Thank you for the lookout, sandman.
We do have one (1) pop up “ad”: from the front page, inviting visitors to sign up for the weekly bulletin.
Clicking on the banners in the forums will open a new window, but this shouldn’t happen on other pages of the website. It still might with the large 150x800 pixel banners you see, but I intend to stop that – I don’t like pop ups either.
Now, I’m unsure if both of the above explanations satisfy your question. I get annoying pop-“downs” (I forget the real jargon for pop ups that stay behind the window you are visiting) when I visit the NYTimes website – one of the “worst” websites I regularly visit for shameless advertising, imho.
Also, I used to use custom web-mail like BigMailBox.com and Everyone.net – I’ve learned that these surreptitiously (and “maliciously” in my view) install remote dialers and registrar software on your PCs. I’ve since disconnected and discontinued many of the webmail systems that I have set up becuase of this.
In short, I actually don’t know what is causing your pop-ups – mostly becuase I’m still guessing about what’s causing mine. However, it isn’t anything I’m doing on this website. The Banner Rotations I use are very standard and pretty simple – although I’ve managed to complicate things. But this difficulty is only apparent from my end of the web-browser, not yours. I’ll be posting my progress in simplifying the banner situation over the next few weeks.
On a separate issue, I am surprised that you are able to post in this Announcements forum (psst, you aren’t supposed to!) On that note, the DisORIENTED forum was also supposed to be an Administrator/Moderator only posting forum. Obviously, something ain’t working. Meanwhile, in the “No Registration Required forums”, unregistered visitors are being required to register first! Shit…
… please keep the bug reports coming – and don’t be surprised if you can’t reply in this forum (I’ll “fix” it sometime ) Bug reports should appear in the Feedback Forum or e-mailed to email@example.com