1) you can close the popup and click the "skip ad" link again.
2) mcmod.info is missing, i can't configure this mod at all. using 1.11.2
3) all i really want is to be able to find my 5 yo son without having to walk over to his computer, get the cordinates, and tell him to wait there while i find him. so i'm just looking for a simple pointer that will lead my son to me, got any suggestions or know any mods?
Basically i would like to know where my friends are and see my last death location without eliminating the vanilla map use
So, the mcmod.info thing missing. The mod settings are not there, press Y ingame to open them.
You should check my Craftable Waypoints mod. It lets you craft and place waypoints in the world so that anyone on the server can see them. Not perfectly what you have described, but it should solve the problem, your son/friends just need to place down a waypoint and you will see it.
Haven't updated it to 1.11 yet though.