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    Default Ads making this site unusable

    I could barely manage to post this thread, I kept being redirected to ad pages. What the hell is going on??

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    http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthr...ying-audio-ads


    Already been posted about. I mostly have to type my posts in Word and then copy/paste over to the browser. Otherwise the site runs so slow that the site does not respond to my typing and the site crashes.

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    Adblock. I didn't even know this site had ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moirai View Post
    I could barely manage to post this thread, I kept being redirected to ad pages. What the hell is going on??
    lol, what? in 2018 and you're not using as block?

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    Redirected? Really?? Wow!
    It's been a longtime since I started using an AD blocker. Years ago it was to help a aging laptop cope with the increasing amount of what I think of like barnacles on ship's hull now it's just reflex to the counter the bombardment of advertisements and now the ever increasing of being the subject of tracing, analysis, compiled and bundled to be bought or sold.

    Edit: You are not a product.

    Has anyone tried the Brave browser yet? I would try Brave but it's a Chromium based browser (no Google for me thx) and I don't know about this blockchain-based tokens thing but I do like the idea of fingerprinting protection. Now with Tor!

    But really I can add most of this stuff like uBlock Origin and Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker to Firefox even Tor if wanted to.
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    Ads go to help pay for the site. It probably costs much more than we realize.

    I'd rather not block ads here, but it's really the only option when they get as bad as they were.

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    If you block a website's revenue stream, the website will find a different way to make a revenue stream. Paywalls are popping up everywhere.
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    The site runs fine for me in macOS High Sierra (iMac desktop).

    However my iPhone does have constant ads popping up and redirecting the browser away from it.

    So it definitely depends on what browser or device you're using.

    I think it's just a problem with the forums (not the main site) IIRC.

    I don't think anyone running the site actually wants this to happen. I'd guess some spam / malware somehow got attached to the forums...

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    The site runs fine for me as well. ADs are just an annoying part of shit we have to deal with these days and yes I'm using an Ad Blocker also.
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    My only problem is when browsing with my phone. I have to race from the front page to the forums, before a stupid “You won an Amazon gift card” spam forces me to close my browser of click on the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    My only problem is when browsing with my phone. I have to race from the front page to the forums, before a stupid “You won an Amazon gift card” spam forces me to close my browser of click on the link.
    Lol, that happens to me constantly. I'm usually on my phone when I come here.

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    The Amazon gift card popup, I thought that was malware. Happens frequently on my Tablet. I CLEARED my history and cookies and it is ok, for now.

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    If you switch to mobile style for the forum, I don't believe it displays ads. It's also a hell of a lot easier to read.

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    I was surprised to hear that people are encountering this kind of issue. I haven't had an issue however I have an ad blocker installed. For peace of mind, I would consider installing one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    My only problem is when browsing with my phone. I have to race from the front page to the forums, before a stupid “You won an Amazon gift card” spam forces me to close my browser of click on the link.
    This is what happens to me too. I can't use the site on my phone.

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