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Gummy
9/25/2013 5:26:30 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
not fun

OK so I get to work today and open this site as always but now I have to tell the pop up that I don't trust "DoubleClick.net" It is a company computer and I can't tell it that it's OK. But it makes me tell it "NO" 4 times every time I change pages. I know people need to feed the squirrel but dang, it's not fun to have to put up with such badgering.



[Edited by 'Gummy' on 9/26/2013 12:47:58 PM]
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Independents
9/25/2013 5:46:24 PM


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Sorry about this experience. This is especially strange because but we do not run any popups. Could you please make a screenshot of the popup and email it to me at adminsfreakingnews.com so I could investigate further?
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Gummy
Republicans
9/25/2013 6:00:47 PM


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I could if it was my computer but as I said this is a highly regulated work computer. It wants me to click yes or no to allow that site permission as a trusted site.
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Gummy
Republicans
9/25/2013 6:07:55 PM


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Best I can do is re type it to you.

Security Warning:
The current web page is trying to open a site in your trusted sites list. Do you want to allow this?
current site: http://freakingnews.com
trusted site: http://googleads.g.dobleclick.net

yes ------- no
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Independents
9/25/2013 6:29:24 PM


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OK, I see what's happening. Your company computer is running some kind of security program that works with a list of trusted sites. The popup you see is not our popup, it is your company computer that gives you this warning. We do serve google ads in asynchronous manner, meaning they do not slow down content on FN pages. It's possible that your company computer treats such asynchronous ad serving as opening a site? Anyhow, it says that the site (doubleclick.net) is ALREDAY on your trusted site list (The current web page is trying to open a site in your trusted sites list). It just asks your permission to "open it" (though "open" it is just serving of an ad within a page). I would click yes, and that should eliminate any repetitive asking after this.

[Edited by User on 9/25/2013 6:27:34 PM]
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Gummy
Republicans
9/25/2013 6:48:08 PM


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thanks boss...
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Independents
9/25/2013 6:53:02 PM


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Did it solve the issue?
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Gummy
Republicans
9/26/2013 8:39:09 AM


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nope. even after clicking the yes button it would still pop up every time I clicked on anything. and it doesn't seem to matter if I click yes or no. It has to be on my end not yours because it did it on one other web site also (only it would require 8 to 10 clicks, yes or no) The advertisers have always been a PITA on the web but these days when you are monitored by 45 different places before you can go anywhere on the web is getting to the point of NOT WORTH IT. I have Ghostery here at home and it take care of most of the crap but the work computer is a POS anyway, it runs their software ok and that is all they care about.(understandable).

I do wonder what school of marketing is teaching these young marketing executives that if you badger a potential customer 1/2 to damn death the will buy something from you.
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Independents
9/26/2013 8:58:25 AM


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Sorry that the problem did not go away. But as you realize, this is a problem on your end. Google is not forcing anyone to buy anything, and through 11 years of running their ad business they did not serve a single popup ad, let alone forcing someone to buy anything.
The problem is this - your computer at work is running some kind of super intolerant safety program that treats asynchronous google ads as separate browser windows. That program keeps showing those annoying popups asking you to make a choice (not the google ads (doubleclick.net is a google's ad serving site)). Not only the program is intolerant, it is not well written too, because even if you click yes, it does not remember your choice and shows you the warnings too. The program developers need to update their code to include the latest ad serving technology because to confuse a static ad with a new browser window is pretty much the same as confusing a cell phone and a jet airliner.
In the end it's a user who is suffering from popups - the very thing the program is meant to eliminate. How ironic.

[Edited by User on 9/26/2013 8:56:22 AM]
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Gummy
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9/26/2013 10:36:36 AM


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And their program may be designed to make life on the web with their computer so undesirable that I don't want to use it while at work.

But dang,that would mean I would have to stop playing and do some real work while I'm at work. That would suck.
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Independents
9/26/2013 11:25:40 AM


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On 9/26/2013 10:36:36 AM, Gummy said:
And their program may be designed to make life on the web with their computer so undesirable that I don't want to use it while at work.

But dang,that would mean I would have to stop playing and do some real work while I'm at work. That would suck.



Can you install anything at your computer at work? If so you can use any of many ad blockers, and it would solve the issue.
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Gummy
Republicans
9/26/2013 12:46:24 PM


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Nope, Not allowed to save, install, download or send outgoing email. I can't even plug an MP3 player or memory stick into it's USB port. Very strict protocols. I am surprised that it even has internet access. I had to get permission for it to access a hand full of websites. I couldn't even get permission to access the DeviantArt site. Oh well,,, It was fun while it lasted.

[Edited by User on 9/26/2013 12:45:28 PM]
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Independents
9/26/2013 2:04:17 PM


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Arghhh, sorry about this, mate!
You'll still visit us from home though, right?
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Gummy
Republicans
9/26/2013 3:16:08 PM


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Oh of course, and with the closing of Worth This seems to be my new home.
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Hitspinner
Independents
9/26/2013 11:34:13 PM


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If you like, I can send you a single jack to remedy the whole damn problem. Of course that might ... off your boss LOL
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