I recently announced that I would no longer contribute to this forum. However I was surprised at the number of responses, on here and elsewhere, asking me to reconsider. On a practical side I am now chez moi and can use a computer where the pages of this site are actually visible and not totally obscure by adverts. So, at least for the moment, I am back.
Good man, need another voice from the PO
Good to have you back, @GusMorris . I can only use a “normal” computer screen too but probably for different reasons - can’t see anything on those tiddly little screens
Good stuff, though I’m still curious about the ads. I only use this site on my phone, don’t have an ad blocker but never see an ad. Am I just lucky?
I know some browsers (eg Opera, but several others too) have automatic ad-blocking. Might that be the reason for the difference?
I have never seen any either and I have an elderly screen and hard drive stack. Don’t have a smart phone thing either as hate little screens.
Chrome here and I’m not aware of an inbuilt ad-blocker.
A prodigal son with a functioning screen
There’s bunch of free extensions for Chrome that work nicely.
Indeed, but the point was that I’m not using any and don’t see any ads on this site.
Thanks. Its odd given that there is a large anglophone contingent living in the foothills of the Pyrenees, mainly centred on Ceret and Prades, Maybe the vast majority among those that frequent social media are quite happy with PO Life and its magazine, FB group and, almost defunct, forum. It may be relevant that this group is very orientated towards the non-controversial view of life.
I’ve just had a moment of realisation of my idiocy and remembered that I use PiHole on my network, which kills ads for the whole house.
I learned many years ago not to get involved with other brits unless they were genuine and not out for what they could get out of you, especially running round and sorting out their paperwork and not even a thank you in return! Have not met anyone from the old country here although my bank lady says her BIL is a brit but they live up north somewhere and she did not know any brits who banked at her CA branch.
I know of two English speakers living in our neck of the woods. Neither of them Brits. I’m also aware of a couple of US citizens living in our commune. Thinking about it half my family are US citizens! Personally I have dual nationality. Irish and UK. Must admit it is quite enjoyable to meet the occasional UK citizen whose experience of growing up is similar to my own.