NO Ads are supposed to appear on this site

ALL Ads here are a WordPress Glitch
Please don’t give up on the site while I sherlock to fix

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Special Announcement

My Apologies

I had intended to leave the prior article at the top of the stack of the 20 most recent (skinny column on the right) until more readers had a chance to find it and read it.  If you missed it, I think you’ll find Nick: A Personal Triumph over Brain Damage worth your time and incredibly inspiring.

HOWEVER, in a comment from Tink‘s new friend Ray, I recently became aware of a BIG problem I need to let you know about while I attempt to deal with it.

Even though I PAY to keep ads off the site, functionality was recently coopted by advertising anyway. NOT. OK.

Don’t forget that you can always check out the sidebar
for a reminder of how links work on this site, they’re subtle ==>

How I found out

To save time I need today to STOP this nonsense, I am copying part of Ray’s comment and all of my reply below.

PLEASE let me know if any of the rest of you have run across this problem (on or on your own sites), so I can pass the information on to the folks as  Thanks.

Ray’s Comment:

While I’ve got your attention Tink,

I was rudely interrupted on your page by a sponsor ad which changed the page layout and lost my position completely. I had to go out and come back in to find the Reply box thingy again. I know that Colin has Unfollowed sites that (as he puts it) “screws him around when he is trying to go somewhere”.

Just thought I’d mention it. Woof! Ray.

My response:

Thanks for letting us know, Ray, and our apologies for that hateful nonsense – blame the WordPress Gremlins.

I actually PAY THEM so that my readership is not subjected to ads of any sort – because, since a majority struggle with reading already, I despise *anything* that pulls focus from absorbing the information I spend a great deal of [non-billable] time to provide at no charge.

I’ll send your second paragraph to the “Happiness Engineers” so that they can sherlock and fix. It’s not the only thing more than a little nutty of late – but probably the most disturbing.

The LAST thing I want to do is “screw anybody around” with something as self-serving as attempts to sell them something they didn’t come here to buy.

Please tell Colin not to give up on the site. I’ll get this sorted as quickly as I can. Let me know if this was a one-off or if it continues, pretty please.


ADDENDUM: I put the Wikipedia link up myself, so it IS approved by me (a useful volunteer and non-profit site I use quite a bit, so it has earned the right to my help) – it’s not really an Ad, per se.

The BIG difference is that the graphic stays on the sidebar and out of the way. You have to click it to get over there. If you don’t (or don’t see it), it behaves itself quietly and doesn’t pull focus from the articles.

Many thanks to delayed2sleep for bringing this to my attention after my plea for feedback (one of the best sites on the web for DSPS/DSPD/N-24 – chronorhythm sleep disorders – for anyone struggling with sleep timing.)

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

12 Responses to NO Ads are supposed to appear on this site

  1. reocochran says:

    I haven’t had any problems with your blog other than I have worked many hours for weeks in a row. So, I apologize for being late to visit and catch up. Good luck! 🙂

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  2. Wendy says:

    I access your site through my lap top using Chrome with no problems, no ads. I’m on my phone now, and no ads. I hope this isn’t happening on my site. I don’t pay for ad free, but they are supposed to be very unobtrusive. Cutting people off is not unobtrusive.

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  3. I don’t know if ads are there as they are seen by the viewer only I think.

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    • Thanks, Carl. If you want to know if you have ads on your own site, open a second browser (or use someone else’s computer), do NOT sign in to WordPress from there, and go look at your blog. Ads will generally be found at the bottom of whatever you posted.

      That’s what led me to write my “Please do not buy” post, years ago – and subsequently, to pay WordPress NOT to place ads here. (Yes, I PAY to give away my expertise – nuts, huh?)

      Which is why I know that something is screwy that they are popping in again. This latest ad sounded *intrusive* – changed the formatting on my blog for a viewer, who was kept from doing what he came to do — which really frosts my grapes.

      Like Ray, I don’t follow sites (or visit more than once) with pop-ups, creep overs, winking-blinking look HERE instead crapola, or a ton of ads I have to scroll around to avoid – and I certainly don’t want to subject my readers to same.

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  4. I access your site on my Kindle Fire tablet, which runs on a silk browser. I have never seen an ad or a glitch here.

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  5. I’ve clicked here & there and keep getting told the site is not responding. 2nd time I try to comment. Maybe WordPress working on your problem is the cause? Anyway, the only ad I see is for donating to Wikipedia — perhaps that’s approved by you.

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    • SO sorry for the frustration. Thanks for keepin’ at it to let me know about yet another glitch. ::sigh:: I hope you are right that it is a result of whatever they doing to fix the first one (maybe even a few of the ongoing others they’ve ignored to date – hope-hope?)

      And yes, I put the Wikipedia link up myself, so it IS approved by me (a useful volunteer and non-profit site I use quite a bit, so it has earned the right to my help) – it’s not really an Ad, per se.

      The BIG difference is that the graphic stays on the sidebar and out of the way. You have to click it to get over there. If you don’t (or don’t see it), it behaves itself quietly and doesn’t pull focus from the articles.

      Still, I appreciate your taking the time to give me the info – thanks a million.

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