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Old 14-10-2014, 11:43   #16
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

I admit to signing up for it also, then thought, uh-oh did I do something stupid?
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Old 14-10-2014, 12:05   #17
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

I think I'll get my boating fix at the other sites for awhile until this is fixed. It is absolutely annoying and worse yet it's one of those that blocks out the entire page and is coded to bypass/ignore my browsers pop-up blocker. Whoever the company is that thinks they are going to sell a product by pissing off thousands of potential customers must be simply brain dead. Makes you wonder what other evil tricks they might pull once they have you signed up for their crap.
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Old 14-10-2014, 12:14   #18
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Turning off javascript in browser settings/tools stops the popups on the forum.

But you gotta have javascript on to follow boatman's spot page or shop for boats on yachtworld or craigslist.

Like the first poster said, seems like a lot of user bother when it could be a quick code change.
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Please tell whoever is working on this that BOTH popups (because there is an annoying iPad app popup too) need to be set to appear maybe one time per session at the most based on the users IP. By the way, this is normally a one minute fix.

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Yes it is. I signed up, and the popups went away. However, it is annoying as hell to many members, and we as mods are feverishly working behind the scenes to get this resolved.

Bear with us.... we are frustrated also.
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Old 14-10-2014, 12:27   #20
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

The pop-up is generated by the forum to encourage folks to sign up for a news feed to their inbox. You should be able to dismiss it (click the little X) in the upper right corner) and then not see it again.
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Old 14-10-2014, 12:42   #21
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Itís spam! Itís never ok to use popups NEVER

if the only way you can get someone to read something is to FORCE it on them is it really something I want to read in the first place?

The sad part is if they really wanted to fix it they could remove it in about 30 seconds ďsnip out offending codeĒ click save wala!

But no they obviously believe in the gorilla marketing the silly users donít know what they want.
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

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The pop-up is generated by the forum to encourage folks to sign up for a news feed to their inbox. You should be able to dismiss it (click the little X) in the upper right corner) and then not see it again.
Unhappily it jump up at random change of a page, refreshment of the page and so on...
I closed this thing some twenty times during last hour
And I have a pop-up blocker up and running...

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Old 14-10-2014, 12:58   #23
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Hang on folks - we're working on this....
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Yes we understand the reasons why you have them but the problem is that when I'm on my iPad I can NOT block those TWO popups and every time I go to another page on this forum they BOTH popup again. So like I said in the post that started this thread: If I visit 10 pages on my iPad then I have to click the little X 20 times.

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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Sounds like an Ipad problem...

J/K! Not really...


I use Chrome and installed their adblock plus extension. I don't get any ads on any webpages, ever. Do they have Chrome for Ipads? I'm a PC/Android guy myself, so I don't know much about Ipads.
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

For those on ipad, this issue should be resolved and it was our error. You may have to clear your browser cache to resolve this locally but we believe this is fixed. You will need to dismiss the modal once and then it should not appear again. When you dismiss it, a cookie is set to prevent it from re-appearing.

Again, the box is a sign up option for the new news feed and not malware or spam or advertising. We have loads of folks who have asked for a feed like this and as it also is available to lurkers (not registered), it should encourage forum participation.
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

Janet H, I think perhaps you are not seeing the same problem as everyone else ....

As others have said, this box comes up EVERY TIME YOU MOVE TO A NEW PAGE. When you click on the x it closes it .... until you move to a new page and then it's back. And I can understand that some people want this 'feed' but I do not. I'm not willing to sign up to something I don't want, just because it seems the only way of getting rid of an annoying pop up!
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

I have been lurking on this forum and visiting its sponsors for years.

Why the pop-up content may not be spam in nature its delivery method is.
I understand your reluctant to remove it someone did a great job on the graphic obviously put a lot of work in to it. a+ on your graphic artistic abilities.

I still believe in the ďDon't be evil" policy. The pop-up may be visually appealing. Itís none the less annoying. I am a firm believer that problematic advertising tricks can undermine a site's credibility.

Big NO NOs in add placement
Pops-up in front of your window
Tries to trick you into clicking on it
Does not have a "Close" button
Covers what you are trying to see
Doesn't say what it is for
Moves content around
Occupies most of the page
Blinks on and off
Floats across the screen
Automatically plays sound
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

I downloaded the iPad app, but quickly stopped using it due to these annoying popups.
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Re: Annoying popups appear constantly on this forum with iPad. Please fix!

it looks like this issue only affected iPad users and I beleive this issue has been resolved. When you First come to the site you will see it but if you dismiss it, you should not see it again.

When you click to dismiss the box, a cookie is set so that the server remembers your preference. If you have disabled cookie exchange with the site the box appears again, however.

Here's some help with this from Apple : Safari web settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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To set whether Safari blocks cookies in iOS 8, tap Settings > Safari > Block Cookies and choose "Always Allow," "Allow from websites I visit," "Allow from Current Websites Only," or "Always Block." In iOS 7 or earlier, choose "Never," "From third parties and advertisers," or "Always."

A cookie is a piece of data that a website puts on the device. Using cookies, the website can remember you when you visit again, and the webpage can be customized for you based on information you may have provided. Some pages might not work unless you accept cookies.
Many site features don't work (including staying logged in) if you have blocked cookie exchange with the site but it's worth noting that you can enable this on a site by site basis.

The duplicate box was our set up error, and I'm sorry for that. We've done our level best to address the issue and believe that it has been resolved.
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