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    Default Pop up ads killing this forum

    Do they make ad block for cell phones? Been using my phone to post/browse more than usual and the ads are unacceptable. Pretty clear that this is a big reason why nobody posts here anymore. My feedback to the owners of this forum; you got to do something about these ads, they really fuck this place up

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    When I'm on my phone I use the mobile skin (scroll to the bottom after logging in) and no ads. At home obviously traditional adblock works since I use a regular computer there.

    It is a major reason only the true diehards stick around because it scares away any new posters. I get they only care about the main site but how much ad rev will they bring in if no one visits the forums?

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    Yeah, they're absolutely ruining PW for me.

    I used to do all my PWing on my phone, but the popups on the regular skin are unbearable (and I just don't like the mobile skin). They used to show up once per visit, then go away...but now there's a fullscreen popup on every single page.

    Everything is fine on my computer because I have adblock, but about 3/4 of my internet time is via my phone. I used to do it all on my phone...browsing, posting, Coliseum stuff, countdowns, drafts, the lot. Now it's just a chore, so I go to other sites instead.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    @ShinobiMusashi @Aaron
    Try downloading the web browser Dolphin on your phone. Comes with a built in ad-blocker! I never see a single ad or popup on PW when I use this.

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    I'm gonna have to give Dolphin a try, because that's one reason I've barely been active lately. It's an absolute piss take.
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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    AdBlock is also a very good option. Haven't had to deal with a single one ad with it on here.

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    I got the Dolphin browser on my phone earlier and can confirm that PW works really well on there, no ads!! Thanks @LS!

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    Unfortunately i cant get any of those fancy browsers or adblock....im just in the routine of opening multiple windows for PW.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    1/2 the time I try to go on PW I get re-directed to www.myfilestore.com
    People were complaining about PW forum technical problems 10 years ago, nothing changes.
    (I know it's because of main site nor blaming anyone)
    It's almost became part of the charm


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    I get redirected to claim my prize for some random sweepstakes lol

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    I've had an ad block on my phone and laptop for nearly a year and never have had a single issue since.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ShinobiMusashi View Post
    I got the Dolphin browser on my phone earlier and can confirm that PW works really well on there, no ads!! Thanks @LS!
    Just tried and got on-stop ads for Overwatch. What am I doing wrong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by System View Post
    Just tried and got on-stop ads for Overwatch. What am I doing wrong?
    Settings > enable ad block?

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    Gonna have to try that, it worked well for me when I first used it but tried it today and got the same full screen ads, these things make me not want to come to this forum on my phone, they pop up in the middle of typing a post and cover the full screen, then when I try to click on something to get rid of them I'm taken to the advertiser's site or to the free wal mart gift card thing. Plain and simple, these ads render this forum unusable.

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    Default Re: Pop up ads killing this forum

    I always question ads like those. Like do they actually generate anything for the company? If anything you'd think it would cause you to boycott them out of frustration. Really wish we could buy the forum away from the owners, but alas them's the breaks.

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    Just went through dolphin settings you have to manually turn on ad block just like ls says. We're cookin' now boys!!!

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