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Old 02-12-2016, 12:02 PM   #1
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Forum problem - Anybody else?

I have an account and log in every time. I am used to seeing a banner ad but today I began seeing embedded ads within the threads I am looking at.

Is that something others are seeing? Am I nuts and they have been there the whole time?

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the new thread I just created...

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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I saw that earlier for a few minutes but then it magically fixed.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #4
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Not just you. I think Pelican sold us out to the ad monkeys.

http://986forum.com/forums/site-assistance-feedback-here/60422-seriously.html
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #5
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adjust accordingly... www.adblockplus.org

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #6
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adjust accordingly... www.adblockplus.org

I think you are the 48th person to point that out today

The problem is that adblockers are not an option for everyone.

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As I said, adblockers are not supported on my iOS9(.2.1) device (hardware, not software). Sure, iOS9 supports adblockers...if your device is new enough...I don't mind ads in general, but when I'm reading a text heavy page and the browser crashes due to so many ads trying to load, I find it pretty ridiculous. My computing device is using more resources to load the ads than it is using to load the rest of the page.
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I've loaded 1blocker on 5s and it works, but SOL so far for old iPad.
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Does it work for firefox?
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:11 PM   #8
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Tapatalk now also has ads within threads at the bottom.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:33 PM   #9
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Adblocker isn't working in Windows 10 and it eventually slows down the browser until it locks. They said uninstall and reinstall it, that still end the same way. I'm just living with them for now. It looks like they are raiding your history and reposting adds for the sites you just visited.
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I'm running Windows 7 with Firefox browser. The ads came as a surprise to me too, and found them annoying. Not to mention a lag in loading.

Downloaded Adblocker and the ads are gone
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Maybe time to found our own 986 support forum?

Because this is technically totally outdated, serves ads no one needs, has not a really good structure…

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Old 02-12-2016, 02:43 PM   #12
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https://adblockplus.org/

this did it for me, after installation no more ads. I also contributed $5....felt it was money well spent

I am running Windows 10 BTW
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:44 PM   #13
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Maybe time to found our own 986 support forum?

Because this is technically totally outdated, serves ads no one needs, has not a really good structure…

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I know of at least 6-8 986forum regulars that use the Facebook group below, myself included.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/9732620669?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_activity
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:30 PM   #14
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Just joined on FB

This is still a great forum

Maybe some messages to the moderators will "fix" the excessive ads
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:16 PM   #15
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Still a great Forum

This is a and continues to be a great forum, because of one thing....our members. I cant tell you haw many times I have "been in a spot" and someone here came in unselfishly and gave me help.

Lets keep it going forward

Dwight

PS if there is a FB page fopr us "Boxheads" please let me know so I can join as well
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:36 PM   #16
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Dwight: I linked to the Facebook page in my last post. I still check in here as its my home, but I must admit that I like the Facebook page and spend more time there (I think it's all the pictures)

I'm not alone...myself, Martin (Fintro), Fred, Brad Roberts, Pedro, "Kenny Boxster", just to name a few...40,000+ members now (and counting).
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Agree. This forum is a good forum because of the people that are here.

But from a technical point it's completely outdated and i don't see admin or moderators maintaining it. Important infos / FAQs go under. Could be done so much better.

Why i'm saying that. I run a forum for another car (funded by donations) and know what can be done better, also know how much work it is to do it better.

Facebook (i'm in that group) isn't an alternative for me, just because of the time line structure.

So i could provide the infrastructure, but would need the people to fill it with live.

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