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I'm now also seeing ad's on my laptop. Chrome Version 90.0.4430.85
 
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AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

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Thanks for all the input. I've logged an issue with our ad provider. Hopefully this will be sorted soon.
 

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Thanks for all the input. I've logged an issue with our ad provider. Hopefully this will be sorted soon.
Our ad provider has made some changes which should address this issue. Please let me know if you (AFF Supporters) still see ads.
 

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So @Admin, did this ad problem come about because you were changing from google provided ads to someone else? (I'm sure this isn't the most correct terminology)

I'd suggest there's more ad spam than actual content on forum pages now. And the ads previously were a fairly general and harmless mix. Now they're very low class click bait stuff. Very. ☹️

If I'd only newly stumbled across AFF in the past weeks I wouldn't bother returning. I'm sure you'll have some metrics about new user engagement. Not sure they'd be pretty.
 
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So @Admin, did this ad problem come about because you were changing from google provided ads to someone else? (I sure this isn't the most correct terminology)

I'd suggest there's more ad spam than actual content on forum pages now. And the ads previously were a fairly general and harmless mix. Now they're very low class click bait stuff. Very. ☹️

If I'd only newly stumbled across AFF in the past weeks I wouldn't bother returning. I'm sure you'll have some metrics about new user engagement. Not sure they'd be pretty.
That sound a bit harsh, I am not an admin on this site however in the 5 years I have been a member ads have never been a problem. The site rules seem to be quite simple join and if you pay some money adds disappear. This is no different to how most other forums and other social media platforms work, there is a cost in running forums and websites. There is another AU based frequent traveller site that I joined before aff, still visit, read the articles but rarely contribute to due to adblock settings on that site.
 

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That sound a bit harsh, I am not an...
Yeah, maybe harsh.

ISTR that when I joined 5 or so years ago there were maybe two ads on each 20-post forum page. Just counted 8 on the 12-posts of this page (before this post), plus the fixed 'footer' ad.

And you're totally correct that I could pay some money and make the annoyance go away. Have never felt the need before as it seemed more balanced. However, ads have increased in frequency and the screen real estate they occupy in the past, I'd say, two years. The 'footer' one is most annoying as you can't scroll past it and it's almost doubled in size for some ads in the past 2-3 weeks. It is approaching a form of 'paywall': pay up or be spammed with ever increasing number of ads.

I still maintain that 'outbrain' sourced ads seem overly low rent click bait and in my opinion, demeaning to the site.

Am checking out ad blocking options for the first time in my life...first world problems.
I have a belly full of food and hot & cold running water, so life's good.
 

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on my iPad I got 15 ads on this page. In the middle and down the right hand side.

Pretty full on.

yieldmo.com whoever they are.
 

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So @Admin, did this ad problem come about because you were changing from google provided ads to someone else? (I'm sure this isn't the most correct terminology)

I'd suggest there's more ad spam than actual content on forum pages now. And the ads previously were a fairly general and harmless mix. Now they're very low class click bait stuff. Very. ☹️

If I'd only newly stumbled across AFF in the past weeks I wouldn't bother returning. I'm sure you'll have some metrics about new user engagement. Not sure they'd be pretty.
Overwhelmingly agree. The ads have become so invasive that it's common to only be able to see a single forum post in a thread on a 13inch laptop. Bright ads. Flashing ads. I can appreciate there is a paid option to remove the ads, but as you mention, you need new members to generate paid members.

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Another example from the what's new page - can only view two threads in the list at a time.
 

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Yeah just started today - always vinmofo ad. Was wondering if it was because was incognito from work, dont usually see any ads.
 
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