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Pop up ad?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:35 am
by flergalwit
When I loaded Apositive today, Firefox blocked a pop-up apparently from apositive.org.

I assume this is a glitch of some kind, rather than a new scheme for funding the website costs? If the latter, which I very much doubt, a far better idea would be to ask for contributions: I think many of us regulars here would be willing to chip in.

Re: Pop up ad?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:00 pm
by KAGU143
I've never seen any kind of ad on this site? Or from it, either. I mean none - zero - nada. (But then I use Chrome with their AdBlock, and it's pretty effective, even on Facebook.)
I asked Kæth and he said that he has never authorized any popup ads.
That's just weird .... not to mention very disturbing. If you ever get it again can you do a virus scan on it?

Re: Pop up ad?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:20 pm
by flergalwit
It's the only one I've ever seen here and unless there's a repeat I think we have to conclude it was a one-off glitch of some kind, quite possibly on my end.

Re: Pop up ad?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:24 am
by PiF
possibly your end Michael, have to agree with Nancy in the years using apos I've never had a pop up neither from the forum or in my pants

Re: Pop up ad?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:15 pm
by flergalwit
Aaaaah. False alarm.

It WAS a pop-up. It WAS blocked by Firefox. It WAS from apositive. But it was NOT an ad.

It happened again and I investigated. It seems FF was blocking the pop up notification on getting a new PM (which I didn't even know existed on apos). It's never blocked the pop up on AVEN, but I suppose that isn't really a full window.

My bad... sorry y'all...

Re: Pop up ad?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:21 am
by PiF
I get the pop up when a pm is left and I sign in....but on your profile you can remove this option