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  • Susan Tully
  • Premier Icon squirrelking
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    I don’t know who she is never mind what she looks like now and certainly don’t need prompted on every sodding page. Honestly, it’s beginning to look like a click baity local paper now.

    Premier Icon mrmoofo
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    I stood next to her in IKEA once …

    I bet that has made your day

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Susanne innit?
    I’ve seen that on loads of different sites. Funnily enough I don’t see it on this one.

    Premier Icon PJM1974
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    Yup, that and invitations to click a link to look at a former soap actor who is apparently 36 which might be “heartbreaking”. It’s still better than ads for far-right merch sites.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Has anyone mentioned subscribing yet? 😉

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I keep getting ads for those shitingly pretentious backpacks that were on a PSA a few weeks back, didnae even click on the **** thing!

    Premier Icon StuE
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    There’s ad’s

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    Ha, i always enjoy those “what she did next was amazing” type links. Never clicked on one though. I always feel it would leave me underwhelmed.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    Has anyone mentioned subscribing yet?

    No but I’m sure someone would mention the fact you get signed out when you move between devices if they did.

    Premier Icon Spin
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    So the current Susan Tully as I’m seeing on this page says ‘Susan Tully used to be beautiful in the 80s, now it’s hard to look at her.’

    Wrong on a number of levels.

    I remember her from sex ed videos in school but it seems she’s now a successful TV director so good on her.

    Premier Icon munrobiker
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    Those stupid ads that come up when you click a link for a thread and for some reason STW decides you clicked a link for an advert give me one of two things – horse riding lessons or erotic manga cartoon subscriptions.

    Is there a way to stop just those interstitial adverts on mobile?

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    I keep getting ads for those shitingly pretentious backpacks that were on a PSA a few weeks back, **** thing!

    Me too.

    And bloody Thrudork as well 🙁

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Is there a way to stop just those interstitial adverts on mobile?

    Yeah, a really easy one. Costs about the same price as a pint of beer a month.

    Premier Icon intheborders
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    It says more about you and your ‘habits’ than STW 🙂

    Premier Icon easily
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    Tell me more about the ‘ shitingly pretentious backpacks’.

    Premier Icon FB-ATB
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    I remember her from sex ed videos

    Are you not confusing her with Paula Ann Bland?

    Premier Icon munrobiker
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    Yeah, a really easy one. Costs about the same price as a pint of beer a month.

    I’ve made my choice about what I do and don’t subscribe to each month, thanks. You have to draw the line somewhere, and for me STW is over that line.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Yeah, a really easy one. Costs about the same price as a pint of beer a month.

    It’s like some paradoxical proverb though.

    I am logged in, therefore I will be logged out.

    erotic manga cartoon subscriptions.

    I think that might just be you, I just get eurocarparts!

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I’ve made my choice about what I do and don’t subscribe to each month, thanks. You have to draw the line somewhere, and for me STW is over that line.

    That’s easy then – you pay a subscription and you don’t get served with ads (when logged in). You want someone else to effectively pay your subscription then you get served with ads. That’s how media on the internet largely works.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    I keep getting ads for those shitingly pretentious backpacks

    Nah, it’s all gone full Thrudark for me now.
    #jointhebrotherhood

    Premier Icon redmex
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    I’m one of the mature aged ones on here almost a sexagenarian so remember her from Grange hill but never ever fancied her even with the raging hormones going on back then

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Have you seen the ones that say Susan (what is it about Susans?) Boyle is beautiful now?
    If anyone’s clicked on that can you tell me if it’s true please?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Is there some sort of plugin I can install which blocks posts whining about advertising on a commercial website?

    I’m one of the mature aged ones on here almost a sexagenarian so remember her from Grange hill but never ever fancied her even with the raging hormones going on back then

    Never really watched Grange Hill – the last thing I wanted to do after getting out of school was watch another one on TV – but I had a fleeting crush on her in Eastenders days. One of the red-tops ran a photoshoot with her and I think that’s what set me off.

    Premier Icon bridges
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    She went from starring in Grange Hill and EastEnders, to becoming a successful producer and director. A stark contrast to Lee MacDonald, who played Zammo Macguire in GH. And what happened to ‘Nasty Nick Cotton’ actor John Altman (‘ello ma…’)? One of the all time best EE actors, in my opinion.

    Premier Icon onehundredthidiot
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    Nasty Nick was in one of those Z Listers live in India programs. He didn’t come across well. Mind none of them did a bit too gammony or about to disappear up their own fundament.

    Premier Icon winston
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    I saw Tucker as the baddy in a panto a few years ago. He was really good.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    I’m one of the mature aged ones on here almost a sexagenarian so remember her from Grange hill but never ever fancied her even with the raging hormones going on back then

    You would have been closer to 18 when she started as a 13 year old in 1981, if not a little older? Hardly a surprise you didn’t fancy her. (The only reason I noticed the age disparity is that I’m the same age as her.)

