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Old 29 October 2013, 14:34   #1
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I am not too happy how the adverts are now being presented on Ribnet . Ever so often I now find an advert promoting another brand of ribs on my post . Is this really necessary? I would have thought that there is enough space around the site for this without having to high jack ones post. I pay a trade membership fee but not to see another rib manufacturers advert above my signature. No hard feelings to those whose adverts are being posted but this is not on.
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Old 29 October 2013, 14:57   #2
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It only seems to happen when I'm not "logged in".

However, If I was a paying trade member I'd be pretty pissed off with it as well!
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Old 29 October 2013, 15:07   #3
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Yes just checked and it only happens when I am not logged in so the adverts must be there when others are looking at my posts and they are not logged in
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It shouldn't affect Trade Members or Supporters, and I've referred it upstairs to get sorted out. This was the outcome when it was first discussed a couple of years ago:

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I have been talking to the team and we will be changing the setup so those AdSense ads will not appear in any post of RIBnet Supporters or Trade Members.
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Old 29 October 2013, 17:50   #5
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Sorry but no one should have adverts, they have no knowledge about, placed in their signature area as if to say they are endorsing a particular product.
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Old 29 October 2013, 18:14   #6
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+1 just signed out and back in again ...I had no idea.......
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It shouldn't affect Trade Members or Supporters, and I've referred it upstairs to get sorted out. This was the outcome when it was first discussed a couple of years ago:
Thats the way VB (this particular forum software) works .. if your logged out you see the lot, its dependent on cookies in your browser IIRC.. as to what you see .. so if you have RIBs in your other searches it throws up adverts of that similar kind. With certain browsers you can keep on deleting cookies which might help , but it wont change what others see ofcourse. On the otherhand google (if thats the provider) does allow you to exclude certain advertisers or groups of them, but I fear John your best policy is to modify your terms

Andre ... this is a very well resourced, and content rich forum .. I'd suggest your outlays are actually good value for the exposure your fee gets you .. my suggestion is that whilst the content of competitors irks you, the value of your very informative posts does nothing but help you, and I dont think you have anything to worry about.... This is ofcourse just my opinion
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OK, this should be resolved now. Let me know if you get any more problems. Thanks for the heads up!
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OK, this should be resolved now. Let me know if you get any more problems. Thanks for the heads up!
Nice one John, lets hope it's all ok now

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Cheers John, likewise tired of seeing all the obtrusive self promoting

Sorry Andre couldn't resist

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