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Is there a premium membership tier or similar that I can purchase to remove the ads on mobile. I'll pay almost anything. 

 

Thanks. 

 

Edit: I guess the ads are malfunctioning in an exceedingly obnoxious way right now, but the question still stands

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Adding my voice on here as well

 

Im not gonna pay for anything but HOLY sh*t what is up with the ads on this site right now? I am getting massive pop ups every 5-7 seconds lol. 

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2 hours ago, BigBoyBertram said:

Adding my voice on here as well

 

Im not gonna pay for anything but HOLY sh*t what is up with the ads on this site right now? I am getting massive pop ups every 5-7 seconds lol. 

 

Do you have screenshots so we can see what the issue may be?

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30 minutes ago, Raavi said:

 

Do you have screenshots so we can see what the issue may be?

As shown below, there is a persistent video and banner that overlays the content on the lower third of the screen.

 

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Spider-Vice

The ad banner is a known issue, it's supposed to be centred with a close button, and it's been reported to the ad people AFAIK. Thanks for reporting the video though - I'm not getting videos on mobile myself but I guess some countries may.

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Keep adding more ads, people love ads!

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45 minutes ago, Jason Frost said:

Keep adding more ads, people love ads!

 

Yeah, I agree. I always thought something was missing on this forum. Now that I get ads in my face and all over the place, my life is full, I can't describe how happy I am that GTAForums turned into an ad bloat.

 

I would be even happier if you guys added Captcha verification on login each time, that would be so cool.

 

Keep up the magnificent work! 👍

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6 hours ago, CoffeeMaker said:

Now that I get ads in my face and all over the place, my life is full, I can't describe how happy I am that GTAForums turned into an ad bloat.

GTAForums needs some money

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2 hours ago, StreetLife102 said:

GTAForums needs some money

They exceeded their bandwidth limit with that leak.

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I'm not kidding btw. I've paid for forum memberships before, and I'll do it again. F*ck around and find out! 

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You can use Brave browser if the ads get too obnoxious, It's similar to Chrome but automatically blocks ads.

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I have noticed since yesterday the pop-ups, regardless of device, have been extremely obnoxious.  Sometimes 3 or 4 pop ups at a time, and often times blocking the whole screen with no way to close them.. or at other times they block mostly everything and even scroll with you making it so that you can’t even cycle thru thread pages.

 

FWIW, I’m not on board with the idea of paying for ad free forums, but I do think this issue should be raised.  At first I thought it was because I was logged out and maybe guests get bombarded with ads but no, when logged in it’s just as bad.  I was going to create a topic on this myself had I not seen this one.

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15 minutes ago, Midnight Dutch said:

I have noticed since yesterday the pop-ups, regardless of device, have been extremely obnoxious.  Sometimes 3 or 4 pop ups at a time, and often times blocking the whole screen with no way to close them.. or at other times they block mostly everything and even scroll with you making it so that you can’t even cycle thru thread pages.

 

FWIW, I’m not on board with the idea of paying for ad free forums, but I do think this issue should be raised.  At first I thought it was because I was logged out and maybe guests get bombarded with ads but no, when logged in it’s just as bad.  I was going to create a topic on this myself had I not seen this one.

 

Please provide us with screenshots if you can.

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Glad it's not just me. 

 

On mobile it's quite intrusive and annoying. On desktop it's more tolerable.

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On 9/30/2022 at 2:21 PM, Raavi said:

 

Please provide us with screenshots if you can.

I have some screen shots, but not sure how to post.  Do the images have to be hosted somewhere or can I upload from my device ?

 

BTW this issue is still persistent as of this morning.

 

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2 hours ago, Midnight Dutch said:

I have some screen shots, but not sure how to post.  Do the images have to be hosted somewhere or can I upload from my device ?

 

BTW this issue is still persistent as of this morning.

 

 

Thank you for keeping us updated.

 

You can upload them to an image hosting site like for example Imgur and then post them here. 

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Sorry I’m having a hard time posting these pics, won’t embed for some reason but here are the links @Raavi

 

 

 


https://imgur.com/Br9AFzE


https://imgur.com/PiCyzaS


https://imgur.com/eGAdQrS

 

https://imgur.com/sD1bLuV

 

https://imgur.com/ZAhlSWw

 

https://imgur.com/mdKbj4v

 

 

 

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How old are these screenshots?** I assume they span a few days to half a week, as all the tall height (and thus glitched out) ads have been disabled a few days ago when I also noticed them and passed on the message to get those off. I do believe corner videos have been disabled for the time being on Saturday as well due to a glitch with them looping and not properly showing the close button.


As for the interstitial ads (between pages), we actually have had those for quite a long time and every ad package down to Google's stock AdSense now have them (the grey top bar, that's Google's stock stuff), they exist in a ton of websites and not sure there's much we can do about that, regardless of who is providing ads to us. In my testing I can only get those to appear once after a few clicks when I first visit the forums, then, after the first time I can browse around and click around freely without being interrupted by them for much longer - mobile and desktop.

 

I hate ads too and know some might be annoying, and we're actively monitoring anything too egregious (and have taken measures since some of your screenshots' dates), but this place does need money to stay up. An ad-free subscription personally has a lot of ramifications (especially when we have to ban members) we'd have to deal with but it's something we've looked at in the drawing board.

 

**Edit: I see the September 30 images so yeah, please read the first paragraph re: current situation.


Edit 2: Actually, on top of that, we have disabled video ads for members over the weekend, on checking some logs.

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Hey, ads are a fact of life nowadays.  I understand the need of why they exist in order to financially support the site.. but for a few days they were definitely egregious.  Fwiw, the oldest screen shot was 9/30.. the rest of those were the same day or a couple days later. 

 

I have noticed that it is far better now.

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If there was a subscription for the site alongside the free version, I would definitely pay some of my money to subscribe to it. I don't see ads anyways because I've been using a great adblocker for years now but I would still pay to support this site. The free time dedicated to all of us here by the admins/mods deserves a little something in return imho. Just don't make it really expensive. 

 

And no doubt you'll receive push back for it as not everyone will like that at all 

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Gotta feed the hood fam. 

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Itd be cool if members who subscribe or donate get a signature  :shillkek:

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On 10/4/2022 at 9:27 AM, Midnight Dutch said:

I have some screen shots, but not sure how to post.  Do the images have to be hosted somewhere or can I upload from my device ?

 

BTW this issue is still persistent as of this morning.

 

FFR - 

 

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On 10/20/2022 at 3:06 AM, universetwisters said:

Itd be cool if members who subscribe or donate get a signature  :shillkek:

a special badge is even better just like in that sh*tty Discord Nitro subscription (it's too expensive :cringekek:)

 

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