What is up with The Onion??

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  1. Leif Wall

    Leif Wall Second Unit

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    Do you think they have enough pop-ups? Man, talk about ridiculous. No wonder I hardly read it anymore. [​IMG]
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I get one, same as any other site with popups (like imdb.com).

    If you get more, I'd check you PC for spyware.

    -Vince
     
  3. Leif Wall

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    I use Spybot Search and Destroy.

    When you go to www.theonion.com , they have that nice The Osbournes ad before you get there. Then you get redirected to the site and a pop-up. Then when you go to the infographic or the page where they ask the people a question you get a pop-up.
     
  4. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    Leif, it sounds like you have spyware on your computer. When I click on your link I get one pop up for Netflix. No Osbournes or anything.
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Same here, one pop-up and that's it. My folks' comp turned a couple of pop-ups on every other page I visited. It turned out to be spyware.

    Download and run Ad-Aware if you haven't already.
     
  6. Masood Ali

    Masood Ali Supporting Actor

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    Pop-Up Stopper Pro works pretty well for me.
     
  7. Andrej Dolenc

    Andrej Dolenc Stunt Coordinator

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    I use the Mozilla browser (www.mozilla.org), it has a setting that prevents popup windows entirely. Now whenever I use internet explorer for a few specific websites, I wonder how I ever got by without it.

    Andrej
     
  8. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I too only get the regular pop-up, don't get any osbornes ad, or any pop up/redirect before the site.

    -Vince
     
  9. MickeS

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    Yeah, I too get one pop-up ad when I first go there (for Expedia this time), and that's it. And that's actually a "pop-behind" one, it puts itself behind the window that "The Onion" is in.

    EDIT: I tried a couple more times, and I DID get the Osbournes thing a few times. I also got a Honda pop-up sometimes. But it seemed to be randomly, most of the time I only got the one I mentioned above.

    /Mike
     
  10. McPaul

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    I get the Expedia "pop behind" MickeS mentioned. Only one ad, try using ad aware. I tried that spybot thing and it''s quite horrible.
     
  11. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

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    I'm using Safari (Mac only) and get no pop ups.
     

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