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Rollover add links?

by shipwright
posted 07-27-2017 05:57 AM


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Druid

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 06:06 AM

Hi Paul,
Yes, this is happening, so you might want to take a look at . . . http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32480
I am finding this particularly annoying, and I will repeat my initial comments here for members who may not have seen the posting at the link that I just mentioned.
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Yes, I am also finding the adds to be frustrating. As an example, when I came to this page, I had to wait for all of the text adds to complete being filled in before I could scroll down the comments without the scroll function repeatedly stopping and starting. I’m using Firefox, and I am signed in, but the filling in of the info for the adds seems to take priority over the scrolling.
In addition, I am seeing 5 identical copies of “Shaker Cabinet Doors” in the right hand column. So, why do I have to wait for 4 extra repeated adds to load before I can scroll through the important items . . . the LJ’s comments . . . smoothly? I see this type of duplicated adds on most of the pages that I visit.
Of course the advertising supports LJ’s, but is each advertiser paying for all of the redundant duplications?
Am I the only one seeing these?
Have a great day. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 06:18 AM

Yes, this is happening, so you might want to take a look at . . . http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32480
- Druid

You do know that thread was from 6 years ago…

Most people have just settled on some type of ad blocker, or like me, just route the ad sites to the bit bucket.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Druid

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 06:50 AM

Hi Brad,
Yes, it is an older thread, but recently, I have been finding the problems to be more frustrating than normal. While there does seem to be a difference, depending on whether or not someone is logged in, it would appear that a new viewer would not get the welcome that LJ’s has been known for. Yes, the adds pay for the site, but they shouldn’t have priority over the main purpose of this wonderful forum.
Am I off base on this?

Best regards,
John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 12:04 PM

I have ads on the right side of my screen all the time and not just on LJ’s. It is like TV where you get blasted with commercials for longer than the program!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 07-27-2017 12:07 PM

Cricket had them removed for folks who were signed in. They just came back for me yesterday. I will send a message to cricket. It may be a glitch or it may be a change in practice.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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apprentice

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#6 posted 07-27-2017 12:40 PM

I dont have any adds on page here in th UK, I’m on Firefox, but I have turned off the entire library of auto updtes on windows 10, to OFF.

This is how the world works today, adds, all adds, are the same as any other route to make the world wide web aware of ones existence, you can’t have it both ways I’m afraid, those who wear shoes made in slave labour hands should really not complain.

-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdj0Kwr_5QY

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 07-27-2017 01:17 PM

Is this what you’re talking about?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/231353

The link to ‘bathroom cabinets’ is either click bait by the OP or a LJs add on?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 07-27-2017 02:38 PM

I just heard back from cricket. She sent a request in last night to have them removed. They are not supposed to be there when you are logged in. She said they should be gone this morning.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 07-27-2017 03:49 PM

If you still see any, let me know. I tested from a few browsers and did not see them anymore.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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shipwright

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#10 posted 07-27-2017 03:55 PM

Thanks Cricket. You are always on your game.
.... and we appreciate it!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 07-27-2017 04:16 PM

I have an add blocker that also prevents most not all of the adds including YouTube and I got it per a suggestion on a thread here. Can’t remember when or where.

Yes we do appreciate your work Cricket!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 07-27-2017 04:30 PM

Problem solved!

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#13 posted 07-27-2017 04:54 PM

Signed in and still have the Adds showing in duplicatate

-- Phil

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#14 posted 07-27-2017 05:56 PM


Signed in and still have the Adds showing in duplicatate

- hineps


same here in Safari

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#15 posted 07-27-2017 06:50 PM

No ads here.


... I have turned off the entire library of auto updtes on windows 10, to OFF.
- apprentice

Since the main issue is solved I don’t mind going off topic a bit … I don’t understand the mindset behind not updating your operating system to protect yourself from malicious software and prevent your computer being used to distribute spam or participate in denial of service attacks (what they call zombie computers). It’s true that occasionally an update temporarily messes with something else but you have no way of know what will and what won’t until the update is applied and in the meantime your computer is potentially more vulnerable to malicious software.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Cricket

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#16 posted 07-27-2017 08:05 PM



Signed in and still have the Adds showing in duplicatate

- hineps

I can’t do anything about ads showing in duplicate. That just happens sometimes. Because we only show members the plain text ads (unless their is direct sponsor) it limits what Google displays.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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bruc101

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#17 posted 07-27-2017 08:10 PM

Here’s why we haven’t updated past Windows 7. Many 1000’s of dollars worth of software that won’t run on anything past Windows 7, originally designed and built for the XP platform.

Everyone in my wife’s office, business consulting and business management, has three machines, two run XP and one runs 7, all connected to three in house XP servers. Each of their machines are set up to run specific software, accounting, banking and finance, Client databases, marketing, and webdesign, management and hosting. I would like to add also that all of them are “females”...not good for me when have to I work in here.

