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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:43 AM
Both at home and at work I get pop-ups now on ATS. The blockers won't stop them either? I get maybe one every 10th page I open. ATS is the only place my blockers are not working all of the sudden.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 02:02 AM
Hello, I bet when you saw the reply, you thought you had an answer to your question.

I don't.

But hey, don't woory about it, I'm sure your pc can handle all the pop ups and all the trojan viruses from porno sites...the list goes on.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 02:12 AM
reply to post by Blaine91555

Yeah, there's some clever scripting out there sometimes.

A question: Are we supposed to report the occasional pop-up ad, for the 'hit list', or are they an intentional part of the site's advertising? If they're intentional, I'd suspect they would be a lot more of them.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 02:14 AM
You should check this thread out:

I'm seeing a new kind of ad

S.O. covered a few things in there.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 12:30 PM
i havent got a single popup
on ATS, am i missing something?

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 12:41 PM
reply to post by bodrul

nope, ATS doesn't allow pop ups and the answer to the pop up question can be found in the link mentioned above

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 12:44 PM
Here is a link with just SkepticOverlord's posts in that thread for an easier read: SO's posts

[edit on 7/17/2008 by Gools]

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by bodrul

My either.

Must be some kind a freak'eh conspiracy.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:11 PM
reply to post by Gools

Perhaps I'm just being thick, but I've read SO's posts in that thread three times now, and can't see how he addressed the issue of pop-up ads in a separate window. There was mention of a user getting popups + a virus that he was (of course) concerned about, but the other topic of that thread was redirector ads, that don't open a separate window, but rather forward the current page. Am I missing something?

But thank you Crakeur for clearly answering my question; in the future if I find those ads (popups in a separate window) I'll dissect the browser cache and inform the admins appropriately.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:09 PM
Download and install Vundofix, and run some other baddie removal tools, it is def not this website doing it.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by Ian McLean

as SO said, sometimes they do get thru to the site so, by all means, do let us know about them but the majority of the ones people mention are not from this site.

posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:15 PM

Originally posted by Crakeur all means, do let us know about them...

I got my first ATS pop-up ad ever yesterday. However, I was sick as a dog so I was browsing while not logged in. That most likely had a hand in it. I simply closed it and moved along. No worries.

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 02:49 AM

Here ya go:

06:32:57 GMT;GID=8842;SID=78246;

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 10:08 AM

Originally posted by AshleyD
I got my first ATS pop-up ad ever yesterday.

We are running a brief test of a limited type of pop-up for non-members. If you're logged-in, you'll never get one.

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 10:13 AM

Originally posted by Ian McLean

AWESOME! Thank You!

That information allowed me to narrow down the culprit to It appears as though their banners are popping the survey thing without our permission. I've disabled all their ads from running on ATS until this is resolved.

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 03:16 PM
link has indeed admitted to serving pop-ups through their normal banner tags appearing on ATS. This appears to be the long-standing culprit of the survey pop-ups that people have been getting from time to time.

We're not running any advertising from them until they can guarantee that this will stop.

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 03:55 PM
Thank you. They have tapered off. I have not seen one today.

I don't mind ads at all, it's the redirection or unexpected ones when I'm in the middle of reading something.

Why is it the blockers don't work on them. That has only happened to me here and on the weather channel site. I don't visit many sites though to be honest, so they may be common. I mostly go to boards specific to software I use and news related stuff.

posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 04:30 PM
They're Back.

I don't know how to get the other info you might need. If you could explain how to get it I could be more helpful.

The fourth page I went to today it redirected to the above. No pop-up. Just went to this page instead of the thread. It did a countdown, but never returned to the page. Instead a go back button replaced the countdown and it would not work. It instead took you to the consumer survey site.

posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 04:43 PM
Here's some basic instructions, if you're using Firefox:

1. As soon as you get a 'bad' ad appearing, go to the address bar of an already-open browser window (don't open a new window, unless you have your browser set to go to a blank page on startup).

2. Type "about:cache?device=disk" in the address bar. This will list the contents of your local browser cache.

3. Search for the hour:minute, in 24hr time, when the ad appeared. Eg, if it happened at 2:30pm, type Ctrl+F and search for '14:30'.

4. Find the cache entry that starts with '' , with the latest 'Last modified' time, and include that entire line along with your description of the ad.

This is just my guess on what info might be useful; if there's anything else that would be helpful let us know!

posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Ian McLean

Thanks so much for the info
A tech, I am not.

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