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   Chillijilli  Ohhhh nooo. I've had nothing but problems on lucianne for the past 2 months. I've sent Luis numerous email but have never received a reply---which is most unusual, based on past behavior. The latest harangue is that while scrolling to read I suddenly get loud dinging and a pop up that tells me the "lucianne.com certificate is invalid" and the URL might be "pretending to be lucianne.com." I also have a red dot that is present along the right side of the text.
I'm an Apple person, and this same thing happens on my iPhone, iMac, MacBook, iPad---but ONLY on Lucianne.com---no other URL. My different devices range from old---> brand new. All have current Safari updates and all sync. I have reset, reloaded, run Malwarebytes, cleaned my Mac, used Firefox instead of Safari, done everything possible...but still these certificate validation windows keep popping up. I'm not a giver-upper, but my tolerance is running really low on this. Thought some of you guys may have experienced similar issues and could help? Thanks tons
October 4 at 10:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  I occasionally get messages that Lucianne is not a secure site; sometimes malware warnings [apparently bogus]and yes, the red dot to the right of my screen is often present - but the ads are gone.
Mystified.
October 4 at 18:55 EST .

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   Tulsa  Chilli, this was posted by another Ldotter some time ago. I failed to note the moniker or I would attribute it.

'In regards to the certificate problem: One-my login password is unique to Luci so I don't worry about that. And don't log in any where else that is not secure.
Two- I click on the circled "i", arrow over to More Information, then click on permissions and block all except images for the Connection, and block everything, including 'load images' on the mothership. You will see the icons of items you blocked in the address bar. Works for Drudge too. I continue to use Firefox w/Adblock'

The above poster is correct. After reading those comments and doing as suggested, I am no longer concerned bout Luci's certificate. It is not secure, but she or her staff could check my ISP if anyone used my moniker and password. I don't post trash or profanity and I believe they know that.
October 5 at 16:26 EST .

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   Tulsa  FYI, just in care anyone doesn't grok the 'i', it's top of the page, left with a circle around it. um....the address bar.
October 5 at 16:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  One other suggestion. Turn OFF your sound. Mine is never on unless I turn it on. Then I turn it off again.

Doing the above that I re-posted by another ldotter should block the images and red dots.

I have written Luis and Luci about the certif. also and received no response.
October 5 at 16:46 EST .

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   Mildred  Anyone else having problems logging on to Lucianne? Recently, whether the home page or the connection, it takes forever to open. I've tried using IE and Firefox and both are extremely slow. In fact sometimes it won't open at all. First it was just Saturday afternoon, now it's almost every time I try to open it. It's really annoying.
September 27 at 11:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  To support my two comments that there are no ads, here is a comment from Kono on 8/8.

Kono  Mysteriously, this morning all the ads that made the mother site so ugly for the past week or two are no longer there.

The ad-deployment technique that evaded blocking looked pretty impervious to me, so as much as I'd love to hear that ABP caught up to them with a new detection/filter technique, I'm inclined to guess that LCom staff (maybe even our dear Lucianne, herself ) decreed a back-out of the ad code to the earlier method (that ABP was capable of handling ).

Even if this is just a one-day reprieve, I'm grateful for the freedom to read news without having to mentally block out the visually-disturbing images every page, at least for the moment...

August 8 at 12:34 EST . Like . Flag

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September 12 at 17:11 EST .

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   Tulsa  The above comment is down the page or perhaps now on the next page.
September 12 at 17:12 EST .

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   Rama41  To clarify my earlier comment, AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are different products developed by different companies.
September 12 at 14:03 EST .

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   Dcbroome  After desperately reading everyone's comments after the unreadable Lucianne site, I stumbled upon something that I had control over on my mac running Safari. Go to "Safari" --> "preferences" --> "privacy" --> choose "always block" under cookies section. Use that setting to view Lucianne. NO ADS!!! I will just change if I need to view a site with cookies.
September 11 at 19:11 EST .

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   Rama41  1. I've had luck lately with Firefox and AdBlock. (Note that AdBlock is different from AdBlock Plus. )
2. I've checked out Brave, but have not yet adopted it. Brave is a product of Brendan Eich, former CEO of Mozilla, who was forced to resign for having donated $1000 to California Proposition 8, opposing same-sex marriage.
September 12 at 10:59 EST .

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   Tulsa  There have been no ads at Lucianne since August 7th or 8th.

I'm on a Dell pc. I'm in Win. 10. I have AdBlockPlus on Edge(Win 10 browser ), on FF and on Brave. I have no ads using any of those browsers since the date stated. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Have you visited Lucianne everyday since August 7/8? There are no ads.

