No More Banner Ads (If You're Logged In)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,748) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    While programmatic ads bring in a decent amount of revenue, some users have been plagued by malicious ads that disrupt the experience or attempt to infect the user's device. And since using Safari as my default browser on iMac, I've also been hit with the "this webpage is using significant memory" warning caused by reckless ads.

    Our ad partner has done a great job addressing issues as they happen, but users shouldn't have to deal with not being able to use the site for days at a time. So I've turned off programmatic banner ads for all logged in users. This will no doubt cost us a bit, but ensuring that our core users have an experience that's as safe and smooth as possible is far more important.

    Thanks for logging in.

    Todd

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  2. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,503) Dec 10, 2015 France
    Moderator Society Trader

    Good. No ads on Safari using an iPhone either.
    Keep up the good work just with as few ads as possible :wink:
     
  3. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,307) Jun 4, 2012 Greenland

    Whatttttttttt, you mean I didn't really win an iPhone X as stated by some ad in Azerbaijani?! Shit!
     
  4. Ryeff

    Ryeff Initiate (39) Mar 9, 2019 California

    There were ads? I need to stop drinking so much
     
  5. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,617) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
    Society Trader

    Thanks. Looks alot better.

    Cheers!
     
  6. Bobandshellyking

    Bobandshellyking Initiate (15) Aug 28, 2019 Arkansas

    Thank you! Consider yourself hugged.
     
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  7. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,323) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    Thank you.
     
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  8. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,294) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Can’t thank you guys enough for this.
     
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  9. troobie

    troobie Aspirant (289) Oct 7, 2006 California

    Trying to word how much I appreciate and respect this decision. I'm a lurker but want to be vocal about something so important. It takes real class to do something like this. I've struggled with enabling/disabling an ad blocker over the years. Thank you.
     
  10. Peach63

    Peach63 Disciple (334) Jul 17, 2019 New York
    Society

    Thanks Todd. I don't hate ads in general, I hate ads that never stop loading.:rage:
     
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