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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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More and more ads and long load times

I'm not one to usually complain about this, but has anyone else noticed that anytime you click a thread it takes over 20-30 seconds for the page to finish loading and is sluggish and almost unusable during this time?

I have been visiting this site less and less over the last few months due to the increasingly intrusive and amount of ads (there are 11 ads on this page alone).

I attached a screenshot of an ad that auto played with sound before I even scrolled to it. I don't like to have ad blocker on for sites that I visit often since I know it cost money to run the servers, but auto-play ads are a sin when it comes to retaining members.

Maybe we can add an ad free experience for a few more dollars on top of the premium membership?
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At this point, it's difficult to tell where ads end and actual content even begins! Loading times are always terrible and the increasingly worse situation is ruining the experience and usability of the website. I understand trying to make passive income via website but it's gotten to the point where the balance has shifted and I personally don't come on as often.
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I use Tapatalk so never see any adds or slow load times!

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On every forum that I have been a member, there are levels of membership. Each level gives you added benefits, the best being total ad elimination. Food for thought for the Admins.

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I use Tapatalk so never see any adds or slow load times!

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...
Have you updated to the latest version? It still shields us from this site's ads, but I'm now getting Tapatalk ads. At least they are just photo ads. 1 to 2 photos per thread page. If they ever make video ads start playing, I'll drop the app.

On a PC, I've always found this site to be the most sluggish with the ads. Switching from IE and Firefox to Chrome helped some.

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I use chrome with adblock plus and don't get any adds
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I use FireFox with AdBlock Plus and NoScript on my PC. I have 0 ads, not even a tiny window anywhere. NoScript requires a little work user-side but is sooo worth it...
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I use FireFox with AdBlock Plus and NoScript on my PC. I have 0 ads, not even a tiny window anywhere. NoScript requires a little work user-side but is sooo worth it...
This. I got so tired of it I downloaded Firefox and this site is the only one I use it for. Adblock typically blocks between 40-55 ad requests per page, and the load time is drastically reduced.

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Hey everyone, sorry to see you are having trouble. The other mods and myself have been trying to get the admins @VS-Admin to find a solution or provide alternative options.

If you don't mind, please inform what browser you use and what operating system you have.


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