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My Buddy Hates ATS

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posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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This is not my problem, it is a friend's problem. Frequently, I would forward a thread to him that is in his interest area. He has railed at me several times--the last just minutes ago--that as he tried to access the thread that he had to fight five popups and his virus protection told him it was a bad site. This guy is no fool at the keyboard.

He does visit a lot of porn sites and recently had a virus that I assume was from one of those. ATS does have a couple of annoying popups to be sure, the atrocious "pussy" one, the Dodge one and frequently others that take their place. 'Course, I'm a member and he is not, so I have no way of knowing exactly what he is getting. When I open the site without logging on, I see ads in between the individual posts, but nothing outside of the ordinary.

I don't suppose there is anyway to convince him that ATS is a safe and friendly site, but I'm open to suggestions, if only perhaps a reply from a mod about how tight this ship is operated.




posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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This guy is no fool at the keyboard.

If that were true he wouldn't be seeing ads in the first place.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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He goes to porn sites....AND this is the site he has security issues with?



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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ChaoticOrder
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This guy is no fool at the keyboard.

If that were true he wouldn't be seeing ads in the first place.


I'm aware that some of us are so damned smart we can't see straight.
--See what I mean, troll?



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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reply to post by Speculation
 


Well, yep. That would be the exception for my ranking him as not a "fool."
He is stubborn to a fault.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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Really? Since this sites members have all agreed to the T&C, none of them should be able to avoid the ads, assuming they are following the rules!



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:19 AM
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TrueBrit
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Really? Since this sites members have all agreed to the T&C, none of them should be able to avoid the ads, assuming they are following the rules!

Well the OP's friend isn't a member, lol. But I'm aware of the T&C, that's why I didn't give the OP a direct answer about how his friend can avoid ads. My post will probably get removed anyway though.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Aliensun
This guy is no fool at the keyboard.





I disagree, based solely on the premise that he fears a website, for those sole reasons you list at least.

Anyone that "is no fool at the keyboard" Understands the technology involved enough to protect themselves from the inherent danger of opening your computer to any network.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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I have had lots of warnings from my AV software, and a few weeks ago it suddenly became disabled.

IT had to rebuild my computer yesterday. They found over 800 instances of malware, including viruses. Do ATS popups expose your computer to viruses? My guess is YES, regardless of what the owners say. They may be presenting themselves as legitimate advertisers to account reps, but who is to say the NSA isn't using that route as a means to snoop on 'dissidents' who frequent ATS?

No comments about being here while I work, please. I need something to keep my brain from rotting.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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Thats odd I have not seen one pop up on here



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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If he visits porn sites, that his issue i'm sure.


^^^^
(U steal my avatar shepard lol)
edit on 11-4-2014 by stargatetravels because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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Aliensun

ChaoticOrder
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This guy is no fool at the keyboard.

If that were true he wouldn't be seeing ads in the first place.


I'm aware that some of us are so damned smart we can't see straight.
--See what I mean, troll?


ChaoticOrder does make a good point he isn't as good with a keyboard as you think. If he was then he would know the popups is based on what cookies he has in his pc. This would account for the porn ads. Not to mention there are ways to block scripts and popup ads something he should already know how to do. So if you have somebody that says they are good with pc's then complain about ads really doesn't know as much as they claim.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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Ya but yours is amazingly better with the stargate in it



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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Lol, i'm just messin.
It would be great except it overlaps now.
ATS changed the size I think and now it does not fit properly.

Anyway, we have great taste




posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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TrueBrit
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Really? Since this sites members have all agreed to the T&C, none of them should be able to avoid the ads, assuming they are following the rules!


Its possible to have a....clean page? without breaking any rules. Chaotic was correct.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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A couple of weeks ago i saw somebody go ape when the wat.s ring turned red and it was just the jimstone.freelance page i typed in and he is a computer [expert] ammm.

maybe it is his browser is it internet explorer ?



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:46 PM
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He is stubborn to a fault.

You mean close minded. Wouldn't last very long is my guess. Some people are wrapped too tight in the Paradigm.

Out of curiosity, which thread incensed him?



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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Aliensun


This guy is no fool at the keyboard.
If that were true he wouldn't be seeing ads in the first place.


I'm aware that some of us are so damned smart we can't see straight.
--See what I mean, troll?


I really don't think it is fair to call someone else a troll for pointing out the obvious, and something you and your friend should already know. There are a whole lot of people on this site whose first reaction is to blame someone else for their problems when it is their ineptness that caused them in the first place. Your friend isn't even a member here and does not participate. No one here is under any particular obligation to help him out, especially with that attitude. Given the kinds of sites he already visits, it's his problem. If he's "no fool at the keyboard," he can surely fix it himself.
edit on 4/11/2014 by schuyler because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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I don't get it... Is he trying to access the site from his PC or his phone?

I use chrome on my PC and I don't get any popups on ATS (or warnings about popups being blocked). I see a few adds on the front page and thats it (and none of them are adult in nature). Awhile back I used to get redirected to a different website every so often, but once the owners were made aware of the problem I haven't had the issue since.

I have seen incessant popups while browsing ATS on my mobile however. If your friend is using a PC, try suggesting a more secure web browser or perhaps trying to access the site from a clean computer. If it's from a mobile device, then I have no idea how to stop the popups other than maybe trying a 3rd party app or a different browser from the one his phone defaults to.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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I don't know jack about computers, other than to find porn and ATS.

I don't get any pop-ups, I don't see any adds either.



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