SE Android App Ad featuring David

Does anybody actually like this add? If it had voting buttons (where have these gone to by the way?) I would have downvoted it, and I only very rarely downvote anything.

I suppose the intention is to convey power, but everytime I see this add, I cringe. It makes me feel attacked rather than empowered or invited.

Just my opinion of course, so I am curious to know whether there are people that do like this ad and why.

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    He obviously has good teeth. Mar 12, 2014 at 9:07
  • @LowerClassOverflowian Good ads exist too. It doesn't happen often, but once in a while there's an ad that I enjoy seeing/hearing.
    – Stijn
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:08
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    Read this and see if you like the ad in the end.
    – Antony
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:12
  • If it had voting buttons (where have these gone to by the way?) - Are we supposed to consider this question to vote for the ad? An upvote for yes, I like the ad and downvote for no, its an eyesore?
    – Rahul
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:12
  • I like some of SE Android ads, too bad (or good?) I don't see it often due to my reps. Well, honestly, this is the first time I see this ad. Mar 12, 2014 at 9:18
  • I like that ad because David is proud to use something other than an iPhone.
    – Lucifer
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:19
  • @Kedarnath, maybe the ad could be improved with iPhone debris falling out of his fist. Mar 12, 2014 at 9:21
  • @FrédéricHamidi and for iPhone app ad we have another David
    – Lucifer
    Mar 12, 2014 at 9:23
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    @RJ No. Adds on the SE network had voting buttons at one time or another. IIRC these were to allow SE to get a feel for which adds were considered "on topic" or whatever. And possibly they were related to the free adds for open source project. Don't see them anymore. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:21
  • @AndrewT. Didn't even know there were others. Somehow I get this one all the time :( Mar 12, 2014 at 10:22
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    @FrédéricHamidi: that would at least give some direction to his anger :) Mar 12, 2014 at 10:22
  • @Antony: I saw that. Interesting but doesn't make me like it. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:33
  • Dat image... what. the. actual. fk.
    – user1228
    Mar 12, 2014 at 18:36


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