Wow, what happened here?

    Wow, what happened here?

    post #1 of 9
    Thread Starter 
    Haven't been here for a while and now this site is totally unusable for me. I have a slow internet connection and it seems like the ads are sucking all my bandwidth. Can't edit my profile. Please admins...delete my account. Used to like coming here.
    post #2 of 9

    that sucks Crow

    post #3 of 9
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    Originally Posted by Crow View Post

    Haven't been here for a while and now this site is totally unusable for me. I have a slow internet connection and it seems like the ads are sucking all my bandwidth. Can't edit my profile. Please admins...delete my account. Used to like coming here.

    Why not try the following extension on your browser ...

     

    http://adblockplus.org/

     

    Grant will probably still get paid for the majority of his ads, even if you block some of them. thumbsup.gif You can also write your own custom filters if one particular ad is causing trouble.


    Edited by Astaroth - 7/21/13 at 3:05am
    post #4 of 9
    Deleting your account is a bit extreme isn't it?

    What's changed though?

    Forum outline is still the same.
    post #5 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post

    Why not try the following extension on your browser ...

     

    http://adblockplus.org/

     

    Grant will probably still get paid for the majority of his ads, even if you block them. thumbsup.gif You can also write your own custom filters if one particular ad is causing trouble.

    Wow, this works great!  Those ads were so annoying before ... every time you accidentally moused over one with your pointer, a video would pop up and start playing a commercial.  Very loud and intrusive, covering the entire screen.  Happened constantly with me, but now they don't even appear on my screen...

     dankk2.gif

    post #6 of 9
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by naylor View Post
     

    Wow, this works great!  Those ads were so annoying before ... every time you accidentally moused over one with your pointer, a video would pop up and start playing a commercial.  Very loud and intrusive, covering the entire screen.  Happened constantly with me, but now they don't even appear on my screen...

     dankk2.gif

    It's not foolproof. You might want to use the "Add your own filters" feature found under "Adblock Plus Options" for specific ads that continue to cause trouble.

     

    Also, by now you've noticed that it significantly slows down your browser. This is because the extension parses the XML-like syntax in all the webpages you visit, applying a string search algorithm to find the right places to surgically alter the loaded page. It searches for literally thousands of identifiers, so if you don't have a fast processor, you'll surely feel it.

     

    I should also mention that occasionally Adblock Plus will break functionality on a webpage, if proper behavior is made contingent upon a particular bit of JavaScript or some other widget working without interference. If you notice something on a page suddenly not working, temporarily disable the Adblock Plus extension in your browser to see if the functionality is restored.


    Edited by Astaroth - 7/21/13 at 3:38am
    post #7 of 9
    Since I have used Adblock Plus as an add on to Firefox it has made a world of difference everywhere. Wish I had had this years ago.
    post #8 of 9
    Thread Starter 
    Upgraded my internet service, seems to work fine now. Glad they didn't delete me!
    Working on getting a new computer now. Hope to have time for some fragrance shopping later this fall.
    post #9 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crow View Post

    Upgraded my internet service, seems to work fine now. Glad they didn't delete me!
    Working on getting a new computer now. Hope to have time for some fragrance shopping later this fall.
    Glad the problem fixed itself for you.
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    7/14/13 at 5:31pm

    Crow said:



    Haven't been here for a while and now this site is totally unusable for me. I have a slow internet connection and it seems like the ads are sucking all my bandwidth. Can't edit my profile. Please admins...delete my account. Used to like coming here.

    7/14/13 at 5:49pm

    Tony T said:



    that sucks Crow

    7/14/13 at 5:50pm

    Astaroth said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crow View Post

    Haven't been here for a while and now this site is totally unusable for me. I have a slow internet connection and it seems like the ads are sucking all my bandwidth. Can't edit my profile. Please admins...delete my account. Used to like coming here.

    Why not try the following extension on your browser ...

     

    http://adblockplus.org/

     

    Grant will probably still get paid for the majority of his ads, even if you block some of them. thumbsup.gif You can also write your own custom filters if one particular ad is causing trouble.


    Edited by Astaroth - 7/21/13 at 3:05am

    7/15/13 at 11:32am

    hedonist222 said:



    Deleting your account is a bit extreme isn't it?

    What's changed though?

    Forum outline is still the same.

    7/19/13 at 10:07pm

    naylor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post

    Why not try the following extension on your browser ...

     

    http://adblockplus.org/

     

    Grant will probably still get paid for the majority of his ads, even if you block them. thumbsup.gif You can also write your own custom filters if one particular ad is causing trouble.

    Wow, this works great!  Those ads were so annoying before ... every time you accidentally moused over one with your pointer, a video would pop up and start playing a commercial.  Very loud and intrusive, covering the entire screen.  Happened constantly with me, but now they don't even appear on my screen...

     dankk2.gif

    7/21/13 at 3:22am

    Astaroth said:



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by naylor View Post
     

    Wow, this works great!  Those ads were so annoying before ... every time you accidentally moused over one with your pointer, a video would pop up and start playing a commercial.  Very loud and intrusive, covering the entire screen.  Happened constantly with me, but now they don't even appear on my screen...

     dankk2.gif

    It's not foolproof. You might want to use the "Add your own filters" feature found under "Adblock Plus Options" for specific ads that continue to cause trouble.

     

    Also, by now you've noticed that it significantly slows down your browser. This is because the extension parses the XML-like syntax in all the webpages you visit, applying a string search algorithm to find the right places to surgically alter the loaded page. It searches for literally thousands of identifiers, so if you don't have a fast processor, you'll surely feel it.

     

    I should also mention that occasionally Adblock Plus will break functionality on a webpage, if proper behavior is made contingent upon a particular bit of JavaScript or some other widget working without interference. If you notice something on a page suddenly not working, temporarily disable the Adblock Plus extension in your browser to see if the functionality is restored.


    Edited by Astaroth - 7/21/13 at 3:38am

    7/28/13 at 7:10pm

    hednic said:



    Since I have used Adblock Plus as an add on to Firefox it has made a world of difference everywhere. Wish I had had this years ago.

    9/9/13 at 5:46pm

    Crow said:



    Upgraded my internet service, seems to work fine now. Glad they didn't delete me!
    Working on getting a new computer now. Hope to have time for some fragrance shopping later this fall.

    9/9/13 at 8:55pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crow View Post

    Upgraded my internet service, seems to work fine now. Glad they didn't delete me!
    Working on getting a new computer now. Hope to have time for some fragrance shopping later this fall.
    Glad the problem fixed itself for you.