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I retired my old forum ID for this one I initially created when I first joined years ago. I won't use both concurrently, doubt I would ever want to use the old one again anyway. Hope you all don't mind my taking liberty to do this, I did email the forum admin regarding this but no response. I am doing this to make it harder for the trackers to follow, I know, why do that? Because, a lot of things are getting out of hand online. Please don't refer back to my old ID. I'm not stating it here for a reason, but those who know who chris in the middle east is, know who.
 



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I retired my old forum ID for this one I initially created when I first joined years ago. I won't use both concurrently, doubt I would ever want to use the old one again anyway. Hope you all don't mind my taking liberty to do this, I did email the forum admin regarding this but no response. I am doing this to make it harder for the trackers to follow, I know, why do that? Because, a lot of things are getting out of hand online. Please don't refer back to my old ID. I'm not stating it here for a reason, but those who know who chris in the middle east is, know who.
Hi FAP ;)
 
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FAP

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Hi

Just call me Fiber Array Package, my initial interest in lasers. :) Seems like someone has flipped a switch to make the forum near unreadable for me, yesterday someone kept knocking down my VPN somehow and inserted a virus to slow my pages down. Maybe I miffed off someone over my comment about fake newbies when things are slow?

Naw, just paranoid. Regardless, doesn't mean someone isn't screwing with you though. Nice upgrade to the forum, you can insert extra adds, make it unreadable at a whim! Even program in auto joins of clueless newbies with questions which is triggered when too slow, I imagine. Doesn’t matter, they are entertaining, but too often blow their own cover by talking far more advanced stuff than they could have known, unless a well exprienced tech.
 
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The way its been lately I wouldn't exactly say you are wrong about the newbs.
For the ads, use adblocker of firefox browser. I know Avery has to pay for this forum, but the ads have got quite excessive.
 

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I need it, I paid 5 bucks a month with a note from FAP but the adds have been on for a long time regardless. Now purposely set far wider than my browser can take without compacting threads to be unreadible, not a mod function, I know that.
 

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I don't think many are getting responses from Avery atm. He is obviously very busy elsewhere.
 

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Well, someone is at the controls. He’s a highly skilled computer security specialist. Both of my Windows computers started having issues the day after I spilled the beans, had to reload windows on both to fix it, one at home and one at work, knocking down my vpn over and over again only happened when I logged in here showing my IP to the system. Once I stopped using my laptop the problem stopped, an iphone must be more secure.
 
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Occasionally the forum goes offline for a while so he is still maintaining and updating it. My theory is his message box is inundated with pm's.
 

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Welcome FAP--glad to see you are posting again.

Using Firefox V87 on either "standard" or "strict" setting in "security and privacy" w/o any add ons or special setting other than all boxes under "Deceptive Content and Dangerous Software Protection" checked----no ad problems at all no compression of page.
It gives you a lot of choices + the "protections dashboard" covers a lot of concerns and ground.
Donwload it an have a look.

If I use my old browser, I get all the ads and the crazy compression of page you describe.
 

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I retired my old forum ID for this one I initially created when I first joined years ago. I won't use both concurrently, doubt I would ever want to use the old one again anyway. Hope you all don't mind my taking liberty to do this, I did email the forum admin regarding this but no response. I am doing this to make it harder for the trackers to follow, I know, why do that? Because, a lot of things are getting out of hand online. Please don't refer back to my old ID. I'm not stating it here for a reason, but those who know who chris in the middle east is, know who.
You should give a mod all of your other accounts so they can remove them. You've complained many times already about the ads. You were even given suggestions on how to get rid of them. Either do it or put up with the ads. It's Avery's forum and if he wants the money from the ad revenue then let him have it. He's not going to give up cash just to cater to your personal preferences
 

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If you subscribe to the forum you lose the ads. He hasn't lost the ads despite paying to do so.
 

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Ah so when you donate you lose the ads? Then yeah I don't understand why he can't just use an ad blocker like everyone else. It has to be this dramatic thing with him. He rage quits then comes back then does it over again and again. Just use the darn adblocker.
 

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I think its more that he isn't getting what he's paid for more than just the ads being there. Everyone finds ads annoying. Especially that quantity. The forum still has enough ads even with adblocker. But at least they are Sanwu etc
 

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It's nothing to complain about over and over again. Heck if you wanted, adblocker has a feature that will block custom objects manually. It will remember these settings and keep it blocked. I don't know what Avery does these days but he's always been laid back when it came to lpf. He would come into IRC chat every once in a while but that was ages ago. I'm told that only two mods are active right now. It couldn't hurt to get more attention and management from Avery but it is what it is.
 

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I think its more that he isn't getting what he's paid for more than just the ads being there. Everyone finds ads annoying. Especially that quantity. The forum still has enough ads even with adblocker. But at least they are Sanwu etc
Exactly.
Paying a getting nothing is a different story than not liking ads. Is prbably an oversight by Avery.

He can always switch to Firefox. All I get is the Sanwu and jayrob banners. No ad ons no nothing else.
No need for any add on adblocker which has it's disadvantages also.
Advertising blockers are free, some rely on a business model of selling your personal data without your knowledge to survive same as some websites do.
 

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Well I dunno. Best we can do is just keep emailing him about it. Maybe some day he will answer
 




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