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Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Is there a way to eliminate the annoying advertising? Lack of excessive
commercialism was one thing that I really liked about this forum.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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I had a similar reaction this morning. I hope there is a forum solution, but I suspect the only real answer to this rampant garbage is to stay off grid.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:51 PM   #3
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I noticed this about 5a PST and wonders how long it would take for somebody to say something. While not my desire to see these adds, "TANSTAAFL" sums up the situation quite handily. I would have thought our moderators would have notified the Forum members beforehand, but that notwithstanding, there are likely some costs associated with maintaining this website and the advertising revenues are likely used to offset these costs. Small price to pay for the abundance of good information I've received over the past two years.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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.... I would have thought our moderators would have notified the Forum members beforehand, but that notwithstanding, there are likely some costs associated with maintaining this website and the advertising revenues are likely used to offset these costs. Small price to pay for the abundance of good information I've received over the past two years.
I'm a moderator and received no advance notification. I noticed it along with the rest of y'all.

But, nothing is "free" and for a no-charge-to-join forum for the members, I have to agree about the need to pay for the maintenance, etc.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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I use Firefox and AdBlock Plus. I added a rule to block the ads. (right click on the ad, then I think it was block this image.)
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #6
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Who pays for servers, IT support etc. if there are no ads?
When Jeff owned the site, he got donations from members to help keep it going, but he was still out of pocket.
People are free to start their own internet, without ads, should they choose to do so.
I got no notice either.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #7
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I'm a moderator and received no advance notification. I noticed it along with the rest of y'all.

But, nothing is "free" and for a no-charge-to-join forum for the members, I have to agree about the need to pay for the maintenance, etc.
No offense meant, Donna (and our other moderators). But I'm amazed that whoever runs this website just "sprung" it on all of us. Makes me wonder ... Who is behind the Forum's green curtain pulling all the levers and flipping the switches? Anybody know?
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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I don't see any advertising on my computer. Using Firefox with Adblock. Maybe that makes a difference?
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #9
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No offense meant, Donna (and our other moderators). But I'm amazed that whoever runs this website just "sprung" it on all of us. Makes me wonder ... Who is behind the Forum's green curtain pulling all the levers and flipping the switches? Anybody know?
Hi: Zardoz... "Wizard of Oz" Andy Robinowicz? Same fellow owns this forum that owns Fiberglass, Casita, Airstream etc. Social Knowledge LLC.
Next thing will be in order to have no Adds...paid subscriptions. I'm almost at the point of heading back to MFRV.com as a full timer. At least I have no adds there... YET!!! Alf
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:25 PM   #10
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