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    Slide-in "survey" from safecount


    Hi.

    I seem to be plagued by a sort-of pop-up from "SafeCount.net". It slides in from the left on every new page here at linuxforums.org. It is soliciting for a survey.

    If this is a kind of paid ad, then the administrators should be aware that it is very irritating and intrusive. I don't get it on other sites (e.g LQ),

    I would have thought that you would have received an avalanche of complaints -- so perhaps it's just me ... cheers, drl

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    Thanks for the feedback, drl. I run adblock so don't ever see it, but I'll make sure Core Wizard is aware of the problem.

    Thanks again...
    oz

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    Hi, ozar.

    The beast appears to have been banished.

    Thanks for taking care of that ... cheers, drl
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    I am aware of the existance of this, I have seen it once, and it is NOT a paid ad. We're not sure exactly what is causing this, and we're looking into it... I hate it just as much as you do...

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    There was some rumours over at slashdot a while back about some ISPs starting to insert advertisements into pages. They were sort of providing a proxy so that any site could have ads inserted.

    If this is the case I am sure there are all sorts of legal questions to be asked. I know I would leave that ISP if they did that to my paid connection.

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    We are actively investigating this. If anyone else is seeing this, please post here. If they stop for you, please post. We'll keep you updated.

    Thank you

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    I'm going to assume these ads have stopped... we're still investigating, but I haven't seen other reports of these surveys. If someone else knows otherwise, please reply.

    Thanks!

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