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    I'm not very computer savy but why does the QB home page open with match.com and asking for my age and pics of a lot of young women? I don't like it but did I cause this and can you advise me how to get rid of it?

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    Is just an advertisement. Ignore it.

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    Is it just at the top of the page ? I have Mozilla Firefox and Ad blocker so don't see any of the ads - but you shouldn't have to click on an ad or add any info like that to get to the QB
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    I'm sorry I wasn't clear. The advertisement is below Home, Resources, Blogs, etc. The advertisement doesn't block the QB Messaging. It's just annoying and a bit offensive. Kijiji is there too. It used to be quilting related advertising so I thought maybe I let this stuff in somehow.
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    Usually my antivirus will block the ads, but they are beginning to show up stating I have a request from someone 2.3 miles from my home with a pic of young blond woman,
    what the heck??????????????????????
    Just passing through!

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    I don't get that ad. I get the overflowing toilet! Don't know what I did to get that and how to stop it either.

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    I get multiple ads at the top of the QB page & have learned to be very carefull when moving the curser to click on a QB tab to not move it over the ads. Occassionally, I get a startling, talking ad when the curser accidentally goes over an ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I don't get that ad. I get the overflowing toilet! Don't know what I did to get that and how to stop it either.
    I think you have to turn off the water supply handle at the wall near the floor behind the toilet be sure to wear a shower cap and raincoat.................then call the plumber !!!!!!!




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    Looks like whoever owns the site signed up with an ad agency of some kind. The site owner just takes what the agency serves up.

    I don't mind the site owner using this method, but someone should have a method of vetting the ads first. For instance, this is a quilting/craft site - most members are women. We buy cars, might need a lawyer, plumber, etc.
    We don't need or want dating sites that verge on porn.

    Those that develop apps for cell phones do this, too. They just take what the ad service dishes out. There's pretty much the same complaint. Only thing I can think of - sleazier ad services pay more to get questionable ads on devices.

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    Chat Request

    Are we that desperate that we have to have pop up Stephanie every day looking for a "chat request". A sexy looking Stephanie no less. This is appearing in my ad section on this board. Want to Meet Me? Confirm or Ignore. Please take her off. I really don't need to talk to Stephanie. Thanks.
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    I've been getting the same thing for the past few days that abcdconsultant talked about. It shows the pic of a young blonde woman (looks like a movie and T.V. star but I can't remember her name); says she is so many miles from me and would I like to meet her. I'd like to get rid of this, too, if anyone knows how.

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    try using FIrefox with AdblockerPlus. I see NO ads on the board.

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    when you see a questionable ad, it's best to report it by email.
    take a screenshot while you have your cursor hovering over the ad.
    DO NOT CLICK ON THE AD.
    while your mouse hovers, the originating web address will show in the lower left corner of the browser window.
    take the screenshot while that is visible.
    attach the screenshot to the email.

    send it to [email protected]
    i will send it forward so the techs can track the source and block it.
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    I've got the same thing popping up on my computer. Mine is Stephanie, and she's only 2.8 miles away. Poor thing looked really lonely. LOL. I don't care how lonely she is, she needs to find another spot to roost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew N Tune View Post
    I've got the same thing popping up on my computer. Mine is Stephanie, and she's only 2.8 miles away. Poor thing looked really lonely. LOL. I don't care how lonely she is, she needs to find another spot to roost.
    Same thing here. If Stephanie would learn to quilt, she wouldn't be lonely. She could enjoy all her friends here on the Quilting board! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew N Tune View Post
    I've got the same thing popping up on my computer. Mine is Stephanie, and she's only 2.8 miles away. Poor thing looked really lonely. LOL. I don't care how lonely she is, she needs to find another spot to roost.
    Stephanie definitely gets around! I've got the same ad; you're in Virginia and I'm in California!
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    I'm in Florida and Stephanie is just around the corner ahahahah....I must admit I was a bit surprised that this type of ad would be on a quilting site. It's just trashy.

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    And she's just around the corner her in IL too.

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    I saw her once, but I mainly get the plumbing one....maybe she fell in???
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    Stephanie is 2.8 miles from me today. I'm in PA

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    to repeat:

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    when you see a questionable ad, it's best to report it by email.
    take a screenshot while you have your cursor hovering over the ad.
    DO NOT CLICK ON THE AD.
    while your mouse hovers, the originating web address will show in the lower left corner of the browser window.
    take the screenshot while that is visible.
    attach the screenshot to the email.

    send it to [email protected]
    i will send it forward so the techs can track the source and block it.
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    i have forwarded pics of the ads to PatriceJ per her instructions
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    Ad Complaint

    I know Ads are how we get to have the QB for free but.... I do not come here to "Call Stephanie." I get tired of seeing all these ads for relationship or dating sites. Is there a way to ban those from this site? Name:  AdComplaint.jpg
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    Thanks, Phannie

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    Its funny how all these girls live just 2.8 miles from my house and everyone else's house. Just ignore it and enjoy reading the board!
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    Have you been to a dating site recently? Mine doesn't come up that way. Mine comes up Allstate for the past week. Guess what? We have Allstate.
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