I have tried on many occasions to cajole wordpress to remove what could be called advertisements (from which they make money) from this blog. It hasn’t worked. Personally, I never saw the advertisements so didn’t know how offensive or commonly offensive they might be to our expectations, although one reader sent me a screen shot.
“She who must be obeyed” then sent me the following
Is there any way to get rid of those advertisements …
There is, but I have to pay annually. I’ve paid. There’s a nice way to start the new year 🙂
You can also access the blog via pitputim.me as a side-effect of the “benefits” I have accrued.
You may not know, but I use this service for free and don’t have control (nor do I see!) the ads that are served up. It is housed at wordpress somewhere in the ether. I could pay to remove them, but my prime motive has always been, as per my about page. It’s just a blog where I put down issues that invade my headspace. If there are respectful comments, then that is great. If there are no comments, then it’s still fine. I actually enjoy putting down my thoughts because I’ve always enjoyed writing. (I often don’t proof-read, so apologies for errors of English and typos or missing words that are undoubtedly extant.
I have heard that some ads are really inappropriate to put it mildly. If you can do me and all of us a favour, follow the instructions below, which will help wordpress spare me the embarassment of hearing about ads that I would not ever want to see on my blog (or any blog!)
I can’t do it, as I don’t see ads!
If you saw an inappropriate ad, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the address of the site (e.g.,http://example.wordpress.com), the date/time the ad appeared, and a screenshot of the ad.
I don’t see any advertisements when I visit pitputim. A few months ago, I was advised that some “chosen” advertisements would be included by wordpress. I had assumed they would be reasonable, although I wasn’t expecting they would pass through a hechsher. Two readers alerted me to the occasional advertisement which haven’t been anything like what I’d like to see. I will contact wordpress and see what can be done.