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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:42 AM

People have been whinging about 'website problems' and 'forums problems' for a while but i have never exprienced either, until this morning - see attached.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:16 AM

Whenever I get something like that I just assume there's some work being done...... and disappear for a few days!

Since Ken isn't around, have you tried resetting your PRAM :mosking: (Just kidding!)

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:21 AM

Its still the same today. But once you get into the menus it seems fine. Just the home page.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:35 PM

But the website is very broken, the "View new posts" option simply doesn't work and hasn't for some time.

The lack of real news is quite disturbing as it now seems that MacWorld AU has no original content and is just re posts, rewrites and rehashes of items from other publications. I fear that it's days are numbered and I for one will not be resubscribing to the magazine when my subscription expires.
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

I bet you have a Ad Blocker of some sort running as a extension ?? I bought this to Jonathans attention only a week ago, via email, where I said I won't be using another Browser as I love Safari, and he said to me, (from the IT guys, that it is a Ad Blocker Extension problem) and that was that. No "Oh we are trying to fix this" but basically telling me to drop the Ad Blocker or use another Browser (where I would a Ad blocker either way).


Seems as if they WANT/NEED you to have the Adverts load so you click on them, so they get paid, and thats just down right wrong :(
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

Yes if that is true we won't be going to another browser, we will be going to another website!
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

View PostTattooedMac, on 11 May 2014 - 08:20 PM, said:

Seems as if they WANT/NEED you to have the Adverts load so you click on them, so they get paid, and thats just down right wrong :(



I actually think that ad blockers are downright wrong. I don't mean stopping popups if you wish, but blocking ads is another thing. How many newspapers would be sold if you could somehow buy them without ads?

Ads are a part of life, my brain blocks them anyway! :rolleyes:

On the other hand, you don't need to go to the home page and use the latest posts button, just use this address as your bookmark:

http://www.macworld.com.au/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=new_posts&search_app=forums



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

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I actually think that ad blockers are downright wrong. I don't mean stopping popups if you wish, but blocking ads is another thing. How many newspapers would be sold if you could somehow buy them without ads?

Ads are a part of life, my brain blocks them anyway! :rolleyes:



And its also our prerogative to not get bombarded with a whole lot of crap. Adds are not monitored and unscrupulous people can drop in anything they want, and one I know of MacKeeper pops up EVERYWHERE and my other forum, has 5 people a day come in and ask how to remove it because it causes havoc and they got it from a Pop up Advert !!!

The other reason I block them, is I love a page layout without them. A page looks so much more beautiful without Adverts flashing half naked women, someone offering me (I am a spammer), and then if you do accidentally click one, you can't stop them coming from the same source.
Adds are a evil thing on-line, and just like a newspaper, I never buy from a Add, I always buy from a known source or a friends suggestion !! AMW has too many and I BLOCK them all and will continue to do so, because I wouldn't click on them anyways.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:50 PM

I never EVER click on an add...full stop.And do not be bombarded and my screen plastered with adds. I know they are a source of revenues for certain companies, but it has become almost the norm now to be assailed by them. And Peter, you can't blocked them mentally , there are there in front of you and they do enter you consciousness whether you like or not.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:24 PM

View Postpegi, on 14 May 2014 - 05:50 PM, said:

I never EVER click on an add...full stop.And do not be bombarded and my screen plastered with adds. I know they are a source of revenues for certain companies, but it has become almost the norm now to be assailed by them. And Peter, you can't blocked them mentally , there are there in front of you and they do enter you consciousness whether you like or not.


Is that why I've been buying all that stuff lately? :blink:

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:07 PM

I think relying on ads for revenue is a counter-productive relic from a dead age.

The problem is that the business model depends on giving content away for free in order to sell ad-space. Consumers then get used to receiving their content for free, which makes it difficult for publishers to try different, more direct, revenue streams.

Prior to this kerfuffle with the homepage I hadn't visited the US Macworld site for years. I still don't particularly care for the layout of the site, but I was surprised by the amount of content that I read their that got plonked into Macworld AU. Which means that this forum is the only reason I have to keep coming to this site.
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:35 PM

HAHAHAH! Don't spend too much tho! :mosking:



View Postbitingmidge, on 14 May 2014 - 10:24 PM, said:

Is that why I've been buying all that stuff lately? :blink:

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