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Forum topic by knotscott posted 05-09-2012 10:40 PM 1830 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2012 10:40 PM

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I don’t generally post off-topic stuff, and I don’t generally get involved in the posts about advertising on the site, but those Kontera ads that popup right in the middle of the screen, and that can’t be closed on demand need to go! Those are a lot different than an ad off to the side or at the top of the screen that I can ignore. I fully understand about the revenues, but can we draw the line at interrupting the main purpose of this website? What say ye Martin?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....


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#1 posted 05-09-2012 11:17 PM

I’ve never had a pop up ad in the middle of the page except when I’m not logged in.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 11:48 PM

I have not had any middle of the screen pop ups either.

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 11:49 PM

Did you mouse over a double underlined word? I admit that is annoying, I actually made a topic about it before I realized those only exist when your not logged in. If not than you probably have adware/spyware/malware on your computer.

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 11:50 PM

No middle of the screen popups for me.

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 11:57 PM

No pop-ups in the middle of the screen for me either.

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 12:10 AM

They should only pop up if you’re not signed in.

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#7 posted 05-10-2012 12:19 AM

Me either.

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#8 posted 05-10-2012 12:50 AM

I had it happen a few weeks ago, I was signed in and the pop up kept coming up, middle of the screen. I was on my iPad 2 and thought that couldn’t happen with an Apple device. It lasted for about a 1/2 hour then it just stopped. As quick as it came it went away, has not happened since. Maybe you will have the same.

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#9 posted 05-10-2012 12:53 AM

Knotscott, Check out AdBlock Plus. It removes all the ads and pop-ups, it’s free and a week from now you’ll wonder why you didn’t get it sooner. – Jack

I use Chrome and it is available for Firefox too. I don’t think there is an IE version.

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#10 posted 05-10-2012 01:44 AM

Thanks for the suggestions gang. I was definitely logged in on my regular PC. It hadn’t occurred to me that it was universal for all of us, so thanks. Maybe it was just a glitch, but I’ll give the AdBlock a shot if it comes back.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 05-10-2012 05:27 AM

IrreverentJack: Ya got that right!!!!!!!!

-- mike...............

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#12 posted 05-10-2012 01:16 PM

Not seeing anything like that here, either. If the ads pop up on other sites, they may be in your computer rather than on a specific site.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#13 posted 05-10-2012 04:26 PM

Hi knotscott,

This is Jonathan from Kontera, I’m not sure why you saw exactly what you saw, especially if signed in members aren’t supposed to see ads. However, in general terms Kontera ads always have an “X” in the upper right hand corner, so you can close the ad. Additionally, if you don’t want to see our ads at all, just click on the “ad choices” button within layer, and unless you clean out your cache, they’ll disappear from all websites you visit.

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#14 posted 05-10-2012 11:45 PM

Martyroc, your problem is your choice of digital vehicles. Really, Ipad2? I had one of those once…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#15 posted 05-10-2012 11:49 PM

Hi Jonathan – Thanks for chiming in. I tried clicking on the “X” but to no avail. Initially I had assumed it was a sign of things to come, but I haven’t seen them since, so I’m guessing it was just a hiccup.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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