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Old 01-18-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Fading away...

I find I log onto AirForums less frequently than I used to do. Somehow the tone of the forum and relevance of discussions no longer attract me as much, but mostly, the interruptive ads and screens make me want to close the screen, which I very often do. I have no idea if this style of advertising discourages other users, but it does me, and I'm sad because AirForums has been a joy to participate in-in the past. I understand the need for advertising--there seems to be much along the sides of the home page--but they seem to dominate now. I won't buy from in-my-face ads on this forum, tv, wherever they appear. So, I'm not fully gone, but definitely, I'm fading away from this group. ~G
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Not sure what ads you are talking about...I haven't noticed any more than usual. I don't get any advertising screens or disruptive ads, just the ads on the side and top. Maybe it is the cookies you allow on your computer. I don't allow them. As for relevance, I guess it depends on what you're interested in and what is relevant to you. For me, I still like to read the on-going projects and the progress of them, and find many new interesting discussions, tho usually I just read and don't comment.
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I hate to hear that. I go through phases where the forums aren't as appealing. If I have a project going I'm on, or if I am following someones trip or planning my own. I have a bunch of work going on now so I am going through a lot of threads, and as the season rapidly approaches for me, I will be on asking about places to go. Maybe things will pick up for you some as people start hitting the road....
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:26 AM   #4
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Isadora, hopefully something has gotten into my computer, cookies??, that I can get rid of that will stop the onslaught of unappreciated advertising. I'll get someone to check into that for me, because getting rid of the screen mess will make all the difference in my enjoyment of this (up to now) most informational and enjoyable group of friends. While I minimally use the workings of my computer, I'm not a guru who knows how to troubleshoot. Thanks for the suggestions, ~G
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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Rodney, your on the road trips and planning projects are threads I ALWAYS want to follow. Keep up your gorgeous photography and explorations for all of us at home, please ~G
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Ads, Georgia? By virtue of logging in, one gets rid of 90% of advertising content. Browsing when not logged in is annoying -- a major reason for lurkers to join IMO!

Discussions cover many topics and I have to allocate my time in accordance with my interests. For me it is fun reading restoration & rally threads. A few weeks back we set aside WBCCI discussions to their own area of the portal page; in some way this sharpens the focus of the main portal page thread listings.

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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Ads - what ads? I'm not aware that AirForums has ANY ads except the classifieds. Of course my Web Browser is Firefox with the AdBlock plugin and that means I don't see ads on any website.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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Aw shucks...(scuffing toe of sneaker in sand), this forum is proving itself, as it always does when someone goes silly (me) or stupid (me) or just in the dark about something. Thanks to the senders of responses here and pm's, showing me what I need to do to fix my mess. I"ve never seen this before, and not being a natural at understanding computers, I misread a computer problem as a forum over-the-top advertising issue. So, like a waxing moon or reviving Tinkerbell, I'm getting back my glow and won't be fading away afterall. Thanks again...and red in the face...~G
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I am particularly annoyed by the Toyota ad with all of the bugs. Eww!
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I am particularly annoyed by the Toyota ad with all of the bugs. Eww!
Those, and the other Toyota adds, are the strangest add I have ever seen. It took me a long time to even figure out what they were selling. I still haven't figured out why the adds would make me want to buy a Toyota.?.? "I nee more bugs in my life!"???

On topic, I too use Firefox with the Adblock Plus Add-on. Doesn't get rid of all adds, but seriously cuts down on the number.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #13
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Wink Elvis Lives

I thought I was fading away too.
But just yesterday I saw a guy fueling a pickup towing a nice Airstream and I would have sworn it was Elvis!
Logged right on to tell everyone about it.
He said he was in Massachusetts for that election tomorrow and he would not say how he was going to vote.
Who would have thought, Elvis and Massachusetts!!!!
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Firefox Adblocker Plus

I thought I had already installed the Firefox Adblocker Plus but after checking I saw that I didn't. I have now installed it and and as they say, all of the ads are yesterday.

If you don't have Firefox you don't know what you are missing.

Thanks for the heads up on Adblocker.

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