Is this forum run by the corporate owners of TIVO Inc ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Bill Zardus, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Bill Zardus

    Bill Zardus New Member

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    Is this help forum being run by TIVO ?
    It seems odd that I keep getting messages
    to remove my adblocker because they are trying to
    generate advertising revenue from their help forums ???

    And that makes me wonder if this forum is run by
    a third party ?

    WRZ
     
  2. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    This isn't ran by Tivo.
     
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  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    no

    never has been
     
  4. JoeKustra

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  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    No, the ads and the fee for getting rid of them is so the forum can stay in business.
     
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  6. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    I do not really mind the adds too much but lately the site sends me a popup warning to remove my ad blocker every day when I log in. Except I do not have an ad blocker. Its just this site forum software not getting along with Chrome.
     
  7. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

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    I get that from several forum sites now, and you're right, its something to do with Chrome.
     
  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    No such problem for me, running Chrome on my iPad 4. (Although it occasionally locks up when viewing this forum, and only on this forum).
     
  9. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Be glad this forum isn't run by TiVo! There was such a forum but it was practically useless and IIRC was recently discontinued.
     
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  10. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    However I just went looking for the long posted "this forum is not run by Tivo, etc, etc" boilerplate and it looks like it's gone from the current design, so it's certainly not as obvious to new users.
     
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  11. Bill Zardus

    Bill Zardus New Member

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    I don't think I am using an ad-blocker but there may be one built into Chrome (?)
    There should be instructions on how to disable it, possibly somewhere in the
    popup that this site generates.

    This forum is one of the very few places I would be willing to disable an
    ad blocker, if I was sure I was using one. How often would ad blockers need
    to be disabled ? Every time you launch your browser or more frequently
    than that ?
     
  12. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to configure your adblocker to always "not block" just this site, and then leave that setting alone. Steps depend on the actual adblocker.
     
  13. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    My ad blocker allows a website to be excluded from ad blocking on a forever basis--simply add the website to the list once and you're done.
     
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  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TCF is a 3rd party site. TiVo use to sponsor it, even hosted it for a while, but has never “owned” it. They did have their own official forums for a while but they recently got shut down. If you need to talk to them you’ll have to call or use the chat. (if that’s still an option)
     
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  16. Bill Zardus

    Bill Zardus New Member

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    After doing some more research I discovered I had adblocker for YouTube installed as a Chrome extension.
    I got rid of that because there was no obvious way to unblock other specific sites
    but I am still seeing the popup here. And it wasn't blocking anything on youtube either

    10 Tips To Navigate The New Google Chrome Ad Blocker
    I just read this interesting story from Forbes and it sounds like an ad blocker is built into Chrome now
    but I haven't been able to figure out how to modify it for specific sites yet.
     
  17. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas Bryan

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    Do you have a problem replying with the Rich Text Editor on the iPad? It stopped working for me correctly on Chrome or Safari. If I try to highlight a word or sentence the editor selects everything. I’m on iOS 12.1 iPad Pro 10.5”.
     
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  18. tim1724

    tim1724 Active Member

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    Yeah, it's pretty broken in the iOS 12 version of Safari. :(
     
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  19. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I have serious issues editing posts in Safari on my iPhone ... seemingly related to any time I’ve selected text for copying. The page will refuse to scroll up/down beyond a certain limit, which can be problematic if I’ve composed a longer post ... with the scroll block preventing me from reaching the ‘Post Reply’ button or the top toolbar. The top toolbar can be useful since clicking ‘Save Draft’ seems to temporarily clear the glitch — at least until the next Select/Copy.
     
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  20. Bigg

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    Definitely not. This isn't like the Comcast forum where posts critical of them just disappear. People here complain about anything and everything. :D
     
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