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Forum topic by Bill729 posted 12-07-2011 02:07 AM 1738 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2011 02:07 AM

I was just reading a blog or two, and I felt run-over by video pop up ads when I accidently let my mouse cursor cross over underlined words (like “wood”). Anyone else notice this? Sorry… I can’t take it.


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#1 posted 12-07-2011 02:10 AM

I use Firefox with Adblock Plus. Life is good!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 02:19 AM

“wood”. There’s any number of places that could have taken you. Can you add or enable adblock plus in your browser?

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 02:27 AM

It seems like words are being highlighted at random—and then if my cursor runs accross one I got an ad for a truck! It felt like I got 6 in 2 minutes. When I went back and looked again and those “minefields” were no longer there. I was just curious what had happened since I last visited. I didn’t remember it being like that…


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#4 posted 12-07-2011 02:35 AM

a ring of garlic cloves around your neck and a bottle of holy water …. thats the only cure i know.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 02:58 AM

It appears that the advertising may be related to a new type of ad: Googles, “adchoices”. I used to use a program called PopUpBlocker—maybe I’ll look that one up.

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 03:04 AM

@ chrisstef….. good one : )

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 03:43 AM

Thanks for your suggestions. I’ve now got AdBlock Plus. Next I need to learn how to use it!

Pleasant surfing! :)

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#8 posted 12-07-2011 04:07 AM

Google Chrome plus Adblock means no pop-ups, not even any ads.

That means no revenue for LJ’s, so someday they will do a Facebook thing that won’t let LJ’s run if Adblock is on, but enjoy it while you can.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 12-07-2011 04:11 AM

If you are not “signed in” to the site, you will see the highlighted words and pop-ups. Sign in and they all disappear!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 12-07-2011 05:28 AM

I think Lew has the answer.

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#11 posted 12-07-2011 11:47 AM

yes, Lew has the answer.

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#12 posted 12-07-2011 04:14 PM

Thanks Lew.

-- Robert, I don't understand everything I know about this.

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#13 posted 12-07-2011 04:28 PM

I realize that the site needs to make revenue, but those hyperlinked text ads are the absolute worst. True, I don’t notice them 85 % of time because I’m usually logged in, but if I were new to the site and didn’t know that they would disappear when you log in, it might be enough to dissuade me from sticking around.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 01:13 AM

If you have antivirus protection such as norton antivirus and your subscription runs out then norton
will flood your computor with pop ups trying to force you into renewing.
You can go to uninstall programs and uninstall your virus protection and see if the popups stop
if they do then you know you are dealing with some unscrouplas company. Change your antivirus protection
from norton to mcfee or vice versa.
hope this helps.

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#15 posted 12-08-2011 03:28 AM

No SawdustPhil, Lew’s response was the most accurate. Once I signed in, I quit being “inundated” with pop-up ads.
Why LJ would want to do that to anyone, I haven’t a clue. I signed out and experimented a bit more—some of the ads are really difficult to get rid of!


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