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Old 07-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #41
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I don't get this all the time, but very recently I have been noticing certain pages here, on this forum, getting pushed over to one side of my screen and a video ad taking up room on the right side. This might be why sometimes pages load slower and they time out a lot, before they even load.
I didn't think registered members were subject to all these ads, or is one of my pop up blockers going kaput on me? This is on a few different PC, but I run the same adaware stuff and the like on all of them.

This is what it looks like. The vid had stopped playing, but there was still movement going on within the ad. It was kind of annoying trying to read the post with that going on Any ideas? Anyone else getting this stuff? I want my full screen back
exactly what you describe is the reason i have been losing blogs left and right before i can get them finished. maybe it's my cue to rein in my ongoing rambling remarks. comforting to know i'm not alone in this. as to remedy, i don't know whether i have foxfire, or what it is even...
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:44 AM   #42
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Am I still the only one using IE that is getting these ads?
Nope! I've got loads of ads on my screen too. All on the right and I'm using IE. I will have to switch to FF. I thought that they were supposed to be there!

I have this really annoying one about losing weight where a woman's belly swells and then receeds and swells and receeds... like the tide. Really distracting and a little frightening!! That and the super-rubbish 'We buy any car . com' Urgh, most annoying advert, second only to Go Compare or confused .com!!

Hope FF helps
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:58 AM   #43
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With all the people using FF and saying that they don't see any ads, you almost have to wonder if the owner of this site receives some kind of kickback from them. I had never heard of an advertisement being browser dependant, especailly with the usual ad blockers in place.
No videos this mornnig though.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #44
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Fred, I was using FF with an older adblocker and still got the banner ad at the top of each page. When I upgraded to newer versions of both FF and Adblock plus, I get nothing.

I don't understand why the adblocker you're using can't be st to block everything out. Is it an up-to-date version?
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #45
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With all the people using FF and saying that they don't see any ads, you almost have to wonder if the owner of this site receives some kind of kickback from them.
Actually it is quite the opposite. The owner of the site makes money (that he uses to keep this site running and free for the users) from the ads on the site. He would rather (I am assuming) people view the ads so that the site can make some money to defer the cost of running it. To his credit, he has never, not once, weighed in on this topic to try to tell people not to block ads or anything. I personally think he deserves a lot of respect for that.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #46
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Fred, I was using FF with an older adblocker and still got the banner ad at the top of each page. When I upgraded to newer versions of both FF and Adblock plus, I get nothing.

I don't understand why the adblocker you're using can't be st to block everything out. Is it an up-to-date version?
I don't understand either, Andy. I updated adaware when the videos (and audio) started. It's always been rated very high at stopping pop ups. And does on other sites, even USA Today, which is very ad heavy.

I certainly don't mind the banner ads, especially when they are related to cooking. And I have gotten used to only having half a screen with the right side being plastered with ads, but the videos are quite annoying.

Anyway, not that it's any colsolation, but at least it's not just me getting these things.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:18 AM   #47
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Can you change the settings on Adaware to make it more effective? i.e. block more stuff.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #48
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Adaware has never worked like that for me. I found its pop up blocker marginally effective. AdBlock is amazingly effective both on here and on FB. DC's ads have never annoyed me to the extent FB's did. I will admit though, I enjoy both sites more without the ads!
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:55 PM   #49
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I just looked Andy. No such option in the free version.

I'll Google adblock later, Alix. Maybe it will work more effectively, but the videos don't happen all the time. Maybe the ads cycle or something.
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pacanis, its an add-on to FF. I don't think IE supports it. Sorry buddy.
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