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missyj
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I don't know if you can answer this, but:

I don't look at internet porn or anything, but often I get a ton of porn pop-ups, and 99% of the time this happens is when I am on this site...

Do you know if there is any connection?
I don't think that scarleteen is like making the ads, but could the porn ads somehow be linked, this is a site that has a lot to do with sex, even if it is strictly educational.
Or do you know of anything that might be done about it?

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Heather
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Pop-ups don't work that way. Popups have to arise from specific sites which program them -- they can't pull thematically off of other sites.

You donn't have to look at net porn to get porn popups. They're everywhere, literally. It's been my policy since working on the net over 5 years ago to never use them at any of my sites.

There are programs for both Mac and PC which can eliminate or reduce popups on your browser. Turning javascript off helps sometimes too, but that can make loading other sites you want to see more difficult.

Pull up Google and do a search for popup stoppers.

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Dzuunmod
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I don't mind plugging products that I like... and I like Panicware Pop-up Stopper.

It's available here - just scroll down until you see Pop-up Stopper FREE Edition.

I use it mostly with Internet Explorer, and it stops about 90-95 per cent of pop-ups.

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Daydreamer24
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Missy -- That happened to me once, but it wasn't Scarleteen's fault. I got CometCursor (you know, you can have all of those little picture cursors) and it came with a CometBrowser. So everytime I would come here it had these "If you like Scarleteen you might be interested in..." type of things that had GLBT sites listed. And that's where the porn popups arose from one time for me. But I got rid of the CometBrowser.

[This message has been edited by Daydreamer24 (edited 01-04-2003).]


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P.S.: Thanks, Dzuunmod. I love that PopUp Blocker Software!
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Milke
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There's an Internet Explorer bug that'll cause porn pop-ups to appear pretty well randomly when exploited. There's a fix for it, if I recall right, but you'd be better off using a browser like Mozilla or Opera that allows the option of refusing pop-ups you didn't ask for, and features such as that. I used to use Proxomitron, which kills ads and such, but now find Mozilla's the best option.

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Gumdrop Girl
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Any chance it's spyware or adware that ppl mistakenly download (usually as part of other programs) that causes the pop-ups?

I accidentally got GAIN on my machine, and now i get pops in MSIE.

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Milke
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P'raps, I know Wired wrote about it, but I can't remember all the details. Either way, using something like Ad-Aware to get rid of spyware ( http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ it's a free download) should help, and I still think IE's not the best browser (and yet I'm using it, since this ain't my computer). And the two browsers I mentioned are available as freeware/adware. I guess I'm all for anything that'll let ME be the one who's in charge of what my computer's doing.

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Dzuunmod
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How is it, Milke, that I'm not in charge of what my computer is doing, if I'm running IE?

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Milke
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Well, though you chose to download/use IE, you probably didn't choose to view the pop-ups a lot of pages or this bug'll subject you to. That's all; it's not a big deal, but I prefer software I can customize to a greater degree, since I'm not making my own. There IS software that comes with added, not always fully described extras that will report back to their owners with statistics on your computer usage, and even pull such nasties as destroying your internet connection if you try to uninstall them. Look up Cydoor and Webhancer if you're curious. You're not in control of your computer sending info out unrequested by you, or software that basically blackmails you into keeping it. There are a lot of nasties out there, so be careful what you download

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missyj
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thanks for the info!
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