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Blade forums pop up ads

Postby v8r » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:03 pm

Has anyone besides me been having problems on blade forums with Pop up ads and redirects. I like to go over there and browse the handmade knives , sheaths and such forum, as well as the for sale forums. I can't click on anything without being redirected.

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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby awa54 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:00 pm

Do you use an ad blocker? I just did a cursory run through of a few threads and had no pop-ups, I'm using ad block plus.
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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:08 pm

awa54 wrote:Do you use an ad blocker? I just did a cursory run through of a few threads and had no pop-ups, I'm using ad block plus.
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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby anagarika » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:23 pm

I'm on Opera Mini on my phone. No redirect ;)

However,

Problem is I can't see who's OP on a thread for this forum.:o
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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby shunsui » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:06 am

I think the new versions of Opera have ad blocker tech built right into the browser.

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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby The Deacon » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:07 am

No problems with pop-ups or redirects here. For that matter, I never even see any of the sidebar ads on BF, but I'm using the Ad Block Plus add-on with Firefox on a desktop computer.
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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby TazKristi » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:34 am

anagarika wrote:I'm on Opera Mini on my phone. No redirect ;)

However,

Problem is I can't see who's OP on a thread for this forum.:o
Hi Chris,
We're sorry that's not something we can change with a setting. If there is a future update that makes that available we'll happily enable it. We've seen a few posts from you about it, so we understand your disappointment. Hopefully, the rest of the forum offerings make up for this inconvenience.

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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby anagarika » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:21 pm

TazKristi wrote:
anagarika wrote:I'm on Opera Mini on my phone. No redirect ;)

However,

Problem is I can't see who's OP on a thread for this forum.:o
Hi Chris,
We're sorry that's not something we can change with a setting. If there is a future update that makes that available we'll happily enable it. We've seen a few posts from you about it, so we understand your disappointment. Hopefully, the rest of the forum offerings make up for this inconvenience.

Kristi
Hi Kristi,

Thank you for taking note. This is a special forum for me, I've said this before that it's like an oasis.

Thankfully the one that shouldn't be named has gone quiet. ;)

I trust the choice of using this engine was taken considering many aspects with the usual Spyderco philosophy of putting ELU first and the inconvenience resulted from that is part of the whole package. I don't know if security is one of them, but it's really important as there have been several breaches on VBulletin engine already. What I mean is that the issue is minor if security comes first.

Again, thank you for listening and the fact I'm still here means the rest of the forum experience worth it! Which translates to the people gathered here being :cool: and a lot of wisdom & reflection being shared too.

PS: Just a clue that might be helpful, in case the engineer found/stumble upon a way to tweak ;) :
iPad version of Opera Mini run on landscape shows it. Not on iPhone, though it must be same version. I'm guessing it's screen size/resolution related.

Thanks and have a good weekend!
Chris :spyder:

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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby paladin » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:50 pm

A paid subscription should end the ads, I believe.

Not a bad deal and supporting a good forum, IMHO.

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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby TazKristi » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:52 am

anagarika wrote:
TazKristi wrote:
anagarika wrote:I'm on Opera Mini on my phone. No redirect ;)

However,

Problem is I can't see who's OP on a thread for this forum.:o
Hi Chris,
We're sorry that's not something we can change with a setting. If there is a future update that makes that available we'll happily enable it. We've seen a few posts from you about it, so we understand your disappointment. Hopefully, the rest of the forum offerings make up for this inconvenience.

Kristi
Hi Kristi,

Thank you for taking note. This is a special forum for me, I've said this before that it's like an oasis.

Thankfully the one that shouldn't be named has gone quiet. ;)

I trust the choice of using this engine was taken considering many aspects with the usual Spyderco philosophy of putting ELU first and the inconvenience resulted from that is part of the whole package. I don't know if security is one of them, but it's really important as there have been several breaches on VBulletin engine already. What I mean is that the issue is minor if security comes first.

Again, thank you for listening and the fact I'm still here means the rest of the forum experience worth it! Which translates to the people gathered here being :cool: and a lot of wisdom & reflection being shared too.

PS: Just a clue that might be helpful, in case the engineer found/stumble upon a way to tweak ;) :
iPad version of Opera Mini run on landscape shows it. Not on iPhone, though it must be same version. I'm guessing it's screen size/resolution related.

Thanks and have a good weekend!
Hi Chris,
Thanks for understanding. Yes, on three counts. The decision to move the forum to new software was something I did after extensive research. The biggest motivation was keeping the forum secure - vBulletin was no longer a secure platform IMO. phpBB offered us a secure platform that is consistently updated/upgraded by a global group of programmers who do it because they enjoy it - not to make a profit. That's actually how vBulletin began, but after being sold to a corporation the focus moved to profit over performance. Finally, yes, the issue you experience is completely due to the size of your phone's screen. The forum software is responsive. That's why on a larger device you'll see the info that you don't see when you're viewing on a smaller phone screen.

We're glad to have you here and appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Kristi
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Re: Blade forums pop up ads

Postby anagarika » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:25 am

Hi Kristi,

Thanks for sharing a bit more about the research you did.

The VBulletin story seems to be familiar. Same reason I don't jailbreak my iOS anymore. The group is now no longer the hobbyists it used to be, allied with some companies that definitely would have other interests than just exploration and technical challenge ;)
Chris :spyder:


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