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Why all the instrusive adverts?

Discussion in 'Helpdesk' started by Lilac Wine, Mar 29, 2019.

Discuss Why all the instrusive adverts? in the Helpdesk area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Lilac Wine Gold Member Gold Member

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    A few days ago I tried to sign in but said I was banned for an unknown reason I couldn't work out. I did notice a * of a lot of full screen adverts though which made me think the site was hacked as I hadn't posted anything but the normal stuff.

    So I signed in again today and I'll be half way through typing a post when the page will just redirect to a full page of adverts. I understand it must cost money to run a site like this and it's hardly got the number of members the big sites like Redditt have so if it's going to be a case of adverts invading our normal use of the site couldn't you work out some sort of subscription?

    I mean this is a bit of a nightmare never knowing if your post is going to make it or you're going to have to retype it which kinda drains the energy of making not much of an important point.
     
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  2. neilly1987 Wits eh goalie dain Tom??? Gold Member

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    I know what you mean and I find it annoying for my standard couple of word messages, so you must feel like * your phone or laptop out a window, must take like 3 weeks to re-type!
     
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  3. Autumn Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    I shouldn’t, but:hi5:
    :fear:
     
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  4. neilly1987 Wits eh goalie dain Tom??? Gold Member

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    Haha, I wasn't getting wide but if I'm losing my * over something like "aye, he was good/* today" in a player thread and having to re-type it and the site lagging etc, I can't imagine how bad swerve must feel!
     
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  5. Lilac Wine Gold Member Gold Member

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    :56: It does feel like there is AI on the site now and it judges both the amount of words you're typing and comparing them towords otheer people have typed, especially the banned section and redirects you to a massive Galaxy 10 advert as if it's being ironic, like a need a big new screen when I can't even type a normal post. Wonder how much the site gets if you buy a phone via their advert. Must be a few quid considering it's a £1000 phone.

    You feel sorry for me I can undertand but man I would have internet rage if I was only wanting to post a one or two sentence comment on a player and it redirected.

    I'm quite impressed by the size of the ads, they don't fit on my laptop, I would need to plug into my tv and the ads would then be for 4k tvs. I'll get one next season. If all the football is in 4k.

    Btw I would be up for a subscription if it mean Admin not having to deal with this as it must bug him too.
     
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  6. Jack Torrance Heeeeeere's Johnny! Gold Member

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    *cough* AD BLOCKER *cough*
     
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  7. Lilac Wine Gold Member Gold Member

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    I totlly forgot about that, must've been cause I formatted but I kinda don't like using it on this site, Admin needs all the clicks he can get I'm sure but when it's behaving like it's missing it's oxycontone delivery then something has to be done to calm it down.

    Wouldn't mind ads at the side of the screen. Some can be interesting like gigs happening soon or movies, relevant new articles etc.
     
  8. Keano88 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Top post on every page has an advert rather than the comment for me @Celtic Mad
     
  9. Autumn Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    Got this soon as I clicked on here.

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  10. Autumn Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    Notice at top of page says
    “Not secure- Talkceltic.net.”

    Not noticed that previously???
     
  11. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    I'll look into this.

    Have you been getting redirected today?

    The not secure has been there since Chrome introduced it and is nothing to worry about. It's only indicating it's not https, which is mainly for retail/shopping sites.
     
  12. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    That should be it sorted.
     
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  13. Autumn Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    Hi
    The redirect was on the page when I opened it between posts.
     
  14. JC Anton Here we go... Gold Member

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    Only happens the non-GMs...:50:
     
  15. Celtic Mad Administrator Administrator

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    It doesn't seem to be a redirect due to ads (don't think there's been an issue lately, AFAIK). What page was it you opened that led to the redirect?
     
  16. JC Anton Here we go... Gold Member

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    Maybe you were banned? :39:
     
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    Green lives matter.
     
  18. JC Anton Here we go... Gold Member

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    Peasants
     
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    Keano, don't listen to him, GMs get less ads but iPhone/safari issues affect everyone using an iPhone/iPad
     
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  20. Keano88 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Don’t worry I wouldn’t listen to him regarding anything to do with technology Marie :50:
     
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