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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie & Starlette View Post
    I have one...Pure Michigan..and that's where I'm from. So is "it" reading my stats, too?
    No. I get those too.



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    Those fruitbatting ads lock things up tight here, not possible to wait for the damned close button to show up, as it never does. Have to close the browser and start over
    Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbm View Post
    you can make internet use ad free by using something like AdBlock Plus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/


    it works great - no ads anywhere on the internet (including COTH)
    Exactly, I don't have a clue what those ads are. Same thing on FB, no ads. It is wonderful!!



  4. #64
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    They are annoying enough on the computer, but much worse on my phone. The font change is very user-unfriendly. I hope they can be toned down somehow.
    Last edited by MHM; Oct. 8, 2012 at 02:13 AM.



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    is AdBlock sfe - do they use your info? I've been caught before, now cautious.
    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique



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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
    Those fruitbatting ads lock things up tight here, not possible to wait for the damned close button to show up, as it never does. Have to close the browser and start over
    Mine go away when i navigate to another page.

    But still REALLY annoying.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    is AdBlock sfe - do they use your info? I've been caught before, now cautious.
    Do not know how safe it is but I asked IT before installing it on my work computer and they OKd me installing it.



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    Yes, Adblock is safe, its an add on to your firefox browser (not ie). If you understand the firefox add ons, you can get adblock easily. If you don't understand them, go to tools options and navigate to the add ons page, or google firefox add ons. they are only software extentions to the firefox software. There is nothing unsafe about them.

    I personally think its safer to block the ads altogether than have something pop up intruding on my work and asking me to click on an unknown link asking me to spend money.
    Trainer's website - photos of my horse Airborne under About and Francesca Edwards also in media page 1

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    I just got one for a truck on my phone. When I tried to zoom in to find the close X, the ad would double in size and would continually center itself on my screen so that I couldn't scroll over and find the x.

    Zoomed out I couldn't see the x. Zoomed in, it took up half my screen and I could only see the center of the ad.

    They are irritating bc even zoomed out a quarter of my small phone screen is blocked and sometimes wheni scroll the ad ends up staying in the middle of my screen rather than the bottom.



  10. #70
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    AdBlock for Google Chrome
    AdBlock Plus for Firefox


    Just Google them.
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver, Equine Insurance Specialist



  11. #71
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    The ads totally screw up the ability to use when I'm trying from my phone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaBred View Post
    AdBlock for Google Chrome
    AdBlock Plus for Firefox


    Just Google them.
    As several people have said, this is not an option for all. Some cannot download it at work. I am not sure these can be used on phones. Some would like other ads or want COTH to get money for the ads so don't want to download ad blockers. Some have had issues with ad blockers in the past.

    So it isn't the ads as much as THESE ads.



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    ahhhhh i was browsing COTH on my iphone and NOW i see what folks are irratated over - those ads SUCK! they take up most of the screen enlarge/shrink/etc anytime you try to navigate around them.

    COTH - my suggestion would be to go back to the regular ads - if anyone is like me - i would NEVER buy from a company that uses those kinds of annoying ads!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SarEQ View Post
    As several people have said, this is not an option for all. Some cannot download it at work. I am not sure these can be used on phones. Some would like other ads or want COTH to get money for the ads so don't want to download ad blockers. Some have had issues with ad blockers in the past.

    So it isn't the ads as much as THESE ads.
    I believe the previous response was for the folks wanting to know how to find & install adblock. just google them and follow the links....



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    Quote Originally Posted by mbm View Post
    I believe the previous response was for the folks wanting to know how to find & install adblock. just google them and follow the links....
    Ah. That makes sense. I am apparently in a bit of a snarky mood this morning. My apologies!



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    It's not reading my stats, I keep getting a Ram truck ad and I'm a Chevy girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarEQ
    Ah. That makes sense. I am apparently in a bit of a snarky mood this morning. My apologies!
    No biggie.
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver, Equine Insurance Specialist



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    Aaaaaand just got my first one...john Deere on my droid. Uhrggg. Not cool Jr not cool...
    Clancy 17hh chestnut Dutch WB, '99. Owned and loved since '04 and still goin'!



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    Yabbut aren't we talking to the Mods because COTH purchased this new species of annoying ads as opposed to the old ones to which we have all adapted?

    Does your adblocking stuff block all ads? If so, y'all are killing off all ad species-- good and bad-- and then there will be no organic matter farther up on the food chain for us to read.

    Did you follow all that?
    The armchair saddler
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Yabbut aren't we talking to the Mods because COTH purchased this new species of annoying ads as opposed to the old ones to which we have all adapted?

    Does your adblocking stuff block all ads? If so, y'all are killing off all ad species-- good and bad-- and then there will be no organic matter farther up on the food chain for us to read.

    Did you follow all that?
    Yes, so I would think that the mods, the staff at COTH selling ads, and the other advertisers would care greatly that some of us who have, in the past, not only clicked through but bought things because of sidebar/banner ads (which for the record I do not mind at all, and kind of miss seeing when I'm surfing at home), have now blocked everything because of poor advertising choices by a few. So not only am I not going to patronize John Deere, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dodge, or the state of Michigan () because of the pop-ups, other retailers that I would and have buy from, like SmartPak and BoB, are also losing out, because I won't see their ads. I'd think that would get someone on it ASAP.



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