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    What is this?

    I've seen these two strange boxes on just about every page on Apolyton which I've viewed but not on any other websites. Does anyone know what they are?

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    I saw it earlier today as well...
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    Martin probably laughs his ass off every time he tweaks the forum and watches yall act a donkey. i know i do
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    What...act like a donkey?
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    jackass.
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    It's back.
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    Its back! Run for your lives!
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    It's annoying. But then again, most of the site leadership is dutch...
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    It's an ad frame for facebook. With AdBlock, I was able to get rid of those boxes. Just block the frames.

    ACK!
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    Now I am getting it too. From Facebook you say? Is it another feature that works as well as their Android app?
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    I'm getting it too, but the boxes are filled in (white). so they block any text behind them. Right now, Tuberski's post in this thread is unreadable.
    Yes, I did steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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    It needs to be fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberski View Post
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    It's an ad frame for facebook. With AdBlock, I was able to get rid of those boxes. Just block the frames.

    ACK!
    How's this MM?

    ACK!
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    Now it's blocking Wezil's post.
    Yes, I did steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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    ...AND NOW IT'S BLOCKING THE EDIT SCREEN!!!
    Yes, I did steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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    Its not white its transparent.
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    So are you !
    "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberski View Post
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    It's an ad frame for facebook. With AdBlock, I was able to get rid of those boxes. Just block the frames.

    ACK!
    OK, I will attempt to eliminate it using AdBlock.
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    WORKED! Thanks, Tubs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AAHZ View Post
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    Its not white its transparent.
    It might be because I'm using the dark forum skin, but it is most certainly NOT transparent.
    Yes, I did steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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    WORKED! Thanks, Tubs!
    They've dasappeared for me too, but I didn't touch anything.
    Yes, I did steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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    I shouldn't have to tweak my browser just to visit a particular site. The problem isn't/wasn't on my end.
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    What's next? Those double underlined keywords with tooltip ads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wezil View Post
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    It needs to be fixed.
    Still.
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    I've been seeing it too. As I don't want to add another addon to my browser, I've been inspecting the boxes and adding "display:none;" to the inline styles box (only works with Firefox 8 and above, I think, or IE 7 and above, and I have no idea about Chrome or Opera). Could whoever is responsible for maintaining the website please clean this up? I pay good money to be a member here! Oh wait...

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    I disabled the facebook connect, it is probably something on their end that they changed. Even so it does not show up in the vBulletin default style. It seems to be something in our customized styles, but at some point it is not worth to search for it. So I may later try to pin it down, so you may see it again, or I just postpone to the next vBulletin upgrade like vBulletin 4.12 or later.

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    Thank you sir.
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