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Neil Ives

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« on: November 24, 2022, 09:17:34 AM »
Why is this forum suddenly plastered with adverts? Halfway through someone's post. Really?
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 09:51:01 AM »
I have Adblocker turned on and I never get an advert.

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 10:12:56 AM »
I'm using Opera on my tablet and Firefox with Privacy Badger and UBlock Origin on the PC.

No adverts here  :)
Let's be careful out there !

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 10:15:52 AM »
I have Adblocker turned on and I never get an advert.

Ditto
It's free as well  - ideal for a  Scot  (me)

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 11:15:21 AM »
...They've started appearing in the last few days  ???
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 01:21:49 PM »
Try Adblock Plus - free ad blocker and... no more adds  :D
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 08:27:50 PM »
Why is this forum suddenly plastered with adverts? Halfway through someone's post. Really?

Yes, really.

Adverts should only appear at the top and/or bottom of the page. The settings have now been tweaked.

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2022, 09:22:03 AM »
Why is this forum suddenly plastered with adverts? Halfway through someone's post. Really?
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Yes, really.

Adverts should only appear at the top and/or bottom of the page. The settings have now been tweaked.

Mine is back to normal.....thank you

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2022, 09:28:49 AM »
No adverts now! Thank you.  :D
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2022, 10:53:14 AM »
Unfortunately, due to rising costs I will have to start inserting adverts into the forum. Google has been using its own algorithm to work out where best to place the adverts but it appears not to be very reliable. It keeps putting ads where I explicitly asked it not to, so I suspect it treats each individual forum topic as a different page. I will need to experiment with the settings so the adverts may repear then disappear or move around the page from time to time. I might even set it up so that only guests (members that are not logged in) see most of the adverts.

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2022, 11:43:48 AM »
I'm on a forum for my classic motorbike that seems to have the same framework as this one. The owner just asks for some donations to keep it going.
https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=unread
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 07:56:01 AM »
...Adverts are fine, inevitable, just not in the middle of posts as you mentioned  :o

Would more be collected from a small donation from forum members than from the ads?
Say £10 a year. Unsure how many would want to contribute though...
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 09:06:33 AM »
I have heard it said that ad blockers reduce the revenue a site gets, indeed there are some sites that donít allow access unless you disable the ad blocker for (allegedly) that reason. Is that actually true? Is Google (or any other ad serving system) able to detect that ads are not being seen and reduce the payment to the site accordingly? If that is correct, and noting that RichardA says...
Unfortunately, due to rising costs I will have to start inserting adverts into the forum.
... then widespread use of ad blockers seems likely to affect future viability of the Clubjazz site. That would be a pity. Itís a different story on sites where the ads seem to be intended to maximise profits, but on this one where the ads are needed in order to fund the site then I have no problem with just ignoring them!

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Re: Adverts
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2022, 09:32:27 AM »
At the moment I am not seeing adverts on this forum using my Android tablet. I've done nothing that I'm aware of to cause that. My browser is the Android default, so Chrome I guess.

I checked my Android phone; also no adverts.
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Re: Adverts
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2022, 11:19:56 AM »
At this moment the adverts are only on the homepage as has been the case for many years. I only get paid when someone clicks on the adverts.

Compared to other forums our running costs are low due to the fact we use a shared hosting package and the low traffic.

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