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Old March 31st, 2005, 08:58 AM
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Default Pop Ups- Here?

Last place I expected to come and find an annoying popup in my face was this site.
Sorry, just my thought.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:05 AM
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I agree, today is the first time I have had this problem here. Please say that this will go away soon.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:11 AM
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I agree. I'm getting them, too, and AOL stops most of them. My "blocked" counter jumped from 2 to 6 in the last few minutes. I hate those things!

I have a fantasy of encountering the genius who came up with that idea in a restaurant someday. Every time he would attempt to take a forkful of food, I'd throw a menu on top of his plate. Those things are that obnoxious to me. And when I can avaoid it, I don't patronize advertisers who promote their products that way, or who hire ad agencies that use them.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:23 AM
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I have three different popup stoppers running, yahoo toolbar, norton and panicware..I have not seen popups in over a year. :o)
I hate them too. So annoying.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:20 AM
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I haven't had this problem until yesterday and its very annoying to say the least! Seems it just happening in the message boards here, very strange?

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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:42 AM
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I don't know what I'm doing right... but I'm not getting them.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Kuki, seems to be related to one particular advertisement that comes up in the header for the chat area . Something about winning a free tv.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:04 AM
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Well Kuki if you're not getting them, maybe we know where they started from (only kidding) The popups are getting annoying.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:07 AM
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Just send me the free TV, and forget the pop up ads!

Not being a techy AT ALL... I have no idea why I'm not seeing them. Perhaps it's they way I have my Norton Anti Virus and firewall set up.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:15 AM
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The ads are generated from Macromedia Flash, (excuse me I have endometriosis)

player. They don't open another browser (excuse me again, I just won a Sony TV)

session. You can disable the "Shockwave" in Internet (sorry, brb I just won an Ipod) Explorer.

Tools, Programs, Add-ons menu.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:40 AM
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First a tv and now a lap top. If I stay logged in, I can get all next year's shopping for the holidays done.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:50 AM
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None of the ads have said I won a cruise I want a cruise

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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:55 AM
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I'm not getting them either...... does it have to do w/ having a Mac? or maybe that my techie son set up all my software, blockers, etc. If so, yay Chip!
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Old March 31st, 2005, 12:23 PM
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Yup, same here, since yesterday - very annoying!

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Old March 31st, 2005, 12:54 PM
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I'm getting them on mine, and my husband is too!! (we work together) I have never had this problem before todaty How irritating!

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Old March 31st, 2005, 02:18 PM
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Mike, Mike, Mike, You just made me LAUGH OUT LOUD xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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Old March 31st, 2005, 02:21 PM
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grrrrrrr. me too....
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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Mike . . . you're hysterical! ROFLMAO . . . . . <wiping tears off my keyboard>

I got one and thought I was seeing things (no smarty comments needed). hee hee

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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:23 PM
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I am getting them too. Oh well when the resident computer geeky techy guy gets home from his latest road trip tomorrow, I'll see if he can disable the thingamabob and the watchamijgger.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:31 PM
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Now a cell phone, I'm wishhing for a dvd player.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:34 PM
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None here, but I do have panic ware running so that could be why.

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Old March 31st, 2005, 07:24 PM
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Nope, none here but I'm using Safari with the pop up blocker checked.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 07:45 PM
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None here either and I hope I don't jinx myself by saying that. Being almost completely computer illiterate, I have no idea why they aren't getting through. Don't want them either.

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Old April 1st, 2005, 02:00 AM
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Why is this type of advertising even on this board? I thought this was a cruise board, not a spam/pop-up board. I have no problem with ads (even pop-ups) if they have to do with cruising. I tried one of these adds about 6 months ago. Not only was it a fraud but every day I got one to two spams wanting to "GIVE ME SOMETHING". If the powers that be sold space to these advertisers, they made a BIG mistake.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 02:28 AM
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It seems to me that the popups are probably not coming from cruisemates themselves.
I do not get these popups.

I use Netscape and my "builtin popup blocker" has not increased it's count of blocked popups in 3 days of visiting this site.

People getting popups MUST run antivirus and anti spyware software right now.

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Early yesterday I did not have a popup. But later in the day I did get one!?? I thought I had popup blocker thing'y..??!! Hopefully they will stop!

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Old April 1st, 2005, 11:33 AM
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What I am seeing is not traditional pop ups, it is actual advertising on the cruisemates
site (right now it says Caribbean fro $549 from Cruise Brothers) that ad is not generating a popup , but other times it is this " get free merchandise if you answer this survey" and if you move the curser anywhere near it you get a half screen popup. Click accidently any where near that and it takes you to a web site. Annoying as heck. I know you guys have to pay the bills, but , this is not the way.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 08:50 PM
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I have a ton of anti-virus and pop-up blockers on my computer. Having an 18 year old son, my computer is his hobby. For the first time, I just got a pop-up (I also won an i-pod) on this site.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 10:07 PM
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No pop ups for me but I have Norton Internet Security with a terrific ad blocker and spam blocker.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 06:18 AM
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they were annoying 4 a few days.....and now they're gone....was it just a test of our patience??
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