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31 July 2022
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@Joe   Here in Northern Cali, since this morning its been taking 10-15 seconds for each page to fully load. 

Also in regards to your question about when the YouTube links stopped embedding. At the same time ads started appearing within the posts (usually every third post is followed by an ad now). This is in addition to the ads on the top and the bottom of the page. Perhaps the 2 events are connected?

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1 August 2022
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Response is a lot better today! Thanks!!

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2 August 2022
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Nice to see latest forum posts on home page again, too…thanks Joe! john-lennon-salute_gif

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8 August 2022
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@Joe One thing I’ve noticed happening quite a bit since you had to up the ads is, while looking in without logging in, though the same may be happening when logged in, is ads covering up posts…

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You can’t close the ad, you can only reload the page and hope for the best that it gets rid of it. ‘Tis a tad annoying, and if it is happening more to visitors than those logged in, it might be off-putting to those considering becoming members.

I accept the need for ads between posts but ads covering posts has me going blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie.

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8 August 2022
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I’ve encountered that too RN (both logged in and out). Also since the change I have noticed the ads have taken a turn to the political right. Here are a few examples:

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Also there are dubious ads offering to hook me up with Ukrainian women (among others).

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8 August 2022
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This may not be worth the hassle for you to set up, but I would pay monthly for an ad free version of the site.

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9 August 2022
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Sorry everyone. I’ve seen ads covering up content too, and it’s not how it should be. I’ll see if I can get it fixed.

Send thoughts and prayers that I win the lottery, so I can make the site permanently ad-free immediately. As it is they have to stay so I can feed my family and pay my mortgage (the non-forum part of the site contains something like 1.8 million words which took many years to put together, so I need to monetise it at this time).

I don’t think a non-ad subscription site is possible at this time, but if the technology allows it I’ll gladly investigate further. The main stumbling point would be having to maintain two different versions of the site with identical content, which can’t be automated at this time. Various tech reasons rule it out.

But yes, nobody likes ads. Thank you if you’re not using an ad-blocker – I really do appreciate it.

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