Did the forum change?

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Got no ads in my browser...

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Ho Really wrote:Got no ads in my browser...
You don't tell your boss that you never buy pens because you just take them from work.
Howie is a nice guy, you should consider stop stealing his pens.
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bits wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:34 am
Ho Really wrote:Got no ads in my browser...
You don't tell your boss that you never buy pens because you just take them from work.
Howie is a nice guy, you should consider stop stealing his pens.
No, the weird thing is I don't have any blockers of any kind either using Safari or Firefox on my iMac desktop or my MacBook Pro and wasn't getting any ads just blank spaces. I tried iCab (a Mac only browser) and got plain Google Ads. Strangely after launching Firefox and iCab and now back to Safari I started to see Google Ads with images. Go figure.

To be honest seeing ads or not makes no difference to me I never click on them anyway.

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Hey guys, posted this earlier on The Pub forum but just to let you know this new Google Adsense feature called Auto-Ads has a mind of its own. It basically decides where and to whom ads are showing using an AI algorithm, so for some people if you’ve already been hit by a tonne of ads it turns it off, and it may also choose to display ads two or three times on a page. This algorithm will run for around 80 days and then it starts to settle down once it works out a balance. It’s entirely a black box and they don’t tell you at all how it works. Let’s check back in a few weeks and see how it’s behaving.

Having said that ads are pretty important in keeping our site running and independent, they basically pay for hosting and the bandwidth. IMO a small price to pay given its sustained us for 15 years now.
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Howie wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
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Having said that ads are pretty important in keeping our site running and independent, they basically pay for hosting and the bandwidth. IMO a small price to pay given its sustained us for 15 years now.
That's understandable.

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I don't mind the new forum layout, now that I've had a while to get accustomed to it, and the ads have settled down (and stopped appearing INSIDE posts). However, I think it would look nicer if the quote box background colour was a lighter and more pale shade of blue - instead of that bright neon shade.
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Howie wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Hey guys, posted this earlier on The Pub forum but just to let you know this new Google Adsense feature called Auto-Ads has a mind of its own. It basically decides where and to whom ads are showing using an AI algorithm, so for some people if you’ve already been hit by a tonne of ads it turns it off, and it may also choose to display ads two or three times on a page. This algorithm will run for around 80 days and then it starts to settle down once it works out a balance. It’s entirely a black box and they don’t tell you at all how it works. Let’s check back in a few weeks and see how it’s behaving.

Having said that ads are pretty important in keeping our site running and independent, they basically pay for hosting and the bandwidth. IMO a small price to pay given its sustained us for 15 years now.
Can you put a donation option for no-ads accounts then, because on mobile it's horrendous:
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Plasmatron wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:22 pm
I don't mind the new forum layout, now that I've had a while to get accustomed to it, and the ads have settled down (and stopped appearing INSIDE posts). However, I think it would look nicer if the quote box background colour was a lighter and more pale shade of blue - instead of that bright neon shade.
Agreed, I find the current colour makes it hard to read.

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Nort wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:38 am
Can you put a donation option for no-ads accounts then, because on mobile it's horrendous: Screenshot_20201007-083553_Chrome.jpg
Yeah i see it too, and i'm sorry. It seems to be ignoring my instructions to display only once under the banner header, i'll look into it further this weekend. It's a known bug : https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... pic/222211

In the meanwhile, can i suggest if you use Tapatalk for mobile if you don't want to see the ads.
https://www.tapatalk.com/
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WAY TOO MANY ADDS HOWIE
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How do I search for new posts and unread posts?
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MR_T wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:52 pm
WAY TOO MANY ADDS HOWIE
The irony of getting a full-screen ad for a product called Ad Remover !!
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