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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:33 pm

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 249):

For some reason, if I try to follow a link directly to the 6th post in a thread (for instance if that is what is linked to under "X unread: Jump to first"), it doesn't work, but only scrolls the browser to the details bar on the thread starter. Posts other than the 6th seem not to be affected by this:

That's been a bug for as long as I can remember (but I don't think it's ever been posted here.)
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:56 am

Speaking of long-standing bugs, searching the forums by username is still broken -- I'm not getting any results after 2010   
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:20 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 241):
Yes, they make reading the forums very very difficult. Tried it not being logged in and some of the words you need to actually guess to see what is meant. Horrible.

Honestly, if they made them some other color that was easier to read (orange, maybe?) I wouldn't mind. Why blue?
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:08 am

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 245):
Quoting Scorpio (Reply 246):
Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 247):
All indications from Demand Media management is that they are here to stay but you can turn them off like several other members.

In that case we should probably start discussing departures. If clientele are quickly losing confidence in the site, there's little reason why anyone else can't get some scalable hosting, an install of phpBB, and to take advantage of the lost trust we're seeing in this thread.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:58 am

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 247):

Please let me know how to turn off the blue text adverts on my Ipad
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:47 am

Add

intextdirect.com

to your Adblock's custom filter rules.

Solved it for me, but this should NOT BE NECESSARY.

Why is DM even trying out the intrusive sneaky advertising methods?
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:31 pm

Quoting sejtam (Reply 255):
Why is DM even trying out the intrusive sneaky advertising methods?

They need cash. There are plenty of alternatives out there, at for the aviation forums, that don't have anywhere near the intrusion level of advertising DM is doing here.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:15 pm

Not the first one to report this issue, but I don't have the vision of a pilot.
So the blue links in text is annoying!
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:25 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 201):
Just do what I did.

Bring up a pop-up window, click on the question mark, select "opt out" and bingo ... the blue underlines are gone.

You're awesome.

Thanks for the tip!

AdBlockPlus takes care of most ads for me (except those annoying ones that were occurring for everyone a few weeks ago), but I needed your tip to take care of the in-text ads.
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:01 pm

Regarding these annoying ads: Facebook has a yearly revenue of $6.15 per user, and a income (before taxes) of $2.19 per user. And we're talking about the company that tries to make most of the user data in order to turn in a maximum of ad revenue.

So the powers behind a.nut think that a one or two dollars in ad revenue weigh more than all the daily postings from us.

(...and according to virustotal.com, the provider of these in-text ads - intextdirect.com - may be a malware site.)


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[Edited 2014-09-13 08:12:00]
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Quoting sejtam (Reply 255):
Add

intextdirect.com

to your Adblock's custom filter rules.

Solved it for me,

Same here. Thanks for the tip.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:36 pm

Quoting sejtam (Reply 255):
Add

intextdirect.com

to your Adblock's custom filter rules.

Solved it for me, but this should NOT BE NECESSARY.

Why is DM even trying out the intrusive sneaky advertising methods?

Thanks, works for me as well. And agreed, it's a serious lack of judgement to use these kinds of ads.
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:03 am

Quoting Asturias (Reply 261):
And agreed, it's a serious lack of judgement to use these kinds of ads.


After a little Google study, it's not a lack of judgment at all - it's how DM does business.

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demand_Media#Business_model):

"Content is generated via a process in which Demand Media uses algorithms to generate titles, then posts the titles to a screened pool of freelance writers or video creators. The list of available titles used to be over 100,000 but was severely curtailed in the second half of 2011. Typically, writers can claim up to ten titles and then have a week to submit the articles. Format and length are dictated by guidelines. Submitted articles go to an editor (also a freelancer) who can either clean it up or request a rewrite. After writers submit a revised article it is either accepted or rejected. Payment via PayPal is twice a week."

So, A.net is an outlier with regards to their normal business model, which is to simply magnetize hits by having hack writers rewrite already-existing articles or film yet more crap for youTube.

Someone back up the thread wrote "this isn't eHow ..." but at the end of the day, it really is - whether we like it or not.

I have found and joined a few other aviation forums in the last few days, and won't be coming back here very often.

And I sure as hell won't be recommending it, nor linking to any of the photos or trip reports.

Frankly, linking to this site has become an embarrassment and represents a danger (because of the nefarious ad content) that I won't subject my friends to.

My heart goes out to all the great photographers who have really made this site - it's too bad that their work has to be displayed in such a poor manner.

I especially feel sorry for the moderators, who really, really try to do a good job of maintaining something they believe in. Sorry to say, but they are fighting a losing battle as long as DM manages the site as they are.

Cheers, all!
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:26 am

For 13 months now, trying to view message history with another member it comes up as invalid.

I'm sure you care, DM.

Also, for 3+ yrs viewing pics in profiles a 10000000 times only gives 1 view.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:30 am

Last I checked, Premium and First Class members are not supposed to see those live text ads. I've been seeing them repeatedly. Please fix.
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:47 am

Quoting fxramper (Reply 263):
I'm sure you care, DM.

They really don't. Try using the search function. Go to a random user profile, and try to find that user's posts. Good luck trying to find anything from after 2010. And it's been like that for at LEAST five years (!). Try and explain to a potential newcomer to this site that the search function hasn't worked anything near properly for that long, but still charges you money to join.

DM doesn't give a damn about this site, and really hasn't in years. The decline started shortly after they bought the site from Johan, and since those days activity on the forums has declined to what it is now: about a third of what it used to be. And crap like these underlined ads (that severely slow down the loading of threads, as the ads also need to load) is only going to speed up the decline. DM don't care about the long-term effects of their policies, making a quick buck is all that matters.
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:12 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 237):
As you can see only First clas membership shows "NO BANNER ADS OR POP- UPS".

Phil, thank you for your reply. At least to me it is clear now that it is not a bug, but DM is knowingly screwing over their users. I'll be waiting for a suitable replacement for airlines.net!
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:21 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 264):



Where did you check? Read my post above. Premium members see ads. It is nowhere stated what kind of ad.

Quoting JRadier (Reply 266):

Sorry to not give you a better reply. I still hope DM see that people leave and they maybe react. If not, that would be sad.

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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:43 am

Photo search engine is bringing up no results.

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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:11 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 267):
Sorry to not give you a better reply. I still hope DM see that people leave and they maybe react. If not, that would be sad.

No worries man! I know you guys do the best you can given the situation. I'm happy we met a few times during the good days!

Sadly DM is following their FD even though there GPWS is blaring "Terrain, terrain"! Let's hope they come out of the clouds before it is too late!
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:07 pm

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 268):

Works fine for me again. Seemed to be only a short hick up.

Quoting JRadier (Reply 269):
No worries man! I know you guys do the best you can given the situation. I'm happy we met a few times during the good days!

Thanks. Indeed. Good old times. When we were young   

Let's see what's happening. Maybe they hope more people will buy first class instead of leaving...

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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:42 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 270):
Maybe they hope more people will buy first class instead if leaving

Weather must be nice on that planet...

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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:40 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 270):
Maybe they hope more people will buy first class instead of leaving...

Aah yes, bullying their users into paying up. What could possibly go wrong?  
 
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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:48 pm

Quoting Scorpio (Reply 272):
Aah yes, bullying their users into paying up. What could possibly go wrong?  

I don't know if this is their intention, but it sounds like that to me. But this would be a very bad und not a nice way...

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RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:10 pm

Part 8 now available her:

Report The Bugs Here (Part 8) (by moderators Sep 14 2014 in Site Related)

Please continue there.

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