Ads now blocking content

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  1. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    Yes, for some reason Safari makes a screen grab a .pgn file that this site won't load. So I though I would try a pdf.

    I just tried a page refresh and it helped but will have to see for how long.

    The ads are OK as long as they don't block content or the one on the bottom stays put and doesn't float all over the place.
     
  2. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    This morning almost unusable on Safari. The lower ad moves all over the place blocking content. For now I will just use Firefox to view the site.
     
  3. drhendrix

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    Can anyone recommend an application to stop this box from popping up? Every time I try to read a post it pops up and covers part of the text. I tired Strict pop-up blocker for Firefox but it has no effect.
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    In the meanwhile, can't you simply use an ad blocker?
     
  5. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

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    Ghostery Lite is a good, free ad blocker for Safari. The best ad blocker for TCF is a club membership. Great value for all the entertainment I get from the site.
     
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  6. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    I think Catalina and Safari 13 have rendered most of the ad blockers pretty useless. I am ok with the ads but not when they float all over and block content. So far in Firefox they stay put. Considering becoming a member.
     
  7. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

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    I’m on Catalina and Safari whatever, and Ghostery Lite works. Whoever developed Ghostery tracked the changes in Mojave and Catalina, and put out a version that complements the features that Apple put in Safari etc.
     
  8. Wil

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    Problem is you've got to turn it back off once they've gotten their ads under control. Sometimes you just don't bother. It's a big step to cut off legitimate ad revenue from a site you like, even when you think it's just temporarily. I tend to just go away from the sites for awhile.
     
  9. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

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    FYI:

    I've been getting frequent "Install Certificate" prompts on my cell phone (which I have never seen before) when browsing TCF that roughly correspond to the times at which the new floaty ads have been active. ie, they appeared at the same time I started seeing floaty ads on my desktop, they stopped happening when the floaty ads were broken for a while, then returned as soon as the floaty ads came back.

    I can click around them to dismiss them. I have not been brave enough to see if there's any information behind the Install Certificate prompt that identifies their source, signer, etc... And I can't even swear they're legitimate chrome popups having never seen them before. This is on a Verizon S10 running Chrome, Android 9. No adblocking software present.

    They don't happen 100% of the time, in fact on days when I'm TCFing heavily on my phone, sometimes I will see them twice in one day. (I last saw a bunch of them on Thursday)

    It is my assumption that they are related. But I've not seen anyone else report them here, so I don't really know. Not fatal, but I thought I'd mention them.
     
  10. JoeKustra

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    The bottom (feeder) ads are gone from titantv.com this morning.
     
  11. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    Why can't you leave it the way it was before? I don't mind the ads in the past but now it's totally out of control. I don't have money to pay for a monthly membership otherwise I would.
     
  12. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I would suggest you read @David Bott 's replies to the thread, he makes it very clear why they were added.
     
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  13. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    I did and there STILL blocking actual text on the site.
     
  14. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    He's reluctantly said use a popup blocker if they get in your way.
    David also was very clear why he's not yet pondering going back "to the way it was before" which was the income drop, so that answers the core of your question.
     
  15. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    And I would do that. Sorry Dave no hard feelings.:)
     
  16. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Or take his other suggestion and join TCF Club. Pay for access with no ads.

    I pay for a handful of sites. This is one of them.

    There are a lot of sites I’ve dropped due to ads or issues with ad-blockers. Some sites think they are worth far more than I’m willing to pay. So I just stop visiting. TCF Club seemed reasonable to me.
     
  17. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Ad blockers are for general surfing. For sites you regularly frequent that are trying to stay afloat...support them.
     
  18. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    So far using Firefox keep the bottom ad locked in place without an ad blocker.
     
  19. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    I have mixed opinions about TCF Club. On one hand, I'm not annoyed by ads. OTOH, I can see the Political Forum. :eek: :D
     
  20. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    You can always ignore the forum! :p
     
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