MetaFilter carries a bit of advertising space devoted to Google's Adsense keyword-matching text and image ads, and small image ads on the front pages of subsites from The Deck Network. If you are a member of MetaFilter, you won't see any ads on comment threads but you may see the occasional small ad on the front pages of each subsite (which you can turn off). Ads from Google's Adsense program are automatically generated and matched and aren't approved ahead of time.
If you spot an annoying, obnoxious, and/or offensive ad, your best bet is to note the URL of the site it's pointing to... then use the contact form to let us know where you saw the ad, what it said, and the URL of the site it led to, and we'll be able to filter it out of the ad system.
A sketchy or inappropriate ad is showing on the page. What can I do?
Copy the URL that the ad is pointing to and send it to the mods through the contact form, telling us what the ad said and where on the page you saw it. This allows us to get it blocked. Metafilter does not pre-approve the advertisements that are shown; we can only catch the bad ones if users send us their URLs. See here for more about how advertising works on Metafilter. (tags: adsadvertisingthedeckgoogleadsenseoffensive ) December 20, 2012 - permalink - back to questions