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Old 07-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Spamming bots?

Hi, I signed up on this forum yesterday ( maybe early this morning) and when I did, there was a Ford ad on top. Now I am getting Ford advertisements in my email. I never got them before now, kinda makes me wonder if the reason the ford ad loaded so slow was because it was "gathering" information from the forum users.
Hmmmmm, very, very interesting.

Edit: Top of email reads, "You recently registered with a network website and opted in to receive special online offers.
To no longer receive messages, please use this link to remove your subscription."

I think the Admin. should check into this and file a complaint with FOMOCO.
Wonder what other information they can get. Hope I dont start getting Chevy, or dodge ads next.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting up about this. I'm not sure it has anything to do with WF but the admin team will check out the possibility.

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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What ads? I don't see any ads.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:18 AM   #4
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What ads? I don't see any ads.
Ok so tell me, how did you go about setting your browser to skip the slow loading ads?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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I know you have received some PM's from mods, but believe me when we say that WF has never and will never sell member information to any 3rd party for any reason what so ever. We have built this community based on the trust of the users that participate on our forum. We will never do anything to disavow that trust from you.

We are looking into this situation at every level. Just for my own curiosity will you please forward the messages you received to 1blkjp@gmail.com? I want to see if there is anything we can garner from it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:43 AM   #6
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Ok so tell me, how did you go about setting your browser to skip the slow loading ads?
Ad Blocker Plus for FireFox.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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Ad Blocker Plus for FireFox.
I have FireFox, even updated to ver.3.0.11, still cant find Ad Blocker Plus. Did a search and the only thing that came up was a "stumbling" program.
I hope that you will enlighten me on the ABP.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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I know you have received some PM's from mods, but believe me when we say that WF has never and will never sell member information to any 3rd party for any reason what so ever. We have built this community based on the trust of the users that participate on our forum. We will never do anything to disavow that trust from you.

We are looking into this situation at every level. Just for my own curiosity will you please forward the messages you received to 1blkjp@gmail.com? I want to see if there is anything we can garner from it.
Dont get me wrong, I dont believe that WF or any forum would go so low as to sell member information. I just thought it odd that the Ford banner was loading so slow, to the point of locking up for a few seconds, and after the email I received, thought that there could of been some kind of information gathering bot being transferred. I guess i should of posted or at least saved the email, too late now as I marked it as spam and it was removed.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #9
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I have FireFox, even updated to ver.3.0.11, still cant find Ad Blocker Plus. Did a search and the only thing that came up was a "stumbling" program.
I hope that you will enlighten me on the ABP.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:35 AM   #10
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I just installed it. How do you block flash player ads? As in the one at the top of this page. It doesn't give me the option to block it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:28 PM   #11
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I just installed it. How do you block flash player ads? As in the one at the top of this page. It doesn't give me the option to block it.
right click on it and a screen will appear, then take it from there.
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right click on it and a screen will appear, then take it from there.
Works FANTASTIC. Thank you AzTJ!!!!
On the flash player type ads there isn't an adblock option. There is on normal ads though.

See.

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Click on the drop down next to the ABP in the tool bar, and under options, make sure "Show tabs on Flash And Java". This will give you a small semi-transparent tab that says "Block".
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right click on it and a screen will appear, then take it from there.
Works FANTASTIC. Thank you AzTJ!!!!
You are very welcome, and you can now start enjoying the internet again.
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Click on the drop down next to the ABP in the tool bar, and under options, make sure "Show tabs on Flash And Java". This will give you a small semi-transparent tab that says "Block".
K. I just did that. Where is this semi transparent tab supposed to appear?
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #16
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K. I just did that. Where is this semi transparent tab supposed to appear?
Should be in the top right corner of the flash. Be sure you have the latest version of firefox.

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