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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 08-13-2017 10:13 PM 1655 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newwoodbutcher

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08-13-2017 10:13 PM

I’m having a hard time believing the site is doing this on purpose. I understand the need but these are no ordinary pop ups or sideline banners. These banners are (a) blocking out parts of the pictures.
(B) there is no way to move them out of the way or close them. They are blocking me (members?) from seing sometimes critical aspects of a project. Is there anything I can do to get around this? Are you doing this on purpose?

-- Ken


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shipwright

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 12:39 AM

When you click a project, scroll the banner ad up off the top of the page before you click “Zoom Pictures”.

It’s a bit of a pain but you get used to it. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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shipwright

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 12:43 AM

Check this thread, it was covered to death. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/150938

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 08-14-2017 12:44 AM

I seem to have no problems with it …when I click zoom all I see is pictures ….maybe cricket could help :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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JADobson

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#4 posted 08-14-2017 06:05 AM

Adblock. You’ll wonder how you ever surfed the web without it.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#5 posted 08-14-2017 05:36 PM

Adblock now allows ads to bypass their software if the company pays them. I use and recommend ublock origin.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 08-14-2017 09:28 PM

When I use my computer with ad block I have no problems at all. But, I use my tablet 99% of the time and experience the same issues. Sometimes it gets so bad waiting for ads to load I just close the browser. Has anyone found a good ad block for tablets with android?

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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Rich

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#7 posted 08-14-2017 09:59 PM

I use the Dolphin Web Browser for IOS. There is a version for android that has the same adblock features. It’s a really good browser.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 08-14-2017 10:22 PM

No software needed or its unnecessary overhead – just use a appropriate HOSTS file. Works on all platforms and is free.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#9 posted 08-14-2017 10:28 PM

My computer tech prefers Ublock over Adblock.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#10 posted 08-14-2017 11:43 PM

OK, just installed “Free adblocker browser” from the app store and it works perfectly. I use a Samsung tab A tablet. Everything pops right up, no more delay, banners or ads.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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Rick_M

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#11 posted 08-15-2017 01:46 AM



When I use my computer with ad block I have no problems at all. But, I use my tablet 99% of the time and experience the same issues. Sometimes it gets so bad waiting for ads to load I just close the browser. Has anyone found a good ad block for tablets with android?

- Hermit

Firefox + Ublock Origin

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 08-15-2017 12:07 PM

When blocking ads is just a click away, why would any web site make their ads annoying, slow and intrusive?

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Rick_M

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#13 posted 08-15-2017 07:45 PM

I’m surprised more websites don’t allow you to pay to remove ads or offer other upgrades for a fee. I’ve seen some where you have to pay to change your username or avatar or to get access to certain subforums. When you depend on advertising it makes you beholden to advertisers, look at the ongoing YouTube debacle.

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toddbeaulieu

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#14 posted 08-27-2017 02:52 PM

1. You can’t block ads on an iPad (that I know if) so the image zoom is basically useless on my iPad. Insane that they’d do that.

2. The worse part is the none of the adds is even relevant to me. I just had four amazon cosmetics ads (dupes and completely irrelevant in the first place … let’s advertise cosmetics on a woodworking website), and six ads for products that I already own. It’s bad enough to be harassed by these ads, but the fact that they make no sense is just infuriating.

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Rich

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#15 posted 08-27-2017 03:04 PM



1. You can t block ads on an iPad (that I know if) so the image zoom is basically useless on my iPad. Insane that they d do that.

- toddbeaulieu

Several browsers for IOS have ad blocking features. I mentioned one that I use in my response to this thread back at #7.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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