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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 22-11-2016, 13:52
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A shame as I will have lost the opportunity to convert you to the "cause". I know I was nearly there!
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post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old 22-11-2016, 14:24
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I an struggling to understand your logic.

You ststed in your OP the advice was 'invaluable', but you do not want to renew for a paltry 12.50

You also said that the reasons you are not satisfied with MHF is advertisement and slow loading.You have been given advice on using Adblock plus, which many of us use and it works. Slow loading is not a problem most of us encounter, so maybe there is a reason at your end not related to the website.

As for the subscription charge, surely if you block the adverts the 'invaluable' help is worth retaining. Most websites, with the exception of a few 'club' sites run by enthusiasts, are supported either by adverts or subscription.

Load Adblock plus, which will also be useful for other websites, and re-think.

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You also said that the reasons you are not satisfied with MHF is advertisement and slow loading.You have been given advice on using Adblock plus, which many of us use and it works. Slow loading is not a problem most of us encounter, so maybe there is a reason at your end not related to the website.
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Load Adblock plus, which will also be useful for other websites, and re-think.
Most mobile browsers do not have the option of Adblock Plus.

I use Adblock Plus on the rare occasions that I browse this advert-bloated site on my laptop using full Firefox, but most of the time I am using mobile Chrome or mobile Firefox and can not use Adblock Plus on either of those.
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To clarify. The site is very heavy, adds are part of that loading weight. My decision to not renew was based on a number of things (in no particular order):
  • I believe there should either be adds or subs, not both.
  • On Android, I would have to go to lengths I disagree with to block adds, although indeed I run adblock on Windows machines.
  • Local admins are required on any forum; reporting posts should not rest on many people reporting the same post. I pay to be a member and there is a minimum service in return that I expect. Some very poor behaviour has been ignored by the people I paid my hard earned money to.
  • People are paying their subs then not getting access.
  • Peter is insistant on converting me and I'm starting to waver... he's very persuasive
  • I'm not sure I agree with monetising internet forums to the degree that VS has done. It doesn't feel right to me, again, ads or subs, but not both.

I think many of you guys see things differently, and I understand that completely; you were members before it was bought by VS and are invested into the site. I see it without that historic investment, as a simple arrangement of paying for a service and IMHO, the service (of the host, not the members) is not worth it.

Saying that, I am not a never say never type and the balance of need/outlay is of course variable.... I may of course return, who knows..
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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 22-11-2016, 15:58
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I must say that I find MHF works fine for me on an Android phone though I do use an ad blocker. I browse with Opera mini but see the full site not the mobile version, if there still is one.

Anyway good luck and sorry to see you go.
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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 22-11-2016, 16:56
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Come on leffe

For 12.50 stay with us

Who knows when the site goes down we may get a refund of the balance

If so the the way it's going it will work out at half price

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If you improved that FC site maybe we could all migrate after Christmas.. I believe that one is FREE.

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Go and post something there. They answer proper questions as well as have fun.


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I have tried barryd, but have forgotten my password and still waiting for the email to come so that I can carry on and sign in.

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Do you want to borrow mine?

I only check i t out now and then

I'm much too sensitive

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Go and post something there. They answer proper questions as well as have fun.
Barry, what are you doing?

Are you thrying to migrate the Cabby v. Kev show to FC?

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