CC vs Ads!

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by ComicChick, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Well now the junk ads disappear after a couple of seconds and are replaced with SHH ones.
     
  2. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    So the junk ads kept appearing on the mobile version for me with an adblocker installed, so now I doubled on them and it works so far.
     
  3. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    On mobile this site is almost unusable for me
     
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  4. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Now it won't give us the option to view the site with an adblocker.
     
  5. Perfect Cell I wish you weren't so f***in' awkward, bud

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    Ok, so that pop-up that asks you to disable your adblocker has changed. It no longer allows you to dismiss it. You can't access the site unless you either unblock the ads, or "follow them on Twitter". I already do that... The link does nothing. And disabling my adblocker is not an option. The ads on this site make it borderline unusable.
     
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  6. Perfect Cell I wish you weren't so f***in' awkward, bud

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    The dismiss button is back now. So, that's good.
     
  7. Jekecy Registered

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    Download the BehindTheOverlay extension if you're on Chrome or Firefox.

    With that said, even this doesn't circumvent the pop-up after page refreshes. Really infuriating design.

    If this site keeps it up, I guarantee people would be leaving in droves. This is top-tier dick move to your users.
     
  8. Web-Head Oh boy yeah

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    I got the same thing, making the site unusable. Good grief
     
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  9. Man in the Suit We're the Ones Who Live

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    The ads are atrocious. Doing that to the site is a horrible decision.
     
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  10. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Not back yet for me.

    This is some bull****
     
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  11. Silvermoon Made To Be Ruled

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    The dismiss button wasn’t back for me on desktop. It is back for me on mobile though...which is good cause while the ‘follow on twitter’ button worked on desktop (got rid of the anti-Adblock pop up) it wouldn’t work on mobile (probably because on mobile it opens in the twitter app, instead of a browser pop up and so it doesn’t register the follow)
     
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  12. Perfect Cell I wish you weren't so f***in' awkward, bud

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    Yeah, the pop-up is changing every time I visit the site. Sometimes the button to close it is there, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes the link to their Twitter is an embedded Twitter widget, sometimes it's just a regular link. Whoever is changing the backend can't decide on one thing.
     
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  13. Silvermoon Made To Be Ruled

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    Yeah, after I posted and now coming back to the board a bit later, it had disappeared from mobile again. so I reloaded the page without content blocker, fine, stupid ads, then when I opened this thread in a new tab I got the pop up again and the dismiss button was back. This is highly annoying. I understand the need for ads... but when it makes the site unusable?
     
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    Disable adblock and then log in, then use adblock again. Fixed all this issue for me.
     
  15. B [insert witty comment]

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    I don't mind ads if it helps support the forum & keeps them around, but having said that some of these ads are quite intrusive, particularly the long one on the right hand side of page & the one at the top. I few times the ads have appeared over the top of the forums functional links basically preventing me from checking things like my alerts & in general the forum navigation 'buttons' without actually clicking the ad.

    Then the ones at the bottom are absolutely nothing but clickbait trash, even if I wanted to check one of them out, I wouldn't even click on any of them anyway for fear of getting a virus/malware.

    I dread to think what it's like on my phone..
     
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  16. Teelie Jokerface

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    uBlock (or uBlock Origin) works well. Both are virtually the same but with a lot of apparent behind the scenes drama between the creators leading to a fork after a fallout.
     
  17. Perfect Cell I wish you weren't so f***in' awkward, bud

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    Everyone who's facing this issue already has uBlock. And are facing this issue because they have uBlock, or some other adblocker.
     
  18. Teelie Jokerface

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    It can be used to block elements as well, like that nag screen. All you have to do is right click the uBlock icon and block that element which keeps coming up.
     
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    It's back again... :rant:
     
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  20. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    This is beyond ridiculous. Seriously, if it wasn't so frustrating it'd be laughable.
     
  21. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Yeah the funny thing is I work in advertising. Literally my livelihood is in ads. But I still use adblockers because they're so intrusive online.
     
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  22. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    I’m cracking up because I use Firefox they just had a huge problem with all add-ons, so I’m getting all kinds of ads on all websites.

    Right now, I’m using my phone’s Firefox browser. The little pop up comes back here and there for this website.
     
  23. AndrewGilkison Registered

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    I had to switch to a new popup blocker because my ad block plus got corrupted and I can't re-download it.
     
  24. Holy Slapper Registered

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    I switched from uBlock Origin to uBlocker and it seems to work.
     
  25. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    The Continue Without Supporting Us option is back again... But for how long?
     
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