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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Banner Bar on bottom of screen

I've been around long enough to know that you need the ads to generate revenue or the site doesn't run. I get that. I'm pretty sure the current banner on the bottom of my screen is actually a promo from DC, and I just want to know how to say "no thank you" politely and permanently. I'm getting a bit annoyed with it. It pops up every time I load DC, I can't seem to get my ABP to work on it without buggering up the rest of the page and when I click on the X to get rid of it because it blocks part of the page it boots me out of DC entirely and I need to log in again.

Help please?

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Amen to that, Alix. It just started on my computer, too. It's sooooo annoying and gets in the way as you noted.

I, too, would love to find out how to make it go away.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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I'm using Chrome with AdBlock, I do not see a banner (thank goodness!).
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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It only opens up when I load DC for the first time. I tried to get rid of it a few ways and ended up buggering up some of the OTHER banners on DC. Grrrrr! Too cranky to try and fix all my boo boo's myself, but hopefully someone else can do the job.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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Alix,

Is a banner ad or is it asking for an email address for cooking tips?

Which browser (and version) are you using?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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The facility that presents the banners is called Meerkat.
Meerkat :: A jQuery Plugin
It's a shareware plug-in available to website authors. Specifically, it's a jquery plug-in. Jquery is a Javascript library that facilitates web authoring. You will see that such banners appear on most but not all of the Social Knowledge forums, so I take it that they are part of the forum pages and under the control of Social Knowledge, rather than the forum management.

Meerkat does provide for a "don't show me this again" check box that sets a cookie so you don't ever have to see it again, but it is an option that has to invoked by, I presume, the Social Knowledge site admin. It is one of those things you accept in exchange for the free use of the forums site.

If you disable Javascrript (for Firefox, Options, Advanced, Content), you probably won't see jquery things, but, as noted, other sites may not work as wish. It's easy enough to try it and see if your other favorite websites still work properly, particularly right-click menus and window placements on pages. You can enable Javascript again, if needed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Alix,

Is a banner ad or is it asking for an email address for cooking tips?

Which browser (and version) are you using?
It is asking for an email address. When you click on it, it bumps you to the top of the page. Can't get rid of it. Using IE.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
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Frank, did you do something? I renenabled Javascript, and the banner did not return. It still comes up on other forums, so I assume it's been turned off, or having Javascript disabled for a while got the cookie set to not run the banner.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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Alix,

Is a banner ad or is it asking for an email address for cooking tips?

Which browser (and version) are you using?

Yes it is. And I'm on Firefox version 16 or something like that.
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Frank, did you do something? I renenabled Javascript, and the banner did not return. It still comes up on other forums, so I assume it's been turned off, or having Javascript disabled for a while got the cookie set to not run the banner.
Ditto! OK, I didn't do anything except complain, but the banner is gone. Thanks Frank.
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