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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby AdrianB38 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:11 am

JaneyH wrote:... At the present time I don't get any adverts on the app, ...

I find that the ads often take a considerable time to appear (Samsung S3 Mini on Android), so I can actually read many threads without the ad appearing.

Because the ads come in a specific, defined fashion, it may be that it is possible to download ad-blocking software designed to silence this particular channel. I don't know so I've never tried it and therefore am in no position to recommend it.
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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby paulr1949 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:27 pm

I had a half hour session with a coffee this morning and no ads appeared, just the spaces. Not complaining ;-)

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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby SoozOne » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:06 am

Absolutely Delighted to see sponsorship ads back to WDYTYA again. Thank you so much for listening.

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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby jadedcynic2015 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:07 am

I've just logged on for the first time ever.

In a recent google search, i found a post on your site that is directly related to research I've been doing.

I have taken the time to verify all my information before registering on here in order to contact the member who posted the original enquiry.

Now I have written my first response to them, but I have a message telling me my post looks 'spammy'. No actual guidelines about what you mean by this. It also tells me to remove any 'bad' words; again, this is not qualified in any way so it's impossible for me to understand (even as a senior researcher with a Masters degree in linguistics and English language) what the heck you mean by this.
Guidance please.
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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby JaneyH » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:51 am


I've just seen your post on this thread and on the 'prison records' discussion. You mentioned you couldn't post information because it "looked spammy". I suspect this is because you're new to the forum and you tried to include a website address in your response.

This forum has periodically had problems with people joining and posting spam (selling kitchens was a favourite!) so the administrators now prevent new members from posting web addresses for their first few posts.

I realise this can be a bit frustrating, but I hope it doesn't put you off. There are lots of very knowledgeable people who contribute to this site who are very generous with their time. Good luck with your research!


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Re: Problems with the forum – resolved

Postby jadedcynic2015 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:49 pm


Thanks for the helpful response.

However, I did not include a web address or email as I'm aware they are typically part of the parameters that 'bots' are set to search for when detecting potential spam.

I eventually pared my message down to one or two lines that said very little; I just hope it will be enough for the person in question to feel able to respond to. My research is very germane to theirs, so all I am trying to do is help them out with a question they had posted.

Thanks again,

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