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PistolPete
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Pop up ads

by PistolPete » 30 Oct 2016 22:00

Is anyone else getting seriously annoying pop up ads on the forum?

I've accidentally clicked onto them opening up new pages so many times now!

Any way that the ads can be kept to banners?

Owners right of course, but no harm asking ;)

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Re: Pop up ads

by Jinx » 30 Oct 2016 22:03

100% agreed - the site is really irritating now (aside from all the normal oxf*rd that is)

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Re: Pop up ads

by SpaghettiHoop » 30 Oct 2016 22:05

Try installing something like uBlock Origin.

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Re: Pop up ads

by North Somerset Royal » 30 Oct 2016 22:50

I already have a pop up blocker on my PC but it seems ineffective against these annoying intrusions. Fortunately it does not happen on my iPad so I only access the site on that or my iPhone now.

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Re: Pop up ads

by NewCorkSeth » 30 Oct 2016 22:57

My laptop blocks the ads very well but my phone isnt blocking it at all! Anyone know a good android adblock?


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Re: Pop up ads

by Platypuss » 30 Oct 2016 22:58

Running Adblock on PC and don't see any ads of any kind.

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Re: Pop up ads

by PistolPete » 30 Oct 2016 23:49

I get it on my iPhone (7- latest software) and my MacBook.

Lots of brown leaves cover the page and before you know it you're buying women's shoes from Asda!

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Re: Pop up ads

by leon » 31 Oct 2016 00:19

Platypuss Running Adblock on PC and don't see any ads of any kind.


This.

Install that and then move on chaps.

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Re: Pop up ads

by sloughroyal123 » 31 Oct 2016 08:09

+1 It's really getting annoying now


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Re: Pop up ads

by tee peg » 31 Oct 2016 08:34

They could bring on an epileptic fit......

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Re: Pop up ads

by Royal Ginger » 31 Oct 2016 08:51

PistolPete Lots of brown leaves cover the page and before you know it you're buying women's shoes from Asda!


...and there's pop-ups on hobnob too.

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Re: Pop up ads

by bobby1413 » 31 Oct 2016 09:26

I think I have opened up the George advert now about 100 times.

On a work computer currently, the entire background of the screen other than message box and main links is covered in a banner for some Ski resort.

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Re: Pop up ads

by LWJ » 31 Oct 2016 09:36

What does this have to do with the team?


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Re: Pop up ads

by No Fixed Abode » 31 Oct 2016 10:00

Platypuss Running Adblock on PC and don't see any ads of any kind.


Surely you should be encouraging people to click on the ads. More traffic diverted to these sites such as Santander surely means good news for the running of hobnob no?

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Re: Pop up ads

by cp » 31 Oct 2016 10:36

Agree it's too much. There is a balance between needing to generate enough funds to run the site and completely annoying users that you want to attract to the site.

I think it's the ads that take over the whole screen that are wrong. Static banners etc. are acceptable.

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Re: Pop up ads

by PistolPete » 31 Oct 2016 10:57

LWJ What does this have to do with the team?


Due to (oxf*rd annoying) ads the team don't get discussed enough, therefore we can't confidently confirm who the escape goat is and, in turn, are not booing enough. Net result, sub optimum team motivation.

Or... there's no forum for 'air your grievances' so you pick the one with the largest exposure

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Re: Pop up ads

by hobnob » 31 Oct 2016 12:25

Yep, they are annoying... sorry.

I'll try and get them turned off or at least capped so they don't keep appearing.

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