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    BF's new video ads and popups are horrible

    Has anyone else had trouble on the site with the new advertisements and pop ups on BF? The site is REALLY slow now and the video ads sometimes overlay the text on the screen and I cannot get rid of the popups to read what is behind them. I find my patience is wearing thin and I an spending less time in the site now.

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    1. What OS and browser combo are you experiencing this with?
    2. What ad(s) and which forum(s) are you seeing these? Screenshot(s) would be most helpful

    You might also want to check your end for any adware that you might have inadvertently picked up from somewhere. I was experiencing similar issues when I first got my laptop last year (W8) and was using IE. My Star and the Yellow Jersey under/before it should have meant zero ads but I was seeing them. Turns out that a "coupon helper" extension had piggy-backed its way onto my new machine via an add-on I had installed.

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    Bike Forums does not have any popup ads. Can you take a screen shot and post it here when it happens?
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    Here's one for ya. This ad overlays every photo in the gallery and it cannot be removed or moved, making the gallery useless to me.
    And I don't know how I could have picked up an ad for cold weather clothing. I live in the sub-tropics. Our weather is like Death Valley with 90% humidity. I don't even own a jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Bike Forums does not have any popup ads. Can you take a screen shot and post it here when it happens?
    I have been getting this pop up for the last week or so. It only appears when I am on bike forums.net. The ad covers the whole screen, starting with the black ad and then going to the more colorful one. The only way to remove it is to leave the thread and go back to the C andV page. It will come right back if I don't go to my settings and clear my history and webpage info. If I do clear everything I have to log back in to BF, and the same pop up will still eventually return.
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    I read about this on another forum, where similar screenshots were posted. One member said they got rid of the problem by using adblocker software. You might try running an adware remover on your computer.

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    There are some problems with ads this month, and those with premium memberships are seeing three banners on the homepage when they shouldn't. Staff knows about this and reported it to HQ. These popups are against our policy and the provider will be informed or blocked.

    And SURE, you can block ads, but why not be part of a solution?

    See the golden eagle icon by my ID? That indicates premium membership in TITANIUM CLUB. The eagle is in honor of the great Sheldon Brown, legend of cycling spirit. The yearly fee is CHEAP, cheaper than a subscription to MAD magazine and you get benefits from it, which as I said normally include being ad-free.

    Now, we do love our sponsors, without them we are lesser and you are not aware of products you might really like in some cases. But you can support Bike Forums too. I suppose it's like public broadcasting, there whether you pay for it or not but it helps when you do.

    I tried an ad blocker recently and, at least for Windows 7 and IE 11 you may get rid of ads but it slows the loading down noticeably enough that even with a faster processor it's noticed when there is a lag for the banners to be blocked and then IE nags you about an add-on slowing your load time, do you want to kill it?

    Free or not, it was eventually not worth it.

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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    There are some problems with ads this month, and those with premium memberships are seeing three banners on the homepage when they shouldn't. Staff knows about this and reported it to HQ. These popups are against our policy and the provider will be informed or blocked.

    And SURE, you can block ads, but why not be part of a solution?

    See the golden eagle and yellow jersey icons by my ID? That indicates premium membership. The eagle is in honor of the great Sheldon Brown, legend of cycling spirit. The yearly fee is CHEAP, cheaper than a subscription to MAD magazine and you get benefits from it, which as I said normally include being ad-free.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/payments.php

    $12 for one year, Alfred E. Neumann is dumbfounded!

    Now, we do love our sponsors, without them we are lesser and you are not aware of products you might really like in some cases. But you can support Bike Forums too. I suppose it's like public broadcasting, there whether you pay for it or not but it helps when you do.

    I tried an ad blocker recently and, at least for Windows 7 and IE 11 you may get rid of ads but it slows the loading down noticeably enough that even with a faster processor it's noticed when there is a lag for the banners to be blocked and then IE nags you about an add-on slowing your load time, do you want to kill it?

    Free or not, it was eventually not worth it.

    2 cents, grain of salt, six on one hand and half a dozen on the other, caviar emptor.
    Last edited by Rollfast; 02-14-16 at 04:08 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with TWO ROLLFASTS!

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    @Rollfast,
    Is it the eagle of the yellow jersey that one gets with premium membership?

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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    It's the jersey, the eagle was a red star once IIRC and when Sheldon passed we made it an eagle after the ornament on his helmet.

    There is a special forum for Ti Club members only that should appear when you subscribe.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    It's the jersey, the eagle was a red star once IIRC and when Sheldon passed we made it an eagle after the ornament on his helmet.

    There is a special forum for Ti Club members only that should appear when you subscribe.

    You have a jersey, when I click on it I get the premium membership page...are you a premium member?

    I haven't thought about it for a while, to be honest. Tom gave me a complimentary membership some time back, one I am proud and honored to have.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with TWO ROLLFASTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    It's the jersey, the eagle was a red star once IIRC and when Sheldon passed we made it an eagle after the ornament on his helmet.

    There is a special forum for Ti Club members only that should appear when you subscribe.

    You have a jersey, when I click on it I get the premium membership page...are you a premium member?

    I haven't thought about it for a while, to be honest. Tom gave me a complimentary membership some time back, one I am proud and honored to have.
    Yes, I have the paid subscription. Forums I use heavily I always try to support with the premium membership, $10-$12/year I think. I have looked but never read what the gold eagles represented, I thought it was maybe founding members or members since year 1. I have something like that on one forum I think.

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