hate to sound negative but..

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by thebarbequeen, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    NOT a fan of these margin ads, and all evening the pages have been taking a really long time to load.  Have to keep prodding with "go to" or refresh. Don't know if it's because of all the stuff on the page, or a system thing. I'm the only one in the house online right now, too!   This does not make me want to buy the stuff taking up my forum space and bandwidth.
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmmm.... .mine is just flying along, no problem. Check your task manager and see if something is using up a lot of RAM or CPU processing.
     
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have noticed mine is running a little slower then usual the last couple days while here only. But not as slow as yours where I've needed to refresh.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Barbe, did you know you could turn the ads off? Go to your profile page and click on edit acct. details. At the bottom of that page is a box to check to turn off the ads.
     
  5. tank

    tank Smoke Blower

    Do you have to be a premium member to turn the ads off?  I looked for it but can't find it.  I have to say that I do not like this setup either.
     
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Always thought about becoming  premium member but the number of ads now and reduced size of the posts have compeled me to finally upgrade my membership.  Can somebody show me where to go to becomes a Premium Member

    Al
     
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well you know a guy has to make a living and not all things in life go your way . After all he is paying the bills. JMO...
     
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Here ya go!!!   http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/payment.php  

    Have a great day

      Craig
     
     
  9. tank

    tank Smoke Blower

  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Yes!!!!

      Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
     
  11. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the Link Craig!  I just did a two year subscription.  For the life of me I couldn't find the link even after doing a search. 

    FPNMF  - search specialist
     
  12. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Apparently, we sold a site skin ad to Tropicana orange juice. I love Tropicana orange juice.. especially with the pulp in it but I have to say that yellow is not my favorite color[​IMG]

    Huddler handles all of the advertising for us and I do appreciate that, it frees me up to do what I really want to be doing instead of fussing with advertisers.

    The premier membership really is the way to go if you are bothered by the advertising.. The advertising does pay the bills but I can certainly understand not wanting the ads to be in the way.

    When you become a premier member, you have the option to turn off all of the advertising and it is a really nice feature.

    Just go to "MY PROFILE" and click on "Edit Account Details" Scroll to the bottom of the page and place a checkmark in the box that says "Turn Off Advertising".

    Presto!!

    Premier memberships can be purchased at http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/payment.php
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  13. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    I didn't have any scans or downloads going on, and closed my other windows. maybe just some local glitch but it's still a little jerky this morning.


    Thanks for that, Al!  That's a big help, and will speed things up at least a bit. 
     
  14. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, Jeff, I know it's not all in your hands, and I really felt bad about feeling so negative!  I am a premier already, but up until now I haven't minded the ads and appreciate the sponsors that support the site.  Sometimes I find something I need!

    I was sort of aware of Premier being ad-proofing, but that wasn't why I went that route.  At least my grumpy rant might get more premier members? again, sorry I felt I had to vent about this.  I'll go fix my own problem right now!  thanks, again.
     
  15. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    No problem.. I completely understand!
     
  16. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well BarbeQueen,   You sold my membership. 

    Huddler got it changed over right away to premier and the option to block advertising came up in minutes.  Just remember to pay with a credit card, if you do bank debit Paypal says it takes a couple of days to transfer funds.

    Thanks for your response Jeff, it is nice having a full size page to read and respond to posts.

    Look forward to meeting you at N Florida Gathering

    Al
     
  17. Just purchased a 2 year Premier Membership.....thanks Tropicana! [​IMG]  I too usually like the advertisements (and Tropicana OJ - with Pulp) and sometimes find something to buy, but this skin ad is killing my eyes with the yellow and smaller writing.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  18. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Yeah.. yellow is NOT my color at all but I guess I can't complain too much since they are paying for it. :My wife loves yellow so you can imagine what I have to deal with at home[​IMG]
     
  19. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I am thirsty for something... yeah, some OJ.  Not sure why, I hardly drink the stuff.
     
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There's ads on here???!
     

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