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#4544543 - 11/11/20 07:15 PM why do I get adds when I click Private messages  
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Hi Guys,

This is aimed at the owner of this website.. I am about to be done with this website it is one thing to bombard me with adds yes I know Add blocker but that is not what bothers me.. it is when I try to click say for instance my Private messages it goes to an Add. this is very intrusive and very annoying.. It only used to have the add at the bottom then it was the two adds and now this most intrusive add..

Please go back to where just no ads show up at the least only the one ad at the bottom.. I may just look for ad blocker again if it will get rid of these ads..


EDIT: well I just checked Ad Blocker seems it is Honor ware now I am getting extroted every corner I turn on the web this sucks royally

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#4544552 - 11/11/20 08:20 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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If you are on chrome I use uBlock Origin, Ghostery and Addguard Adblocker. All three of those tend to kill most things.

This site has gotten exceptionally bad with the ads being overly intrusive. But then again, this site has been dying for a while now. Between the lack of people playing games, the ads and some political related things Im also thinking about calling it quits. I've made a lot of friends from SimHQ but honestly almost all of them have moved elsewhere now.


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#4544554 - 11/11/20 08:50 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Yes... it's getting to that stage with me as well, sad to say.
The ads really, really bother me. The increase from one to two, the second one now in a place that obstructs what I'm trying to read is becoming a deal breaker banghead

#4544560 - 11/11/20 09:17 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Yes, I’m not happy with them either. It would be one thing if they were there for the site opening, but with every action there is the same obstruction ads.

Not my call.


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#4544562 - 11/11/20 09:24 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Chrome / AdBlock

I see zero ads.


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#4544577 - 11/11/20 10:32 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Firefox with ublock origin on mobile kills them for me. On desktop the same, i just have adblock added as well.


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#4544595 - 11/11/20 11:16 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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#4544596 - 11/11/20 11:18 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Chrome / AdBlock

I see zero ads.



Ditto...

and I have sent donations to the pre-ad SimHQ more than once. Always used the links here to things I has decided to purchase, went out of my way to do such.

When I finally went to adblock (no ads for youtube is a big bonus) thus site had become unusable for me...and back then I was way ahead of the power curve on internet awareness for the average guy.

It's a #%&*$# shame really, and I am quite sure it has had LOTS to do with the tumbleweeds rolling thru the streets.



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#4544597 - 11/11/20 11:20 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Oh, and DAM (N) being blocked is just childish in this day and age.



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#4544602 - 11/11/20 11:46 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Chrome / AdBlock

I see zero ads.


Yes I was saying in my OP that adblocker could be an option but I went to go get it and I saw it was honorware menaing I would pay money if I found a use in their app. well I don't have the money right now and would feel bad using their app for free.

so maybe the owner of this websites would reconsider these annoying ads that are going to drive the rest of whats left of this community away..


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#4544608 - 11/12/20 12:45 AM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Sadly, I think he bought it as an investment...

and possibly a pulpit of sorts, dunno. kneeldown

Heck, maybe he believed there was a SimHQ Tower...with the jet! tomcat

Just kidding, of course.

The Neph dude should be commended for his CHRISTIAN attitude about using an ad blocker, which certainly contrasts with bombarding us with over the top, intrusive advertising, so we can be sublimily chastised for arcane religious language transgressions.

I deal with worse on a daily basis in school, especially since I switched my major to Public Policy (not much longer). I guess that makes me numb to what this site has deteriorated to.

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#4544615 - 11/12/20 02:29 AM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Well I am a Christian and I have a higher authority to answer too when I die I do not take that too lightly but I really woruld feel bad using the program they would want me to pay for wink

I really like comming here and chatting with all of you some I known more then a while as alot of us been here a very long time.. We may not agree but I still feel like family here.. would be sad to see all of you I have grown acustomed of reading your posts and such to be gone..


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#4544628 - 11/12/20 06:31 AM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: The Nephilim]  
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I was saying in my OP that adblocker could be an option but I went to go get it and I saw it was honorware menaing I would pay money if I found a use in their app.


