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Old 10 May 2019, 09:39 AM   #91
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I usually use an iPad on TRF and I just noticed an ad appears every time I pick a thread or go back to another page. Are you guys having the same thing?
Yes for me. Safari and Chrome, iPad and computer, thread to thread.

Glad I found this thread as I have been scrambling for the past 30 mins trying to troubleshoot my antivirus and Adblock software.
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Old 10 May 2019, 09:44 AM   #92
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I really thought it was just me and my luck. Glad the mods caught my post right away and sent me here. I guess we were lucky and avoided ads for a long time while on TRF, everything good comes to an end.
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Old 10 May 2019, 10:39 AM   #93
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Still not as bad as the Bimmerfest forums. Those videos make it unbearable to scroll.
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Old 10 May 2019, 11:05 AM   #94
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I just noticed the bottom screen pop up .....Can’t do that so turned on NeverAds app for my iPad
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Old 10 May 2019, 11:24 AM   #95
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Glad it’s just a test. I was worried for a bit. I used to be on a car forum that was hacked. This is how it started there.

As others have said, I would happily donate more annually to prevent ads. The server costs must be astronomical with all the pics over thousands (tens of thousands?) of threads.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:22 PM   #96
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Terrible - A real fly in the ointment for me.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:25 PM   #97
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The ADs are terrible...
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:26 PM   #98
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I’ll be blunt. I enjoy the camaraderie and knowledge I’ve built up here but I’m not willing to deal with this for a little watch chat. Whomever thought this was a good idea...don’t see how you could possibly have thought the members here would embrace it.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:44 PM   #99
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Advertisement Banners at bottom of page

Just noticed the advertisements today. Do they go away if I become a pledge member, or do I need to block them at the domain level?
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:51 PM   #100
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OMG... these ads are so annoying
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:51 PM   #101
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Glad it’s not just me. I vote for NO ADS for members. They definitely “take away” from the TRF experience.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:55 PM   #102
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72-0, so far even trolls hate the popup adds.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:57 PM   #103
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Hmm...I wondered if I would get used to it. Just the opposite. It is distracting me more and more. Really interferes as you are trying to read through a thread that has good commentary.
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Old 10 May 2019, 12:59 PM   #104
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of course ownership is entitled to sell adspace. But to call it a test? These "test" ads still pay money

For some more totally true news, Gerardo spent 1000 hours planning WisCON and lost a million dollars of his own money producing 100 rubber bracelets
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Old 10 May 2019, 01:07 PM   #105
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Not a fan of these pop ups. How do I move forward
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Old 10 May 2019, 01:15 PM   #106
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Extremely annoying.
Please someone do something about these ads.
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Old 10 May 2019, 01:36 PM   #107
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Please stop the pop up ads!
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Old 10 May 2019, 01:45 PM   #108
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Where are all these pop up ads you are are all talking about?
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Old 10 May 2019, 01:46 PM   #109
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Is this one of those “all good things must come to an end” scenarios, or can the ads be disabled via paid membership? I don’t want to have to disable them via dns blacklisting
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Old 10 May 2019, 02:18 PM   #110
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Could we limit the ads to Rolex ADs that have S/S Professional watches available for sale in their display cases?
If this happens not only will we gets ads but now we'll be tortured by them showing us watches we cant buy anywhere. Your a masochist …
What it actually means is that there would be zero ads.
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Old 10 May 2019, 02:19 PM   #111
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Have to be honest I really don’t like seeing pop up ADs, particularly when I donate every year to the cause. Paid members shouldn’t have the ADs imho.

Very distracting and downgrades the experience greatly.
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Old 10 May 2019, 03:03 PM   #112
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Whew I thought it was just me until I ran across this thread. This was happening to me on both WUS and TRF. I tried 3 different browsers but it happened on all 3. It seems to have stopped in the last 1/2 hour or so. Hopefully it's gone for good. Man that was driving me nuts :)

Edit: on a side note I don't think I could've found this particular forum if I tried. Who knew?
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Old 10 May 2019, 03:41 PM   #113
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Where are all these pop up ads you are are all talking about?
At the bottom of every page when you view on laptop.

Thankfully absent on mobile.
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Old 10 May 2019, 04:51 PM   #114
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I haven’t seen any on my computer, laptop or iPad.
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Old 10 May 2019, 06:55 PM   #115
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At the bottom of every page when you view on laptop.

Thankfully absent on mobile.
On my iPhone as well.
Seem to be gone this morning.
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Old 10 May 2019, 08:48 PM   #116
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I always block all ads, my work pc does so automatically.

This does explain the slowness I am getting though on Chrome as the ads need to be blocked.

Remembering why I have all but stopped using this forum
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Old 10 May 2019, 09:02 PM   #117
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They’re not coming in anymore here (Safari) ... anyone?
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Old 10 May 2019, 09:27 PM   #118
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They’re not coming in anymore here (Safari) ... anyone?
I have had 3 or 4 in the last 30 minutes.. to echo Bas, I too, will pay more pledge for an ad-free zone
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Old 10 May 2019, 09:28 PM   #119
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Remember that day we had popup adverts?

That was fun and no one complained at all.
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Old 10 May 2019, 09:43 PM   #120
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I have had 3 or 4 in the last 30 minutes.. to echo Bas, I too, will pay more pledge for an ad-free zone
Weird... I'm not getting them this morning but was all last evening.

I agree that it takes away from the enjoyment of the forum.

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