Internet getting worse Advertising to blame.

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ClashmanClashman Frets: 164
Am I the only one who is fed up of all the advertising blurb all over the internet
it seems your mouse only has to hover over something a second or two and
some process starts and when you try click off it freezes and screws everything
up.Even  youtube becomes a chore when watching guitar videos as the
bloke with the beard and bouncy balls won't shut up.Everything seems to be
getting more intollerably irritating..
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16296
    Getting older does that to you..
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9749
    Adblock
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5994
    edited January 7
    /\ they wise to Adblock now and make you disable it to continue

    The worst for me is these bloody videos in 'thumbnail' format that creep up and blare out at you and you have to navigate away from what you are reading to find them and stop them, then as soon as you navigate away they start agin
    <Vintage BOSS Upgrades>
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  • VimFuegoVimFuego Frets: 6275
    I find it interesting that each time they upgrade our (as in everyone, not just myself) internet speeds, there are ways found to fill it with even more crap than before, thus slowing it down again. 

    I'm not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.

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  • ClashmanClashman Frets: 164
    Yes, I object to sites comendeering my audio and often giving me heart attacks
    if my volume was up from watching a badly recorded video on youtube.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9749
    57Deluxe said:
    /\ they wise to Adblock now and make you disable it to continue

    The worst for me is these bloody videos in 'thumbnail' format that creep up and blare out at you and you have to navigate away from what you are reading to find them and stop them, then as soon as you navigate away they start agin
    Then try Ublock. I rarely have trouble with that on youtube. 


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  • ClashmanClashman Frets: 164
    Just added it will give it a go thanks.
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3660
    Click bait is the biggest problem, no matter what page your one there's endless bits of click bait trying to entice you to click so you can read one paragraph of something interesting but are surrounded by a sea of adverts. Thank god for this site
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 9146
    And content gets split over multiple pages for no reason other than to generate more clicks.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16296
    Danny1969 said:
    Thread bait is the biggest problem, no matter what page your one there's endless bits of flat earth or tonewood baiting trying to entice you to click so you can read one paragraph of something interesting but are surrounded by a sea of thread drift. Goddam this site
    FTFY ;)
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 787
    I'll just leave this here...

    http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2355
    All that content has to be paid for somehow, this is the trade off. Years ago we got rid of autoplay videos blaring out from some random tab in the browser, now they've made a sneaky comeback which is what makes me add sites to my blocklist. Mobile phones  were a bit of a sanctuary for a while  but now with 2 page long scrolling ads, requests to fill out newsletter subscriptions before the main page loads or the equally annoying "please take our site survey. Let us know how were doing" it's getting back to the bad old days. 

     I use adblock, ghostery etc but I don't mind ads that could be relevant to me to  just hate the scattergun approach that a lot of sites now use. 

    God bless The Fretboard...........
    Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.....


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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 787
    edited January 7
    "Sure, I'd love to sign up to your newsletter! Why, I've only just been on your site for less than one second, have no idea what you do or what it's about but, go ahead, sign me up!"

    -- said no one ever
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  • AlmachAlmach Frets: 35
    MVPS hosts helps too.
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  • randellarandella Frets: 1925
    WezV said:
    And content gets split over multiple pages for no reason other than to generate more clicks.
    They get right on my tits. "10 most biggest things..." lists that don’t even have the decency to use an AJAX handler to pull the content and, as a result, reload the already ad-heavy page every bloody time. They can be a right old chore. I’ve got to the point where I don’t even bother with them on anything other than a desktop browser, and even then they tend to be rehashed content. 

    I don’t mind them splitting a list over a couple or three pages, but those page-per-paragraph ones can knob right off. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16296
    randella said:
    WezV said:
    And content gets split over multiple pages for no reason other than to generate more clicks.
    They get right on my tits. "10 most biggest things..." lists that don’t even have the decency to use an AJAX handler to pull the content and, as a result, reload the already ad-heavy page every bloody time. They can be a right old chore. I’ve got to the point where I don’t even bother with them on anything other than a desktop browser, and even then they tend to be rehashed content. 

    I don’t mind them splitting a list over a couple or three pages, but those page-per-paragraph ones can knob right off. 
    Congratulation! You have special selected for free iphone7. Enter bank details for enter.
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  • randellarandella Frets: 1925
    randella said:
    WezV said:
    And content gets split over multiple pages for no reason other than to generate more clicks.
    They get right on my tits. "10 most biggest things..." lists that don’t even have the decency to use an AJAX handler to pull the content and, as a result, reload the already ad-heavy page every bloody time. They can be a right old chore. I’ve got to the point where I don’t even bother with them on anything other than a desktop browser, and even then they tend to be rehashed content. 

    I don’t mind them splitting a list over a couple or three pages, but those page-per-paragraph ones can knob right off. 
    Congratulation! You have special selected for free iphone7. Enter bank details for enter.
    Nope, no dice. 

    I want to be LITERALLY AMAZED at how this one simple trick can help me get cheaper life insurance and then I’ll click. 
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1836
    Just the other day, a girl at work was talking about keeping chickens.  She has never researched it online. 
    Next time she goes online, she gets bombarded with ads for eggloos etc.   
    Turns out that her iPhone was actually listening to the conversation she was having and responded accordingly.... You need to turn off the mic apparently.  

