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NoMad
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YouTube constantly shows me ads for marriage and dating apps for muslims.

... I just want to know the logic behind that. Neither am I a Muslim nor am I into marriage. If anything, I'm considered an abomination in Islam. (I know enough about main religions, ThankYouVeryMuch) You see, my conspiracy theory is that YouTube is trying to make me racist (or rather, religionist?) by showing me irrelevant ads on a constant basis to make me angry.

I'm onto you YouTube!!! 👀

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  • 11
    You're last swipe right on tinder is breaking through to YouTube 😅
  • 3
    @C0D4 I deleted tinder more than a year ago so no!
  • 3
    @NoMad sorry "tinder".

    fill with current dating app.

    Otherwise.. I'm that's some strange advertising you're getting there, unless the ad isn't targeted for muslims but just generically hitting everyone and anyone,
  • 1
    @PublicByte but whyyyy meeeee? And why repeatedly? I've clicked on hiding the ad multiple times and this time, I couldn't even remove the damn thing anymore. How many times should I vote for not wanting to see such ads? 😭😭😭
  • 3
    @C0D4 idk it may be location-based. Like I know lots of students live in my area, and that "might" be a reason. But also, lots of Germans and I see no freaking ads from the schnitzel company so no idea.
  • 11
    The internet probably knows something about you that you ain't telling us. Maybe you are halal in the streets, haram in the sheets 😎

    I'll see myself out.
  • 7
    @AleCx04 😂😂😂😂😂
    Soooo I can be eaten and touched in streets but not in sheets? I beg to differ sir!

    (wow, that^ even turned me on a bit)
  • 6
    @AleCx04 Hahahaha. Jesus Christ, man. I might setup a profile just so I can use that.
  • 4
    @NoMad ngl same here :V
  • 4
    @rutee07 heard it in the military man and every time I remember it I can't stop laughing at it. Its just one of those jokes that get me every time lol
  • 2
    tinder, bumble, any others? It might be just running out of dating apps to recommend 😛
  • 2
    @NoMad I'm getting turban ads even though I'm not that much muslim or a woman.
  • 2
    @M1sf3t man, I'm just trying to find friends. Do I have to marry someone who can't drink, eat ham, or have sex with me while I'm on period to find a damn friend? Unacceptable!
  • 3
    @melezorus34 women wear turban??? 🤔 Now that's news to me!
  • 2
    @NoMad I might be having a stroke again, don't mind my words that much.

    Basically whatever that piece of cloth hiding your hair.
  • 1
    @melezorus34 quick Google-fu proves me wrong. I have seen it before but for some reason forgot it entirely.
  • 3
    I have the exact same thing happening to me atm.
  • 6
    @NoMad there is always that stigma concerning friendships when they involve the opposite sex and it is quite annoying. I would say that cultural biases play a heavy role. Where I live, if you are a male and have a female friend, it is automatically assumed by a number of people that something must be going on.
    At work I used to be real close to my previous manager, she was female and very attractive, around the same age as I am. Because we would spend much time working on projects directly related to one another everyone thought that we were having some secret relationship. I never liked the rumors because as flattering as they were, they would still just be lies that weren't true. As a male, you sometimes need to have a nice solid female friend, and vice versa, but people will always assume that some sort of sex exchange needs to happen for that.
  • 2
    you could always try farmersonly. They won't be concerned about any of those things as long as your in church on sunday each time the offering plate gets passed around.
  • 2
    Final Edit Pro: The goddamn term is "hijab". At least I hope so.
  • 3
    @AleCx04 ppl either assume that or your gay 🙄
  • 2
    @M1sf3t clearly, you haven't watched old German farm porn. 😜
  • 3
    @NoMad my internet connection averages about 50 kbs, I'm doing good to watch any porn 🤦‍♂️
  • 5
    @AleCx04 oh, that gets worse. When you think you and a male friend are just friends, but he blocks you once he gets into a relationship. 😒
  • 3
    @NoMad That's probably caused by his jealous new girlfriend. 😄
  • 3
    @rutee07 or he actually had feelings for me. Which is worse. But still, a jealous girlfriend should understand the bromance. Or so I wasn't worth him explaining that we're friends? Then I am right to feel back stabbed.
  • 4
    @NoMad He has no balls then.
  • 1
    that's not a gender specific thing. Blocking someone is on the extreme side but it generally does work out best for everyone if communication slacks off until the two same sex parties have a chance to meet and break the ice.
  • 3
    @NoMad that's not friendship, that's keeping your options open until you don't need them anymore.

