Popup Ads When Leaving Pages?

Discussion in 'PriusChat Website Questions' started by jerrymildred, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. fuzzy1

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    If that is his primary income, he really ought to have a subscription choice for those of us who put significant effort into blocking ads for various security and privacy reasons. While I don't pay subscriptions to very many sites, my usage here is above the threshold where I do willingly pay to other sites.
     
  2. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    I have never paid for the use of a forum. But this one would be worth paying something because of the value of the info.
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    I asked Danny. The mobile pop-ups are a change that Google made recently to its ad content display.
     
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    Apparently sometimes it hangs and fails to load too. Perhaps they provided a way to disable that.
     
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    These pop ups are plain infuriating. :mad:

    I hate to say it but as long as they continue, I will be visiting this site a lot less.

    Assuming the price is reasonable, I would be happy to pay for a premium account without ads.
     
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  6. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    On an Turn off signatures in Tapatalk Safari with Ad Blocker now, no pop-ups. No ads period.

    strange, the word for a phone made by Apple is converted to “Turn Off..”, in the above.
     
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  7. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Getting this sporadically, when clicking links:

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    might be related to ad blocker, not sure.
     
  8. Tideland Prius

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    The error makes it sound like it couldn’t load because of an ad blocker.
     
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  9. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    I’ve got the same suspicion. Maybe good that it’s blocking, not sure.

    I get the same thing when trying to view your PM response. Strange.
     
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  10. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Ok now, WITH the ad blocker on, still getting occasional pop up. :(
     
  11. jerrymildred

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    So far, just one on my office computer and none at home with the new blocker. But I don't use my phone or iPad for PC, so I can't compare if that's where you got the popup.
     
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  12. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Maybe Ad Blocker fritzed out: banner ads were back too.
     
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    I got one of those. Same format as Mendels' examples. I couldn't tell if it was part of the site or if I had an infection. I clicked on one to see where it went. It immediately tried to get me to download software. Smells scammy to me.
     
  14. jerrymildred

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    It smelled scammy to me even without clicking on it. :eek:

    I have never ever deliberately clicked on a popup ad. There have been a few times when they have been done so deviously that I have "clicked" them in the process of trying to get them out of my way. Most sites now, if a popup gets in my face, I just close that tab. I have to either need that site's info or really really want it enough to put up with someone jamming unwanted stuff in my face.

    The only legitimate use of a popup, as far as I'm concerned, is when they are triggered by a click on a link so the user can read additional information without making everyone wade through text they aren't interested in. And they must be easy to close with the escape key or by clicking somewhere on the page.

    I could go on but maybe I'd better get off my soapbox.
     
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    I do notice I am visiting here less. I guess it could reduce server load.
     
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    Golly! Don't leave us!! You make too many helpful posts here.
     
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