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Still no ads on my screen 😏.

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Confused,

Eh up who’s criticising Gary? The only thing I said was that he’s probably forgotten to renew the subscription, a thing that’s easy to do and as I said, I’ve done the same myself.

As for it being a free forum, again that’s not a criticism, it's what they're classed as and the vast majority are supplied this way. They might be called free forums but they do require some small payments to keep them advert free, which up until now has been via WWW or Gary’s own pocket.

The thorny issue of who pays for the forum has been brought up several times in the past with no outcome. Personally, I wouldn’t have any objections to chipping in, but others here say just use a blocker, so it’d end up just me paying. 

 

Bill :)

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Bill, sorry I misread what you said. I too have no problem chipping in either but I now use a sort of blocker because some sites are becoming saturated with ads. I turn it on for all sites by default and if necessary I can allow some things on sites that need it but so far there haven't been any. This is the only local site where we can nominate topics and as such is really valuable and much needed. It is much undervalued by the people of Warrington  who seem to be happy to be led by the nose by the WG. It is disappointing.

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Confused.

That’s no problem. I seem to remember in the dim and distant having a gets together with other forumites where this was one of the items on the agenda but as usual it turned out to be more of a drinking session, so not exactly a waste of time.

I used to also use the Guardian forum which initially was very active but as they continually added more and more invasive advertising it became such hard work that everyone abandoned it, Their web pages are so bad now I don’t even bother trying to look at them and rely on WWW 100% for my local news.

It’s a shame that this forum isn’t as well used as it should be these days and with an ageing population with time on their hands and a bit more in tune with technology it could still be turned around. I know in the past Gary was always concerned about kids and idiots creating havoc here and didn’t want the hassle of trying to police it, hence it never really got promoted. These days though, the forum’s not a target for kids or the unwanted as they now have multiple social media sites giving them a perfect outlet for their angst.

 

Bill :)

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Bill, as I still am not affected by these ads that some people are I don't think its a problem caused by Gary not paying for something, but rather a problem with the way some people are accessing the forum. Don't ask me what it is, I'm not an expert in this.

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Blimey Asp, how many more times?

Your PC has an ad-blocker. (100% certain)

It’s nothing to do with how the site is accessed. (100% certain)

We’re all going to die. (100% certain)

What you think and know are two different things 😊 (100% certain)

 

Bill 😊

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i do not mind the ads they are few and far between and do not slow down the site or the forum.

I have actually found them useful at times as well as amusing given the way that they are targeted at certain posts.

Although i do wonder at times why i keep getting dating sites advertised usually the "women who date older men" one with the picture of some twenty something in a skimpy top and a trout pout...oh bugger cold shower time....🤣

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All right Bill, calm down 😄

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Sorry for the slow reply to all the comments.... only just catching up.

I really have no idea what is going on and and wondering if Gary has decided to fib about his age and gone into TOTAL self isolation as he's not posted on here lol.

I'm getting bloody annoying ads on my android tablet and mobile too so it can't be just cos I'm still using my Windows 7 Pro on my desktop computer ( as I am again now).

And to make things worse I've just read the first news story on the front page news here about the new cases of Corona in Warrington and that has adverts stuck in the middle of it all too.  I screen printed it all and only then as I was cutting and pasting to join them all together to upload to here did I notice I'd not actually read the whole story in the first place as I though it was just short and sweet and the end once I saw the first advert.   HOW CAN I READ A NEWS STORY that simply doesn't flow because of the damn things...<insert own swear word here as I can't type the ones I said as they aren't very ladylike lol>

 They all seem to be google types adds though (to me) so how do I block them all on Win 7 Pro or my androids.    I don;t mind the od adverts top of bottom of the screen BUT NOT BLOODY EVERYWHERE ON NEWS PAGES AND FORUM AND IN BETWEEN EVERYTHING.  Gawd almighty....please can I self isolate with no online access to the outside world at all please lol

I've put big pink crosses through all the crap appearing through the one news story I was TRYING to read
 

Gary WWW news story adverts between writing 19 mar 2019.jpg

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I use adblock plus with firefox . You can set the level of ads on it using various preloaded lists or set it to block specific ads by adding them to a blocking list.

i do  not have it enabled on here and do not get the same number of ads on the news pages as you seem to do diz.

At most i get one in the middle of a news item.

Don't know if it a windrows 7 pro problem as i am on windows 7 home premium, but i would not have thought that what operating system you use would make a difference to adverts in a web browser. What web browser you use may well do.

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The only ads I get on the news pages are the ones on the right hand side under the banner "Advertisements", no obstructive ones.

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It's now driving me mad....I get the damn adverts on here in the middle of topics and same on the news pages.

It's not cos I;m using Google Chrome as I just tried with Firefox and that's just as bad.

It's not cos I;m using my desktop PC running Windows 7 Professional as I also get them when I use my android mobile phone and tablet.

I've already got the  in-built Adblocker in Chrome set to block any annoying pop up adverts and that has been enabled for a year or but instructions online say I should also be able to block all Add's from a Specific Site so having now had enough I was going to Add Warrington Worldwide to the BLOCK ALL list but when  I can't find out how to add it :( 

I'm getting cross with it all now now aargh lol

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GARY SKELTENBERY....DO YOU EVER READ YOUR FORUM ?????

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dizz calm down dear.

If you have add block plus installed in firefox then an icon should be present on the tool bar somewhere. clicking on this will give you a drop down list that you can see. it also has a slider/button that lets you toggle between block all adverts on this site or allow adverts on this site. There will also be a little gear wheel which will take you to settings with various options and lists you can play about with.

Add block plus works with google chrome as well.

Not sure about the opera browser as i never really use it.

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