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[TECH] Alright, these popups are getting REALLY annoying.

Discussion in 'Communications' started by jedi_master_ousley, Jun 3, 2004.

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  1. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, this is getting annoying. I have a popup blocker on my computer, and they're still coming through. Last night I ran both SpyBot and Ad-Aware before going to sleep, and got rid of about 40 new items (just since the day before). This morning I get online, login here and at another message board, and the first link I click here gives me a popup.

    At first, I thought "well, my computer is a piece of crap, maybe its just me." But nope, I just asked a few people on AIM if they're getting popups, and they are. And they have popup blockers too.

    Raven, Kimball, etc, I know that you all can't change the ads--but it would be nice if someone in charge could pass along this info to Josh/Phil and/or IGN (since they provide the ads). I can handle the banner ads, but when popups start showing up on every other page, there's a problem.

    Edit: I just got another popup on the message posted screen...kinda ironic. :p
     
  2. yodahs-daddy

    yodahs-daddy Jedi Master star 5

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    Alright, these popups are getting REALLY annoying.


    I Concur.
     
  3. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed, banner ads are fine, but popups are really annoying.
     
  4. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Can someone give a screenshot of the popup, so we know what ad it's serving?

    ¤Night
     
  5. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hmmm...I have AOL 9.0 with Spyware Protection and Blocked Pop-ups...I don't have that problem.

    What browser are you using JMO?
     
  6. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://aesop.thrillinghill.com/JCpopup1.JPG]Screenshot 1[/link]


    Edit: Forgot to mention: I'm using internet explorer.
     
  7. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Well I just have IE6 and Google Pop-Up blocker on and I haven't have a pop-up for months.
     
  8. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well I just have IE6 and Google Pop-Up blocker on and I haven't have a pop-up for months. [/i]

    That's what I have. ;)
     
  9. Darth-Bradius

    Darth-Bradius Jedi Knight star 5

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    yeah get the google toolbar it stops all pop-ups
     
  10. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I get little to no pop-ups on the JC. And what few I do are usually caught by my pop-up blocker.
     
  11. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Try using Mozilla. It works well.
     
  12. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The problem with the Google Toolbar is that it adds a whole bunch of spyware, doesn't it?
     
  13. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm on IE6 with Norton Internet Security and I don't get any pop-ups............ever.
     
  14. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Google toolbar doesn't put in spyware. You can disable the reporting habits of the toolbar, if you like during installation.

    ¤Night
     
  15. RogueScribner

    RogueScribner Jedi Master star 4

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    IE6 with PopUpCop and I only see the pop ups I wish to. Which aren't many. ;)

    L8r
     
  16. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I use IE with the google bar and the google spyware disabled, and I use Mozilla Firefox with the anti-ad software. On Firefox, nothing gets through.
     
  17. surlygirlie

    surlygirlie Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm also using Mozilla Firefox and haven't seen a single pop-up.


     
  18. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm using IE and no pop-up blockers and I'm not getting anything...
     
  19. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'm on netscape 7.0 and I'm not seeing any ads so far. I have no blockers, either. :)
     
  20. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I also use Netscape and get no popups. At school I use IE and there seems to be no popups but I dunno if they are using any kind of popup blocker thingy.
     
  21. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    IE6 with Earthlink popup blocker, no popups.
     
  22. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have Firefox but never use it, because my computer is really old and Firefox slows it down. :(

    Anyway, here's another screenshot of a different popup: [link=http://aesop.thrillinghill.com/JCpopup2.JPG]Screenshot 2[/link]

    Even with the popup blocker, these get through. And the JC is the only site that I get them at.
     
  23. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I havn't gotten a popup while surfing the JC in over half a year.
     
  24. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm using Opera, which has a pop-up blocker.

    But I've never seen a pop-up for the JC even when I use IE without any other protection.
     
  25. Semblance

    Semblance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Anyone else getting this popup?

    [image=http://img38.exs.cx/img38/8295/pop1.gif]

    My popup blocker is not killing this one.
     
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