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    Posted: December 30 2019 at 13:05
Ads are now appearing stuck in the middle of reviews on the front page. (Perhaps this has been happening for awhile now, I generally don't scope out the reviews on the front page.)
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Is there any reason why over the past month or so it has gotten so bad? The screen shot that Ian posted is exactly what I see daily now


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I haven't seen any ads on this site. I do have Ublock running in Chrome, but it's switched off on this site. So I wonder why I'm not seeing anything (a Win10 laptiop btw)?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2019 at 04:32
AdBlocker just blocked 10 ads on this page alone, it does seem a bit excessive.
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I usually run Ghostery on Firefox on my PC, and one day I had to disable it for another site. I forgot that I had disabled it, and when I went to PA, I was astonished at the bombardment of advertisements! I never use my phone for engaging in forums because it's just too small and hard to mouse around, so I never realized the extreme volume of ads here. Ghostery back on!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2019 at 13:39
Ads  (banner or otherwise) are really a nuisance on the phone, but I don't see any on my computer because I use uBlock (which unfortunately has no mobile version).
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

That's what I'm getting, every other post a banner ad.
 

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Originally posted by historian9 historian9 wrote:



...because even with adblocker turned off I'm not seeing a single add, so I don't know if it's a browser setting on my end or some country based thing.



Exactly, same thing here - no ads whatsoever ???

(I don't even have / use adblocker, btw)
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The best part is there is an empty space between the links in the header and the thread title that actually contains an adserver link. If there isn't a law against that there certainly should be.
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That's what I'm getting, every other post a banner ad.
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Originally posted by historian9 historian9 wrote:

It's not like it's in our control so I don't think we can do anything about it at the moment, but I do recommend using ad blocker plugins for the browser of your choice in the mean time.

Actually I would ask everyone if they could post screenshots in the future, because even with adblocker turned off I'm not seeing a single add, so I don't know if it's a browser setting on my end or some country based thing.



I captured these from this exact forum. I went out to upload it and when I came back it was even worse. This is on my phone. Android using Chrome. Here's the screen caps.




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It's not like it's in our control so I don't think we can do anything about it at the moment, but I do recommend using ad blocker plugins for the browser of your choice in the mean time.

Actually I would ask everyone if they could post screenshots in the future, because even with adblocker turned off I'm not seeing a single add, so I don't know if it's a browser setting on my end or some country based thing.

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Yea, I noticed we are getting slammed with this stuff lately. May be it's worse because of the holidays?
I noticed my junk mail has increased a lot. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2019 at 13:45
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

^Seriously. If someone isn't familiar with the site their first glance would look like one of those "buy this site" ownerless domains.
 

Yeah. One ad in a post on one page was bad enough, but now every page seems to have like five. Not only is it ugly and cumbersome, but reading posts now is much more difficult. 
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^Seriously. If someone isn't familiar with the site their first glance would look like one of those "buy this site" ownerless domains.
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It seems worse this week. I'm seeing ads in almost every other post now. This site will lose credibility if the ads outnumber the content.

Edited by progaardvark - December 18 2019 at 10:27
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^ that used to happen a lot but hasn't for a while. The screen wants to go to a certain place on the page not always the top. Freaky s.h.i.t

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Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

^"Mistake". Sure Paul.

No, I get it. I load a page and go to click something and hit some nefarious ad site because the screen jumps loading an ad somewhere else on the page.
 
That's it exactly. The screen jumps up just as I'm about to click on something and I end up clicking on the dating ad instead. That's my excuse anyway. Tongue
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It was getting so bad that just accidently clicking on the blank white background would conjure up annoying ads. Totally out of control and i have not one ounce of guilt using AdBlocker to avoid this nonsense.

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^That's how I do the majority of my check-ins. Any "work" requires at minimum a full laptop screen anyway.
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