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Post by pīwakawaka on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 am

Do you have any control over the ads displayed on these forums? The reason I ask is than too many of them are animated - often painfully so. For example at the moment the had consists of a Windows-like frame with text inside. The text is stationary, but the fame is moving up and down and sideways about 3 times a second. It is extremely uncomfortable.

Earlier there was an ad that was flashing at a very fast rate, such that it was too painful to watch the screen. Often it's possible to scroll the screen so the ad disappears from view, but there are times when it isn't possible.

I realise the ads help pay for the site, but is there an option for you to prevent the display of animated ads?

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Post by Sarah on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:25 pm

To be honest, I'm not sure. It's not my forum, but I'm assuming it is a free one, and that's why there are adverts (which we wouldn't have any control over).

But, strangely, I don't seem to get any ads on my screen. Neutral I really don't know why that would be, as I don't have any 'ad blocker' type software installed or anything.

I'll look into it...
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Post by Sarah on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:35 pm

At what point are you seeing the ads? I've just tried logging in with three different browsers, and I only get the ads at the stage where I haven't yet logged in.
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Re: Advertising

Post by pīwakawaka on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:22 am

As you can see I am logged in, but there is an add beneath the main menu

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Post by pīwakawaka on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:27 am

I'm not familiar with Forumotion.com,. but some free hosts do have options on the types of ads that can be displayed. For example text-only ads or non-animated ads.

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Post by Sarah on Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:29 am

Thanks for the screen shot. I'll look into it and come back to you.
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Post by Sarah on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:23 am

I've checked the settings, and there is only an option for a reduced level of advertisements, which is what we're already running.

Sorry I can't help more.
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Post by pīwakawaka on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:53 pm

Sorry I didn't reply earlier. Thanks for your efforts. I don't like blocking ads on non-profit sites where advertising helps fund the Web hosting. I hope you don't mind too much if I block just those ads where the animation is unpleasant.

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Post by Tee on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi

I did not think you saw the ads once you log in - I dont - how odd.

The site does not get anything got hosting these - I cover all costs of hosting - but the forum software is free so I guess they get a cut from there - but I honestly thought you did not see the ads once you logged in grrr

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Re: Advertising

Post by pīwakawaka on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:23 am

Hi Tee

Nice to see you around. I've missed you Smile

I haven't been around much recently. I wish I could say it's because the migraines have gone, but alas that's not the case. Those, and a few other issues have kept me away from my computer for some time.

Those pesky ads are are odd. Sometimes they appear when I'm logged in and sometimes they don't. Doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason for it. At least, if you're not earning anything from it I won't feel guilty blocking them.

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