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Old 28-10-2020, 10:26   #31
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Get brave brouser. Its private and faster than chrome. Doesnt track you and has built in ad blocker
Agree 100% on the Brave Browser. Free, and available for desktop and mobile.

Since I've I logged into CF just now, it's blocked 19 ads and tracking cookies. It's Chrome-based, so it's faster than Safari on a Mac.

I'd also toss in a recommendation for Duck Duck Go as a search engine. No tracking and no Google-esque selling of your browsing and search data.
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Old 28-10-2020, 10:33   #32
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I agree that there are too many pop ups and ads.
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Old 28-10-2020, 10:34   #33
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Opera Browser has a function under privacy settings that blocks all ads.
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Old 28-10-2020, 10:34   #34
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Re: Contributing to CF has become unbearable

Me to, I use Firefox on Linux, windows and android machines and only see adds in the side bar and header so easy to ignore. I agree you may have software problems on your machine.
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Old 28-10-2020, 11:42   #35
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I get constant ads popping up using windows and chrome.
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Old 28-10-2020, 11:49   #36
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I almost always use the web based version on my iPad or iPhone. Never any pop up ads and do not recall ever blocking any. Knocking on wood in case Iíve now jinxed myself. 🤔
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I downloaded brave browser in my iPhone and itís a miracle, all ads gone...wow

To those who recommended DuckDuckGo why canít I use it as a browser as well as search engine? Why do I need both?

Sorry I am not tech savvy
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Vanilla iPad with no ad blockers. I see no ads on CF.
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Old 28-10-2020, 12:31   #39
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Mostly access CF on my iPad using Safari, have never done anything to avoid ads, have never had any problems with ads.

I noticed ads coming up when I open CF from an email (e.g. when notified of a private message) but never if I open automatically in Safari using the username and password stored on the iPad.
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I downloaded brave browser in my iPhone and itís a miracle, all ads gone...wow

To those who recommended DuckDuckGo why canít I use it as a browser as well as search engine? Why do I need both?

Sorry I am not tech savvy
Yes, Brave is a good option for a browser that doesn't allow ads or tracking. I use it, but find it sometimes doesn't play well with all websites. Great option though.

DuckDuckGo is not a browser. It's a search engine. It replaces Google.

So use Brave instead of Safari or Chrome, and use DuckDuck instead of Google or Bing.
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Yes, Brave is a good option for a browser that doesn't allow ads or tracking. I use it, but find it sometimes doesn't play well with all websites. Great option though.

DuckDuckGo is not a browser. It's a search engine. It replaces Google.

So use Brave instead of Safari or Chrome, and use DuckDuck instead of Google or Bing.
That was my understanding too, Mike, but take a look at the following screenshot, I am viewing CF in DuckDuckGo.
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Yes there is an Android app. It's in the Google Play Store, free and works great.

No adds whatsoever.

Still, we should remember, Cruisersforum is free, not at least due to ads.

I'm also using a standard Firefox installation on a PC and there are no pop ups (I'm in Europe, might be an issue overseas).
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Agree 100% on the Brave Browser. Free, and available for desktop and mobile.

Since I've I logged into CF just now, it's blocked 19 ads and tracking cookies. It's Chrome-based, so it's faster than Safari on a Mac.

I'd also toss in a recommendation for Duck Duck Go as a search engine. No tracking and no Google-esque selling of your browsing and search data.
amen!

Apart from the ads, most people don't understand the interaction between tracking and search engines like Google and how the combination essentially creates an echo chamber constantly reinforcing one point of view and not showing you results that might challenge that point of view. Partly responsible for the polarization of political thought and the crazy conspiracy theories like qanon etc running rampant.
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That was my understanding too, Mike, but take a look at the following screenshot, I am viewing CF in DuckDuckGo.

I take it back Knotical. You're correct. DuckDuck makes a browser for mobile devices. I was wrong -- my bad. So yes, you can use it directly.


Too bad they don't offer a browser for computers. I'd definitely give it a try. I've been using DuckDuck for many years now as my primary search tool. It's great.
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If we accept the fact that someone has to pay to keep the CF lights on, perhaps if we all donated a small amount per year, there would be no need of adds.
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