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Excessive Ads

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Jack Hammer, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    It seems random. I'm seeing 2-3 ads at the top of some pages and more ads between between posts in each thread I view. Some of the ads are disguised as similar to a pm notification. It's a bit excessive. Not sure if it is intentional. I visit via chrome on Android.

    Thanks
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, sudden unwanted increase in ads.
     
  3. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf Solo Diver

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    The same. Chrome and Android for me, also.

    DW
     
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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  5. ScubaRob0311

    ScubaRob0311 Angel Fish

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    Ad revenue helps keep the lights on. One thing I would suggest is maybe put the paid supporters of this site into a special group with no ads ?
    Other then that I'm pretty sure there are adblockers you can use to block then when viewing websites
     
  6. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I am a paid supporter as well as a user of adblocker.

    I do not see ads.
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Not all of us can install software on a company machine.
    Ads in the middle of people's posts basically are saying their train of thought isn't important (which is BS). Without people contributing coherently here, there are no eyeballs for the ads.
     
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  8. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Soooo. The Company doesn't object to you cruising the internet visiting ScubaBoard on company time, but do object to you installing adblock or becoming a supporter?

    Seems legit.
     
  9. pjhansman

    pjhansman Manta Ray

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    I travel with a company computer and yes, I can surf the net and visit Scubaboard, but no, I don't have admin rights to install any software. So it actually is legit......
     
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  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Agreed.....on my desktop. The ads that have just started up are on my android phone, using Chrome. I can't seem to stop them; what has changed?
     

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