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Testing Banner Ads - it's not a bug, it's me screwing things up

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    That'd be great but please eliminate the one at the bottom of the page as well.
     
  2. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    There should be only 2 left that you are seeing. Of them, you'll probably only see the one at the very bottom of the page (in the footer, that rarely anyone even scrolls down to) when I'm done.
     
  3. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I just saw the bogus personal message ad. That is not good.
     
  4. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I still see both the one after the first post on the page and the one at the very bottom of the page. Even if you rarely scroll all the way down, any ad has the potential of slowing the page load and exposure to malware.
     
  5. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    So paying members went from "there won't be any ads" to "ther will only be 2"?
     
  6. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Three posts above yours
     
  7. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0

    Jan 5, 2011
    gads.pubmatic is slowing things down bigtime today...

    these ads are slowing killing it for me... sure it's only 2, but it is two. This is how change happens.. slowly, like raising gas prices.. push to $4, then back to $3, then back up and people won't hate it as much.. well, I end up driving less and being picky as to where I gas up.

    You've been back from SHOT, time to focus on your job here? Please? The bottom ad is slowing things down as it is trying to talk back and forth from your site here and theres..

    The top ad, should be gone by now? The bottom ad I do see and notice site slow down.
     
  8. sechip

    sechip Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    I'm still seeing the same thing, Really?
     
  9. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Yeah, change sucks. Sometimes we're forced to adjust to new situations that cause us to reevaluate how we perform operations and what it takes to do things. I really wish that gas was still a quarter a gallon and that fees all over didn't go up, but there's no use living in the past.

    Unfortunately that means that we have to make choices that have no easy outcomes that makes everyone happy. You try to minimize the amount of inconvenience and do what's best for the greatest amount of people.

    Little less attitude, dude. This is one of a couple dozen issues that I'm working on and the last two ads are the most time consuming to resolve.

    If you aren't happy with my progress speed, noted. I'm triaging where my attention goes and while the ads aren't 100% they have mostly been taken care of and will be resolved ASAP. I appreciate your support of the site. If my not getting this resolved fast enough is enough to make you renew your membership next year, so be it. In the meantime, you can avail yourself of other solutions if you find this temporary situation untenable, and I'll totally understand.
     
  10. RetiredGuns

    RetiredGuns

    Mar 13, 2009
    Was going to mention this but didn't want to be a pest. I had a page hang for 20-30 seconds trying to load ads, videos or whatever it was doing. With that being said, I have ran a music site for 10 years and while it is miniscule in comparison to BF, it can be a pain in the rear at times.
     
  11. Jester60

    Jester60 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2011
    Dont know if this has been addressed yet but the tapatalk ad is dead. If I click the 'x' to close it nothing happens. If I click 'Install' (which I dont want to do) says file not found.

    There is one bright side to these ads, it's not me having to try to fix them. Have fun, Spark.
     
  12. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Wrong thread for that and we're running the latest version of tapatalk so you might need to update your phone version
     
  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I suppose the ads slow it down a bit but what the heck - its worth it for now as I'm getting a kick out of all the moaning, groaning, whining, and itching that's going on. I don't know what some of you guys are going to do when it's ad free for paying members again - maybe go to Disney Land like the sports guys do after a Super Bowl or something.
     
  14. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2009
    I hate to be a complainer but paying for a membership on this site should definitely have enough value to where you don't have to see any ads. I can deal with the footer ad but the first ad under the first post is really distracting.
     
  15. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    And here I thought the "after first post" ad was broken and not displaying right now...
     
  16. 2manyknives

    2manyknives

    698
    Aug 9, 2006
    I have the same issue. I mainly access the site on an Ipad and have had the tapatalk stuff obscuring menus ever since the adds started. I don't use tapatalk and don't have it installed. The only forum site where the problem occurs is this one.
     
  17. midnight flyer

    midnight flyer Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Respectfully, I am still getting them. I don't know if we should be or not, but just in case you were looking for feedback I still get them. Strangely... not on every thread.

    I can't tell if you are kidding or if you have just had enough of us!

    Robert

    Edit: I am getting them on all first posts, I didn't notice that Firefox was blocking the banner ads. A quick click to "allow" and there they are.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  18. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Honorable Dude,

    As honorable Gold Class Members :) we're still getting ads after the first post on a thread page AND the one at the bottom of every page. Undoubtedly, these SLOW down page downloads (I can visibly see the ad lookups) as well as potential abuse by clicking (or not)!

    So, pretty please with sugar on top, what do have to deal with as Gold+ members going forward?
     
  19. mikeymoto

    mikeymoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Have you considered having a poll or conversation with paid membership holders about what some options are? E.g. see ads to increase the likelihood of the forum continuing operations, raising membership rates and leaving ads off for paid members, adding a "no ads" membership level, requiring all memberships to be paid, maintain the status quo (at what cost?), etc.

    I would like to see no ads and am happy to understand what possible changes will keep the forum running with the least detrimental effects.
     
  20. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    As of today (26 Jan)I am still getting the ad directly below the first post in a thread.
     

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