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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
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    Try downloading uBlock Origin - it works.

    Right click the purple box and select block element. In the right hand corner a box will come up so hover over it and click "preview" it should get rid of the purple box. If it does select "create".
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    So I've whitelisted TSR, got the green thumbs up on adblock, I see all the annoying ads, and I still keep getting the adblock message screen, except it never even goes to the message with me, but just presents me with a white page that never loads.
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    (Original post by Tian1Sky)
    So I've whitelisted TSR, got the green thumbs up on adblock, I see all the annoying ads, and I still keep getting the adblock message screen, except it never even goes to the message with me, but just presents me with a white page that never loads.
    Download uBlock Origin
    Don't whitelist TSR
    'Zap' the pop-up message with element zapper
    Enjoy ad-free experience
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    (Original post by Tian1Sky)
    So I've whitelisted TSR, got the green thumbs up on adblock, I see all the annoying ads, and I still keep getting the adblock message screen, except it never even goes to the message with me, but just presents me with a white page that never loads.
    If you have Adblock Plus on Chrome then you can click on the Adblock Plus icon, click Block Element and click that nasty purple box thingy. I don't know if it works on Firefox as well but I know there is an extension you can get for Firefox that also enables this.
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    To be honest guys they're entitled to take steps to protect their ad revenue. You're not just automatically entitled to use other people's websites for free.

    That said, I personally have adblocked the please-dont-use-adblock banner, so :dontknow:

    I also clicked through to buy a pass, and would have done if it were a set fee rather than based on page views. Looks like no-one is happy with that, so they should probably rethink it (or put a stronger anti-adblock mechanism in place).
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    To be honest guys they're entitled to take steps to protect their ad revenue. You're not just automatically entitled to use other people's websites for free.

    That said, I personally have adblocked the please-dont-use-adblock banner, so :dontknow:

    I also clicked through to buy a pass, and would have done if it were a set fee rather than based on page views. Looks like no-one is happy with that, so they should probably rethink it (or put a stronger anti-adblock mechanism in place).
    I wouldn't mind if they hijacked my CPU a bit to mine blockchains, but I have a strict data cap and also don't appreciate their tracking elements.
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    (Original post by spotify95)
    If you have Adblock Plus on Chrome then you can click on the Adblock Plus icon, click Block Element and click that nasty purple box thingy. I don't know if it works on Firefox as well but I know there is an extension you can get for Firefox that also enables this.
    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Download uBlock Origin
    Don't whitelist TSR
    'Zap' the pop-up message with element zapper
    Enjoy ad-free experience
    Thanks for the tips, will check them out.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    they're entitled to protect their ad revenue. You're not just automatically entitled to use other people's websites for free.
    I personally have adblocked the please-dont-use-adblock banner
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
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    lol I'm just saying you can't blame them for what they're doing, that's all. Lot of people seem really irritated at TSR for doing something which is obviously sensible from their perspective.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    lol I'm just saying you can't blame them for what they're doing, that's all. Lot of people seem really irritated at TSR for doing something which is obviously sensible from their perspective.
    You can't blame them for airing criticism or complaints when you yourself have the complaint or criticism that has caused you to use adblocker.
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    Still waiting, TSR.
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    You can't blame them for airing criticism or complaints when you yourself have the complaint or criticism that has caused you to use adblocker.
    Pretty sure I can and did.

    I stopped it unilaterally because I could. That's different from complaining about it, as though they're doing something wrong. They're obviously not.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Pretty sure I can and did.

    I stopped it unilaterally because I could. That's different from complaining about it, as though they're doing something wrong. They're obviously not.
    Please don't try to act badass, it's cringeworthy. Just stop hypocritically whining.
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    The banner is annoying and intrusive. I'd consider buying an add removal pass if:

    1. It wasn't based on number of page views
    2. Wasn't 1p per page. I'll easily do several hundred page views a day, no way am I paying £100 a month.
    3. We actually got some support for important issues on here. We're still seeing inappropriate company reps and adverts on here, all get flagged and yet nothing gets done.

    Interesting that TSR decides they may be having financial difficulties due to ad blocks just recently after firing all of their free volunteer mods and replacing with paid-for employees.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    The banner is annoying and intrusive. I'd consider buying an add removal pass if:

    1. It wasn't based on number of page views
    2. Wasn't 1p per page. I'll easily do several hundred page views a day, no way am I paying £100 a month.
    3. We actually got some support for important issues on here. We're still seeing inappropriate company reps and adverts on here, all get flagged and yet nothing gets done.

    Interesting that TSR decides they may be having financial difficulties due to ad blocks just recently after firing all of their free volunteer mods and replacing with paid-for employees.
    To be honest, I feel it will probably be reverted. A poor money-grab that has failed to trick the majority of the userbase. Hopefully this will discourage the staff from implementing anything similarly user unfriendly.

    Use the element hiding tool in abp/ublock in the meantime.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    firing all of their free volunteer mods and replacing with paid-for employees.
    Wow I applaud that move if true. But forum mods can't get 'fired' btw. They're just us, kids, hermits, people, except their account has the the ability to delete/edit posts and ban people.

    Don't the purple 'support team/community assistants/helpers/whatever have the ability to do mod stuff though?
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Wow I applaud that move if true. But forum mods can't get 'fired' btw. They're just us, kids, hermits, people, except their account has the the ability to delete/edit posts and ban people.

    Don't the purple 'support team/community assistants/helpers/whatever have the ability to do mod stuff though?
    Yes, we do. But that’s not our primary function and we only moderate actively (i.e. as and when we see it). We don’t work in the report queue only the Support Team and above perform this role though. Community Assistants cannot ban etc.
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Wow I applaud that move if true. But forum mods can't get 'fired' btw.
    Perfectly possible to be 'fired' from a voluntary position.

    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    They're just us, kids, hermits, people, except their account has the the ability to delete/edit posts and ban people.
    I'd argue it was a little more formal than that given that they were required to sign contracts with TSR,

    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Don't the purple 'support team/community assistants/helpers/whatever have the ability to do mod stuff though?
    It's not the same role anymore.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    It's not the same role anymore.
    That's blatantly clear, before you had a bunch of well informed and experienced advisers who actually quite often had real world experience in their sub sections.

    Now (with a few exceptions) you have students advising on stuff they have no experience of or have scraped off the internet with google search, sometimes to the point of delusional statements about fictional instances.
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    (Original post by iainvg)
    That's blatantly clear, before you had a bunch of well informed and experienced advisers who actually quite often had real world experience in their sub sections.

    Now (with a few exceptions) you have students advising on stuff they have no experience of or have scraped off the internet with google search, sometimes to the point of delusional statements about fictional instances.
    This is completely untrue. Members of the team in specialised sections have dedicated knowledge, passion and interest relating to their specialisms. In Life sections, we look for practical experience and evidence of sensibility and vital skills to provide support to members on the site.
 
 
 
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