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Old 20-02-2012, 21:59   #1
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Is There a Way to Avoid Certain Ads ?

I don't know why or how I got targeted with ads from MGM Grand but every time I load the page now I have one or maybe two on the page. I don't normally mind ads, I've clicked on some because I wanted to, but these ads are the kind that when you mouse over them they fill up the page with their advertisement.

I know you can be a "supporting" member to remove the ads, but beyond that, is there a way that you can get rid of a certain ad that you don't want to see? Alternatively, can the forum hosts do something about rollover popup ads in general?
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Old 20-02-2012, 22:24   #2
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads?

Start erasing unwanted cookies out of the web server Preferences........

About every couple of weeks I just erase them all and start fresh.
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Old 21-02-2012, 01:35   #3
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads?

Erasing cookies should blow that out. If it comes back, it might be attached to an online account that you've logged back into (email/social/whatever). In that case you can do something a bit more heavy -- install a plugin like Ghostery or a more aggressive ad blocker.

Or have fun with it-- pretend to be a 1%'er for a few minutes. Search for private jets cards, brokerage services, a luxury car, and etc. That'll give you a much more valuable set of intents that'll wipe out the whole 'travel to Vegas' thing when portions of your screen are auctioned off.

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Alternatively, can the forum hosts do something about rollover popup ads in general?
Yes, the publisher (this forum) can prohibit ads that are bigger than the allotted space. They probably already have, and the advertiser is cheating, since ads like that increase this sites bounce rate and are pretty bad for their internal and external statistics.
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Old 25-02-2012, 20:15   #4
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

I'm using ad blocker for Safari which works nicely. Also, the iPad app skips the ads.

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Old 25-02-2012, 20:30   #5
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

Download Crap cleaner,,,I've been using it for years,,its free and does a great job of cleaning up. Crap Cleaner is a free Windows 7 crap cleaner to help you clean privacy and speed up computer.
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

Don't forget that this forum is free because the ad revenues pay the operating expenses. You might even think about clicking on one every now and then if it interests you.
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Old 26-02-2012, 09:17   #7
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

I have actually come to like the "Targeted ads" now,,strange world hey?? now they show me stuff i actually like to buy... :/
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

I use adblocker...What ads?
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

I don't mind ads if they're not in your face over the top popup junk. A non obtrusive ad is just that. I don't resent it or the person that is making money from it. What I do hate is when someone allows an obtrusive ad. That is why we have people all running ad blocking software. This thread was me asking for a solution without the nuclear option. You know, because I'm okay with the forum making a buck. I'm just not okay with it making a buck with mouse over ads. So once again I appeal to the mods/admins. Please cull your ad network of obtrusive crap, or I too will go the way of the ad blockers some day. =(
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

I agree, as long as the ads are not popping up in separate windows or blocking what you want to read then it's no big deal. Be thankful there are advertisements which keeps this forum free. Using the nuclear option to block all advertisements does not help to keep this website free. There are expenses to hosting a website in addition to the owner needing to make a living, just like everyone else needs to.
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Re: Is there a way to avoid certain ads ?

You might try Firefox with NoScript instead of AdBlocker. That keeps most of the big flashy jumping-around crap off your screen, but allows simple banner ads and sidebar ads.
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Also I think if you use Firefox with AdBlock Plus -- but you don't activate one of their blanket subscription lists -- you can select only a few "most annoying" ads to block.
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Re: Is There a Way to Avoid Certain Ads ?

+1 for AdBlock on Firefox. Haven't seen any advs or the slas 4 years.
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Re: Is There a Way to Avoid Certain Ads ?

I'm sad to say that finally, after weeks of putting up with the intrusive ads that kept appearing I've installed ABP for Chrome and will no longer see ads from this website. Sorry CF, I tried to appeal to you guys. I'd also become a supporting member if you offered payment other than Paypal.

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Re: Is There a Way to Avoid Certain Ads ?

Worse than the full screen popups, are the ads that get flagged as unauthorised usage by my IT dept. as I can get into trouble for even having them on my screen, Usually, (swims**t, Vic's secr*ets, etc... ads). or can be anything UN PC or even a burger ad with a "racy" model. Getting ads SFW would be better until I get the nannies off my back.
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