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I see today the IT boys have finally also succeeded in circumventing my ad blocker over on the Outdoor Life site.

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  • Buckshott00
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    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
    Hey All,

    Couple of things. The Login button did not work for me in Chrome until I clicked off the AdBlock on the F&S homepage. I've been trying to add answers and make comments to no avail for a while.

    Once logged in, with AdBlock back on, I'm not seeing ads or pop ups anymore. However, the "my account" element was also not showing up. Meaning I couldn't post even though I was logged in. The site still seems a bit slow, and still has some issues to work thru, but is much better than it was.
    exactly. Didn't see your post when I made that other Answer PHW, but that's pretty much how I feel about it. I'm not going to rush to Jared because realistically a major part of the sites funding comes from the ads. It's a fine line per individual I guess as to what is acceptable for ads and what is too much. If you have an older PC or a PC that's not optimized for graphics and browsing I can see where that would be a problem.

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  • Buckshott00
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    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
    OH if you're still looking into this, it's definitely an intermittent issue that comes from a mix of Chrome and AdBlock on the site.

    Disabling AdBlock in Chrome should get you able to view the comments and the "Log in" or "My Account" link, but you're rolling the dice when it comes to whether or not ads will pop up. They don't always in Chrome with AdBlock off, but sometimes they do.

    The site runs faster in Firefox, 3 different pc's, 4 different browsers, 2 mobile browsers, and what I can say is that there are many reasons I like Chrome more than Firefox, this is one reason I like Firefox more than Chrome.

    You might try switching. Firefox will import everything from Chrome for you, and you can get AdBlock quickly and easily; and you might enjoy Firefox's "Article View" when reading the blogs. I'll probably go complain to AdBlock.

    I haven't been in a rush to Alert Jared, because you know how would it go?
    "Hey Buddy, the software I use to block your major revenue source from mildly bugging me isn't playing nice with the site. Think you could fix it so I can gripe uninterrupted some more? What...dodge trucks? Someone would have to pay me to drive a new Ram or Jeep, and it would have to have the diesel in it. Yeah well, I was probably never going to go to any of those places in those banner ads anyway. You still want to come out to Crow Island and do a waterfowl hunt? We're cool right?"
    No worries. In a lot of respects they're similar. Firefox won't be so hard on your pc's memory if you leave your browser open for long periods of time. I did have to login a few times before the stay logged in thing worked, but seems to be running well now. Plus you might like the Pocket feature. It's a different way to save articles you like.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
    OH if you're still looking into this, it's definitely an intermittent issue that comes from a mix of Chrome and AdBlock on the site.

    Disabling AdBlock in Chrome should get you able to view the comments and the "Log in" or "My Account" link, but you're rolling the dice when it comes to whether or not ads will pop up. They don't always in Chrome with AdBlock off, but sometimes they do.

    The site runs faster in Firefox, 3 different pc's, 4 different browsers, 2 mobile browsers, and what I can say is that there are many reasons I like Chrome more than Firefox, this is one reason I like Firefox more than Chrome.

    You might try switching. Firefox will import everything from Chrome for you, and you can get AdBlock quickly and easily; and you might enjoy Firefox's "Article View" when reading the blogs. I'll probably go complain to AdBlock.

    I haven't been in a rush to Alert Jared, because you know how would it go?
    "Hey Buddy, the software I use to block your major revenue source from mildly bugging me isn't playing nice with the site. Think you could fix it so I can gripe uninterrupted some more? What...dodge trucks? Someone would have to pay me to drive a new Ram or Jeep, and it would have to have the diesel in it. Yeah well, I was probably never going to go to any of those places in those banner ads anyway. You still want to come out to Crow Island and do a waterfowl hunt? We're cool right?"
    I tried all day to get on and the site got hung up trying to log in ... if the log in button even showed up! It never showed up on OL site.

    I will try Firefox. Thanks. That was some effort on your part to keep a pain in your arse on board. :-)

    I can understand ads for revenue but forty-five running at once? Doesn't take a genius to figure out that's going to overload things. I didn't want to go to ad blocker but it got to the point where I had little choice. The site kept crashing my computer. With the ads running now it can take up to five minutes to change pages in this site. Who wants to wait for that? Not good business but no one at corporate or IT seems to be able to wrap their head around it. Frustrating. Thanks again.

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  • Buckshott00
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    OH if you're still looking into this, it's definitely an intermittent issue that comes from a mix of Chrome and AdBlock on the site.

    Disabling AdBlock in Chrome should get you able to view the comments and the "Log in" or "My Account" link, but you're rolling the dice when it comes to whether or not ads will pop up. They don't always in Chrome with AdBlock off, but sometimes they do.

    The site runs faster in Firefox, 3 different pc's, 4 different browsers, 2 mobile browsers, and what I can say is that there are many reasons I like Chrome more than Firefox, this is one reason I like Firefox more than Chrome.

    You might try switching. Firefox will import everything from Chrome for you, and you can get AdBlock quickly and easily; and you might enjoy Firefox's "Article View" when reading the blogs. I'll probably go complain to AdBlock.

    I haven't been in a rush to Alert Jared, because you know how would it go?
    "Hey Buddy, the software I use to block your major revenue source from mildly bugging me isn't playing nice with the site. Think you could fix it so I can gripe uninterrupted some more? What...dodge trucks? Someone would have to pay me to drive a new Ram or Jeep, and it would have to have the diesel in it. Yeah well, I was probably never going to go to any of those places in those banner ads anyway. You still want to come out to Crow Island and do a waterfowl hunt? We're cool right?"

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  • Pray- hunt-work
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    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
    Hey All,

    Couple of things. The Login button did not work for me in Chrome until I clicked off the AdBlock on the F&S homepage. I've been trying to add answers and make comments to no avail for a while.

