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bluedigital

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PostSubject: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:00 pm

Are you guys seeing it too? Just logged on and bam we have been invaded by ad banners!! Maybe the mods or Jason can give us the low down. If they were pipe or baccy related I'd say cool but they are pretty garish to say the least. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:03 pm

I'm not seeing any, but I'm running Firefox with AdBlock, so I don't see too many banners as I browse.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:06 pm

Yup that's new.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:08 pm

I'm looking at one for Donkey Kong right now.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:12 pm

At least its not a donkey show.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:16 pm

ZeroContent wrote:
At least its not a donkey show.
At least a donkey show has some asses, this is really kak (crap) I just got one saying "make my baby" WTF affraid affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:37 pm

my says that ciera from victoria secret has sent me a message. i bet! btw way, i know victoria's secret. she was a whore!

hey jason, if we need these banners to pay the bills, so be it. otherwise, they're quite intrusive and annoying. and i keep accidentally clicking on it! grr...(that's an aggrivation grr...not a 'look everybody, i'm a tiger' grr.)
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:40 pm

She told me several times she didn't know you. Whats up with that?
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:44 pm

chevy5759 wrote:
She told me several times she didn't know you. Whats up with that?

that bitch!
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:23 pm

It appears as though our host made some changes in the middle of the night. They have always displayed ads to guests or members that weren't signed in. That's how they make their money and provide us this place for free.

I went into the Administration panel and was able to find where to turn them off again for members. Pretty shifty of them actually but oh well, it should be back to normal.

There are a lot of pros and cons with having the forum hosted like we do and the host having ultimate control is one of the big cons.

If they do end up forcing ads on us we can always pay to have them removed. I guess that will be a problem we can all discuss if it arrives.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:28 pm

I still see them.

I was greeted with a "Find out who has a crush on you" banner with a picture of Justin Bieber. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:28 pm

Do you all still see them?

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm

Yes, and I've logged in and out to re-set. Oh, Jack, it's me, I'm the one with the crush on you! Laughing There, I've said it, the world now knows...

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:39 pm

Natch wrote:
Yes, and I've logged in and out to re-set. Oh, Jack, it's me, I'm the one with the crush on you! Laughing There, I've said it, the world now knows...

Natch

ha! i was always suspicious that you might be justin bieber. your songs are gay. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:41 pm

I don't see any now.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:46 pm

damn! i'm still getting them.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:48 pm

OK so I did some more looking into it. There seems to be a lot of confusion as to what's going on from our host. From what I can tell this shouldn't be permanent, if it is I will pay to have them removed.

I do know that there are many forums hosted with our provider and everyone is pissed about it. Lots of griping going on in their support forum. Hopefully that will let them know this isn't an acceptable option from their users stand point.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:49 pm

Oh I forgot. Apparently I can only turn off the ads from Administrators and Moderators. The general members still see them. Please be patient and I'll see if I can get rid of them as soon as possible.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:08 pm

no worries jason! i just wish i could help eminem remember his song lyrics. apparently he'll give me a prize. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:26 pm

Still seeing them !!!!!!
"Shoot don't Talk"
AHHHHHHHHH,
J you are right about removing them from the moderators because Carlos says he don't see em' no more!!!
ohhhhhhhh " no don't shoot"
Dang Hits = 2!

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:36 pm

Hey Jason, thanks so much for the heads up, I was really itching to start that maze that kept popping up, as well as meet Jane Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:40 pm

I haven't seen a thing, but I'm also running Firefox with various blockers, including the totally indispensable NoScript add-on.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:50 pm

^Wow, I just installed that no script add-on, and it's wonderful! Ad-laden sites load a lot faster and the internet just seems cleaner. Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:56 pm

Firefox with no script or ad block plus not only makes surfing better, it makes it much safer. Drive by installs from legit sites that have been hacked are a huge attack vector and this is one of the better ways to mitigate it.

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PostSubject: Re: What's with the ads?   Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:46 pm

maybe we should all throw in a buck.

You know what i really hate though is that if you leave off the www you end up with godaddy crap.
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