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#1 richardprice

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:52

Since fairly recently (past couple of weeks) I have been seeing adverts in the forums and yet I’m an Autosport Plus subscriber - how do I resolve this?

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#2 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:11

You're not the first to notice this and not the first to ask. We've yet to hear back from anyone about why this is the case.



#3 HP

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 16:23

As a subscriber, for me the ads don't show up, but the empty spaces where the adds are supposed to be, do show. In general with or without adds it is possible within browsers to add some own styling to any website, and in this case simply hide away the ads spaces. The ads still will be loaded from the internet though.

 

Websites often change styling for that very reason, and so any solution to hide away will most likely need some maintenance. But it can be done without being a web developer of any sorts. Just search how to do custom styling and a website basis for your browser and OS, and be willing to learn some simple CSS basics.

 

As already mentioned ads still will be loaded, so hiding them away IMO doesn't do much harm for the revenue of AS anyway. And if no ads are loaded as is in my case, well then there is even less harm done.



#4 PayasYouRace

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 17:01

As of me popping in now I'm ad free again. Thanks to whoever was paying attention. Well done!



#5 Rob Ryder

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 18:53

A round of applause for Autosport developers... the ads seem to have disappeared.

 

It still begs the question why it , and the login problems, happened in the first place.

25 years in IT taught me test - test - test -test and then implement.

 

Rob



#6 YoungGun

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:28

I experience a similar problem having my people work from home during these difficult times.



#7 ensign14

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 19:54

Adverts on the main site now.

 

For French Grand Prix tickets.

 

In June.

 

Seriously?



#8 Sterzo

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 21:16

^ Seriously annoying. As Hamilton said, cash is king, and these ads were probably paid for and so they'll keep running them to avoid having to refund.



#9 milestone 11

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:19

I'm getting adverts again today! What the hell is going on?

#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 10:01

Make sure you're signed into the main site, milestone 11.