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  1. Hi folks,

    This has been thrashed through in another post of a while back that I read but cannot find any more - and it was closed anyway. So I bring it up again.

    Though as suggested by Timethief then I placed a disclaimer in both the languages I use, each time some completely off topic, flickering ad jumps at me, it feels like a slap in my face. The strange thing is that it is only recently that this is happening. Have I crossed some invisible, unknown line of 'so many posts.. so many years' or something that now I am 'elligible' for ads?... The last one today even stayed around after I was logged in... which according to the earlier post should not happen.

    Also with that last post, I had made an effort to place the smaller photos and the links they led to in a less boring way than in a row and the whole effort turned into a joke when almost stuck to the last photo some ad was jumping and flickering at me each time I went to comments... I sure would have appreciated a bit more respect, really, even if I am nowhere near being a top blogger.

    I understand that WP needs an income from somewhere... don't we all? So, though it still feels like in some camouflaged way I am being blackmailed, I'm giving up. I don't know of another blogging possibility like WP so moving is not an option. The only thing left is what I had read in the earlier post about a fee to be paid to keep my blog ads-free.

    Is that guaranteed and how do I go about doing that? Can someone please explain?

    Tx and grts
    Nil

    The blog I need help with is nil1950.wordpress.com.

  2. Yes the No-Ads upgrade which I have purchased removes all advertising from your blog. WordPress.com has been running advertising on our free hosted blogs since 2006. Many bloggers do not know this because despite the fact they ticked the box required to get a free blog, they did not read the ToS. Many also do not read features page, or advertising entry in the support documents after registering their username and blog(s). Also note that as the ads do not display to us when we are logged in, and as many use browsers with ad blockers when logged out, they may not realize they are there at all. The only way to get rid of all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade.

  3. Thanks Timethief...

    I see that you have purchased it too after all... :-)
    I guess I will too.

    Grts
    Nil

  4. I felt compelled to either purchase a No-Ads upgrade or move my blog to self hosting. Purchasing an upgarde was the cheaper and easier way to go.

  5. Yep! Wise lady :-)

    Just paid my 'dues'... I hope this afternoon was the last time I bumped into those things.

  6. I believe most of us use AdBlockers on our browsers. That means I'm only paying for this ugrade so that those who have outdated browser versions and/or who have not installed adblockers on their browsers won't be exposed to ads.

  7. Maybe I should think about that too... but normally with my up to date Firefox I have no real problem with ads. And had it been a bit more discreet and not intruding into my posts, I would have let it go with just the disclaimer. Live and let live kind of thing...

    Well, anyway, it should be solved now... :-)

    Thanks again...

  8. You're wlcome and happy ad-free blogging! :)

  9. Same to you :-)

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