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EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« on: October 30, 2015, 05:32:16 am »
"EEVblog Electronics Community Forum" in the end of every thread ... what is that !!
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 05:33:23 am »
If you're masochistic enough not to use an adblocker, it's definitely not empty ;)
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 05:34:52 am »
If you're masochistic enough not to use an adblocker, it's definitely not empty ;)

That's odd, I tried disabling the adblocker, and it was still empty.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 05:40:39 am »
If you're masochistic enough not to use an adblocker, it's definitely not empty ;)

True, i disabled the Adblock and didn't like what i saw .... so adblock on again.  |O
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 05:50:58 am »
If you're masochistic enough not to use an adblocker, it's definitely not empty ;)

That's odd, I tried disabling the adblocker, and it was still empty.

You also need to disable any script blockers and reload...  lol

ICK!  BLECH!  :(

Shame on Dave...

Good thing I always use Adblock and NoScript!  :)
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 05:59:17 am »
Even empty it's bloody annoying. That's a terrible place for an ad.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 06:03:21 am »
Even empty it's bloody annoying. That's a terrible place for an ad.
+1

I don't mind the one as a header to any page, but the one as a footer is just.......visual pollution.  :--
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 06:04:34 am »
Even empty it's bloody annoying. That's a terrible place for an ad.
+1

Shame on Dave...
I don't think he should be shamed for this... It looks bad, but it is a revenue stream.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 06:04:46 am »
I hate it. It is better though than the casein some forums. There are ads placed among the posts. At least this way it isn't in the way, but I still hate it.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 06:05:19 am »
Even empty it's bloody annoying. That's a terrible place for an ad.

it is :palm: and the fact that it's the end of every discussion is disturbing and intrusive 
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 06:06:31 am »
I don't mind the one as a header to any page, but the one as a footer is just.......visual pollution.  :--

I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2015, 06:08:13 am »
If you're masochistic enough not to use an adblocker, it's definitely not empty ;)

That's odd, I tried disabling the adblocker, and it was still empty.

You also need to disable any script blockers and reload...  lol

ICK!  BLECH!  :(

Shame on Dave...

Good thing I always use Adblock and NoScript!  :)

It looks more like a script went cactus on the eevblog forum server ...but I could be wrong...I was once :)
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2015, 06:09:34 am »
I don't mind the one as a header to any page, but the one as a footer is just.......visual pollution.  :--

I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.

Except for the fact the Reply button is below the ad!  :--
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2015, 06:11:21 am »
You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far. 

you have to scroll that far, the buttons are under that ghost post.
i mean can't be that kind of floating annoying message that adblock just hide them and not make any visual pollution with it.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 06:15:09 am »
Its bloody annoying even with my ad blocker turned on...  :--
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 06:15:44 am »
The way it splits the last post from the "reply" button is just jarring. Whoever decided to place it there should be smacked with a UX book.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 06:20:15 am »
Crap like this drives people away from forums. I can't say how much I hate this.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2015, 06:20:45 am »
I edited c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts a long time ago and I added:

127.0.0.1       googleads.g.doubleclick.net

and all I see is "secure connection failed"  :)

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 06:24:42 am »
Hi,

This is clearly "how we annoy the customer/reader" behavior...

Fail for Dave!
Dave-2 should irritate "Dave-1" the whole day, with the "fale" button....  :box:  :-DD


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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2015, 06:40:50 am »
The problem is not so much that it's an ad, but more that it's masquerading as a forum post. If there was an ad below the reply buttons then it wouldn't be so jarring.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2015, 06:47:44 am »
Hi,

I think Dave is crossing a line here...
The next step is advertising between the posts!

But, its Dave forum he can do wat he wants, i will leave this forum if my filtering can't handle the ads anymore.

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2015, 06:47:55 am »
Yep, it stinks.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2015, 07:02:49 am »
I agree. It is like that annoying fake account on EDABoard (for some reason a doctor).

And in HTML it looks like a real post, so no way to AdBlock the entire thing by ID or class.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2015, 07:04:56 am »
I edited c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts a long time ago and I added:

127.0.0.1       googleads.g.doubleclick.net

and all I see is "secure connection failed"  :)
That's more annoying than the ads!

