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Discussion in 'Suggestions, Requests, Q and A' started by GeorginaSparks, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Lucia

    Lucia Well-Known Member

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    That's what thought too. The few ads before weren't that intrusive. But we should have a opt out for paying members.
     
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    GeorginaSparks Well-Known Member

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    Crazy...im now home on my Mac and im not getting the popups about disabling my adblocker. Was just happening on my work computer which is a windows.
     
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  3. Sharpened

    Sharpened A fleck on His Sword

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    The adspace on the right is wider on my mobile device, squishing the blocks and words on the main forum pages. Yuk...
     
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    IMG_3849.PNG @dimopoulos But these ads are really bothersome. One of them actually runs down the entire screen as you scroll down.
     
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    Soooo is he going to come back and answer anyone??? And now that I'm on mobile these new ads are horrible too.
     
  6. FlowerHair

    FlowerHair Reclaiming my time

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    The most offensive ads are not visible on my phone! :pray:
    Hallelujah!
     
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    On my phone I have an add banner at the top that scrolls to the right even beyond my window and then one at the bottom that sticks there as you scroll. Eventually, as you continue to scroll you get a popup that takes you to a page with a ton of sites listed. Like a previous poster said it looks like malware. Its really bothersome and makes the experience tedious when navigating the site using mobile.
     
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    Yea the notifications annoy me. I don't want to read blogs and I don't want to have to go into them to remove the notifications.
     
  9. Lucia

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    Yes that's the obnoxious one.
     
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    Oh I just have the notifications hanging there :lol:
     
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    I have a mac and it was showing up all day. Just stopped a couple of hrs ago
     
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    I thought it was just me. I was sitting here trying to figure out how I got a virus on my iPad.

    Look at all of these ads. It's ridiculous!

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    And then the one at the bottom had the nerve to get stuck and leave lines across my screen.

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    I won't be literally chased by ads. I'll see y'all when this is resolved.
     
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    Okay, I feel better knowing this is a site-wide issue. Still, like many others have said, I'm not taking my ad-blocker down. It wouldn't be so bad if the ads weren't so obnoxious! It really looks like malware.
     
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  14. Foxglove

    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    I'm just laughing bc the ads are all about hair care tips and hair products which is what brought most people to this site in the first place. I'm not clicking on those and if they were successful in getting clicks they would drive traffic away from this hair care tips/hair product site. Counterproductive all around
     
  15. Lucie

    Lucie Dancin' on sunshine!

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    I am always tardy to the party with this stuff. I keep seeing a black, thin box at the bottom of the page and I have to keep X'ing it. I usually surf from my phone rather than use a desktop.
     
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    The one at the bottom of the screen is now worse. It used to be that you could X out of it but now the box stays even when you tell it you don't want to see the ad. There's now a google box blocking the bottom of the screen. Also, the ads that were displaying started giving me a headache. There was a Honda ad with the car driving across the bottom of the screen and there was an AT&T ad where the symbol moved across the bottom. It's too much going on when I'm trying to read.

    I wish there had been a poll or something before these changes were implemented. I'd rather pay a small increase than suffer through these ads.
     
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    If covering your hosting costs are such an issue, then maybe its time to review the cost. When was the last time you increased the subscription?

    I know that subscriber mentioning a price increase is equivalent to a turkey voting for Christmas, but these ads are driving me nuts...

    I don't know about anyone else but I'm not averse to paying more in order to avoid these ads...
     
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    Man these ads are super duper annoying!! I barely post but I lurk like mad but I can't take this nonsense. I agree that paying members should not have to deal with this. They should not be so dependent on ad revenue with a paying member base.
     
  19. GeorginaSparks

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    ok seems like it's gone on my work pc
     
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    OK, the ad at the bottom is even more annoying now. It's a different ad from yesterday. It doesn't have an "X" so I can't close it. It also scrolls across the bottom. Ugh.
     
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    kanozas se ven las caras pero nunca el corazón

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    I think they behave somewhat as malware or are detected as such. My anti-virus keeps sanitizing something and I suspect it's generated from this site. I disabled my ad blocker and the page is quirky to load with each page loading.
     
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    This site is going to suffer even more if this doesn't get resolved. People were actually clicking on ads from this site? I have never, not even once.
     
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    ^^they count on people clicking my mistake
     
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    I don't think anyone has to click on the ad for the site to generate revenue. Just having it pop up on the screen can sometimes generate a smaller amount.
     
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    Lucie Dancin' on sunshine!

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    Guilty! I stay clicking on profiles and ads by accident.
     
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    Yes, counterproductive ....much
     
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    Autumn~Tint~Of~Gold Rocking the Casbah

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    I still have my adblocker on and have not seen anymore of those error messages...
     
  28. Duff

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    Now I don't see the black banner while in an actual thread but it is there in the main forum section.

    ETA. Ok, I spoke too soon. It's funny that the banner is not in THIS thread tho.
     
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    Yeah, the scrolling is giving me a headache.

    Y'all play too much. I would gladly pay more to stop this nonsense.
     
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    Maybe that's the tactic. :scratchchin: We need to stop saying that or the next renewal may be $14.99 :lol:
     

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