Pop up video/ad

Discussion in 'Registration, Membership and Features' started by Dre, May 3, 2021.

  1. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mods! Several folks have been complaining about the new ad/pop up/video that needs to be exited every time you enter a new page.

    it’s especially terrible for those of us who can’t afford laptops and use our phones to access the forums.

    this happened last year, Tricia didn’t know why it happened and had a tech helper work on the problem.

    would be extremely appreciative if we could get this fixed again!

    thanks for your time!!

    Dreita :)
     


  2. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Ditto above !
     
  3. asmi106082

    asmi106082 Well-Known Member

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  4. Stormy415

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    Same here! The video interferes with speed on older devices.
     
  6. justbeachy

    justbeachy Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was just me!
     
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  7. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Am looking for a better blocker than U.B.l0ck 0rigin.
    The annoying part is that this a.d.B.l0cker works fine on other sites.
    Tried to check my chrome settings and I do have pop ups disabled.
    I have a feeling that the tech person the owner hired for this site, may not be able to help us.
    But maybe we could still ask ?
     
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  8. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's gone!
     
  9. Teche

    Teche Well-Known Member

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    The video at the bottom of a page is constantly running and covers about half of my iPad. It only happens on WS.
     
  10. Dre

    Dre Well-Known Member

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    Not for me :( it’s so hard to navigate

    did you do something specific?
     
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  11. grillzgirl

    grillzgirl Well-Known Member

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    I'm on a MacBook and I have the same issue. I can't see the screen.

    Anyone know if there is a pop up blocker for Mac?
     
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  12. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to think. I have Chrome as my browser and went into settings yesterday to block popups but it didn't work at the time. It wasn't until this morning that I saw the video was gone.

    Argh, I'm so sorry I don't remember but it may have been going to Settings, Privacy and Security, Site Settings, and under Recent Activity I saw WebSleuths, clicked and under Permissions I chose Notifications and then chose Block. I feel so stupid and like I said it didn't work yesterday.

    I'd think that the IT tech guy did something but if y'all are still seeing the video then I'm at a loss.

    To add: I still see the videos on my phone, at the top. I guess that's the next job. Sigh.
     
  13. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Yay !!!!!
    I still have the same U.Block _ 0rigin (remove periods and underscores).
    Looks like our suffering is over ? :rolleyes:
    I am on my desktop Win.10 PC.
    I didn't try the settings feature under settings ___ notifications.
    Now I'm hesitant to try.

    Since the annoying video/ popup seems to be gone.
    Hope the rest of you can get it fixed.
     
  14. Mistyjks

    Mistyjks Well-Known Member

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    Same, still seeing it on mobile. I actually thought it was intentional for some revenue so I hadn’t said anything, but boy do I appreciate being ad free. I just thought today so many of the news sites I visit (mostly reading crime, missing people, etc stories) are so ridiculously full of ads it’s become really hard to even read the stories anymore and I’m not talking little “mom & pop sites”, even some of the bigger guys are like this. In fact sometimes I have so much trouble I can’t even read the article and just give up.
     
  15. GatorFL

    GatorFL Well-Known Member

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    I still see it. Annoying!
     
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    JrzyGirl70 Well-Known Member

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    I blocked the Java Script and the Motion Sensors on the page the other day and that worked, but it changed the way the site works for me as well..
     
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    UBlock worked on my laptop. I just added it to Chrome and the video is blocked now. I also change my Websleuth preferences under 'Settings.' Much better. Thank you.

    Thank you.
     
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  18. Stormy415

    Stormy415 Well-Known Member

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    I am now using ******* and I no longer have the pop ups.

    edit. I see the pop up name is blocked. Hmm
     
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  19. daikon.radish

    daikon.radish Well-Known Member

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    What is the update (if any) on this? It’s just impossible for me to enjoy ws any more.
     
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