#1 Posted by GodsAreMonsters (16 posts) -

I thought as a paying member of Giant Bomb we were supposed to get an add free experience. I'm not sure when it changed. Maybe a couple weeks ago, but I've getting ads on the front page for a while now. Is this a glitch or are paying members subject to ads now? If that is the case was an effort made to let us know? I listen to the podcast every week and look at the page everyday and I don't recall being in anyway informed if that is indeed a policy change. If that is the case if you could point me in the direction of this notification I would appreciate it. And please don't tell me it was a forum message as that is like having printed it on the last page of a newspaper.

#2 Edited by Mister_V (1259 posts) -

Must be a glitch or something. I'm not seeing any ads.

Maybe @rorie could shed some light.

#3 Posted by slyspider (1191 posts) -

I haven't seen any, hope Rorie gets you some help, if not submit a bug report

#4 Edited by jSlack (102 posts) -

Hey @godsaremonsters. There has not been a policy change. You are supposed to be having an ad-free experience.

If you are seeing ads as a logged in member, something glitched. I would like to help, and to find out why.

Did your membership run out, and then you re-upped, without logging out, by any chance? Does the issue go away when you log out, and log back in?

Also, what do you mean by: "And please don't tell me it was a forum message as that is like having printed it on the last page of a newspaper."?

Where exactly did you see the ad?

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#5 Posted by MX (228 posts) -

@jslack said:

Also, what do you mean by: "And please don't tell me it was a forum message as that is like having printed it on the last page of a newspaper."?

I think he is talking about the supposed policy change being announced as a forum message and those generally having little visibility on the main page of the site. Which I guess the last page of a newspaper has as well?

#6 Posted by RonGalaxy (3072 posts) -

I have never seen ads, even when I was a monthly subscriber. It's most likely a bug because I don't see any ads as of this moment.

#7 Posted by Rorie (2853 posts) -
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#8 Posted by GodsAreMonsters (16 posts) -

Thank you all for your help. I had tried logging out and back in at the time and there were still ads. So I just let it go for a while. I recently tried logging out and back in and they went away. My subscription running out and me re-upping is exactly what had happened. Also @mx is absolutely right.

Thanks again