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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:30 pm

    Please be patient, they should be gone soon, thank you.


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    Re: Ads at top of forum

    Post  shayn on Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:55 pm

    ok,

    like a wild card i guess...



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    Re: Ads at top of forum

    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:38 pm

    That was quick - I didn't see a single one - but as folks already know, I don't spend long at the top of the pages anyway for reasons already discussed!
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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:47 pm

    mac wrote:That was quick - I didn't see a single one - but as folks already know, I don't spend long at the top of the pages anyway for reasons already discussed!

    Can't you see any at all mac? i'm still seeing them but only the text ads, not the big picture ads that were up earlier.



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    Post  Kaere on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:30 pm

    I still see them - apparently there's one trick to having a flat belly and they're dying to tell me if I'd just click already!
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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:53 pm

    [quote="Violet"][quote="mac"]That was quick - I didn't see a single one - but as folks already know, I don't spend long at the top of the pages anyway for reasons already discussed![/quote]

    Can't you see any at all mac? i'm still seeing them but only the text ads, not the big picture ads that were up earlier.[/quote]

    I have nothing, Violet - odd.

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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:56 pm

    just struck me - I use Adblock Plus with my Firefox browser - that gets rid of
    'em all
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    Post  innerlight on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:59 pm

    mac wrote:just struck me - I use Adblock Plus with my Firefox browser - that gets rid of
    'em all

    That's probably why you don't see them... because this is a "free" forum there is a chance that there is nothing that can be done about the ads without paying for them to be removed.
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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:08 pm

    I hope it doesn't come to that.



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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:30 pm

    Adblock Plus is a free blocker for Firefox - just adopt Firefox and hey presto - no adverts and no charge
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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:32 pm

    aaaargh........... no firefox I tried that a while ago it threw all the forums I visit 'out' somehow they didn't look right, I had to get it off asap



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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:35 pm

    [quote="Violet"][img]http://r20.imgfast.net/users/2513/27/93/53/smiles/489992.gif[/img] aaaargh........... no firefox I tried that a while ago it threw all the forums I visit 'out' somehow they didn't look right, I had to get it off asap[/quote]

    I use it for the 5 websites where I'm a regular contributor - none display incorrectly and you know how intolerant I am about appearance
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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:38 pm

    I wonder why it threw them out on mine then



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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:43 pm

    [quote="Violet"]I wonder why it threw them out on mine then [img]http://r20.imgfast.net/users/2513/27/93/53/smiles/229495.gif[/img][/quote]

    I don't have a clue but I'm no tech wizz with computers - I set 'em up the way I want and just leave 'em alone after that other than trying to adjust the appearance of this website which is the one which I find most distracting.

    I have had limited success here and still have some bits not working as I'd like....

    Why not give Firefox another try and leave IE, or whatever you're currently using, set up for comparison?
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    Post  Violet on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:51 pm

    and leave IE

    I believe this is the best one, vista is total rubbish imo



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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:55 pm

    [quote="Violet"][quote]and leave IE[/quote]

    I believe this is the best one, vista is [b]total[/b] rubbish imo[/quote]

    Internet Explorer (IE) is just a web browser whatever operating system you're using. One of my computers uses Vista, the other has W7 - I use Firefox on each but also Internet Explorer for some purposes - they will work side by side without any problems....

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    Post  mac on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:58 pm

    http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

    It's a small download and with the Adblock Plus add-on would be easy to trial. Sorry about any links that wouldn't work - this should be OK

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    Post  mac on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:20 pm

    For curiosity I disabled Adblock Plus temporarily and ended up with an advertisement at the top of the page. Re-enabling it then reloading the page, the advert disappeared.

    For anyone similarly affected, the solution is in your hands....
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    Post  spirit on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:28 pm

    Hey V

    I had the same problem at my place, it the host - we used to be able to disable ads for members free of charge - now we have to use credits to pay for them to be removed.....not impressed just another way to make money from us.....I will try the firefox add on though as I always use firefox..

    I have 'paid' to remove them for 2 months - after that I am not sure...

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    Post  innerlight on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:03 am

    spirit wrote:Hey V

    I had the same problem at my place, it the host - we used to be able to disable ads for members free of charge - now we have to use credits to pay for them to be removed.....not impressed just another way to make money from us.....I will try the firefox add on though as I always use firefox..

    I have 'paid' to remove them for 2 months - after that I am not sure...

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    Unfortunatly webservers aren't cheap, and the hosts need to make some money to cover such things. So usually they incorporate ads onto the forum. Free forums always end up with a price sooner or later. I've seen it so many times. Usually the free forums get tons of ads, and you can either keep the free forum with the ads, or pay to have the ads removed.
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    Re: Ads at top of forum

    Post  Violet on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:00 pm

    They've gone, Spirit if you paid and you share the same hosts as me you will be refunded.



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    Post  1antique on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:13 am

    The expanding ad on the front page sucks.

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    Post  mac on Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:18 am

    1antique wrote:The expanding ad on the front page sucks.

    There is a remedy.

    Firefox and Adblock Plus - both free - deal with the expanding ads and most others. I see only a narrow block of inactive, distorted red text on the Home page, a line of web address in black text at the very bottom....

    I also use it to block forum avatars which, for me, add nothing to the value of members' contributions and which I find very distracting and annoying....

    God bless the developers of such free software - people after my own heart.
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    Post  Violet on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:38 pm

    The ads are only visible to guests, or anyone who is not logged in after christmas i'm considering paying to have them not showing at all.



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