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Angie

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They are going to make it only for Guests tomorrow. So stay logged in if you can. If not, I'll try to get the pop up to come up a bit later to give you time to log in and not see it.
 

dademoss

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I get the message every time I begin the log in process. It doesn't matter how many times I've clicked "No thanks". If I log in 3 or 4 times a day, thats how many times I get the message. It just started a few days ago...
I saw that one after I cleared the cache and cookies in my browser, you may have your browser set to block all the yummy internet cookies.
 

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@Angie

My browser is set to automatically empty the cashe upon close. It’s one of its security measures I like. I’m also running a VPN. Between the two I leave as small a footprint on the net as possible, very little for any tracking programs out there to track.

1) I shouldn’t have to change my security measures to get rid of a dumb questionair. A questionair I will not now or will I ever agree to.

2) It’s called “Reading”. If I what to know about the latest forum activities I will log in and READ!

3) a. This questionair is blind. Everyone including none members see it. I guessing here but it’s a safe bet by clicking yes I will have to enter a email address in an unsecured setting, possibly my log in information as well. b. Why would you ask for email address since you already have it? Who is collecting this information? maybe a 3rd party marketing company with no direct affiliation to the homesteading and county living forum?

4) a. NO I will not do this. This silly questionair is a bad idea on too many levels to count. b. As a member I should NEVER be harangued multiple times a day by such a bad idea. c. If you want, put this silly questionair on the main page seen only after I log in, a link perhaps. Then I’m free to give it the attention it deserves… by ignoring it.

Get rid of this silly nonsense! I never want to see it again.
 
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Angie

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If you are logged in, you don't see it. How long does it take you to log in?

The email is registering you as a member, so it goes to exactly the same place as all the other information. It is set for those Guests/not logged in.
If you say no thanks, it will not show again for 30 days, unless you clear everything and it does not know you've said 'no thanks'.
 

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This kind of pop-up advertising is ill-advised IMHO. Not for guests, not for members. Most forums have a similar function. To access it, first you become a member. Second, you go to your user preferences and ask for it. There is no need for in-your-face pop-ups. That just turns people off (myself included). And what does it gain the forum? Nothing, I would assume. However, nothing is done for nothing, so I'd be interested in hearing from the forum owners/mods what benefit (to the forum) this could possibly provide. And it is mysterious that these pop-ups have been changed to only target guests. Guests are, by definition, people who are not interested enough in the forum to bother to sign up for membership. So why would these people want daily spam into their email inboxes about forum posts? Again, since nothing is done for nothing, what is the benefit of targeting guests?
 

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Angie,
It is, for me, a small annoyance. It interrupts my login and then I can say not interested or enter my email where it tells me I am already a member.
Those of us die hard, security conscious, folks who delete history and cookies and have other security features to minimize our internet footprint are repeatedly exposed because we don't allow our computers to keep our travel records. If there is some way to block it without disabling security I would be interested in trying it.
Again, for me it is a minor annoyance that only interrupts my login at the beginning of each session. (every time I login) The content here is worth the interruption for me.
 

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@Angie, shouldn’t we be helping our fellow members be more security conscience? Helping them with tips and tricks to help keep them safe while browsing here or the internet in general?

This pop-up does the opposite, it encourages us to be lax and sloppy. You say “unless you clear everything and it does not know you've said 'no thanks'.” As if that’s no big deal.

Here is some math for you. I log into the forum 4 to 6 times a day… lets call it 5… X’s 7 days is 35 times… In a year that’s 1825 times a year I have to stop what I’m doing and click no-thanks! Just how much of my time does the forum what to waste?

To speed my long in I use a lot of keyboard commands. Now I have to reach for my mouse, scroll over and click no-thanks. How long? 3 to 4 seconds times 1825. That’s about 2 hours of my life each year this dumb pop-up is wasting! To what end? For a news letter I do not want?

No big deal huh! 2 hours of my life each year may mean nothing to the H&CL forum but it does to me!

We should promote internet security, not undermine it! And we should not be in the business of wasting everyone’s time!

I agree with Haertig… this pop-up is ill advised
 
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And I with you, Meer. The native denizens of the Northeast Kingdom speak regular American English mostly, but with a unique control of the nasal air passages. They sound like Down-Easters with head colds.
VThil I can't understand a thing the English say across the pond.:dunno:. The British acent of some is worse than French to understand.:huh:
 

VThillman

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VThil I can't understand a thing the English say across the pond.:dunno:. The British acent of some is worse than French to understand.:huh:
Oops. Sorry, Meer. The "Northeast Kingdom" I referred to is a semi-official name given to the northeastern three counties of Vermont. The area's fame doesn't extend to Florida. The few snowbirds that come from there probably don't wish to confirm their 'backwoodsness' to the city folks.
 

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