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We would like you to join them with your Support.

2022 is turning out to be a challenging year as the pandemic pall is tiring and economic activity drags.

But to see your way through a chronic situation like this, you should be able to rely on trusted information sources.

We have been releasing expanded resources, like our auction results, like our Investing section, like new calculators and charts, like a smoother faster service.

And we want to do more, even as we are challenged by the big media companies trying to poach our talented journalists and analysts.

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Happy to support you.  Have done so for a couple of years now but your ads still bounce my screen around making both reading and commenting more difficult than it needs to be.  I'm not against adverts - nobody forces me to read them or to become pro-whatever is being sold. It is the screen jumping which I'm guessing is caused by adverts of different sizes being thrown at the screen while I'm reading or writing.

For example this fairly short comment has been broken 4 times by the screen jumping and leaving my cursor outside the comment box. Painful. (nb using Chrome browser).


I'm a supporter too, and will continue to be, but there is no ad free experience even while logged in. Might pay to have a chat with the devs.


This. I'm also a paid up supporter. Logged in via patron. Doesn't change the adverts at all. They can take up half the screen on samsung phone.


Log out, then log in using the Press Patron option. That usually sorts it out properly.