Don't like the new VIDEO pop-up

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Don't like the new VIDEO pop-up

Ugh... That big black thing at the bottom of the page?!!! Where did that come from. I don't care to watch "Related Videos" and I don't like having to click to hide it EVERY time I click on a link!!!! :mad:

Anyone know how to get rid of it permanently? My ad-blocker obviously isn't doing it. :roll:

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Oooh, NVM. I just found a feature in my AdBlocker that's REALLY cool. I can "block an ad on this page" and I click on the black bar of it and it pretty much did the rest for me! Yahoo

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It's really annoying. I don't usually have those weird ads happen to me because I use Linux, but alas, I have it too.

Sucky.

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I agree, I hate it. I'll figure out how to get rid of it. Hopefully I can.

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It is driving me nuts!!!

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Hi ladies,

I didn't notice this when I was on early this a.m. and just got back from errands/supervising recess/etc and noticed it. I have dropped a note to MissyJ/Jules to ask about it. I'm sure one of them will let us know if it's supposed to be there or not... and get rid of it if it's not. I know it's frustrating but please be patient until we find out. THANKS!! Smile

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Thanks for looking into it, Marla!

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I agree it is SUPER annoying. Haven't figured out how to block it with my ad blocker.

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All it is is that the videos that used to appear at the top of the page now appear at the bottom in the ugly black bar. Personally, I kinda like it better because those related videos would always take a few seconds to load and led me to clicking the wrong link tons of times when they would push the whole board down a few lines when they finally loaded.

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Its driving me bonkers too! They dont want to tick off a bunch of hormonal pregnant women! LOL

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OMg, I was on earlier and I wanted to check other posts/reply etc and I just HAD to leave the site because I can't tolerate it. Mine is a GMC Trade Secrets thing, and closing it only works for that page, not every page. Even when it's 'closed' it is still there, and driving me insane. I have an ad blocker on my laptop too but it's not picking up on this one, will check with hubby on how to get rid of it. I don't like ads at all lol!!

Glad it's not just me who has it, I was beginning to wonder if it was something I accidently clicked on and installed something or what.

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Nope, I'm not too fond of it either and it's one of the things that really annoys me about this site... The original site was not covered with ads from every single company under the sun- from what I remember, that was one of the points of this site.

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yep sooo frustrating!!!! glad the site techs are on it!

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Definitely irritating, I too remember when there were no ads on the site at all. I couldn't even pick between which of the video ads annoy me less, they are both equally inconvenient. I thought I somehow had a virus or something when they popped up this morning until I went to a different site.

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Yeah, they are super annoying.

I've been checking the host board for updates but nothing so far. I'm sure there will be an update soon though. My worry is that it's supposed to be there, since the videos that used to be at the top are gone. I guess we'll have to wait for word from "on high"

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I keep leaving the site after spending about 30 seconds here because it is bothering me so much! Why does it have to keep opening every single time you open a new page?!?! If I didn't want to watch the videos the first time it popped up, I definitely don't want to watch them the 30th time it pops up! Aaaaargh!

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Ok its even worse for me cause I'm on my phone and it keeps moving and isn't at the bottom its right in the middle of the screen. When I go to read posts.or type it blocks things

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Marla, Thanks for checking for us.

I understand that we don't pay to use this site and thus the funding needs to be achieved some how... And I didn't mean to start a HUGE issue, but at the same time...... :roll:

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"BloomingRose" wrote:

OMg, I was on earlier and I wanted to check other posts/reply etc and I just HAD to leave the site because I can't tolerate it. Mine is a GMC Trade Secrets thing, and closing it only works for that page, not every page. Even when it's 'closed' it is still there, and driving me insane. I have an ad blocker on my laptop too but it's not picking up on this one, will check with hubby on how to get rid of it. I don't like ads at all lol!!

Glad it's not just me who has it, I was beginning to wonder if it was something I accidently clicked on and installed something or what.

"heatherliz2002" wrote:

I keep leaving the site after spending about 30 seconds here because it is bothering me so much! Why does it have to keep opening every single time you open a new page?!?! If I didn't want to watch the videos the first time it popped up, I definitely don't want to watch them the 30th time it pops up! Aaaaargh!

Ditto both of these exactly.

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This is so annoying, that I think if it is a permanent feature, I may not be visiting here anymore. At least if you close it, it should stay closed instead of re-popping up everytime you click a new page! I could at least deal with that.

The videos at the top didn't bother me, it wasn't covering anything I could scroll down and they were gone, but if it keeps popping up on the bottom it will definitely limit my pg.org surfing!

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So good and bad news regarding the ads.

According to Missy,
The ads are legitimate, but are only temporary. They will only last until the end of the month at most. I guess they are testing out some new ads. She also said that perhaps "they" might make some changes to it next week. I think she's going to post a global announcement soon.

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Thanks, Lenora.

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Yeah, this isn't cool and really- admin should be able to do something about it. It's seriously cutting down on my own time back on this site and I'm sure there are plenty of others who aren't coming on due to this annoying black pop up.

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I have had no toruble today!!!

Thanks to all the admin's!

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So glad it's gone! I barely spent any time here this weekend because it got on my nerves so much! So glad to be able to use the site normally again.

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"heatherliz2002" wrote:

So glad it's gone! I barely spent any time here this weekend because it got on my nerves so much! So glad to be able to use the site normally again.

Me too Heather!

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Is it really gone?! YAY!

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Thank you to everyone that worked to get it gone for us all. I had quickly made my ad block block it, but it was lonely here without all of you.

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Woot woot, nice to have the bottom of the screen back again!

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Yay!!! It's gone!!!!! Thanks to those of you who worked on it!