Problems with Ads on Memorum?

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Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by Dave » 18 Nov 2018 16:41

Hi guys,

is anyone else having any issues with the Ads being served by Memorum?

I have noticed a few issues since the upgrade and wondered if anyone else is seeing issues?

Such as :-
Ads in the footer taking up 20% of the screen area on an iPad with Safari
"Tech Support" Adware (pop up with loud alert sounds)

These issues are only present for me when surfing Memorum and I suspect the Ads in the footer to be the cause

regards
Dave

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by thewiz » 18 Nov 2018 17:23

Not seeing any ads.
THIS is what Memotech is doing now.

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by Bill B » 18 Nov 2018 17:38

Definitely an issue for me. Using Firefox on Linux, it pops up a nearly full page ad. When I click the close button on that, the add takes over the entire original page, and bumps the forum onto a new tab. Very annoying.

I can recognise the need to pay for hosting the site,and I can tolerate a reasonable number of in-line ads, but this is a bit much.

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by Dave » 18 Nov 2018 18:35

Hi Bill,

thanks a lot for the feedback - I'm glad that it's not only me having issues.

The ads taking over the page are bad enough, but the frequency of those spurious/spammed "Windows Firewall" error message are driving me nuts!

I'm not sure whether Claus can make more than a trivial amount from the Ads on the pages, or whether they are a compulsory part of his hosting contract, but I agree that the current situation is a retrograde step from what we had before and will only discourage particiupation on the forum.

Claus, can you let us know your thoughts please?

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Dave

PS, I am pretty sure that there is nothing wrong with my PC and the fake Firewall message is being generated by the Ad server used by Memorum
Read a few posts down this page for someone making a similar observation https://community.norton.com/en/forums/win-erx03

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by 1024MAK » 18 Nov 2018 20:03

Bill B wrote:
18 Nov 2018 17:38
Definitely an issue for me. Using Firefox on Linux, it pops up a nearly full page ad. When I click the close button on that, the add takes over the entire original page, and bumps the forum onto a new tab. Very annoying.

I can recognise the need to pay for hosting the site,and I can tolerate a reasonable number of in-line ads, but this is a bit much.
I have a similar problem on an iPad mini. Every time I click on a link, I get bumped to a new tab where the forum page loads. When I return to the original tab I find it is now a another site that I am not the least bit interested in :twisted: . This totally destroys my browsering habits, as I often use the back button to go back to where I was (typically on an index or similar).

The large banner advert at the bottom is also annoying :twisted:

I don’t mind some advertising, but not when it affects the usability of the site :(

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by Martin A » 18 Nov 2018 20:20

The large banner advert at the bottom is also annoying
Hmm I don't see any banner adds top or bottom. I checked Edge, Opera on Windows, and Silk on the Kindle no adds and this time no pop ups.

I HAVE had them though using Opera on the other PC.

Could it be the broweser settings ?

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by 1024MAK » 18 Nov 2018 20:49

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Annoying large banner at at bottom of the page...
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It is even more annoying because in order for my finger to “hit” the [X] I have to resize the screen, as it is too close to the edge of the screen and small compared to the size of my finger...

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by 1024MAK » 18 Nov 2018 20:53

Martin A wrote:
18 Nov 2018 20:20
Could it be the broweser settings ?
Standard iOS settings, no problems on other well behaved forums or sites.

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by 1024MAK » 18 Nov 2018 20:57

Something has changed in the last ten minutes. I am now getting more reasonable adverts at the bottom and am no longer experiencing the forum opening in a new tab with another site loading in the original tab.

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Re: Problems with Ads on Memorum?

Post by 1024MAK » 18 Nov 2018 22:48

Spoke too soon :(

Their back :twisted:

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