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To The Moderators: Banner Ads

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  • To The Moderators: Banner Ads

    I've lately been getting a large "banner ad" at the bottom of my screen. It is quite annoying as it takes up about 20% of the screen area and I can't find a "cancel" button.

    I understand your need to "monitize" your 'Net presence and pay for stuff so that we can enjoy this forum. But at least give me the chance to get my screen back after I've looked at the ad.

    Thank you for your time.

    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

  • #2
    I am having the same problem (something about chicken wings) and it completely blocks the navigation at the bottom of the page.

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


    • #3
      i'm getting a big john deere ad.
      if they had a great discount for cothers i might even buy one!


      • #4
        There is a cancel button. It's in the right corner, but is often "floating" above the actual ad....it's often in green or black too, so blends into the sidebar ads.

        I, too, am fine with all the ads and understand why they're there. But please...I know they can be set to disappear after 15 seconds, or make the cancel link a brighter, more obvious color.


        • #5
          It used to be when one paid the membership fee, the ads didn't appear. That appears to no longer be the case, and they are extremely annoying!
          The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
          Winston Churchill


          • #6
            They seem to be gone on my end. Soooo much better I can actually see . Maybe it was a trial run to see what we thought?
            Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


            • #7
              I was waiting for someone to make a post about this. They are REALLY irritating, and the close button takes far too long to appear. Aren't the ads at the top and side of the page enough, especially as we all had to get used to the new narrower page?!
              "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
              "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey


              • #8
                you can make internet use ad free by using something like AdBlock Plus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/

                it works great - no ads anywhere on the internet (including COTH)


                • #9
                  Trying to get some answers for you--advertising is not within moderator purvey, and since it's Saturday, it might take a while to find out what the deal is.

                  Trust me, your voices will be heard!

                  Mod 3


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Moderator 3 View Post
                    Trying to get some answers for you--advertising is not within moderator purvey, and since it's Saturday, it might take a while to find out what the deal is.

                    Trust me, your voices will be heard!

                    Mod 3
                    Thank you. I understand the concept of "The Weekend."

                    I understand, too, that this is likely not in your general purview but you are our "point of contact" so you get the first brickbats!!!

                    Looking forward to a "peaceful resolution."

                    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão


                    • #11
                      Nothing like that on my end?

                      Maybe you need a better ad blocker?

                      I have a band with one ad on the top and on the right several discrete ads down the page, but not very far down, then blank.

                      Maybe that was a test ad and only for certain computer settings?


                      • #12
                        I'm getting the John Deere ad, starting just today.
                        SA Ferrana Moniet 1988-2011
                        CP Trilogy 2002-2015
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                        • #13
                          I'm not seeing anything like that. Yet. I'm using Firefox.



                          • #14
                            Weird. As soon as I posted that, it popped up for a few seconds, then went away.



                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StGermain View Post
                              I'm not seeing anything like that. Yet. I'm using Firefox.

                              Same here. Maybe Firefox is blocking it?
                              Susan N.

                              Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.


                              • #16
                                Mozilla's Firefox and Ad Blocker Plus = no ads at all.
                                "Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's adorable little serial killer." -- theoatmeal.com


                                • #17
                                  I had it pop up yesterday, and could eliminate it by refreshing the page. Today it has a cancel button, so it can be eliminated.
                                  You can't fix stupid-Ron White


                                  • #18
                                    Got my first one today...for what looked like hunting equipment??

                                    ANNOYING :-X
                                    Barn rat for life


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by alabama View Post
                                      Mozilla's Firefox and Ad Blocker Plus = no ads at all.
                                      Yup. I do not understand all the people who complain and complain about ads, yet won't take three minutes to make them go away permanently. Some people just like to complain.
                                      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Guin View Post
                                        Yup. I do not understand all the people who complain and complain about ads, yet won't take three minutes to make them go away permanently. Some people just like to complain.
                                        they probably just don't know it's possible.
                                        like me,lol.