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Ads, ads, ads everywhere!
Posted by jimbot58 on Saturday, October 14, 2023 10:09 AM

I have been in and out of the forum over the years and recents return now finds that this thing is loaded with a barrage of ads! They keep popping up and makes difficult to even type or posts entries. I keep having to recenter my curser to even type one sentence. Don't know if i want to keep at it.

*******

On my workbench now:

 

Fujimi F-4K Phantom "Yellow Bird" and Zvezda Su-27SM Flanker


GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, October 14, 2023 10:17 AM

You cannot use this forum unless you have some kind of ad blocker.  Sad, but true.  I use NoScript.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:54 AM

GAF

You cannot use this forum unless you have some kind of ad blocker.  Sad, but true.  I use NoScript.

 

Yup.  The ads have officially defeated their own purpose.  They either drive traffic to other forums, or they make it so people who want to continue contributing content which brings traffic...to use ad blockers.  I understand their purpose, but the ads here are completely out of balance with their intended function.  No problems for me anymore though, since I use AdBlock.  I can type away with no interruptions.  Cool

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Saturday, October 14, 2023 1:41 PM

I use Adblock. It's free and effective. No more pop-ups!

Cary

 


fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, October 14, 2023 3:02 PM

Adblocker. No problems.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:05 PM

Duck Duck Go

My ad blocker of choice

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, October 14, 2023 5:20 PM

I use I believe AdBlocker as well. I've actually forgotten which blocker I loaded onmy computer because I set it up a few years ago and just let it run.Works great, pretty sure it's AdBlocker. Anyway, I see no ads here.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:41 PM

No other modeling forums require add blocking software... why add more stuff on your computer that is unnecessary elsewhere?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 15, 2023 12:55 AM

stikpusher

No other modeling forums require add blocking software... why add more stuff on your computer that is unnecessary elsewhere?

 

Missing lynx does as well as HyperScale. And when I last visited Armorama, it asked me to disable my adblocker.

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    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 8:21 AM

Much better now!

Thanks

*******

On my workbench now:

 

Fujimi F-4K Phantom "Yellow Bird" and Zvezda Su-27SM Flanker


GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, October 15, 2023 8:58 AM

jimbot58

Much better now!

Thanks

 
An ad blocker is almost dejure on the internet today.  I don't know how many sites contain the words "Please disable your ad blocker".  No, no I won't.  If I cannot look at your content with my ad blocker abled, I really don't need too.

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 9:36 AM

Tojo72

Duck Duck Go

My ad blocker of choice

 

 

I  installed DDG about a month ago, and promply removed it.  It wants to be your OS.  It interfered with so much of my aps.

 

I

 

 

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 10:13 AM

missileman2000

 

 
Tojo72

Duck Duck Go

My ad blocker of choice

 

 

 

 

I  installed DDG about a month ago, and promply removed it.  It wants to be your OS.  It interfered with so much of my aps.

 

I

 

 

 ins

 

Oh well,works for me,what can I say Confused

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:29 PM

GAF
I don't know how many sites contain the words "Please disable your ad blocker".  No, no I won't.  If I cannot look at your content with my ad blocker abled, I really don't need too.

My thoughts exactly.  If I have to disable my ad blocker to look at your site, then it becomes a "Well, I didn't know about your site before...so there's nothing to miss if I don't get to see it today.  Oh well."

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:53 PM

Well the above mentioned Armorama is a top notch site,the Kitmaker network is excellent,so you'd be missing a lot,but to each his own.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, October 15, 2023 1:57 PM

Well, at least they have the decency to say "Please". I still say "No".

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 15, 2023 10:51 PM

Tojo72

Well the above mentioned Armorama is a top notch site,the Kitmaker network is excellent,so you'd be missing a lot,but to each his own.

 

I was once one of its top editors and contributors; their old photo site was hundreds of photos I uploaded and took from my motor pool when I commanded a US Army maintenance site from 2001-2005 and many new vehicles being tested at Fort Knox from 2005 until about 2010.

I used to sponsor awards for local New England IPMS shows in Armorama's name. I'd usually get a bunch of folks to donate $5 a piece to me and I'd chip in enough to cover a category or if I had enough donations, I'd sponsor more than one award.

I even hosted an open house at Fort Devens, Massachusetts for folks in the area dvertised through Armorama giving folks the ability to take photos of modern armor and ride in an M113A3. I even taught an old M60A2 tanker how to drive an Abrams tank.

 

But I was made persona non grata about a dozen years ago. Doubtful I've made a dozen visits since then.

With adblocker here, I see nothing beyond FSM's own current issue or other publications they sell.

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 16, 2023 3:36 AM

cwalker3

I use Adblock. It's free and effective. No more pop-ups!

 

Ditto

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, October 16, 2023 2:36 PM

GAF

 

 
jimbot58

Much better now!

Thanks

 

 

 
An ad blocker is almost dejure on the internet today.  I don't know how many sites contain the words "Please disable your ad blocker".  No, no I won't.  If I cannot look at your content with my ad blocker abled, I really don't need too.
 

 

I'm of the opposite mindset. If I need an ad blocker to regularly participate on a site, I don't need to be on that site. 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 9:26 AM

Okay, I broke down and installed AdBreaker.  Should I turn off Microsoft Defender?

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 9:53 AM

missileman2000

Okay, I broke down and installed AdBreaker.  Should I turn off Microsoft Defender?

Unless it interferes with other programs, leave it alone.  Personally, I've no idea what Microsoft Defender defends against.  Seems useless to me.

Gary

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 12:29 PM

Microsoft Defender is Microsoft's anti-virus application, built in to Windows.  I agree with Gary; I'd leave it as it currently is on your machine.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:34 PM

Microsoft Defender isn't terribly useful, but it should be no problem for it to be left turned on.  I haven't had it interfere with a single thing so far, although I'm not sure that's necessarily a good thing with a security application.  That being said, whatever job it is intended to do doesn't have anything to do with ads and whether or not they'll be displayed.  That's all in your browser.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, October 19, 2023 8:24 AM

Well, I installed Ad Blocker- so far working great.

My laptop went belly-up last week.  I used my wive for visits to my dialysis clinic where I take online courses to pass the time.  I noticed she had Adblocker installed.  I'll bet my daughter put it on.

 

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    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Saturday, October 21, 2023 12:26 AM

I was on several websites that claimed "You need to disable Adblock to receive the best experience." One I had to allow but all the other warnings I just ignored and never had a problem.

*******

On my workbench now:

 

Fujimi F-4K Phantom "Yellow Bird" and Zvezda Su-27SM Flanker


  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Saturday, October 21, 2023 8:59 PM

Been distracted for a bit now, but returning.....

 

THESE ADS ARE TERRIBLE!!  AND I GET POP UP WINDOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A THREAD!!!!! IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT..........

Keep on modeling!

All the best,

William

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 22, 2023 7:16 AM

Yes,I Belong to a lot of forums,and I really don't mind the ads along the sides or between posts,it's the cost of doing business,but like you said,here the video windows  pop up right in the of your post,destroy your reply.I have to say,this is the only site that I acess using my ad blocking software,just can't deal sith it.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 22, 2023 4:29 PM

Frankly it's gotten to the point that I can't see how anyone can use most sites without ad-block. 

I tried watching a 2hour 45min video on YouTube with the boss's PC at work over the weekend. After an hour and 45mins with 26 friggin' ads I gave up! And three were over a half-hour and one 45 mins!?!?! Does anyone out there actually watch 30min to an hour ads???? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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