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    AthletixNation Ads

    Lately I have noticed AthletixNation ads popping up on CycloneFanatic. These ads are causing issues for me for two reasons: 1.) I don't have a really fast connection so they really slow everything down when loading. 2.) I don't have an internet connection with unlimited data transfer, so constantly loading video without me asking is extremely annoying. I don't want to end up paying extra fees just because of some ads that I'm not paying attention to.

    I plan to fix this myself by completely blocking their domain on my end, but there may be other users who don't like the ads.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    Lately I have noticed AthletixNation ads popping up on CycloneFanatic. These ads are causing issues for me for two reasons: 1.) I don't have a really fast connection so they really slow everything down when loading. 2.) I don't have an internet connection with unlimited data transfer, so constantly loading video without me asking is extremely annoying. I don't want to end up paying extra fees just because of some ads that I'm not paying attention to.

    I plan to fix this myself by completely blocking their domain on my end, but there may be other users who don't like the ads.
    Other users who don't like their ads? Count me in on that. I do have a decently fast connection, but I usually watch my sports on ESPN3. When I get one, or two even, of those AthletixNation ads running, it seems to really mess up the feed on ESPN3, at least until I scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit pause on the AtletixNation ads.


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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    Lately I have noticed AthletixNation ads popping up on CycloneFanatic. These ads are causing issues for me for two reasons: 1.) I don't have a really fast connection so they really slow everything down when loading. 2.) I don't have an internet connection with unlimited data transfer, so constantly loading video without me asking is extremely annoying. I don't want to end up paying extra fees just because of some ads that I'm not paying attention to.

    I plan to fix this myself by completely blocking their domain on my end, but there may be other users who don't like the ads.
    Google Chrome + Notscripts

    This helps stop viruses too.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    Google Chrome + Notscripts

    This helps stop viruses too.
    Or Firefox and Noscript



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Ad Block Pro is also a great add-on for firefox.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    Google Chrome + Notscripts

    This helps stop viruses too.

    Notscript does the job, although I'm not sure what is more annoying, getting the ads, or having to whitelist everything.


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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Ad Block Pro is also a great add-on for firefox.
    Winner. I am often time surprised when visiting sites on my work computer - they look so much different than how they look at home on Firefox!



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Notscript does the job, although I'm not sure what is more annoying, getting the ads, or having to whitelist everything.
    Eh, after a day or two you pretty much don't have to whitelist anything anymore.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    So... these things now play these kia ads, with audio, if you leave the page open for awhile, making it impossible to keep CF open while doing other work. I'm not seeing a mute for this either. Can this be fixed\removed?



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    So... these things now play these kia ads, with audio, if you leave the page open for awhile, making it impossible to keep CF open while doing other work. I'm not seeing a mute for this either. Can this be fixed\removed?
    It's been reported. Thanks for the heads up.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    They aren't supposed to have audio. If you ever find one that does, please report it ASAP and I can get it turned off. Thanks for your input.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    The Activia ad has sound that plays and it comes up every other ad. I leave my desk for 3 seconds and my manager is on me asking what i'm watching online when I should be working. They don't mind me surfing cf, but they always think its a video feed.

    edit. i cant find a mute on this activia commercial and its driving me nuts.


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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    But I did notice HN has these ad/highlight machines also, but they put there on the top of the site. Thanks for at least not doing that.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Got it reported. Thanks.



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    Re: AthletixNation Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    The Activia ad has sound that plays and it comes up every other ad. I leave my desk for 3 seconds and my manager is on me asking what i'm watching online when I should be working. They don't mind me surfing cf, but they always think its a video feed.

    edit. i cant find a mute on this activia commercial and its driving me nuts.
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