Brian Gaze
12 January 2023 14:40:03
Ad free access and extra features

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B) £2.00 per month automatic PayPal payment indefinitely until cancelled

Donation amounts higher than above are most welcome and will help fund the development of the site further.  

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/weather-news/6458/advert-free-access-on-our-website 

 
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Brian Gaze
04 February 2023 15:14:55
UKV zoom charts are now available to those of you who have gone ad free on TWO.

Access either from your membership page (https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twousers/user.aspx ) or directly from here 

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twodata/ukv-zoom.aspx 

 
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Caz
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31 December 2023 06:59:26
Argh!  Ads are back!  What did I do wrong?  I made my £20 donation for 2024 yesterday and it seems to have woken the ads. Can’t log in to my account either.  Help!  😂
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johncs2016
31 December 2023 07:09:50
I have paid for ad-free access up until 31 December 2024, but the ads keep switching back on every time that I enter the forum.😡

I have tried going into the members area to switch them back off again, but the ads still appear when I go into the forum and then when I return to the members once again, the ads status is then always back to being on once again.😡

This shows that switching off the ads even manually is clearly having no effect, even though the status on the members area page correctly shows that I should be ad-free until 31 December 2024.

Since I have paid to be ad-free until then, I would be very grateful if this issued was sorted out ASAP and once and for all, since I can currently not getting what I actually paid for at the moment.😡
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Caz
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31 December 2023 07:31:41
I didn’t think I minded the ads, as they generate an income for the site and I just made my donation last year to help with the site upkeep.  But now the ads are back, I realise how annoying they are!  

I’m pretty sure my problem is down to user error though.  I just can’t log into the members area to toggle ads off.  Probably too many attempts with the wrong password.  Tried to log in with my forum password, then realised it was a different one. Will try again later   🙄
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johncs2016
31 December 2023 08:25:06
Originally Posted by: Caz 

I didn’t think I minded the ads, as they generate an income for the site and I just made my donation last year to help with the site upkeep.  But now the ads are back, I realise how annoying they are!  

I’m pretty sure my problem is down to user error though.  I just can’t log into the members area to toggle ads off.  Probably too many attempts with the wrong password.  Tried to log in with my forum password, then realised it was a different one. Will try again later   🙄



I have been able to log into both my member area and forum accounts on here. These both have different user names in my case as I always base my user names on my full first name plus the first letters of my middle name and surname followed by the year in which I created that particular user name.

It is therefore because I joined the forum back in 2016 that my forum user name is as it is as shown on all of my posts on here (including this one of course).

If I was to create a new user name just now, it would probably be "johncs2023" but since today is the last day of 2023, my new user name would be "johncs2024" if I waited until tomorrow before I created it.

My member area user name is actually "johncs2022" and that is because I created it last year in 2022 but to date, this is only the first time that I have had any issues regarding the ad-free status on here.

In a way, it would probably be better if those two accounts were merged into one single account which could be used anywhere on TWO including the forum but over on Netweather, they also operate with separate accounts for the Netweather Extra service and their forum, so TWO is not completely unique in that regard.

Of course, I don't know all of the technical details of how this site is operated, but Brian has said in the past that different versions of a certain software at a particular time are used to operate this forum, and he has also admitted in the past that certain versions of that software have been rather buggy.

For that reason, it would appear that there may well have been a recent upgrade to this software which is shown to rather buggy and it's possible that this is what is causing those issues with the ads.

Now, I know that the forum isn't Brian's highest priority when it comes to his overall business model but nevertheless, it is still a part of that model which means that as with everything else, I'm sure that he doesn't really want to be losing any money with that.

For that reason, I have no doubt that he will sort out those issues as quickly as he can, once he is fully aware of them.
 
