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tovarich livejournal - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
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 Was having a (rare) peek at my other journal's  (one that I keep in Spanish) friends page. This one ('flavius_m')  is a 'permanent' one, which means at some point I gave Livejournal a lump of money for the privilege, something approaching eighty or a hundred quid, I seem to remember. The other one is a, what do they call them, sponsored or something account. One with ads..  So you get ads, which is fair enough. But now they're putting long video ads on a superimposed window which you can't dismiss and which comes up in spite of the pop-up block setting. This commercial presentation goes on for something like 25 seconds, the only thing you seem to be able to do is to close the page altogether or move to another tab and set the computer to silent. That is a bit annoying, just that little bit too intrusive. Is there any other way of dealing with this which I may have missed?

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untermensch From: untermensch Date: June 21st, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have AdBlocked the shit out of adverts and I don't see them anymore. They're especially easy to block if they're flash
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aaah, that's where it was. I check that LJ in Firefox. I had AdBlock in it, but had just upgraded to v5 and the add-on had to be reinstalled in a newer version. Haven't checked yet whether it works, but if it does for you...

'flavius-m' I normally open in Safari and never had problems -but of course it being a 'permanent' journal they're not supposed to put ads. That'd be the day I'd storm out slamming the door behind me, I reckon.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wanted to talk with you at some point. Nothing that big, don't worry, you could guess what it is. When you wanna meet for coffee/pint?
untermensch From: untermensch Date: June 21st, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe a pint at the Alwyne on Friday?
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmpf had forgotten I'd invited friends for dinner on Fri. Have to confirm that, anyway..... so the answer is 'maybe..'
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although.. this is Steve and Nange, who you probably know ,,, you could come over for dinner p'haps. You haven't been to mine for dinner yet, methinks:)
untermensch From: untermensch Date: June 21st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks like we both have plans for Friday! I'll attempt to mobilise towards Camden over the weekend and give you a shout?
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah:)
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flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 21st, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a thought. Yeah, maybe I'll just bring it back to 'basics':)
robot_mel From: robot_mel Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Hitting the little x or the refresh button gets rid of the ads.
zenithed From: zenithed Date: June 22nd, 2011 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It does my head in, especially at work. I think LJ's played a role in its own decline.
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