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This is the place where Brummies come to chat about Birmingham old and new along with anything else that interests us.
We have Quizzes, Pizzas, Local History, News, Politics, Wedding Cake, Plum Pudding, Champagne, Easter Eggs and, above all, Respect for our fellow members.
We have three members reporting getting half and full screen advertising pop-ups for "Delta Wars", in German, whilst visiting our forum. One member deleted a cookie and it seems to have stopped for him. Another member has reported also getting a second pop-up for "Monsters Mash", again in German.
They all claim that this only occurs on our forum and one other, also on Xobor. I have checked these names and find they are browser based war games, both have German websites. Is this an issue known to Xobor?
Regards Voltman 205004"
Xobor gave me this reply....
"Hi, with a free forum there is advertising to generate the revenue needed to provide the forum services. With a premium rate (profi rate or business rate) there is no advertising.
I don't think the initial question has been addressed so I have responded......
I understand the advertising element of the forum but this new full screen annoyance has never been seen before this last week. In fact I was not aware of Xobor using "pop-ups" at all. Should I tell the members that it is Xobors new advertising ploy?
Until now I have been suggesting they have Adware or Malware issues. A situation which upgrading the forum would not resolve.
Well said. Some marketing people are really weird, and think we enjoy adverts and find them interesting (they probably some severe form of mental incompetance and should receive treatment). I always ignore them, but there is always the danger that, if they become too intrusive, then people will not bother to log in
THANKS VOLTY..I AM STILL GETTING THESE FULL SCREEN ADS FOR MONSTER MASH AND DELTA WARS..I HAVE TO KEEP CLICKING OFF THEM AND ALSO CLOSE DOWN THE FORUM AND START AGAIN BY LOGGING IN...THAT SEEMS TO WORK BUT THE NEXT DAY UP THEY POP AGAIN...
Quote: mikejee wrote in post #5536Well said. Some marketing people are really weird, and think we enjoy adverts and find them interesting (they probably some severe form of mental incompetance and should receive treatment). I always ignore them, but there is always the danger that, if they become too intrusive, then people will not bother to log in
With stupid TV adverts I make a mental note of the advertiser and deliberately avoid their products, that is if I haven't already dived for cover at the BBC, who advertise just as much but not about anything that is for sale. If this really is Xobor's new way of advertising then you are right about not logging in, they will find their page hits reduced quite substantially.
I use an Ad blocker on my mac so don't ever see any adverts on line. I have disabled it for this forum but so far haven't seen anything here.
Good evening eveyone. Volty you are quite right. I am not a driver so I don't need motor insurance, but if I was there would be no way on this planet that I would use Go Compere, I hate and detest that Opera singing Mongerel. Neither would I use 118 118.