Ads now appearing as posts?

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Indianajons
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by Indianajons » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:45 pm

Just click delete all board cookies at the bottom of the page, sign in again and the ads are gone (repeat as often as necessary)
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by JiggyJag » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:50 pm

Indianajons wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Just click delete all board cookies at the bottom of the page, sign in again and the ads are gone (repeat as often as necessary)
Sorted, worked for me. Thanks Indianajons
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richmond
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by richmond » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:06 am

That didn't work for me.
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by JiggyJag » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:37 pm

Yeh they've come back to me also.
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richmond
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by richmond » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:44 am

When you look at one of the false ad posts there is a tiny black AY icon in the top right corner. If you click on this there is the option to opt out of these ads. I've done this and I'm waiting to see if it really works.
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by Vespa » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 am

I am not sure why many are getting ads. I am running Firefox with Adblock plus and Ghostery. I think that not long back Yahoo and some associated companies merged and offered an optout for ads. It may be those that are appearing.
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by Gojira » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:19 pm

richmond wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:44 am
When you look at one of the false ad posts there is a tiny black AY icon in the top right corner. If you click on this there is the option to opt out of these ads. I've done this and I'm waiting to see if it really works.
Reading the small print on that icon, it appears to be "opt out of targetting" rather than opt out of ads...

So I'd be surprised if it applies the appropriate stake to the heart, unfortunately.

Yes, I am cynical, I spend all day fighting computers at work, and then come home and do exactly the same! :lol:

I don't -like- blocking ads on free sites I find useful and interesting, but if the fake message ads keep appearing, one day I'll get miffed enough to fire up the ad-blockers...
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by Thorn » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:06 pm

What we need to know is whether there’s any benefit to the site from the adverts, or if they’re parasitic. I’m more than happy to put up with them if they help the site survive., but not otherwise.
Could Admin tell us?


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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by alanplum241276 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:18 pm

I’m more than happy to donate and NOT have them. They’re a PITA making the screen jump up and down depending on the size of the ad
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Re: Ads now appearing as posts?

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:45 am

Just to let you know I am looking to get these removed so you shouldn’t have to put up with them for much longer.

Thanks
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