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Title: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville 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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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 06, 2018, 12:50:56 PM
Anyone else seeing this on the WKC mobile app?


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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mr.CPHo on August 06, 2018, 01:52:33 PM
I see them too, Mike.  Always the 2nd ďpostĒ from the top.


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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 06, 2018, 06:21:49 PM
Ok...well Iím surprised more people arenít commenting on it?


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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Schaefd2 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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Title: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Bob BQ on August 06, 2018, 07:41:59 PM
@Troy - can you clue us in?
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: vwengguy 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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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Troy 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.
Title: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville 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.
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Troy 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.
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 07, 2018, 05:46:06 PM
Please let us know what you come up with.


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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 08, 2018, 05:20:09 PM
@Troy

Are these app ďthreadĒ ads here to stay?




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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Troy on August 08, 2018, 06:51:56 PM
Yes, there are no planned changes to the ad implementation at this time.
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: HoosierKettle 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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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: JEBIV on August 08, 2018, 07:04:14 PM
It ain't free to run this sight, no problem from Doraville Ga

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Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 08, 2018, 09:29:04 PM
Yes, there are no planned changes to the ad implementation at this time.

Fair enough. Thank you for the update on this matter.
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: ClubChapin on August 09, 2018, 03:10:26 PM
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.


Sign me up!
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: captjoe06 on August 10, 2018, 02:35:25 AM
I appreciate the time and money the people who started this site put into it.  I have zero issues with the ads in return for having this awesome resource at my fingertips for zero dollars.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Adís are now topics?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 10, 2018, 08:21:34 AM
I appreciate the time and money the people who started this site put into it.  I have zero issues with the ads in return for having this awesome resource at my fingertips for zero dollars.  Thank you.

Agreed.

I was just pointing out that they popped up on my phone suddenly. One day none...next day, bam! I was just wondering what was going on.