get you into the advt, and a picture of a banana. It's probably and advt that's on rotation with other advts.

I opened it for two reasons - an interest in the topic, and a question as to what it's doing on the Exploroz site. That's about as much explanation as I can offer.

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John
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:26

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:26
Its a common advert that crops up on many other sites. Goes over our heads as we simply dont click on such adverts. A bit disappointed to see it on this site.

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Val.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:43

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:43
"A bit disappointed to see it on this site."

Me too, Val.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:54

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:54
Interested to know why is it disappointing to see it on this site?
The site sells packaged advertising space to various buyers who place virtually any series of adverts they choose.
It's just the reality of the online world we now live in

Who really cares so long as the site gets the money it needs to survive.

Personally I don't even bother clicking or looking at the 3rd party adverts. If I wanted to read adverts I would buy a newspaper :)



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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:08

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:08
I had a similar encounter with that same add some time ago on the facebook page.

There's another one at the bottom of the home page wanting to tell us about 5 vegetables that peel of abdomen fat. Nahhh, won't go there either LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:50

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:50
I just ignore them Fred.
If advertisers want to waste their money trying to attract my spend then bully for them, I'm pleased David & Michelle takes the dollars and it helps to feed their kids :)

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Reply By: muffin man - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:51

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:51
Yeh I just looked at this on top of the page. Is the add trying too say bannan'a will make you fat.
As far as double demerits go...don't speed etc and demerit points loss will be of no concern.
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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:03

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:03
G'day muffin man,

I can't argue with your "don't speed" comment. Speed limit laws are of course necessary and sensible, but it ought to demonstrable that the means of enforcing them are effective, and not simply revenue raising.

I have tried a couple of times through internet research using better search engines than just Google, to try to identify evidence that the double demerit system contributes effectively to road safety/crash reduction. I have yet to be successful. The NRMA supports the system, I wrote to them hoping they could point me in the right direction. No response.

I haven't been caught during the holidays season, or any other season for that matter. I would just like to see evidence that the system does what the authorities claim.

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John
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:04

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:04
What ads??? If you are a member you can tick the 'Suppress Ad' box at the bottom of the page.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:44

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:44
Geez....you must hate adds. Id rather spend the $40 on a carton of beer and ignore the adds. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:05

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:05
Good point Rod. I have just clicked the box, but it only suppresses adds for 30 days - as I haven't clicked for a while things will pop up occasionally.

An earlier poster asked why I was disappointed to see such an add. Well the majority of the adds on this site seem to be related to "exploring Oz" and have genuine products to sell. I cant see such a connection in this advert, and would view any advert about diet with a fair amount of scepticism, as there is no simple solution to weight loss.

Yes I know that this site (and most others too) depend on advertising revenue to maintain the site - but there are limits...surely?

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:09

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:09
Having just ticked the "suppress adds" box, it would seem that it only suppresses some adds in some places.
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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:52

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 11:52
G'day John & Val

It could be argued that to explore oz, you do it best if you are fit and healthy, and so the ad has a place. I don't buy that argument; and I agree with the comments that you make. Weight loss is a complex issue, and the ad concerned oversimplifies it, and is a poor ad in other ways.

I also agree that revenue raising is not an end that justifies the means.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:46

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:46
The adverts rotate every few days so in all likelihood it will disappear in a few days to be replaced by something else.
Unless the advert is clearly misleading, why should there be limits to what can be advertised on this or any other publicly accessed medium?

If you think the advert is misleading you can always complain to the relevant advertising standards board.

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:56

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 12:56
G'day Everyone

Yes ~ I also had a look at the Bannana ad and for the life of me, I simply switched off somewhere into the self promoting American voiced ad.

I will eat Bannana's again, but the Yankee voice will be haunting me for the first few I manage to devour.

I trembled somewhat when I saw the mining industry ad, but I resisted opening this with every fibre in my body, I understand the requirement for advertisement and revenue raising, but mining adverts on ExplorOz ~ please no !!

People ~ if your television viewing interests allow you to watch SBS One ~ the up coming three part series on Australian Mining might just have you wanting to open the current mining ad shown on ExplorOz.

Viewing time is 20:30hrs on 6 - 1 - 13.

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 13:11

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 13:11
I am not a member we use AddBlock Plus on Firefox and the only adds we see are the ones from the EO shop on the R/H side, other than that no adds at all.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 13:27

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 13:27
I love bananas Joe :)
Take more than some Yank accent to stop me eating them :))

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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:25

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:25
G'day John (Vic)

I'm not arguing that this particular ad should not be on the site, but I do question its relevance to a special interest site, and then I question it further when it's a poor (may only be my opinion, I know) ad.

You ask "why should there be limits to what can be advertised . . .?" There are already limits e.g. cigarette advertising, which are imposed by law, and I would assume, other limits which are imposed by the site owners' judgement based on commonsense , good taste, and community standards.

I'm not sure that I accept the argument raised previously that the owners can raise revenue how and where they can, and I'm sure that that is not the way they operate. Surely though, in this situation where there are subscribing members, those members can have a say.

I repeat - I am not saying this ad should be removed, but I do question the relevance of this ad to this site. I accept that I can choose not to open and read it.

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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 11:11

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 11:11
Just another example of creeping Google-ism - syndicated adverts - Eoz earn $ I guess by taking the ad feed without knowing what in particular will lob on our screen.... Google decide that it would seem. Gotta make a $ some how.
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Reply By: cobber - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:44

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:44
Hi John,
One food that I don't like to eat is "Humble Pie".............lol Happy new year and safe driving to all on Explor OZ
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:47

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 14:47
What did you wash your can of worms down with John - red, white or amber? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 15:27

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 15:27
Ah Bazooka

I'd be more than happy to shout all correspondents one a round of Coopers Sparkling Ale to wash down the can of worms - two rounds and it could get ugly.

But have a look - 750+ viewers to the Thread. If even a quarter read the ad, then the advertiser would have to be happy and will keep advertising on Exploroz. I may have shot myself in the foot.

Cheers
John
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 20:50

Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 at 20:50
Wel if you're shouting better join in the conversation!
I'm just relieved that the advertiser doesn't have a secret camera and has targeted the ad at me...

Cheers,
Vicki
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