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Old 04-28-2022, 12:54 PM   #21
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Try using the app instead. It has no ads. The functionality is a bit different but in some ways it's easier and in some ways it's not.

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Uh...nope! There are def ads on the app.
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Old 04-28-2022, 01:13 PM   #22
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Uh...nope! There are def ads on the app.
Not sure what app you're using but I've been using the green FR app for Android, ever since it came out years ago. NEVER have had any ads.
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Old 04-28-2022, 01:58 PM   #23
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X2, I use the app on my android phone and iPad. No adds, easy to use. I never use web browser because of the horrible ads taking up all the space.
Sammi, you won't be able to the message I wrote for you because I wrote it in the message title and the app developer forgot that part.

An app is supposed to:
  1. Provide every function the website provided
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The Forest River app developer failed to provide every function the website does--e.g., message titles. The app is incomplete.
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Old 04-28-2022, 03:48 PM   #24
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Not sure what app you're using but I've been using the green FR app for Android, ever since it came out years ago. NEVER have had any ads.
Doh! I just realized I'm on the website on my phone, not on the app. I got confused cause I'm on my phone, not my computer. Sorry!! 🤪
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Old 04-28-2022, 04:04 PM   #25
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Doh! I just realized I'm on the website on my phone, not on the app. I got confused cause I'm on my phone, not my computer. Sorry!!
I was wondering!
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Old 04-28-2022, 06:00 PM   #26
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What the heck is going on with the giant ads that are on every page lately? The numerous smaller ads are annoying enough but now there's an ad that takes up the whole screen when I scroll down every page.
I get that this is an ad-supported forum but for crying out loud, a full page television ad about flea and tick prevention?
I think my head's going to explode. 💥
Are you logged in when you see these?
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Old 04-28-2022, 10:26 PM   #27
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Although they are a private company, the estimates of their revenue are usually around ten million dollars a year and I'm betting that's low. One web site I read that is just a single site reported they made over $600,000 a month in ad revenue during an interview the founder gave. And that was many, many years ago. There is a massive amount of overhead needed to keep these things online and running as smoothly as they do so good for them.
Whoa, I wish that was true! Forums are not lucrative like that but they are self supporting and that means we can keep the lights on.

We do indeed use an ad supported model to pay for the free service but if you simply log in the majority of them are reduce. We use this strategy to give our members a better experience and guests a little incentive to login.

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The giant ad is on every thread I open, always below the third or fourth post on the thread. This just started a few days ago.
These are only shown to guests so make sure you are logged in and they will go away.

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Scrolling down in the thread results in a small pop-up screen in the lower right hand corner of my screen, showing the "camper report" starring two guys who clearly should get into a serious exercise regimen. Maybe buy a couple of the expensive workout machines that have a built-in tv with an instructor.
That video is only shown to guests. Just login and it will not be shown.

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I delete my history at least daily. I also have an ad blocker (which does not work on this forum).
It could be that when you delete your history it also deletes the cookie that keeps you logged in here. So when you return you see what a guest sees (more ads). Just make sure you are logged in to see less ads.
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Old 04-30-2022, 10:54 PM   #28
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So, to access the site with more limited ads from a phone, one can log in direct to a website and not use Tapatalk’s app?
Tapatalk had annoying ads until I paid their low annual fee to avoid ANY ads. AFAIK, the biggest reason that a business wants you to use their app, is they acquire more of your personal data (which can usually be limited by the cookie choices), and apps don’t allow an ad blocker (at least mine) to work. Ad blockers delete not only ads but the associated revenue to the developers, also AFAIK.
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Old 04-30-2022, 11:04 PM   #29
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So, to access the site with more limited ads from a phone, one can log in direct to a website and not use Tapatalk’s app?
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I have no idea what Tapatalk is.
There is a Forest River Forum app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...estriverforums
You can also loggin on your phone using https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/
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Old 04-30-2022, 11:25 PM   #30
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I have no idea what Tapatalk is.
There is a Forest River Forum app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...estriverforums
You can also loggin on your phone using https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/
Tapatalk is what's known as the"orange app". The first link you posted is the "green app".
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Old 05-01-2022, 05:49 AM   #31
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I have no idea what Tapatalk is.
There is a Forest River Forum app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...estriverforums
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Tapatalk is what's known as the"orange app". The first link you posted is the "green app".
Tapatalk is similar to the FR app but Tapatalk allows you to log into other forums that use the same type of forum connectivity.

I have about a dozen forums associated with my Tapatalk app. The green FR app is FR specific.
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Old 05-01-2022, 08:51 AM   #32
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Tapatalk is similar to the FR app but Tapatalk allows you to log into other forums that use the same type of forum connectivity.

I have about a dozen forums associated with my Tapatalk app. The green FR app is FR specific.

Exactly. Multiple areas of interest represented on Tapatalk with the option to opt out of ads for a fee. One forum I follow withdrew from the app due to its bigger share of their limited revenue. Their site now appears to be setback 15 years.
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Old 05-04-2022, 11:11 AM   #33
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Ridiculous ads in the forum

I am seeing this ad all over the forum. It’s ridiculous and misleading. #createsludgeinyourtank.

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Old 05-04-2022, 11:21 AM   #34
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It's called "click bait". Advertisers will do almost anything to get your attention. The world is full of noise and they want to stand out.
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Old 05-04-2022, 11:21 AM   #35
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The stupid ads, as well as just plain annoying ones, seem to be coming from "Google" when I am on the Forum.

Not sure the site owner really controls them.
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Old 05-04-2022, 11:30 AM   #36
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I am seeing this ad all over the forum. It’s ridiculous and misleading. #createsludgeinyourtank.
That's not where you put blinker fluid!!!
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Old 05-04-2022, 11:32 AM   #37
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On my PC I have AdBlock installed works great, I don't see any adds.
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Old 05-04-2022, 11:47 AM   #38
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I use Brave browser and it does an excellent job of filtering a lot of the stupid ads. It's build on chrome. They have a program where they show privacy-respecting ads and give you a couple of cryptocurrency tokens to look at them.
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So you werent amazed when you saw number 10? LMAO. Those are my favorite. especially the ones for people who used to be "stars", but look at them now... Hahaha
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