    Premier Icon redmex
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    I was in 1st year at high school when it started and I think she was one of the original ones along with tucker
    Must have been about 1974

    Premier Icon redmex
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    Ok I take it back I’m getting her mixed up with someone else

    Premier Icon poly
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    Is there some sort of plugin I can install which blocks posts whining about advertising on a commercial website?

    You could just not click the links! However, this might actually be useful for staff/mods/ex-mods who are members and manage to stay logged in – as you don’t see the ads – this one is the sort of distasteful clickbait that’s popular on the website of a newspaper that STW has decided not to support direct links to! Check @Spin’s post above for the particular wording. It the sort of content that if repeatedly posted in the forum would get ban hammers waved – so STW might not want to permit it the ads either. I’m sure there’s a “report this add” link but its not obvious.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    So the current Susan Tully as I’m seeing on this page says ‘Susan Tully used to be beautiful in the 80s, now it’s hard to look at her.’

    Wrong on a number of levels.

    Very wrong indeed. A quick google reveals terrible 80’s hair and clothing. Not a good look for anyone.

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    I was in 1st year at high school when it started and I think she was one of the original ones along with tucker
    Must have been about 1974

    TBH I think Claire was the yummy one and didn’t she go on to do something tasteful with a dolphin ripping her bra off ?
    (Or was that one of my fantasys)

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    Ahh question is shall I watch it and be carried back to the times of my yoof 🙂

    The Fruit Machine is a unique film, a fantasy that is also a murder thriller, with overtones of The Little Mermaid, via Splash, a gay romance and the best striptease ever filmed! It is unmistakably of the 80s in every shot – the clothes, the day-glo look, bright lighting often with neon strips

    Premier Icon grum
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    I’m a subscriber now so I’m allowed to moan. The thing I don’t get is, running a website hasn’t suddenly become incredibly expensive has it? How come websites used to be able to exist without such intrusive, often borderline scammy advertising?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    TBH I think Claire was the yummy one and didn’t she go on to do something tasteful with a dolphin ripping her bra off ?

    I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle 🙂

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    You could just not click the links!

    Of course, because a thread entitled “Susan Tully” is very clearly a complaint about adverts.

    STW might not want to permit it the ads either. I’m sure there’s a “report this add” link but its not obvious.

    I do not believe for a moment that any regular poster is unaware how to report potentially problematic advertising. Mark’s email is common knowledge. Tech’s email is common knowledge. There’s a ‘help’ button on literally every page on the website. And there’s an FAQ on the forum.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The thing I don’t get is, running a website hasn’t suddenly become incredibly expensive has it?

    Because they aren’t “running a website.”

    How come websites used to be able to exist without such intrusive, often borderline scammy advertising?

    Because it’s not expensive to run a website if you’ve got five visitors a month and you don’t have a dozen salaries to pay. On the other hand, if you need to handle subscriptions, merchandise, editorials, articles, payroll, finances…

    GoFar is first and foremost a content publisher. We’re lucky the forum exists, up until STW’s recent integration of the forum with the articles I was constantly amazed that it was considered to be worth the hassle.

    Premier Icon poly
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    Of course, because a thread entitled “Susan Tully” is very clearly a complaint about adverts.

    Ironically, anyone who sees ads would know that’s what it was about as it was all over the site!

    I do not believe for a moment that any regular poster is unaware how to report potentially problematic advertising.

    You can not believe all you want – but I’m a regular here and I seem to recall there’s a different process for reporting ads from reporting posts, and its not visible on the page when the ads are displayed (at least on a mobile device). So what you are expecting is the users to remember where some hidden features is and go look that out for “you”?

    Mark’s email is common knowledge. Tech’s email is common knowledge.

    Is it? I think you overestimate the attention level of your users – I’m sure I could find it if I really wanted to.

    There’s a ‘help’ button on literally every page on the website. And there’s an FAQ on the forum.

    There is. It literally doesn’t mention advertising at all. It mentions technical problems – and a form to report them. I know STW is small but I assume that the “technical team” are not making the decisions on which levels of scummy advert are acceptable.

    Premier Icon sweepy
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    I knew what the thread was about as soon as I saw the title because I too have been swamped by these particular ads.
    I don’t really mind the ads, I try and block them, they try and evade the block- it’s a dance, but those particular ads are nasty, rude clickbait.
    I’ll be honest and say I thought better of STW than that, it’s all very well saying the ads pay for the site so you can avoid them by paying, or you have no say on the individual ads, but if they are on your site you could at least check and remove the worst of them.

    Premier Icon winston
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    Totally agree.

    Nobody minds  ‘Buy Daz,  it gets your whites whiter than white’ or The New Ford Focus: exactly the same as the old one but with an updated glovebox etc etc

    These type of ‘ads’ are just disgusting and drag down the site and just make the internet even more unpleasant than it is already.

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