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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2022, 02:46:35 PM »
It's intermittent. Sometimes it works, sometimes all you're left with is an almost blank page and the inane popup video.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2022, 04:07:03 PM »
It's been really flaky for me again today.

Hmmm, Moose just visited RMWeb, perused some of the forum posts, and did not experience and issues with ads. Did experience some depression from seeing such skilled modelers' work, but no ad pop-ups, etc. Not sure what others here are experiencing...
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The full screen popup ads are only on mobile I think; probably 1:5 page clicks. On desktop you get an annoying video in the RH margin.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2022, 04:13:51 PM »
It's been really flaky for me again today.

Hmmm, Moose just visited RMWeb, perused some of the forum posts, and did not experience and issues with ads. Did experience some depression from seeing such skilled modelers' work, but no ad pop-ups, etc. Not sure what others here are experiencing...
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The full screen popup ads are only on mobile I think; probably 1:5 page clicks. On desktop you get an annoying video in the RH margin.

Mmm, well I get the popups and videos on my Windows 10 PCs, iPad and iPhone. Very annoying and frustrating.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2022, 04:29:08 PM »
It's been really flaky for me again today.

Hmmm, Moose just visited RMWeb, perused some of the forum posts, and did not experience and issues with ads. Did experience some depression from seeing such skilled modelers' work, but no ad pop-ups, etc. Not sure what others here are experiencing...
 :confused1:

The full screen popup ads are only on mobile I think; probably 1:5 page clicks. On desktop you get an annoying video in the RH margin.

I find the video mildly irritating some days, but other days I rather enjoy watching the 'Minic motorway' type cars and the large ship serenely moving along the river

None of this stops me from viewing or posting the forum 
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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2022, 04:35:05 PM »
Hi

You can get your iPad to serve the desktop website then You only get the video which is easy enough to get rid of.

Click on the aA in the url entry window and select website settings then request desktop website.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2022, 07:31:32 PM »
It's been really flaky for me again today.

Hmmm, Moose just visited RMWeb, perused some of the forum posts, and did not experience and issues with ads. Did experience some depression from seeing such skilled modelers' work, but no ad pop-ups, etc. Not sure what others here are experiencing...
 :confused1:

The full screen popup ads are only on mobile I think; probably 1:5 page clicks. On desktop you get an annoying video in the RH margin.

I find the video mildly irritating some days, but other days I rather enjoy watching the 'Minic motorway' type cars and the large ship serenely moving along the river

None of this stops me from viewing or posting the forum

Never said it did me, just that itís annoying, and Iíd gladly pay a couple of quid a month to not have it. I donít get why theyíre dragging their feet so much on it.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2022, 07:09:53 PM »
The adverts really cheesed me off and like others have stated the site has slowed down that Iíve given up using it. Plus this web site is better for me everything I need is on here.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2022, 07:32:32 PM »
this web site is better for me everything I need is on here.

You know it makes sense.  :) :thumbsup:
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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2022, 07:36:32 PM »
The adverts really cheesed me off and like others have stated the site has slowed down that Iíve given up using it. Plus this web site is better for me everything I need is on here.
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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2022, 08:18:24 PM »
I donít get why theyíre dragging their feet so much on it.

Hi

Neither do I, though they are going to have to improve the experience before I part with money as yesterday and today I got lots of errors or cannot load content messages. If they are going to run it as a paid for service they need to fix the underlying issues.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2022, 08:37:42 AM »
I had a look yesterday while using the Mac and couldnít really see any issues? I didnít get any pop ups apart from continually having to agree to cookies if I went back at any time. I still find the site a tad boring, rather like the magazine, which I find a bit sterile and written by a team rather than by ďrealĒ modellers (which I know they are, but not from the great unwashed!). I much prefer Railway Modeller (other magazines are of course available Ö..).

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2022, 11:27:44 AM »
I agree the no advert Gold Lite membership version that has long been promised is the way forward for RMWeb but this has now had more waiting time than a Dapol Class 59 it seems.  In the meantime those who have not initiated an armada of adblockers just to make the site readable (and/or have no interest in the Gold subscription version) are probably being driven away from the forum.

In the meantime, any genuine attempt to enquire as to what is going on results in immediate closure of the thread, often without explanation and I expect the result is that slowly, more and more existing and potentially new members are gradually ebbing away.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2022, 11:31:19 AM »
Ah, the penny has dropped! I have ad blockers on all devices so I donít get the issue. I only use one on each device though, and it seems OK on each

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2022, 01:05:15 PM »
I still find the site a tad boring, rather like the magazine

I canít speak for the magazine (donít take it, and like others would prefer to pay directly for the forum) but the ďsiteĒ isnít an authored website, itís a forum. So whether itís boring or not is down to the contributors, not the moderators or site owners. I find it a useful resource, provided you learn to tune out the odd regular ďclub boreĒ contributor (the ignore user button is sometimes a god-send!)

I agree that sometimes the moderation can look a bit heavy-handed, but having seen how some posters to RMWeb can take the  p&!s if left unmoderated then I canít blame them for occasionally erring on the side of caution, and inevitably sometimes they get it wrong, as they are only human.

As for adverts, I access it generally via Safari on my iPhone.  When clicking through from the index to a topic I get a full screen advert about one in every five times. Hit the ďxĒ and it disappears. Frankly, I can live with that.

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Re: What's up with RMweb recently?
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2022, 07:46:27 PM »
The adverts really cheesed me off and like others have stated the site has slowed down that Iíve given up using it. Plus this web site is better for me everything I need is on here.

100% agree - there's a couple or 3 threads I shall continue to follow over there with interest, but that's yer lot
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