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Viewing GW site - pop up disable ad blocker' box

Sorry this is not to do with gardening, but... every time I open the GW site I get a pop up box asking me either to register or disable the ad blocker. I am automatically logged in when this happens, and we know where disabling the ad blocker leads. Does anyone else get this If I click on register then go back, it solves it but it's very annoying. Is there a setting?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,567
    Anyone able to help with this?
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    I've never had it, so can't be of any help at all. 
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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 349
    Same with me on my personal laptop. I just ignore it and after a few random clicks ("Yes, ok i'll unblock it") it seems to be fine again, with the ad-blocker still on.

    On my business laptop there isn't an ad-blocker and I don't have too much of an issue with the ads anyway... 
  • StephenSouthwestStephenSouthwest Southwest EnglandPosts: 375
    You should be able to disable the ad blocker for this site only, which should solve the problem.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,102
    I use AdBlock Plus which works well and I never have to click anything.
    It just works in the background and prevents ads appearing
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  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,197
    I get the same problem. It works fine when I'm using the forum but if I want to view any other content on then I get a pop up asking me to disable adblock or to register. I then have to sign in again (even though I'm already signed in) to make this go away.
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    I tried disabling the ad blocker for GW only and was assaulted by flashing, animated ads. V unpleasant. I am using adblock plus.
    I don't think it's for the forum, just the general website.
    The issue seems to be that it treats me as not logged even/registered though I am. I'd post the pop up but it's not popping up now as I have sorted it for the evening.
  • It's not a universal remedy, but you might find that using Reader View where possible will overcome this. (I have a Mac but assume there is an equivalent on Windows, if that is what you're using.)
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,411
    Is it that blue advert? I've seen it a couple of times and scrolled past without any difficulty  
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  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135
    AdBlock Plus for me to. never any problems
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