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    These ads are too da** annoying!

    One thread to collect all the gripes from the various threads about the weird update that happened the last few days/weeks that caused Google Ads to overrun the forum.

    On mobile, it appears that the edit post feature is now broken, and doesn't actually save the changes you make to your post.

    On PC, it appears that webpages take longer to load now.
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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Yeah. It also almost makes it look like posters are spamming with the ads.
    This is really bad.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    On mobile, it appears that the edit post feature is now broken, and doesn't actually save the changes you make to your post.

    On PC, it appears that webpages take longer to load now.
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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Ads embedded in threads seem to only appear on mobile.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Ads embedded in threads seem to only appear on mobile.
    On PC I have not had an issue.
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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    I haven't had any issues with it loading slow, only the ads on mobile...
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    Can only access on the phone during the day now.

    Work won’t let mookie log in with all the ads.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    I didn't have anything to do with the new format, but if you want mook, I can set it so you can't log in here at all.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Who can I make a small donation to, to get the ads gone again (at least for me)?

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    I think the ads embedded within the post's are most annoying, especially when they're placed between a quote and the reply. Then it looks like Scooby is saying "JFC" in reply to an ad about CarMax and not the tragedy of a Tweet he's quoting.

    Also, the delayed/refresh loading seems like it would be more taxing on USCHO's servers.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    I think the ads embedded within the post's are most annoying, especially when they're placed between a quote and the reply. Then it looks like Scooby is saying "JFC" in reply to an ad about CarMax
    This seems legit.

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    Who can I make a small donation to, to get the ads gone again (at least for me)?
    If you give me a ton of money I'll make sure you never see an ad on this site again
    Seriously, those are decisions made far above my paygrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    If you give me a ton of money I'll make sure you never see an ad on this site again
    Hmmm. What can I get for ten pounds of pennies per year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    This seems legit.
    Editing posts on mobile is broken as well. Pressing save changes brings up a screen that says "you chose not to delete your post, bringing you back to your post" and it never saves the changes.

    Also, it seems to be something with just the mobile version as I do not have ads when I view the page as "desktop site" on my phone.

    Whatever vBulletin update was applied seemed to have broken the mobile version.

    Just trying to pass helpful info along, I know there isn't much you can probably do.
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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Mookie sees two now

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    So no response from TPTB yet? I'm having issues getting the Forum itself on my desktop in IE (though no ads there). Before you all yammer on about me using it, it's our default browser. Anyway, I was wondering if the USCHO tech peeps are trying to see what's up and it's causing other issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
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    That last one isn't an ad. We all chipped in for the targeted intervention you need.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    I'll be honest, until I saw other people complain I legit thought I had malware on my phone. The ads are that bad/obnoxious.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    In response to this thread, obviously ( ), I am now receiving ads on my work computer when using this forum.

    Quick reply still launches the full reply editor, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    I'll be honest, until I saw other people complain I legit thought I had malware on my phone. The ads are that bad/obnoxious.
    This.

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    Re: These ads are too da** annoying!

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Who can I make a small donation to, to get the ads gone again (at least for me)?
    If only there were something Extra we could do to make the ads go bye-bye.
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