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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Actually it's a web domain purchasing site. I have no idea how this ad connects to their product -- yet another reason it's a terrible ad.
    I took it as "You can build a website with GoDaddy and sell your product.", though IMO it wasn't very effective in conveying that message.

    But even with it being as bad as it is in conveying a message, it's still better than the previous ones with all the hot women. Those were horrible, IMO. I never liked those, and I enjoy looking at hot women.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No, that's a specific breed. This is a "blue Basset Hound":

    How is this "blue". I don't get it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    All that said, I wonder how much of an impact the offense really had to this pulling. GoDaddy has been seeming to understand the power of controversy in marketting. If they now either don't have to pay for the spot, or can out up a different ad there, then they essentially create additional advertising with less money. Now this ad is going to be seen by a lot of people essentially for free, and they gather good publicity for "doing the right thing", all on top of either not actually paying for a Super Bowl spot or being able to put up a different ad during that time to essentially double up with two "big" ads
    GoDaddy had another commercial ready to go. It's the opinion of a lot of people now - myself included - that they actually knew this was going to happen, which is why they so quickly and willingly decided not to air this commercial. In the meantime, this commercial is being aired all over the television, from the major networks to cable shows, is being discussed widely on the internet, is being debated on message boards, etc. In other words, this ad is getting more air time than it would have in the SB on Sunday, and GoDaddy is getting more air time than they could ever have gotten had the ad just run on Sunday as normal.

    If that is true, then I still applaud them. They are profiting greatly from this. As evidenced by some of the responses in this thread, most people had no idea what they do, and the ad itself wouldn't have clarified it had it run as normal.

    Marketing genius.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How is this "blue". I don't get it.
    This is a normal Basset Hound.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Newsflash: Most legitimate shelters now have websites from which they "advertise" their animals that are available for adoption. Having a website, in and of itself, is NOT an indicator of an evil "puppy mill" or disreputable breeder, it's just the latest in an evolution of marketing.

    If you want to place your animals into good homes, you need to be where good people can find you. It's no more complicated than that.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You realize we're talking about DOGS, right, not children? And what is wrong with breeding dogs? Dogs have been bred for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. Heck, dogs wouldn't exist at all if humans hadn't bred them from wolves.
    Oh ****, I thought we were talking about children being sold over the internet and in stores and getting registered with the American Kennel Club! Thanks for showing me the light.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Newsflash: Most legitimate shelters now have websites from which they "advertise" their animals that are available for adoption. Having a website, in and of itself, is NOT an indicator of an evil "puppy mill" or disreputable breeder, it's just the latest in an evolution of marketing.

    If you want to place your animals into good homes, you need to be where good people can find you. It's no more complicated than that.
    Shelters always had websites. Shelters aren't breeders. And shelters don't adopt out dogs over the internet.

    Nobody said having a website for marketing purposes is an indication that you're a puppy farmer. Selling your puppies over the internet is not what reputable breeders do.

    What is your "newsflash" other than you aren't accurately quoting what you're reading in this thread?
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This is a normal Basset Hound.

    What's the difference?

    Honest question. My last dog was a basset. My next one probably will be. I love me some bassets. But I never heard of a "blue" basset until this thread, and unless I'm missing something I'm not seeing a significant difference. Is it the lighter "black"?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    If you've never read anything about it, search for the feral cats of disney. Is really kind of a neat thing at one of the parks.
    Yup, I know about the Disney cats. Another great TNR success story. Last I heard there were about 200 of them. If not for TNR, there would be about 20,000.
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    Re: Is it really that bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    What's the difference?

    Honest question. My last dog was a basset. My next one probably will be. I love me some bassets. But I never heard of a "blue" basset until this thread, and unless I'm missing something I'm not seeing a significant difference. Is it the lighter "black"?
    It's a genetic abnormality. Like albinism.
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