    I didn't even know this was a thing?
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  • WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1094
    Danny1969 said:
    Click bait is the biggest problem, no matter what page your one there's endless bits of click bait trying to entice you to click so you can read one paragraph of something interesting but are surrounded by a sea of adverts. Thank god for this site
    Absolutely. They entice a reader with a 'you'll never guess what happened next' type question and then you spend the following ten minutes clicking through the photos or whatever to discover the picture you clicked isn't actually there.....infuriating but I fall for it every so often.
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  • horsehorse Frets: 595
    When browsing using a tablet, I hate sites that load adverts after the main page has loaded, making the content move down a bit further - often I'll click a link just as it moves and end up clicking the wrong thing - happens to me a lot on join my band
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 33949
    RobDavies said:
    Just the other day, a girl at work was talking about keeping chickens.  She has never researched it online. 
    Next time she goes online, she gets bombarded with ads for eggloos etc.   
    Turns out that her iPhone was actually listening to the conversation she was having and responded accordingly.... You need to turn off the mic apparently.  

    I didn't even know this was a thing?
    Did she have Siri enabled? I can understand it if she did - although it's still something that would surprise most iPhone users, I'm sure - but if it was just listening to ambient noise without it turned on that's far more worrying.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • ICBM said:
    RobDavies said:
    Just the other day, a girl at work was talking about keeping chickens.  She has never researched it online. 
    Next time she goes online, she gets bombarded with ads for eggloos etc.   
    Turns out that her iPhone was actually listening to the conversation she was having and responded accordingly.... You need to turn off the mic apparently.  

    I didn't even know this was a thing?
    Did she have Siri enabled? I can understand it if she did - although it's still something that would surprise most iPhone users, I'm sure - but if it was just listening to ambient noise without it turned on that's far more worrying.
    I've never googled anything about dentistry but am currently regularly visiting my dentist regarding gum problems. Cue loads of sidebar ads on my facebook feed for dental practices in Eastern Europe.

    Is it a coincidence that this has only started happening in the few months since I got my first proper smartphone with GPS?
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 9345
    57Deluxe said:


    The worst for me is these bloody videos in 'thumbnail' format that creep up and blare out at you and you have to navigate away from what you are reading to find them and stop them, then as soon as you navigate away they start agin
    That is especially irritating when you're browsing while hiding in a toilet cubicle at work. 

    Apparently.
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2364
    Is it a coincidence that this has only started happening in the few months since I got my first proper smartphone with GPS?
    It isn't a coincidence, it's all in the terms of service for Google services.

    Android harvests data from your activities for targeted advertising, including where you physically go.
    Warning: this post may contain overtly affectionate references to Mary Spender
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  • randellarandella Frets: 1925
    edited January 7
    Is it a coincidence that this has only started happening in the few months since I got my first proper smartphone with GPS?
    It isn't a coincidence, it's all in the terms of service for Google services.

    Android harvests data from your activities for targeted advertising, including where you physically go.
    It’s possible to limit ad tracking in iOS, but to be honest I’ve found that being spammed with random crap rather than guitar-related crap is no more or less annoying. 
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1258
    57Deluxe said:
    /\ they wise to Adblock now and make you disable it to continue

    The worst for me is these bloody videos in 'thumbnail' format that creep up and blare out at you and you have to navigate away from what you are reading to find them and stop them, then as soon as you navigate away they start agin
    Adblock still good for me on vast majority of sites, mainly crappy news sites that ask me to switch it off.

    The whole things a fucking farce anyway, as even if I turn off adblock I'm still going to ignore/sneer at the adverts and even purposely avoid brands that advertise at me. Therefore the advertising is no more effective than if I had blocked it, it's just that the pretence that the advertising has had x amount of views can be maintained. Surely it's a bubble that's going to burst come the next financial meltdown?
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5994
    edited January 7
    For those of you who don't know  - -  there is always right click sub menu - INSPECT ELEMENT

    This is a useful weapon on ungainly webs as you can highlight the offending layover or element and delete it - Often those DISABLE ADBLOCK signs that get stamped across the page. You can  then read what it was obscuring. You may though, lose some functionality. I t does though, allow you to watch those USA soccer streams for Premship//Champs Lge games without a big BOX AD blocking your view!

    Additionally, I have found Inspect Element invaluable on those Adult Dating sites like CougarDate where they only show one of the profile pics and the others are postage stamp sized and palliated and when you click you are sent to a subscription page. I have find a way to get to see all the pics in large format!! Thanks Inspect Element!
    <Vintage BOSS Upgrades>
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  • Bygone_TonesBygone_Tones Frets: 1310
    I get more annoyed with the cookie consent on every single website. Which moron brought that law in? It's the internet, there are gonna be cookies.
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 9146
    I get more annoyed with the cookie consent on every single website. Which moron brought that law in? It's the internet, there are gonna be cookies.
    I always wondered about this.  I am not sure why it’s not a browser based disclaimer rather than a website specific one
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 18270
    Adguard .. brilliant and secure and overcomes the problems with Adblock.

    https://adguard.com/en/welcome.html

    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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