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Hey Gaia. When you get these companies to give you videos for us to watch for Gaia Cash, make sure they don't include age and gender drop boxes. Age and gender should not matter.

I tried watching the Litter Genie video but it wouldn't let me because I'm a girl and born in 1990 (which makes me 22 years old). I'm old enough for a cat. Girls are allowed to have cats. Just because I personally don't own a cat doesn't mean I don't know someone who does and thus who can benefit from this product.

I can't watch the Method Oceans Plastic video either. I figured I would switch it to Male this time with the same birth year to see if it would work but I got the same result. Both guys and girls clean up littered beaches and oceans, just to let you know.

Both of these videos are located under the Token Ad videos section. Since I apparently put in the wrong gender or age, I can no longer change it and it keeps saying the "Video is intended for a different audience." -.-

Please fix this Gaia because age and gender should not matter when it comes to these ads. I recall a while back with the old gaia cash system there was an ad about men's sneakers. Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I'm not interested in the shoes. Maybe I like to wear men's shoes. Maybe I want to buy them for a guy I know, like a cousin, brother, father, friend, boyfriend, etc.

Please don't allow videos to be gender and age specific. I can understand age restriction if it was an ad for a rated R or M movie or video game (although people under those ages watch and play them anyways) but I'm pretty sure there is not age restriction on owning a cat and picking up beach litter.

Thank you very much.

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I personally think race and yearly income ones are more insulting. It is annoying that ad companies "target" an audience.
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I personally think race and yearly income ones are more insulting. It is annoying that ad companies "target" an audience.


I agree. Just target everyone.

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It's just the way companies do it, Gaia can't do anything about it.
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.


I see your point (though I don't think gaia will play ads for tampons or viagra lol but they have had an ad for alcohol in the past). I so agree with you that Gaia should eliminate the part about age/gender verification.

See, again today it was a new ad for the Litter Genie (cat litter cleaner) and apparently because I'm 22 years old I'm not allowed to watch it. How old or young do I have to be to watch it?1!?!?!?! It makes no sense!!!
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.


I see your point (though I don't think gaia will play ads for tampons or viagra lol but they have had an ad for alcohol in the past). I so agree with you that Gaia should eliminate the part about age/gender verification.

See, again today it was a new ad for the Litter Genie (cat litter cleaner) and apparently because I'm 22 years old I'm not allowed to watch it. How old or young do I have to be to watch it?1!?!?!?! It makes no sense!!!


Hmmm...I'm 45, and I was allowed to watch the Litter Genie video. Maybe they are targeting people who are in the "mom" age group? Because of the mistaken belief that when the kids get tired of taking care of the pet, it's Mom who takes over?

I have seen the past alcohol ads, lol. They didn't last long, so maybe the Powers That Be at Gaia picked up on it quickly...
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.


I see your point (though I don't think gaia will play ads for tampons or viagra lol but they have had an ad for alcohol in the past). I so agree with you that Gaia should eliminate the part about age/gender verification.

See, again today it was a new ad for the Litter Genie (cat litter cleaner) and apparently because I'm 22 years old I'm not allowed to watch it. How old or young do I have to be to watch it?1!?!?!?! It makes no sense!!!


Hmmm...I'm 45, and I was allowed to watch the Litter Genie video. Maybe they are targeting people who are in the "mom" age group? Because of the mistaken belief that when the kids get tired of taking care of the pet, it's Mom who takes over?

I have seen the past alcohol ads, lol. They didn't last long, so maybe the Powers That Be at Gaia picked up on it quickly...


I wouldn't be surprised if you're correct about the "mom" age group thing; it makes sense. Last time they had the cat litter ads they didn't let me reenter my age and I doubt they'll let me do it again. If I get lucky enough to I'll put that I'm older. cat_3nodding
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On V11 it'll let me watch the genie litter videos. I'm 22 and F as well.
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On V11 it'll let me watch the genie litter videos. I'm 22 and F as well.


Yeah they let me, but Token Ads doesn't..... evil
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On V11 it'll let me watch the genie litter videos. I'm 22 and F as well.


Yeah they let me, but Token Ads doesn't..... evil
I dont even get the token ads. sweatdrop Though I'd figure women are more likely to own cats.
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.


I see your point (though I don't think gaia will play ads for tampons or viagra lol but they have had an ad for alcohol in the past). I so agree with you that Gaia should eliminate the part about age/gender verification.

See, again today it was a new ad for the Litter Genie (cat litter cleaner) and apparently because I'm 22 years old I'm not allowed to watch it. How old or young do I have to be to watch it?1!?!?!?! It makes no sense!!!


Gaia has absolutely nothing to do with the ads. Do you even understand the meaning of the word "sponsor"?
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I understand that some companies might make different ads for different genders and/or age groups in order to appeal to certain groups of people, but I too, think Gaia is not the place for such ad targeting.

Since I'm over 18, whenever one of the ads asks for my age, right away I'm concerned that it might be an ad for cigarettes, tobacco or alcohol. If it asks for my gender, I'm wondering if I'm going to get an ad for feminine hygiene products or Viagra. confused

Since so many of Gaia's users are teens, I don't think any of those are appropriate ads, and any other age or gender targeting aren't going to be very useful. As others have pointed out, both men and women own pets, play video games, chew gum etc.


I see your point (though I don't think gaia will play ads for tampons or viagra lol but they have had an ad for alcohol in the past). I so agree with you that Gaia should eliminate the part about age/gender verification.

See, again today it was a new ad for the Litter Genie (cat litter cleaner) and apparently because I'm 22 years old I'm not allowed to watch it. How old or young do I have to be to watch it?1!?!?!?! It makes no sense!!!


Gaia has absolutely nothing to do with the ads. Do you even understand the meaning of the word "sponsor"?


Yeah I do. Gaia does have to AGREE to work WITH the sponsors. Gaia has to agree to the ads being displayed. They aren't just going to say "Sure, do whatever you want." They do have a say in the matter and they have a tech team that has to set up the Sponsor's ads.

And why are you even replying to an old thread?

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