forum getting swamped with ads

The ads are getting a bit over the top, seem to have banner ads between each of the topics when looking at new posts.
Can they be cut back a bit?
 
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I'm only using firefox on a pc. No malware of any kind and this is the only forum it shows up.
It must be forum driven as the ads are banners between topic lines
 
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An example of the new posts:

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andy

Ex. Club Member
its probs just advertising on the forum that pays to keep the forum running, if you was a fully paid club member you would not see ads, or use an ad blocker.
 
Oddly they dont appear to have any membership options on the webpage.
strangely, with so many free options nowadays, paid sites often just end on facebook (something i gave up years ago). too much admin and moderation incase some snowflake gets offended.
the ads are a option to free site platforms, best option is to choose weather they annoy you enough. (blocker options)
fee's for members and special areas is a tad dated.
i'm on a few motorbike forums(as i ride bikes), as soon as i seen members fees and areas pop up, you could see the forum dwindle.
paid forums like that are often very high traffic. again, the supplier charges more as the traffic increases.

slow and steady wins the race. 👍
 

James

Chairman
An example of the new posts:

msc-ads.jpg
Apologies, I've only just seen this. We do indeed use ads to help pay the bills, however this is clearly way over the top and now how it's supposed to appear!

Is this still happening? I've logged out and I can't see the ads being as intrusive at my end.

I'll also tweak the ads being inserted in between the new posts to make it a bit less overwhelming.

James.
 
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Yes, still the same, though kind of just live with it now.

The other annoying ad is when you click any topic and an screen comes up that you have to close to continue. You can get around that by opening links in a new tab and it doesn't do it.
 

James

Chairman
The other annoying ad is when you click any topic and an screen comes up that you have to close to continue. You can get around that by opening links in a new tab and it doesn't do it.
I presume that happens on a mobile? I think they're called interstitial ads, will see if there's anything I can do there too
 

James

Chairman
Not sure what you changed but the layout is much better now, ads are all to the side of the topics.
Glad to hear it :) let me know if anything changes - Google do tend to adjust their ad positioning without really asking permission as we run "auto ads"!
 
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