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Old 10-04-2019, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Ads being placed in between paragraphs on most all threads.

I hate to gripe and I'm very aware of the importance of ads but this is ridiculous. Practically every thread I've viewed lately has one or more ads in between the paragraphs depending on the length of the post. For example, The Diahann Carroll thread I posted earlier today has 4 of the same ad. I don't know when this started, but I don't care for it at all.
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We've been running the Google auto ads for a few months, but those must be a new ad format in recent days. One per page would not be so bad, but I can understand how multiple ads per page could be annoying. There's no way to limit the amount since they automatically insert them where they think is best. The in-page ads have been turned off, so they shouldn't be appearing.
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That stuff annoys me too.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:00 PM   #4
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I dont know why staff has to be bombarded with ads!!!!

TJ cant you make it so staff doesnt see any buddy???
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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No big deal to me. Ya gotta pay the bills.
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I use adblocker...but some places say "we insist you turn-off your adblocker"...some places force this policy!

What I hate about ads is...they slow-down your internet!
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Yes and why bother having them if the person isnt gonna click them anyway??

Like you said it just bogs stuff down FOR NO REASON!!


I dunno.........
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On the Mac you can go into safari>preferences>privacy, and see all the tracking sites that plant cache on your computer. These are from sites you don't even visit. Thus, the ads. But this junk definitely slows down the computer.

The only thing I know of to do, is make sure you clear history on a daily basis.
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Default Ads Dropping Down too Far on the Pages

Has anyone noticed the ads have dropped down farther on the page? It wasn't doing this on Wednesday but it is today. I'm using Google Chrome if that makes any difference. I don't mind that there are ads but this is kind of annoying.

Example: This Car Battery Ad is dropping down farther on the page.
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Has anyone noticed the ads have dropped down farther on the page? It wasn't doing this on Wednesday but it is today. I'm using Google Chrome if that makes any difference. I don't mind that there are ads but this is kind of annoying.

Example: This Car Battery Ad is dropping down farther on the page.
I've been getting those ads as well.
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Thanks to everybody who isn't blocking ads or who have whitelisted us. It helps pay for the server costs, although it's been more of a struggle the last few years.

I'm on a PC and haven't seen any ads overlapping like that. It looks like you are on some kind of tablet or mobile device due to the reduced width. There would be a row of 5 DVDs on a PC at full resolution.

I guess the Google AI still has a lot to learn when it comes to the placement and amount of ads they show. I'll try and report the issue to them. They should never cover any navigation areas. There really shouldn't be more than 3 ads per page. One rectangle below the blue navigation bar, one leaderboard below the news/DVDs box and one in the footer at the bottom of the page.
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I've been getting those ads as well.
Can you please take a screenshot if you are still seeing them that way? I thought you were using an ad blocker. I noticed you haven't even been as active posting or even logging in as much recently. I'm glad your phone issues are fixed. I thought maybe you were just taking a break to post on other forums. They have a lot of ads on those Primetimer forums, don't they? Anyway, welcome back - it's good to see you back posting again after your hiatus.

Don't you have a backup PC or other device you can use besides your phone? I'm not sure how people can even see anything or type on those smartphones. I could never type without an actual keyboard.
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Has anyone noticed the ads have dropped down farther on the page? It wasn't doing this on Wednesday but it is today. I'm using Google Chrome if that makes any difference. I don't mind that there are ads but this is kind of annoying.

Example: This Car Battery Ad is dropping down farther on the page.
I'm not certain but I think you can close that type of ad by pressing the upward facing arrow ^.
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Can I ask ya something buddy?? (Im not trying to make ya mad)

How does it help pay server costs if people do not click them anyway??

All it does is bog down thier page... (I mean they arent gonna react to them so why bother having them??)

I dont understand I guess.........
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The ads are back to normal now for me. It was like that for a couple of days but now it seems to be fixed. There are no more ad drop downs blocking the top of the page. Thanks for looking into it.
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