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ORGANISATIONS => BCA => Topic started by: Pegasus on June 11, 2019, 02:08:51 pm

Title: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pegasus on June 11, 2019, 02:08:51 pm
Look up, see the new BCA banner??

This space has always been empty awaiting an advert/banner from BCA, though for various reasons it never got done - until today  :)

The above has been designed by Gary ( :thumbsup: :thumbsup:) and added to the forum for £0.

Click on the banner and it takes you through to the BCA website.

Hope you like it, Pegasus
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pitlamp on June 11, 2019, 02:20:23 pm
Looks grand - and thanks Gary for yet another example of all the work you do for our benefit.

Is that silhouette where Lower Long Churn breaks out into Alum Pot?    :-\
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pegasus on June 11, 2019, 02:36:30 pm
Sure is, well spotted  :)

...and yes, thanks Gary.

There are lots and lots of volunteers working away doing all sorts of things for the good of caving.  I'm rather hoping that moving forward there will be a lot more positivity about especially regarding BCA (as we're on this thread).

I'd like to end with 'onwards and upwards', however that would apply more to climbing - 'onwards and downwards' doesn't sound so good  :-[  but you get the gist..... ;D

Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Ian Adams on June 11, 2019, 03:43:10 pm
Very cool, what a great start to a new campaign of the promotion of our shared sport  :clap2:

Ian
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pitlamp on June 11, 2019, 03:45:16 pm
Shared "sport"? Nay, way of life!   ;)
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: richardg on June 11, 2019, 05:27:07 pm
 I love this banner
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: SamT on June 11, 2019, 08:22:27 pm
Hmm - Me no see no banner
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: JasonC on June 11, 2019, 08:38:11 pm
Sam - maybe you have adblocker turned on ?
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: SamT on June 11, 2019, 08:47:35 pm
Nope - haven't got an adblocker extension.  I see adds on other sites.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Bob Mehew on June 11, 2019, 08:56:05 pm
I can only see the banner on the topic area of BCA, not on any other forum area nor on the ukCaving home page.  I had presumed that was the intention, else no doubt someone will complain that BCA is taking over ukCaving forum (rather than as it had seemed at times, the other way around  ;D )
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pegasus on June 11, 2019, 09:10:10 pm
Nope - haven't got an adblocker extension.  I see adds on other sites.

Do you see the Inglesport, Starless River and SpanSet banners on other boards?
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pegasus on June 11, 2019, 09:10:57 pm
I can only see the banner on the topic area of BCA, not on any other forum area nor on the ukCaving home page.  I had presumed that was the intention, else no doubt someone will complain that BCA is taking over ukCaving forum (rather than as it had seemed at times, the other way around  ;D )

Cheeky  ;D
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: SamT on June 11, 2019, 09:17:05 pm

Do you see the Inglesport, Starless River and SpanSet banners on other boards?

Nope  :shrug:
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: MarkS on June 11, 2019, 09:28:05 pm

Do you see the Inglesport, Starless River and SpanSet banners on other boards?

Nope  :shrug:

My browser seems uber-keen on blocking anything it thinks is an advert, including this, even when ukcaving is whitelisted anywhere I can find an option to do it. Try opening the page in a "private" or "incognito" window - they shouldn't block anything. The banner looks great!

Attached below for those that can't see it.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Madness on June 11, 2019, 09:52:45 pm
I like the term 'Your National Body...'

Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: paul on June 11, 2019, 10:00:45 pm
I don't see the banners when logged on, but do when logged off. Firefox and Chrome.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: cavemanmike on June 11, 2019, 10:36:54 pm
Don't see the banner.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: SamT on June 11, 2019, 10:48:25 pm
You're right mark - incognito mode and I see all the adverts/banners etc
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Cave_Troll on June 12, 2019, 10:17:00 am
I don't know if this is the right place to raise this, but wasn't there a load of fuss recently because an outdoor clothing manufacturer published adverts with a climber climbing up some stal?

so what's on the home page of the BCA ?
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: gardouth on June 12, 2019, 11:17:03 am
I'm not sure why people don't see the ads. I've tried on several browsers and platforms both logged in and not logged in and always see all the ads. To my knowledge the only thing that can stop the ads is an ad blocker. You may not know you have one. I will keep an eye on it.

I don't know if this is the right place to raise this, but wasn't there a load of fuss recently because an outdoor clothing manufacturer published adverts with a climber climbing up some stal? so what's on the home page of the BCA ?

Noted but don't worry, change is afoot :)
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Ian Ball on June 12, 2019, 12:22:07 pm
I selected under the Forum 'Look and Layout' option to not see users avatars and signatures, perhaps it is something there for people who can't see the banner?
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: NewStuff on June 12, 2019, 06:17:49 pm
I'm not sure why people don't see the ads. I've tried on several browsers and platforms both logged in and not logged in and always see all the ads. To my knowledge the only thing that can stop the ads is an ad blocker. You may not know you have one. I will keep an eye on it.

If it helps diagnose...
I can see the banner, but not any ad's, logged in, in Chrome 75.0.3770.80 in Linux Mint 19.1 cinnamon x64. It can also be seen in Firefox 67 on the same OS. uBlock Origin (used on both browsers) may be doing something different to ABP.

I'll disable my adblocker when ad's cease to be prime malware vectors, until then it stays on, no exceptions.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: cavemanmike on June 12, 2019, 07:29:41 pm
I can only see it on the top bar of this thread.
Can't see it on the home page
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: NewStuff on June 12, 2019, 07:44:03 pm
I can only see it on the top bar of this thread.
Can't see it on the home page

Good point. I can't see it on any other thread, forum, or sub forum.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: MarkS on June 12, 2019, 08:12:26 pm
I can only see it on the top bar of this thread.
Can't see it on the home page

Good point. I can't see it on any other thread, forum, or sub forum.

I think it should only appear on the BCA sub-forum.
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: cavemanmike on June 12, 2019, 09:48:17 pm
I can only see it on the top bar of this thread.
Can't see it on the home page

Good point. I can't see it on any other thread, forum, or sub forum.

I think it should only appear on the BCA sub-forum.


oh thats ok then .
would be nice touch if it was a permanent feature on the home page though  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: Pegasus on June 12, 2019, 10:32:15 pm

oh thats ok then .
would be nice touch if it was a permanent feature on the home page though  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The home page and most others feature adverts from CAN, Inglesport, SpanSet and Starless River - these support the forum (thank you very much) so the BCA banner is 'just' on this thread (for £0) :)

Quick reminder, UKC is run on a not for profit basis - any 'profit' (ha) is invested back into running the forum and supporting caving - should anyone think we're making millions (that would be Mark Zuckerberg!)
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: cavemanmike on June 12, 2019, 10:49:33 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New BCA Banner
Post by: glyders on June 14, 2019, 10:27:31 am
Looking good!