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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby mosschops » October 19th, 2017, 12:59 pm

No problem with adverts in general, but lately I've been getting the "You have a virus, yes really, please download this thing that is totally not a Trojan/bandwidth hogger" sort of adverts when browsing here. Any chance of some quality control as it's like trying to navigate a Moldovan streaming site now.

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby stooz » October 19th, 2017, 1:01 pm

It's based on your previous browsing quite often but I will see what I can do.

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby melonfool » October 19th, 2017, 3:31 pm

mosschops wrote:No problem with adverts in general, but lately I've been getting the "You have a virus, yes really, please download this thing that is totally not a Trojan/bandwidth hogger" sort of adverts when browsing here. Any chance of some quality control as it's like trying to navigate a Moldovan streaming site now.


Well, I use an ad blocker so never see anything. Can you try that?

Mel

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby DiamondEcho » October 19th, 2017, 3:46 pm

melonfool wrote:Well, I use an ad blocker so never see anything. Can you try that? Mel


I have a similar problem as Mosschops, seeing escort services, fake auction 'valuables', heavy industrial machinery like road-building 'diggers', hydro-electric turbines etc, so I decided I had little choice but to block them. But if the ads were UK focused, genuine, and a bit more relevant to 'typical Lemon needs' then I wouldn't object to ads if I knew they were generating income for TLF.

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby melonfool » October 19th, 2017, 3:55 pm

DiamondEcho wrote:
melonfool wrote:Well, I use an ad blocker so never see anything. Can you try that? Mel


I have a similar problem as Mosschops, seeing escort services, fake auction 'valuables', heavy industrial machinery like road-building 'diggers', hydro-electric turbines etc, so I decided I had little choice but to block them. But if the ads were UK focused, genuine, and a bit more relevant to 'typical Lemon needs' then I wouldn't object to ads if I knew they were generating income for TLF.


If you make the donation, they go away.....just sayin'....

Mel
(I have made a donation)

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby JessUK98 » February 12th, 2018, 3:23 pm

I usually log in via PC or my iPad. The adverts on both are barely noticeable. I've just logged on via my mobile phone (Android) and the adverts are proper in your face. I've just had one automatically open full screen. These type of adverts pee me off. I fully support adverts if they generate revenue for the free sites I visit, but not ones that open automatically or play graphics/sound automatically. Thankfully I rarely use my mobile for browsing, but if I did I'd either get annoyed enough not to visit the site as frequently or get an add blocker.

EDIT - TLF I might put my hand in my pocket though but not for any other site

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Re: Donations vs Adverts

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Postby CryptoPlankton » February 12th, 2018, 4:06 pm

JessUK98 wrote:I usually log in via PC or my iPad. The adverts on both are barely noticeable. I've just logged on via my mobile phone (Android) and the adverts are proper in your face. I've just had one automatically open full screen. These type of adverts pee me off. I fully support adverts if they generate revenue for the free sites I visit, but not ones that open automatically or play graphics/sound automatically. Thankfully I rarely use my mobile for browsing, but if I did I'd either get annoyed enough not to visit the site as frequently or get an add blocker.

EDIT - TLF I might put my hand in my pocket though but not for any other site

Of course, it should go without saying that even if someone has an ad-blocker they are still at liberty to support the site providers by making a donation - the two things aren't mutually exclusive... ;)


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