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    Default Did we add ads?

    I saw a Google ad on the main page before I was logged in... when did this happen?

    -Sal

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    Yeah I noticed that this morning. I thought it was only on
    my machine for some reason.
    Actually I see 2 different Google Ads... one at the top and
    one at the bottom of every page.

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    The invasion has begun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by discothefunkyhippo View Post
    I saw a Google ad on the main page before I was logged in... when did this happen?

    -Sal
    Happened last night, around midnight or a little after. A New years resolution I made in hopes to stop the bleeding. Subscription model dropped the point where it wasn't neutral a couple months ago.

    Adverts, all of them, are disabled for blue'd up members. Ads are going to get particularly aggressive for unregistered guests/people that land here via a search engine.

    I'm sorry if this upsets anyone. Hopefully it will be a temporary thing.

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    Also, The ads and the method of placement were chosen to be completely blockable on all platforms.

    Want the "Vanilla" PL experience? Install uBlock Origin for your browser of choice. The original "uBlock" was hijacked and is seriously dated. Origin by gorhill is the good one.

    Also: http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/ will take care of 99% of the ads elsewhere online and lessen the computational burden of uBlock Origin.

    Android: unrooted, DNS66 will do it. rooted: AdAway. Rooted is preferable.

    iPhone: No idea.

    Just do it. The web is a better place without ads.

    As to a course of action here?

    More subs would help. While I am restricted by the terms of ad sense to discuss the program specifics, including revenue, I don't see any clause limiting me from making comparisons. A single commercial benefactor would likely offset the entire program.

    Shit's a changing gents. I've got work to do. So I'm off to do it. I have to get PL off this shitshow of a host as a start, and this seems like a way to go about it.

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    I have no problem for you to offset some of the costs to run
    the Forum.
    Hell there are other forums that seem to have more adds than
    posts. Good luck with your New Years resolution.

    BTW... Happy New Year Spec.


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    An ad or two is no problem at all. As long as it doesn't get as bad as LPF where you have to literally scroll down the entire height of the screen to get to the forums because the top is just ads and ads and more ads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Happened last night, around midnight or a little after. A New years resolution I made in hopes to stop the bleeding. Subscription model dropped the point where it wasn't neutral a couple months ago.

    Adverts, all of them, are disabled for blue'd up members. Ads are going to get particularly aggressive for unregistered guests/people that land here via a search engine.

    I'm sorry if this upsets anyone. Hopefully it will be a temporary thing.
    Take care of yourself first...

    about the ads.......................how come I am getting just Viagra ads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserman532 View Post
    about the ads.......................how come I am getting just Viagra ads?
    They must have a bead on you...

    Jerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserman532 View Post
    Take care of yourself first...

    about the ads.......................how come I am getting just Viagra ads?
    Maybe they're just giving you a heads up.

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