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    How do you feel about popups?

    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?
    I hate all pop-ups unless I need them to navigate a site. They are a nuisance. I've noticed that some pop-ups (that seem to avoid my blocker) have the "x" out of sight until one expands their screen. Dirty little trick, I say! The one I hate the most is one where they pop up asking for your email address to continue. Fortunately, there's a plethora of information on the internet. I just go on to the next.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?
    I almost always click out of the popup right away.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    The same with all forums. I delete it and look for ways to prevent them.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    The one I hate the most is when you go to hit the back button on your browser or close the page and you get this popup that says, "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page? We have a special offer ... and blah blah blah" and then it doesn't let you do anything until you answer the popup. Makes me MAD! Fortunately, a friend taught me how to just shut off Javascript when that happens and you can simply navigate away, and for me it's never to return if they use those tactics.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I hate all pop-ups unless I need them to navigate a site. They are a nuisance. I've noticed that some pop-ups (that seem to avoid my blocker) have the "x" out of sight until one expands their screen. Dirty little trick, I say! The one I hate the most is one where they pop up asking for your email address to continue. Fortunately, there's a plethora of information on the internet. I just go on to the next.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?
    i dislike them, and consider them a virus risk. adblock FTW.

    if one makes it past adblock and looks suspicious, i usually ctrl / alt / del and shut the browser down that way.

    needless to say, i don't buy products advertised in an intrusive and annoying way.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    I have all popups, ads, and flash ads blocked in firefox and I can specifically select which flash aps to show on any given page. No one has the right to invade my consciousness with their marketing crap, and I will stop them at every turn.

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