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    Dear fellow forum friends,
    When opening up any thread on any forum in the board,
    I'm seeing a line that says the following:

    This Advertising is Not Shown to Higher Posters -
    Get over 5 Posts to Remove these Ads

    Then, there is a large blank area, going down quite some
    way. That is it. No actual post is visible. If there are any
    follow up posts to the thread, I can view them all normally.

    Has any one else experienced this type of problem? It's
    really frustrating not being able to read the first post in a
    thread. Maybe this will go away after I do get five posts
    under my belt? Just thought I should bring this up to the
    attention of a board moderator or similar.

    Thanks much,
    Deckard...

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Hi Deckard..
    The forum underwent a big renovation about a week ago coupled with the fact you are not to 5 posts yet..
    It could be either. These little hiccups usually resolve themselves fairly quickly.
    Our mods are always on top of things.
    Give it a bit.. maybe try and refresh the page and if it persists after a couple hours or after 5 posts let us know..
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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    welcome to the forum - 2 posts and it should be gone

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Hi and welcome to the forum! Try getting a few more posts done and see how it goes.

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Why this forum has provided me with plenty of invaluable information, I personally dislike being strong-armed into posting comments just to remove superfluous advertising.
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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Welcome to the forum Deckard.

    The information contained in the threads around here is well worth the inconvenience of the adverts.

    Stick with it, the problem will soon disappear and you will learn a heck of a lot from the experts in your 'Astro Journey'

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum! Try getting a few more posts done and see how it goes.

    Cheers
    While I agree with you...COMPLETELY...
    I dislike being hit by spam over and over again like I have on other forums... So Honestly I have no problems with making a new VIEWER post 5 posts ...in the end its a very small price to pay Call it Dues...

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Thanks much to everyone for the replies. Just please know
    that I didn't write this post to complain in any way. I was
    however, concerned about what has to be a glitch of some
    type within the operation of the boards software.

    Viewing some advertising doesn't really bother me, especially
    as a newby here. Having the first or in some cases the only
    post completely missing really kinda puts a damper on reading
    and trying to catch on. I thought this should be brought up to
    the moderators. Nothing more was intended.

    Again, thanks to all who replied.

    Best regards, Deckard

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Sorry to drag up an older thread but I'm glad I found it!!! I thought something strange was going on with my computer/browser that was causing the first (subject info) post of each thread to be totally blank with the "This Advertising is Not Shown to Higher Posters - Get over 5 Posts to Remove these Ads" the only thing showing...even the ad missing. As a newbie it kind of puts a damper on things when they're searching for information and find a topic that sounds like what they're looking for only to see a blank message staring at them. I understand about trying to keep spam out, nobody likes it, but "Google is your friend" and "Use the search function" are comments made to newbies many times when they ask questions, so if they're experienced at all with online forums they're going to search first and post later.

    As the rank newbie that I am here I don't mean to gripe but to point out that it is somewhat of an issue with new users. This post is my 5th post so I will see how it goes.

    Again, I don't intend for this to be a gripe post but more of what I've observed (being a newbie here). The forum has great content and seems to have some great people here. I hope to get to know some of you better. Take care.

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    Default Re: Trouble viewing first post in a thread due to advertising...

    Looks like Deckard gave it up after three posts, though. I looked back at his "hello" post and he basically states what I alluded to regarding searching first for answers and then asking questions. Hopefully he'll be back. Here's his first post:

    Found forum quite by accident, so very glad I did...!

    And again, I'm not bellyaching...just a couple of FWIW comments.

    Best wishes.

 

 

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