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Astrotoy7
08-13-2005, 02:46 AM
I have noticed something since the switch to VB3. The popup ads are freakin indestructible. Whether its with adblock or Norton Internet security, they dont all disappear like they used to. Norton Internet security does get rid of the larger one, usually some girl in a leotard and weight loss... the other links are still there. Vlocking with on adblock(via Right Click) only works temporarily, if I reload the page, its still there :(

anyone know any tricks with adblock or other third party proggie that will get rid of *all* that crap for good ?? I hate junk mail at my house at I hate junk ads on my compy!! :(

mtfbwya

Jed
08-13-2005, 02:49 AM
Oh noes link been eaten by teh forum monsterz! (like.zomg.com/).

^^yes, for people who aren't curious enough to hover over, it is a link^^

Astrotoy7
08-13-2005, 02:54 AM
Jed, I was looking for solutions, not quotes from Dantes Inferno :(

*reports admin spam* :p JK

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
08-13-2005, 03:08 AM
Shorten down to wild cards and domain blocking.

Over the course of 2 hours you'll have pretty much everything blocked for all eternity. I've not had an ad in.... a long time...

Jed
08-13-2005, 03:23 AM
Jed, I was looking for solutions, not quotes from Dantes Inferno :(

*reports admin spam* :p JK

mtfbwya


Did you even CLICK on the link?

If I was a vindictive bastard, I'd edit that link out just to spite you.

El Sitherino
08-13-2005, 03:44 AM
If Sith was a vindictive bastard, He'd edit that link out just to spite you.
FOR THE WIN!

<3

Sabretooth
08-13-2005, 04:00 AM
Strange, my Firefox and Norton are working in full co-ordination to obilerate ads.

Astrotoy7
08-13-2005, 04:30 AM
Shorten down to wild cards and domain blocking.


how does one do this exactly....remember, if I knew, I wouldnt be asking...

@jed, damn VB3 not underliniing hyperlinks...

@sithy, why'd you remove that link....bored ???

*sigh* kids these days :(

mtfbwya

Alegis
08-13-2005, 05:43 AM
how does one do this exactly....remember, if I knew, I wouldnt be asking...
Whenever you click on "block thesa ad" you can cut stuff and replace by *. For example if you want to get rid of ugo once and for all, type *.ugo.com/*

Too bad the box box still remains; shrinking topic width

Mex
08-13-2005, 07:13 AM
You guys should keep the adverts on, they help keep LF running. Just click on them once in a while. I do.

Tyrion
08-13-2005, 07:18 AM
You guys should keep the adverts on, they help keep LF running. Just click on them once in a while. I do.

With people like IS running around, I personally want to see LF burn down into the ground.

:indif:

jon_hill987
08-13-2005, 09:49 AM
Hmm, the only adds I get are the google ones on the side of the page. horay for firefox!

I don't have any addblock software at all.

Jo
08-13-2005, 11:51 AM
...thanks for the advice guys, the * wildcard thing works great.

swphreak
08-13-2005, 02:22 PM
I haven't had an ad ever since I got adblock. I've completely blocked the frames ads are in. Life is good.

TiE23
08-13-2005, 03:57 PM
OMGWTF BBQ and BUFFALOWINGS!
http://isg30.casalemedia.com/V2/46977/55642/11660-hooters_120_d1casaleonly.gif
Hoooooooteeerrrrsss.........
>___________________________________________<

acdcfanbill
08-13-2005, 06:11 PM
uh, i didnt even know there were still ads and pop ups. and i dont use any 3rd party software, sans firefox. dont even have any adblock extensions, perhaps they didnt comer over w/ an update or soemthing, i dunno, but i never see anything.

shukrallah
08-13-2005, 11:39 PM
FireFox Adblock doesn't work for me! :-p Oh well, I try the *.* thing.

Lady Jedi
08-14-2005, 12:53 AM
Astro, you have to have adblock already installed for this to work. Just go here (http://tinyurl.com/a8hpx), and click on the "instructions.txt" link. Follow the directions and make sure you update it every week or so for about a month or two. It works. I've got no ads anymore. :)

Astrotoy7
08-14-2005, 05:10 AM
Thanks LadyJedi, good to know some staff arent on Crack/Prozac
*glares at sithy and jed* :p

EDIT:
*tries instructions as per Lady Jedi's link
>ad boxes and links disappear
>woot !*

Thanks ! LJ.. Those having trouble with adblock check it out, very easy to follow instructions :)

mtfbwya

Lady Jedi
08-14-2005, 02:28 PM
Thanks LadyJedi, good to know some staff arent on Crack/Prozac
*glares at sithy and jed* :p

EDIT:
*tries instructions as per Lady Jedi's link
>ad boxes and links disappear
>woot !*

Thanks ! LJ.. Those having trouble with adblock check it out, very easy to follow instructions :)

mtfbwya

Awesome! Your very welcome. I hate ads and another Swampie gave me that link quite a while ago. It's been wonderful! :D

Just remember to do it every week for a while, because ads might start showing up if you only do it once. :)

El Sitherino
08-14-2005, 03:45 PM
Xanax/various painkillers/Booze


Fixed.

Jed
08-14-2005, 03:48 PM
Booze

Fixed.

shukrallah
08-14-2005, 11:04 PM
well, that * thing works perfect now :D

Astrotoy7
08-15-2005, 09:35 AM
sithy and jed, you two shouldnt spend the night together after doing a couple of lines :(

as for the adblock stuff, it's working great, even on other sites where there were some very persistent and parasitic ads :D I would have to put it down as the one single positive thing that has resulted in my whole 3 years here!!! Thanks LJ once again :)

mtfbwya