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Hey folks...........I got an email from a fella today, saying that he was all ready to join my Shadetree forum, but then he started to get a bunch of sound advertising, popups etc on this site....I have had a couple of complaints about this type of thing already here.......but I have never gotten any on this crap. All I get is the bannner at the top of the page, no sounds, no popups....just the banner......Maybe, because it is my forum, they don't send it to me, but that doesn't make sense, as they want me to pay money to rid the board of that banner., which just isn't worth my while....................I thought the banner was the only advertising.

What are you guys experiencing?........


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I got another one of those "vibrating" free laptop advertising bars this morning and tried to screen capture it for you but my computer problems prevented that from happening.  I'll try and get one the next time.  This one has sound also - - biggrin

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I never get any of that junk. I'm wonderin' again if it's a U.S. - Canuck thing or browser or some sorta technical thing? hmm

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As related in another thread, I use ZoneLabs anti-virus suite and I have the popup ad-blocker checked. Sometimes I have to actually undo it for certain sites.

I also have an anti-script program installed. Your site Ponchie, only shows 1 script I have not allowed. It's called servedbyadbutler.com. Maybe this is allowed on that feller's puter and it's causing him a problem. Sounds like he doesn't have very good software installed to block that crappola though.

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I never get any of that junk. I'm wonderin' again if it's a U.S. - Canuck thing or browser or some sorta technical thing? hmm



I betcha that's got something to do with it.....Us poor Canadians don't have the money to buy their junk anyways.

As for the virus/spam checkers, I only use AVG (free)., which I imagine is pretty basic.....and I dont get that stuff......


 




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poncho62 wrote:

Hey folks...........I got an email from a fella today, saying that he was all ready to join my Shadetree forum, but then he started to get a bunch of sound advertising, popups etc on this site....I have had a couple of complaints about this type of thing already here.......but I have never gotten any on this crap. All I get is the bannner at the top of the page, no sounds, no popups....just the banner......Maybe, because it is my forum, they don't send it to me, but that doesn't make sense, as they want me to pay money to rid the board of that banner., which just isn't worth my while....................I thought the banner was the only advertising.

What are you guys experiencing?........



 Those screaming smileys are from incredimail,, they are listed by Mcafee to be a phishing link,,and do install spam when opened,, my troubles really started the other day when I accidentally hit one of those screamers,, and that vibrating mess above it  '
I just uninstalled any recent programs that i didn't
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It still stops sometimes when I try to reply to a post,, but starts back up , but its much better than it was ,, I think it was something accosiated with those incredimail screamers,,
all I have at the top of the home page now is the 4 listings in blue lettering about different ads ,, it keeps changing,, at least it ain't SCREAMIN "
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Maybe they changed their advertising strategy....all I am seeing now is this too.......


Note...I just took the words that I had at the top of the page off....That moves the advertising up....a little less chance of hitting it with your cursor.......

-- Edited by poncho62 at 08:01, 2008-11-17

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I'm still not gettin' that stuff w00t.gif Not that I'm complaining at all...I'm OK with that. I always use Google and my popup blocker and any of that stuff is what came with the laptop. And as I mentioned before AVG (free) is my antivirus thing. confuse.gif For whatever any of that stuff is worth. hmm

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  I am seeing what you guys are seeing,, just the blue small ads,
The squiggly vibrating thing and the loud smileys have been gone for a while, maybe a week or so,,
I like it better with out the wording at the top,, don't have to scroll down so far to find the posts,,biggrin

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I can take the Homehandyman logo out too, if it will save the strain on your fingers..........LOL


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