AdBlocker Pop-up

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  1. millwood

    millwood New Member

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    I would urge you to conform to the adblock plus acceptable add policy and encourage users to allow acceptable ads.
     
  2. sshedlock

    sshedlock Mr. Yuk

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    I won't turn my ad blocking off, but if I can buy the club membership still (or donate) and avoid the ads I will do so. I work in Information Security, and ads are too big a threat vector to allow for me.

    EDit: Never mind, I found it. Don't know how I missed the TCF Club thing before.
     
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  3. Ruth

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    I have whitelisted TCF with AddBlockPlus, but I still see this message every time I visit the forum. Any suggestions?
     
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  4. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

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    Just bumping my own question -- any ideas how to get the forum software to recognize that I've whitelisted TCF and stop the nag? I don't see it anymore on my home mac, but I always still get it on my work PC. I am running Chrome 55.0.2883.87 m. The nag is bad enough, but now I have the pop-up nag AND ads on the page. It's pretty annoying.
     
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  5. dandrewk

    dandrewk Well-Known Member

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    I whitelisted TCF on AdBlock, and now I get the Safari "pinwheel of death" when reading threads. Only way to resume is to close the window and reload, but then it happens again. I've returned to blocking ads. No choice at this point.
     
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  6. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

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    There is another option... costs a couple of bucks a month, IIRC.

    I use an ad blocker too - I think it's pretty foolish not to, especially on a desktop OS. But if a site tells me they don't want me visiting with the ad blocker, I'll either subscribe to the site, live with the nagging messages, or just stop visiting the site.
     
  7. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess I'd like some assurance that joining TC Club will actually make the pop up nag go away, since whitelisting the site had no effect when it was also supposed to eliminate the nag. I would pay if it actually worked, but I don't want to shell out money for another "fix" that doesn't have any effect. Can anyone comment on whether it actually works if whitelisting does not?
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I've never seen whatever pop up y'all keep talking about. I'm a TCF Clubber.
     
  9. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

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    The only time I've seen the pop-up was when I logged out of the forum, just to see what all of the fuss was about.
     
  10. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

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    I understand that TCF Club is doing what is supposed to do for most people. But whitelisting the site is not working as it should to prevent me from getting the pop up, and as far I can tell I'm the only person to report that problem, and nobody can explain why. My concern is that whatever mechanism TC Club uses will be the same as whatever whitelisting does, such that it similarly will not be effective for me. I need to hear from people for whom whitelisting did NOT work but joining did. Or someone who understands how the software actually works who can explain why the forum would not recognize my whitelist but would properly recognize that I've joined TCC.
     
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I use Adblock Plus and didn't use the explicit "whitelist" but clicked its icon and said "disable on tivocommunity.com" and I'm a TCF Club member, I have never gotten any alerts or popups.
    You may be seeing it on a work PC if they're doing any security manipulation of web traffic on the actual traffic in like with a protection appliance of some sort.
     
  12. Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg Member

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    I don't belong to the club. I've whitelisted tivocommunity.com in AB, and I still get the warning, and the ads don't load, either. This is on a linux system with the latest chrome installed.
     
  13. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

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    Any chance you modified /etc/hosts and forgot about it? My /etc/hosts is ~15,000 line long, from Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File and automatically blocks access to lots of ad servers, malware sites, etc.
     
  14. Dr_Zoidberg

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    My hosts file has listings for known spam sites, but not TiVo Community.

    I think I figured it out - Work has extra firewalls in place that block suspect and ad sites. At home, the site seems to be OK, but at work, it doesn't. Problem solved, I guess.
     
  15. 7thton

    7thton No raindrop ever falls in the wrong place

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    This isn't a solution, per se, but have you tried another ad blocker? I use the uBlock Orgin extention for Chrome. It works very well, is well regarded by everyone in the field, and allows me to whitelist TCF with one click.

    Give it a try. It's free, so you have nothing to lose.
     
  16. aspexil

    aspexil Active Member

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    I'm also getting the popup from work about ad blockers. There is nothing I can do about it because the network blocks ads so asking me to whitelist isn't going to work. And I'm not paying a couple of dollars a month to use a forum. Guess I just won't be participating as much from work.
     
  17. snickerrrrs

    snickerrrrs Tech-no Guide

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    I use the popup blocker in Chrome brower. I added TiVoCommunity Forum to ALLOW but still get the warning. I'm an IT manager and this is a mis-configuration on this website. It's very sad that after 2 years no one has bothered to fix it. Not using a popup blocker NOT an option. It is the surest way to get malware from unscrupulous websites (not here of course). Most websites I visit have a clickable ad banner on the top of the page and I regularly click to support those sites.
     
  18. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

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    The issue with all sites that have third party ads is that it's pretty difficult to guarantee all ads are safe. So a normal, scrupulous site could inadvertently serve up malware.
     

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