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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by peter grimes, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    Today I started seeing some really invasive floater ads. They have video and audio, and you have to wait several seconds before you're able to skip them

    Is this going to continue?

    Is there a plan to implement a premium membership so we don't have to suffer these?
     
  2. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    If you can take screenshots of them and post them, that would be good.

    There are no plans to have premium membership to disable ads. You can consider an ad blocker for your browser.
     
  3. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    I'll try to grab a few screenshots today.
     
  4. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    Just got one:
     

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  5. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Got this one too.
     

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  6. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Thanks. What are the banners at the top and bottom when they show?
     
  7. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    At the bottom was Xfinty from Comcast while the above was about WoW.
     
  8. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    I'll make sure to take note next time it happens and post here.
     
  9. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    That didn't take long :lol:

    Both top and bottom banners were Norton 2012:
     

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  10. Backwards Logic

    Backwards Logic Emperor Palpatine

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    I've gotten four-five pop-ups in the last few days. Here's one from Carrabba's (I've seen two from them).

     
  11. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    I'm getting the same ones

     

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  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Time to lock down your browsers :p
     
  13. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Chieftain

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    Got one for the first time today; same as the ones already posted, above.
     
  14. CivGeneral

    CivGeneral Valkyrie Grand General

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    I get them as well when browsing via iPhone/iPad's Safari.
     
  15. North King

    North King blech

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    Same ad, but the banner was for EVE.
     
  16. mayor

    mayor Heart & Mind

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    I'm not 100% on this... but I think I see a pattern :mischief: :p
     
  17. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    Hate to sound rude, but it's called AdBlock Plus, folks.

    Chrome
    Firefox

    AdBlock Plus. It worked for me! :D
     
  18. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    Nice try, AdBlock Plus salesman... ;)
     
  19. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I'm serious! It's great! You'll completely forget that there are ads on the internet!
     
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