To update past Windows 7 would involve rebuilding most all of the software programs at a cost of “many” thousands of dollars. My wife has put it to her “female employees” three times about updating. Everyone one of them laughed and asked her if she was having a bad day. That mans, no thanks none of us would have anything past Windows 7. Who in their right mind would argue with 22 females….NOT me. lol

My daughters that manage my millwork shop now still use Dell 2350’s running Autocad 2000 Windows 2000 Pro NT and have NO desire to upgrade. They run Microvellum on Windows 7.

I agree that if you’re a web surfer you need to be plenty aware of what sites you’re visiting and make sure your computer is well protected from hackers, spammers, scammers and phishers.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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Woodknack

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#18 posted 07-27-2017 10:12 PM



Here s why we haven t updated past Windows 7. Many 1000 s of dollars worth of software that won t run on anything past Windows 7…
- bruc101

That’s a different issue because you are stuck with out of date software. I don’t know anything about your situation and leave it to you some of the older software is no longer getting security updates and it could leave you vulnerable to either ransomware or being used in a denial of service attack against someone else. Not upgrading could end up costing more than upgrading; and you would still have to upgrade.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#19 posted 07-28-2017 12:29 AM

I have the Adblocker running… I like it better that way… No problems… faster too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#20 posted 07-28-2017 04:59 AM

I’m still getting as many as 13 adds appearing per page, sometimes including adds for “Add Blocker” which would cost US$3.33/month (US$40.00/yr).
NOT solved at this end. :(
I agree with what Shipwright will be posting about the adds supporting LJ’s, “if the adds don’t interfere with the post content”.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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MrUnix

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#21 posted 07-28-2017 05:12 AM

Take a look at this.. easy and free: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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shipwright

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#22 posted 07-28-2017 03:51 PM

The problem I posted about has been corrected (in my case anyway) so I am happy. Thanks again Cricket.

The issue of blocking or not blocking the perimeter adds that pay for this forum will be an ongoing debate forever and is of no particular concern to me. Personally, if the adds don’t interfere with the post content I don’t begrudge the site’s owners the right to place them.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#23 posted 07-28-2017 04:08 PM



I m still getting as many as 13 adds appearing per page, sometimes including adds for “Add Blocker” which would cost US$3.33/month (US$40.00/yr).
NOT solved at this end. :(

- Druid

I use Ad block Plus and it free

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Woodknack

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#24 posted 07-28-2017 06:21 PM

FYI, some of the adblocker companies sold out and now allow ads from companies that pay them. I use Ublock Origin and I don’t see any ads.

I don’t begrudge the site from making money but they will have to find another way to make money from me. Advertising manipulates and influences your thinking. I don’t watch tv ads, I turn the radio off when ads play, and I wouldn’t use this website if I couldn’t block the ads.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#25 posted 07-28-2017 06:42 PM



FYI, some of the adblocker companies sold out and now allow ads from companies that pay them. I use Ublock Origin and I don t see any ads.

I don t begrudge the site from making money but they will have to find another way to make money from me. Advertising manipulates and influences your thinking. I don t watch tv ads, I turn the radio off when ads play, and I wouldn t use this website if I couldn t block the ads.

- Rick M

I use Ad block plus and U-block origin at the same time. I too see no ads.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#26 posted 07-28-2017 09:48 PM



I m still getting as many as 13 adds appearing per page, sometimes including adds for “Add Blocker” which would cost US$3.33/month (US$40.00/yr).
NOT solved at this end. :(
I agree with what Shipwright will be posting about the adds supporting LJ s, “if the adds don’t interfere with the post content”.

- Druid

The AD blocker I use is FREE!
“Adblock plus”

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Druid

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#27 posted 07-29-2017 04:14 AM

Thanks Joe.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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apprentice

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#28 posted 07-29-2017 12:00 PM



No ads here.

... I have turned off the entire library of auto updtes on windows 10, to OFF.
- apprentice

Since the main issue is solved I don t mind going off topic a bit … I don t understand the mindset behind not updating your operating system to protect yourself from malicious software and prevent your computer being used to distribute spam or participate in denial of service attacks (what they call zombie computers). It s true that occasionally an update temporarily messes with something else but you have no way of know what will and what won t until the update is applied and in the meantime your computer is potentially more vulnerable to malicious software.

- Rick M

I never update and I have never had any problems with my computer, however, update and the problems will come a knocking.

If one likes going off topic,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGfrPFRKUdI&t=3s#t=361.777458

-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdj0Kwr_5QY

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Woodknack

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#29 posted 07-29-2017 05:03 PM

Not going to waste an hour on some weird video to suss out your issues with security updates. Occasionally I’ve had minor annoying issues from updates but they were always fixed within a day. Nothing compared to the alternative. What you probably don’t know is that your computer could be compromised and you not know because there are no problems. Used to be that computer viruses would harass or disable only your computer but things have evolved. Now they don’t want you to know that you are compromised so they can use your machine for their own purposes to harass or disable larger targets. It happens.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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MrUnix

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#30 posted 07-29-2017 05:19 PM

Here’s why we haven’t updated past Windows 7.

You might want to take a look at this then: Microsoft » Windows 7 : Security Vulnerabilities

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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