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anyone having trouble posting, quoting, etc due to aggressive ads?


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Took me a couple tries to just post this.  

On the brain/protein thread I couldn't post at all.  Sometimes the text box wouldn't open or the quote selection feature would refuse to work.   Seemed to relate to drop-down ads atop the page that would freeze all activity until I closed them, but sometimes not.  And of course there seems to be a new and aggressive wave of full page blocking ads, a lot of them seem to want me to join a popular service that rhymes with snick-snock (don't want to inflame them further by including actual name).  

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I’ve noticed it too, yes. iPhone and frequently there are ads which cover the text editor box and make the action buttons like submit etc hidden behind the ad itself. It takes lots of strategic scrolling to get to the spot I need to proceed. 

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4 minutes ago, iNow said:

I’ve noticed it too, yes. iPhone and frequently there are ads which cover the text editor box and make the action buttons like submit etc hidden behind the ad itself. It takes lots of strategic scrolling to get to the spot I need to proceed. 

Have you tried Brave browser on your phone? It is a very non-invasive browser and geared towards user experience, rather than facilitating advertisers. It's my goto on Windows 11.

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1 hour ago, Phi for All said:

We'll have an Admin check the settings and see if there's something to be done.

Good idea. While they are at it, the vignette ads that they managed to suppress a few months ago have returned. (I’ve now got sufficiently fed up that I’ve installed Adblock Plus, which seems to get rid of them, but for those without it must be annoying. I’m running Safari on Apple Mac.)

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14 hours ago, StringJunky said:

Is it on a phone or pc? Is it an iphone or Apple computer?

Android tablet.  I'll try the Brave browser you mentioned.  I do have an alternative browser, DuckDuckGo, which I would use more often in such situations but it's rather clunky and so stripped-down that it's missing features I am used to in Chrome.  

Thanks @Phi for All for checking.  Liked your curly hair joke, btw.  

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25 minutes ago, TheVat said:

Android tablet.  I'll try the Brave browser you mentioned.  I do have an alternative browser, DuckDuckGo, which I would use more often in such situations but it's rather clunky and so stripped-down that it's missing features I am used to in Chrome.  

Thanks @Phi for All for checking.  Liked your curly hair joke, btw.  

Just had a look on my Android phone (Android 13 OS) with Brave installed and gone on this site. No ads. Brave Shields, the built-in blocker on its own seems to do the trick. Click on the the lion icon up top to toggle it off for a site if it gets in the way of access. There are two levels of ad removal: aggressive and normal, and other options. If it's too stripped down for you, but works here, you could just use it for here and use Chrome for your other sites.

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