    Or rather, him keeping them open
  • 3
    ^^ I disagree. If someone is so extremely jealous from the get go, you're better off letting them go. That level of insecurity never does anyone any good.
  • 2
    ^ I agree. And that is exactly what sucks.
  • 3
    @M1sf3t Oh yeah, some people hide behind the "friendship" curtain when they really are attempting to date you. It cushions the blow of directly asking someone to date you and then being rejected. That's one of the reasons an opposite sex friendship is sometimes hard because there is also a sense of betrayal that someone isn't really your friend. I experienced it in same sex too.
  • 3
    @NoMad I agree on the extreme jealousy part but sometimes, it's the one doing the blocking too. I know I've asked an ex before why he's asking a girl out and he blocked every female friend he has and made me look like a crazy person. Some fuckers are manipulative as fuck, it makes my blood boil just thinking about it.

    Either way, shit like that never works out.
  • 2
    @NoMad well there are different levels of jealousy, some healthy, some not. You don't want to be with someone that could give two shits about what your doing on the side either. With new relationships there always a lot of unknown variables so treading softly always seems to be the best way to approach the situation.
  • 4
    @NoMad yup. Last time that happened to me was some months ago. My previous manager and I were really close. She was a very attractive woman, she had a fiance and it was cool, we developed a close friendship because of the many projects that we did together, but I noticed certain things. Outside it would be 45 Celsius, 113 Fahrenheit, and she would refuse to let me drive her to where she needed to go on campus(I work at a huge fucking school) because she was afraid of rumors going out. So she would walk her pretty little butt wearing high heals on the heat and come back with blisters. After they got married (I was invited to the wedding) she completely and totally stopped talking to me by fb chat or regular messages, which is something she would normally do a lot during the week.

    Dude probably had trust issues, and a small wee wee.
  • 2
    @rutee07 I still wouldn't hold anything against their partner tho. If my so-called friend can't sort his relationship and friendships separately, it's his fault. I know about half of these cases even their girl knew I could do better.
  • 2
    @M1sf3t this is why relationships are a hassle for me. I can't be jealous for the life of me. I just know the fucking line. If the line is crossed, it's over. I don't accept a partner openly flirting just to make me jealous either. That definitely backfires.
  • 2
    @NoMad To be fair, my ex's exes did better after him (he told me when we were still together) and I feel like his current and future ones can do better as well. The dude's a snake. Even five years after we broke up, he'd stalk me on LinkedIn (yes) and send me emails while dating someone else.

    You can definitely do better than that fucker.
  • 2
    @rutee07 wow that dude was so many people's "rock bottom" 😂😂
  • 2
    @NoMad i feel you. I'm already passed the point of not caring what they do so I get that a lot. I try not to hold it against them because it's not their fault I'm like this, and they do deserve better, but yea, it gets rather annoying when they feel the need to test the waters. They never like what they find there.
  • 2
    @NoMad People who make you feel jealous just to feel needed are insecure little shits. It sounds obvious but I gotta say it. There is a saying here and they even made a song about it called (translated) "Find someone ugly".

    The idea is to find someone who society doesn't find physically attractive because they'll be loyal and treasure you. I know, who ever wrote it is a scumbag but yeah. The worst experience I had was with people who fall in that category. The secure ones, attractive inside and out, don't make you feel as shitty.

