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Forum: The Situation Room > WTF is up with the X-Files ADs?

They're so annoying. They completely block up the side bar of every hour page I go to. Can't someone do something about it? The movie has already been out two weeks. I'm surprised they don't advertise The Dark Knight as bad. 68.83.191.69 18:52, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

If you create an account (it's free, takes seconds, and no strings attached) you can turn off the ads. Try it, you'll never go back to being anonymous. Also, what color is your screen currently showing our website. It should be black-&-grey themed. If its white background, you need to change your preferences, which is also easier if you're logged in. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 19:03, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

How do you turn off the ads? Sk84life 20:07, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Here's how I did it: click "More" in the top right, scroll down to "My preferences" and click, at the new screen find the "Skin" tab, and then uncheck the box that says "Show all advertisements". It's also very highly recommended that you check the box that says "Let the admins override my skin choice".
Try that, and let me know if it changed anything, what was changed, and what color theme you had before and after. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 20:36, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Even if I do that, the ads are still there. I don't want the stuff on the bottom like "Featured wikis". Sk84life 21:26, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
When you say "the ads are still there" are you referring to the side bar ads or the "stuff on the bottom". Which ones? Also what's the color theme you're seeing, it might help me understand. When I'm logged-in, I see no ads except for 2 large ones on the Main Page, and the pics of the 3 featured Wikia wikis. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 21:37, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I notice the X-Files Ads too. While they aren't covering things up, they're still extremely obnoxious and tend to slow everything down. I'm starting to wonder if I have a virus! Mike34er 06:39, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

No need to wonder, it's not a virus. Wikia puts those ads there. It's how they make profit + the money needed to host all the wiki servers. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 07:12, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
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