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Old 11-21-08, 01:28 PM   #1
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What's with the ads?

Banner ads are now all the way down the side of the threads.
I got used to the text ad about cycling Africa but the new banner ads are irritating.

And the video ads slow down the load times.
I'll trade back for the database errors, takes about the same time for the page to load.
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Old 11-21-08, 01:57 PM   #2
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Why do you see ads if you're a red star?
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Good question.
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Old 11-21-08, 03:49 PM   #4
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Allen, PM me a screenshot of this so I can forward it upstairs to tech. We'll see what we can do about it.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:18 PM   #5
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Banner ads are now all the way down the side of the threads.
I got used to the text ad about cycling Africa but the new banner ads are irritating.
I'd be happy with the ads that way if it meant only BF related stuff like how to join got in with the posts.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:22 PM   #6
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I've been seeing them for the past couple of weeks as well; I just assumed IB brought the ads back when the Titanium level was created.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:33 PM   #7
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Try a cookie deletion. The webmaster had to do a live fix this afternoon, and things may have glitched.

Let me know if they are still showing up after the cookies are cleared and you re log in.....
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Old 11-22-08, 04:41 AM   #8
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Try a cookie deletion. The webmaster had to do a live fix this afternoon, and things may have glitched.

Let me know if they are still showing up after the cookies are cleared and you re log in.....
Yup...tossed my cookies, cleared the cache and logged back in. The ads are still there, and in FF 2.0 they are actually overlaying some of the frames.

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Old 11-22-08, 08:58 AM   #9
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Email's back out to tech again, then, thanks.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:19 PM   #10
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Yup - still seeing the ads.
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Old 11-24-08, 11:30 AM   #11
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Sorry all. I am looking into it.
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Old 11-24-08, 11:49 AM   #12
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They are back.
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I just cleared cookies, and I am still seeing ads... In fact, I just started seeing them a few minutes ago... so it may be getting worse.
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Old 11-24-08, 12:54 PM   #15
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Let me join the fun chorus. Ads galore. Cleaned cookies and offline files, closed all browsers, rebooted and ads. Hadn't seen ads till when I just logged in today.
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I just cleared cookies, and I am still seeing ads... In fact, I just started seeing them a few minutes ago... so it may be getting worse.
Sorry. I left out a couple of usergroups. Try again.
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I am now ad free...

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Old 11-24-08, 03:14 PM   #18
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Rockin' NO ADS In IE6 FF3.0 and 2.2

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I still see ads but I only have the Igor. Is that correct?
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Old 11-24-08, 07:24 PM   #21
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Yeah, you should see ads. Red star and Titanium are ad free. Red Star is no longer sold, though, but you can go Ti.
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That's odd. The Igor's provided ad free access up until a couple of days ago. If you look in the news and announcements page, there was a whole thread about donating to a charitable cause and getting an Igor.

I'm guessing that this decision was reversed in recent days?
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Nope, Igors provided a symbol that you had donated to a charity as a recognition. The red star igors, or Ti igors serve the same purpose, but are ad free.
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I'm not having much trouble with ads. They're in English and large enough to read for the most part.
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