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Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Plastic Bantam, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Plastic Bantam

    Plastic Bantam Well-Known Member

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    Whilst I understand the reasons the site has adverts can they not be minimised a little?

    it's almost impossible to use the site on a mobile due to the number of adverts and is the main reason I no longer frequent this site that often.
     
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    If you would like to contribute to the yearly running costs of a forum like this you can become a supporter for the measly sum of £10 per year or the £1 per month option and be advert free
     
  3. Rogered Tart

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    Never noticed it on when i had an iphone but since going over to android its full of them.
     
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    Posting more is also a good way to decrease ads. While average resource usage per user is pretty much the same the size of both the unregistered users and what are basically the lurkers (those who are registered and read posts but who do contribute to discussions) means that those two groups use up the most resources by a long way (and hence incur the most costs). So we show these two user groups more ads (Unregistered see more than the Lurkers) as that allows us to show those who do contribute to discussions fewer ads. Forums rely on posts so if we can keep people who are contributing ad usage down to a minimum its win win for everyone.

    Now I won't give specifics because that might just encourage spam but once you have been a member for a certain amount of time and have made a certain number of posts (to weed out the spammers) you become eligible for the active user group. You are placed in that group if in the last 35 days you have reached a certain threshold in contributing to discussions. It's a figure that isn't that hard to achieve and gets you much fewer ads.

    So that's the easiest and cheapest way to reduce ads. Share your opinion on things. Take part in the match thread both before, during and after a match or join in any other discussion. Even entering the prediction league each week will help you move towards what is required

    You should be getting very few ads if you are logged in as you are in the active user group
     
  5. Onside

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    I am in a active group? If so which one?
     
  6. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Well-Known Member
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    I don't get any on the Mac just on my phone.
     
  7. SimonW

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    You are in the subscriber group so get no ads. If your sub ended right now though you would qualify as an active user and get limited ads
     
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    Yep, it definitely works Hooch?
     
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    Testing.

    Thought you called me a bender? Disappeared.
     
  10. NorthernMonkey

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    :joy::joy::joy::joy:

    We have the word "c**t" clearly on display for a week and when reported instead of being removed I just get lots of sarcasm and grief from the mods.

    Then I post a light hearted dig at you that didn't include a swear word and it's removed in a breath. :joy:

    These mods are like league 2 refs. Clearly not fit for purpose.
     
  11. How

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    Have the adverts changed again? Seem to be everywhere now. Popping up at bottom and top of each page and over a new page when opened
     
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  12. Interested Bystander

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    Getting them every other post as part of the thread
     
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  13. How

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    yeah same. Seems to have gone mad
     
  14. SimonW

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    See the Helpdesk thread. But basically we had users having issues with the ads which might be related to some changes Google made so I'm rebuilding the ads from scratch with updated ad code but while I'm doing that ads may appear for everyone this evening while I get the ads back in place and the right conditional loops in place
     
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    No worries. Cheers for reply
     
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    You make ‘shut down, restart’ sound so technical.
     
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    Have you fixed it yet?
     

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