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Offline paulc

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2024, 10:12:37 pm »
Hey all, I just clicked on the three little dots that appear on the pop up ads and it took me to google....I was able to select "block all" and the pop up ads have gone away.

Paul

Offline superdav95

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2024, 12:45:17 am »
Hey Paul. Where did you locate these three little dots on the add?
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline willie

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2024, 08:02:04 am »
how come you guys get all the good lookin girls?
all's I see is hunting and fishin stuff

Offline paulc

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2024, 11:19:34 am »
Next time I get a popup I will capture an image...And I am not talking about the ads across the bottom of the page to help clear/muddy the water.  I would click a thread and get a an ad.  I had to click to close the ad (on my desk top)before I could see the thread I was interested in.  On my mobile devices I found if I rotated my device 90 degrees the ad would disappear.  Make sense?  Paul

Offline paulc

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2024, 11:38:01 am »
these dots...and my solution seems to be only temporary as the ads have returned....fwiw.  Paul

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2024, 12:50:15 pm »
Advertisings are sort of based on your preferences as user. So someone gets naked girls and others fishing stuff
I keep getting electric vehicles for 3rd age and I'm still quite far from needing it so the AI behind user profiling still have room for improving
I can live with adv on PA if they are for supporting hosting costs
if they are imposed from hosting provider, a browser like Brave or an ad blocker can solve all problems

Offline paulc

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2024, 01:10:43 pm »
From the little poking around I did this is Google getting money to allow advertisers to post ads on this page....Paul

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2024, 02:33:26 pm »
From the little poking around I did this is Google getting money to allow advertisers to post ads on this page....Paul

Google cannot post advertisements without site owner consent
Site owners can publish advertisements and be payed by google (or similar advertising agency ).
In some case the ads are set by the hosting provider that owns the software that manage the site.
i dont know wich is the case for PA

Offline Doug509

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2024, 11:02:28 am »
Try using duck duck go.  It worked for me

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2024, 10:43:03 am »
Seems like ads attaching to my posts has gotten worse.

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2024, 10:44:26 am »
Seems to be every post now?

Offline superdav95

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2024, 11:43:48 am »
I switched my browser to duck duck go and no more pop ups fyi. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline simk

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2024, 04:18:14 am »
Feels like lesson No 9 of the "how to ruin a successful forum"-guidance. Great idea  :-D
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2024, 11:17:54 am »
I talked to Marie Luther about this and here is what she told me...
   
I talked to my dad about it yesterday. I donít know what to do. completely out of my wheelhouse and because the forum was set up with simple machines itís not our own website.  We pay for the server to host it.  Do you or anyone have a suggestion on what to do besides shutting the forum down? Iím open to hear anything.
 
 If anyone has any suggestions about what to do about this please contact Marie(marieluther818@gmail.com) and help keep this great forum alive.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Muskyman

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Re: Are we now endorsing pop ups?
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2024, 11:25:22 am »
I can live with pop ups. Iíd really hate for the forum to shut down. I hope sheís just taking about some sort of reboot type of thing. Thatís my go to when I have an issue with my phone or other devices..