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Old 12-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question about ads under our posts

Hi Everyone...being new here, I'm seeing ads and links to other websites under your posts. I'm wondering if that's part of the forum or if each individual is posting those links? Thanks.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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It's how the forum meisters make money to keep the forum going. They sell advertising. Most large forums do it. If you use Firefox or Chrome you can install Ad Blocker and poof, they're gone.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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It's how the forum meisters make money to keep the forum going. They sell advertising. Most large forums do it. If you use Firefox or Chrome you can install Ad Blocker and poof, they're gone.
I understand the principal of adverts and the way the system picks up on a thread and places an ad that fits. The thing that really hacks me off is when the advert banner is so intrusive and big that it blocks subscribers' emails and prevents us from posting.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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I second the use of Firefox and Ad-block Plus software. Its free and easy to download and install.

However. The forum uses these ads to operate. It does the forum good to click on an add now and again for this purpose.
You don't have to buy anything. Just click the ad and you help the forum.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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rollbones is right----- AdClick. But do we know if this forum signed up for AdClick? It seems to be a very good way to make some money.

I signed up for AdBlock long before I joined this forum. It's the best thing since sliced bread.

You can also block pop-ups. It works most of the time, but marketing guys are some of the smartest people in the world. lol
This tells how:
4 Ways to Stop Internet Popups - wikiHow
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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I have Ad Block Plus too. If you find something that pops up or annoys you, right click the ad. At the bottom of the options, is an option for ad block to filter this from your view. I've had it for a pretty long while, and now I never see any ads at all. I love my Firefox!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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I have Chrome set to block pop-ups, nothing more than that. It's almost a default setting, I think. There are more robust settings and programs you can use , but frankly, I don't see the overly intrusive ads you are talking about. At the bottom of my post is another long space and maybe an ad banner at the bottom of the page.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #8
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So many websites have ads running along the sides that I don't even see them until some one points them out. I helps too that I have my margins set tight and often the ads really are not visible.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #9
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rollbones is right----- AdClick. But do we know if this forum signed up for AdClick? It seems to be a very good way to make some money.

I signed up for AdBlock long before I joined this forum. It's the best thing since sliced bread.

You can also block pop-ups. It works most of the time, but marketing guys are some of the smartest people in the world. lol
This tells how:
4 Ways to Stop Internet Popups - wikiHow
I have pop-ups blocked as standard and I've signed up for AdBlock but it's a waste of time. Every time I sign off it seems to re-activate the adverts so I have to sign up again every time I log in. There's also a huge banner advertising Google mobile phones which is so big it blocks you from hitting the buttons to post and that doesn't go away even if I've invoked AdBlock. Damned nuisance, as the only way to get rid of it is to shut down DC on my machine and come back later
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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I have Firefox with AdBlock Plus, I never see an ad. I get frustrated with Shrek's 'puter because he doesn't have either.
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