Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
goldbug9999

Intrusive adverts making this site unusable

Recommended Posts

Right enough is enough, the intrusive level of ads especially those video ads that float across the screen are rendering this site unusable for me so here it is ... improve it within one week or I'm out.

EDIT: HPC has been my favourite website for a decade or so but ... the ads are just taking the piss

Edited by goldbug9999

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm already out because of these adverts. They really are making this site unusable and I think many have already left because of this and have gone to a site with no/minimal advertising.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have noticed that the number of posters has declined over the last month or two.  There could be many reasons for this but I suspect these adverts are a factor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Thank Goodness 🙂 

I was not brave enough to say anything, the advertising windows are annoying in themselves, but when you are chasing it around your  screen with your mouse with little chance of catching it and closing it the old blood pressure starts to rise, more so when it reappears over the text you are writing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, chronyx said:

I'm stunned there are still people not using an ad blocker or Brave browser

I have started using 'privacy badger' on Firefox and it does seem to eliminate the floaty ads.  However not everyone wants to use this additional software.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes! That one floating around is awful.

Didn't want to speak up as worried about getting a ban for complaining.

The adverts are as bad as an illegal or free porn site.

Whoever owns this just needs to face facts that forums don't make much money, you need to create quality content for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Andy T said:

Somewhat annoying.  Viewing from , ahem, work mostly so no option of installing ad blockers etc. here.

Very good point - work based machines are often pretty tightly locked down re extra programs etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was driving me mental on Chrome until I recently installed the from Chrome add-in uBlock which works brilliantly and cuts out most adverts including the floating video.

I'd recommend uBlock 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kyouken said:

On smartphones Firefox now supports add-ons.  I use the firefox addon Ublock Origin both on desktop and mobile.

thanks for the tip - those moving video ads were driving me insane! Installed and I can feel my stress levels dropping almost imediately - well at least until I start reading about house prices again...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like to have each thread open on a separate tab so that I can monitor replies more easily, unfortunately these adverts load with each page and can be running in the background without me realising.

 

ADMIN's I don't mind adverts, but as some of the previous respondents have mentioned, auto run videos are a nightmare for bandwidth.

Please don't do this to us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BearlyBegun said:

It was driving me mental on Chrome until I recently installed the from Chrome add-in uBlock which works brilliantly and cuts out most adverts including the floating video.

I'd recommend uBlock 

Hi - sorry I'm pretty clueless with this stuff but it appeared using this add in has implications for privacy - it says they could change privacy settings and read data etc..Not sure about that. 

I have to say I expected complaining would get me banned.  The floating adverts are infuriating - I used to enjoy the adverts inviting me to invest in care homes or attend a HTB event etc !!  Definitely would expect site use to fall...I can't be bothered with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, the video ads are ruining this site.  I've turned my popup blocker to max with no effect on these ads.

PLEASE PLEASE make them stop !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was gonna say "what ads?" but then I remembered that I run ublock origin and privacy badger, and have done for a couple of years now. As others have already said in this thread, if you don't run an ad-block, do it! UBlock and Privacy Badger were the ones recommended to me. I can't speak to data safety etc but they are very widely used and recommended. Totally changes your browsing experience, everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, Gigantic Purple Slug said:

Thing is this site needs new blood. But if your ad policy is onerous then people who discover it will just leave pronto before they develop any sort of attachment to the site. They won't bother installing ad blockers. They'll just go.

Good point; its best not to put potential new members off with intrusive adverts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 302 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.