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Discussion in 'Helpdesk' started by Jenksy, Jun 26, 2019.

Discuss Ads on this site in the Helpdesk area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Jenksy

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    It's too much it's worse than any other site I use, it's borderline unuseable at this point, in some threads an ad will completely block a users post with no way of getting rid of it, at least keep the ads to the side so we can read all the posts!.
     
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  2. EvilMonkey TalkShite Gold Member

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    Welcome ...
     
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  3. Jax Teller Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. ILoveTheCeltic

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    True, its out of control. I feel like its by far the slowest website i've ever been on due to all the advertisements on this page the now there are 11 adverts ffs 12 actually theres a "sposored post" among the comments.

    Actually its 13 as one pops up down the bottom you need to click off.
     
  5. Peej Gold Member Gold Member

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    Surely not the worst?
    I'm using Tapatalk which helps in that regard and on the pc I run adblock(sorry admin). Can see at times there is 8-13 ads per page blocked.

    But, I refuse to use sites like Celtic blog, videocelts or whatever nonsense they are - not only full of nonsense articles, but the ads on those sort of sites actually make it unusable, specially on mobile.
    Can't properly load a page because it's trying so hard to load so many intrusive ads.

    Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Marie Administrator Administrator

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    GM's don't have all those ads as far as I know....I certainly don't and I don't use an add blocker....nothing to do with being admin either....I get more as admin that what I did as a plain GM
     
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  7. Jenksy

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    tbh I can put up with the slow loading pages etc but ads that block an entire users post on a forum designed for discussion, surely that's going over the line, you can't even close them you have to go out of the thread and back in and just hope it covers a different post
     
  8. Marie Administrator Administrator

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    Take a screenshot and post it up so we can see what you mean, like I said before, I don't have any ads like that so I don't see how big a problem it may be.
     
  9. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    When I used adblock it just showed big golden jobbies and the site was unviewable. I use tapatalk only now.
     
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  10. Jenksy

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    will do mate, I prob need a better ad blocker the one here at work mustn't be very good
     
  11. Peej Gold Member Gold Member

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    Been wondering that, if GM membership would remove ads or not?
     
  12. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    I'm assuming you're logged in when getting these ads? Post a screenshot of the ad you're getting that's obstructing a user's post.

    Logged in users get ads that are barely visible, GMs get even less, so I genuinely can't understand the amount of moaning that goes on regarding them.
     
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  13. Minty Gold Member Gold Member

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    Download an ad blocker.
     
  14. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    I'd honestly prefer you stopped promoting ad blockers. As I've mentioned many times before, the site relies heavily on the ads and advising members to use ad blockers hurts the site.
     
  15. Minty Gold Member Gold Member

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    The adverts make the site pretty much unusable which harms the site more, imo.
     
  16. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    How exactly is the site unusable with ads?
     
  17. Minty Gold Member Gold Member

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    Redirects and pop ups I can’t get rid of, unless I use an ad blocker. On my phone and my computer.

    It’s usually some * about a Samsung tablet. Another user told me he can’t even log in without an ad blocker, due to a betting advert that sprawls over half of the web page.
     
  18. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    That happens very rarely, and when it does it's fixed pretty quickly (hasn't happened for over a month now). Every site has the redirect issue from time to time, it's not just us. eBay had it longer than us, was happening for days on end.

    Permanently blocking ads because of a few rogue ones is harmful to the site.
     
  19. Spring Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    Tbf when I have had issues & made you aware, including screenshots etc. You usually get it sorted pretty sharpish each time & that’s not blowing smoke up your *.
     
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  20. Minty Gold Member Gold Member

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    I’ve donated to the site for over a decade now so I don’t agree I’ve been harmful to it.