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Old 11-15-2019, 08:59 AM
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Sorry if I missed and announcement or something but recently I'm seeing ads - is this a policy change?
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:56 AM
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NAFAICT - I don't see any. What ads are you seeing?

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Old 11-15-2019, 12:21 PM
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On this page - Chewey's Tex-Mex and Zenni Eeyewear
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:22 PM
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Try signing out, then signing back in.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:28 PM
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Signed out and signed back in:
Edge - still see ads
Chrome – still see ads
IE – no ads
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:50 PM
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I'm just a plain old member and I'm not seeing any.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:58 PM
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Hmmm...

OK - I'll try running spyware and malware cleaners and see what happens...
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:01 PM
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Nothing has changed on this end.

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Old 11-15-2019, 02:33 PM
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OK - ran MS Security scan, Superantispyware, and Malware bytes - nothing found
Still seeing ads in both Chrome and Edge
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:36 PM
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Do you run Ad-Aware?
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:16 PM
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Yep - nothing found.
Just to check I just installed Firefox, which has never been installed on this pc before and I still see ads.
Only on the SDMB - no where else
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:38 AM
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Click on this link, and then click on other links here on the SDMB:
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...isplay.php?f=2

If you aren't served ads, then your bookmark (or whatever gets you here) is probably missing the https at the beginning of it, or has http instead of https.

This can cause all sorts of problems, one of which is that the system will often treat you as if you are not logged in and therefore could display ads.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:20 AM
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That link serves up ads as well
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:35 AM
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That link serves up ads as well
I clicked that link and see no ads.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:40 PM
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Zoid, I went and looked at your settings.

You have not been a Charter Member since 2011. Sometimes the flag that indicates user title "sticks" and doesn't flip when the usergroup changes. This actually happened twice.

You DID continue to subscribe for a while after that, I show a registration paid as so:

Straight Dope Board Membership 06-04-2017 to 06-04-2019

You are a Guest, and that is why you are seeing ads.

Your correct user title has been reinstated. Sorry for any confusion you might have had.

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Old 11-16-2019, 07:40 PM
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Zoid, I went and looked at your settings.

You have not been a Charter Member since 2011. Sometimes the flag that indicates user title "sticks" and doesn't flip when the usergroup changes. This actually happened twice.

You DID continue to subscribe for a while after that, I show a registration paid as so:

Straight Dope Board Membership 06-04-2017 to 06-04-2019

You are a Guest, and that is why you are seeing ads.

Your correct user title has been reinstated. Sorry for any confusion you might have had.

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DAMN!

Any chance I can get a one time pass and get my charter membership back?
I honestly thought I was paid up and in good standing.

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Old 11-16-2019, 09:48 PM
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I can see where if the system said you were a Charter Member all along, you'd think you were a Charter Member. That is the fault of the system.

Under these circumstances, what I can do is offer you the same registration deal we had a few months ago. Go make a $30 "Friend of Cecil" donation and I'll restore your Charter Membership.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:26 PM
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Done, and Thank You
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:13 PM
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Likewise done here. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and promptly signing up.

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