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When did ARC start allowing pop up ads?  Didn’t see any on my PC earlier but now on my phone, they are present.   Makes it difficult / annoying to browse.  

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10 minutes ago, 11bee said:

When did ARC start allowing pop up ads?  Didn’t see any on my PC earlier but now on my phone, they are present.   Makes it difficult / annoying to browse.  

Yeah, I noticed to this about 2 hours ago. Really making it difficult to browse the forum.

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Same same...irritating to say the least.

 

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10 minutes ago, markiii said:

Yeah, I noticed to this about 2 hours ago. Really making it difficult to browse the forum.


Fully agree, it’s making it difficult to view the site from my phone.

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I’ve got them too. Very annoying. I was worried it was something I picked up on my phone while browsing the forums down in Mexico. Relieved it’s not just me  

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Looks like ARC has sold us out to Goggle! Anything to make an extra buck, I guess. I will cure Champion Chevrolet Monday morning! I happen to be good friends with the head guy in Detroit.

Gary

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I get that money is important but I hope these can be toned down.    Stuff like this is the reason why I stopped surfing the HS forums.

 

And no - I don’t need/want to meet “beautiful women from around the globe”!  I’m happily married.   

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27 minutes ago, 11bee said:

And no - I don’t need/want to meet “beautiful women from around the globe”!  I’m happily married.   

 

Tracking software picks up that you (we) are on a "model" website so we must be interested in more "models"....

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1 hour ago, 11bee said:

I get that money is important but I hope these can be toned down.    Stuff like this is the reason why I stopped surfing the HS forums.

 

And no - I don’t need/want to meet “beautiful women from around the globe”!  I’m happily married.   

Nor do I.  As you are I am happily married to a beautiful woman who encourages my hobby. 

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This is  CRAP.  Makes me not want to read ARC anymore till Steve gets rid of this stuff. And yes, I am happily married as well and have no desire for a bunch of stupid woman ads!!!

 

Tim

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I'm getting ads for the Abominable movie and Emergency Alert!

Talk about a wide range!

 

-Gregg

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No extra ads on my laptop but Dayum they are all over my mobile devices. 
 

What’s more, some of these ads are not what I would want my family / kids / workmates to see me viewing. 😱
 

Steve I understand the need for revenue but bro, this ain’t the way......  🙈

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I don't have a smartphone but I have read that ads can be inserted on regular computers by internet service providers fully independently of website control.

That makes the question one of how to determine whether the ads on the phones are by the website, or by the ISP, or by the phone company, or somehow connected to something bundled an app on the phone.

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So, on my Surface© I have one small ad banner at the top but on my phone OMG!! Please make it stop.

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8 minutes ago, southwestforests said:

I don't have a smartphone but I have read that ads can be inserted on regular computers by internet service providers fully independently of website control.

That makes the question one of how to determine whether the ads on the phones are by the website, or by the ISP, or by the phone company, or somehow connected to something bundled an app on the phone.

Well, I can tell you this. It is site related because I do not have this issue with other forums I browse. Only this one. So far.

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Getting the same here in the UK, started on Saturday morning. Very very annoying to say the least, somewhat takes away what ARC was/is all about.

 

Can this intrusion be stopped?

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Let me look into this.  I am against pop up ads and did not agree to that.  I did put some ads on the forum....there have been ads on the forums in the past.  They were supposed to be simple static ads.

 

From what I can see...the pop-up ads only appear on my smart phone but not my desktop.

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This seems to be something google is doing.  I will disable the ads until I can find something less intrusive.

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OK....I dug deep and was able to disable the annoying pop-up ads that appear on smart phones.

 

I only visit ARC on my desktop and I wrongly assumed that google ads displayed the same on all devices.

 

I will double check things on my desktop and smart phone in the future.

 

Thanks for letting me know about this.

 

Unfortunately some ads are a reality.

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