POP-UP ADS!!!

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

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  1. RangerPrincess Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 23, 2002
    star 4
    I got a pop-up last night, and that was all I got, hopefully it will be the last. :)

    EDIT: I just got a pop-up. :mad:
  2. keokiswahine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 4, 2000
    star 5
    it's bad enough when I log on and get all the AIM, ICQ, yahoo popups. then the others just slow down the logging on process. I used the linky above to update my ad-ware, and a few more unwanted popups have disappeared. yayyyyyyyyy. :D :D :D
  3. ADONIAH32 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2002
    star 4
    I can now say that I have received it twice. :(

    I thought I would never get a pop up here...oh well
  4. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2002
    star 7
    yip, I've had it twice now too

    I blamed my p2p spyware initially, but now I'm on a clean system.

    whats up with that ?

    M
  5. keokiswahine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 4, 2000
    star 5
    other hidden files in your hard drive.

    I've used cookie cleaners, ad-ware, and deleted all the crappy programs that normally have piggy-backs, but I still have this phantom sound file that gives me gun shots, barking dogs, ta-daa, twinkly-crinkly sounds, that I can't get rid of, and don't know what it is. :_|
  6. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 5
    "if you leave them alone for a second, they just dissapear"

    I've noticed that as well. They must contain a setTimeout command that closes the window after a certain number of milliseconds.
  7. Valiowk Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2000
    star 6
    That's an improvement, but I think it just goes to show that few people want them around all the same.

    Is there any way we can specifically request not to get any of these?
  8. Kadue Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
    I don't think that we get to screen them before hand, but we can ask for certain ads to be removed, and that is what is happening. The staff know of the problem, and are working to get it fixed, although, as Carter said earlier, we have to wait for those at the other end to reply and do something.

    I know they're annoying, and I'm sick of them myself, but we can't do anything more. :(
  9. Raincloud Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2002
    star 5
    Grr. It just happened to me. [link=http://geocities.com/starjedi_elf/scrnsht.gif]Why is this polluting our beautiful JC?[/link]
  10. keokiswahine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 4, 2000
    star 5
    I have McAfee spamkiller and firewall, and it's helping keep the volume down.
  11. The_Standmaiden Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
  12. FlamingSword Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2001
    star 6
    I hadn't gotten one of these. THEN I read this thread, go to the YJCC and guess what happens?!?!?!?

    :mad:
  13. RangerPrincess Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 23, 2002
    star 4

    I have firewall also, but I still get pop ups. *pokes her firewall* I don't think firewalls reduce it.
  14. Raincloud Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2002
    star 5
    Firewalls stop pop ups? Coulda fooled me...
  15. Dracmus Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2002
    star 4
    hm...i get the popup every once in a while...what is being done about it?? please give me an update..
  16. Tyria-Solo Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 22, 2001
    star 3
    I freaked out when I got the first one the other night. I've gotten three since then. Just wait, after I post this I'll get another. *sigh*
  17. dArTh_wenley Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2001
    star 5
    I seems to be getting more and more of them! :eek:
  18. keokiswahine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 4, 2000
    star 5
    RangerPrincess, what degree of security do you have your firewall set at? right click your firewall icon on the bottom of your screen. click firewall. there should be a thingy on security level. and set your level to high.
  19. DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2000
    star 6
    I just got one!

    [Dr Smith from Lost In Space] Oh the pain! [/Dr Smith from Lost In Space]

    :(
  20. Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2000
    star 6
    Still haven't got one. And I'm overdue my two popups for this year too.
  21. Ki-Bara-Mundi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 6
    It's as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner.
  22. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
    star 6
    So... I signed up and did 10 surveys... I have a one out of 10 chances to win this thing...

    And I think we should follow Erik's example and do a thread with 100 people doing the surveys. Why? Because let's expose this fraud ;)

    and...
    What in the world would you want to do that for? You might as well be running AOL! [face_barf]
    Well, you could use one browser, such as that MSN one (ugh) for the JC and disable Javascript on it and then use the other for your other web stuff. What I did...
  23. LittleJedi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2001
    star 4
    I've got a few of them. :( :_|

    *does what any self respecting Jedi should do in a situation such as this...*

    *gets out lightsaber and chops the pop-up into many tiny pieces*

    ;) That'll teach it.

    LittleJedi
  24. Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 1999
    star 6
    Nothing is as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner [face_plain]
  25. snap-hiss Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2001
    star 5
    Nothing is as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner

    So true.


    !snap
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