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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 753 days ago 781 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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D_Allen

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753 days ago

So, if this forum is not supposed to be politically oriented and the coffee shop was closed for basically this reason, why are there political ads running at the top of the pages?

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com


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Howie

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#1 posted 753 days ago

While I agree with you 100% be prepared for the usual” If you don’t like it don’t look comments”

-- Life is good.

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D_Allen

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#2 posted 753 days ago

Howie, ignoring threads of this kind are no problem. My gripe is that it is ‘advertising’! Seems to fly in the face of the implied restrictions.

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 753 days ago

Simple answer. Because someone else owns this website not you.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Bertha

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#4 posted 753 days ago

COL’s got it all right on this one. I’m a Republican and I’m already sick of seeing Romney’s face flanking all the projects I love here. Like COL said, I don’t get to make the rules.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 753 days ago

http://adblockplus.org/en/

I am still amazed people surf the internet without adblock plus installed. I have never seen an ad on this website (or any others for that matter. This is what it looks like for me:

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Bertha

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#6 posted 753 days ago

Joe, I use a weakly powered little netbook for my LJ’g. The processor is too slow to run much in the background. On my big rigs, I have a blocker installed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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whitewulf

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#7 posted 753 days ago

LumJoe,

Adblock, costing how much? Paying you, How much?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Richard

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#8 posted 753 days ago

I’m with Lumberjoe – I use Google Chrome with adblock and I NEVER see the advertisements. It’s the only way to fly!

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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derosa

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#9 posted 753 days ago

Whitewulf- adblock has a free version that is well known and highly regarded, why should it be any surprise that Lumberjoe uses and recommends it. That’s like suggesting Delta pays me off every time I praise my fine quality bandsaw or drill press (you know where to send the check to for that one Delta, and no skimping, I mentioned two tools).
That said, I like the ads, but they do adjust to the sites you visit based on the cookies on your computer. Mine usually feature bike equipment, tools, comics and ta ta’s; what more can a guy ask for.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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whitewulf

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#10 posted 753 days ago

THEN STILL GETTING ADS, YOU ARE?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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derosa

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#11 posted 753 days ago

Certainly but I make no attempt to block them, as I said, I like them and sometimes it amuses me to click on them.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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lumberjoe

2829 posts in 850 days


#12 posted 753 days ago

Adblock is free. I’m not even aware of a paid version. As far as processing power, it is just a browser plug in and does not require anything special. My son has a little netbook and I run it on that also with no issues. I use google chrome as a browser and find that functions well on a netbook as well as larger more powerful computers.. It is very fast and very light weight. I know talking about browsers is similar to politics and religion. Everyone has their own strong opinion, and they aren’t likely to change it, but if you haven’t used Chrome, give it a shot.

I also use software that disables tracking cookies, so if I were to allow ads, I have NO idea what they would be based on.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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IrreverentJack

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#13 posted 753 days ago

Whitewulf- Adblock Plus is free and works so well I forget I have it. These posts noticing/complaining about LJ’s ads remind me of how great it is. On this type of post you will almost always see someone reminded of their blocking program and telling other LJ’s about it. -Jack

AdBlock- Increase your midichlorian count it will.

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