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OldFlak
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Posted: 13th Feb 2020 04:00
Now we all know that ADs are not ok - tis just another form of spam.
OK I be pretty sure that none of TGC's web sites have any google ads.

I just performed a clean install of my system, and before having installed any ad blockers went to log in to GG site.
After logging in there is a random ad displayed at the bottom. In fact there is one under this box I am typing into right now!

So is there anyway you can code your website to fight back at these pesky google ads?

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Belidos
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Posted: 13th Feb 2020 07:50 Edited at: 13th Feb 2020 07:54
Might be best to send a message to Jason (TheNext) and ask him to look into it to double check, but this website doesn't have any code that i know of for ads, apart from the one at the top that promotes gameguru's products and the news latter.

Are you sure you haven't accidentally added an advertising add-on for your browser, or gotten a virus or something?



Scrub that, this must be more recent, i have them at the bottom of the forum now too. Never seen them before. But to be honest the fact that i have never noticed them until you told me they were means that whoever added them did a good job of keeping them unobtrusive, they don't seem to effect anything i do and most of the time they're in the footer where i don't go anyway, so i'm happy for them to be there if it helps bring in some revenue to pay for the website.

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The Next
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Posted: 17th Feb 2020 13:43
@Belidos

These have been added intentionally as a form of extra revenue for TGC, they are very unobtrusive and shouldn't cause any issues.
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OldFlak
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Posted: 21st Feb 2020 23:12
Sorry for late reply

I only noticed them because I just reinstalled my system and hadn't added the trusty old ad-blocker to the browser.
I posted here because I was pretty sure TGC did not have ads and thought maybe there was some other third party cashing in on it somehow.

Quote: "they don't seem to effect anything i do and most of the time they're in the footer where i don't go anyway, so i'm happy for them to be there if it helps bring in some revenue to pay for the website"

Yeah as a rule I loath ads - absolutely hate em lol.
But if it helps bring in revenue for TGC then that's fine....

All good

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Posted: 10th Apr 2020 20:15 Edited at: 10th Apr 2020 20:17
Great for the younger users



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Belidos
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Posted: 23rd Apr 2020 17:23 Edited at: 23rd Apr 2020 17:24
Quote: "Great for the younger users "


You know these adverts are ad sense adverts? Which means they aren't just randomly chosen, they use your cookiee info and search history etc. sooooo..... what have you been up to lately?

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