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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Device -windows 7 PC. Browser -Chrome. Norton Security Suite. Regularly clear history and cache. Ridiculous questions are the ones asking for the URLs that scroll/ stagger in the lower left as the pages attempt to load. Impossible to capture them. Some time I took the trouble to capture a video and wad never offered a way to send to admins. Lots of time wasted, though I tried to help resolve the issue. If you're not running adblock and seeing no problems would you mind commenting in general about why others insist that you have to...
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 08:45 AM
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If it seemed that anyone was insisting you run an adblocker, that should not have come across that way. An adblocker definitely makes any ad problems go away. What becomes very difficult to diagnose is that you and I can both be looking at the same page, and the ads that show up could be different. It could be regional, or seeing some cookies or whatever. The whole ads thing is a bit of a catch and therefore your experience isn't necessarily mirrored by others. For a while my iPad (no adblocker on that) could not properly render the site. It simply wouldn't stay on the site page. I don't know why as my experience with a PC running Firefox, adblocker disabled, was different.

While others won't experience a problem without an adblocker, for me it offers the most consistent experience, which is why I recommend it if you are having issues. No issues, then it's obviously not needed. I don't use it all of the time, and not on all of my devices. I know this offers you absolutely no solution, but I wanted to explain why I recommend it in this case. Either that or you can just wait for a bit and the ads you see will change and the problem ads will disappear.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 09:39 AM
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as I said before "Education"..

a 64 bit system is less likely to get lots of ad's
Windows Pro system is less likely to get lots of ad's
higher end computer processors are less likely to get lots of ad's.

same with the browser

same with your internet provider....

same with the part of the country you are operating at...

No, an adblocker is not a MUST.. I do not use one.. these years.

your computer is tracked to every website you go to.. your provider then offers your IP to companies so they earn money AND send ad's that you are more likely to want or like to purchase...

that is Today's Life on the internet.. do not like it... stop using it..

ANYONE is welcome to correct anything I have posted here.. I welcome to Know more...

I was a beta tester of Windows 3.1 before it was released... YES I AM OLD.
mostly testing the RS232 buss and the Parallel port........ Data in and out of the computer..
also IEEE488.

and have been "OUT" of the business since 2000......
remember that upcoming disaster coming .....NOT. ( Y 2 K )

my testing computers were
Next. ( that was a brand of computer)
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 01:53 PM
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Hey there,

We have sponsor ads which are paid for by vendors and sponsors on the forum which are usually related to your interests on the forum.

And then we have Adsense ads which are based on your own browser cookies, searches, and general interest. Browsers use meta-tagging to direct what they think are ads that you're interested in. Which of course, is not always accurate but also based on your own internet activities words entered into search bars and posts.

With that said, if you happen to come across NSFW ads or ones that are just not friendly, please take a screenshot of the ad and grab the ad URL.

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