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  • #21
    Updating this post on 10/30 to reflect the forum redo. If you want to block the ads on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, I've posted about that here.

    Last edited by jn4jenny; Oct. 30, 2012, 10:14 AM.
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    • #22
      Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
      Eleventy billion? That's a lot of threads.

      I don't know nuthin' about changing browsers to not see ads, way above my pay grade

      I just want to surf COTH without being attacked by a Dodge Ram.

      Remember last year when there were creepy eyes at the top of the screen? I forget what it was advertising but it was freakville city.
      What she said. . .
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      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by jn4jenny View Post
        Then it's high time for you to learn about a powerful and wonderful new technology called the Google search engine. It can provide the answers to many such questions.

        Long story short, Apple runs the show in the App Store, and that means they can slap a "you must be at least 17 years old to download" label on all other non-Apple-made iPhone browsers as a way to get technopeasants like you to think there's something wrong with the other apps. Apple's actual, incredibly weak justification for why ALL the alternative browser apps carry this warning--including Opera, Chrome, Dolphin, and so forth--is this: Because, as it turns out, you can use a web browser to access any kind of web site you want. Including porn, or profanity, or whatever. So therefore people under 17 shouldn't download web browser apps.
        Why those dirty rotten scoundrels. Sneaky, sneaky bast*rds. And I fall for it too. Marketing genius.
        Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Simkie View Post
          This might work for IE: http://simple-adblock.com/ (Nevermind, I can't get this to work with IE. Don't think it's unsafe, but it did not stop the ads. Perhaps someone else will have better luck with it.)
          Holy crap, this finally worked.

          No ads on IE with the above. Did not work at first, but I gave up and closed out of IE for a while, and when I went back (to see the ads, natch) I had nada. COOL. Perhaps it had to talk to the home servers to pull the blacklist filter or something. I have no idea.


          • #25
            Adblock is amazing. If it wasn't for the pop us I would not have known about it, but now all the ads are blocked. I have to use it since the pop ups still freeze my computer or create unresponsive script.


            • #26
              Just letting you guys know that there is an active thread in the Help forum about this... http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=371124

              On that thread, Moderator 1 has posted this response....

              "I've been told that the ad developers will be improving the visibility/accessibility of the close button today.

              We believe the issues some users are experiencing with the ad appearing constantly on every page can be avoided by having you close the ad when it pops up. If you don't do that, it will "follow" you to the next page.

              I can assure you that the main office has heard your feedback on this trial and is discussing it both internally and with the company serving the ads.

              We obviously have to find ways to pay for hosting this site, but it doesn't make sense to use methods that make people not want to or unable to visit the site.

              Thanks for your patience as we address your concerns.
              Mod 1"


              • #27
                The pop ups are low rent solutions. They interfere with functionality and crash browsers and computers. A more obvious click button is not the solution. I can't believe the great folks at COTH cant come up with better advertising solution than this trashy tacky dangerous option.


                • #28
                  Pop ups are incredibly annoying. I've noticed even TV shows have constant, incredibly distracting and annoying scrolling ads and pop ups.


                  • #29
                    The ads are totally annoying on an iPad - they take up about a quarter of the screen.

                    As fas as the other eleventy billion threads I don't read the help forum for fun so haven't seen those.


                    • #30
                      What Molly said...

                      As I do about 99.9% of my COTHing at work , it behooves me to not download anything that has not been corporately sanctioned.

                      To that end, what Molly said about the improved "CLOSE" button for the %#$*!! ads is true. At least getting rid of the sumbitches is easier.

                      Maybe if the ad sellers were made aware that they are having the opposite effect?
                      Let them see the threads cursing their names.

                      As of today I feel like avoiding Pure Michigan, John Deere and Dodge Trucks until they stop shrieking for my attention on this BB
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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
                        Is it just me?

                        Ford Trucks, John Deere Gators, make it stop!

                        If I'm on my phone I can't tap the little "close" icon without activating the link to another ad.
                        About a week ago I sent a message to the mods voicing my very negative opinion of the ads.They are annoying, irritating and distracting. And have no GO AWAY x.
                        Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                        Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                        • #32
                          yup, highly annoying IMO

                          I do like the tall Dublin ad on the right, it doesn't bother me and I think it's pretty well done...



                          • #33
                            I'm getting a Ford truck ad at the top with no close button and an entire page just to itself. That is driving me nuts. The others I can close and continue although I HATE them.


                            • #34
                              Originally posted by NCRider View Post
                              The pop ups are low rent solutions. They interfere with functionality and crash browsers and computers. A more obvious click button is not the solution. I can't believe the great folks at COTH cant come up with better advertising solution than this trashy tacky dangerous option.
                              Amen to this!!

                              The pop-up is making the font type break-up on the pages here and all of a sudden I got a surge of spam too.

                              Really pissing me off. These advertising genuises need a slap to the side of the head.
                              Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.


                              • #35
                                Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
                                I am a recent Mac convert so my desktop is an iMac and I use an iPhone. I guess whichever browser comes standard is what I use. I had no idea you could get an app(?) to choose a different browser. Sounds complicated. Horses I know, computers not so much.

                                I only use Apple products and have not had any issue with pop ups here or anywhere else. If you haven't already, go into the safari page (top left of your screen) and enable pop up blocker. Might eliminate the problem.


                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
                                  I just want to surf COTH without being attacked by a Dodge Ram.
                                  As do I! Oh, and I'm stealing this for my signature as my act of protest.
                                  Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                                    I only use Apple products and have not had any issue with pop ups here or anywhere else. If you haven't already, go into the safari page (top left of your screen) and enable pop up blocker. Might eliminate the problem.
                                    Thanks Snoopy.

                                    And GingerJumper that is awesome, you stick it to the man!
                                    Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                    The Grove at Five Points