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Old 04-30-2020, 01:10 PM   #1
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Ditch ads with animation - I have covered it with cardboard

Stuff moving at the side of my vision makes it really really annoying to try to read the content. I've had to simply block that part of the screen with cardboard, so I'm not seeing ANY ads at all.
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Old 04-30-2020, 01:18 PM   #2
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Cardboard should work pretty well, but I use this stuff. Sticks to the screen, dries quickly, and just covers up exactly what I don't want to see.

Also good for correcting those annoying misspellings some posters make.

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Old 04-30-2020, 01:31 PM   #3
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I just drag the whole browser until the offending info is off screen. When done drag it back so full browser is visible.

OTOH just for spell correction the wite out works real well.
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Old 04-30-2020, 01:49 PM   #4
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I've had to simply block that part of the screen with cardboard, so I'm not seeing ANY ads at all.
Huh?
What are you referring to?
Ads? Where?
You know that this is the early retirement forum and not the "I am over 100 years old" forum?
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Old 04-30-2020, 02:03 PM   #5
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Huh?
What are you referring to?
Ads? Where?

You know that this is the early retirement forum and not the "I am over 100 years old" forum?
Yup.
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:40 PM   #6
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one word - Pie Hole - dns ad blocker

https://pi-hole.net/
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Use the app. No ads at all
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:51 PM   #8
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I don't see ads, but see this thread!
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:12 AM   #9
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Huh?
What are you referring to?
Ads? Where?
You know that this is the early retirement forum and not the "I am over 100 years old" forum?
the left 2/3 is content, the right 1/3 is a column with some index of "trending posts" and ads.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:52 AM   #10
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the left 2/3 is content, the right 1/3 is a column with some index of "trending posts" and ads.
Not if you install an ad blocker.
I have never seen ads on this website.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:57 AM   #11
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I use an adblocker from Ublock and don't see ads hardly anywhere, let alone here.
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I use an adblocker from Ublock and don't see ads hardly anywhere, let alone here.
What does it say when a moderator uses an ad blocker on "their" site?
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What does it say when a moderator uses an ad blocker on "their" site?
That they don't like putting up with ads any more than the rest of us do.
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What does it say when a moderator uses an ad blocker on "their" site?
Some ads are inappropriate, perhaps.
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What does it say when a moderator uses an ad blocker on "their" site?
That moderator isn't paying the bills?
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That moderator isn't paying the bills?
Exactly, all of us are unpaid volunteers.

I don't see any ads. Ad blockers are very efficient these days.
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What does it say when a moderator uses an ad blocker on "their" site?
I don't use a blocker on a "site" I use it on my browser I don't see ads anywhere; I'm an equal-opportunity-blocker.
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:42 AM   #19
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Cardboard should work pretty well, but I use this stuff. Sticks to the screen, dries quickly, and just covers up exactly what I don't want to see.

Also good for correcting those annoying misspellings some posters make.

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Alternatively, perhaps one could blind the part of the eye that would see the ads.
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I don't use a blocker on a "site" I use it on my browser I don't see ads anywhere; I'm an equal-opportunity-blocker.
I use Ublock, and really like it, too. The internet ain't no fun with all those ads!
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