View Full Version : What's up with adds in the posts now?

06-16-2013, 05:11 PM
I thought nothing was changing in the forum....

The few I have seen are turning me off like linking words as adds..

Anyone else find these annoying?

06-16-2013, 05:12 PM
I haven't seen any.

Pensacola Tiger
06-16-2013, 05:16 PM
I haven't either.

06-16-2013, 05:25 PM
Is this what you're talking about? The word forum in this thread has it. Here's a screen shot from my phone.

06-16-2013, 05:26 PM
Yeah. I find those mildly annoying...AND pointless, not to mention unsightly.

06-16-2013, 05:28 PM
Edit- interestingly once I logged in to reply to this thread the word "forum" was no longer linked to the ad :dazed:

06-16-2013, 05:29 PM
I've seen them several times. Maybe a dozen?

06-16-2013, 05:31 PM
I still don't see it, but I run adblock...

06-16-2013, 05:39 PM
I thought nothing was changing in the forum....

The few I have seen are turning me off like linking words as adds..

Anyone else find these annoying?

No offense, but I find it mildly amusing when people who are not even supporters of the site complain about adds......

sachem allison
06-16-2013, 06:58 PM
I have never seen an add on here. odd

06-16-2013, 07:02 PM
It sounds like you got a dl called groupon. It is usually bundled with some other needed program. If your not paying attention you can end up changing your browser, search engine, and of course this piece of crap.

06-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Is this what you're talking about? The word forum in this thread has it. Here's a screen shot from my phone.

yes this is what im talking about, mainly see it on my phone, however even saw it after logging in. Seems to be happening more in the last few weeks.

Kalaeb- I actually do take offense to this statement. I have been a member here for about a year and thought about supporting the site for Dave until i read about the buyout. I enjoy reading the forum and getting information, especially this forum because the people are nice and more knowledgeable and its an overall good experience, however with that said i have enough things to pay for in the world i dont need to pay for every single thing i do. Also i had no problem supporting Dave on running this site as he did it as a hobby and not really as a business per se. Comments like this really are void, paying or not im still a member here and contribute to this forum with passarounds, givng knives to people who need them etc.

But i run adblock as well so on my personal computer i dont get them very much i was just curious because the statement i read was that nothing was going to change on the forum however it seems thats not the case. Was just curious if others were experiencing the same thing.

06-16-2013, 09:50 PM
I believe a promise was made when the new owners took over that there would be no ads. I use adblock so I haven't seen any, but if there are ads on the site now, I have to conclude that a promise was broken.

06-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Been seeing it for a while. Click on one and it says Vibrant Adchoices. From the FAQ.

kitchenknifeforums.com is one of thousands of premium websites that deliver Vibrant In-Text Advertising for companies such as Microsoft, Visa, IBM, and Toyota across the internet.
How do I use Vibrant In-Text Advertising?

Move your mouse over a highlighted word or phrase of interest to view relevant advertiser information
For further information, click inside the ad unit to go to the advertiser website
If you don't come across a word or phrase of interest, simply ignore the highlighted words and continue your reading session uninterrupted
What is VXPlatform?
Vibrant In-Text Advertising is powered by the VXPlatform technology. VXPlatform reads web pages and highlights words and word-phrases dynamically and in real time. The code is installed by publishers into their sites and does not require any code or software to be downloaded or uploaded by a user. VXPlatform is administered with the permission and support of our publishing partners.

Is Vibrant In-Text Advertising Spyware?
NO. Vibrant In-Text Advertising is a publisher-side technology. Vibrant In-Text Advertising is integrated into the website with the permission of the website publisher and does not collect personal information or require any form of software to be downloaded to or uploaded from your computer.

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06-16-2013, 10:14 PM
They only appear when I'm browsing on my tablet. Suuuuper annoying AND pointless. Nobody here is going to click any of that crap.

06-16-2013, 10:15 PM
I've never seen one of those links/ads...

Andrew H
06-16-2013, 10:30 PM
I saw these awhile back (maybe a year?) but it had to do with my computer and something I downloaded, not the forum.

