Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2016, 02:32 PM   #1387
Rivet Master

 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,297
Blog Entries: 1
Sorry; I was suggesting colored rivet stickers instead of the oval AF stickers.
Mike
__________________

__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 02:39 PM   #1388
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar
 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,223
Images: 49
paid membership

It's the members photos of "HOWDO" that make this site of any value.

WHY would you restrict that input, when the advertisers pay you for the traffic on the AIR FORUMS site?

Dave
__________________

__________________
"LOVE and LOSS, are two of the greatest emotions one can experience. -- I went to school to learn about "WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN" but I had to live my life to learn the lesson of: 'WITH LOVE THERE WILL BE SORROW'."
David Stewart. (after loosing my NAVIGATOR)
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 07:53 PM   #1389
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,157
Images: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
It's the members photos of "HOWDO" that make this site of any value....


And the super cool folks who hang out here....
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 10:07 AM   #1390
3 Rivet Member
 
Burnside Bob's Avatar
 
2009 25' FB Flying Cloud
1973 31' Sovereign
Mt Angel , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 158
Capped Internet and Side Banner Advertising

Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
It's the members photos of "HOWDO" that make this site of any value.

WHY would you restrict that input, when the advertisers pay you for the traffic on the AIR FORUMS site?

Dave
I agree with masseyfarm here. I joined Air Forums because I needed guidance on how to repair the floor in my 1973 Sovereign.

Lately I've been posting photos from my own repair adventures on our 2009 FC in response to member's queries--posts that I hope bolster Air Forums relevancy to the Airstream community.

Yes, I get it that sites charge a price for admission, like the Street.com. But the Street.com has paid writers writing and paid editorial staff editing. Air Forums relies on pro bono user content. So I don't think its fair that I have to pay to avoid the Air Forums imposed burden of pop ups and side bar advertising. Now if I was just a lurker, making no contribution, yeah, maybe. But if I'm putting up posts on (example) how to fix your awning, showing in detail procedure and tools, I'm less sanguine.

* * * * * * * *

But asking Air Forums members to pay for their own content is not why I'm writing. I could have let that one go.

Why I am really writing is the sidebar advertising. I have popup blockers and the popups don't come up even once. But the sidebar advertising??? Whew!! Every page view, and the page is locked until they all load.

To explain, I live in a rural area and have no choice but to use satellite internet, which is capped, expensive, and slow. It appears that the sidebar advertising reloads with each Air Forums page view. So I'm loading ALL of the sidebar advertising again and again with each page view.

I only need to see that sidebar advertising once per day. Can't the sidebar advertising be loaded one time with my first page view, so that on subsequent page views only the user content downloads????? That would really save me a lot of bandwidth and would also allow pages to load MUCH FASTER.

Anybody accessing the internet while on the road thru their phone or via satellite will have the same problem. So please don't think I'm alone on this issue.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.
__________________
Best, Burnside

"To err is human, to air is devine."
Burnside Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 10:31 AM   #1391
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,157
Images: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnside Bob View Post

Why I am really writing is the sidebar advertising. I have popup blockers and the popups don't come up even once. But the sidebar advertising??? Whew!! Every page view, and the page is locked until they all load.

To explain, I live in a rural area and have no choice but to use satellite internet, which is capped, expensive, and slow. It appears that the sidebar advertising reloads with each Air Forums page view. So I'm loading ALL of the sidebar advertising again and again with each page view.



Thanks in advance for your consideration.
There is an option in your profile to disable the right side bar
>usercp >>edit options

There is also an option to disable many ads for supporting members.
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 03:22 PM   #1392
3 Rivet Member
 
Burnside Bob's Avatar
 
2009 25' FB Flying Cloud
1973 31' Sovereign
Mt Angel , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 158
Thank You Janet

Thank you Janet for pointing me to that setting re the side bar. I've jumped over there and made the change.

Just to be clear, I don't mind seeing the adds one time. I do buy from some of the advertisers and I do like seeing new things. I just don't need to download the adds every page given my internet situation.

I don't understand the programming for web page views, but long long ago some web pages were done with "frames"--the page was divided into rectangles inside which different content was displayed. I would be good with a format which downloaded everything on the first page view, and then, on subsequent page views, only the thread specific content was down loaded and inserted into the page frame or template downloaded with the first page.

That way advertisers could be assured their content was being seen, my page loads would be tons faster, and I wouldn't run thru my monthly stipend of bits so quickly.

Thank you for your fast response.
__________________
Best, Burnside

"To err is human, to air is devine."
Burnside Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2016, 12:15 AM   #1393
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,383
Yup. It sometimes costs a lot to inconvenience electrons and break links...


Sent from my pocket Internet using Airstream Forums
__________________
KE4GNK/AE
'The Silver HamShack' (2007 International 22FB CCD 75th Aniversary model)
Multiple Yaesu Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch
2012 shortbed crewcab 4x4 Toyota Taco TV with more antennae on it
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2016, 02:52 PM   #1394
in the rising sun toaster
 
1956 26' Cruiser/Overlander
Wimberley , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 52
I'm also rural and Internet bandwidth is at a premium. I use an iPad mini. Using a (frequently updated) adblocker app (free AdGuard) *and also* explicitly setting Air Forums to Mobile device view (User CP | Edit Options...) has eliminated all ads except the footer ones, the bottom-most "You may also like" ads..
__________________
rsjmcg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 09:04 AM   #1395
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,508
I'm also a supporting member and on my desktop machine for the most part I only get the ads at the bottom. However on my phone I'm still getting the ads in the middle of the comments. No I'm not using the mobile App as I find them annoyingly lacking.

I tried Janet's advice but could not find the option to "turn off" many of the ads in user settings.

I thought when I became a supporting member years ago the ads would be eliminated. I find it really annoying that a person can't even pay to stop getting bombarded with ads.

LIke many others I'm on fixed bandwidth at home and when I travel. To have to pay to download an ad that I thought I had already paid to eliminate is infuriating. Just goes to show that greed trumps everything.

It also just so happens that companies like Microsoft now use up a chunk of my bandwidth each month due to their forced update system.

This month I'm over on my bandwidth allotment on my phone and home internet so I have the privilege of paying even more for sites like Airforums and companies like Microsoft.

Pure greed at its finest....
__________________
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 09:31 AM   #1396
Site Team
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,112
If you are a Supporting Member, go to Edit Options in your User CP, and scroll all the way to the bottom under Miscellaneous Options... you will find buttons to turn on/off ads, etc.

Mine are all "off".


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 10:01 AM   #1397
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,508
Maggie, it would appear a few more disable options were made available since the last time I checked (or I'm not very observant!). I now have everything disabled. We'll see how that works.

Thanks!

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2016, 07:59 PM   #1398
Rivet Master
 
TouringDan's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,200
Janet

I am trying to donate $20 so I can post photos. I seem to be caught is a "do loop". Can you please help me.

Thanks, Dan
__________________
TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2016, 08:04 PM   #1399
Rivet Master
 
TouringDan's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
1995 34' Excella
Lynchburg , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,200
Janet

I finally figured it out- that I have to fill in the amount so it will show up in dark blue.

Sorry to bother you.

Dan
__________________

__________________
TouringDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air stickers


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many pounds of air do the tires.... AIR-Quarius On The Road... 9 10-26-2011 11:05 AM
No air coming through faucets with winterizing/using compressor MStewart Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 21 10-26-2011 09:34 AM
Can you run both Air Conditioners with the Genset? Keyair Classic Motorhomes 4 08-26-2011 05:32 PM
Air horns on 390 XL jwitwer Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 5 03-25-2011 07:49 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.