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Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by Rings Я Us, Dec 31, 2017.

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  1. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    What the heck is going on? Why do I all of a sudden start getting links for Facebook and all these advertisements?

    Did I just get tossed under the bus?
     
  2. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just started getting them too.
     
  3. Don't understand what happening and I don't do facebook. I was on facebook but twice my account got hacked and some sh*t got started.
    Luckily, just stupid cheap stuff, but I am now facebook free.
     
  4. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I noticed earlier that Jeff and Brian were both on and the SMF premier membership banner changed.
    Then there's the fact that SYFY network is running a Twilight Zone Marathon as I type this...DeDeDoDo DeDeDoDo...
     
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  5. natej

    natej Smoking Fanatic

    I Once had Facebook hacked and the person caused all sorts of havoc.. I had to call friends and family too assure them that my Facebook was hacked and it wasn't me using the account.

    Been Facebook free for around 5 years and its one of the best decisions ive ever made

    Personally im starting to get tired of having to log in multiple times when visiting this site
     
  6. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I don't like or have facebook. I don't want advertising.. I do not like green eggs and ham, Sam I am!
     
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  7. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I see said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw.
    No facebook here either.Ever
    Guess you'll have to get a premier membership...
     
  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Maybe so. I don't get any of that crap.
    Gary
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No adds here
    Richie
     
  10. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you become a premier member, you have the option to turn off all the ads.
    You are also helping to support this forum.
    I'm sure it's not cheap to keep this place up & running!
    Al
     
  11. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No facebook for me, either. And if you're not on the service, you can't see the content that people put there. I mostly don't care about that but sometimes it ticks me off, like yesterday when I was trying to update a link to a group. Their website was gone, their domain name had expired, a search shows their homepage is on facebook now and I can't see it unless I log in.

    It's like a gated community.
     
  12. Adds at top of the page....bottom of the page....below every fourth post in every thread..... every post that mentions a sponsers name contains a link to an ad. And your encouraged to pay a fee to get rid of it. There has always been ads but this is a little much. Like the new platform or not it has come at a cost to all members.
     
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  13. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don’t Facegram, Instabook, or Twit. And I have ads turned off.
     
  14. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wouldn't mind so much, but there not even adds for smoking. Intervention Specialist, blackout survival bag - really.

    Chris
     
  15. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Senior coupons.. Lol
    Almost everything I do online is related to food or smoking.
    All my advertisements are for food related stuff.. even 3 yearly subscriptions to food magazines for $5.00 ad on here.. lol
     
  16. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy Happy Happy New Year

    Maybe we'll get another new forum this year so we all have something new to complain about.

    Warren
     
  17. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Pop up videos now. Nice.:mad:
    Phone acting real slow now because bots are collecting data every keystroke. This blows!

    If I mention something here chatting I see an advertisement related to words I say. Thanks Google ! :(
     
  18. griz400

    griz400 Master of the Pit

    I have an issue, and it shows up at the end of bar where you would type in a website at .. shows that "this page is trying to load scripts from unauthenicated sources" , Not really liking this at all ... and sorta wondering if I can be eliminated from this site completely like i never was a member .. I don't want to be a victim of loosing identity ... never was there before all this advertising ...
     
  19. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    If you are a premier member and getting advertising, let me know. This should not be happening.

    Advertising is a necessity in order to maintain a website of this size..

    This is why we set up a way for folks to eliminate the ads on a personal basis via the premier memberships.

    As always, I value any and all feedback.
     
  20. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Ok.. I just signed myself up for premier membership status and I'm not seeing any ads anywhere on the forum. It's a wonderful thing.

    As I stated earlier, if you are a premier member (you support the forum and I throw a few perks back your way) and you are seeing ads, let me know and we will look into this right away.
     
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