    Of course, not all of them are like that and personality always plays a huge role on how attractive someone really is. Emotionally manipulative people are never attractive.
  • 3
    @M1sf3t
    Me: *reads all that in Alabama accent*
    Me: *is not disappointed*
  • 3
    How did we get here? 🤔
    Oh yeah, YouTube trying to marry me off to a Muslim.
  • 2
    @NoMad not quite, we've got this weird sorta country/ghetto/coonass blend where I'm from. I picked some others with the army and also the habit of mumbling because no one there ever understood wtf I was saying anyway. Now it sounds about like brad pitt's fake pikey accent.
  • 2
    @M1sf3t it was funnier with Alabama accent tho.
    But you do need to consider picking the international accent. (LA accent, basically) it's easier and works just about anywhere.
  • 1
    @NoMad nah there's only a select few places i would even consider moving to, and they all have their own dialects of english that are as thick as mine.
  • 1
    @NoMad Step one in the Google Ads scheme: descreetly plaster Muslim dating app ads across the screen for the viewer - "nudge" them in the *right* direction.
    Step two in the Google Ads scheme: push Ads everywhere possible for overpriced burkha products.
  • 1
    adblock anyone?
  • 1
    @kleopi since when does it work for android apps? 🤔
  • 1
    @NoMad Youtube Vanced in that case then
  • 1
    @kleopi it "contains ads" lol.

    Edit: wait, it's not on play store, is it?
  • 2
    @NoMad its one you install around a corner via web (google it).
    the one in the playstore is a fake
  • 1
    @NoMad stay away from the play store adblockers - they're all essentially scams or your web usage data harvesters.

    Either get Adaway if you got rooted Android or get the browser extension.

    Personally I use both Adaway and previously when I couldn't root - Firefox with uBlock Origin add-on (it was too much of a hassle to get the extensions for Chrome working). Currently I'm patiently waiting on Vivaldi to push out extension support on Android version.
  • 1
    are you using vpn to view youtube?
  • 1
  • 1
    @coffeeholic gonna login after a time so it won't matter?
  • 1
    @NoMad someone is using your network or account or a device that once was associated with your account? or fingerptinting just went sideways...
  • 2
    One of YouTube's known metics is ad watch time. If it allows you to skip the ad and you walk away to get a snack instead of skipping the ad, despite not clicking it, it will mark that as potentially interested. Even if you change tabs to check something real quick. You only had to watch it for 5 seconds, but you watched for a whole 7 SECONDS! obviously that one was more captivating for you.

    Among other things of course. Advertising is one giant ruse.
  • 1
    @deadPix3l does this also apply to unskippable ads? If so I think I see a loophole how to push ads to someone to skew the fingerprinting. :)
  • 1
    @freddyjohn good to know. I'll direct my next rants about YouTube directly at you from now on then. Cheers!
  • 1
    @theKarlisK I don't believe so? But you might be seeing more unskippable ads if you aren't skipping skippable ads. It marks you as a person who watches ads. So it shows you more of them. And the more you don't skip, the more unskippable ones show up.

    That said I'm not a YouTube dev, and I haven't peeked behind the curtain, this is what I've discovered from personal experience, articles, and other sources. Grain of salt.
  • 0
    @deadPix3l I don't think that's the logic. Otherwise and given the rate by which I skip ads by closing and reopening same videos, I should just not get ads at all.
  • 1
    @NoMad well obviously they can't stop showing you ads. They need to make money. Try it though. Take a week and just stop skipping ads. Change tabs for a second, look at Facebook, go get a soda. Let the ads play through. Especially the ones AFTER the video when you could totally just close the tab. Let it play.

    In a week, you'll notice the amount of ads you see is significantly higher
  • 0
    The other day I saw google ads showing for me because of someone else in my household... so if you are sharing your internet connection that might be it.
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