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7th December 2018, 01:07 PM |#561  
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What about killing the Intrusive Signatures on XDA!
Some people have some really annoying BIG BLOODY SIGS! ...

I concur to @Eleo that we're going off-topic here but as you mentioned me just my two cents. Additionally his advice regarding the "use of the report button" is absolutely correct.
I'm accessing XDA only by two means: On PC/tablet via Firefox, on my Android handhelds via XDA labs. On PC, I don't mind the signatures at all as the size of the screen is sufficiently large. And at XDA labs, the signatures don't appear at all... On XDA labs, you must tab the avatar of the member who posted to review his signature.
In order to end on-topic: I realised that the possibility to donate to become add-free isn't available (or at least not shown) anymore. I remember that you could donate to get another user or yourself add-free.
7th December 2018, 04:42 PM |#562  
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In order to end on-topic: I realised that the possibility to donate to become add-free isn't available (or at least not shown) anymore. I remember that you could donate to get another user or yourself add-free.

You still can do that on XDA ad-free link for yourself or gift it to anybody:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/ad-free/
And as per usual, the "gift ad-free" appears to only the posts that got at least one thanks button. Maybe you were watching posts with no thanks
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7th December 2018, 05:14 PM |#563  
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@Eleo: Upps... Absolutely correct - and that includes your assumption. For some reason I immediately connected it with the new style.
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14th May 2019, 06:15 PM |#564  
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This one is so intrusive, I can't even use the breadcrumbs…
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6th August 2019, 04:14 AM |#565  
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Been seeing this before the ads actually load. It's apparently an image from an Indian news site, but I'm wondering why it's showing up before every ad.
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3rd January 2020, 06:00 AM |#566  
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obnoxious pop-ups
I don't care about the content of the ads, I can put up with the animated ones, but I absolutely despise the pop-up that tears the focus away from the text window into which I am typing. (I don't mean it distracts me, I mean I am suddenly not typing in the text box anymore.)

Something is determined to pop up at the bottom of the browser window. Dismissing it just makes things worse: If I miss the big "X" at the upper right that cleverly overlays another ad, I get yanked over to that ad. If I succeed in dismissing the ad that was blocking my view, another pops up in its place.
7th January 2020, 03:25 AM |#567  
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Today, 13:32 |#3

Originally Posted by J.Michael

I wish you would stop making random words in posts look like links. These "links" really pop up ads that have nothing to do with the linked word -- just using the word as an excuse to shove an ad up my nose. In addition to being distracting, just mousing over the link seems to be enough of an excuse to pop up the ad, which then blocks my view until I dismiss it or it times out.
I see you have already posted here, no need to make new threads.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...696660&page=57

I didn't think this was quite the same issue.

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This is specific to the 2015 theme, I'm pretty sure. You can try using one of the older themes like 2013 and I believe the in-line ads are no longer present.

I found a place to change the default Forum Skin from Forum Default to XDA 2013. I noted a fake link in a post before making the change. When I view the same post after making the change, there is no link. On the other hand, in the thread I started about this, the second time my original post is quoted, the word "view" becomes an ad-popping pseudo-link. (The place where I was able to change the Forum Skin *did* warn that some forums might temporarily override my choice. When I refreshed the page, the fake link no longer appeared.)

When I first read your response, I couldn't find a fake link to watch to see if changing the skin would eliminate the link. At the time, I was using a tablet. I'm not sure I ever saw such links while using the tablet. I don't know if it's the browser itself, or the user-agent string, or some other magic.

Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like it will at least cut down on the fake links.
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