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Old 08-31-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hyperlink ads keying on words in threads

Am I the only one getting a little annoyed at the little pop-up ads that show up when your cursor happens to float over one of those double-underlined words in a thread?

I understand that this is another revenue source for the board, but I've yet to see any of the ads have anything remotely connected to what the word is referring to! Is there a way to fine tune the keywords so they might have a slight chance at grabbing something aquarium related?!

Or maybe I just have to be more careful as to where my cursor is!
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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I know what you're talking about, but haven't seen that on this forum...

unless I'm blind.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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I don't see them either. I use Firefox (don't know if that has anything to do with it).
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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I suspect that your computer may have become infected with spyware. I'd recommend downloading a good anti-spyware program and scanning your computer with it. Ad Aware and Spybot are a couple that are frequently recommended.
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Funny...logged in I don't see them. If I log out I do see them.

Also curious as to which browser you use?
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I have not seen them on this forum either, actually I looked around alot trying to find some, but none. I'm using firefox also.

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Don't see them either. I use firefox. I like to delete my cookies and temporary internet files ever couple months or so. You would be surprised how much junk you can collect in those and a lot of it is unnecessary at best.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:31 AM   #8
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Also using FF and not seeing that either. FF is a bit more protected than Explorer and some things dont work with FF.
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These ads are ONLY shown to guests. Once you login they go away. I figured this was the best way to implement them.
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These ads are ONLY shown to guests. Once you login they go away. I figured this was the best way to implement them.
Thanks Andy... that explains it - many times I just surf the board without logging in. Still seems like they should be more targeted though. The one I saw was a hyperlink on the word "heater" and the ad was for a house furnace. Go figure.

And I guess the responses I got answered my question... I guess I am the only one annoyed by them, since I seem to be the only one that notices them! (Devilishturtles... I'm running FireFox 2.0.0.16)
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