all of the enjoyment of this forum has been taken away for me by the barrage of Home Depot ads that I have to wait to load before I can do anything. sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PT has ads on the left, right, the header & footer on every page on the site. And you have to wait for the ads to load in before you can scroll down the page.Huh, that's weird. Facebook was the main reason I installed Adblocker. Kept seeing pictures of guys with almost cartoonlike oversized muscles on the right side of the page telling me I needed to beef up, etc.
For the person who said you can't use adblocker if you use Safari, I don't believe that's the case. My wife is a mac person who uses safari and she installed it on her machine. I just googled it and it's available for download, although there do appear to be some problems depending on what version of safari you use.
I'll just take your word for it. I don't want to see the ads.PT has ads on the left, right, the header & footer on every page on the site. And you have to wait for the ads to load in before you can scroll down the page.
Turn your ad blocker off and take a look for yourself...
CA, I am not complaining about the site owners trying to make money. I am complaining because the excessive ads makes paint talks experience not so pleasant. Yes, I know I don't have to shop here... But I never complain about any other FREE sites on the web.For a site that offers free access to professional painting contractors, it surprises me that contractors here would be that perturbed over Paint Talk earning a few bucks through advertising. Isn't that what painting contractors are in the business for, to earn a few bucks though advertising?
well that sucks. I doubt you will be able to subscribe to a legacy version, like this one - 3.8.6, but will have to subscribe to ver 4 or higher. I've admin'ed both. Ver 4 REALLY sucks. Members left the ngpp forum in droves when we "upgraded" to 4.2.0.
Nothing the matter with a few unobtrusive ads. It's the overkill that causes us to kill them. The hand that feeds don't like being bitten.
Can you make them private? Just for people who are referred by others and are willing to not be anonymous?Yes, anyone can buy the software.
According to their webpage, various pricing. But figure $250
They can be labor intensive, OR you can just let it ride once you have things set up. Some of us like to constantly tweak. And there are always issues that come up, but mostly due to people forgetting their user name or password. And then there is stopping the spammers, pOrnagraphers, flamers, and other unwanteds.
I am sure there are already gamer forums waiting for you to grace their pages.
I am by no means a forum guru or even a knowledgeable user. We got involved w/ vBulletin because we were trying to "give back" by volunteering to help the trade organization.