any help for a minor annoyance?

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    this is so trivial i have to apologize for even starting a thread about it.

    great board. best i've found in years. nice folks --- especially fun population of critters getting a bit grey in the gills.

    helps keep the level of interplay a little more intelligent, dignified and humorous than the thrash and bash fests and dumbass infantile remarks you see in most places on the web nowadays.

    thanks to the folks that run it and play in the pen.

    the problem is that ads are opening up on me without clicking on anything which is really annoying when i'm reading a thread or typing a response.

    anybody know why this is happening and what to do about it?
     
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    Umm I have popup blocker enabled I think in my browser.

    However you might also have Malware and need to fix that up.

    I use Malwarebytes program to clean that up.
     
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    You use this board for free and you have the gall to bitch about a few ads?
     
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    Firefox.
     
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    does that mean for only $14.99 a year the ads will only open if i click on them?

    i don't think it's malware. this machine scans clean every day (AVG and Spybot run automatically --- yeah, yeah, i know. there are better programs)

    i also use a lot of public terminals where the same thing happens --- pass over some of the ads with a mouse pointer and they open up without a click.
     
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    come to think of it i should probably pay closer attention. i use both firefox and the internet exploiter. the last few days i've been using IE 8 and it's been happening quite a bit.

    i'll use firefox for the next few days and see what happens. 10Q
     
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    Smugness noted.
    You get a sense of humor from the ads, do ya? They're stuck there to get your attention. People paid to put 'em in front of your face. Like it or not, ads ain't free here. Neither is gettin' 'em outta yore face.

    (And you think I don't have a sense of humor! :lol:)

    :lol: n ...and wants to advertise here fer free!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Damn, Dude! You make it so simple!...spoil all the fun!

    Sucks to be you, doesn't it?

    I think you have got on to something...you need to pay closer attention. Let us know what happens.:rolleyes:
     
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    sounds like a case of subconcious clicking to me.
    Very common but most are in denial.
     
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    no, i'm not bitching about the ads. i love advertising. sometimes it's much more entertaining than the site i'm visiting or the dunderheads posting into it.

    what i'm concerned with is ads that open on their own. i have used hundreds of these sites for free over the years and this is the first time something like this has happened with any frequency.
     
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