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Offtopic => Offtopic => Topic started by: B+ on 12. August 2017, 18:34:28

Title: ProBoards
Post by: B+ on 12. August 2017, 18:34:28
Literally in your face for using an ad blocker!

http://qb64.freeforums.net/thread/66/
(Dang! you have to be a member there too for attached materials.)

Is that what a pro should do?
Title: Re: ProBoards
Post by: ZXDunny on 14. August 2017, 01:14:01
I used my adblocker to block it. Worked a treat.
Title: Re: ProBoards
Post by: John on 14. August 2017, 02:43:25
Besides the ads ProBoards floods you with, they put your PC to its knees draining your cookie file.
Title: Re: ProBoards
Post by: ZXDunny on 14. August 2017, 09:39:11
Besides the ads ProBoards floods you with, they put your PC to its knees draining your cookie file.

What does "draining your cookie file" mean?
Title: Re: ProBoards
Post by: John on 14. August 2017, 18:29:36
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What does "draining your cookie file" mean?

Brute force method of returning the contents of you browser cookie file. Didn't you find it strange seeing ads popping up based on sites you visited?
Title: Re: ProBoards
Post by: B+ on 14. August 2017, 21:35:42
Ha! If his ad blocker worked, he wouldn't have seen any ads.

The thing is my browser already has an ad blocker built in.

AND this (see attachment) appears at the heading of the site:


What is one to think when they flat out lie? No popups, no annoyances? Who are they kidding?