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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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Very annoying

I have started getting ads appear in the middle of other members posts, not the ad around the rest of the site or page but right in the centre of each indiividual post, I understand that sites cost money to start and maintain but this is just stupid . Can I block them am I the only one getting them ?
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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I use the app on my phone and see no ads.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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Can you describe the ads please?

Meaning exactly how they appear? Are they hyperlinked key words that appear when you mouse over them or are they banners that are always visible regardless of mouse location?
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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banners, right in the middle of the post .not all posts 35 or 40% of them
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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Are you "logged in" to your account when it happens?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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No I am not logged in, just tested and they do not show when I log in, thanks.I usually look and only bother to login if I want to post.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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Anyone is free to read the content of this site without an account. Part of the deal with signing up and logging in though is fewer ads.

For those who do not know what we are talking about log out of your account and view the forum. Then log in again and the ads (within the posts) disappear. It happens at many web forums not just this one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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I'm glad i read this post. this issue just started with me yesterday. I turned my pop up blocker all the way up with no effect; but logging in made the ad's go away
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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Ad blocking programs(the free or cheap ones anyway) are far more limited in their abilities than most people assume. Many of them are one baby step above spyware themselves.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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There are some sites I almost avoid going to visit anymore. Even as a member this site is so slow sometimes,...and hangs-up when I am using one of my computers. I'm no computer expert, but I feel it has a lot to do with all of the ads....even when you are signed in.??

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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I am in charge of maining computers for several organizations, and just yesterday found some software loaded on one of these computers that was doing exactly what this OP is seeing.

I tried pop-up blocking to correct the issue, but that did not work.

In this particular case, when I uninstalled a software package called "Lyric Finder" the problem disappeared.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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So one would go to their 'control panel' and look at installed programs/software with that name?,....or could it be hidden somewhere,...many under a different name?
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You could have malware or a virus causing this too.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #14
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If you ever have the problem CP mentioned-hyperlinked words-it can happen on almost anything thing on your screen-the word will be in blue and double underlined. When you mouseover an ad pops up. I had this the other day. It is incredibly annoying. Go to Control Panel-Programs and look for any program from "Webcake" or with "Conduit" in the name. Uninstall and restart. These get downloaded from many websites without your knowledge especially when you are downloading another program such as a video or audio player.
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or free yourself from this and many other headaches and get a Mac.

Signed, a 30 year and never again PC user
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or free yourself from this and many other headaches and get a Mac.

Signed, a 30 year and never again PC user
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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Love my Mac and the genius bar along with apple support - sounds like a Kiwi dinner !!
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I agree, although even Macs are not invulnerable. The hard drive on my MacBook just died...so the diagnosticians tell me. Mind you it has had 5 yrs quite hard use. Fortunately I have always backed up...so $200 for new drive, re-install OS and back up, and I'll soon be good to go. Thank goodness for my iPad meanwhile.
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Ahhhh...the new hard drive was not the issue it appears. The mother board might be sick...
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I don't know what you guys are talk'in about.

I do have a big desktop i-mac.

I was in the Apple store (Seattle) yesterday looking at the new ones. They will take everything out of my old one so it will be as new in that regard when I get the new one.

I stand to gain more w a new i-pad though.

But more beneficial than either would be to learn how to use what I've got.
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