I have to admit I switched off my adblock for EEVblog. Besides extra pocket money for Dave the adverts are usually relevant. But these new ones at the bottom of forums pretending to be forum posts make me want to switch the blocker back on. Next they will be mixed in with the threads like on many other forums, then the bloody ads will start pretending to be post or quote buttons and take you off to some spam site or trojan downloader  :palm:

ETA: I just noticed it after my post. Why does it have Quote, Modify and Remove buttons on it? I clicked Remove but it didn't work  :-DD
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2015, 07:14:22 am »
Why does it have Quote, Modify and Remove buttons on it? I clicked Remove but it didn't work  :-DD

Unfortunately it's missing the "Report to moderator"
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2015, 07:15:32 am »
I edited c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts a long time ago and I added:

127.0.0.1       googleads.g.doubleclick.net

and all I see is "secure connection failed"  :)
That's more annoying than the ads!

I have to admit I switched off my adblock for EEVblog. Besides extra pocket money for Dave the adverts are usually relevant. But these new ones at the bottom of forums pretending to be forum posts make me want to switch the blocker back on. Next they will be mixed in with the threads like on many other forums, then the bloody ads will start pretending to be post or quote buttons and take you off to some spam site or trojan downloader  :palm:

ETA: I just noticed it after my post. Why does it have Quote, Modify and Remove buttons on it? I clicked Remove but it didn't work  :-DD

It's slighty annoying but the adserver doesn't see a hit :)
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2015, 07:21:24 am »
I edited c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts a long time ago and I added:

127.0.0.1       googleads.g.doubleclick.net

and all I see is "secure connection failed"  :)
That's more annoying than the ads!

I have to admit I switched off my adblock for EEVblog. Besides extra pocket money for Dave the adverts are usually relevant. But these new ones at the bottom of forums pretending to be forum posts make me want to switch the blocker back on. Next they will be mixed in with the threads like on many other forums, then the bloody ads will start pretending to be post or quote buttons and take you off to some spam site or trojan downloader  :palm:
Same here, I have adblock turned off on the EEVblog. The ad I see is in itself not annoying (it's not animated or distracting and it's electronics-related) but the fact that it masquerades as a regular post is.

ETA: I just noticed it after my post. Why does it have Quote, Modify and Remove buttons on it? I clicked Remove but it didn't work  :-DD
Strange, I only get a Quote button.
EDIT: Ahh, now I also got Edit and Remove, it probably gives you the same buttons as the last post (currently it's my own).
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2015, 07:25:05 am »
Strange, I only get a Quote button.
It inherits buttons from the last real post.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2015, 07:28:36 am »
Could the forum have been hacked to do this by some recently banned member  :-//
Not pointing a finger yet.  :-\

Just asking.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2015, 07:30:37 am »
Ugh, I hate it.  :--
But it's Dave's choice, so why hast thou forsaken us?  :'(
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2015, 07:34:46 am »
I'm thinking if it was a hack the ads would be more "interesting." 
As it is now, I don't find it particularly troublesome as long as there's no flashing and/or sound.

Ghostery hides it, as it does all redirects. For now I have eevblog whitelisted in both Adblock and Ghostery.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2015, 07:50:51 am »
Same here, I have adblock turned off on the EEVblog. The ad I see is in itself not annoying (it's not animated or distracting and it's electronics-related) but the fact that it masquerades as a regular post is.
Actually they are not all electronics-related (I hope), now I got one called "Asian Dating for Men 50+, Sweet Ladies Find Lonely Men for Love or Friendship. Check'em out!":-DD :palm:
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2015, 07:59:30 am »
Same here, I have adblock turned off on the EEVblog. The ad I see is in itself not annoying (it's not animated or distracting and it's electronics-related) but the fact that it masquerades as a regular post is.
Actually they are not all electronics-related (I hope), now I got one called "Asian Dating for Men 50+, Sweet Ladies Find Lonely Men for Love or Friendship. Check'em out!":-DD :palm:

they could be from shenzhen so still related  :-DD :palm:
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2015, 08:29:59 am »
Also, have not Dave just bragged that his AdSense revenue increased a lot. Is this a way to capitalize on this increase?
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2015, 08:50:52 am »
I was online when it first occurred or was implemented which was approximately 12:30 am this morning, Initially I thought that it was only related to the thread I was watching and perhaps a member had posted a picture or video that did not render correctly, A number of refreshes and a computer restart did not clear it, I fired up another PC which was also showing the same thing so at that point I had confirmed that it was not my end and I could then go to bed and sleep easy.


