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Thread: Annoying -in my face

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    I have the ads, but never read them, I still would take them off if I could.

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    With me, it's sort of become a "seeing them without really seeing them" kind of thing. But still annoying.

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    I found a free program called Ghostery that blocks sites from leaving tracking devices on my computer, and I am amazed at how much it's cut down on ads. I don't mind the quilting related ads, but some of the other stuff is annoying, especially when it pops up wherever I go.

    Ghostery tells me how many sites it's blocking on every page I go. My son's been to sites where over 20 other sites were trying to track him! No wonder weird ads used to show up!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


    http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/blog.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    It is scary to realize that ads are targeting you. They track your buying online and post ads just for your buying habits.
    Remember, any time you are offered something "FREE" on the internet ------ YOU are the product.

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    Yep...the same three friends unfriended me too (and I'm on FF). The ad disappeared in a couple of days. Let it pass.

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    It has something to do with Facebook. That got so annoying that I no longer use Facebook.

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    Gee, I thought it was only me who was unfriended by these 3. Haven't clicked on it--am afraid of what might pop up.

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    I use Google Chrome as well and all I see is the Craftsy banner at the top (that's because I was talking to someone else about Craftsy lessons earlier today I'm guessing), I just ignore the top banner I don't think you can get rid of them.

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    I didn't read the replies and sorry if this is duplicated. Google Chrome has had issues. For some reason my son who is taking extensive computer classes told me to never download it. Firefox and IE are ideal browsers with far fewer issues.
    In any case, try downloading Adblock plus. But go to your browsers website and download it from there. It blocks ads very well. I never see any ads anywhere anymore now that I use Firefox and the adblock plus. And never on this site. Just a suggestion.

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    Most of the ads use adobe flash so you can disable that. That's what adblocker does. I never notice the ads or any of the sidebars. I read the post topics and the rest is just sight noise to me.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 12-04-2012 at 05:01 PM.
    Got fabric?

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    I don't care about the 3 "friends" but the Family Dollar that keeps taking over my screen is about to drive me nuts.

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    I keep getting that ad, too. I ignore it. I figure it has something to do with facebook. Since I'm not a member of that or any other program of that type, I knew it didn't mean me. It is annoying anyway.

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    You can adjust the level of protection in Chrome. You can also get rid of any unwanted extensions. Go to the stack of three bars at the top right of your screen, just under the red cross. Click on the bars and you will be able to select the adjustments to suit yourself. The settings and tools sections are the most useful.

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    Thanks for posting, I can now officially ignore that.
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    Ignore - and remember that the pop-ups are why we have this wonderful, FREE site!

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    This discussion has been very interesting. Thanks for starting it. I have epilepsy and flash ads are quite dangerous for me. Will be talking with my tech guru nephew to get help blocking them. I have no problem with advertising paying for our QB . I have not encountered the Dollar Store takeover, though!

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    Be thankful for the ads. If they aren't paying for the site, we may have to. I love this board and bless the people that manage it.

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