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Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:17 pm
by Will Winder
The SO3 ads are a bit much, especially the popup.

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:26 pm
by twforeman
No pop up blocker?

I've not seen an ad for the S3...

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:44 pm
by CastIrony
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Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:03 pm
by WillAdams
Yeah, I suggested that it should allow the user to interact and plug in their serial number and thence be exempted.

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:49 pm
by Will Winder
This forum was built as a community for hobby CNC enthusiasts first and foremost. It would be nice to continue to grow in that direction the same way the RepRap forum encompasses all types of 3D printers. The ads leave me with an impression that I shouldn't be here if I'm not planning to buy a SO3.

Just my 2 cents, maybe I'm the only one.

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:35 pm
by Woodworker
The ads bother me, so I come here less often. There were no adds for the SO2, why now. I read the forum on my iPad, there is no add blocker. Are we here to sell SO3 machines or to help each other get the most out of what ever SO machine they have?

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:56 pm
by DanMc
On iPad you can read on tapatalk, no ads:)

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:12 pm
by CastIrony
DanMc wrote:On iPad you can read on tapatalk, no ads:)
Yeah, but instead you get Tapatalk :?

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:48 pm
by jacob32123
Woodworker wrote:The ads bother me, so I come here less often. There were no adds for the SO2, why now. I read the forum on my iPad, there is no add blocker. Are we here to sell SO3 machines or to help each other get the most out of what ever SO machine they have?
I 100% agree with this. It feels more like a sales pitch here on the forum, and less like an open source community.

If you use uBlock, and you want to get rid of the bar at the top of the forum, add this to your filters:

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||http://my.hellobar.com/de6d075888c319cb11c8b10e02489be13a747af8.js^$important,third-party

Re: Shapeoko 3 Ads

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:57 am
by Woodworker
In my opinion, the forum should not have ads to block or script around or require different apps to view add free. There is a for sale section and if needed run the ads there. Now i understand that it is not a cost free forum, one person foots the bill for the hardware, software and admin of the forum. if he needs financial help with this, i think Patreon (SP) is a better idea and he can put that in his signature.