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  1. jamor

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    Ads seem to have tripled and now can bypass more filters.

    I will just use NoScript on Firefox to block all ads and scripts from now on.

    Was using google chrome before but the Ads seem to have penetrated the adblockers defense on that browser.
     

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  2. Phases

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    Well, the only obtrusive ad I know of on our site is the one popup, that I hardly ever see anymore (thank god).

    The rest are out of the way, yes?
     
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    Using Chrome with adblock on and I don't see anything but the white blocks where the ads should be.

    I disabled Adblock for a bit and the ads certainly seem more "in your face" than they used to be (or more so than I remember anyway), but I wouldn't say there's more of them. Could that be down to premium membership though?
     
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    No.. they have yet to minimize ads for premium..

    Hm, well, I don't personally find them bad. And I have always very loudly voiced myself about my hate for certain ads. But, I basically don't even see these anymore. Just skim over them.
     
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    Yea that intrusive pop up was really annoying but I haven't seen it in a bit.

    The banners on the left are a bit distracting.. But they are out of the way so really no usability complaint.. it just breaks concentration (but that's the point).

    Anyway it's not a big deal. You guys gotta make revenue. I just wish they were a bit smaller.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's cool. Gotta do what ya gotta do. I've got pretty good at tuning them out but yea I see how that can be a real distraction.
     
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    I use noscript in FireFox. Not to block apps though, but it does.
     
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    I always felt noscript blocked too much, never really gave it a chance though. Got fed up with FF lately and been all chrome....
     
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    Will it EVER be??? It's advertise as such. I remember Woop used to constantly badgered you about this. If you can't, then don't state it as one of the reason for members to go Premium. Not that I paid much to be premium ;) lol

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    I have asked rob to fix this 1 billion times. I just now quoted what you said to him. My hands are tied here...

    I guess I could redo his image and replace it and simply apologize to everyone who's gone premium to date...
     
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    I know you're busy and everything but it's one of the annoyance when I see a 'company' (the forum) can't deliver on the promise.
     
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    I've complained about this very heavily.There's nothing more I can do short of replacing his image. I could just implement it myself by simply not allowing the popups or whatever to show for premium - but I would very likely get into some trouble for that. If I remember correctly we are supposed to.. not selectively hide ad code - but rather replace it with ad agency supplied code that does the legwork.

    I think that was what I was told anyway.

    You're preaching to the choir here Roze, I really have fought the good fight with this one and it irks me to no end, especially seeings how I'm the one left to fend off the members asking about it... for like two years now.
     
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    I've modified the image.
     
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    The complaint isn't towards you but 'AF' in general. I was just saying if you can't reduce the ads as advertise, then take that out of the pitch :)

    Thanks Phases (was going to say Boss...too use to calling you that, lol) :cool:
     
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    I suppose it takes a min to update? Still looks the same to me



    edit: now it is changed...
     
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    word, all good now
     
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    If someone is going to pony up $20.00 for six months of premium access it seems at least they (we) could get is a thank you email with a link to a free (AF approved) add blocker.:)

    I use Ad Muncher myself, yes it cost money but it's updated almost daily and has great support from the authors (just like AF:D).
    However there are many free options out there.
     

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