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    Site adverts



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    I'm not sure who owns this site now, whether WebRam is still
    involved or not and I know the site is free to use so adverts
    are important for it's continued use.
    But the adverts are getting more and more intrusive.

    Is it just me, but the new advert banner that pops up halfway
    up the screen every time you navigate a new page is too much
    for me.

    Am I on my own, being fed-up with the intrusive pop up adverts?

    As I'm writing this I can't see the text because there is an advert banner hiding my text.

    Rob

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    Re: Site adverts

    Rob,
    Agree, but their advertising does not work, for me, as you just ignore.
    Maybe it drove the 90% of previous users away, as no real content anymore.
    But summer in Europe, better things to do, probably.
    Tried a few American sites, but they are nut cases, also zero content, no advertising though, that I remember.

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    Re: Site adverts

    "But they are nut cases"
    It is my home, but sometimes I am inclined to agree!

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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by NH3LVR View Post
    "But they are nut cases"
    It is my home, but sometimes I am inclined to agree!
    Sorry to generalise, but with all due respect, but could not take their crap & self promotion.

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    Re: Site adverts

    Totally agree with you Rob

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    Re: Site adverts

    There is Add Blocker, if you apply to your PC.
    You choose what you want, if anything.
    I have no advertisements at all.

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    Re: Site adverts

    It's not (just) the Ads.

    The Forum now looks so dated I can't see any new potential long term members ever joining, and can understand why most have left. It's tired, badly designed and code actually leaking onto the page (see "});" at top). It's so badly maintained (sorry guys - just JMHO) that the mobile site barely works and as noted, the adverts completely ruin the site; that's why most people left.

    On a more serious note, there is STILL no SSL, which is forgivable sitewide, but unforgivable on the login page. As a Forum operator myself, I can advise that it's a real security issue and would put some who watch the padlock on their browser off joining

    I stopped visiting some time back (yes, I know - I'm here, I accept this is hypocritical), and found the UK Refrigeration Facebook group far more engaging and populated, whilst also sometimes noisy and messy

    The FB group is rubbish for structured conversation and next to impossible to pick up on previous subjects. I still think a decent Forum would be better than a FB Group, but it may be too late now.

    I used to enjoy this forum, so hope somebody gives it a bit of a boost. Give it a new Logo, a decent redesign and see if something happans.

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    Re: Site adverts

    http://www.refrigeration-engineer.co...ffic-and-posts

    The IOR stuff might not be the most interesting, but it my bring others too the site who then ask there own potentially interesting questions. Not limited to just the IOR either.

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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
    .

    I'm not sure who owns this site now, whether WebRam is still
    involved or not and I know the site is free to use so adverts
    are important for it's continued use.
    But the adverts are getting more and more intrusive.

    Is it just me, but the new advert banner that pops up halfway
    up the screen every time you navigate a new page is too much
    for me.

    Am I on my own, being fed-up with the intrusive pop up adverts?

    As I'm writing this I can't see the text because there is an advert banner hiding my text.

    Rob

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    Hi Rob,

    Sorry for the late reply. I do have google ads switched on but they recently changed their ads to dynamic and other than me switching them off, there is not much I can do about it. I will make contact with vb and see if they can help with the amount. No plans to update the software past what it is at present due to costs of software upgrades!

    Anything else I can help you with, just PM me
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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtic View Post
    It's not (just) the Ads.

    On a more serious note, there is STILL no SSL, which is forgivable sitewide, but unforgivable on the login page. As a Forum operator myself, I can advise that it's a real security issue and would put some who watch the padlock on their browser off joining
    That has now been fixed
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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by WebRam View Post
    Hi Rob,

    Sorry for the late reply. I do have google ads switched on but they recently changed their ads to dynamic and other than me switching them off, there is not much I can do about it. I will make contact with vb and see if they can help with the amount. No plans to update the software past what it is at present due to costs of software upgrades!

    Anything else I can help you with, just PM me
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    I do understand it must be hard, time consuming and quite expensive to run a site.
    So no easy answer I suppose?

    Rob

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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by WebRam View Post
    That has now been fixed

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by WebRam View Post
    Hi Rob,

    No plans to update the software past what it is at present due to costs of software upgrades!
    Considor a move to Mybb or PHPBB? It's free software, going to cover everything you need, and easy to migrate.

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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by seanf View Post
    http://www.refrigeration-engineer.co...ffic-and-posts

    The IOR stuff might not be the most interesting, but it may bring others to the site who then ask their own potentially interesting questions. Not limited to just the IOR either.
    (Grammarly corrected)

    Sorry for, late reply bit I believe that IOR stuff is interesting when at least 2 know what they are talking about. I read some great topics.
    Last edited by Josip; 31-07-2022 at 10:16 PM. Reason: remove link

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    Re: Site adverts

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    Last edited by coldflow; 28-07-2022 at 10:05 AM.

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    Re: Site adverts

    Quote Originally Posted by coldflow View Post
    I have good idea
    Do you wish to share?
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