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    Default Giant advertisement banners have returned

    For the last couple of days every forum page now has a giant advertising banner at the top; originally you only got this if you were a non-subscriber. Subscribers received a smaller, more genteel banner extolling the virtues of various tools, products and potential spouses.

    I run both a PC and an I-thing; it appears on both platforms so in my unedumacated mind I think it would be either my profile settings have been changed for me, the system has suffered another glitch for Steven to pull more hair over; or we've been maliciously hacked by a cartel offering free woodworking plans and angle grinders with every Asian bride.

    Or....

    Has our Benevolent Dictator possibly and unfortunately been forced to accept larger advertising banners in order for us to continue enjoying the forums for free?

    Is anyone else seeing this?
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope hes happy now.

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    Same here. I have not changed any of my settings.

    It is a bit annoying but if that is the price we have to pay for our great free Forum, so be it
    Tom

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    What banner?? I don't see any

    Screenshot_2019-08-23-17-18-41.jpg

    Turn ad blocking off

    Screenshot_2019-08-23-17-18-49.jpg

    Then i see this but no giant banner.

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    i am using opera browser on samsung phone.

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    Hi there

    Are you able to send me a screen shot or post one here?

    We haven't made any changes to that side of things. Some changes are planned, but only for the unregistered users of the desktop and mobile theme.

    thanks
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    The blank area shown above in Hoey's post is almost twice the depth that it used to be but has an advert in it.

    Sorry, I am not proficient enough to get a screen shot.
    Tom

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    This is on my I-Pad:
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    I apologise for the extremely boring advert...
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope hes happy now.

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    Yes, I am seeing these big banner adverts as per the following print screen -

    Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 7.32.34 pm.jpg

    I have just been looking at a Facebook link regarding solar panels etc, and not surprisingly I am seeing adverts for solar stuff.

    I must admit uploading the photo was super quick, so if having a banner speeds up the forum, then it is fine by me.

    Alan...

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    Im on my fifth Russian bride. Suppose another one cant hurt....

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    Back to former size this morning.
    Tom

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    I'm surprised that Marvel haven't sold advertising space on the Hulk.
    After all, he's just a giant Banner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arose62 View Post
    I'm surprised that Marvel haven't sold advertising space on the Hulk.
    After all, he's just a giant Banner...
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope hes happy now.

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    Fornicating rodent genitalia; theyre back again.

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    I dont know which is worse though; the size of the banner or the content. Are my interwebsical browsing patterns so truly mind-numbingly tedious? Im half expecting a visit from the authorities to check exactly what Im up to because no-one outside the field of accountancy should be this tragically non-descript.
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope hes happy now.

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    I use adblock ultimate, no banner adverts to annoy me.
    I am familiar with who the advertisers on this forum are and can contact them if I need something
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
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    I like (like is probably not the correct word choice here) to manipulate the banner adds by searching a product to see how fast it appears on the various platforms. Some are almost instantaneous others so persistent to the point of being deliberate badgering & harassment, whilst some that appear on the WWF are no more than fronts for scams or very questionable investments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodPixel View Post
    Im on my fifth Russian bride. Suppose another one cant hurt....
    WP,

    Do they all fit inside one another?

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