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989 days ago

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 989 days ago

I use Firefox with Adblock Plus. Life is good!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#2 posted 989 days ago

“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 989 days ago

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 989 days ago

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

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 989 days ago

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 989 days ago

@ chrisstef….. good one : )

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#7 posted 989 days ago

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 989 days ago

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 989 days ago

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 989 days ago

I think Lew has the answer.

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#11 posted 989 days ago

yes, Lew has the answer.

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#12 posted 989 days ago

Thanks Lew.

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

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#13 posted 989 days ago

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 988 days ago

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 988 days ago

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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