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Post by Multiracer on 12/22/2018, 8:21 am

What is up with the dancing ads suddenly appearing ? Tried logging out and then back in. The ads are there either way.

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Post by mspingeld on 12/22/2018, 8:39 am

On the computer or smartphone? If phone, what model?

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Post by Dr.Don on 12/22/2018, 8:46 am

At the moment this page on my laptop has an ad for Home Depot.
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Post by mspingeld on 12/22/2018, 8:56 am

You could try adding an ad blocker to your browser. They work pretty well.

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Post by Gary Wells on 12/22/2018, 9:02 am

I use Firefox as a browser and MSN started putting up some very ugly full page ads for everything under the sun about 3 weeks ago. I have AdAware+ and Firefox or MSN or both block my E-Mail and won't allow me to open it. I have to turn off As-aware+ and then re-start my computer, then take care of any pending E-Mail and then turn AdAware+ on again & restart the computer. A real pain in the arse. If you're using MSN, it is probably them you are getting the ads from.

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Post by Gary Wells on 12/22/2018, 9:03 am

Oops, my bad for double post.


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Post by Multiracer on 12/22/2018, 9:04 am

Work PC, same one I have used since I joined this group.

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Post by Multiracer on 12/22/2018, 9:32 am

Yep, the annoying ads are on my phone now too. Android user through Chrome.
Hate it. Can I pay the site to remove this crap ?

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Post by willnewton on 12/22/2018, 10:00 am

Hmm, as far as I know, we are caught up on payments to the hosting service and you should not be seeing ads, unless you are not logged in as a member.

I run ad blockers so do not see them generally and have to count on users to let us know if there is an issue.

In the past, we have had a some major ad issues that were just caused by not realizing a payment was due and the forum reverted back to “ad sponsored” mode rather than “owner paid” (ad free) mode.  I will contact the forum owner and check on it for you. Only the owner can access those functions, so I can’t tell you the status myself.
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Post by james r chapman on 12/22/2018, 10:09 am

No issues right now. IOS
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Post by lyman1903 on 12/22/2018, 11:01 am

I get them on the work computer, just a bar across the top 

none at home, but I use an adblocker  there

both on Chrome
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Post by Rob Kovach on 12/22/2018, 11:05 am

I don't see any ads as me or Founder other that the "Topic'it" mobile app banner when I'm on Android/ Chrome. 

On PC Chrome, I don't see any ads either. Can those of you who are seeing ads make sure that your browser hasn't been compromised? Maybe share some screen shots?

Are you seeing more ads on other websites?
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Post by Multiracer on 12/22/2018, 11:42 am

No issues at my home PC, I may run an ad blocker here. Chrome as well.
So its my phone and my other PC which has never had ads before ?
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Post by Founder on 12/22/2018, 11:53 am

I'm sorry, Ron,
I don't know what to tell you. The forum is paid off to prevent ads from the forum vendor. I've had instances where I went to a website that installed ad software into my browser and it was difficult to get rid of it.

If you log off of the forum, you will be able to see the ads that the forum vendor embeds into the forum software to see if they are similar. Let us know.
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Post by chopper on 12/22/2018, 9:12 pm

I'm not real computer savvy, but on the address bar in front of the www.bullseyeforum.net it says not secure. Does that mean anything bad? I use an acer chromebook , but don't get annoying ads.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 12/22/2018, 9:31 pm

I haven't figured out how to get the secure socket to work...I'm paying for it, but I'm guessing things like this work as poorly as the mobile app. It's not a problem really, but I'm looking to make things better.
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Post by chopper on 12/22/2018, 9:51 pm

Rob, the only thing I know about it is what my God Son told me. It has to have https:// in front and not to give out personal info like credit card and the like if it doesn't.
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Post by john bickar on 12/22/2018, 11:42 pm

Tonight from iOS when logged in:

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Post by willnewton on 12/23/2018, 12:05 am

Rob, you can enable SSL config on the Misc/Credits Management/Summary page.  Yep, you have paid for it with the current hosting.  Sorry, I can’t give you more info, I can’t access deeper than that, only you can.  You can send me an email or PM with a screenshot of what is on that SSL config page and I can maybe help more.  The forumotion support info I dug up was an old post from 2017 and there were just a couple buttons to click to get it rolling.  

@john. I am on iOS right now and forum is running OK.  It looks like you clicked on the “new posts” button and there are none to display, so you are getting a blank result.  Click the forum header to take you to the main page and you should see the regular forum pages.
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Post by Multiracer on 12/23/2018, 7:25 am

john bickar wrote:Tonight from iOS when logged in:
This is what started to appear on mine too... glad I am not crazy !

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Post by james r chapman on 12/23/2018, 7:35 am

Before log in.
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Post by james r chapman on 12/23/2018, 7:51 am

After login

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Post by Wobbley on 12/23/2018, 8:49 am

I just logged out and reloaded back in.  Still the ad banner.
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Post by Multiracer on 12/23/2018, 10:17 am

Wobbley wrote:I just logged out and reloaded back in.  Still the ad banner.
Yep, me too.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 12/23/2018, 10:39 am

I'll keep working on it as I have time. The forum software vendor has made numerous changes to the platform recently and it's all about their ability to generate revenue with the software. I don't think we can fault them for that. I suspect that their is a developer issue at play here, and I just haven't had any luck reaching them for support over the years.

Maybe now that we pay more, it will be easier for me to obtain support. We will see.
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