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  1. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have found I'm much happier after dropping almost all threads in the Political Forum. :)
     
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  2. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    Yup - I did just that. I was willing to accept the amount of ads you previously had, even though they were annoying and I personally thought they were excessive. But you got greedy, and now you get nothing. The ad blocker makes things much smoother, and I am sure I will never think about turning it off again - out of sight, out of mind. So I guess we found a "balance".
     
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  3. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    If greedy means getting enough income to keep the site afloat, then sure, he got greedy.
     
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  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I wonder where TiVo would be without TCF. But even @TiVo_Ted doesn't pay.
     
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    really? have you read some of the replies to his posts, and in threads he's started? i'd say he pays handsomely. :D

    besides, i believe his contributions themselves are priceless - maybe he's even earned a free complimentary tcf club membership? ;)
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I have no problem with that. I do wish we could count on his help when members have non-technical problems. Give him his own forum. No troubleshooting hardware, just fixing account (or accounting) problems. Act as a conduit just like Margret did. Perfect example: a DM to remove ads from my TE4 box so I don't need to deal with the support people.
     
  7. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My personal opinion: if you have ever gotten some information here that helped you to either make a smarter purchase or solve a technical problem, you should show your appreciation by becoming a member. If half of us paid for membership, there would likely be no need for ads.
     
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  8. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'm getting a lot of this. Refreshing the page helps temporarily, but the Ads make it almost impossible to navigate the site. They literally cover the whole page:

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  9. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    That to me looks like a video driver issue where your screen is not refreshing as it should like a driver glitch or memory glitch retaining parts of a screen. I can not reproduce it in the main browsers on Windows or Mac. (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safafi)
     
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  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Oh well. Thanks.
     
  11. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Their is not really an "Oh well" here. So not sure what you may be trying to imply. I did look into it and based on your screen shot, thanks for sending that, and to me, it does look like a graphic card issue.

    I have not touched the ad code or even the site code in over a year. Not even any updates to the site as this of version Xenforo is no longer supported. If I upgrade to the current version, which I really should, well, you now how people react to change. :) As such, I have been afraid to touch anything even though it should should be updated. (Cost to do so for a site this large, is about $4K...Income from Club Members for 2019... Sadly, $1,235 which does not even cover the server costs for hosting.

    You could have a computer issue and not even know it. Even if you took an update recently, maybe that could have made for such an issue. Just not sure. But I would start by looking to see if you are on the most current video drivers.

    Sorry Barey I could not resolve the issue...If we had an issue like that, well, we would be surely flooded with notes on it.
     
  12. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Thanks David. I just meant "oh well I guess I'll have to live with it". Definitely not complaining. I used to be a Club Member for many years and I'll look into signing up again.

    ETA: Appears you took some action on your end on my behalf and the site is working great again. Thank you! Appreciate it very much. :cool:
     
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