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Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by perennialpam on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 pm

Recently ads have started appearing at the top of my screen.

"Everybody's Watching Me!" -- wasn't there a song to the effect?

Is there a way to avoid that?

If it helps support the webpage I can deal.

Thanks.
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by Lovebird on Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 pm

I've installed uBlock Origin to block ads. Cool It's free and available for all browsers AFAIK and you can decide for every site whether to turn it on or off.
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by ONTARIO on Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:57 pm

This is a free forum. And, well, as they say, "Nothing in life is really free". Wink So, the cost of our "free" forum is that unless, as Lovebird pointed out, you install a third party ad blocker then, yes, you are going to see ads.

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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by Lovebird on Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:11 pm

And that is exactly why I turn it off on occasion... yes, I'm weird that way, but I'm grateful for the platform they've given us and installed the adblocker for a different reason than this place.
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Post by sharperhawk on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:04 pm

The only ad I see is for Topic'it, which is the app promoted by Forumotion for mobile access.

As long as there are no pop-ups, autoplaying videos, or huge amounts of screen space used, I'm fine with ads.
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by Rig D on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:17 pm

I'm there with Sharperhawk.
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Post by Narrowminded on Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Me too haven’t had ads either
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by perennialpam on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Thank you all for the info.

I did not want to ask because the forum is free but they just now started showing up and I did not understand why.
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Post by ONTARIO on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:32 pm

Don't feel bad asking! Asking questions is how we learn! Besides, I also learn a lot when members ask or suggest things.

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Post by Narrowminded on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Well, I have to change my response. Today, for the first time, banner add for video games across the top of the first section. It does cover content here. I would not be bothered if it was above the content area. Not sure if a larger top margin, if even possible would help or not. For me it would need to be about 1/2 more space.

I will see if it continues. I’m also curious as why it just started, when others have had it before and some haven’t.
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by ONTARIO on Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 am

I am not seeing this. Unfortunately, we can't control the presence of ads unless we want to pay forum fees. How are you viewing the forum? I know that there are many options now days with regard to how people view forums so perhaps a discussion on who is using what and what ads they are/are not seeing might be helpful.

When I view the forum I always do so via the website. Even when I use my tablet I load the forum in Chrome.

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Post by Rig D on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:11 pm

I'm not seeing any ads. I use Firefox on Win10 PC.
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Post by Narrowminded on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 pm

I know you don´t have control Ontario, just wanted to note it Incase others have issues going forward.

I am using the website via Safari on my iPad. Other than maybe the first week the forum was up, this is how I access and it´s always been through Safari.

I may give chrome a try and see what happens.

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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by Lovebird on Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 am

I can see the banner, but it's not blocking any text on my laptop.

NM, can't you simply use an adblocker on your iPad? AFAIK Ublock Origin works on Safari too.
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Post by Narrowminded on Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 am

LB i will look into it. Haven’t ever had one. I will see how it goes.
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Re: Is there a way to turn off ads?

Post by Narrowminded on Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Update. I’m wondering if the latest iOS update removed some sort of filter. No matter I downloaded Ad Guard and it seems to have done the trick.
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