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  1. #1
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    H&R Block banner ad

    Probably the most annoying ad this site has ever had, and that includes the virus-laden ones. :)

    If you let it load, it takes over the top half of the page and anywhere you click opens a new HR Block window. You can't click anywhere on the page and get anything except a new window thanks to this ad. You have to scroll down to avoid it.

    I don't use ad-blocker plugins but this is tempting to me.

    browser is firefox
    “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” -Gandhi

    Rational skepticism is not the same thing as being a conspiracy theorist.

    Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. -Muggeridge

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    Yup. Same problem for me. I can no longer access this site on Safari because I inadvertently clicked on the link
    The trouble with the world today is the intelligent people are full of doubt and the dumb people are full of confidence - Charles Bukowski

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    Now I'm getting a monster.com ad and I'm back to normal.

    Don't know if you guys tweaked anything, but much improved.
    “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” -Gandhi

    Rational skepticism is not the same thing as being a conspiracy theorist.

    Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. -Muggeridge

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    When I click on the reply button in the general forum it opens an H&R block page in a new window so long as the H&R Block ad is in the top banner. After I refreshed the page and a different banner appeared on the top I didn't have an issue.

    That's some pretty shady **** right there.
    What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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    It was inadvertent and has been corrected. Sorry for any hassle. FWIW, it got on my nerves, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory J. Bonini View Post
    It was inadvertent and has been corrected. Sorry for any hassle. FWIW, it got on my nerves, too.
    Still happening for me. When I try to reply in the regular manner, or when I click to another forum, it opens up the H&R block ad but for me in the same window. The only way I was able to reply now was by using reply with quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggles nut View Post
    Still happening for me. When I try to reply in the regular manner, or when I click to another forum, it opens up the H&R block ad but for me in the same window. The only way I was able to reply now was by using reply with quote.
    Correction. The ad opens in a different window, but I still can't reply to threads in the normal window.

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    This is still very broken. Takes over the entire screen

    If I right click on reply and open in a new window I can send this message. I'm using Chrome

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    Yeah...its still happening. All kinds of links on the forum still open the H&R Block site in a new window, pretty much rendering the forum useless.

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    It appears to have taken over the whole site. Any time I click on any forum it opens the H&R Block site instead. I can only reach this thread by clicking on the thread itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggloo View Post
    It appears to have taken over the whole site. Any time I click on any forum it opens the H&R Block site instead. I can only reach this thread by clicking on the thread itself.
    I guess they really want our taxes done right...but yeah just a tad annoying.
    Draft well and then coach em up!

    Find the next Ronnie Lott & Justin Smith & Jerry Rice & Deion Sanders

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    Site's completely broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory J. Bonini View Post
    It was inadvertent and has been corrected.
    Apparently... not.

    Although it is said that our faith concerns matters which are obscure, the reasons for embracing the faith are not obscure but on the contrary are clearer than any natural light.
    -Descartes

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    I just put AdBlockPlus in Firefox and it solves all problems.

    Doesn't do much for kffl's site revenue though.

    I'll be happy to disable it when things improve, but between the script freezes, screen takeovers, and viruses detected from these kffl ad-banners, it's really becoming an issue of trusting someone who's let you down numerous times before.

    At some point they can either change (the ad rotator they use and the advertisers it pulls from) or you can stop trusting them. :)
    “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” -Gandhi

    Rational skepticism is not the same thing as being a conspiracy theorist.

    Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. -Muggeridge

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    Done with this place. Football sites shouldn't offer their users a less secure environment than a porn site.
    What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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