This is taking long member names to the extreme, it looks weird.
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« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2015, 10:00:29 am »
Seems like it's not only me who have this problem.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2015, 10:09:56 am »
I was online when it first occurred or was implemented which was approximately 12:30 am this morning, Initially I thought that it was only related to the thread I was watching and perhaps a member had posted a picture or video that did not render correctly, A number of refreshes and a computer restart did not clear it, I fired up another PC which was also showing the same thing so at that point I had confirmed that it was not my end and I could then go to bed and sleep easy.


This is taking long member names to the extreme, it looks weird.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2015, 10:11:52 am »
I was online when it first occurred or was implemented which was approximately 12:30 am this morning, Initially I thought that it was only related to the thread I was watching and perhaps a member had posted a picture or video that did not render correctly, A number of refreshes and a computer restart did not clear it, I fired up another PC which was also showing the same thing so at that point I had confirmed that it was not my end and I could then go to bed and sleep easy.


This is taking long member names to the extreme, it looks weird.
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Just try and check this members profile.  :palm:
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2015, 10:15:36 am »
I already did, it appears that he, she or it is a zero poster....... :popcorn:
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2015, 10:18:17 am »
I already did, it appears that he, she or it is a zero poster....... :popcorn:
Let's hope we don't have to suffer it for a month until Dave does his next ZP purge.  |O
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2015, 10:38:57 am »
Don't mention the word suffer, I woke up this morning and am pretty damned sure that I have cracked a rib, It must have happened shortly after I mentioned a Dodgy Brothers episode in another thread, I wont do that again it hurts too much.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2015, 10:42:34 am »
I already did, it appears that he, she or it is a zero poster....... :popcorn:
Let's hope we don't have to suffer it for a month until Dave does his next ZP purge.  |O

Too bad Dave only deletes the spam accounts... does this classify?  >:D
 

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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2015, 10:44:00 am »
Don't mention the word suffer, I woke up this morning and am pretty damned sure that I have cracked a rib, It must have happened shortly after I mentioned a Dodgy Brothers episode in another thread, I wont do that again it hurts too much.
Easy fixed, just send all your Snickers to me, then it won't hurt al all.  ;)
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2015, 10:47:44 am »
I already did, it appears that he, she or it is a zero poster....... :popcorn:
Let's hope we don't have to suffer it for a month until Dave does his next ZP purge.  |O

Too bad Dave only deletes the spam accounts... does this classify?  >:D
Please stand corrected:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/news/zero-posters-purged/
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2015, 11:04:12 am »
Too bad Dave only deletes the spam accounts... does this classify?  >:D
Please stand corrected:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/news/zero-posters-purged/
I was slightly wrong, but:
I also set my criteria to zero posts and inactive for the last month or two. And it's obvious most of them are just spam accounts that got through the filters.
And since it's on the end of every page...
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2015, 11:18:23 am »
This crap has to do with the forum software. The Reply # is always the same as that of the previous post.
 

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« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2015, 11:51:54 am »
If you have TamperMonkey in Chrome (proabably GreaseMonkey in FF works too, untested), hit below to install a user script to remove that annoying last post.

No warranty expressed or implied :)

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2015, 12:06:30 pm »
If you have TamperMonkey in Chrome (proabably GreaseMonkey in FF works too, untested), hit below to install a user script to remove that annoying last post.

No warranty expressed or implied :)

https://gist.github.com/sleemanj/84e15fda23f79a7852b6/raw/eevblog-no-annoyance.user.js

Thanks, works for me with TamperMonkey on Chrome OS  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2015, 12:09:00 pm »
If you have TamperMonkey in Chrome (proabably GreaseMonkey in FF works too, untested), hit below to install a user script to remove that annoying last post.

