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Ads on my own ibles Answered

I am getting ads when viewing my own instructables. I'm logged in, have a current pro account, and tried logging out and in again. When viewing other author's instructables, there are no ads. 


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joebog1
joebog1

5 years ago

Its normal!!!

They got our money!!!

now they will blast us with ads that block what we are trying to read!!

VERY POOR ETHICS!!

Cost me $50 to get MORE ads

joebog1

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Random_Canadian
Random_Canadian

5 years ago

I see banner and side ads on any instructable. forum content does not show these.

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makendo
makendo

Reply 5 years ago

This happened again to me last week, too, but only on one computer. Clearing the cache seemed to fix it.

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pseaton
pseaton

5 years ago

Update:

I believe we fixed this bug about a month ago, then accidentally reverted our own fix while releasing urgent changes elsewhere. We try to release very little in October, so we expect to get the fix for this rereleased next week along with a bunch of other changes.

I'll post here once the release goes live.

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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

5 years ago

One of the best things you can do to be rid of ads from all web sites is install "disconnect me" under "tools> add-ons" while Im writing this is blocking 24 ads.

If you use chrome google "disconnect for chrome"

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Pro members shouldn't have to do that, though - one of the listed perks of being pro is "less adverts".

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pseaton
pseaton

Reply 5 years ago

Logged in Pro members should not see any ads in the body of the Instructable, period. You may see one in the header, and you may see two in the sidebar, but there shouldn't be any inline. Please let us know if this is not the case. Our testing has revealed no bugs in this area currently.

We did see an issue briefly last week where ads appeared for pro users in the body of the Instructable. This was an honest mistake and a bug, not a deliberate push for more ads. Please let me know if we've missed the mark!

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

Reply 5 years ago

There should not be any ads at all for pro members. I'm getting a header and one above the ible info on the right sidebar that follows me as I scroll down. I have never seen ads before as a pro member, and adding ads for pro, regardless of whether it's less than non-pro, would be very uncool.

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pseaton
pseaton

Reply 5 years ago

I stand corrected, my apologies! I don't see this view very often myself, but I was pretty sure we'd always shown the leaderboard and sidebar ads. I can confirm though that you're correct.

We'll get that fixed for pro's pronto!

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

Reply 5 years ago

I'm no longer seeing ads.

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

Reply 5 years ago

Here in Australia it's still showing ads. Reactivated adblock....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Phil, see bricabrac's comment above.

I have also been getting the ads this last week, using Win10 & up-to-date FireFox.

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Moem
Moem

Reply 5 years ago

| using Win10

That's your problem, right there. ;-P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Meh, it could be - I have a "feature" where, if I plug the laptop in while it's running, the screen goes black, and stays black until I restart...

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pseaton
pseaton

Reply 5 years ago

Weird.... so the sidebar ads disappeared, then came back again last week? Especially odd since we make zero changes during October to keep things consistent around Halloween.

I do see that the sidebar ads and leaderboard are present for pro users. We'll take a look.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

The ads in the banner and to the side are new, since (it appears) the recent update. I hadn't seen banner/side ads for months, and then it was explained (I think) as a side effect of a geographically-limited contest - it was only being advertised in the US, so the rest of the world got that space filled by an ad.

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

Reply 5 years ago

That Tandy Leather ad was in the "Lets Make" header/search bar and was only up for a few days. With the exception of the "Lets make" banner changing to an add shortly and sporatically, I have not seen a single ad on instructables for years. I would expect the same on your end, since you've been pro forever.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Yup, you're right, and yes, I have been (I can't remember the exact date, but I turned Pro in the first couple of days of Pro).

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

Reply 5 years ago

That used to be the case...but now it's ads galore!

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

Reply 5 years ago

I am using Adblock now...what a relief!

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liquidhandwash
liquidhandwash

Reply 5 years ago

Did you try "disconnect me"? Ive not tried adblock it would be good to compair them

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

Reply 5 years ago

No I haven't tried disconnect me because I forgot I had Adblock...it's brilliant!

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

5 years ago

Or the ones that when you scroll down the ad stays put!

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

5 years ago

Especially the one's that flash at you insisting you look at them!

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

5 years ago

It's now very annoying to be a pro member and get these ads...I can't get rid of them and it makes reading anyone's instructable unenjoyable because they are an intrusion and unwarranted!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

There's an opt-out option on that website.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Which doesn't really work, because all I get is a different ad from a different agency.

When I opt out of that one, it's replaced by an ad from google, and there isn't an opt-out option there...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 5 years ago

Actually, I'm getting ads on any instructable I look at.

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bravoechonovember1
bravoechonovember1

5 years ago

so am I it actually started for me when I logged out then back in

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makendo
makendo

5 years ago

Me too, but I'm getting them on all articles, not just my own