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  1. GeorginaSparks

    GeorginaSparks Well-Known Member

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    As of 30 mins ago, ive been getting this on every single page i visit on here. Im not removing my adblocker so fix this please. lhcf.jpg
     
  2. theRaven

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    I havent received that message but rather ads on my mobile phone when on the forum. Never before until now
     
  3. dimopoulos

    dimopoulos Crazy Greek Staff Member

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    Advertisements are a source of revenue for this site, means to keep the site running.

    For the last few months our ad revenue has decreased significantly and if the decline continues in the near future we will not be able to pay our hosting bills. The traffic on the site has not decreased so it is a result of more and more members using ad blockers.

    You are more than welcome to either ignore these messages and dismiss them when they appear, or add our site as a trusted site to deliver ads in your adblocker.
     
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    There's this ANNOYING ad that pop ups at the bottom of my screen as of this morning. Every time I click the x it goes away but if I go to another page within the site it pops back up. This is going to be annoying enough to the point where I stop coming to LHCF. Is there a way to block it?
     
  5. hunnychile

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    Is it possible to only allow paid users to use adblockers?

    I'll let my subscription lapse before I allow ads on something I pay for.....
     
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    Same here! I blocked pop ups and JavaScript, but I don't want the quality of my experience on the site to ne affected because of some annoying ads. They're like a virus. I can't take it.
     
  7. hairsothick

    hairsothick Black and Magical

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    Having those boxes pop up on every single page is ridiculous. I'm not disabling my ad blocker when I pay to use this site.
     
  8. MzLady78

    MzLady78 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, so it's not just me, I thought I did something by mistake.

    This is so annoying.
     
  9. JFemme

    JFemme Well-Known Member

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    Every single page..... That's too much......full tilt harrassment

    I will never buy one single thing via an ad

    Especially a forced one...

    J/s
     
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  10. GeorginaSparks

    GeorginaSparks Well-Known Member

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    I don't want ads and forcing paying members to disable their adblock is kinda ridiculous.
     
  11. Sharpened

    Sharpened A fleck on His Sword

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    I could still see and click on ads on the right side even with adblocker, so I do not understand the fuss.
     
  12. BackToMyRoots

    BackToMyRoots Happy

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    The ads are also stretched across the top of my screen and distorting my mobile view.
     
  13. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    Thissss what's the point of paying if we have to deal with ads? I thought that was the whole point of paying
     
  14. ackee walk

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    @dimopoulos There's this one particular ad at the bottom of the screen that disrupts our ability to use the site. If you click it away, it keeps coming back and if you don't click it away, it replaces the entire screen with a page that contains links to other sites. I honestly thought it was malware or a virus.

    This type of thing will push me, and I'm sure others, from using the site. So now you have ad revenue that's pushing away paying members? What's the point of that?
     
  15. MysTori

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    Yeah, I don't agree with the popup asking to remove adblocker. I usually see those on websites where I'm trying to view content for free, which I understand. But to pay AND have to contend with ads :nono: Maybe have the adblocker apply to non-paying visitors only would be great. But, to be fair, I did turned off the adblocker, refreshed the page multiple times and it still wouldn't remove the adblocker messages popping up on my screen. Lose/Lose. I've already been debating the fact that LHCF has been eating alot of my time (addicted), maybe it's a sign :lol: :look:
     
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  16. FearlessNik

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    First the forced blogs now this. Our six fiddy doesn't go as far as it used to.
     
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    So things we are subjected to:
    • Cannot curse for risk of being banned,
    • Cannot have random thoughts threads,
    • Threads being at risk to being locked or poofed at will,
    • Pay a yearly subscription fee
    ... And now we are subjected to forced ads... Lordt!
    I understand this is a forum with rules and that this site needs to function and run well with good revenue. However as regular respective paying member I'm feeling very slighted by this.

    Why not just do a donations fundraiser like wikipedia does or increase the subscription fee to 9.99? I would prefer those options over forced ads.
     
  18. FlowerHair

    FlowerHair Reclaiming my time

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    Ummmm...these ADS are ridiculous!!

    Who wants to spend time x-ing away ads on every single page???

    Not me.

    See you all another day!
     
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    forced blogs?
     
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    The blog notifications wouldn't be so bad if clicking "mark as read" didn't direct you to another page.
     
  21. Adelta89

    Adelta89 Ready for the next vacation

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    Mine also.
     
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  22. Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold

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    Ok this adblocker message is annoying. I am not turning off my adblocker.
     
  23. BonBon

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    Thats the beautiful thing about adblocker, you don't have to :look:
     
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    I was about to say that. Why don't you guys just use your ad blocker to block the message?
     
  25. Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold

    Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold Rocking the Casbah

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    it worked!!!
     
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  26. Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold

    Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold Rocking the Casbah

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    just go to filter preferences and check off the first box if it's unchecked.
    Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 3.53.04 PM.png
     
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    one of them has come back again :cry3: how is that? i'll have to fiddle with the settings.
     
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    This right here. On other content sites, it's typical to have ads for free users and for those ads to be removed if you subscribe. As a paying member, I assumed my annual subscription was what I contributed to help support the site, not ad clicks. Whilst the ads were always on the side, as someone with adblock I didn't give it much thought and don't believe I should have to.

    If adblock isn't allowed even for paying for paying members now and the warnings are set to be this obnoxious for the foreseeable future, I'd also rather let my subscription lapse. Between this and a few other issues, the overall experience here (minus the actual community/members) is borderline unpleasant.
     
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    I actually had adblocker off on this site because the ads were easy to ignore. I turned it back on today because of an intrusive ad that made it basically impossible to browse the forum, only to find an adblock warning that's even more annoying.
     
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    I hear you :yep: I didn't turn on adblocker for LHCF but for the other sites I visit. LHCF was just covered by default, but I agree that the ads weren't so bad. However, I've turned off the adblocker, reloaded the page, didn't work. I even closed the page and reopened it with the blocker off and I still get the popups. So, I have to find a way around it.
     
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