No warranty expressed or implied :)

https://gist.github.com/sleemanj/84e15fda23f79a7852b6/raw/eevblog-no-annoyance.user.js
Thanks, works like a charm! :phew:

(I changed the "// @match" line to include the entire forum though, not just the blog part (i.e. removed "blog/")).
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2015, 12:24:19 pm »
The solution for my smart TV was duct tape, we will adapt in time I guess.

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2015, 12:28:53 pm »
The solution for my smart TV was duct tape, we will adapt in time I guess.

Uhhhhhh   :clap:
 

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« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2015, 12:32:48 pm »
Works with GreaseMonkey under FF too.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2015, 12:40:34 pm »
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2015, 12:46:59 pm »
I don't mind the one as a header to any page, but the one as a footer is just.......visual pollution.  :--

There has always been that exact same ad in the footer.
It's just now in the last post instead of the very bottom.
I'm just playing around with some ad settings.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2015, 12:48:10 pm »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2015, 12:49:42 pm »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

I haven't seen it in 4 years!

Soon as an ad affects my usage of a site it goes away. Wasting the limited vertical space on modern monitors is a prime example of affecting usage.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2015, 12:50:29 pm »
It looks more like a script went cactus on the eevblog forum server ...but I could be wrong...I was once :)

No, there are many options for ad placement on the forum:
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2015, 12:51:56 pm »
It looks more like a script went cactus on the eevblog forum server ...but I could be wrong...I was once :)

No, there are many options for ad placement on the forum:

Is the 'welcome user area' by any chance the immense empty space at the top of every single page? Because that's a great place to put ads.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2015, 12:54:38 pm »
Also, have not Dave just bragged that his AdSense revenue increased a lot. Is this a way to capitalize on this increase?

No, it's the exact same ad I had there before at the bottom of the page. I'm just playing around with the ad placement settings.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2015, 12:59:14 pm »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

The header ad doesn't interrupt the page. This one is between things. That's just bad design.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2015, 01:00:18 pm »
It looks more like a script went cactus on the eevblog forum server ...but I could be wrong...I was once :)

No, there are many options for ad placement on the forum:


Drive um crazy - check ALL the options  :-+  (for one day  :-DD )
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« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2015, 01:01:17 pm »
Drive um crazy - check ALL the options  :-+

The thought had crossed my mind, I do like watching people's heads explode  >:D
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2015, 01:02:43 pm »
Drive um crazy - check ALL the options  :-+

The thought had crossed my mind, I do like watching people's heads explode  >:D

Do it once for about 5 minutes!  :-DD
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« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2015, 01:03:01 pm »
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2015, 02:57:12 pm »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

I wouldn't complain about it because I realize it's how you make money, the ads are appropriate for the site, and I feel a bit guilty about blocking them  :-[ .  I can't figure out how to allow supplyframe.com on eevblog but block it elsewhere.

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2015, 03:13:41 pm »
If you have TamperMonkey in Chrome (proabably GreaseMonkey in FF works too, untested), hit below to install a user script to remove that annoying last post.

No warranty expressed or implied :)

https://gist.github.com/sleemanj/84e15fda23f79a7852b6/raw/eevblog-no-annoyance.user.js

Fyi, looks like its turned off by Dave just now, and this script will make the last legit post disappear.
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2015, 03:51:45 pm »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

BECAUSE IT DOESN'T INTERRUPT THE FUCKING READING
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2015, 03:56:17 pm »
BECAUSE IT DOESN'T INTERRUPT THE ******* READING

Sure it does, you have to scroll down before you start reading. It's just that everyone got used to it.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2015, 04:11:14 pm »
Ads within the top and bottom limits of the forum page affect user flow, without those ads all the buttons/links are easily accessable without interuption from the ads. I use the links and shortcuts both top and bottom and when the ads are outside the user's area it makes for a better flow.
The footer ad that was there this morning definately did the job it was intended to....it was in your face and we may not have bitched so much IF it was electronic related.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2015, 04:24:58 pm »
Now we have 2 AD footers at the end of the page, I mean the mobile web page. If my memory serves me correctly, it was 1 before.

