Please excuse a complaint as my first post here, but I am dismayed to see that Google java scripts and/or apps are required to be allowed to run to even view this forum, much less post on it.
Given that Google owned YouTube is now purging some firearms related channels, and demonetizing other very popular ones, and there is even a video on the current first page of FULL30 videos talking about that, I think this is a timely discussion.
And the main site uses them too, although thankfully, there, you can view the videos even if you block the google app.
When are people going to realize that google is the enemy, and start NOT using their apps to make their websites functional? If you have a google-analytics app, or pretty much any google script or app, they gather data on everything you look at, how long you look at it , and even how your mouse moves while on the page and any keystrokes you make.
Nearly every major website on the internet, Including ones who should know better now uses anywhere from one to a hundred Google scripts / apps , and some of the sites will not show you ANYTHING until you allow the google crap to run.
I severed a 30 year , $2,000 to $10,000 dollar a year relationship with Midway a few months ago when they went to not showing you anything unless you allow the ‘spy-bots’ to run.
Especially on firearms related sites, the site owners do a disservice to their users if they use anything from Google. I block all google apps and scripts on my computer, as a default, and have to go to some significant effort to allow them to run, so I won’t even be looking into this forum or even this thread very often, at least until changes are made.