Has Something On TPF Changed

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  1. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I've noticed more and more ads popping up on the TPF site, non photography related. Even though I'm using Firefox as my browser, when I click to close them it says they are from Google ad service. What's going on and how do I stop this????


     
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  2. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I've installed UBlock and don't see any pop-ups.
     
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  3. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    My security seems to be blocking on most sites except TPF, which makes me wonder???? Just installed adblocker extension which seems to have stopped them.

    Still I wonder why a member site like TPF allows these "Google" banner ads for everything under the sun to pop up on their web page. I can understand forum sponsor ads, and have no objection to them, but all this other non-related BS is not cool.
     
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  4. tirediron

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    Interesting, I've seen no change.
     
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  5. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    It could also be something changing in Firefox I guess, but I didn't think ads could pop up on a web page unless the owner allowed them access.
     
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    Everything is fine for me although I use Chrome............
     
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  7. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    So you don't have Banner ads at the top and bottom of the page from advertisers other then forum sponsors?
     
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    Jeff15 TPF junkie!

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    No, I use ad blockers anyway.....
     
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    You can read via: Pop-up blocker settings, exceptions and troubleshooting | Firefox Help how you can set certain things separately in Firefox. Because Firefox does not display every website properly (well, at least not a lot of Dutch websites) I use Brave browser myself which takes care (yes, it's built-in) of pop-up messages etc. Besides that I use 2 extensions, AdBlocker Ultimate and Ghostery, which extensions can also be added in Firefox. Check Menu -> Extensions in Firefox to install both AdBlocker Ultimate and Ghostery in your browser.
     
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    Just installed this one seems to work. I'm still puzzled though as to why they are showing up on TPFs site. I have had multiple websites over the years and as the owner of the site I had to allow the ads to be on my page, they couldn't just appear. There's a financial incentive to allow it but to me it seems a little much if you're paying a site membership fee.
     
  11. vintagesnaps

    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have to log in quick before the scrolling ad starts or it starts to freeze up my computer. That one's newer and it seems like there are more Google ads than there used to be. Maybe it just seems that way... I don't mind sponsor ads but this site unfortunately is one of the worst I use if I just want to take a quick look without taking time to log in (if I don't have much time to spend here). So I don't anymore, I log in or don't bother with a quick look at the message board.
     
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    I see absolutely no banner ads at the top of the page, but at the bottom of the page I frequently see an ad from MPB, which is a site sponsor, and frequently an ad from Lee filters.
     
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