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I can understand that the site owners want to monetise the site and think that the best way to do that is with ads.
After all, they have provided this FREE facility for us for many years.
But ads are a double-edged sword. They deter people from coming to the site so that reduces the ad revenue which is based on traffic. Ads decrease traffic. They also slow things down and cause other user problems.
I hope the owners, who have graciously paid for this forum for years, start making some money. I have already been cutting back on forum time and the ads and glitchiness doesn’t encourage me to change that. I’ve also been fielding complaints about the forum for years now, for free. Blegh.
I guess the forum owners get some $ every time an ad appears to a user? If so, I really don’t mind that- I appreciate that people can’t do things for free.
But I never buy anything from any ads, or click on them, so in that sense it wouldn’t help anyone.
Thanks for confirming. There are a few news and opinion sites I follow where ad also pop up. I realize that if one is going to access content for free, the site owners can’t be expected to work for nothing.
Hey all, apologies for the less than ideal user experience. We’re trying out some new ad software and they said it wouldn’t be invasive or terrible but clearly that’s not true. We’re going to contact them and make adjustments to ensure that it’s not affecting people’s experience on the forum.
It is dependent on your browser and 'puter. I have Adblock turned on on my MacBook Pro running Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and the issue is there on all browsers.
The problem is that the folks who set up the advert system for the forum sold the forum owners a buggy system, that everyone has issues with (or everyone except you so far lol) and will ultimately make this forum unusable or at least a place of ‘last resort’ instead of the primary source of info and camaraderie for airbnb hosts.