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    Default Pop up ads

    Why am I all of a sudden getting pop up ads when on the forum?
    A couple times lately when I hit the "what's new" button, I have gotten a pop up ad.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    Irritating, right? Makes you appreciate how nice this forum is, compared to the level of ad overrun I've seen on other forums.
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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    They probably get more ad revenue from a full page annoyance that you have to actively close out versus the minor annoyance of a passive banner or footer ad, but they are very irritating and I would like to see them stop.
    Steve Martinsen

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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    I was getting them on every site, was able to go to settings on Chrome and block them. They appear to have come in on something called "Daily Boutique". Google it.

    I also downloaded the free version of AdBlock, don't know which did the trick but the pop ups are no more.
    Last edited by Gib Etheridge; 02-19-2021 at 05:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    The pop-up feels like malware. It doesn't feel intentional, though it appears to be forum supported. Not a good look.
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by AJZimm View Post
    I basically copied what McMullen, Yeadon and Hvalsoe use because it worked so well.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    Adblock. It's free and makes the internet a much better place. You can pause it on some sites if you wish, but if a site is giving you popup ads....

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    Default Re: Pop up ads

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Adblock. It's free and makes the internet a much better place. You can pause it on some sites if you wish, but if a site is giving you popup ads....
    Adblock works great, but I don't use it. I used to, but then I decided that I'd stop rewarding poor internet behavior with my engagement. Now, if I go somewhere and they they hit me with pop-up ads and other irritants, I hit back on my browser and leave. Continuous hard bounces off google searches are devastating to a site's search rankings. That's my contribution.

    If you're in possession of a small piece of the internet, it's worth making it as presentable of a place as possible for people who are nice enough to visit. It's no different than keeping your storefront clean and organized.

    Over the past few days, that pop-up was the first thing that a number of brand new visitors saw. It's not a good first impression. Revenue it might have driven is a short term gain, at best.
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by AJZimm View Post
    I basically copied what McMullen, Yeadon and Hvalsoe use because it worked so well.

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