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LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 11 Apr 2013 02:40

Up until now the advertising on GR hasn't really bothered me one way or other. It brings in revenue and hopefully therefore keeps subs down.

I know some members opt out by signing on to NZ etc thus avoiding the ads. Whats getting up my nose now is seeing the Finnair - Leatest at the top of my screen

What on earth is Leatest is it a deliberate misspelling to gain attention or has it not been checked out by the company

It reminds me of the Drinka Pinta Milk a day poster that educationalists blamed for teaching children bad spelling

OK I accept it's the early hours of the morning and sleep would be a better option than worrying about such trivia :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 02:47

I'm on GR za. so no ads

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 11 Apr 2013 02:51

Lol Lolly...it's amazing what sleeplessness will do to ones ideas of triviality.


I dislike all adverts on Tv especially those on Sky where they are advertising programmes....sheesh.....over and over and over again....the same adverts!


Edit....the lack of sleep has made me mis- read the OP......

I don't like the adverts on GR they get in the way of my eye site :-D

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 11 Apr 2013 03:02

Ann~~~ I think I will give that a bash

Susan ~~~that's why I rarely watch tv unless it's the Beeb...I haven't got any of the fancy gadgets that let you avoid the ads. I quite liked the American crime program mes but got frustrated by the amount of advertising and then repitition that followed

You two night owls are up late :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 03:15

been to bed once, but as usual, back up again :-(

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 11 Apr 2013 03:25

I have just been Texting a friend in hospital and hoping things are going as planned. Tis making me more sleepless than ever :-(


Am just off to change back to the NZ site

Edit....can't sign in on the NZ site :-(

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 11 Apr 2013 03:38

Neither can I But that wasn't helped by a) forgetting how I did it last time b) forgetting my password and c) windows configuring in the middle of my confusion without warning :-S

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 13:15

Just thought I woulld bring this thread back to the top..

I am on GR za and have now started getting the damn adverts on za.

So am fed up of them so much that I am thinking of giving this site up.
Which GR site doesn't have adverts on now..please.

Sue :-\ :-\

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 15 Jun 2013 14:02

Just install AdBlock (free) then practically no ads at all on GenesRU or anywhere else.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 14:18

Thanks Rollo will try that. :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 15 Jun 2013 16:30

I know what GR nz is but what is GR za

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 17:20

Hi Nolls...

GR South Africa. :-D :-D :-D :-D

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 17:21

Well AdBlock hasn't worked.So looks like I am going to have put up with them for now..

Sorry Rollo..

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 17:55

Put another version on after I had taken the other version off.
And now it's working Yeah!!!!!!!!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 15 Jun 2013 19:26

I have only one ad showing across the top of the screen. It changes occasionally, but none of them flash or move or distract.

Currently, it is for the Retirement Directory.co.uk

Your online guide to retirement

Not much use to me ...... but it is small and I hardly notice it


I use AdBlock all the time :-D


can't beat it

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 19:40

Sylvia,,

I kept getting different ads for clothes,retirement,+ holidays and it got on my nerves.
I do use GR za and at first it was great,,,no ads nothing..

Just realised that GR changed Monday last as thats when the ads started..

It's fixed now and no more ads thanks to Rollo... :-D :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 15 Jun 2013 22:26

Sue

good to hear you've got rid of them :-D


I use .co.uk .................. but had no problems with ads even after last Monday

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 15 Jun 2013 22:41

Sylvia,

The flashing ads were giving me a really bad headache and the old eyes were going cross eyed..

Thanks Sylvia. :-D :-D

jax

jax Report 15 Jun 2013 22:49

I have a flashing one at the moment advertising some game called Tynon....I know I shouldn't have started playing Candy Crush on face book :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 16 Jun 2013 00:05

Sue


you're very welcome!


Glad I helped :-D


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