Forum Appearance and Usability Tweaks

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  1. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP Long timer Supporter

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    Are you promoting the use of ad blockers?
  2. bpw

    bpw Been here awhile

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    Well, I like the idea of Advrider making a bit of money off me so I would whitelist the site. But I can't do that anymore since the adds are becoming such a mess.

    Is the best fix for hijacking popups really to tell all the forum users to get adblockers?
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  3. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    there's a bad network sneaking in we're working on it, have been since last night we're pausing networks now.
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  4. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    I think we got it removed, let me know if anyone still has it load
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  5. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    is this resolved on your end as well? sorry again, these guys snuck through and the software we use that works 99.9% of the time let this one sneak through.
  6. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Thanks for all the hard work @Rudy ! Just got it again though :doh
  7. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    sorry about the issue, we're going to revisit all the ad setups shortly. I can
    GAH. okay. i'll stay on it.
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  8. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    put in a million blocks yesterday, any better news?
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  9. lm248

    lm248 Been here awhile

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    So far today things do seem better,,
    Thanks
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  10. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    Thank you.

    The ads which would take over the entire screen are not present, which is nice.

    Largely, I had given up on the mobile version of this site due to them.
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  11. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    thanks for confirming, sorry about that it's been a while since those snuck through.
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  12. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Haven’t been on much. But so far so good. Thanks!
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  13. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    Looks like the pop up ads which appear over the bottom banner ad have returned.

    For what it’s worth none of them are motorcycle related by any stretch.
  14. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    ok, we know which network it is, they said they fixed it but obviously didn't so we'll just pull them permanently. thanks
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    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Screenshot_20211026-204714.png

    It's getting intense. Half to two thirds of the screen is always an ad.

    The popups that keep jumping up and covering the bottom third of the screen where you're trying to type are really fun when they suddenly appear under your finger causing you to open them. Also, the battery ad that runs a full 360° banner around the perimeter of the screen is enough to put me off that brand for life.

    I've seen a bunch of forums with ads and it's never a big deal, but this place is something else. EVERY ad on here moves, makes noise, plays a video or covers the content. It's really bad. :lol3
  16. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    I'm getting to the point where I'd rather financially support adblocker companies than I would pay ransom to sites that put popups under your fingers while you type.
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    Andrew Optimus Primer Administrator Super Moderator

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    They sure work well for me, on this site and across the web.
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    I don't mind paying $49 to support the site. The ad-free experience is another benefit.
    I appreciate the time you and others put into keeping this place running, so I see it as my part in that process.

    That's not to say that there isn't something less than wonderful going on with ads when the site ends up displayed like @shinyribs just posted. If non-supporters are driven away from the site due to ads, or are driven to use ad blockers to make the site usable, the ads will eventually drag the site down.
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  19. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator Supporter

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    thanks for the screenshot we'll get them blocked, it's from a new networks we (were) trying, but behaving badly. Those should only be a 300x250 and 320x50 but clearly much larger on your screen... It's the time of year they're trying to fill demand. we'll make sure they stop breaking the size restrictions.
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  20. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    MzOz and I are bad consumers- while we are able to spend freely, we do not.

    Further, we are both partial to the soft sell.

    Even if a company offers a product or service we actually do need, if it is repeatedly shoved down our throat we WON'T spend. :deal



    Over the years, a few forums I once frequented lost users to invasive ads; there was one ad campaign, Chevrolet IIRC, which would take over the entire screen and generally crashed Firefox.

    There was no dialogue with the site's owners.

    It's nice that @Rudy (and whomever else is a site owner/operator/founder) is open to discussion and improving the user experience.
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