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Old Sep 11, 19, 5:43 am
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Old Sep 11, 19, 9:49 am
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As many have observed multiple times, there's a chunk of us who would be more than happy to pay for the privilege of no ads and a decent mobile app.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 10:02 am
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FT is the reason I finally gave in and got an ad blocker. Ads paid my salary for many years, so I appreciate them.

But the 100% CPU usage, auto-play sound, and popunders just became too much for me.

I have my ad blocker turned down to the lowest settings. It only blocks intrusive ads.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 10:24 am
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Ahem. Did you know that the correct place in which to have this discussion is in the FT Technical Support and Feedback forum?

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Old Sep 11, 19, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Ahem. Did you know that the correct place in which to have this discussion is in the FT Technical Support and Feedback forum?

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I know I know. But I don't have the willpower and time to go argue there, and just wanted to share with the small circle...

But this is way too much. I pretty much echo what the other two posters said.

Also, I would like to assume that, as regular high quality contributors, we are actually helping generate traffic and should get the privilege of no ads 🤣🤣

But on mobile this is way too much. Like really?

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Old Sep 11, 19, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
I know I know. But I don't have the willpower and time to go argue there, and just wanted to share with the small circle...

But this is way too much. I pretty much echo what the other two posters said.

Also, I would like to assume that, as regular high quality contributors, we are actually helping generate traffic and should get the privilege of no ads 🤣🤣

But on mobile this is way too much. Like really?

FT P25K: post 25K posts per year to qualify. Four no-ad day passes
...
FT S100K: post 100K posts per year to qualify. Unlimited access to no-ad day passes for yourself and a fellow FTer. Also have access to DYKWIA cards which can be used to suspend lower tier FTers for a period of time.

Rumour has it there is also an FT MM program.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 11:14 am
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Do Canadians get lower qualification levels?

Does this apply to specific subforums or is it system wide?

Do we get priority mod access?

So many unanswered questions...
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Old Sep 11, 19, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post
Do Canadians get lower qualification levels?

Does this apply to specific subforums or is it system wide?

Do we get priority mod access?

So many unanswered questions...
Please call customer service, after on hold for an indefinite period of time, an incompetent agent may or may not pick up your call, and may or may not give you the correct answer. Also note that in case the agent doesn’t know the answer, he/she may make up a rule.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by songsc View Post
FT P25K: post 25K posts per year to qualify. Four no-ad day passes
...
FT S100K: post 100K posts per year to qualify. Unlimited access to no-ad day passes for yourself and a fellow FTer. Also have access to DYKWIA cards which can be used to suspend lower tier FTers for a period of time.

Rumour has it there is also an FT MM program.
100k PER YEAR???

I feel like I post more than I should, and I don't even get 10k per year.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
100k PER YEAR???

I feel like I post more than I should, and I don't even get 10k per year.
Then you are certainly an FOTSG on FT

I think 10K a year is fair? Many people posts a couple thousands per year.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 12:52 pm
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Exclamation

As mentioned previously the proper venue for this discussion is the FT FT Technical Support and Feedback forum to which these posts have now been moved.

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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:09 pm
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FT owners should concentrate on driving more traffic TO flyertalk

Not alienating existing traffic. Make your revenue on the 90% or whatever of the population that doesn't even know what an ....... is. (really? writing that word out is censored and shows up as all dots?!)
NO. I will not disable my adblocker for numerous security reasons. Ads cannot be trusted becuase third party ads are often malware. Ads use bandwidth, and many users have speed limits or have to pay for metered usage.

Take up half my mobile screen with the nagware that comes back on every single refresh? It just makes me hate my time at FT and spend more time communicating via different avenues.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:11 pm
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It looks like post-update there may be an unintended extra message popping up; thank you for raising this, we will address with our techs.
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