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New policy with respect to advertisements

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Site News' started by Diver0001, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. teknitroxdiver

    teknitroxdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hudson Valley
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    And on the other hand, you have Beaver Divers, who have solidly convinced me and many others to never spend a single dime with them.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
     
  2. ilakowalska

    ilakowalska Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Mykolayiv
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    Hm, this is not good news
     
  3. MRadke

    MRadke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wisconsin
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    It would be nice if there were a way the banner and sidebar ads could be controlled. The more high tech and elaborate the ads get, the slower the pages load. I also don't think I should have to do a malware and cookie sweep after every visit to scubaboard. Some of the ads are so invasive that the computer will start verbal advertising even after the browser is shut off. Scubaboard is not alone in this. I have stopped visiting the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal newspaper site for the same reason.

    ---------- Post added February 26th, 2015 at 06:18 AM ----------

    For the record, I don't have a problem with advertisers who have identified themselves adding content in relevent threads. There are enough militant users of this board to beat back any vendor that gets out of line.
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    We don't allow sound in any of our ads. I don't think Google does either. Also, we will reject ads that are going to load too slowly, that or tune them up to perform correctly before we post them. A lot of the Google ads you see are a direct reflection of the products you have searched for on the Webs. They are trying to give you what they think you want. Sometimes it agrees with the topic you are participating in and sometimes it doesn't.
     
  5. MRadke

    MRadke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I understand what you are saying about why the particular ads show up, but I can't understand why it is a problem here, when other sites that I frequent tend not to cause problems.

    When I loaded the page now, Norton gave me notice that plug ins were being blocked. I'm not sure that this is a considered a virus, but it sure does slow the site down.
     
  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    55,826
    23,169
    113
    Can you send a screenshot to support@scubaboard.com, please? You're not giving us enough information to go on here. The only 'plug-in' that we use is Flash and that's pretty common. Some Mac and Linux/Android devices don't like it much, but it's native for most windows machines.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
  7. MRadke

    MRadke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wisconsin
    218
    33
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    I believe that I have the problem solved. I blocked adobe flash and haven't had any more issues.
     

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