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Seeing a lot of ads for Motex, another fake electricity-bill-saver. I had four on one page just now, including pics of dangerous foreign electrical demos with bare live connections, I think these were from India or Pakistan. So two unrelated kinds of electrical bad practice being displayed prominently amongst our posts. I imagine it is hard to screen these ads up-front, maybe impossible. But any ad claiming to save on electricity bills with a plug-in device is probably making false claims.
 

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Seeing a lot of ads for Motex, another fake electricity-bill-saver. I had four on one page just now, including pics of dangerous foreign electrical demos with bare live connections, I think these were from India or Pakistan. So two unrelated kinds of electrical bad practice being displayed prominently amongst our posts. I imagine it is hard to screen these ads up-front, maybe impossible. But any ad claiming to save on electricity bills with a plug-in device is probably making false claims.
Finally an ad' which actually can save you money:

Questionable ads again saveelectric - EletriciansForums.net

Although I am not sure that you can cut electricity bills "by not plugging stuff in" would be that much of a surprise to most people!!!


I am also not sure the idea is that "New"
 

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Just saw a Motex one today. Not only are the claims bogus, but the ad image basically looked like it was suggesting sticking your fingers into exposed connectors. I guess that's one way to stop worrying about electricity bills 😬
 

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Was getting a whole string of Motex ads yesterday, while viewing threads on my 'phone, all illustrating various ways of killing yourself with electricity. The one referred to above, one showing a clout nail about to be pushed into a socket, and several showing wiring powering a lamp via various breakers and switches, all with many fully exposed live terminals.
 

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Sorry for the necro. I've got the So we've pulled Google ads back into our control and are reinstalling them. box today and wondered what was going on.

I admit I use an adblocker to browse the internet BUT it's not because I'm mean and don't want sites to earn money from ads, it's because most of the ads are... rancid, I mostly get ads from my country and they're absolutely cringeworthy flashing rectangles and now videos that make browsing a website even painfully slow than usual given I only have a speed of 1Mbps. But, I also get ads related to the forum, I don't mind those at all, I've got some for "solar wiring", mastertrade, wiring terminals, tools and stuff that make sense.

Does ads being in control of the forum mean the rancid flashing/video ads will be gone at some point or is there no other way to remove them than by re-enabling the adblocker? I've been clicking on the X then "I'm not interested in this ad" in spite they won't show up again but since they're IP targeted they keep coming up.
 

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