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   Jansgraphix  I used the Brave browser for a while. It didn't seem like it was all that it was cracked up to be to me. It's been a couple of months since I last used it. Maybe they've made some improvements. I still use Firefox and sometimes Opera.
August 2 at 12:57 EST .

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   Tulsa  It's working for me. I'm accepting 'no cookies' on Luci homepage and I have no ads.

Go to the Connection Lobby and read what I 'just' wrote to StormCnter. I'm worn out at the moment.
August 2 at 14:18 EST .

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   Tulsa  I deleted ABP. I deleted AdBlock for Edge(Win. 10 browser which is supposed to block ads...it did...then it stopped ). I'm using Brave.
August 2 at 23:36 EST .

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   Tulsa  https://www.brave.com/

New browser, by Mozilla creator. No ads, it says. No cookies, it says. See what you think. Can't tell if it's still in beta testing or not. It appears payment is optional. Just found it. Would love your opinions. TIA
August 2 at 11:15 EST .

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   Jansgraphix  Yes, the ads are back in full force again. As others noted AdBlock Plus and Firefox did nothing to ease the pain. I tried and tried and tried for several hours. Even the scripts in both ad blockers and the browser did nothing. Well, it does work on a temporary basis. But as soon as you hit refresh... the ugly ads are back. Very discouraging indeed. I hope I find a solution.
August 1 at 21:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  On a pc in Win. 10, using Firefox with AdBlockPlus, I click refresh and the ads disappear. If I exit and return later, I must click refresh again.

When I first used Edge, the browser that came with Win. 10, it blocked all ads. Every one of them. That lasted for months and months. Then about mid July there was a win. 10 and Edge no longer blocks ads.
August 1 at 23:37 EST .

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   Tulsa  8/2/17 refresh no longer removes ads in Firefox.

Above mid July there was a Win. 10 'update'. Sorry.
August 2 at 09:31 EST .

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   Mildred  Hi folks. I left a note on the main page but will follow here. I hope you find the solution. I'm still on Win 7 and I.E. 11 after Firefox went crazy. So far, so good.
August 2 at 10:02 EST .

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   Tulsa  Name a conservative website where I can comment, please. ..you know join and receive a password.

Name as many as come to mind. I've had it with the ads.
August 2 at 10:48 EST .

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   Kono  Today the ugly ads showed up on the mothersite again, and the usual tricks (flushing browser cache, updating adblock filters and reloading ) did not make them go away.
Is that afflicting anybody else here?

Or, more to the point, was anybody else able to regain ad-free-ness?

To be fair, if the site's operators would put the effort in to make the logins here SAFE, I might be willing to tolerate the ugly ads...
August 1 at 14:53 EST .

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   Trackman999  hate the ads but have tolerated them. today the ads and posted articles combined for an on sceeen unreadable mess.
August 1 at 15:15 EST .

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   WAN2  Ad Blocker Plus has worked for a long time. No more. Ditto Firefox. Sad. Lucianne topped my list each day. I move on.
August 1 at 19:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  On a pc, in Win. 10, using Firefox with Adblock Plus, I simply click refresh and the ads disappear. If I exit and return later I must click refresh again to remove the ads.

I guess this could stop working any time, but so far so good
August 1 at 23:41 EST .

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   Tulsa  FYI. Office 2007 will lose support Oct. 2017. No more updates, patches, etc.
July 22 at 10:55 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Buy an iMac!
July 26 at 11:12 EST .

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   Tulsa  We like windows. Besides, we don't even qualify as casual users, so can't justify the price of an iMac and we would need 2.

Had a tech over last evening who is very reasonable. He installed Office 365 for us. For $99, you get 5 downloads for 5 different devices each install from the Windows Store. I shopped everywhere and that is a deal. I shared one download with the laptop and still have 3 more to share. Will contact family in SC...I know only 1 that uses Windows.
July 28 at 09:34 EST .

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   Tulsa  PS. The Office 365 is for pcs or Macs. So possibly some of our peeps in SC can use the other 3 downloads.
July 28 at 23:22 EST .

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   GO3  I use 365 also. Installed on two Windows, one iMac, and one iPad. Works great on all systems.
July 31 at 00:21 EST .

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   Tulsa  GO3, were you as surprised as I at the deal MS has on Office 365? I priced it at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. and no one could touch $99 for 5 downloads with 5 devices each download.

Never thought I would 'rent' software.

If you want your address book, last name first, I spent considerable time searching the web and found 'how to'. Of course the instructions left out steps the writer assumed everyone knows. It was not easy. Then I noticed an initial or initials in a gray circle on email on the desk and laptop and circuit designs on the laptop. So off I went to find how to remove it. Found that too. Saved the links if you want info.
July 31 at 08:50 EST .

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   Kono  It's still possible to get Office 2013 on Amazon, if you want a version that you can own, instead of rent (like 365 ).

