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Is this new, the horrible little ad being constantly presented and changing size at the bottom of a mobile device screen? It covers content and is overly annoying. A further attempt to incentivise paying, to remove ads?
 

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As an old traditionalist, my concept of a "mobile device" is a plane itself.

But trying to learn - is this something that annoys on a phone app??
 

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Is this new, the horrible little ad being constantly presented and changing size at the bottom of a mobile device screen? It covers content and is overly annoying. A further attempt to incentivise paying, to remove ads?
It is a new ad spot – yes, but is not designed as an incentive to get you to upgrade. The truth is more serious than that, which is that the current level of advertising is not doing enough to support the site, so new methods have had to be looked into. It is hoped that this will help support the site better into the future.

Obviously, if you would prefer not to see any ads (including this one), you can purchase a subscription to remove the ads. This also goes towards the upkeep of the site.

I completely understand not liking ads, especially ones that get in the way, but without ads this site would not exist. Many sites wouldn't.
 

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Further to support's explanation, we have also removed some advertisements (eg. the 3 ads between the forum sections on our community home page, a footer ad on the AFF home page). It's all about trying to get the right balance!

As AFF grows and we offer more services, podcasts, and editorial content, so do our expenses. Ads and subscriptions are our primary sources of revenue. Remember, if you don't like seeing advertisements, you can become a SILVER member for just $50 per year (less than 14c a day!) and see no ads on any forum page. You can upgrade your account HERE.
 

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While I completely understand the need for ads, and I completely understand that there is an opportunity to pay for a subscription that will remove the ads, I personally think things are getting a little much... 4 ads dispersed between just 2 comments. Screen Shot 2020-01-17 at 6.56.25 pm.png
 

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While I completely understand the need for ads, and I completely understand that there is an opportunity to pay for a subscription that will remove the ads, I personally think things are getting a little much... 4 ads dispersed between just 2 comments.
Recently the number of ads was actually reduced. But some others may have changed position to more visible spots. Getting the mix right will always be tricky, but it's the price every site pays for having free content.

FWIW, I view the site with the ads turned on too, and probably view more frequently than you do. It doesn't worry me as it once did, you sort of get used to it, and laugh a little as you see ads for things based on previous search terms.
 

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I noticed this on my mobile yesterday. I usually work on my desktop and infrequently use the app. I actually closed it down and went back to the desktop as easier to read without the ad covering the writing. Yes I know there is a solution and yes I am considering it :)
 

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