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  • Trying to drive me to PLUS??

    The recent and massive increase in popups and popunders is really annoying.

    I would suggest that, with PolyPlus now available to appease the ad-haters, the site owners have loosed the floodgates (formerly controllable with various viewing "styles") on the unfortunate hoi polloi who have not jumped on the PLUS bandwagon.

    If, in the absence of any killer member benefits, they think this comprises a marketing plan to drive more people to go PLUS, they're sadly mistaken.

    What's next, Markos, a return to objectionable ad content and spyware?

    Frankly, I feel somewhat betrayed.
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    I thought polyPLUS was supposed to reduce ads for everyone, not just eliminate them for PLUS members.
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    • #3
      Does anyone really need a link to Firefox?
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      • #4
        What style are you using?
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        • #5
          Just get the Google Toolbar
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          • #6
            I deffinately get fewer pop-ups than before(some don't show correctly though)

            Yes I use firefox
            Yes I allow poly pop-ups.
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            • #7
              I think I may get a subscription

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              • #8
                Jooiooiiiin uuusssssss!!!!
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                • #9
                  Pay for me then

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                  • #10
                    -JR,

                    Sorry to hear you are having a "massive" increase in popups. Maybe it's related to the recent server change or perhaps a change you made in your style setting. I really can't believe it is a "Plan".

                    Whatever, and I don't mean to be rude, but, I haven't seen a popup in a long time. Considering the amount of time we spend here, it's not very expensive to join.

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                    • #11
                      I haven't seen any pop-ups recently as well
                      but I can suggest google-bar to you. Disable all the options it comes with, but just turn on the pop-up blocker. It works great!

                      And of course, there's nothing wrong with being a pp-member!
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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          for some strange reason I haven't had any popups since installed this google thingamajib.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dissident
                            for some strange reason I haven't had any popups since installed this google thingamajib.
                            hi ,

                            thats cause it comes with a pop up blocker , ....

                            so does the one from MSN , .....

                            but dont say no to pop ups , cause its money for apolyton , .... nothing in live is free , ....

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                            • #15
                              All very nice, thanks for the advice.

                              But I can't install Opera or use the Google task bar. This is a work computer and the IT Cops rule my settings.

                              My current Style Set is default-Ultra Special. It used to be pretty effective at minimizing popups (started using it at Markos' suggestion). I haven't changed it in yonks. Cookies are on. Last cleared them about 2 weeks ago.

                              This morning, I've been to the Civ2 General forum, posted twice, downloaded once. I've had to close a couple popups, and when I opened a new browser window to check my settings, I had to close 4 popunders to get to it. That's almost a new popup for every action I take...

                              In going from the forum home to my control panel, then moving to settings, 3 more popunders appeared -- one for each click.

                              This is not my imagination. This is a major change in ad behavior under this style.
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