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[Meta] Who else will stop coming to Paleo Hacks unless they turn off the stupid pop up ad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Everytime I come to this site, I want to leave within 30 seconds, because I get the stupid pop up ad to sign up for paleo hack spam. Somehow it defeats my no pop up ads browser setting and ad blocker add-in. Can someone who runs this site turn that nonsense off?

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on August 19, 2012
at 01:24 PM

hahahaha. I'm fairly certain it wasn't the popup.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on August 19, 2012
at 10:49 AM

I'm with Thrak, it probably has a bit to do with your browser preference. I've never seen it, I use Aurora.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on August 19, 2012
at 10:08 AM

no, not because of the popup lol

Dbc43080bf9381864f5c6910e1264677

(176)

on August 19, 2012
at 03:00 AM

I wonder if it's based on where you live? I live in the NL and don't get pop-ups, just IKEA ads and stuff for Bob's Eyewear...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 19, 2012
at 01:43 AM

LOL...this place has been complete ad central and so spamerific central that you won't see me back for a while...Look at this xfinity ad as I type this! F it. Peace out fools.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 18, 2012
at 11:12 PM

@PaleoDel: what is your browser?

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:19 PM

Then there is something going on with your browser.

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Please re-read what I wrote, there should be no popup. I haven't seen one on this site since I signed up and I doubt that some get them and some don't.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:55 PM

I'm signed in all the time, and get this popup every time I visit teh site. It's getting old.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:54 PM

There must be a better way for this site to pay for itself. Constantly working around this popup is getting very tired.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:52 PM

Sorry, not true. I'm always logged in, and I always get it. I wouldn't mind it once a day even. But it's every time I come to the site, which is several times a day.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I've never seen a pop-up here, myself.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 18, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Never see any popups while logged in, even without AdBlock.

Dc9fc91ad8b52e4d5791af610bc0da76

(60)

on August 18, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Yep, Adblock for Chrome works great.

Ee5dfea588971d6ff9386d390edf9d60

on August 18, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I logged in and was simply rewarded with another popup ad.

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5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on August 18, 2012
at 05:34 PM

After you log in and tell it to stay logged in the popup goes away. If this is not happening your browser is likely caching a copy of the page or the script and displaying it instead of the live page/script. If you are using Internet Explorer I can almost guarantee that is the issue.

Clear your browser cache, it should fix the problem.

Source: 15 years in IT, 10 running an IT department for a large non profit org.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:54 PM

There must be a better way for this site to pay for itself. Constantly working around this popup is getting very tired.

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Please re-read what I wrote, there should be no popup. I haven't seen one on this site since I signed up and I doubt that some get them and some don't.

7
Medium avatar

(2923)

on August 18, 2012
at 04:49 PM

You only get that promo if you're not logged in. If you stay logged in, that particular pop-over doesn't show up.

Ee5dfea588971d6ff9386d390edf9d60

on August 18, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I logged in and was simply rewarded with another popup ad.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 18, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Never see any popups while logged in, even without AdBlock.

5457372e78a910c00cd1dd579ecbdce3

(1230)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:19 PM

Then there is something going on with your browser.

Dbc43080bf9381864f5c6910e1264677

(176)

on August 19, 2012
at 03:00 AM

I wonder if it's based on where you live? I live in the NL and don't get pop-ups, just IKEA ads and stuff for Bob's Eyewear...

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:52 PM

Sorry, not true. I'm always logged in, and I always get it. I wouldn't mind it once a day even. But it's every time I come to the site, which is several times a day.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on August 19, 2012
at 10:49 AM

I'm with Thrak, it probably has a bit to do with your browser preference. I've never seen it, I use Aurora.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I've never seen a pop-up here, myself.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 18, 2012
at 04:48 PM

I also hate the ads, but not enough to stop coming here. Well, I just installed AdBlock for Chrome and now I am ad free. Hooray!

Sorry your ad-blocker doesn't work. Maybe you should look into that...

Dc9fc91ad8b52e4d5791af610bc0da76

(60)

on August 18, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Yep, Adblock for Chrome works great.

4
449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

(1567)

on August 18, 2012
at 05:15 PM

I've never seen a popup ad here. Not that I'm saying they don't exist, but I guess I've been lucky.

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584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:36 PM

It's funny as that was my first question

http://paleohacks.com/questions/118329/meta-how-can-i-get-rid-of-the-pop-up-that-comes-up-everytime-i-come-to-the-site#axzz23vq9w5vK

I keep myself signed in and I no longer have any issues with pop-ups

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963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

on August 19, 2012
at 07:44 AM

I have it on fairly good authority that Melissa left PH over the issue of the popup. Kurt Harris, too.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on August 19, 2012
at 10:08 AM

no, not because of the popup lol

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on August 19, 2012
at 01:24 PM

hahahaha. I'm fairly certain it wasn't the popup.

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 18, 2012
at 08:47 PM

I never see any popups in Chrome, as others have said. However, on my Kindle, I see banner ads. Today, an ad crowed, "Montel Williams: six pack at 56! How'd he do it?" So naturally I clicked it with the anticipation of seeing Montel's abs. No dice. Hey Montel: pix, or it didn't happen!

That aside, sustaining itself with ads means we don't pay to use this valuable resource. And since Chrome makes it easy to block most ads, grousing about it here seems ungrateful, to say the least. I suggest downloading an appropriate browser, put up with the ads, or take a hike.

1
782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on August 18, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I got this: http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php/ from another thread here and installed it. Now, no ads ever.

1
91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:15 PM

When I use my PC it doesn't pop up because I am logged in. When I browse on my iPhone or iPad it drives me fucking insane and makes me want to stop using the site.

That and the fucking never ending spam going on lately. Who gets enjoyment out of that?

0
034760f38dc7dbb8ce437d09c22a32da

on November 22, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Pop ups are annoying, ones that half get past my blockers are more annoying - I've got some dude raising his hands to a crucifix and then a space to enter my email address. Um, NO. Freaks.

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1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on August 19, 2012
at 08:03 AM

I never got those pop ups, and the ads are gone with firefox adblock+ (although I miss those Asian dating ads... ;p)

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:42 PM

No popups. Because I'm signed in and all, then leave my self signed in.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 18, 2012
at 11:12 PM

@PaleoDel: what is your browser?

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on August 18, 2012
at 09:55 PM

I'm signed in all the time, and get this popup every time I visit teh site. It's getting old.

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