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grizzman

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29 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question

edited by me, grizzman.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']


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7Footer

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#1 posted 29 days ago

It’s not the site, mine doesn’t do that, but I know what you’re referring to, and you have some sort of adware/malware that snuck onto your computer.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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#2 posted 29 days ago

very weird Griz. I assume that this is the beginning of the long slide of Lumberjocks, who are going to be looking for a more friendly place to hang out.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#3 posted 29 days ago

If you look at grizz post you might see that activity on the last line is blue with a double line that is the popup. In 7footers post the kid in his signature is lit and in mine father is lit.

In this one liked is lit

Now it disappeared when I edited the post.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 29 days ago

I use AdBlock Plus and I see very little intrusive ads such as you are talking about. I agree – it must be on your computer, Grizz. :(

https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome

Try it and see if it world for you. They have it for all the different web browsing systems.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 29 days ago

Hi Bob. I have not seen that on mine but have on other projects and blogs. you might have to ask a computer jock to see what does that. you don’t get a pop up on a blue word unless you put your cursor on it. I hate it too, but I would never leave Lumberjocks. I’d go into withdrawal and might not come out!! I have looked at other sites Like Sawmill Creek and it does not work as slick as this on and I don’t think the responses on there are not as encouraging. and.more critical and that is not good for a new woodworker or anyone who has put a lot of time in a project.
Come on Stay with us!!!!!! We like your posts!!!!!!
I get crap advertizing all them time when I’ move my cursor in certain places on the screen. We are captives of the advertizing world. It keeps me active cussing at this tube!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#6 posted 29 days ago

+1 for what Sheila said.

you can get it free at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/ad%20blocker?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 29 days ago

I am not done. It keeps the site free. It’s hardly the worst thing I have to deal with.

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BinghamtonEd

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#8 posted 29 days ago

I see the blue underlined text, but if I don’t hold my mouse over it for a couple seconds, there’s no ad. Are you seeing more than that? Maybe Sheila’s adblocker will help you. What browser/version are you using? Seems like you’ve blown your top on this. Calm down, maybe there’s a solution. The internet is full of ads these days.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#9 posted 29 days ago

I posted about this 8 days ago, here…
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/61760

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#10 posted 29 days ago

its just ad ware you can block them ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 29 days ago

I do agree with Monte (to a point). I don’t mind ads as long as they don’t interfere with things that I am trying to do. If anything, those “intrusive” types of ads cause me to AVOID the products they are advertising. There are classy ways to get your message across to potential customers and completely obnoxious ways. These companies have to decide which road to travel.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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stefang

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#12 posted 29 days ago

Don’t go crazy on us Bob, I’m sure you will find a cure for this, just don’t opt out to soon!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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eddie

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#13 posted 29 days ago

+1 Shelia

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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grizzman

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#14 posted 29 days ago

ive downloaded the software that shelia gave here and all of the ads are gone…so im calmed down for now, big thanks sheila….you calmed the bear in me…but they are going to have them here and i think many are going to be upset…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 29 days ago

I know what you are talking about but as others have said it’s not just the LJ site. The adblock program for google chrome works well and it’s a free install. Internet explorer is the worst for this sort of thing.

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