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    The moderators have heard from each other and several other members that there have been issues browsing and posting on the forum because of ads. I wanted to make this thread so that we can all give suggestions about making visits to PW smoother. I did just open PW on a different browser than I normally use (without an adblock software) and the worst type of ad popped up - a video ad - so I'm guessing a lot of people are experiencing similar issues.

    So if anyone doesn't have problems with ads - or if you did and found a way around it - post your tips and tricks here. A lot of the complaints have been about viewing PW from a mobile devices and tablets too, so if you have browser and/or adblock suggestions for that, post that as well.

    I've been using Adblock Plus for Chrome and never see a single ad on PW. For mobile viewing, I installed a browser called Dolphin which comes with a built-in Adblock option, and I now no longer see ads on mobile. I think this would work for iPads and other tablets as well.

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    Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

    For whatever reason AdBlock Plus on Firefox works fine for me, but on Chrome it's like it isn't even installed. No idea how that's even possible.

    Also browsing on my phone is impossible no matter what I'm using. As soon as an ad pops up I can't do anything.

    So yeah...seems like different people are having different issues.

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    • #3
      Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

      For whatever reason AdBlock Plus on Firefox works fine for me, but on Chrome it's like it isn't even installed. No idea how that's even possible.

      Also browsing on my phone is impossible no matter what I'm using. As soon as an ad pops up I can't do anything.

      So yeah...seems like different people are having different issues.

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      • #4
        Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

        uBlock Origin has taken over AdBlock as the premier ad blocker. Don't ask me why. But it works flawlessly for me on both Firefox and Chrome. Never seen any ads on PW or elsewhere. I recommend to install that to those with ad problems.

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        • #5
          Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

          uBlock Origin has taken over AdBlock as the premier ad blocker. Don't ask me why. But it works flawlessly for me on both Firefox and Chrome. Never seen any ads on PW or elsewhere. I recommend to install that to those with ad problems.

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          • #6
            Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

            My way around it was to use the mobile skin because I mainly post on PW from work where I can't install anything on the computer. Only downside is that polls don't show up - but I like the clean and basic layout and there's no problem with ads.

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            • #7
              Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

              My way around it was to use the mobile skin because I mainly post on PW from work where I can't install anything on the computer. Only downside is that polls don't show up - but I like the clean and basic layout and there's no problem with ads.

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              • #8
                Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                Holy carp this mobile mode. No first and last ads and I don't gotta resize posts to see them. This whole time I tagged PW and borderline immobile. Sure I can't see the latest thread without going in a forum but it makes browsing at work much better.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                  Holy carp this mobile mode. No first and last ads and I don't gotta resize posts to see them. This whole time I tagged PW and borderline immobile. Sure I can't see the latest thread without going in a forum but it makes browsing at work much better.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                    Originally posted by Ness View Post
                    Holy carp this mobile mode. No first and last ads and I don't gotta resize posts to see them. This whole time I tagged PW and borderline immobile. Sure I can't see the latest thread without going in a forum but it makes browsing at work much better.
                    The only con is that I can't access any polls.

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                    Thanks, surrender.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                      Originally posted by Ness View Post
                      Holy carp this mobile mode. No first and last ads and I don't gotta resize posts to see them. This whole time I tagged PW and borderline immobile. Sure I can't see the latest thread without going in a forum but it makes browsing at work much better.
                      The only con is that I can't access any polls.

                      Still My Champ
                      Thanks, surrender.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                        Can't open spoiler tags either but it's a small price to pay. I just save polls for when I'm at home.

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                        • #13
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                          Can't open spoiler tags either but it's a small price to pay. I just save polls for when I'm at home.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                            I only use my phone for the forum so I don't have too much issue. They aren't overly intrusive, but make video links unwatchable at times since they block half the video
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                            • #15
                              Re: Ads Interfering with the Forum

                              I only use my phone for the forum so I don't have too much issue. They aren't overly intrusive, but make video links unwatchable at times since they block half the video
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                              -NXT gives me HOPE for the Future
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                              Mobile: Tapped Out, Forge of Empires, WWE Champions
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