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[TECH] STOP WITH THE SODDING POP-UPS ALREADY Oh guysssss!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Stackpole_The_Hobbit, Apr 15, 2005.

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  1. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/ilstack/wtfcomeon.bmp]

    Happy Birthday!

    I know this probably won't do a whole lot but you know, I thought I'd bring it to your attention anyway.
     
  2. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    About all you can do is apply the latest [link=http://getfirfox.com]security patch[/link] for IE.

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  3. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think I've ever had a single pop-up on these boards...is this a common problem?
     
  4. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There's a 99% chance its a problem on your end.
     
  5. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    Well since I was in a computer lab, on a lab computer, running an old version of WinME, and IE ... Yeah, probably :p
     
  6. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://www.panicware.com/popupstopper.html
     
  7. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    If I saw that pop-up, I'd be flattered.
     
  8. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ever since I installed SP2 for IE6, I haven't seen a single pop-up.
     
  9. hear+soul

    hear+soul Jedi Master star 6

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    NEVER had this happen to me.

    Are the pop-ups supposed to be showing or...?
     
  10. carmenite42

    carmenite42 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If you are experiencing difficulty with pop-ups on this site, the most convenient solution is generally to simply use FireFox 1.0 or higher (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/). For the hardcore spoiler-free who wish to avoid seeing Revenge of the Sith icons, the adblock extension can be used to block all images from http://www1.theforce.net/icons/episode3/.
     
  11. Darth_Ignant

    Darth_Ignant Jedi Youngling star 7

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    And I thought your instruction only covered menstrual cycles!
     
  12. carmenite42

    carmenite42 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm pretty good with the copy-paste :)
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I used to get pop-ups a lot when I used the work PC. However my home PC has a pop-up stopper so I never see them.
     
  14. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=929575]carmenite42[/link] posted on 4/15/05 11:13am
    [hr][/blockquote]

    el oh el

    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Stackpole_The_Hobbit][b]Stackpole_The_Hobbit[/b][/link] [b]posted on 4/15/05 8:35am[/b][hr] Well since I was in a computer lab, on a lab computer, running an old version of WinME, and IE ... Yeah, probably [face_tongue]
    [hr][/blockquote] >
     
  15. joehahn000

    joehahn000 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Fffffffirefox



    /,,/
    Rock on!
     
  16. Siths_Revenge

    Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling star 7

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    I get those once in awhile. It's not a big deal.
     
  17. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    I don't have a problem with them eather. My AOL pop-up blocker takes care of them. :)
     
  18. malkieD2

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

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    There's nothing stopping you using the USB-Flash drive version of Firefox ([link=http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/]Portable Firefox[/link]) to prevent all this nonsense happening.

    Alternatively you can locally install firefox onto your school computers and run it from there. Any 2-bit net geek knows how to install and run software on a "locked" computer terminal.

     
  19. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Your issue is with your school using WinME. That's really kinda sick for a school to still be using that. Get your money back.
     
  20. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm using MSN internet and have a good pop-up blocker, which stops nearly every single pop-up.
     
  21. Iron_Fist

    Iron_Fist Jedi Knight star 5

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    Your school still uses Windows ME? [face_shocked]

    Anyways, we should be moving soon, and I assume IGN's ads will be no more (although I'm not sure about TFN ads). :)


    I_F
     
  22. eequo

    eequo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well our school uses Mac9, so WinME doesn't sound too bad to me. :)
     
  23. Darth_Asabrush

    Darth_Asabrush Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    On a wider note. I have a pop up stopper but still get pop ups on TF.N & JC.

    Advice?
     
  24. ObiWan506

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

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    Well like Bob said, it could be a problem on your end. You may want to download [link=http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/]this[/link].

    What browser do you use?

    Everyone is better off using [link=http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/]Firefox[/link].
     
  25. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Everyone is better off using Firefox.

    Concur.
     
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