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Old 09-14-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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One change to SCS is evident

I'm suddenly getting popup ads in the middle of my screen. I use Firefox, so I don't get them anywhere else. Well, except for one board where I'm not a paid member. Most boards give the option of an ad-free skin to paid members. Not here, I guess.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:16 AM   #2
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I use firefox but I am not getting any pop up ads and I know I have this featured turned off for this site.
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Ditto for me too. Have you gone into your preferences to check that the pop-ups box is checked/un-checked? This should fix the problem for you.

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I use Safari and Firefox, both with ad blockers, and I have been getting them like crazy here and on myspace.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:46 AM   #5
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My mistake--I had the popups allowed here because that's how I know I have a PM. I just never had ads pop up on me until a few days ago.

One was an actual popup, "Click here to complete our survey" and another one kind of popped out from a banner ad.
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I don't get any pop up ads here on SCS.
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Daven posted about this in site suggestions the other day. He isn't a fan of these pop up ads, either. If you'll post a company name in this thread in site suggestions, he can look into them.
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I will try to remember to do that. I got a couple of those insidious "moving" ads earlier this morning.
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Just chiming in to say I honestly haven't noticed ANY changes to my favorite forum since "the takeover".
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I have not had any pop ups but I have had banner ads that "fly" around. Very annoying and I've only had them here. Now I have not had them in a week so maybe they are gone.
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Um, I use Safari & I only get a pop-up when I get a PM ~ so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't start getting ads...
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I use Firefox too, and I don't get those pesky pop ups! Are you sure you, or someone didn't accidentally uncheck your pop up blocker? Good luck!
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I have not had any pop ups but I have had banner ads that "fly" around. Very annoying and I've only had them here. Now I have not had them in a week so maybe they are gone.
I guess I didn't use the right term, yes, they're "flying banners" altho one was a box to take a survey. I'll make a note of the companies so that Daven can see about getting rid of them.
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You gotta be kidding me, just posted this, and I got a flying Wii controller from Circuit City. I do have my pop up blocker turned back on, so that's not taking care of the problem.

I guess they're more "rollover" ads, and you have to be really careful where you're moving your mouse.
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I use Safari and haven't had any problems yet.
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I've never got any of these ads, and when I get a notice of a PM...it typically says, "Pop-up not allowed" and I have to click on my mailbox to read the message. I'm using Explorer and have all Pop-ups disallowed so it always asks me if I want to allow a certain pop-up but only for things like PMs or on my work email account. Hmm.
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I use FireFox and no pop-up ads here, or the roll-over ones either. The only problem I noticed one day was the big Googe Ads box at the top pushing everything else way down, but that was sorted out the same day. I don't think I've even met a flying ad, long may that last, LOL.
Hope you get sorted, though - anything like that is so irritating.
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The only change I've noticed was during VSN when the site couldn't handle everyone. Very frustrating.

I haven't had an issue with pop ups. Those are annoying as all get out.
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You gotta be kidding me, just posted this, and I got a flying Wii controller from Circuit City. I do have my pop up blocker turned back on, so that's not taking care of the problem.

I guess they're more "rollover" ads, and you have to be really careful where you're moving your mouse.
I just got the Circuit City one too. This is the first time I got one of these ads on here (I had posted earlier that I never get these, so this Circuit City ad was a surprise).
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I use FF and get no pop ups
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I have a MAC/Firefox and not getting that. So, there's hope for you!
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I had one that I couldn't get rid of. It landed in the middle of the screen. I couldn't get it to close. If that happens to you try this. (This is what I did.) X out of splitcoaststampers and then come back in again by retyping the address in the address bar.

I don't think these are pop-ups because I have a pretty good pop-up blocker. I don't even get pop-ups on myspace so I think they are some kind of moving banner ads. I had one that was hyper-blinking in the middle of the page as well but that one I could X out of.

Hope that helps, (the X out thing.)
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I use FF also and have my options set to block pop ups, but have had the same problems.

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I have Firefox with the NoScript addon, and I do not get flying banners or popups, just the flashing ads for the SCS member companies. If I check SCS on another computer I do see the other ads, so NoScript is definitely working for me.
For PM's, I don't get a popup saying that I have one, but the number next to my envelope at the top of the screen changes so I know there's one there. I also have it set to email me when I get a PM. So you don't have to get the popups in order to know about a PM.
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I use firefox and I've been getting the banners popping out at me too.
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I use Explorer and no pop ups or flying banners here either. I do have a pop-up blocker on and my preferences here set to no pop-ups.

Fingers crossed. I despise pop-ups like telemarketers. If I want someting, I'll go find it. Otherwise DON'T BOTHER ME!!!!
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Firefox mostly here- and YES to the %^&* annoying pop up ads lately. NOT liking this.
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I'm wondering why some of you are getting them and some of us aren't (I am not getting them - popups or exploding banners)!

Anyone have a clue? This is the kind of computer stuff that drives me nuts!
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I also use Firefox and I am getting Circuit City pop up ads
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Anyone have a clue? This is the kind of computer stuff that drives me nuts!
I'm sure it has to do with the settings on each computer. I don't know if everyone has "NoScript" because it is an addon. Something to check into if you are getting popups with Firefox and want to avoid them.
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Bottom line here is that there are now Pop-ups at SCS. Whether some of us are getting them or all of us, they are HERE!
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I have seen expanding ads (annoying!!) and encourage you to report them to Daven. I do!

Here's his note from another thread:
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if you ever see one of these ads (and I've seen a couple myself lately), post a note in here or send an email to me directly ([email protected]). include the name of the advertiser, and if you can, the site address that the ad leads you to. with that info we can remove the ad from the site.
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some of you are reporting seeing "popups", some of you aren't. it's probably all in the definition. we've never allowed true "pop up" ads here and never will. I don't believe one has ever slipped by our notice, but I could be wrong.

what you might be seeing are what's more commonly known as expandable ads. those are almost as hideous as popups, not quite. typically you'll roll over, or click one of these ads and it will expand to cover part of your browser window. we've also been hit by a circuit city ad that seemed to be auto-expanding. fortunately I think we've got this one killed now.

nothing has changed in our attitude about these types of ads, if you're seeing more of them lately it's unfortunate and unintentional. we're always on the lookout for anything inappropriate, tacky, annoying, etc. and try to get them removed as soon as possible.
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I saw a circuit city one on the top of the gallery over the weekend. I have only seen one other one of these expandable devils on here at the bottom of a forum page but didn't pay attention towhose it was.
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I have firefox and I mentioned this 2 weeks ago, it only happens on this site and it was driving me crazy. expandable ads, without even going near it.
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not a complaint but a funny...there was an ad just now when I was answering a PM and it had audio for a $1K walmart gift card...I jumped out of my seat when the audio came on...LOL
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OK, is the Wal-Mart ad suppose to talk to you?

It told me I had won a $1000 gift card and I didn't even go near the ad, it spoke as soon as the page loaded?
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