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These Pop Up Ads are Getting Ridiculous

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Help' started by Bronze, Mar 9, 2018.

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  1. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Say ECF, can you lower the wick on these obnoxious pop up ads, PLEASE??? It's one thing to have ads and another thing to have them take up a big part of the screen and not be able to close them. It does the advertiser no good or ECF because it completely ruins the ECF experience.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Sickbxy

    Sickbxy Ultra Member Verified Member

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    Feb 8, 2018
    Spring, Texas
    Tapatalk is your friend, the pop ups and ads do not show up in the app. I was considering starting to pay for membership, but the pop up show up for paid members too and I will not support a site that makes the experience unusable for members.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Lowjumper

    Lowjumper Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2015
    Union Mills NC
    Yup if this doesn't stop my support will!
     
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  4. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    Spoke too soon....
    The upper right X wasn't appearing when I tried that the first time
    Now it works
     
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  5. Sickbxy

    Sickbxy Ultra Member Verified Member

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    Feb 8, 2018
    Spring, Texas
    I figured out how to hide it. When the box is on the left side of the phone screen, tap the upper right corner and a tiny X shows up.
     
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  6. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    On a PC or laptop...put your cursor over the upper righthand corner of the ad for a few seconds. A faint white X will appear. Click it and it will go away.
     
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  7. Fredman1

    Fredman1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2017
    New Zealand
    I was spending more and more time on this fine forum than my others...until this pop up irretation popped up, that is.
    This new add will be running for 43 days still. If this isn't stopped, i'll be forced outa here....!
     
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  8. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    Well, much to the mods dismay, I won't leave and run to another forum because of the ads....I've been to other forums. Can't honestly I'm a fan . The ads are a bit much though.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Looked like it took a while to "unlock" the secret X... I still say the person to figure it out first should win.... LOL, then we'd all be fixating on it productively instead of with dismay, LOL.

    I'm okay with a click that can be clicked, but I think it should be visible with the ad (OR a WIN!!!) so that there isn't a bunch of initial dismay and chaos.

    I think Zoidaman is the winner..... This time.... LOL.

    It's a thought anyway.... :)

    Anna
     
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  10. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Hey even a Broken Clock is Right twice a day.

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
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  11. Weenie66

    Weenie66 Full Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Chicagoland
    At least the ads are related to vaping, could be about viagra ya know!
     
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  12. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Agreed. I can’t even get to pages 2/3/4 or 5 and have to skip straight to 6 plus.

    If you have to do it can’t we have something cool like an atty, reg or mech we haven’t seen a million times.
     
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  13. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    Hats off to you.

    I use an iPad and tapped the add on the bottom left and an x appears.

    My support will continue... :(
     
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  14. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    I run Firefox, with the NoScript and AdBlocker addons, I don't see any of this nonsense. Just a nice smooth, easy to use interface. I have considered turning it off, but not as long as they are up to these popup shenanigans.
     
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  15. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    Sorry - posted on the other thread - yes, I'll get this sorted. Clearly, any popup should dismissible and not come back once dismissed.

    Give me a little time, I need to understand why this is working so poorly. .
     
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  16. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    I appreciate it, Oliver. I think we all understand why there are ads on ECF. This one happened to be over the top because it took up so much of the screen and there was no way to close it. I see it was made closeable since though. Thank you.
     
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  17. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2015
    How do you make it go to the left of your screen..mine stayed on the right, I literally had to leave the forum because of it.

    As a beside, my phone screen is small enough I can only see the first couple letters of each line in the reply when that ad is up..you have a massive amount that you can see compared to mine..
     
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  18. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    I see the popup for a contest as something far different from a revenue generating ad and don't find it to be much trouble to dismiss. I'm on a PC though and it may be taking up much more real estate for members using phones.

    We veterans may not care but I bet a number of people new to ECF and vaping are happy to have a chance to win presented to them. They likely wouldn't know to search out the Contest thread yet. When I was new here every contest was pretty exciting, and some still are.
     
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  19. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    No problem with the ads. Just let us close them. :)
     
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  20. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Rapture
    0 ads here any more. Cheers @Oliver :thumbs:

    Obviously ads are fine considering you have so many thrifty bums like me hanging around. Its just the inability to navigate around them is the issue.
     
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