I sincerely hope Ms. Luci doesn't start using ads again, but right now, the site is wonderful and has been since early August.
September 12 at 11:51 EST .

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   Dcbroome  After desperately reading everyone's comments after the unreadable Lucianne site, I stumbled upon something that I had control over on my mac running Safari. Go to "Safari" --> "preferences" --> "privacy" --> choose "always block" under cookies section. Use that setting to view Lucianne. NO ADS!!! I will just change if I need to view a site with cookies.
September 9 at 10:59 EST .

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   Tulsa  There have been no ads at Lucianne since August 7 or 8.

I wrote and thanked her.

No ads using Firefox or Edge (Win. 10 browser ) or Brave...new browser that blocks all ads. www.Brave.com I'm using a pc., but Brave works on a mac too I believe.
September 10 at 23:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ok, Chrome users. Do you find you can't view all videos? What have you done to fix this. I've followed all the instructions from Chrome and nothing solves it. It's not a big deal since I can switch to another browser, but it is an ongoing annoyance.
August 14 at 17:08 EST .

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   GO3  I avoid Chrome now and forever more.
August 15 at 07:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Since I posted my query, I found a solution. There is an IE tab which can be installed to fool Chrome into viewing sites, videos, etc., as if it is IE. Believe it or not, it works.
August 15 at 08:53 EST .

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   Tulsa  Jansgraphix. It occurred to me you are logging into The Connection straightaway and not surfing first. That is why you are getting timed out at The Connection.

I recommend you have Lucianne saved in Favorites and have The Connection saved in favorites. That way you don't log in either unless you plan to comment. That way you are not timed out at The Connection.

You can get to The Connection the first time from Luci. Then save The Connection to favorites. That way you can get straight to the Connection; read walls and log in only if you wish to comment.

Was that at all clear or helpful? lol I do hope so.
August 10 at 11:14 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  Thanks Tulsa. Actually I do have both Luci and The Connection saved to bookmarks. And I generally do surf first on Lucianne before coming here. Not sure if that is what you are referring to. But I don't think I've been automatically logged out more than once or twice over a rather extended period of time. Maybe I'm wrong.

I used to use the Brave browser several months ago on Windows 7. But I am currently relegated to WinXP on my dual boot system, so Bravo won't work here. I have to get a different video card. This one is made for Windows 7 but the fans won't spin. But it works fine on XP except there are no drivers for XP. So I'm hoping to find a card that supports both. I used to multi boot with Win XP, 7, 8.1 and 10. But I have learned to somewhat loathe 8.1 and 10. So, no more. But as soon as I can find another good card that supports WinXP and 7 like they used to do, I will be trying Brave again.
August 10 at 14:15 EST .

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   Tulsa  I'm in Win. 10 and alternate between Edge, FF and Brave.

You are so far ahead of me tech wise it's ridiculous. I know what I know from watching techs set up our pcs and reading on line.

You are in excellent shape. My best to you.
August 10 at 17:09 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  I got to use my Win 7 again. Installed the Brave Browser and used it. I must say it is performing excellently! Much, much better than when it first came out. I luv it. Thanx for the reminder and the heads up.
August 12 at 06:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  Oh Good. I've had several updates and they call for a 'refresh'. It's not a reboot. I'm just removed from the site I'm visiting and then returned.

It is out of beta and is first edition.

Have you noted Lucianne has removed ads for the last 5 days? How wonderful.
August 12 at 10:04 EST .

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   WAN2  I presume the Brave browser works with desktops? As in iMacs?
August 10 at 08:35 EST .

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   Tulsa   https://www.brave.com/ It appears so in the link given the browsers mentioned on the page and the comparisons of speed.

I have FireFox and when I loaded Edge, a green line moved over the FF icon. Then I had to go to documents and dbl click to set up Brave. It's very similar to FF only it has more built in features.

I'm on a desktop on a Dell pc. This is day 3 of no ads at Lucianne, btw.
August 10 at 09:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  In regards to the certificate problem: One-my login password is unique to Luci so I don't worry about that. And don't log in any where else that is not secure.
Two- I click on the circled "i", arrow over to More Information, then click on permissions and block all except images for the Connection, and block everything, including 'load images' on the mothership. You will see the icons of items you blocked in the address bar. Works for Drudge too. I continue to use Firefox w/Adblock
August 9 at 13:21 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kewl tip. Done and thankyouverymuch.

The certif problem only shows in FF, not other browsers.
August 10 at 11:33 EST .

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