My Apologies

I haven't even read comments yet this morning, so I don't know if anyone's brought it up yet, but when I opened Shakesville this morning, the despicable ad about which I blogged here was running in our sidebar. I nearly had a fucking heart attack, because I absolutely did not approve that ad. I immediately checked my email, and the ad submission for approval arrived in my inbox last night at 8:24pm. I wasn't online after that time last night, so I never got the email—but, nonetheless, the ad was running this morning, by 8:24am.

I have gone to my ad account and turned off the ad, and I have emailed BlogAds requesting an explanation for how that happened. I know that ads which are neither explicitly approved or rejected are considered to be tacitly approved and eventually run, but never has an ad run without my explicit approval after 12 fucking hours—and if BlogAds' policy suddenly requires that I need to be online late in the evening, just to make sure an advertiser can't sneak in an ad that runs counter to everything Shakesville advocates, then I will cancel the blogstrip altogether.

I'm waiting for some sort of response, and I'll let you know if I get one. In the meantime, I just want to sincerely apologize to anyone who saw the ad. It was completely unacceptable that it ran here, and I am extremely unhappy that Shakesville and myself were associated with this advertisement in any way. My deepest apologies.

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