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...to get rid of this advertising stuff on listings, the dashboard (etc). NOW: Including videos! 

 

Is it really necessary to have ads on paid sites ?
Or is there a secret 'platinum membership' that I'm not aware of...? :blink::ph34r:

 

 

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I thought Premium Members didn't get ads pushed to them, I certainly don't but then again I run an ad blocker anyway.

 

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2 hours ago, RCH65 said:

...to get rid of this advertising stuff on listings, the dashboard (etc). NOW: Including videos!

 

It can be done for free. Use an adblocker, use Ghostery, use noscript..... I can't remember when I last saw any ad on a website.

It will make browsing safer too (especially with the noscript add-on).

 

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1 hour ago, on4bam said:

 

It can be done for free. Use an adblocker, use Ghostery, use noscript..... I can't remember when I last saw any ad on a website.

It will make browsing safer too (especially with the noscript add-on).

 

Me neither. 

 

4 hours ago, RCH65 said:

to get rid of this advertising stuff on listings, the dashboard (etc). NOW: Including videos! 

I don't see ads on any of those things. 

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I also use an ad blocker, which is etra for the geocaching.com pages.
It would be better if there were no advertising for PM (or for all). On every website / app that I know, a PM removes the advertisement. Only geocaching.com doesn't do that.

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10 hours ago, on4bam said:

It can be done for free. Use an adblocker, use Ghostery, use noscript..... I can't remember when I last saw any ad on a website.

It will make browsing safer too (especially with the noscript add-on).

 

Yes, of course... I know...

 

52 minutes ago, capoaira said:

It would be better if there were no advertising for PM (or for all). On every website / app that I know, a PM removes the advertisement. Only geocaching.com doesn't do that.


That's what I mean and therefore the question goes to Groundspeak: How much do I have to pay? +5$? +10$? Seriously!
Obviously, the current amount is too little...

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that secret Platinum membership is a secret, cannot talk about it. Shhh

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On 7/31/2020 at 2:06 PM, RCH65 said:

...to get rid of this advertising stuff on listings, the dashboard (etc). NOW: Including videos! 

Is it really necessary to have ads on paid sites ?
Or is there a secret 'platinum membership' that I'm not aware of...? :blink::ph34r:

 

"Platinum" membership is a dumb, old joke that some add time-to-time...

I just "fixed" my Recently Viewed on my profile, so only the caches I'm interested in stay "at the top".

All 21 cache pages had an ad just below Attributes on the right.

I don't notice the small add at the bottom of my profile, rarely needing anything below Search Options.   :)

 

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The only ads I see are the ones on the 'front page' from gc.com itself.

Then again, I have a HUGE number of domains pointed to 0.0.0.0.  -- 224 'pages' worth according to Word.

MVPS HOSTS is quite a nice service.  If you understand how the hosts file works and where to find it on your PC, then http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

 

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15 minutes ago, ecanderson said:

The only ads I see are the ones on the 'front page' from gc.com itself.

 

Mine were "download winzip", "Chevrolet", and "Google store" ads, none from this site.

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3 hours ago, ecanderson said:

I meant the ones you can't avoid:

 

I don't even see those.

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2 minutes ago, on4bam said:

I don't even see those.

Right. Same here. :D

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At the url geocaching.com?  Your page isn't similar to this?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ecanderson said:

At the url geocaching.com?  Your page isn't similar to this?

I have those on my page every time. I get so used to them, that my eyes ignore them.

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I often/mostly don't notice the ads and went now to check what ads there are on geocaching. Even those I have noticed, I have never been encouraged to buy anything from. Who are they I think? I wouldn't know if I could trust them. But checking now was useful, as I now know that our local government public bus service starts it's new timetable this month. That was a useful ad.

 

Be like me and purposely don't look at the ads. The sound is off on my computer except when I need it, so if any ad has sound I am not distracted by that.

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7 hours ago, ecanderson said:

At the url geocaching.com?  Your page isn't similar to this?

 

Nope. It looks like this:

 

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12 minutes ago, on4bam said:

Nope. It looks like this:

Me too, that page looks exactly like on4bam's screenshot and that's on the browser(s) where I don't have any adblocker running, and on those browsers I DO see the adverts down the right hand side of individual cache pages.

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4 minutes ago, MartyBartfast said:

Me too, that page looks exactly like on4bam's screenshot and that's on the browser(s) where I don't have any adblocker running, and on those browsers I DO see the adverts down the right hand side of individual cache pages.

 

Probably ads are dependent on the location.

 

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Ads are (at least) on these pages:

  • Dashboard
  • Cache Listing (doesn't even fit)
  • image.thumb.png.8e57a930ebd1b8e542f885f232288caa.png
  • My Lists
  • My Profile
  • Result Lists
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  • Memory Lane
  • Souvenirs
  • Watchlist
  • ...and so so...

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Not here. Firefox 79 with "protection" :ph34r:

Nothing on any of the gc pages.

 

 

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The only Ads I ever get on the website are Geocaching related. I've seen them so many times that I don't even realize that they're there anymore. 

Edit: I lied. I get non-geocaching related Ads too. I told you that I overlook them;)

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1 hour ago, TmdAndGG said:

I told you that I overlook them


I think I’m just blind to them.

 

Though I wasn’t deaf to them...

 

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