I don't really like them since the customize AD engine is giving me ADs that do not fitting my needs. On my phone, it shows some packaging material ADs.

BTW, I love the top banner on the mobile website, good source of new parts information. It seems they are mostly TI chips, and I am a big TI fan.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2015, 05:50:01 pm »
BECAUSE IT DOESN'T INTERRUPT THE ******* READING

Sure it does, you have to scroll down before you start reading. It's just that everyone got used to it.
BTW, try not to swear and SHOUT. People tend to take you less seriously.

Ahh, it's readable again, thanks Dave!
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« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2015, 06:31:12 pm »
:clap: thanks Dave.
that last post ad was like a smashed bug in a windshield you know  :palm:
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2015, 07:21:51 pm »
Fyi, looks like its turned off by Dave just now, and this script will make the last legit post disappear.

In theory I made it check the poster's name to be sure it was the annoy-o-tron in action, in practice 20 years of C-like languages and you'd think I'd be able to reliably type == instead of =  |O


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« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2015, 07:33:13 pm »
Thanks Dave!  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2015, 07:34:36 pm »
... in practice 20 years of C-like languages and you'd think I'd be able to reliably type == instead of =  |O

Happens to all of us... LOL...
Even after the same amount of time I sometimes forget the semicolon... I curse myself because it should simply be habit.
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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2015, 02:38:11 am »
... in practice 20 years of C-like languages and you'd think I'd be able to reliably type == instead of =  |O

Happens to all of us... LOL...
Even after the same amount of time I sometimes forget the semicolon... I curse myself because it should simply be habit.
Those pesky varmints get me too often.  :-DD At least the semicolon is usually alerted by the compiler, the = vs == usually ends up in your released code, usually somewhere obscure and doesn't show even after thorough testing. Like I think in this case (an external change showed it up).
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2015, 02:44:57 am »
They should have made the assignment operator something else than = imo, but that's easy to say today. In this case it was extra devious because the script actually worked and removed the ad, just not they way it was intended. That kind of bug is the worst.

Thanks to Dave it's not needed any more, I'll save the script though might be useful on other forums. :)
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2015, 02:47:26 am »
Could the forum have been hacked to do this by some recently banned member  :-//
Not pointing a finger yet.  :-\

Just asking.

Who was recently banned  :o :o :o
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2015, 02:53:02 am »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

I haven't seen it in 4 years!

Soon as an ad affects my usage of a site it goes away. Wasting the limited vertical space on modern monitors is a prime example of affecting usage.

It's not the site, the problem is the stupid, cheap ass 1366x768 resolution PC manufacturers have stuck with 10 years now, despite Windows GUI elements increasing in size progressively.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #80 on: October 31, 2015, 03:03:33 am »
Well, some users like not to use a maximized window (eg, 2 windows side by side on a 1920x1080 monitor), are using page zoom or are viewing the website on a limited resolution tablet. Luckily the forum fits well on most cases, thanks to the ad being on the top. You can get the window width below 1024 pixels just fine, which is perfect for these cases.

BUT, when you have one of those miserable 1366x768 displays (even more infuriating on a desktop PC!), the height is SO LOW that the top banner does indeed ruin your experience. Sadly this is by far the most popular resolution on laptops.

If it isn't much work, I propose the following solution: have the ad relocate itself when the browser window gets narrow, otherwise use that empty space we got here:

Actually, the ad doesn't have to relocate. The content to the left and right of the ad could just shift to the bottom or the top if the windows gets narrow.


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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2015, 04:56:06 am »
Could the forum have been hacked to do this by some recently banned member  :-//
Not pointing a finger yet.  :-\

Just asking.

Who was recently banned  :o :o :o
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2015, 11:52:05 am »
It's not the site, the problem is the stupid, cheap ass 1366x768 resolution PC manufacturers have stuck with 10 years now, despite Windows GUI elements increasing in size progressively.

I don't have a single display that crap. But the fact is, 16:10 or sadly, 16:9 is common. Wasting that limited vertical space is not acceptable.
 


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