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Old 02-09-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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that damned Vanguard ad

...that covers up the last 10 threads to the right of the page, with no way of closing it, is very irritating.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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The same thread-blanking effect showed up on my page, only it was a picture of a baby with yellow stuff on its mouth. I just refreshed the page and all was well.

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:42 AM   #3
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yes it is extremely obnoxious.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:48 AM   #4
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Agree and I wish there was a way to get rid of it.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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Agree and I wish there was a way to get rid of it.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:17 AM   #6
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I've had it pop up several times. Yes it is annoying because there doesn't seem to be a way to close it. It certainly gets in the way.
I either click around or sign off and on until it goes away but that is more than inconvenient.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:35 AM   #7
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I just hit one of the community forum buttons until it goes away. It takes 2 or 3 times to do that.

It's a pointless annoyance because I have all my money at Vanguard already.
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I must be doing something wrong, I haven't seen it. Guess maybe because I have Javascript off.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:32 PM   #9
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What ad?

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Old 02-09-2015, 05:49 PM   #10
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:43 PM   #11
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No Vanguard ad for me. I'm now being targeted for a 35% APY personal loan from a company REWahoo posted for fun.

Seen on the Internets...

Note to self: click "private window" before searching for information on sleezeball lender sites.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #12
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... and now it's a "#1 risk for seniors" ad. Covers up all but the bottom 3 of the most recent list on the right. Who is the marketing genius that thinks people will buy whatever because the ad won't go away? Precisely the opposite makes more sense.
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What ad?

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ad? +1

You can set ad options to allow ads that adhere to a certain standard of inoffensiveness - I really tried to work with that, but too many of the advertisers ignored the standard, so now I don't see ads...
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:57 AM   #14
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It's not for everyone, but I use the noscript plug-in, as well as the formerly mentioned ghostery. Except on my phone, where I need it most due to a slow connection, I still get the ads
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:00 PM   #15
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Same one who keeps sending me the giant-underwear catalogs, no doubt. Sooner or later, the thinking goes, she'll get with the program...

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I get the giant Vanguard ads too. I agree - it is kind of annoying, especially as it's wasted on me, being a Vanguard customer. I'd get an ad-blocker but once in a blue moon, I actually appreciate the ads.
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Same one who keeps sending me the giant-underwear catalogs, no doubt. Sooner or later, the thinking goes, she'll get with the program...

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You're just not eating enough, you poor malnourished thing.
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I could eat all day long for a year and still not fit into some of those contraptions! Talkin' bout the ones that must've been designed by suspension bridge engineers!

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What Vanguard ad? I never saw it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:09 AM   #20
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It turns out if you just stop the downloand and refresh the page eventually the ad software will decide you need to see another page and it will not have this behavior.
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