Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


RE: Open All Hours

#496 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Goodnight Astwood and everyone


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 42.611
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#497 by Voltman , Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:14 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #5530
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #5529
Good evening everyone, how are the German lessons going Astwood?

Still there mate but one click and they are gone

Still no response from Xobor, so it seems they don't know anything.


The David Hey's Collection of Railway Photographs
Calendars for all years
British Movietone

 
Voltman

Founder Member
Technical Administrator
Posts: 17.496
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Open All Hours

#498 by Voltman , Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:03 pm

I posted to the Xobor support forum ....

"Hello,

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.

Regards, Alice"

I don't think the initial question has been addressed so I have responded......


"Hello Alice,

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.

Voltman"


The David Hey's Collection of Railway Photographs
Calendars for all years
British Movietone

 
Voltman

Founder Member
Technical Administrator
Posts: 17.496
Date registered 02.24.2010

Last edited 03.17.2017 | Top

RE: Open All Hours

#499 by mikejee , Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:00 pm

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


mikejee  
mikejee

Founder Member
Posts: 2.932
Date registered 12.26.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#500 by astoness , Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:39 pm

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...


PROUD BRUMMIE

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 14.720
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Open All Hours

#501 by astwood , Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Evening All hope you all enjoyed todays sun it makes a change

I have had a new pop up DO HAST GEWONNEN


astwood  
astwood

Active Member
Posts: 16.685
Date registered 02.28.2012


RE: Open All Hours

#502 by Sheldonboy , Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:04 pm

I still have no issues with this personally but thanks for your work Volty.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 42.611
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#503 by astwood , Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:45 pm

Yes thanks Volty for your efforts

Good Night SB


astwood  
astwood

Active Member
Posts: 16.685
Date registered 02.28.2012


RE: Open All Hours

#504 by Sheldonboy , Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:47 pm

See you Astwood


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 42.611
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#505 by Voltman , Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #5536
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


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.


The David Hey's Collection of Railway Photographs
Calendars for all years
British Movietone

 
Voltman

Founder Member
Technical Administrator
Posts: 17.496
Date registered 02.24.2010

Last edited 03.15.2017 | Top

RE: Open All Hours

#506 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 pm

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.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 42.611
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#507 by astwood , Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Evening All your right SB those adverts get on your neves


astwood  
astwood

Active Member
Posts: 16.685
Date registered 02.28.2012


RE: Open All Hours

#508 by astoness , Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:12 pm

evening all...i am still getting those annoying full page pop up ads..


PROUD BRUMMIE

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 14.720
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Open All Hours

#509 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:14 pm

Evening Lady A, long time no see, I can't understand it I'm not getting any of this, I do regular Norton scans though.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 42.611
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Open All Hours

#510 by astwood , Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:14 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #5545
evening all...i am still getting those annoying full page pop up ads..

Same here lyn


astwood  
astwood

Active Member
Posts: 16.685
Date registered 02.28.2012


   


Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor