Ads crippling utility of FT

Old May 8, 18, 4:46 pm
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Ads crippling utility of FT

The ads are massively slowing down FT, even with high-speed hard-wired internet. Wifi is a miserable experience. Also seem to introduce a security issue as well, as I can't even access FT anymore from work computers that have a slightly more sensitive firewall. This is not good for the users. Who's making all the money from this ridiculous crunch of ads anyway?
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Old May 8, 18, 6:31 pm
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I hear your frustration. I wish I could be helpful. I can't. Given that this is all in the hands of Internet Brands, I am going to move your post to the tech issues forum that they monitor.

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Old May 15, 18, 2:04 pm
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And for me ublock now has to be disabled for me to post a reply. Something has changed somewhere.
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Old May 15, 18, 3:22 pm
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Yeah, I had to disable uBlock.

Way to continue to be a dumpster fire, IB. The reason why I block your ads is because I know that that $1000 Amazon gift card offer that hijacks my browser when I browse flyertalk.com without blockers is a scam. I don't trust your ads because obviously you don't do much quality control.
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Old May 15, 18, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Yeah, I had to disable uBlock.

Way to continue to be a dumpster fire, IB. The reason why I block your ads is because I know that that $1000 Amazon gift card offer that hijacks my browser when I browse flyertalk.com without blockers is a scam. I don't trust your ads because obviously you don't do much quality control.
We recently implemented a solution to the mobile browser hijacks. They should now be history
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Old May 15, 18, 3:30 pm
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Can I reignite the discussion around a paid subscription? Probably get a lot less one off venters.
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Old May 16, 18, 12:56 am
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Can I reignite the discussion around a paid subscription? Probably get a lot less one off venters.
If it means no ads I would pay. I understand the need for ads, but when they get too intrusive on sites I just don't bother any longer. I find them particularly irritating here.
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Old May 17, 18, 9:20 am
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The video ads are making FT unusable... takes minutes to reply to a thread due to the massive CPU usage and locking up the browser.
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Old May 17, 18, 11:54 am
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Old May 17, 18, 5:00 pm
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Whatever changed to render uBlock ineffective are a real PITA given the nonsense ads that FT spews our way
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Old May 21, 18, 10:39 am
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The video ads are making FT unusable... takes minutes to reply to a thread due to the massive CPU usage and locking up the browser.
Thanks Rylan, I'll pass these onto tech/ad ops.
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