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Post by bizzeedee on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:07 pm

I've visted here a few times today, I stay logged in... but just now, came to the site, and there was a banner right where 'click here for posts since your last visit" was a message box saying something like "Congratulations you have have won a prize for your location and to the right of that was a "click here" to claim your $1000 Walmart Gift card... which I didn't, because I so totally didn't believe it and was pretty sure it was some scam.

Then I logged in.

Is our site getting spammed now with creepy ads? Do you have any idea of how many unsuspecting people will click on that link?

Like I said, creepy.
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Post by agaphmou on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:11 pm

SOUNDS LIKE AN AD,like you said a spam ad,but how did it get here?? hmmm
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Re: creepy

Post by bizzeedee on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:13 pm

my thoughts exactly!
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Post by thebigscott on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:14 pm

Hmmm. I have a cookie for this place so I'm always automatically logged in. I wonder how long it's been there?

Of course even with that banner there aren't near as many ads here as there are at MyPoints so I won't feel too bad about it if we can't get rid of it.
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Post by bizzeedee on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:40 pm

thebigscott wrote:Hmmm. I have a cookie for this place so I'm always automatically logged in. I wonder how long it's been there?

Of course even with that banner there aren't near as many ads here as there are at MyPoints so I won't feel too bad about it if we can't get rid of it.

I'm always logged... well to a point, someplace on my computer there's a setting, I guess that says every 2 weeks I have to sign into hotmail, gmail, yahoo, here and FB.

I've been here a few times today, and this was the first I've had to re-sign in, and the first time I've seen the banner... and actually it didn't even look like a banner, but more like part of OUR web site, honestly. Think that's why I was taken aback.
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Post by edbson on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:32 pm

I had the same thing,and I was also logged out.....weird

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Re: creepy

Post by Rebecca1340 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:01 am

It looks like they must have rebooted the server or something because I was logged out too. I think there have always been ads, but since most of us are automatically logged in we just don't notice them. I didn't pay much attention to the ad on my log in page, it just looked like a typical banner ad to me. There's really nothing I can do about it. We don't pay to use this site so the company that runs the servers has to pay for them somehow I guess.

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Re: creepy

Post by bizzeedee on Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:28 am

I'm not bothered by any ads that might show up here... like you said, it's a free site, but I was just taken aback when I saw the one I described. Now that I know others got logged out as well, I'm fine... and since Erin also saw it, I know it was just my computer being hijacked Smile
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