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    When did the Pop-Up ads start?

    Talk about ANNOYING. On the left, under "this forum sponsored by..." when you run your mouse over the Best Buy ad there, run it over without clicking, mind you, a separate pop-up Best Buy ad pops up, complete with audio and video. This a permanent change or just here for the holidays??

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    It started a few months ago & I HATE it! Very annoying.

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    Been here fer' about 10 million'z years..


    Next Q..

    From da' land O' nervous sheep.
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    who cares....was she hot??
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    Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. And I agree one hundred percent with ya.
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    I swear to god you are not human. I have seen enough episodes of X-Files to know a rogue VI (Virtual Inteligence) when I see one.
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    When this site was privately owned, there were little or no ads, just a forum and links to other sites. It was sold around 2000 I believe and the current owners made it very clear that they were here to run an ad-driven web site. There was serious talk of eliminating the forums all together because they do not generate revenue. At first the ads were to be kept to a sidebar and not intrude on the actual topics pages; for awhile they did that. Now, things have changed again. Make no mistake, this is a money making venture and the forums could disappear if it drags on revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopshopcop View Post
    Make no mistake, this is a money making venture and the forums could disappear if it drags on revenue.



    Ummmm..Errrrrr..

    SNAP!


    Officer Chop'hoppa'coppa',,, iz' got a proposition thingy fer' yaz'...















    Yup' rob da' bastard's....




    Dar' 'nuff O.COM gold on dat' stage ta' drag down a 10 mule team I say!!!

    We pull it off, we split 50/48...




    Dar' totha' 2's goes ta' my other part'ner, da' Trigga'...











    Hi Officer Chopshopcop, They call me Trigger.



    Don't let the disguise fool you, I can be as fast as light, literally!
    From da' land O' nervous sheep.
    Quote Originally Posted by crass cop View Post
    who cares....was she hot??
    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. And I agree one hundred percent with ya.
    Quote Originally Posted by CityCopDC View Post
    I swear to god you are not human. I have seen enough episodes of X-Files to know a rogue VI (Virtual Inteligence) when I see one.
    Currently Being Ignored by

    1) NYC Queeny.
    2) Officer retired.

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    Interesting... I don't have those pop ups.... Maybe because I'm using mac? Or maybe I just haven't moused over the ad...

    I'll keep my eye out.

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