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Old 30-12-17, 14:04
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Default The Windows Club forum log-in problem

I've used this site for advice a few times in the past but now I can't log in.
The Login button is white but doesn't work.
The Register button is blue and does work but I can't re-register as they already recognise my email as registered.
Anybody else use this site and had any like problems?
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Old 30-12-17, 14:28
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Default Re: The Windows Club forum log-in problem

Looks like it's their site. I don't use the site but I should be able to bring up the log in boxes and I get the same thing as you.
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Old 30-12-17, 23:17
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The Login button is white but doesn't work.
Although I don't use this site, I thought I'd see what happened when I tried to use the 'Log In' and 'Register' buttons. At first, neither would work, but after I disabled my ad blocker - Block Origin - both buttons worked, so perhaps disabling your adblocker would help; also make sure the site is allowed on NoScript if you have it or anything similar. Without an adblocker and with the site allowed on NoScript (ScriptBlock on Opera), the buttons worked for me on both Pale Moon and Opera. Maybe it would be possible for you to re-register if necessary using a different email address? Perhaps it will be OK once you can access the Log In button though. You may be able either to Whitelist the site on your adblocker or to set your adblocker to be disabled automatically when you go to the site.

Edit: I seem to remember at some time in the past being asked to disable my adblocker when I went to 'The Windows Club' site before I could view any articles there, so that may well be the cause of your problem.
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Old 31-12-17, 13:25
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Thanks Madeline, disabling Ublock and whitelisting the site worked.
But there'd been no request from the site to do this!

Unlike the Radio Times TV listings site which keeps on asking me to do so, even though I already have, over and over again.
A long email thread with them has failed to solve it and the site which I visited often is now unusable.

With so many sites now detecting adblockers it's getting to the stage where it'll be less hassle to actually get the ads!

P.S. I got no email notification of replies to this thread.
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Old 31-12-17, 14:05
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It would be far better, rather than getting rid of your adblocker, to boycott any sites that don't work with an adblocker. But that aint gonna happen although that is what I do and I shall continue to do so.
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Old 31-12-17, 22:14
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It would be far better, rather than getting rid of your adblocker, to boycott any sites that don't work with an adblocker.
Maybe, but surely that would depend on how much you wanted/needed to view the site's content or participate in any of its activities? I wasn't suggesting getting rid of your ad blocker anyway, just disabling it on any specific site(s) when necessary.
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Thanks Madeline, disabling Ublock and whitelisting the site worked.
But there'd been no request from the site to do this!
You're very welcome, I'm glad it worked for you. You may be interested to see this article from 'The Windows Club' site:

Disable Adblockers & whitelist a website in Adblock Plus & other Ad blockers

There is a link there to the 'Terms of Use' for the website and this is the bit about ad blockers:
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Terms Of Use for this website

To help finance the costs of this website which offers free content to all, the advertisements on this websites shall be allowed to load. Therefore, the use of Adblockers or Adblocking software is not allowed when visiting this website.
I haven't had any email notifications either!
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It would be far better, rather than getting rid of your adblocker, to boycott any sites that don't work with an adblocker. But that aint gonna happen although that is what I do and I shall continue to do so.
In the not too distant future you may have very few left to visit !
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Old 03-01-18, 23:55
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As may be remembered from this thread:

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures - Web User Forums
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