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Old 12-05-2022, 09:37 AM   #1
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Ads overpowering the forum

Is it only me?
I find the flashing movement of the ads so distracting I have difficulty reading the forum and have to log off.
There seems tobe no way to skip the ads or stop the videos. It also turns me off the the sponcers, if I was interested in their pitch I would click on it without the annoyiny graphics.
Anyone else spending less time here due to the constant ad motion?
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:14 AM   #2
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:17 AM   #3
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I don't see pop-up adds, on either my PC or IPad. Don't think it's a Trawler Forum issue.

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Old 12-05-2022, 10:41 AM   #4
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Get an ad blocker.
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:45 AM   #5
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On occasion I've had issues with ads blocking right margin on PC. A PITA since that's where the recent posts are listed. I recall it happening a week or so ago.

No issues on my android phone. I don't use a tablet much so no comment there.

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Old 12-05-2022, 11:02 AM   #6
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I think it is you, I have never seen what you describe

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Old 12-05-2022, 11:14 AM   #7
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:15 AM   #8
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Is it only me?
I find the flashing movement of the ads so distracting I have difficulty reading the forum and have to log off.
There seems tobe no way to skip the ads or stop the videos. It also turns me off the the sponcers, if I was interested in their pitch I would click on it without the annoyiny graphics.
Anyone else spending less time here due to the constant ad motion?

What browser are you using?
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:23 AM   #9
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You might want to try downloading a web browser like Opera. It has a built in ad blocker that works reasonably well. No issues for me.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:26 AM   #10
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See screenshot below - the circled ad block has gotten out of bounds for me on occasion - walks over the post-list beneath it. Has not happened often (more on CruisersForum).

TT - I use Chrome or Duck-Duck-Go.

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Old 12-05-2022, 11:54 AM   #11
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TT - I use Chrome or Duck-Duck-Go.

Sorry, I meant to ask the OP since it sounds like he is seeing more ads than others. I'm wondering if his browser might be doing it, or if he might have picked up a virus that is doing it.


I use AdBlocker and see zero ads on TF. Some sites now check for ad blockers and require that you disable it to view the site (an Ad Wall, similar to a Pay Wall). I no longer visit those sites. It's just not worth it. I don't watch broadcast TV either for the same reason. The torture vs value ratio is upside down.
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Old 12-05-2022, 12:17 PM   #12
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I used to see those ads and they jumped all over the screen untill I was ready to quit T.F. for fear of clicking something I wanted no part of.

I then found AdBlocker and went for the free test version. It worked so I have maintained it although now it costs me some money.

THere are other add blockers so try a couple.

I am not a computer guru so if this had not worked I would have quit T.F. several years ago as it was "almost" the only site that showed this.

But no you are not the only one and I now know this is not the only site to be affected so my add blocker worked for me.

Now any site that requires me to turn off my add blocker I quickly back out of. And yes I know how to do it, I just refuse.
Even some of them that I recognize as legit as I don't want the after effects.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:08 PM   #13
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TF is a business, free to us but not the owner. Ads are a part of the deal, hits count. Internet ads are everywhere. UTube drives me crazy with ads. TF seems the least troublesome to me. MSN is another bad day for ads, but Microsoft stock has done well. It is tough to have it both ways.
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:12 PM   #14
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I never see ads here ( or on Youtube ). I use Chrome with Ad Blocker Plus.

You can get it here:

https://adblockplus.org/
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I do get that relatively small ad box in the upper right corner, but I don't find that distracting or annoying really. Much smaller and less intrusive than a lot of other websites. If that's the only ad I see and it helps pay for TF, I can live with it. I get much more annoyed with charities hounding me forever. I give one random charity $2 and I end up on a mailing and a call list for the rest of my life. It's gotten to the point where I don't want to give to even very worthwhile charities because I'll be hounded forever thereafter.
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Don't tell the advertisers whose money sustains the TF site, but I barely notice the ads and pay zero attention to them.
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Is it only me?
I find the flashing movement of the ads so distracting I have difficulty reading the forum and have to log off.
There seems tobe no way to skip the ads or stop the videos. It also turns me off the the sponcers, if I was interested in their pitch I would click on it without the annoyiny graphics.
Anyone else spending less time here due to the constant ad motion?
We have ads but they should not be blocking content. Folks who surf but are not logged in see more ads so make sure you are logged in.

If you are logged in and seeing ads blocking content somethings amiss. You might try using a different browser (chrome or Firefox work well) and allow cookie exchange with the forum. We use cookies to keep you logged in at page changes. (this is the reason that duck duck go sometimes causes issues).
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Get an ad blocker.
I use MS Edge with uBlock add blocker and have never see adds on here.
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uBlock is the best ad blocker, especially on Youtube. Youtube is unwatchable without an ad blocker. uBlock gets thru on most sites that block ad blockers.
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Njlarry,
I hate to say it, but it's you!
I'm using Firefox, and never see ads on Trawler Forum as long as I'm signed in.
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