Dropdown Ads Vent

Decorating By imakecakes Updated 22 Feb 2009 , 9:34pm by JanH

imakecakes Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 11:17am
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Do the ads that drop down drive anyone else insane or is it just me? I want to look at the pics and read the threads and every freakin 10 seconds an ad drops!!!!

I don't read them, don't look at them, they don't work. Make them stop!!! icon_mad.gif

Are they just here to make me crazy??? It's working!! icon_cry.gif

16 replies
joenshan Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 11:33am
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that doesn't happen to me, do you have your pop-up blocker enabled?

indydebi Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:15pm
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never happened at this end, either.

cocorum21 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:09pm
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I'm with you! I hate those [email protected] ads! Every single page I click on I get a drop down. I was looking through the gallery the other day and I just had to stop because it was p1ssing me off.

imakecakes Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:17pm
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Thank you cocorum!! It's good to know I am not the only one who yells at the screen and leaves the site b/c of these things!

Joenshan, I believe my pop up blocker is on--however I am very computer stupid, so I may not be understanding it right.

nutcase68 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:29pm
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I've never had any dropdown ads. The only thing horrid on my computer is the Vista OS.

turtle3264 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:39pm
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I am having this problem too. Jackie had a post the other day saying that if you are getting pop-up ads that your computer is infected with Spyware or a virus. She said that they do not have any pop-ups on this site. I got DH to look at mine and try to get the ads off, but we have been unsuccessful so far.

KlyKat Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:40pm
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Never happens to me either, but I know I have my pop-up blocker on.

tannersmom Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:41pm
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I've never had this happen either. I agree with the earlier post, check your pop-up blocker.

Melvira Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:45pm
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I have pop up blocker and very strict antivirus and spyware checkers, and I still get those expanding ads here occasionally. I just assumed it was one of the ways they were funding the site. All the ads that are floating in the margins of the page are the same thing, they just aren't 'expanding' ads.

turtle3264 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:51pm
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I have my pop-up blocker on, but that bar at the top lets me know that one is being blocked or trying to get access, can't remember. Here is that post that Jackie made. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1224-spyware.html

gscout73 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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Interesting. No floating, drop down or popups here either. just the margin ads.

Melvira Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by gscout73

Interesting. No floating, drop down or popups here either. just the margin ads.




The margin ads are what I meant... I guess when I said floating, I meant changing because they are constantly changing! Hehehe. I don't mean they're flying around the page! Hahaha! icon_lol.gif

gscout73 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:19pm
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Originally Posted by Melvira

Quote:
Originally Posted by gscout73

Interesting. No floating, drop down or popups here either. just the margin ads.



Hehehe. I don't mean they're flying around the page! Hahaha! icon_lol.gif




Whew... I was going to ask how much you had to drink last night....lol icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif

JodieF Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:43pm
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Download Spybot and Adaware....both free. Here is a Resource page I have on my website. Scroll down and there are links to free utilities.

http://www.kahoks.org/kreitner/Internet_Safety/online_resources.htm

I also only use Firefox, and you can download plugins that block ads and flash.


Jodie

Melvira Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by gscout73

Whew... I was going to ask how much you had to drink last night....lol icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif




Wellll... ya know... icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

JanH Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:34pm
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Jackie's post on popups and other odd ads on CC:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1224-.html

HTH

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