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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, May 14, 2008.

  1. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    I've been getting the "Hi! I'm Amber!" message lately on SP. It must be from this commercial (reduced to 50% size):

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  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I've taken that one (and a few others I found) out - let me know if any more pop up!
     
  3. Gaear

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  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Shouldn't happen any more now.
     
  5. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Veteran

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    I am getting a very annoying ad very frequently that gives me a pop-up box of whether I really want to close the ad when it pops. I find that kind of thing very disturbing. It is an ad about some Swedish woman making lots of money for doing nothing and when I close it I get a pop-up asking whether I really want to close.
     
  6. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
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    Funny, when I see that ad it is from my hometown :) When I next see it I'll try to send some screen shots to Tal so he can kill it.
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I know the general type as I keep killing them on a regular basis but it's much easier if I have a screenshot for quick identification.
     
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    Something bad just happened. Every page change on the site is causing a new popup from myfuncards.
     
  9. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Veteran

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    Same here, they are quite insistent. Everytime I click on anything I get one of them.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I've seen this too for a while but now it's stopped... has it stopped for you guys as well?
     
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    Stopped for me.
     
  12. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I get this alot. I have a screenshot. How do I post it here? (The "Insert Image" option seems to want a URL.)

    Here is the link to the site. Trying to close it brings up the "Are you sure you want to close" message.

    http://www.weekly-health-canada.com/latest/articles/breakthroughdiet/vc/1pm3r/ca/
     
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  14. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Oh sure, that's simple if you actually expect me to follow instructions. :D :p

    Tal, if you still need the screenshot, let me know and I'll email it to you.
     
  15. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Veteran

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    I haven't gotten the myfuncards popup since logging in tonight.
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Splunge, you can either upload it to a BoM album (or any other image hosting site) and include it in a post here or just e-mail it to me. But I already got the screen from Snook in this instance so it's not necessary. I just haven't been able to take it out yet because the ad provider's popup preview function isn't working so I'm waiting on them to fix it...
     
  17. joacqin

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    The very intrusive ad about making free money that Snook linked is back after being gone since I mentioned it last time. It is really trying to trick you into clicking on it and a less than experienced computer user would find it quite scary I am sure.
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The advertising provider's inferface for pops is broken so I can't look through them to disable problematic ones... and their fix ETA is "the next few weeks". :rolleyes: So I'm probably just going to switch to another advertising provider until this is sorted out. Sorry for the inconvenience...
     
  19. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'm signed in and get popups with either level 3 or 1 selected -- haven't checked 2 yet.
     
  20. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Me too.
     
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