06-16-2013, 11:18 PM
When I log into the site, they are not present.

06-16-2013, 11:26 PM
I haven't seen any ads. However, why speculate. Austin, has anything changed?

06-16-2013, 11:27 PM
i turned off my adblock to check this and still havent seen any adds on my laptop, iphone, or tablet (android)

mr drinky
06-16-2013, 11:36 PM
I've never seen any on my macbook or my iPhone.


06-16-2013, 11:43 PM
I don't see any ads too.

06-16-2013, 11:45 PM
I haven't seen any ads. However, why speculate. Austin, has anything changed?

not speculating just wondering why i never saw them before and now coming up.

on accounts of my iPhone( mostly) but also on my girlfriends pc and family computer. Never on my macbook though even if i turn adblock off not sure why because safari is what i use for my iphone as well.

06-16-2013, 11:49 PM
I get them on my phone--droid, but not on my home computers...

Strange and annoying since I wind up hitting them when scrolling a page on my phone.

06-17-2013, 06:18 AM
I was getting them in every thread every time I logged in here on my PC. Highly annoying because they are colored/highlighted and I'd still wind up hitting them when scrolling. Clearly there's been plenty of changes lately which is disappointing. In either event I used this guide to block them;


HHH Knives
06-17-2013, 06:51 AM
I had them for a day. Then I figured out that I had accidentally added on something when trying to download a media viewer to watch a hockey playoff game. It changes some of my internet settings. I went into my setting on the internet tool bar and changed everything back to normal and the add words. were gone! :) Then I went to my programs and deleted everything I had download for that date. I was surprised to find my one slick downloaded like 8 programs on my computer.

Reason I say this.. I dont believe the site made any changes. More so that there is some add on or whatnot on your computer or devise either allowing or adding these keyword links to your internet browsing.


06-17-2013, 08:32 AM
We run text enhance ads for people who are not logged in. If you are logged in and seeing those you need to run your malware.

06-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Malware will not stop the ads. You have to block them by listing the companies in your browsers security settings. This is a clearly a site glitch if ads are being placed here for those who are not logged in yet logged in members are having issues. I've never had these ads with any other web site.


06-17-2013, 10:38 AM
Here's a quote from the "New Owners" thread a couple months ago:

"We will not be adding advertisements, the Vendor relationship setup Dave has fostered will suffice, no additional ads or increase in rates will be done."

And here's one from the post above:

"We run text enhance ads for people who are not logged in"

Seems like a disconnect.

06-19-2013, 12:52 AM
weird i dont have any add blocks or anything and i have never seen them :dontknow: not even now

06-19-2013, 01:03 AM
I've never seen one.

06-19-2013, 01:22 AM
I saw some ads before the site was sold. I also noticed it on other sites. I had one of those programs on my comp. that put ads on. with that said I would check your programs to see if you have something on there you don't know about.

06-19-2013, 01:25 AM
Ok I just logged out, and I saw the ads. Most of them were for bing.

06-19-2013, 01:29 AM
To see the ads you have to (a) turn off ad blockers, (b) log out of KKF. People who are logged in do not see them. People who are not logged in do see the ads. I logged out a minute ago and turned off adblock plus. The ads came up. Here's a screen capture from this thread showing what the ads look like. A word of text is highlighted, and if you hover over it the ad pops up. In the screen shot the word "home" is highlighted and a JC Penney ad pops up.

06-19-2013, 03:17 AM
I had the same thing a while back on different sites.

I loath text enhance, but the good/bad news is that if you google it 99% of the results are "how to remove" "malware" If you're just casually removing it as an extension, look for its pseudonyms, run your malwarebytes, and ... sadly... instal ad blocker.

06-19-2013, 09:43 AM
People who are logged in do not see them.

Correction; Some people who are logged in do not see them. I was getting them when logged in and clearly others were as well.
We've already been told the site signed up for the ads. That eliminates Malware for most users.
Just block the crud in your settings or instal ad blocker if you are seeing them.


06-19-2013, 04:46 PM
never saw any ads from my pc or my phone.