    Once logged in, with AdBlock back on, I'm not seeing ads or pop ups anymore. However, the "my account" element was also not showing up. Meaning I couldn't post even though I was logged in. The site still seems a bit slow, and still has some issues to work thru, but is much better than it was.
    Glad everything is working for you again buck. I don't doubt that the site has its malfunctions. I've experienced most all of them myself. My little rant wasn't about the glitches or their fixes, it was slightly off topic. Politeness. Lack of entitlement. It's like complaining about how the neighbor kid mows your lawn for free...

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by Pray- hunt-work View Post
    Mr. Honker, with all due respect, as you know Bonnier owns both O&L and F&S. Their IT guys have even recently responded to your individual complaints and sought to help you with your semi-isolated problems. It may be nice to show some facet of respect back toward them and not treat them like they owe you a personal service for their free to you website...
    If I would have taken a minute and read your answer I wouldn't have bothered typing one of my own. Well said sir.

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  • Buckshott00
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    Hey All,

    Couple of things. The Login button did not work for me in Chrome until I clicked off the AdBlock on the F&S homepage. I've been trying to add answers and make comments to no avail for a while.

    Once logged in, with AdBlock back on, I'm not seeing ads or pop ups anymore. However, the "my account" element was also not showing up. Meaning I couldn't post even though I was logged in. The site still seems a bit slow, and still has some issues to work thru, but is much better than it was.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    Honk, If I were you I would be a little more congenial in dealing with the F&S people.
    Jimbo, anther possibility is the F&S staff could be retaliating against Honker for abusing their Top Answer award feature for his own personal comments instead of other F&S users??
    LMAO

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  • Gary Devine
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
    I am NOT the isolated case here. Buckshot and others picked up the same crap the same day. Maybe the rest of you are using smart phones or other toys that have to filter this stuff out. My system's ad blocker was suddenly blocked ON THIS SITE ONLY. No other sites I frequent were affected. Therefore it is NOT a problem on this end. Then three days later OL site, which had continued to operate with ads blocked as before, also suddenly manages to jump around the ad blocker and flood me with crap. And again, the other sites operate normally Right now my ad blockers (I have THREE of them running) indicate they are blocking forty-five ads! Forty-five!!!! And still the crap that's getting around the blockers is crippling my computer's performance! If I turned them off, the site would undoubtedly crash on my screen (as it did all the time before I installed the first ad blocker). As I said, this site has a LOT of problems that need addressing. And yet the IT crew decides to devote themselves to finding ways to make it work more poorly ... just for the supposed benefit of the advertisers. Someone in Bonnier needs to readjust their business priorities.
    Maybe it only applies to the Chrome Blocker users like you and Buckshott00? F&S wants everybody to view their annoying pop up ads including you and Buckshot.
    DUMP CHROME BLOCKER and join the happy crowd who can post easy comments in the Blogs.

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  • OutdoorTeacher
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    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
    I am NOT the isolated case here. Buckshot and others picked up the same crap the same day. Maybe the rest of you are using smart phones or other toys that have to filter this stuff out. My system's ad blocker was suddenly blocked ON THIS SITE ONLY. No other sites I frequent were affected. Therefore it is NOT a problem on this end. Then three days later OL site, which had continued to operate with ads blocked as before, also suddenly manages to jump around the ad blocker and flood me with crap. And again, the other sites operate normally Right now my ad blockers (I have THREE of them running) indicate they are blocking forty-five ads! Forty-five!!!! And still the crap that's getting around the blockers is crippling my computer's performance! If I turned them off, the site would undoubtedly crash on my screen (as it did all the time before I installed the first ad blocker). As I said, this site has a LOT of problems that need addressing. And yet the IT crew decides to devote themselves to finding ways to make it work more poorly ... just for the supposed benefit of the advertisers. Someone in Bonnier needs to readjust their business priorities.
    If ads are going to crash your computer, perhaps it is time to consider an upgrade. Ads should not tax your computer so hard that it causes a crash, running 3 ad blockers would be more of a tax on your system than just letting the ads run.

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  • RockySquirrel
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    Honk. Buddy. I suspect it's your browser. Maybe a delete and reinstall or move to chrome or better yet go to Firefox and keep it updated. If you don't have one get a virus control software. Clean your cache and delete your cookies. Good security software should do that for you. Someone else use your computer? Never do business (bank accounts etc) with the same browser you surf the web with.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Honk, you say you understand business ? How does F&S pay the light bill without some ad's ? Let me know when you figure that out.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    I am NOT the isolated case here. Buckshot and others picked up the same crap the same day. Maybe the rest of you are using smart phones or other toys that have to filter this stuff out. My system's ad blocker was suddenly blocked ON THIS SITE ONLY. No other sites I frequent were affected. Therefore it is NOT a problem on this end. Then three days later OL site, which had continued to operate with ads blocked as before, also suddenly manages to jump around the ad blocker and flood me with crap. And again, the other sites operate normally Right now my ad blockers (I have THREE of them running) indicate they are blocking forty-five ads! Forty-five!!!! And still the crap that's getting around the blockers is crippling my computer's performance! If I turned them off, the site would undoubtedly crash on my screen (as it did all the time before I installed the first ad blocker). As I said, this site has a LOT of problems that need addressing. And yet the IT crew decides to devote themselves to finding ways to make it work more poorly ... just for the supposed benefit of the advertisers. Someone in Bonnier needs to readjust their business priorities.

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  • dewman
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    Everything 100% on my iPad, nary a hitch. Calling people idiots as a general rule doesn't yield much in positive results. Your liberal intolerance is rearing its head again.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Honk, If I were you I would be a little more congenial in dealing with the F&S people.

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