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Slow forum and adverts.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by sneakysniper, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

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    Now i know my computer may have been state of the art about 6 years ago, but i notice i am having trouble with loading pages on this forum only.
    What i also notice is adverts, netflix etc i don't mind but i am NOT interested in viewing the profiles of 10,000 asian women or dating a Ukrainian woman. Also, i don't want to click on an advert to scan my computer for problems even though this forum runs slowly!

    Is it just my pc or are other people having problems?

    Ps:
    I haven't donated money recently but i have in the past, and last i looked, the forum had received 169% of it's target for donations, so why does it need such crappy adverts?
     
  2. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned

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    First download Malwarebytes and scan for malware, then download Addblock..




    You're welcome..:)
     
  3. sneakysniper

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    These are not pop ups, they seem to be banner adverts built in to the forum?
     
  4. Egg

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    Doesn't matter - Adblock takes care of those too.
     
  5. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned

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    No ads for me..

    As Egg said, it works. I don't get ads on any sites and they all load up much faster.
     
  6. reaper6

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    I like Ukrainian women:D
     
  7. sneakysniper

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    Let's hope they put up more of a fight than the Ukranian marines!

    The adverts have now gone thanks to the advice of Barc and Egg. :up:
     
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  9. Andy

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    The donations are subject to paypal fees and do not cover the full server fees. They only cover part of the fees, the full cost is £150 a month so the ads are to try and make up the rest.
     
  10. simonc_here

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    The ads are served based on what Google things you like and have browsed/searched for. If that's Asian women, well that's up to you! ;)

    You can see what Google thinks you are into on your profile : https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb
    And you can also change your ad preferences there.
     
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    Tried it on my windows 8.1 and it did such a good job it blocked every thing on my laptop,would,nt even go to google,docs,,,everything blocked. Had to uninstall the whole app :down:
     
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    there are settings you ad-just :rolleyes:
     
  13. sneakysniper

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    I doubt that mate as i don't have a thing for asian women, I don't actually know what Ukranian women are like so that's a possibility. Plus i have never looked into Netflix or googled about a slow PC.

    QUOTE=Andy;1068640]The donations are subject to paypal fees and do not cover the full server fees. They only cover part of the fees, the full cost is £150 a month so the ads are to try and make up the rest.[/QUOTE]

    That's fair enough then, but if that's the case then raise the donation fees target level as i'm sure people would donate more.
    As you have just made me feel guilty now, i have made a donation :p
     
  14. Patrick

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    Why do Russian men kiss each other? have youseen their women!
     
  15. ratman60

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    hello, mines the sames but malwarebytes?? addblock??? this computer jargon:confused: even my replies to threads dont show???
     
  16. Andy-K2

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    I may have mis-read your post, but Malwarebytes is a small bit of software that removes unwanted cookies from your PC. Cookies are automatically installed into your internet browser every time you visit a webpage (simply put) this is to speed up your browsing times, but what seems to happen, I have found as it also effects pop up adds from you tube etc. Ok for example you browse for car insurance, then visit you tube; you will find pop ups are insurance based...

    Maleware is a program that remove malicious software and by doing this will speed up your internet experience... worth the time to install it.
     
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    You don't need Malwarebytes to view the internet without pop-ups and adverts showing unless your machine's already infected by malware. MWB is kind of like an anti-virus program and it removes malware infection (unsure what malware is? Google it).

    In order to be more or less advert free you need to do a few things that are pretty easy and more or less set themselves up.

    1. Install Google Chrome or Firefox (Chrome's faster) or - if you're stuck in the stone age - Internet Explorer.

    2. Install a plugin called Adblock to the browser. Google will help you here if you're unsure.

    3. If you have a Google account then set your advertising preferences to opt out of all Google adverts. Again a Google search will show you how this is done.

    4. Restart your browser once you've done all of the above.
     
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  18. Barcelona68

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    Noob...

    :D
     
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    You can adjust a lot of stuff with Ad Block,think theres a slider which you drag till all the adverts are off the page :)
     
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    Thank's for that info. The ads were getting on my ti-s as well. NOW GONE,:) Atb, Bob.
     

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