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Firefox and popups

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I've been discovering one of the hazards of surfing on BlogExplosion is that a few blogs seem to have popups. I guess popup makers are beginning to find ways around FireFox's popup prevention. Already scanned for Spyware, so I'm fairly certain it wasn't that...

But it's makin' me nervous...

On another note, why is there no Google International Zeitgeist for New Zealand?

Posted December 27, 2004 3:10 PM


New Zealand is probably too small to warrant its own Zeitgeist. We're probably lumped in with Aussie.

I was amused looking at it to see a certain TV series at top of the Canadian listing. It's the same series I've had to order from Amazon because it's completely and utterly unknown in this hemisphere...

Posted by: Dave Joll | December 27, 2004 6:39 PM

If you have found blogs with pop-ups on BE, not to sound like the grouchy adult I am, I would report them to BE. If I remember correctly, one of there requirements for membership was that you not have pop-ups. As far as that goes, I started to join one blog community, until I read there rules and found that in joining them, your blog would have pop-unders to other blogs. That was promote readership of your blog and others. I decided not to join. Not only are the pop-unders and ups irritating, they can be a source of viruses. Anyway, that is my two cents about pop-ups for what it is worth. Thanks, by the way, for referencing my site for the "female reindeer" post. Ellie

Posted by: Ellie | December 28, 2004 12:36 PM

Yeah, the problem is I believe the pop-ups were set to open when the blog was closed (IE when you proceed to the next blog) at which point it's too late to click the link to report the previous log.

Posted by: Alden Bates | December 28, 2004 4:48 PM

Odd I have not had any popup problems with BlogExplosin or FireFox. I get a message sometimes saying fireFox stopped a pop-up but thats it.

Posted by: ibebruce | January 5, 2005 2:27 PM

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