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Popup blocker for chrome, totally free http://www.poperblocker.com/

don't see a single ad in the year I been here, using laptop and computer

I do see a couple ads if I use the phone but I rarely come here on cell cos it's a work phone


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#4544640 - 11/12/20 11:40 AM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer


A mere shell of the greatness it was.




SimHQ is most certainly not unique in that respect and the traditional internet message board is quickly dying out anyway. The fact that SimHQ has now been around for 23 years is incredibly impressive.


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#4544646 - 11/12/20 12:16 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I was saying in my OP that adblocker could be an option but I went to go get it and I saw it was honorware menaing I would pay money if I found a use in their app.


Ad block for chrome, totally free https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus-free-ad-bloc/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

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don't see a single ad in the year I been here, using laptop and computer

I do see a couple ads if I use the phone but I rarely come here on cell cos it's a work phone


Or use Opera (Chromium-based these days) - it's built in as standard. https://www.opera.com/case-studies/how-to-block-ads-and-pop-ups


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#4544663 - 11/12/20 02:39 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Nixer


A mere shell of the greatness it was.




SimHQ is most certainly not unique in that respect and the traditional internet message board is quickly dying out anyway. The fact that SimHQ has now been around for 23 years is incredibly impressive.


A lot of people here moved to mudspike and a bunch of others moved to various discords. This site doesnt really feel much like a community anymore. Its just random people asking game questions that no one answers. Most of the discussion is in PWEC which isnt worth reading anyways.

All of the chat that happens in community hall could easily be picked up with a discord since its really not much. There are like a handful of active users these days.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4544665 - 11/12/20 02:49 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: Master]  
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Originally Posted by Master
Most of the discussion is in PWEC which isnt worth reading anyways.



There's the problem, comments like the above. If you don't want to engage in PWEC then don't and also don't drag your argument against what is discussed in PWEC into other forums.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4544670 - 11/12/20 03:00 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Master
Most of the discussion is in PWEC which isnt worth reading anyways.



There's the problem, comments like the above. If you don't want to engage in PWEC then don't and also don't drag your argument against what is discussed in PWEC into other forums.




Exactly on point. If the PWEC bothers someone that badly then they can just pretend it doesn't exist and simply not visit there. Instead, some people turn it into some kind of personal soap box crusade to criticize the site entirely.


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#4544672 - 11/12/20 03:05 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Master
Most of the discussion is in PWEC which isnt worth reading anyways.



There's the problem, comments like the above. If you don't want to engage in PWEC then don't and also don't drag your argument against what is discussed in PWEC into other forums.



It shows the decline of SimHQ very accurately when most of the discussion happen in an echo chamber. This used to be a forum for a wide variety of simulations. Sim Devs used to come here to get insight into their player base. Now you fight through the ads to find empty forums. The whole attitude has shifted from optimistic and helpful to some restricted members only club and if your disagree with those members...

But whatever. Might be time to just move on afterall. Doesnt really even seem worth fighting to save anymore.


And we as its creators don't feel ready to hear your annoyed jabber about it.
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#4544681 - 11/12/20 04:46 PM Re: why do I get adds when I click Private messages [Re: Master]  
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Originally Posted by Master
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Master
Most of the discussion is in PWEC which isnt worth reading anyways.



There's the problem, comments like the above. If you don't want to engage in PWEC then don't and also don't drag your argument against what is discussed in PWEC into other forums.



It shows the decline of SimHQ very accurately when most of the discussion happen in an echo chamber. This used to be a forum for a wide variety of simulations. Sim Devs used to come here to get insight into their player base. Now you fight through the ads to find empty forums. The whole attitude has shifted from optimistic and helpful to some restricted members only club and if your disagree with those members...

But whatever. Might be time to just move on afterall. Doesnt really even seem worth fighting to save anymore.



Nonsense. I just counted 21 sub forums with posts this week and having as many or more people currently browsing as the CH or PWEC. You sound like someone who had his pet ideas squashed by someone else in the PWEC and is carrying a grudge over it.


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