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    #11

    Wink Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Exactly my point. I'm not even complaining about capitalism (which is probably a good thing, the alternatives considered) or ads - only that recently they have been placing themselves on top of the posts - and that is something that does get my goat.
    You two have mentioned everything that I wanted to say. And I admire you so much of your vivid expressions.

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    #12

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    I'm not against ads at UsingEnglish, but there has been a text display problem that I've faced since the ads were launched. The bigger one on the left and those smaller ones at the bottom covered some text, which resulted in having 'like' and 'share' buttons relocated to the top of a post, with the ",,, and,,, like this"-message relocated as well, creating a mess. Pressing the 'refresh' button helped, but not always (I'm currently using IE 8)
    I've checked the forum out in Firefox 4, IE 9 and Chrome and have never seen this issue. Can you try refreshing your cache (Ctrl + F5 on a PC)?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #13

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    In fact, I can't replicate the problem in any version of IE (I use My DebugBar | IETester / Browser Compatibility Check for Internet Explorer Versions from 5.5 to 10 to test).
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #14

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    The problem has resolved for me.

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    #15

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    I've checked the forum out in Firefox 4, IE 9 and Chrome and have never seen this issue. Can you try refreshing your cache (Ctrl + F5 on a PC)?
    Thank you for the advice.
    Now everything's fine. If the problem comes up again, I'll try refreshing my cache or upgrading to IE 9.

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    #16

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    Actually, it's less about capitalism and more about covering the significant costs of running a large and successful free site like this.

    I've now switched off the ads for members with more than 10 posts. I hope that sends the right message to our regular users.
    Now that you have explained things, I am more in favour of advertising if it helps to keep us going. In fact, I would be quite happy to see your limit of 10 posts raised to - let's say 6,034.

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    #17

    Re: About an ad column added in the left margin

    LOL
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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