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Whats with the Facebook banner inviting us to join the facebook group?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Carpediem44DB, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently shopping for a 53' pilot house
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    THE Ken Tibbitts?;)
     
  2. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Just resurrecting this thread about the Facebook site. Maybe the mods can wade in, but it seems I am getting many more Facebook type ads popping up and I am concerned that CSR is planning to fully and completely migrate to Facebook. If that is the case "I am out". I have no interest in Facebook and I find that the organization of the new site "sucks" for finding things. Facebook is a "click bait" nightmare and will take away a lot of what I like about CSR, which is threaded topics that I can chose to read/respond or not. I am not forced to wade through crap I don't want to.

    And related to ads, I am really starting to hate the site with the pop-up ads. It is now almost unusable on an iPhone with no opt out. I have been Gold sponsoring for years and its really starting to bug me that I pay twice, once for the sponsorship and again selling my attention to advertisers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  3. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Looking for next big ride
    2019 Mercury 15 OB
    Agreed to both points. Facebook stinks as a searchable forum.

    Perhaps I misunderstood, but I thought sponsorship came with an ad-free experience (except the sidebar ads, which are ok). The new ad format is getting irritating.
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Here is an example replying to this thread from my alerts

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  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Here is another at the top for sealskin covers ... after replying with my last response.... getting a little silly

    C56D0C6D-3AAC-4985-BDE2-CB6238DD7299.jpeg
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I use "Crystal" ad blocker on my iPhone and iPad and I do not see any ads while on CSR.
     
  7. 2016FLD

    2016FLD Member

    92
    Apr 3, 2020
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    1985 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    5.7 Mercruiser
    Wow, I was thinking of switching to iPhone, so glad I didn't, I only see about two ads a day using Android.
     
  8. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently shopping for a 53' pilot house
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I joined the Carver Owners Group on FB and frankly think it sucks. I like being able to visit specific threads for specific models. I joined the Carver owners forum as well and have found that there is just not that much interaction. I don't know if that says something about Carver owners in general? I am glad that I had this site to enjoy over the last five years and plan to follow as a former Sea Ray owner.
    Carpe Diem
     
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  9. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    111
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    I’ve said this before
    I post my repair photos on Facebook in public albums but thats it
    Everything else is locked down

    I joined when my daughter got a smartphone and started high school
    “Dad owns the phone you block me you lose the phone”
    Now she is 26 and is a teacher.
    But hmmm, it’s still Dad’s phone...
     
  10. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    We are not migrating to Facebook. I just have the group there to give our Facebook using members a place to check in with each other on that platform. Facebook is great for the minute to minute chit chat. Forums like CSR are great for building an archive of usable info, and more rich conversations.

    Sponsors are not supposed to see any of those popups. The only ads sponsors should see are the banner ads on the right and one up top which are ads from our specific boating advertisers like NBOA Insurance. It is hard to figure out what shows where and when, so I will keep working on it. I'll try to tweak it some tonight on my ipad.

    The banner ad up top for facebook is what the software called a notice. Once you click the X you should never see it again.
     
  11. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    We are not migrating to Facebook. I just have the group there to give our Facebook using members a place to check in with each other on that platform. Facebook is great for the minute to minute chit chat. Forums like CSR are great for building an archive of usable info, and more rich conversations.

    Sponsors are not supposed to see any of those popups. The only ads sponsors should see are the banner ads on the right and one up top which are ads from our specific boating advertisers like NBOA Insurance. It is hard to figure out what shows where and when, so I will keep working on it. I'll try to tweak it some tonight on my ipad.

    The banner ad up top for facebook is what the software called a notice. Once you click the X you should never see it again.
     
  12. alnav

    alnav Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    I am now getting the ad pop-ups on Safari on a Mac. Started with the latest update which was billed as making MacOS and iOS more similar. Very annoying.
     
  13. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Looking for next big ride
    2019 Mercury 15 OB
    For your investigative info, on my iOS devices I'm consistently getting the popup adds like the one @Blueone posted. This happens when clicking on a thread and it covers the whole page. It seems like a Google-driven add. In the last week I also started to get the some type on my desktop (Chrome).
     
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  14. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I have seen various posts about ads on CSR. I have no problems with ads at all on any of my devices for CSR or any other website. I have posted this previously and I will repost it now.

    On Google Chrome I use "Ad Block Plus" it works great and I never see any unwanted ads or pop ups on any site including CSR.

    On my IOS devices I use "Crystal" ad blocking. It also works great and eliminates unwanted pop up ads.

    They are worth the investment!
     
  15. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Is it any better? I have tweaked on the ads quite a bit.
     
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  16. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Seems better for me, thanks Jim.
     
  17. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Looking for next big ride
    2019 Mercury 15 OB
    Yes, much better.
     
  18. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Likewise. Much better. Thanks! Now I can use my phat trhums and mspelll and autocorrelation on my ipone agan
     
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  19. 2016FLD

    2016FLD Member

    92
    Apr 3, 2020
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    1985 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    5.7 Mercruiser
    LOL, my daughter was on my plan till she was 35... What can I say... Dads and daughters ;)
     
  20. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Way better...

    Thank you!

    Bennett
     

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