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Old 29-11-2014, 22:42   #1
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Restricting Advertising on Sidebar

Is there any way of restricting the advertising coming through on the forum pages?

I have noticed in my browser cache a large number of large video files that are advertisements off the forum. As I have a satellite internet connection, I to live with a limited download allowance, and these ads are eating up the allowance.

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Old 29-11-2014, 23:15   #2
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You really want to do that? Without the ads, there would be no forum....
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Old 29-11-2014, 23:18   #3
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Re: Restricting Advertising on Sidebar

I can accept that, and I have learned to read the internet while avoiding the ads.

But do the ads need to be mega videos? I would have no problem with text or images, but not video that consume my download allowance unnecessarily.
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Become a Supporting member and you can turn them off.
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Old 30-11-2014, 01:16   #5
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Google is your friend.
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Old 30-11-2014, 03:47   #6
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Re: Restricting Advertising on Sidebar

The ones in the body of the threads are the ones that really really truly piss me orf.....

Slow internet connection? Start reading something and suddenly its gone south...

Be nice? I may become a 'supporter'...
Piss me off?... I'll take my business elsewhere
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Old 30-11-2014, 04:33   #7
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see my post on this page: Ads reach a record high - MERGED

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Re: Restricting Advertising on Sidebar

Install the ad-block and ghostery plugins and your internet becomes much more friendly and safer.

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Old 30-11-2014, 06:36   #10
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Set flash to 'Always Ask' if your browser has that option.
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Install the ad-block and ghostery plugins and your internet becomes much more friendly and safer.
+1. I With these two in place you can block the many snoopers CF has trying to collect data on you, and you can stop all unwanted ads from ever appearing.

The "ads" I pay attention to are those from our Sponsoring Vendors like Matt, or the Vendor Spotlight section. They are contributing to the community, and I greatly respect and appreciate that. The rest, I can do without.
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Re: Restricting Advertising on Sidebar

I haven't seen an add in 16 months . HOW ? ( ABP) , Add Block Plus , app or download . & only a few site's don't like it enough to not open the page . Haven't opened a page with Malware or virus' in 16 months either . HOW ? ( WOT ) , Web Of Trust , app or download . I haven't had any problems with my PC at all in 16 months , HOW ? ABP & WOT !!! Sincerely .
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i got an older computer and i recently installed flashblock on firefox by Philip Chee, cause all the flash dl where making my browser crash too often. now things are just fine, no waiting for downloads and i can click on the flash button if i want to find out whats there.
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Flashblock is awesome. Contributed to the documentation side of the project years ago. Had not heard of Ghostery before. Thank you for pointing it out! Nice to be able to see all of that stuff that goes on in the background. ABS is a staple. On my "boat computer", I have very limited bandwidth. When video ads started showing up, I was a bit taken aback. Not only are they expensive for those of us on limited connections, but they are running scripts on our machines that we might not want to run.
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+1. I With these two in place you can block the many snoopers CF has trying to collect data on you, and you can stop all unwanted ads from ever appearing.

The "ads" I pay attention to are those from our Sponsoring Vendors like Matt, or the Vendor Spotlight section. They are contributing to the community, and I greatly respect and appreciate that. The rest, I can do without.
Based on recommendations on this thread I installed the Adblock Super and Ghostery extensions to my Google Chrome browser. After about an hour of surfing, the ABS reported about 400 ads blocked. Ghostery shows the trackers on each page you visit and you can block them on the list, very easy. On this page alone, it now found 7 trackers (DoubleClick, Google Adsense, Google Analytics, Google Custom Search, Quantcast, Skype, SkimLinks), and it looks like these two extensions also speed up the surfing on my slow connection.

I also installed the ScriptBlock extension, but jury is still out on that one. The first two I absolutely recommend.
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