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Thread: Annoying -in my face

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    Super Member mermaid's Avatar
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    Angry Annoying -in my face

    Can someone PLEASE tell me how to get rid of the message at the top of the page--"3 people have unfriended you" and the invitation to 'click here-free'. I've just put Google chrome browser on this laptp and the pop up blocker is checked...yet a lot of nonsense on the pages that I didn't have before...and I don't know how to manage this one. Should I uninstall and go back to FF? Can you tell this is a rant?
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    Rant or not, won't do any good. If it isn't that one it will be another. This is an advertising spot. I don't think you can do anything about it.
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    It's an ad. Just have to ignore it I think.
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    I agree - very annoying. I guess this is how the forum expenses are met. Be very careful and don't click on anything until the screen is fully loaded otherwise you will wind up in one of those websites - ask me how I know!

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    The same ad is on some of the pages I use. And they say "3" friends. I couldn't care less. I figure it will disappear some day.

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    I had that one for awhile. Now since I've been searching for Christmas gifts I'm getting lots of ads for those things. A few weeks ago my son was searching for engine parts and I had ads for things I didn't even understand! It was kind of funny really. Mostly, I just ignore them. The board has to pay the bills.

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    I do not get any adds at all it is something with your browser. My son helped me so I do not know what to tell you. I also use Google Chrome

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    I use FF with AdblockerPlus and the only ads I see are the small ones for like Paper Piecing.

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    It is the same three "friends" that unfriended me. Guess they are picky ! LOL ...Seriously I learned to tune it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I use FF with AdblockerPlus and the only ads I see are the small ones for like Paper Piecing.

    I also use ad blocker plus and rarely get ads on my pages. Saves alot of frustration on my part.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Well, thanks a bunch! You've all given me something to look forward to...haha Seriously, I have FF on my other computer and I did something there that wiped almost all of them away. Remember the overflowing toilet? Killed that in a NY minute. But this Google chrome---I can't figure it out. I'm going to FF tomorrow.

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    bit of a conflict of interest for me, here, since the ads doooooo pay our rent and keep the site free to all of us. i'd rather put up with them than have to pay a membership fee. (and ... yes ... i'd have to pay, too. i'm a member and a volunteer.)
    nearly all sites like ours push ads.
    i put it in the same "column" as 1-800-BadDrug ads on TV.
    a necessary pain in the sit-on-it.

    AdBlock plus offers a free version for Google Chrome.
    i have yet to find a free one for MS Explorer.

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    Adblock plus is offered for Firefox users too.
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    Patrice, I understand about the ads paying for us to be here--it's just that particular one that really gets under my skin, and I don't even know what it is. But I change pages and there it is in my face again! I'm sure you've sometimes felt the urge to go ballistic--that's how I was feeling yesterday. Hormones, maybe? A while back there was one at the top of the page saying someone was needing me to contact them. Curious, after several days, I 'put my nose in' and it was "ahem " escort ladies & they were located in a small town near me. Eye opener!

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    I think it is a very funny ad because no one can "unfriend" me since I am not a member of any site that allows people to like me or not. In the first place that is not a verb. In the second place it, the ad, allows us to enjoy this board for free. I have recently learned to navigate the pages even more carefully because of the ads on the side that if you happens to move over, the ad pops up and takes over the page. Even though it has a "close" box, it doesn't work. It is irritating, but I figure that is part of the dues we do not pay in cash for this great site.
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    What a coincidence! I also have 3 friends that have unfriended me.

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    I can understand the need for ads, however, do they have to be so annoying and disgusting? Overflowing toilet?? yuk. I have not seen any Flash (animated ads) for a while due to AdBlocker, however I remember VIVIDLY the jiggling bellies and yellow teeth. They are what drove me to block them all.

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    I had a lot of problems with google chrome too so I deleted it!

    FYI if you want to get rid of something click on it and then hit alt & F4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    What a coincidence! I also have 3 friends that have unfriended me.
    Me too !! Guess us quilting ladies have no friends or are very choosy about our friends !! LOL OH well Life does go on and on with or without those ungrateful friends who unfriended us .. LOL (sorry Ladies & Gentlemen; my sense of humor took over the keys !!LOL)
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    Oh no, 3 friends wanted to "unfriend me", too! LOL The annoying blinking ads are the worst. I don't mind at all the ads I get when I have done a search or shopped on sites and I do like the ones that pop up with quilting/sewing sites!

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    I have an ad blocker but this has appeared a couple of times. Some of them have a place you can check to close the ad but they're not always easy to see.
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    My gripe is with Family Dollar ads highjacking the entire page on QB. I can remove it; my 'puter blocks my removing it. A new computer is arriving Wed. night, so hopefully, that will take care of the problem.

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    It is scary to realize that ads are targeting you. They track your buying online and post ads just for your buying habits.

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    I agree with the Firefox/AdBlockerPlus posters. This is what I use and I never see ads. Drives me batty when I use DH's iPad with Safari, which apparently has no such ad blocking plugin. Ads up the wazoo! I hate that one that follows you down the right side of the page. DH told me he's installed a Chrome app, so I'm hoping that will block the ads.

    I feel for you, Patrice, I understand that's how this site pays for itself. But I really have a huge problem with the amount of advertising we are bombarded with all day, every day, from everything around us (not just this site).

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    I see it also. I just ignore it. it's better than the photos of ladies looking sexy!!!!

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