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Mike in Roseville

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Adís are now topics?
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:34:24 PM »
I just noticed a bunch of ads that are masquerading as threads on the app? Havenít gone through every single sub forum but they are pretty annoying. Says ďsponsoredĒ where the views/replies should be.

Also seeing ads after the very last post on every thread. It almost looks like a tagline/signature but changes with every refresh.


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 12:50:56 PM »
Anyone else seeing this on the WKC mobile app?


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 01:52:33 PM »
I see them too, Mike.  Always the 2nd ďpostĒ from the top.


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 06:21:49 PM »
Ok...well Iím surprised more people arenít commenting on it?


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Schaefd2

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »
Yeah, I just noticed this too in the WKC mobile app. Garbage if you ask me. Canít I get away from ads ANY-FUCKING -WHERE???

I didnít even do a software update.


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Bob BQ

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Adís are now topics?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 07:41:59 PM »
@Troy - can you clue us in?
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vwengguy

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 11:33:06 PM »
I saw it weeks or months ago and I asked Troy.
Itís a Necessary Evil that is needed to help generate money for the WKC to help cover costs!
Learn to live with it or do some pro-active help with the link page when you buy goodies on the web! 

http://weberkettleclub.com/support-wkc/

The more we use these links.. the less we will need the adds !

Matt


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Troy

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 01:44:22 AM »
There are no ads masquerading as content.
There haven't been recent changes.

Ad placement varies depending on you, your browsing habits, and ad inventory.

I've considered offering an ad-free experience for a yearly subscription fee.

Mike in Roseville

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Adís are now topics?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 06:12:51 AM »
@Troy

Thanks for chiming in. I use uBlock Origin on my personal computer, so I'm not seeing ads. I am specifically talking about the WKC mobile app.

My question moving forward is...why do the ads appear to have User Handles? Like Charlie said...second from the top on every sub forum.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 06:14:41 AM by Mike in Roseville »

Troy

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 02:11:59 PM »
I'd appreciate it if you set your adblock to allow ads on the WKC.

Ads pay the bills

I believe the ads in the mobile app are labeled with the advertiser name. I'd have to look into it more.

Mike in Roseville

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 05:46:06 PM »
Please let us know what you come up with.


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 05:20:09 PM »
@Troy

Are these app ďthreadĒ ads here to stay?




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Troy

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
Yes, there are no planned changes to the ad implementation at this time.

HoosierKettle

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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 06:56:20 PM »
Iíve seen them. They donít bother me at all. This app has exponentially less ads then any other site or app I use. The news apps annoy me most of all.


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Re: Adís are now topics?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 07:04:14 PM »
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