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  1. jack58

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    Why am I getting ads in my posts??? Extremely irritating!!!
    Ads on top or side of the page of forum page is OK and there are ads there too, I don't mind that, but ads in my posts!!!:mad:
    Makes me not want to come back.

     

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    This can happen if you're not logged in iirc. Are you sure you were logged in? Can you post a screenshot please?

    I'll move this to the Suggestion & Feedback forum so our Admin can take a look.
     
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    Here you go... I'm logged in too!
     

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    Yeah, that shouldn't happen, sorry!

    I've alerted Phases, hopefully he'll be able to sort.
     
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    I thought that wasn't normal... every time I come in, it's a different ad, like this one
     

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    Yes, we are trying a lot of new things right now, including enabling ads for members. It's just a test run at the moment, bear with us. :)

    The feedback IS desired - so I'll be passing it along and making note of how you feel (and anyone else).

    Course all that said.. it's can't really be all that bad, right? I mean, ads ARE what pay for the site, truth be told. Literally that's the only revenue stream we have right now and that first post ad is a big one. (Though, a fair one to see if we can remove for members.) We don't ask much, just to be polite, help out where you can - and enjoy the resources provided :)

    We do plan to bring the premium usergroup back, btw, for those wondering. It removes ads. (VIP). The usergroup exists and some are in it, but currently it is not being promoted.
     
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    I have just removed all from the usergroup. We have to rebuild it from the ground up and reconnect several dots and things are just easier to start from scratch.

    So, mods, some users, will start to see these ads he is referencing now. Sorry about that!

    When we get things sorted I'll let people know :)
     
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    Having ads in the posts is too much. I've been biting my tongue about those and the ones that cover the whole page, but it really does just make me want to leave every time I see it.
     
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    FYI, I'm seeing them now.
    yoox ad.jpg

    Thing is, I did actually buy a Boglioli jacket from Yoox about ten years ago, Evidently they still think I'm interested. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Is there anyway to make them more discreet? Like at the side of the page underneath the Trending items or navigation bar on the left? I understand they're a must, but there's the potential that this is going to annoy a lot more long standing members than it's worth.
     
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    Test post...
     
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    Test again...
     
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    I'm only seeing an add in the OP. Is that the way this works? I normally run with an ad blocker but I turned it off to test.

    I will say the full volume autostarting video adds that overlay the whole page will turn me off.
     
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    I'm seeing in a few places.

    Ad 2.png Ad 1.png

    At the side of the page and bottom I can live with, but I can see how having one in the middle of the thread would be annoying if I didn't use an ad blocker.
     
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    I saw and expected all the other ones. I meant the ones in the posts. FWIW, the ads could tell I'd been shopping for a new carrier as I had Mint Sim on top and Sprint on the bottom. :D
     
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    The ads seem to be very much targeted, based on what you been searching for, buying online, etc. That's how it is for me at least, even for something that was a decade ago... :D

    That's the one thing that Google(Alphabet Inc.) still operates here in China and is not blocked...
    ADVERTISING!
     
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    I understand ads are required and needed fund for the forum, but NOT in with my posts! You will run off some members doing that. At the top and sides of the forum is fine. You already have some on the right side of forum.
     
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    I tend to agree it may hurt traffic. So far I am only seeing it in the first post on the page as far as in thread ads go. Is that the limit? This seems less intrusive than Facebook or Twitter which includes multiple ads in your feeds.
     
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    I have pointed this thread to our ad management team so they can monitor for feedback, ad related bugs, inappropriate ads, etc.

    For example, auto playing video? I will specifically point that post out to them.

    Thanks!
     
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    Specifically it was a Cadillac ad if that helps.

    Edit: And if it helps more, those aren't in my plans or budget. :D :p :goofydroid:
     
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    Gmash said it best. We can't be the only ones who feel this way about this.
    I owned and ran a Corvette forum for over 10 years and when I started putting more and more ads at the top and sides, (never in the posts) I started getting complaints and losing members. Extra $$$ was nice, but wasn't worth it. Now the forum only has one large ad at the top.

    I will repeat, I don't mind the ads to the sides, those don't bother me at all.
     
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    Had you looking to buy a GM car at any time? Google searches, apps installed from Play Store, etc.
     
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    Well, it looks like this is a trial to see what works and what doesn't. :)

    Nope. That one is out of the blue.
     
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    That's correct, the first post, which in this case happened to be mine. I don't go to Facebook anymore as they have grossly overdone ads there. I'm not leaving here just yet as I like this forum and have been here a few years now. Just irritated mostly.
     
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    Just run an adblocker.
     
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    Jack, I'm sorry to hear you are willing to leave over this. You've been here over six years you say? How much until now have we charged you?

    If only you knew what it cost to run this free resource, every, single, month.

    Nonetheless, yes, we have listened and we are going to remove that ad - regardless of the fact that it is one of the most valuable slots we have. Should be gone in a few days, but an ad above or below the post will be coming in place. Thanks,
     
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