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Old 09-11-2015, 04:23 PM
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To make it worse, i keep getting redirected to the app center on my iphone and the webpage gets redirected to an adtracker website. Completely random and im just about ready to quit using rcu all together.
Old 09-11-2015, 04:29 PM
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There is a thread started in the "site problems forum "about this . Perhaps if there are enough posts on this thread listed below someone from rcu may take notice.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/foru...l#post12098056
Old 09-11-2015, 05:31 PM
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These ads are ridiculous. Really detracts from using this site. Please get rid of them.
Old 09-11-2015, 05:49 PM
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Seriously dumb ads or rather the way in which they detract so badly from the post itself. Time to go elsewhere for me. Aloha,
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:18 PM
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Internet Brands continues to make this site worthless.
Old 09-11-2015, 11:11 PM
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Now we are getting soft porn ads! What next?
Old 09-12-2015, 03:52 AM
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Holy Crap! I see them too!

They are trash ads ... Weird old tip to a flat stomach ... even x-ray vision can't do this ... how to invest in gold coins.

Really RCU? ...... REALLY!
What the hell? I guess some people and organizations will do anything for money ... Wow. Simply wow.
Old 09-12-2015, 03:57 AM
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These ads suck.

Let me be more precise ... THESE ADS SUCK. THEY RUINED THE SITE AND THE THREADS!!!
Old 09-12-2015, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Craig B. View Post
These ads are ridiculous. Really detracts from using this site. Please get rid of them.
With the dumb-ass idea that IB had to incorporate these ridiculous and trashy ads, the only recourse we have is to not click on them (as we already don't do). Then, due to the lack of traffic generated from this site, those companies will pull their ads as they see it is a waste of time for them.

Also remember, every time someone clicks one of those ads, it develops revenue for RCU. So, by not clicking on those trashy and useless ads we send a message to RCU that their marketing strategy is not working. With any luck, they just might listen. But it will take a while. The "marketing wizard" at IB that came up with this idea is a moron.
Old 09-12-2015, 04:09 AM
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Will the last moderator to leave RCU, please turn out the lights.

Naaaaaahhhh! Leave them on. Internet Brands doesn't care!
Old 09-12-2015, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyMcGee View Post
With the dumb-ass idea that IB had to incorporate these ridiculous and trashy ads, the only recourse we have is to not click on them (as we already don't do). Then, due to the lack of traffic generated from this site, those companies will pull their ads as they see it is a waste of time for them.

Also remember, every time someone clicks one of those ads, it develops revenue for RCU. So, by not clicking on those trashy and useless ads we send a message to RCU that their marketing strategy is not working. With any luck, they just might listen. But it will take a while. The "marketing wizard" at IB that came up with this idea is a moron.
That's not exactly how banner ad revenue works,, yes typically when traffic is directed to a site they get additional money, but the also get money every time the ad is displayed, So every page you load,, makes IB money.

It's fractions of pennies per banner image load, but it adds up,, pardon the pun.
Old 09-12-2015, 06:05 AM
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OK I am not seeing anything that different on my vanilla laptop running Windows 8.1 and Chrome.

But I will pass on your concerns to the site techs.
Old 09-12-2015, 06:56 AM
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This really sucks...... It's a pain to read now in the iPad
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:35 AM
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Absolutely hideous , bordering on unreadable and that's going to be a death knell.
Old 09-12-2015, 09:00 AM
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Very bad with all these commercials, half of my screen is occupied with this *****. Below the threads a Schweighofer add, to the right something with russian girls and a local provider of mobile phones

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Old 09-12-2015, 09:28 AM
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How quickly we get used to something for nothing, then get upset when the folks who must pay the bills for our free service do exactly that- pay the bills.

RCU is a great (free) service to us all, and if this is what it takes to keep the doors open then my fingers aren't going to break because I have to scroll a bit more on my iPad.
Old 09-12-2015, 09:42 AM
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highhorse is correct.
This site is not run for charity. It cost money to run.
We can have a free site and deal with a few irritating adds, or pay a monthly fee and not have to deal with the adds.
Personally, I would rather deal with a few adds and not have to pay the monthly fee.
I don't really care what they advertise as I base all my shopping on what I actually need, not what some advertisement tells me what I need.
Old 09-12-2015, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by harlanb View Post
highhorse is correct.
This site is not run for charity. It cost money to run.
We can have a free site and deal with a few irritating adds, or pay a monthly fee and not have to deal with the adds.
Personally, I would rather deal with a few adds and not have to pay the monthly fee.
I don't really care what they advertise as I base all my shopping on what I actually need, not what some advertisement tells me what I need.
I don't know about the sites you visit, but every other site I visit is totally FREE ... AND WITHOUT THESE DUMB-ASS ADS.

As long as no one clicks on those dumb-ass ads, RCU won't get paid a fee. Eventually, IB will realize this was another hair-brained idea that resulted in no additional revenue, but only reduced their visit count and member count.
Old 09-12-2015, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by harlanb View Post
highhorse is correct.
This site is not run for charity. It cost money to run.
We can have a free site and deal with a few irritating adds, or pay a monthly fee and not have to deal with the adds.
Personally, I would rather deal with a few adds and not have to pay the monthly fee.
I don't really care what they advertise as I base all my shopping on what I actually need, not what some advertisement tells me what I need.
The main issue here isn't about whether to have ads or not. RCU has always had ads. The problem is that Internet Brands (owner of RCU) incorporated their new ad system without any regard for it's impact on the content. There are very clear industry best practices for using these ads so they have minimal impact on the user experience. Internet Brands isn't following them.

Here is a easy fix:
Put the ads BELOW the content, not to the side of it. By putting ads to the side of a post, the ad then affects content at different screen solutions and when the ad is displayed on mobile devices. Use some common sense Internet Brands.

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:46 PM
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I see them on both my phone and laptop however l couldn't even view some threads last night because it kept redirecting me to advertisements. Possible hack/virus?
Old 09-12-2015, 05:29 PM
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Looks like the site here is affiliated with Google.
So IB gets a free web host and Google has the right to spam the website. Nothing illegal, more like a poor business decision...
Old 09-12-2015, 06:10 PM
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Because of the small add on olis post above it took up a whole page just to view his post. For some reason I couldn't post on it.
Old 09-13-2015, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FenderBean View Post
I see them on both my phone and laptop however l couldn't even view some threads last night because it kept redirecting me to advertisements. Possible hack/virus?
+1 here, every thread I go into on my laptop redirects me to another spam site. I've stopped using my iPhone to access RCU as its a total waste of time.
Old 09-13-2015, 06:12 AM
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Prior to RCU doing the big switch a few years ago their average daily traffic was well into the twenty thousand. After the switch it has remained under ten and for the most part under five. Now add this commercial attack and it will dwindle even more. I have one last build I will finish on this site and then I will be gone as well. It really does suck as RCU use to be a great place, but now is just a playground for kiddies and the commercials.
Old 09-13-2015, 01:12 PM
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The ads are bloody annoying..............

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