POP-UP ADS!!!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by BYOB_Kenobi, Sep 13, 2002.

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  1. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 5
    I know this isn't the only thread on the subject, but I'm starting a new one anyway.

    The issue of intermittent pop-up ads has been virtually ignored in the past, perhaps due to lack of evidence. Well here is the best evidence I could get.

    This ad...

    [image=http://ads.snowball.com/advertisers/fox/whocares_468x60_us.gif]

    ...launched this window...

    [image=http://www.all-about-tom.com/temp/JCpopup.gif]

    ...and it doesn't seem to be showing any signs of going away. I've seen the same banner and the same pop-up window for the past 5 or 7 pages I've viewed on the JC.


    So who wants to take a crack at addressing the issue this time? [face_plain]
  2. farraday Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 7
    Stupid banner.


    Would you like to take a survey?

    No.
  3. citizen-tom Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 5
    I have that add. Just not a pop-up. It's a regular Ad banner.

    now it's a pop-up [face_plain] thanx for the jinx. :p
  4. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2002
    star 6

    it's a pop-up..

    i took this screen shot when i got it too.. view image here
  5. The_Standmaiden Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
    Fortunately, I've never gotten that ad. Or any other pop ups. Do you get them often?
  6. gwaernardel Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2001
    star 4
    I have never gotten one until today.
  7. Jobo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2000
    star 5
    I've only gotten one, but still annoying.
    _jOBO
  8. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 1999
    star 7
    My thread got closed in the YJCC for this one, BYOB, so I've gotten it too. :(
  9. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 14, 2000
    star 6
    I got one. I tried to ban it. It didn't work. I settled for closing the window and banning a troll in Classic Trilogy.

    Down with the pop-up ad! :mad:
  10. legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2012
    in the past it was written off to other programs, but this one comes from a snowball site, so it HAS to be from these boards.
  11. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5
    I got this once.

    And very surprised to see it too! :eek:
  12. The_Standmaiden Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! I just got one! That is sooo annoying! Almost as bad as all the 'a's in this stupid post!
  13. jadesaber2 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 17, 2000
    star 5
    I don't get any pop-ups. Anywhere. ZoneAlarm is good. :D :p
  14. Jobo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2000
    star 5
    DAMMIT!!! I just got the damn thing again!! Get rid of it!!!!!
    _jOBO
  15. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 1999
    star 7
    Well, the ad AND it's Pop-Up padawan are back for me.... :mad:
  16. Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2001
    star 6
    Yes, I got the ad, too. Very annoying.
  17. Master_Yaddle Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2002
    star 4
    Damn pop-up :mad:

    Pop-ups slow everything down [face_plain] :mad:
  18. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 3, 1999
    star 6
    Never had to worry about the popups... yet.

    But I clicked the survey ad banner. A chance at a hundred bucks is pretty cool, especially for a broke college student like me.

    [hl]GO 'CLONES![/hl]
  19. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2001
    star 6
  20. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2000
    star 6
    I find Pop-up stopper works well against stuff like this.

    ____" AT60 "____
  21. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 1999
    star 6
    Tonight is the first time since December 24, 1998 that I have EVER gotten a pop-up. I'm annoyed to say the least. I've gotten the same as was shown in the first post of this thread.
  22. The_Standmaiden Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
    I just got the pop-up again and I have an ad blocker!
  23. green_cross_code Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2000
    star 5
    I know this isn't a solution so much as a work-around, but I'm using Mozilla 1.1 and the unrequested pop-up blocker built-in to it works perfectly. I'm getting that banner repeatedly, but not getting any pop-up.

    Mozilla is a great browser, too. It's now my default browser, over IE 6.
  24. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    I haven't gotten this so-called pop-up. Clearly, the best members are exempt from seeing this filth.
  25. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2001
    star 6

    I got this pop-up a few minutes ago. But I asked it nicely to leave me alone, and I haven't heard from it since.

    EDIT: I spoke too soon. :/

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