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Post  elroy on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:19 pm

For the last few days, advertising banners have appeared.  Is everyone seeing them.

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Post  yamasuri on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:29 pm

Yes I see them. Not happy

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:35 pm

It'll be taken care of.

But why are you "not happy?"

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Post  Peter E. on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:44 pm

Because they are a distraction on life .

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Post  fiona on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:46 pm

Guys, the ads have appeared because we accidentally missed a deadline for paying the annual fee to have them removed.  Please do bear in mind that even moderators are human (it's true, honestly Very Happy) and are the victims of all the travails of human life - some of them not pleasant. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and our assurances that we are on the case and the situation will be remedied as soon as (humanly Wink ) possible.

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:50 pm

No apologies is needed...will just look forward to have them removed Smile 

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  yamasuri on Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:00 am

Jim...is simple ...adds take valuable space on monitor and are useless
Fiona...clear enough and is "not tragedy"...we all are human

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Post  bonsaisr on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:04 am

Wait a minute. There are no dues and no requests for donations in IBC. Who is paying this annual fee? Question 
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Post  fiona on Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:20 am

Thanks for your concern Iris, but if you remember a year or two back we held pot auctions to raise the funds. Thanks to our generous potters who donated items and to our equally generous bidders, we raised enough to keep IBC afloat for a few years yet. Thanks are also due to a number of very kind members who made private donations outside of the pot auctions.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Hmmm. Ads are SO ubiquitous these days that I wonder that anyone even notices them. I was somewhere the other day and even found an ad on the back of a restroom stall door.

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Post  AlainK on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:14 pm

fiona wrote:Guys, the ads have appeared because we accidentally missed a deadline for paying the annual fee to have them removed.  Please do bear in mind that even moderators are human (it's true, honestly Very Happy) and are the victims of all the travails of human life - some of them not pleasant. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and our assurances that we are on the case and the situation will be remedied as soon as (humanly Wink ) possible.
I trust you, and take the opportunity to thank you (all) for your involvement.

And dear members don't believe that rumour that goes around, Fiona is not embezzling the ad money to buy new tyres for her bike, no no no, this is just defamatory.

Laughing

Seriously, thanks to the team that help maintain this site cheers 

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:20 pm

in all honesty the little ad banner isn't really that bad - taking up monitor space not really an issue either as it disappeares off the top as you scroll down the topic. some of my ads are quite useful as they are based on the cookies stored from my online shopping and searches too.

i'm easy either way whether they stay or go

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Post  fiona on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:49 pm

marcus watts wrote:some of my ads are quite useful as they are based on the cookies stored from my online shopping and searches too.
Maybe that's precisely why some folk are worried. Twisted Evil 

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:10 pm

fiona wrote:
marcus watts wrote:some of my ads are quite useful as they are based on the cookies stored from my online shopping and searches too.
 Maybe that's precisely why some folk are worried. Twisted Evil 
then they need to understand how their computers actually work.affraid 

i really fancy the dubai hotel in the middle of the F1 track and had a little google peek while the grand prix was on.....now thanks to the ads i know it starts at £58 per room and flights are easily booked too Laughing 

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Post  fiona on Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:19 pm

You're lucky. I just get ads for wrinkle cream and Tena Lady.

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Post  John Quinn on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:19 am

Hmmph...still haven't seen the first ad! Not complaining though.

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Post  prestontolbert on Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:00 am

Mine are all ads for shoes....I think I know what my wife has been shopping for! lol

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Post  fiona on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:57 am

John Quinn wrote:Hmmph...still haven't seen the first ad! Not complaining though.
One of the few perks of being a moderator, John. We don't see 'em.

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:31 am

I still have them...and I see them, not something I like, or want to look at

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Post  yamasuri on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:15 am

Fiona, John....."we don't see them" is it in everybody's PC i-net browser security setup? I still see the ads.

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Post  fiona on Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:54 pm

Moderators and Admin don't see the ads at all, which is why we are grateful for first Yvonne then others for drawing them to our attention.

The situation will be rememdied as soon as possible.

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Post  yamasuri on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:23 pm

Thanks Fiona I understand now.

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Post  coh on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:51 pm

fiona wrote:
John Quinn wrote:Hmmph...still haven't seen the first ad! Not complaining though.
 One of the few perks of being a moderator, John. We don't see 'em.
Is it worth it? Wink 

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Post  Norma on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:57 pm

The video ads on my Live Stream eagle nest cam drove me to find a way stop them. I installed a free Adblock Plus for Firefox !

https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox

Since then no pop-ups or ads nor banners on IBC!! Why pay when you can get it for nothing! I haven't researched other browsers but I bet they also have some form of adblock!

Good luck..
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Post  yamasuri on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:24 pm

Thanks Norma for the link. I installed AdBlockPlus for Chrome and works like charm. No more ads anywhere.

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