[CLOSED] Ads

Discussion in 'Support' started by UEA_Hornet, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Are you trying out a new ad thing? I've been getting this bar popping up from the bottom of the screen all morning on every single page:

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    It's a bit of a nuisance and on the work laptop I can't install an ad blocker. Seems to happen on my mobile too and on either Chrome or Edge on my laptop, so presumably it's baked into the options somewhere?

    I don't mind clicking on the top banner occasionally to earn this place a couple of $$ but this one's a bit of a pain...
     
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  2. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Agreed, it's intrusive.
     
  3. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I wondered whether this was tied into the recent forum downtime/refresh.

    Anyway, it's a bit irritating.
     
  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    I don't get it on FFox. Could do with some new galsses as well.
     
  5. GarbeliaHornet

    GarbeliaHornet Academy Graduate

    I'm getting it on Chrome but not on Firefox.
     
  6. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Sorry team but I've had to install an ad blocker as it was just pi**ing me off too much. If you ever get rid of it please let me know and I'll continue to randomly click the old ones.
     
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  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Do you have the rights to install normal programs on your machine?

    If so, install Brave browser. Comes with built in anti-adware and script protection.
     
  8. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Does it also make repeat posts for you?
     
  9. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Nope, that was me because I fluffed up the quote the first time and didn't notice until after 15 mins and couldn't edit, so UEA wouldn't have got the notification. :)
     
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  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Alas, we're not trusted to install anything on the work kit. Thanks though.
     
  11. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    god these ads are terrible! every single page load!
     
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  12. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC First Year Pro

    Ads have become significantly worse for me overnight - now appearing between posts! Not had that before.
     
  13. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Yes, I think that is more annoying than the pop-ups at the bottom of the screen.
     
  14. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Still, the ads are less annoying than certain posters
     
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  16. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Does anyone know where I can download a free online equity release calculator?
     
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  17. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Im on internet explorer (don't hate me)

    Ads have started appearing between posts today.
    It adds a tacky quality Im not greatly enamoured with
     
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  18. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Snap. Mostly for equity release calculators
     
  19. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Using a mobile the threads are full of them. Really annoying.
     
  20. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    We are currently looking into this and will hope to resolve shortly.

    This is not an ad.
     
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  21. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    New Ads are making the forum close to unusable. Why are there massive adds bang in the middle of threads? Dreadful.
     
  22. nfh

    nfh Academy Graduate

    Thanks for looking into it, as it is really unbearable, you start reading a advert thinking its part of the thread from member called Ray-Ban.
     
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  23. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Justworkedouthowtochange

    The adds are a truly horrific addition, I would rather pay a subscription
     
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  24. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Absolutely. If this idiocy continues I won’t come back. Amazing people think a bit of cash is worth absolutely destroying their product.
     
  25. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Update from owner, issue with hosts currently in dialogue to resolve.
     
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    No but if you need a velvet two seater sofa, I can help there
     
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  27. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

  28. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Yes the ones in between messages seem to have gone now
     
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  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Much better. If FF never had the issue it must of been a scripting issue with ad bots? I used to use Micro$oft Edge and ads were a nightmare. It seems the developers of FF have cleverly integrated a ad block.
     
  30. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Thanks for resolving - much better!
     

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