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Caz
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31 December 2023 08:39:51
I agree John. I’m sure it will get sorted. I know the forum isn’t the priority, although I don’t use the members area, but I’m happy to contribute just to keep the forum going.  Without it, I wouldn’t be on TWO at all.  Ads aren’t such a problem, just an annoyance.  
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lanky
31 December 2023 08:46:28
Originally Posted by: Caz 

I agree John. I’m sure it will get sorted. I know the forum isn’t the priority, although I don’t use the members area, but I’m happy to contribute just to keep the forum going.  Without it, I wouldn’t be on TWO at all.  Ads aren’t such a problem, just an annoyance.  



I didn't subscribe to an ad free version but I have never thought the ads were al that obtrusive on TWO being just banner ads on the headers and footers and quite easy to scroll past. I never see any pop-ups on TWO unlike the pages of the daily papers where the news stories are sometimes unreadable with pop up ads and videos interrupting all the time some without any controls or controls so small you have to use a microscope to see them.


 
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Caz
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31 December 2023 08:53:05
Originally Posted by: lanky 

I didn't subscribe to an ad free version but I have never thought the ads were al that obtrusive on TWO being just banner ads on the headers and footers and quite easy to scroll past. I never see any pop-ups on TWO unlike the pages of the daily papers where the news stories are sometimes unreadable with pop up ads and videos interrupting all the time some without any controls or controls so small you have to use a microscope to see them.


 

I never saw the ads as a problem either and only subscribed as a contribution to the upkeep of the forum.  But having had a year of being ad free on TWO, I realise they are annoying.  😂 
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Brian Gaze
31 December 2023 09:10:28
The problem with ads on the forum relates to the date and not individual accounts.

I have put a temporary fix in place. 

1) Go to your member page

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twousers/user.aspx 


2) Toggle the forum advert status off

3) Close browser and restart

Let me know if you have any problems.

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johncs2016
31 December 2023 09:35:45
Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze 

The problem with ads on the forum relates to the date and not individual accounts.

I have put a temporary fix in place. 

1) Go to your member page

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twousers/user.aspx 


2) Toggle the forum advert status off

3) Close browser and restart

Let me know if you have any problems.



Thanks Brian

That worked fine for me.
 
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Brian Gaze
31 December 2023 09:37:34
Originally Posted by: johncs2016 

I have paid for ad-free access up until 31 December 2024, but the ads keep switching back on every time that I enter the forum.😡

I have tried going into the members area to switch them back off again, but the ads still appear when I go into the forum and then when I return to the members once again, the ads status is then always back to being on once again.😡

This shows that switching off the ads even manually is clearly having no effect, even though the status on the members area page correctly shows that I should be ad-free until 31 December 2024.

Since I have paid to be ad-free until then, I would be very grateful if this issued was sorted out ASAP and once and for all, since I can currently not getting what I actually paid for at the moment.😡



Sorry to read that. If you experience problems like these it is best to contact me directly for the quickest response. I know on the forum I can be a bit sharp at times 😛but I don't bite and will always try to help resolve issues as quickly as possible!

 
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Caz
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31 December 2023 09:49:50
That worked for me too!  Thanks Brian!  😀
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Brian Gaze
31 December 2023 12:44:54
I've changed the way forum ads are removed.

The process is now automatic so there is no button to toggle. However, to ensure ad free continuity you will need to visit (no action needed once you've opened the page) your member page:

1) When you have extended your donation period

2) If you make a monthly recurring donation you will need to visit it at least once each month to maintain ad free continuity.

Member page link:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twousers/user.aspx 
 
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redmoons
31 December 2023 13:56:22
Thanks, that worked. 🙂
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Brian Gaze
31 December 2023 17:11:02
Originally Posted by: redmoons 

Thanks, that worked.



👍 That's good.
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Brian Gaze
02 May 2024 14:19:51
Premium members can now create multi model and chart animations. (Currently on: gfs, ukv, arpege, gem, ecmwf, ukmet, ecmhr). If you're logged in the option is automatically available! (You can use on social media & your own channels). The option appears automatically on the appropriate chart viewer, e.g. GFS

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twodata/gfs.aspx 



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