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  • #10049
    JimC
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    Greetings,

    I’m not sure if it’s always been like this and I just never noticed it, but it seems like a few days ago this site started showing popup ads when you click off the main page.  Initially I thought the worst, that I got some sort of malware or virus on my computer, but aside from doing a virus scan, I also tested the site on my other computer and my phone, and BOTH are also showing popup ads.

    With all due respect, popup advertisements ceased to be cool in about 2001. They’re distracting, jarring, and can interrupt site flow. On more than one occasion I accidentally closed the main window while trying to close the popup. Bottom line, popups scare people, they divert them from seeing your content, and they don’t work as well as anyone would like, since a ton of people have popup blockers installed. (I would have them blocked myself, but unfortunately an app I use at my job requires them to be enabled.)

    It’s your site and your decision, but for me personally, I’d rather have inline ads, sidebar ads, even the hover ads that block your content but appear in the same browser window/tab as the content, than to have to be subjected to popup ads. It’s not a deal-breaker to enjoying the site, just something I’d enjoy were it changed.

     

    Thanks!

    #10158
    JCFindley
    Member

    I am with Jim C on this. I understand that bills need to be paid but it is an annoying way to do it.

    To go one step further, it would be nice if the popups were at least a little more selective. eg they do not contain “work from home” scam ads.

    #10161
    Rizzo
    Member

    get adblock plus for firefox or chrome. never had a popup problem with this site, and that’s why.

    #10172
    JCFindley
    Member

    It is easy enough to avoid by simply bookmarking the forum, but thanks.

    #10173

    Another vote for adblocker, I wish I could get one for my TV!

    #13569
    Bill
    Member

    Most likely the ads are coming form an extension or add-on from one of your browsers.  I recently thought that my hosting company starting placing ads on my business account, I was slightly pissed, cause I was like, why am I paying for a business account and getting ads?

    Turns out it was a Pintrest extension for Chrome inserting javascript code within the browser, not the web-site.  I disabled all my extensions, the ads went away.  So I re-enabled them one-by-one until the ads returned.

    In my case, the person or group who created the chrome extension, clearly stated that future updates may contain ads, but until recently they had never implemented it.  Soon as they did, I removed the extension.

    I also had adblock as well, the ads went past that since they were being generated by the Pintrest extension.  BTW, the Pintrest extension was not the “official” release.

    #13685
    ebi
    Member

    @WCS:

    Another vote for adblocker, I wish I could get one for my TV!

    you can, it’s called TIVO.

    Have you all seen the ad blocker plugin that turns all the pictures/ads into pictures of Ryan Gosling?

    http://heygirl.io/

    #13687
    nesgran
    Member

    Bill, this site used to have the old school pop ups when you pressed on anything. Thank god they’ve stopped with them because they were seriously annoying

    #13718
    ebi
    Member

    LMFAO. I just got served an ad on this site for something I shot.

    #13788
    nesgran
    Member

    bwahahaha, that is irony

    #13805
    Bill
    Member

    @Nesgran  –  ahhh.  I probably just never git them, but I know what you are talking about.  Hate those.


    @Ebi
    – that plugin is just awesome, lol.  Now if I were gay, it would be even more awesome, lol’

    #13808
    Admin2
    Member

    Guys, We have to pay the bills somehow… 🙂

    We agree though…They were tremendously annoying. Definitely not a good experience. Sorry about that!

    #13827

    How difficult is it to adjust the page parameters?  Any chance the Reply To box could be increased in size, a window twice as tall, say?

    #13828
    nesgran
    Member

    Or maybe just go to first unread post that works? I manually have to find the first unread post which gets a little frustrating

    #13906
    ebi
    Member

    @Bill, not gay either but RG is damn dreamy!

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