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If you find you encounter a problem when trying to do something on the Forum, please do NOT assume you are the victim of some malfeasance or start accusing people of wrongdoing. Instead, post the problem here and we'll try to sort it out.

This thread can also serve as a bit of an FAQ for common technical issues. Have a read through it to see if you are encountering the same issues as another member.

Thanks!

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If you find you encounter a problem when trying to do something on the Forum, please do NOT assume you are the victim of some malfeasance or start accusing people of wrongdoing. Instead, post the problem here and we'll try to sort it out.

This thread can also serve as a bit of an FAQ for common technical issues. Have a read through it to see if you are encountering the same issues as another member.

Thanks!

May I suggest that a pinned Help desk/FAQ topic be introduced to the top of the Forum? I've had a number of issues that I've over time solved and have others that I can't be bothered with, or have enquired about with no response, but always would have appreciated a prominent FAQ and Help desk. I tried one in the IT section for experts to comment on, but the ''experts'' are silent. Here the topic will get lost.

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I can't do that one myself John, but I'll pass it on. I think both would be worthwhile.

The question you asked previously - was that about reading e-mails without ads?

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I can't do that one myself John, but I'll pass it on. I think both would be worthwhile.

The question you asked previously - was that about reading e-mails without ads?

No, that was a comment on accessing email with a minimum of bling. For a while there the swedish yahoo site seemed to offer this. It's changed since then.

As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

Prior to the 'yippiee' topic, which was an experiment to see what might happen if I made such a post, I posted a series of issues in 'what's a bot?' that I would have liked to have commented on by IT experts.

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As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

I don't see that one myself, John. I use Firefox with Adblock and NoScript (although I have this as a trusted site, and let the ads appear).

What browser do you use?

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I thought it probably had to do with browsers or browser settings. I use the Maxthon overlay on IE with enhanced blocking. Nevertheless the scripting is there to cause such an event. IMO it shouldn't in the first place irrespective of browser. However, hile you might not see it, it can be a pinger or cookie loader or even a malscript distributor of sorts. It depends on what security settings you make, default or custom. Some custom make some sites inaccessible so one is sometimes forced to accept things one doesn't want.

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Unfortunately I don't have the skills to help you further. I can recommend Firefox as a browser, but that's about it. Sorry!

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As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

You would have to be quite determined to be annoyed to be annoyed by this - the ads here are in just static html ads you can either click on or not - they appear on every page but do not in any way disturb or distort the normal running of the forum.

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As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

You would have to be quite determined to be annoyed to be annoyed by this - the ads here are in just static html ads you can either click on or not - they appear on every page but do not in any way disturb or distort the normal running of the forum.

LOL, would I really? . No, Andy, I'm not ''quite determined to be annoyed '' by it at all. Clicking on the reply window to have a new tab open when all one wants is to write a reply is simply annoying. It's very simply dealt with by closing that tab and going back to the reply tab. However it's time wasting, of no value, potentially intrusive, and...well...annoying. IMO the script that makes it happen shouldn't be there in the first place.

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Is it just me or has the forum been very slow for the last few days? Most other sites I access load normally.

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No problems here.

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Yes, Len, on occasion this ratheramusing/interesting event occurs. It'd be interesting to have a full understanding of it. The reasons could be many.

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I wonder if an open pinned comment/help topic could be included in the JFK section?

AFA seeing more topics on the front page, and posts in topics, theres' a board function to choose 5 to 40.

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As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

You would have to be quite determined to be annoyed to be annoyed by this - the ads here are in just static html ads you can either click on or not - they appear on every page but do not in any way disturb or distort the normal running of the forum.

With all due respect Andy, sometimes what you say is true and other times any mouse movement or click in NON ad areas brings up the ads.I have also had [on occassion] an add come up when I'm trying to make a reply and on that screen there are NO ads. Most annoying are the flashing ads - very low class, IMO. Everyone sees different ones, based on where they live, but I have lots of flashing adds like on porn sites and other such lowlife sites. No, I don't think it is a conspiracy - except perhaps on the part of the ad company who has software that is either at times faulty or designed to be overly sensitive in their favor.....

There are 2 banners of static textual ads neither of which will link to porn. One is from Amazon, the other is from Bidvertiser - both quite respectable players in e-commerce - perhaps you are confusing your other internet activities with your presence on the forum? I can only conjecture.

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As far as ad Q's go, I've noticed that the first click in a blank reply window on this forum opens another tab with an ad. This is definitely annoying.

You would have to be quite determined to be annoyed to be annoyed by this - the ads here are in just static html ads you can either click on or not - they appear on every page but do not in any way disturb or distort the normal running of the forum.

LOL, would I really? . No, Andy, I'm not ''quite determined to be annoyed '' by it at all. Clicking on the reply window to have a new tab open when all one wants is to write a reply is simply annoying. It's very simply dealt with by closing that tab and going back to the reply tab. However it's time wasting, of no value, potentially intrusive, and...well...annoying. IMO the script that makes it happen shouldn't be there in the first place.

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