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Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by skyman, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    Why do you allow spyware on this site when a lot of us are telling posters how to get rid of spyware?
     
  2. 700mb80min

    700mb80min Banned

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    Do you mean a "cookie" or actual spyware ?
     
  3. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    I have Spy-bot and when I log on it always asks me if I want to allow "Avenue A", which is spyware to download.
     
  4. hewee

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    You could try and "Opt Out" of "Avenue A".
    There are 3 of them. "Avenue A, Inc. (#1), "Avenue A, Inc. (#2) and "Avenue A, Inc. (#3)".
    Open Spybot and click on the "Online" button and the "Opt Out" and you see all the tracking cookies that let you "Opt Out".

    Note: they will still show up when you run Spybot.
     
  5. Aaron.W

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    You can change the settings in Spybot to turn off the warnings.
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  6. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all your help.

    I will set Spybot to block silently...

    Still wonder why TSG has spyware...
     
  7. Rhettman5.1

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    Probably wouldn't if everyone donated...I don't get the alerts, nor see the adds...The site doesn't run on good intentions, someones gotta shell out some $$$$...Rhett
     
  8. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    I donated, maybe there should be more focus on making donations a priority.

    Most folks probably do not know what it takes to make the site what it is and perhaps some of the TGS posters, who answer
    a lot of the many questions, could end their posts with a plea
    for a donation. I will start it in mine.

    Just a thought...
     
  9. hewee

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    There skyman I hope my note asking for help help's out in my Signature. :)
     
  10. Rhettman5.1

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    might try this : http://www.adsgone.com/default.asp?ref=

    It blocks pop-ups and most ads, it cost 20 bucks or so, but you can use it free for 21 days, I think if you try it you'll buy it :)...Rhett
     
  11. TechGuy

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    Rhett, the problem with blocking ads is that it prevents the Internet from being able to continue with otherwise free sites (like this one). Imagine if just 25% of our viewers blocked ads -- It's hard enough to pay the bills as it is.
     
  12. Rhettman5.1

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    Hi Mike, it doesn't block all ads, just the ones with spyware, at least it didn't here, I still saw the ads before I donated :).

    But it does work well, I can go to my Yahoo home page and see no pop-ups..which speeds my dial-up immensely !!

    I just signed out and yup, all the ads are there :), so the program isn't blocking them :)...Rhett
     
  13. RandyG

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    If you donated, then Mike can switch you over to the no-ads version of the site!;):D

    Mike???
     
  14. hewee

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    Everyone please give Mike money to help out this great site.

    Just think we have 80,856 Members and if each gave Mike just One Dollar a year how much it would help.

    If each gave more it would help out even more and we could all have a very fast ad free site.
     
  15. skyman

    skyman Thread Starter

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    RandyG.

    Thanks but not looking for any perks...

    I donated because this site has saved my *** many times and have made me a better computer user.

    I hope others will see the need to donate to help keep this site running without a few individuals having to bear the burden.

    maybe we can start a trend...

    skyman...
     
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