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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: reldra

Are you using Windows Explorer or Edge, like the OP?


I am using Maxthon. I think you meant to ask Internet Explorer or Edge.
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Okay, so the OP is on Chrome, and you're on Maxthon.

Are you on Windows 10?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: swanne

Yes, Win 10.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Not getting it...never log out...something simple only on your end...and ad blockers cannot be used on ATS per Ts and Cs agreed on joining.

Close if necessary, sign out, sign back in, clear history, check pop-up blockers, clear cookies...go to Internet Options choose reset browser....any or all will work...also font and page sizing youre choosing or using...and "find the X" by zooming smaller out etc etc etc...

No issue with this here for me...Im usually good...good luck



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Not getting it...never log out...something simple only on your end...and ad blockers cannot be used on ATS per Ts and Cs agreed on joining.

Close if necessary, sign out, sign back in, clear history, check pop-up blockers, clear cookies...go to Internet Options choose reset browser....any or all will work...also font and page sizing youre choosing or using...and "find the X" by zooming smaller out etc etc etc...

No issue with this here for me...Im usually good...good luck


That is a lot to do. I think the ad is malfunctioning for some. I never log out.

You can use an ad blocker, you just won't be allowed to upload photos if you do.
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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I don't use an ad-blocker. I do use a virus thing that I pay for...ESETNOD32.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: reldra

So, you and the OP have two things in common:

-Both of you are on Windows 10,

-Both of you never log off.

I am not on Windows 10, and I always log off, and I don't experience the problem.

Maybe Windows 10 is confusing ATS' coding?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: reldra

So, you and the OP have two things in common:

-Both of you are on Windows 10,

-Both of you never log off.

I am not on Windows 10, and I always log off, and I don't experience the problem.

Maybe Windows 10 is confusing ATS' coding?


I've had Win 10 since it was first available. A sample of 2 is really not large enough. This seems to happen randomly to different people. It's been over a year since I couldn't close an ad like that yet I have seen threads like this during that time.
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Weird.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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Yeah, anyway. Was just reminiscing --- the other day I was getting a pop-up full-page splash ad until I scrolled down --- but now scrolling down doesn't even let me out.....

oh well. First world problems, right?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: reldra

So, you and the OP have two things in common:

-Both of you are on Windows 10,

-Both of you never log off.


I am on Windows 10. I never log off.
I have not seen one single ad in over a year.
BUT. I never go to the front page, I just go to New/Recent/Off-topic.

Perhaps stop going to the front page if that's where the trouble lies?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: kaelci

originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: reldra

So, you and the OP have two things in common:

-Both of you are on Windows 10,

-Both of you never log off.


I am on Windows 10. I never log off.
I have not seen one single ad in over a year.
BUT. I never go to the front page, I just go to New/Recent/Off-topic.

Perhaps stop going to the front page if that's where the trouble lies?


That is actually a VERY likely thing. Yes. Normally I never go to "top". It has only been very recently that I've gone there, because the 'front' page is no longer catching my interest.

Good point!! Yeah!! I think it might very well have to do with that ---- and why are the "top" page and the "home" page different, anyway?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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Has the old standby of clearing the cache been tried? If some are logged on perpetually, that may solve an issue.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs
ads, what ads??



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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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okay, I'm doing an experiment to test these various hypotheses.

First, I will close Chrome. Just X out of the screen, three tabs and all....just --- X out.

So, here we go (after I hit "reply) .



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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ok. So - I did it. I left 3 tabs (all ATS!) open, and Xed out of Chrome. Then I opened it. typed in abo.....and was provided with the smart prediction thing.......clicked on that. Immediately, I was at my My account Page (which) was fine.....

came on to type this.
Now, going to hit reply again and then LOG OUT
brb



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:43 PM
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LOL!! Back!! Yeah. Logged out. Closed Chrome. Opened Chrome, opened ab........ and then logged in.
no giant ad.

Now, after hitting reply I'm going to go to Top, and see what happens.




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