Audiogon infested with pop-up ads

I use an ad-blocker on my phone. Recently the forum crashes on one type of browser so I switched to Google Chrome and have no blocker on it. I'm stunned as how almost unusable AG is with the infestation of ads. Even since yesterday, a new type appears slap-bang in the middle of the feed. 


I just switched to MS Edge and all is well again. It's worth seeing the virgin forum. It's whack-a-mole with pop-ups.

Duck Go Go and Google Chrome is another choice. I also use AdBlock Pro, but it seems to make Audiogon go nuts with checking to see if the browser is 'safe'.


I say, too bad, if you want to make it unusable for me, I have a bunch of other forums to waste my time on.



Are you IOS or Android?

 I’m IOS and am using Safari and get none. I tried Chrome years ago and don’t remember why I didn’t like it,  but now you gave me a good reason to stay away from Chrome.

@curiousjim Android. Samsung S21. The native browser croaks on the forum. Started a few weeks ago. So I switched to Chrome. That had the ads. They were top and bottom but tolerable. Yesterday, they started popping up in line over the posts. It was impossible to interact. After firing off my irate post, I switched to Edge and that fixed it. All good now. I guess my point is that if you do experience the ads, how can you stand it? 🤔 Hopefully, this will help those in that position. Note, I understand AG has to make money, and that the ads help in that, but they are so omnipresent that the site on a phone is challenging to use.

They already do make money from the listing and selling fees they charge sellers. My laptop running Firefox locks up now when I try get on these forums.  It’s horrible. 

I do get the stuff at the top and the bottom as well. I’m wondering if there are some privacy or cookie settings that can help you tame this beast?

I'm so used to seeing these everywhere that they don't bother me anymore...

@noromance,  I use Edge and its terrible.  I click on a post in for forums and.....nothing.  I have to keep clicking on the post before it gets retrieved.  I have started using my iPad as I have no such problems with the site when using it.  Audiogon is the ONLY site that does this with Edge.  One reason I am not in the forums very much now.

I use Chrome & Duck Duck Go with Ghostery and have no problems on AudiogoN. Make sure Chrome is always updated.

I refuse to use Chrome, they track your every move.  With Edge and Safari, I can adjust the privacy settings.   Google constantly hounds you too.  Without even knowing it before I retired, Google linked my work GMail account with my personal email that is not at GMail. 

Use Chrome with new posts, old posts, nothing but posts all the time....

Listen to music to give y'all a soundtrack to expound to, since there's no popups to distract. *S*

Tonight: Jan Hammer's 'Crockett's Theme'.  Fits.

The ads have actually gotten more overbearing in the past couple of weeks. Usually you'd get a few with niche ebay gear nobody wants or the modern version of Chinese knockoff Affliction dad clothing. Now they've added like two more ads with one being a drop down banner at that top of the screen that doesn't go away and a middle of the thread huge ad with weird anime buff women. It's beginning to become unbearable. 

@j-wall Yes, that's exactly what got me real irked. Unbearable. So you have to get a free ad blocker app like Adblock Plus.

Thanks for all your comments. 

Summary with Adblock Plus installed on phone.

Samsung native browser:

Site crashes browser / dark mode works fine

Google Chrome: 

Ads everywhere, fuggitaboutit.

Microsoft Edge:

Works fine, ads blocked. / dark mode doesn't work