Leaving the forum once again

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Kerry Brown, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Well-Known Member

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    I left when the ads became too intrusive. I stopped in again and it seemed a little better so I've been lurking daily and posting occasionally.. Today a video ad showed up in the bottom right corner when viewing posts. I couldn't stop it or hide it. It was way too intrusive making me scroll to read the full post. I'll check in once in a while but until the video ads are gone I won't be a regular.
     
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    They are a pain in the bum. i've tried adblocker, etc, no avail.
     
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    Bob Womack Well-Known Member

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    I'm running two ad blockers and between them few ads see the light of day.

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  4. AngelDeVille

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    I get ads for Asian dating sites
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    I'd be more concerned about the fourteen tracking cookies. But I've dealt with those.
     
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    You guys surf on what ? Tablets, phones ? On my PC with AdBlock I have never seen any of said videos.
     
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  7. Worblehat

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    I use Firefox on my PC and my smartphone with AdblockPlus installed. No video ads. But I noticed them too on a another device without ad blocker.
    To be honest: I don't want to use ad blockers on sites like this as the ads keep it alive. After all running a large forum costs money. I would rather have the option to become a premium member for a euro per month or so to have ads disabled for me and know that I support the community. But I don't see this happening here any time soon...
     
  8. Von Trapp

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    I've never seen an ad here ever. I think the problem with ads is that they insist on being so intrusive. Advertisers seem to think, still, like it's 1997, that the best ads are the ones that blink and sound and move enough to get peoples attention. That's of course not true, all it does is irritate and force people who want to preserve their sanity to install adblockers. I wonder what they would think if one offered them a bunch of people that had the job of standing next to people reading a book or magazine and flash torches in their eyes, wave with branded flags and shout advertising messages in their ears. Unless they are complete morons they would realize that was perhaps not a good idea. Well, newsflash, neither are moving and/or sounding ads. The human eye is trained to focus on that which moves, for self preservatory reasons, and thus whilst trying to read something on a webpage ones eyes will constantly try to divert from the text. This is why it is irritating to people. If this site had static ads only, I for one would remove my adblocker straight away.

    But it seems some folks never learn. One wonders, did they ever stop to think WHY people use adblockers?
     
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    I get ads for ad blockers.
     
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    Try Ghostery
     
  11. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Ghostery deals with the secret squirrel stuff we should really know about - the trackers that follow you away from the site.

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    But I have to give a word of praise for the fact that at least the site is now working behind security, so passwords are no longer broadcast to the world.
     
  12. Worblehat

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    Thanks for the info, donepearce. I have my browser set up to delete all cookies and other data from websites when I close it. So at least those trackers should not survive until the next session.
    I noticed too that the site finally uses https which is a good thing!
     
  13. AngelDeVille

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    But... local women are wanting to meet me....
     
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    I use a VPN, so local women could be anywhere in the world.
     

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