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Discussion in 'General Chat, News, TV, Politics' started by zddoodah, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. zddoodah

    zddoodah Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    at the bottom of the original post in every thread (I think it's every thread) are insanely annoying.

    I get that ad revenue is important, but can't they be placed in a less obnoxious location?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Hmm, I have never seen any advertisements, such as you describe on this website.

    Could it be your browser?

    There are ad blockers one can deploy to eliminate most (if not all) ads.
     
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  3. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Active Member

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    I'm not running any ad blocker and don't see any ads at the bottom of posts on this site.

    Edited to add: But I do see them on another forum. Perhaps you meant a different forum than this one?
     
  4. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    I post on four forums; I've seen this complaint on two of them within the last 24 hours and I'm not seeing any ads on any of the four. I use an adblocker. I recommend it. (Sorry, Michael :) )
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    No.

    If I knew how to upload a screenshot, I would, but the "image" and "media" buttons seem to want URLs.
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I see NO ADS at the top or the bottom of my browser:



    0821thelaw2.JPG

    0822thelaw1.JPG
     
  7. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    I see a BIG ol' ad inside your opening post. It's for a criminal defense attorney.
     
  8. mightymoose

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    I have no ads, but I have adblocking enabled through my router. Very little gets through.
     
  9. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    Different groups should have different permissions and we are very as free in general. I won't name other places but it's like a minefield. I will look at this later tonight
     
  10. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    When you post a comment look to the right of the green post reply button. the green upload a file button allows you to upload directly from your computer. Arizona-Sunshine - Smaller.jpg
     
  11. zddoodah

    zddoodah Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    Ah...that's a duh. This is what my original post in this thread looks like:

    Capture.PNG
     
  12. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    It's possible that you have an unwelcome visitor in your browser...
     
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  13. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Do you use an ad blocker?

    I do. I don't see anything like that in my posts.
     
  14. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I don't see anything like that whether my ad blocker is on or off...
     
  15. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    PUPS aren't fluffy and cute.

    PUPS hijack your browser and could harm your device.

    BEWARE WARNING DANGER PELIGRO


    What is up with: "Allow Website Notifications"?


    "Allow Website Notifications" is a spam promotion method that has recently become popular amongst cyber criminals. It is a simple method used to promote various malicious sites. Research shows that users typically encounter "Allow Website Notifications" when they have potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs) installed on their computers. In some cases, these pop-ups occur after clicking intrusive advertisements displayed by malicious sites.



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  16. zddoodah

    zddoodah Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    Nope (and, BTW, it's a different ad this morning).

    This is something that didn't happen starting prior to 2-3 weeks ago.
     
  17. Disabled Vet

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    I don't have any ads coming up....
     
  18. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    None of you will need ad blockers for the site. I've been a bit late to getting back to this because of an unusual injury I suffered that set me back the past few days. (Ankle sprain that had me seriously worried and immobile.) Fortunately I'm still a quick healer and getting things done now. I should attend to this today and you can follow up if any of you see the ads tomorrow, which should in no way be obnoxious. They are few and far between here.
     
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  19. cbg

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    Sorry to hear of your accident, Michael, hope you're doing better!
     
  20. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    That has been my observation even when I am not using one of my laptops.
     

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