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Old 09-04-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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Ads in user sidebar


I find this annoying. There are ads in the user sidebar part of some posts. Is this a bug or intended? I am on mobile using the desktop site.

 
Old 09-04-2020, 07:44 PM   #2
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Are you logged in?

It's been a long time since I visited the site without logging in almost immediately, but my understanding is that, when logged in, you don't see ads. That's also been consistent with my experience.
 
Old 09-04-2020, 07:56 PM   #3
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Yes. I don’t recall the last time I’ve seen an ad here....but then I’m always logged in.
 
Old 09-04-2020, 09:18 PM   #4
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Are you logged in?

It's been a long time since I visited the site without logging in almost immediately, but my understanding is that, when logged in, you don't see ads. That's also been consistent with my experience.
I am always logged in.
EDIT: I visited on a desktop computer and it has no ads. Seems like it is an issue with the desktop site on mobile.

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Old 09-04-2020, 09:57 PM   #5
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For what it's worth, I just opened the desktop site in Firefox on my Android and logged in.

I did not see any ads other than the "We sponsor" item on the home page, which I'm not sure qualifies as an ad.
 
Old 09-04-2020, 10:11 PM   #6
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What app are you using to access the forum? Tapatalk and perhaps some browsers have ads built into them unless you pay for them.
 
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What app are you using to access the forum? Tapatalk and perhaps some browsers have ads built into them unless you pay for them.
Aha...good point!
 
Old 09-04-2020, 11:33 PM   #8
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What app are you using to access the forum? Tapatalk and perhaps some browsers have ads built into them unless you pay for them.
Chrome
 
Old 09-04-2020, 11:39 PM   #9
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Here is some solid proof this is happening.

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Old 09-05-2020, 12:06 AM   #10
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My only suggestion is to check Chrome for malware. Perhaps an extension. I have never seen anything like that here, ever.
 
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My only suggestion is to check Chrome for malware. Perhaps an extension. I have never seen anything like that here, ever.
I am using Chrome on iPadOS 14 Beta, so no extensions. I have not heard of iOS malware and iOS is very locked down without jailbreak. I am not using jailbreak.

I think this might be an issue with the desktop site on mobile as the ads might be squashed into the side bar. Then again, HTML would keep them apart. So something very mysterious is happening.

Also, wth with the ad? I dont even like windows 10. It is a total dumpster fire.

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Old 09-05-2020, 12:26 AM   #12
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I dunno. I have never seen an ad of any kind here, but then I don't see them anywhere because DuckDuckGo kills them for me. But it reports nothing on this site. Windows ads on a Linux-specific site would seem to be rather odd.
 
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I dunno. I have never seen an ad of any kind here, but then I don't see them anywhere because DuckDuckGo kills them for me. But it reports nothing on this site.
Hmm. Currently posting from Android x86 4.4 clean install & same thing happens here. Now I am really confused.
 
Old 09-05-2020, 12:35 AM   #14
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ironically it has just happened here.
 
Old 09-05-2020, 05:59 AM   #15
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I can only join the choir: no ads when logged in.
I just tested on Fennec F-droid on my smartphone, not there either.
Don't use Chrome, is all I can suggest.
And use AdBlocking as a matter of course.
 
  


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