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Old February 16, 2018, 18:29   #1
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Pop Ups Almost Everywhere

Hello
I've been visiting here for quite a while...pre-ban you might say
When and why did these pop ups start ?
Seems wherever I put the mouse, as I'm browsing titles in what seems like all sections, there are pop ups.
THEY ARE ANNOYING.
I don't want the pop ups as they cover up the titles I'm trying to see. I can't seem to put my mouse where there ARE NOT any pop ups.
This is an age-old problem, where web programmers can't just leave well enough alone. I used to be one too. They want to try new coding techniques and tools, and keep trying to cram more functionality onto one page until it just goes BOOM and the page explodes !
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Old February 16, 2018, 19:03   #2
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You maybe infected!
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Old February 16, 2018, 19:07   #3
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I've never had a pop up from this site. Other places yeah. Sometimes Google will download an ad program to your machine without you knowing it, and you have to go into Google settings and turn it off. That's if you use Google chrome
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Old February 16, 2018, 19:19   #4
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Do you mean pop up ads ? Never had that here....or the thread preview boxes that come up when you hover on a thread ?
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Old February 17, 2018, 07:45   #5
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You maybe infected!
I second that.

You can install ublock origin to help settle things down. Also, browse in anonymous mode so when you quit it forgets everything including cache.

For the love of all that is evil tell me you are not using Internet Explorer or Edge.
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Old February 17, 2018, 08:25   #6
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For the love of all that is evil tell me you are not using Internet Explorer or Edge.
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Old February 18, 2018, 08:31   #7
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sounds like you have a virus.
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Old February 18, 2018, 09:11   #8
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sounds like you have a virus.
Or a PC.

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Old February 23, 2018, 01:03   #9
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Or a PC.

I resemble that remark. When Apple releases their source code to industrial vendors so my machines will talk to their product or someone writes interfaces for dozens of odd high dollar but rare machines to play with Linux keep my business running on an XP Pro operating system with zero attachment to net. Have a separate web surfing and email machine using Windows 10 and com p uterus in ham shacks run Windows 7. None have been afflicted but one time back about 20 years ago. Some friends using Apple have had more than one successful attack as it becomes more popular and they believe their invulnerable. If getting pop ups on Files your infected NEVER seen a pop up on this site except for new PM alert on any PC, tablet or smart phone.
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Old March 01, 2018, 07:33   #10
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Or a PC.

Yep!

Surprising enough, my work laptop with Windows 10 has run clean since I bought is eight months ago.
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Old March 03, 2018, 12:25   #11
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I second that.

You can install ublock origin to help settle things down. Also, browse in anonymous mode so when you quit it forgets everything including cache.

For the love of all that is evil tell me you are not using Internet Explorer or Edge.

Seconded. Install Firefox browser, ublock origin, and AVG free antivirus. Since I've been running this my pop ups are almost nil. It's hilarious to go to a site like espn and see ublock's numbers of blocked items immediately go t around 40 and then continue to trickle up.
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Old March 04, 2018, 19:16   #12
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Not POPUPs But Mouse Overs

I should have used the correct terminology maybe...

When I'm looking at one of the main categories, where all the links are to Topics, whenever I mouse (almost) anywhere, I get 'more info' related to whereever the mouse is - AND IT IS ANOYYYYINGGGG !
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Old March 11, 2018, 00:12   #13
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Sounds like you've caught a bug. No code on this side of things has changed and we didn't add something annoying like that soooo...
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Old March 29, 2018, 21:39   #14
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You maybe infected!
STD's are a b_ _ch .
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Old March 29, 2018, 23:30   #15
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STD's are a b_ _ch .
Yup.

Bowmans got the clap...I see it in every post.
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