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wildbill

I'm looking at an Arduino forum already. I really don't need to see Ads for....Arduino  >:(

Robin2

I was going to make the same point but then I reminded myself that I don't have to pay to use the Forum.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

cryscryb

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Oct 12, 2018, 06:01 pm Last Edit: Oct 12, 2018, 06:07 pm by cryscryb
Has anyone else using the latest version of Google Chrome noticed that on the reference pages, the square ad on the left sidebar overlaps the reference content? Basically you can't read a chunk of the content because the add runs over about 1/2 inch of the content area cutting off the front bit of each line.

I either have to switch browsers to view reference pages or I have to use the code inspector to alter the CSS so I can read the reference text. That got me annoyed pretty quickly and I resorted to an ad block plugin to simply remove all the ads altogether, though I usually don't mind them and it's a probably not what they intended. :/

Delta_G

I was going to make the same point but then I reminded myself that I don't have to pay to use the Forum.

...R
And when people get annoyed at too many ads and leave, that's how websites die.  It's happened over and over on the internet.  It is especially bad when the ads don't behave and end up making the site unusable like mentioned by @cryscryb. 
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Please do not PM with technical questions or comments.  Keep Arduino stuff out on the boards where it belongs.

ballscrewbob

Dont see any adverts here....
Hmmm Maybe its the extra care I take with my browsers add ons etc.

Scriptsafe works well in Chrome methinks  :)
FBPurity in FB (FB how it should be)
GoogleAnalyticsOptOut (from google themselves)

Am sure you guys have your own additions to a cleaner better internet.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

larryd

I was going to make the same point but then I reminded myself that I don't have to pay to use the Forum.

...R
I think you have more than paid your dues.


No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

pert

Has anyone else using the latest version of Google Chrome noticed that on the reference pages, the square ad on the left sidebar overlaps the reference content? Basically you can't read a chunk of the content because the add runs over about 1/2 inch of the content area cutting off the front bit of each line.
There is a bug report for it here:
https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/8089
However, the problem now no longer occurs for me after I did a Ctrl+F5. So it may be the problem is already fixed by they didn't bother to close the issue report. That's a frequent problem in the Arduino organization. The website team just refuse to use the established system that works so well for the rest of the developers.

ChrisTenone

I was going to make the same point but then I reminded myself that I don't have to pay to use the Forum.

...R
You pay with your time.
Atmosphere carries combustion vapors to places where they will do good instead of harm - Mike Faraday's 'History of a Candle': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W0MHZ4jb4A

Whoops ::)

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