Chevy pop up ad

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by el9surf, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    That popup ad is really freaking annoying. I access this site via my cell more than my laptop. It tends to block out a large portion of my screen and it's very difficult to close.

    Any chance of getting this thing moved? Nothing worse than typing a reply or new post only to accidentally click on the ad and everything gets deleted. If you don't click on the exact little spot it opens up the whole ad.

    I understand ad space keeps this board going but that ad is pissing me off!
     
  2. hharke

    hharke I Love microskiff.com!

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    Amen to that!!!!
     

  3. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    amen to that bruther.... [smiley=laughing-out-loud1.gif]
     
  4. Taterides

    Taterides Well-Known Member

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    It is a pain in arse on the mobile device......
     
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    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

  6. jeross

    jeross Fresh AND Salt ... it ain't my fault!

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    ^ funny guy!
    ;D
     
  7. cvilt

    cvilt I Love microskiff.com!

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    Get used to it :(
     
  8. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    I just avoid this website on my phone, which is my primary way to browse the internet.
     
  9. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    [movedhere] General Discussion [move by] iMacattack.
     
  10. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    [edit]If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at customerservice@MicroSkiff.com.[/edit]

    Posted from my iPhone4S running iOS6
     
  11. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Ghostery and AD Block plus ...

    with Firefox


    This place looks like a ghost town without the ads LOL !
     
  12. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Message/Complaint sent! If you guys want the pop up ads gone from this site you will do the same. One person with an issue goes unnoticed, but if a sea of people do it all at once then a smart business entity will attempt to stop the flood. Lets hope wisdom prevails.
     
  13. cvilt

    cvilt I Love microskiff.com!

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    We have been down this road before. The $$$ wins :(
     
  14. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Yes but the money depends on us visiting. The more people they chase away the lower the daily stats will go.
     
  15. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    No, the informed web user wins. It's your computer, not theirs.  :mad:


    I despise any form of popup! Static images or text ads don't bother me.
    They are there for me to peruse or ignore. But if an advertiser attempts
    to create any type of pop over, pop under, re-directer or view blocking ad,
    then it's time for a little search and destroy. Web browsers allow url filtering.
    It's easy enough to track down the offending url that the ad is coming from.
    In this case dashboardad.net. Add that url to the url filter list and any
    dashboard ad trying to load on my screen is blocked. The offending
    form of advertising is the only one blocked. Non-obtrusive ads are allowed.
    Url filtering let's me decide what gets my attention and bandwidth usage.

                                  [smiley=1-computergeek.gif]

    I expect ads on a web page, it's how a website remains free to view.
    I will not put up with advertising that interferes with my viewing of the original site,
    by forcing me to turn it off or be redirected to a website I had no desire to see.
    If that causes a drop in revenue to the owner of the site, then perhaps
    switching back to a less obtrusive form of advertising might be in order.

    Advertisers can do whatever they want on their servers, it's their computer.
    If it interferes with my on line experience in a negative manner,
    well, then, I can do what I want with my computer.


                                             [smiley=happy.gif]

                                           
     
  16. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Brett,

    Why not post the steps involved to accomplish this to help the others out.

    Imac,

    Thanks for posting the link but an email to that address gets no response.    But we all sure appreciate the link.

    Also for grins I tried the terms of use link at the bottom of this page http://www.microskiff.com/index.html but it does not work either.

    Since nobody's home at the email address maybe someone would like to snail mail them.

    MicroSkiff LLC
    c/o David Farbman
    Outdoor Hub, LLC
    30800 Telegraph Road, Ste 4805
    Bingham Farms, MI 48025
    (248) 594-1155

    *the above information was derived from the public records from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

    No issues with you Capt. performing your function - just trying to help the other individuals who also enjoy the forum to communicate their frustrations to the powers that be.

    Edit: to remove information that was not attributal to this thread. DN
     
  17. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Looked into it...each brand of browser has it's own method of url filtering.
    Some require a software addon in order to accomplish the process.
    There is one simple solution which works for Windows, Linux and Mac systems.
    Edit the Hosts file so that the offending url is directed back to your computer.
    That way no data is imported and displayed from the dashboardad server.

    The basic entry in the hosts file looks like this:

    127.0.0.1  localhost

    by adding another line to the host file:

    127.0.0.1  localhost
    127.0.0.1  clicks2.dashboardad.net

    the dashboard ad server is blocked from your computer.

    A website that explains the process better than I can.

    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    And for smartphone users, there's a filtering app available. :cool:
     
  18. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Duck,

    Just to be clear. Posts were moved to the appropriate section. Not deleted.

    Thank you for the understanding though. I've been very busy with other life challenges and have not had a lot of time to attend to the site.

    All the best.
     
  19. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Imac,

    You are correct my friend - I made a mistke. The posts that I was referring to are on a different thread.

    Thank you for bring my error to light. I will try to edit my post for clarity.

    Carry on Cappy.
     
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