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Problem with ads.

Postby markharr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am

Let me start off by stating that I have no problem with having ads on the site. As someone who works in IT I get that there are costs associated with running a website and it's nice to make a profit too. I also support your advertisers whenever I can.

The problem seems to be with the new video ads. you can't scroll up or down to read comments because the page keeps centering on the ad. It makes it almost impossible to even use this forum. I have only noticed it recently. Over the past few days.

I am using Chrome Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby Michelle » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:49 am

markharr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am
Let me start off by stating that I have no problem with having ads on the site. As someone who works in IT I get that there are costs associated with running a website and it's nice to make a profit too. I also support your advertisers whenever I can.

The problem seems to be with the new video ads. you can't scroll up or down to read comments because the page keeps centering on the ad. It makes it almost impossible to even use this forum. I have only noticed it recently. Over the past few days.

I am using Chrome Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I'm having the same problem. I am using Google Chrome, but I'm not tech savvy, so that is all I know.

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby markharr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:03 pm

I can replicate it using Firefox as well. I don't think it's related to the browser.

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby kittycat51 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:28 pm

I don't have a lick of problems using chrome. My son loaded ABP ad blocker and it makes ALL the difference in the world.
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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby MMbelieve » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:39 pm

I second ad blocker

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby markharr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:42 pm

I'm opposed to ad blockers. If you are using the service you shouldn't be blocking their revenue source. Either pay for the service or view ads. Do you work for free?

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby BeNotDeceived » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:36 pm

markharr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:42 pm
I'm opposed to ad blockers. If you are using the service you shouldn't be blocking their revenue source. Either pay for the service or view ads. Do you work for free?
I agree and I pay $5/mo so am ok with using brave browser.

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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby jdtech » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:47 pm

markharr wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am
Let me start off by stating that I have no problem with having ads on the site. As someone who works in IT I get that there are costs associated with running a website and it's nice to make a profit too. I also support your advertisers whenever I can.

The problem seems to be with the new video ads. you can't scroll up or down to read comments because the page keeps centering on the ad. It makes it almost impossible to even use this forum. I have only noticed it recently. Over the past few days.

I am using Chrome Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I sent a note to Brian with the same issue. I haven't installed an ad blocker until now for the reasons you suggested, but the ads are beginning to make the threads unreadable.

This is also an issue with the firefox browser.
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Re: Problem with ads.

Postby BrianM » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:44 am

I didn't change anything recently about the Ads but for whatever reason there have been a few more complaints about ad behavior recently. I made a change on the Google Adsense account today to see if that improves the experience (blocking certain types of ads - it might take a few hours to take effect).
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