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

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  1. Stackpole_The_Hobbit Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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    About all you can do is apply the latest security patch for IE.

    Kimball Kinnison
  3. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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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 Moderator Emeritus

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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

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

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    NEVER had this happen to me.

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

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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 Jedi Youngling

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

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    I'm pretty good with the copy-paste :)
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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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 Force Ghost

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  15. joehahn000 Jedi Master

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    Fffffffirefox



    /,,/
    Rock on!
  16. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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

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

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    There's nothing stopping you using the USB-Flash drive version of Firefox (Portable Firefox) 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 Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2000
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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Knight

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

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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 Former Head Admin

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    Well like Bob said, it could be a problem on your end. You may want to download this.

    What browser do you use?

    Everyone is better off using Firefox.
  25. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Everyone is better off using Firefox.

    Concur.
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