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Old 09-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #21
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This CNBC ad, which kept expanding to cover my screen, was so annoying that it prompted me to install an ad blocker in safari.
Well then some good came of it I'll see what can be done about the ad...
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #22
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I switched from Chrome to IE for another site's requirements and while I was on IE looking at e-r.org, the ad did not appear.

I switched back to Chrome now and there it is again. I see if I register today! for the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge I might win a mill or a Maserati!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:47 AM   #23
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I haven't seen the ad but when I first came to the site today, my anti-virus (McAfee Plus) said it block a dangerous site with IP address 64.94.107.54. I don't know if it is coinsidence or related.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #24
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I was responding to this thread trying to say that I've been annoyed with this ad all week when the silly thing expanded AGAIN. I don't know what I'm doing to make it do that. I think I must just mouse over...no clicking required.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #25
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Oh, I also have pop-up blocker on Safari activated but it doesn't stop it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:15 AM   #26
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Oh, I also have pop-up blocker on Safari activated but it doesn't stop it.
Yes, the pop up blocker in Safari doesn't stop that ad. You need to install an ad blocker.

You can find "Safari Adblock" on the Apple website: https://extensions.apple.com/

I just use Adblock's default settings, and the CNBC ad is gone.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #27
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Yes, the pop up blocker in Safari doesn't stop that ad. You need to install an ad blocker.

You can find "Safari Adblock" on the Apple website: https://extensions.apple.com/

I just use Adblock's default settings, and the CNBC ad is gone.
Either I have to donate first or my Safari is older than Ver 5....didn't do anything for me when I tried to download it. My computer is old.
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I installed Adblock Plus and it's gone. Yay!
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:43 AM   #29
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I have been getting the same ad over the last few days. Is someone making money from this FIRE website ? How is the site maintained ? Who is in charge ?
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When you click the X to close it, it just reappears as soon as you move to another page.
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Well then some good came of it I'll see what can be done about the ad...
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I have been getting the same ad over the last few days. Is someone making money from this FIRE website ? How is the site maintained ? Who is in charge ?
The admins are working on the problem. (see Janet's reply above which I assume you missed).

Ads pay for this site, it is not free and costs money to run and maintain.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #31
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Ads pay for this site, it is not free and costs money to run and maintain.
I don't have a problem with ads unless they show up in the main body of a "clickable" portion of the screen, as this one does.

Put it in the top/mid-right side - not on top of the main screen topics...
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #32
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I've seen this ad several times over the past week, but not everytime I open a page. The X box to close it is on the left side of the ad for me. Yes, it is annoying, but not all consuming.
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I don't have a problem with ads unless they show up in the main body of a "clickable" portion of the screen, as this one does.

Put it in the top/mid-right side - not on top of the main screen topics...
No argument here, which is why I complained as well - I'm not defending the ad.

I was just answering OBGYN's question about how this site is financed.
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