I got the Pro version two years ago there. Enabling the license took a call to customer support (I gave the product license key over the phone, and they enabled it remotely ). It's worked without a hitch ever since.
August 1 at 14:45 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mainstream support for 2013 ends April, 1018 and extended supports ends 2023, assuming we can trust MS. We couldn't when they told us how long Win. 7 would last. Best wishes, Kono.

http://www.allyncs.com/docs/lifecyclesup
port.html
August 1 at 23:52 EST .

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   ALynnMcW  I can't stand the ads any longer. Installed ublock for Mozilla Firefox but that didn't work at all. Also need an option for my iphone. The ads are just irritating make reading Lucianne a pain. Can anyone help. I have read this thread and didn't see anything but I am not tech savvy at all. Draw me a picture? Thanks for anything you might suggest.
July 9 at 19:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  I have ABP (AdBlockPlus ) installed. I'm using Win. 10. If I use Firefox browser I click refresh on Lucianne and the ads disappear. If I use the Edge browser (the new MS Win 10 browser that is replacing Internet Explorer ) there are no ads at all.

Do a search for example: 'block ads on iPhone'. And see if anything turns up to help you. I'm sorry I don't know anything about iphones.

ALynn. Scroll down this page to Rama41 and see if that helps. I'll check back to see if you've found help.
July 9 at 23:40 EST .

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   Tulsa  ALynn, I searched 'block ads on iphone' and received a bunch of hits. I have no idea which version of the phone you have and I don't know if you buy apps or not. You'll have to do this unless someone with iPhone smarts is willing to post here.

You might try searching your phone version and the word forum. Or if your phone has a help icon, type in block ads in the search function.
July 10 at 08:14 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thx EC. for stepping up. I think any iPhone forum would help.
...and if you are forced into Win. 10 as we were, the Edge browser blocks ads. Oh how I hate ads.

If you watch any HGTV you'll note Wayfair and Ross? Joss? and Main are offering renovators (I'm guessing they are ) goods for advertising on the shows. Their merch. arrives in boxes with the names of the companies. That is far less offensive than ads, but most of the homes are over displayed with every item offered. Junked up. It's laughable. Less is more people!
July 10 at 13:42 EST .

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   Jerico  I've had luck by just turning the images off. No pictures no ads
July 11 at 06:25 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thx, Jerico. I searched 'turn off images'. Here's what I found. Info on several browsers. If yours is not there, make the search specific for your browser.

https://kb.iu.edu/d/acpv
July 11 at 09:04 EST .

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   Rama41  I've just uploaded the Image Block add-on for Firefox. It provides an on-off toggle for images and, so far, appears to work well. Had to first figure out it defaults to off (grey ) and has to be selected to on (red ). Wish it were site specific.
July 15 at 09:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  So far, still/just clicking 'refresh' removes ads at Lucianne in Firefox.

The Win. 10 browser Edge was blocking ads at Lucianne, but a recent MS update deleted that feature. Was that clear? Edge is not blocking ads at Lucianne. That is clear!

When are these jerk advertisers going to realize they are driving people away and losing business.
July 15 at 11:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, I have never gotten that verbal message on Lucianne, but that could be because I usually have my sound turned off [grin]. I don't think any security feature, whether from your own program or from Windows would give you a verbal warning. I tend to think what you heard is just a spam message, not legitimate. The sort of message that encourages you to click for more info and then you're given a sales pitch. As for the password message for the Connection, Tulsa is correct. I get it with Firefox and don't get it with IE or Chrome. I ignore that message, Mei.
July 9 at 06:04 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mei. Under your security settings, change the bubble from 'warn' to 'block'. I have Windows Defender in Win. 10. In Win. 7, it was MSSE (MS Security Essentials ). If you're bounced you know a site is infected. Just try the site later. Luci was for a time, constantly under attack.

StormC. can help you as much as I can, imo.
July 8 at 13:21 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Is OLED TV as good as said?
June 20 at 18:38 EST .

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   Tulsa  Ahoy Mike. I've never heard of OLED TV. Reading reviews on line can be helpful. Do your own due diligence.

If I were you, I'd go to a store that has tvs lined up side by side for miles and compare the pictures. AND! with new products, I'd wait not only for the price to come down, but for the mfg to get the bugs out. Just me.

Best wishes.
June 22 at 10:40 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Thanks, Tulsa. I took the plunge and got an OLED 4K, etc. etc.
You're right...seeing the Ultra HD next to anything else was like Dorothy leaving Kansas.
I'm not leaving the house for awhile...
June 22 at 21:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  lol....as hot as I hear it is there, order in and enjoy the TV.
June 22 at 23:20 EST .

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   Tulsa  Windows 10 just had a very large update. Their browser Edge blocks ads on the Lucianne home page. MS has finally done one thing right. How long it lasts is anyone's guess. This doesn't make up for the previous year+ of pushing 10 and the ads and a list of other petty money grubbing things. I do have ABP installed on Edge, but we all know ABP has been paid off to show some ads. APB still blocks ads that blink and flash, etc. I can also remove ads in Firefox with ABP by clicking refresh on the homepage.
May 18 at 10:52 EST .

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   Tulsa  http://listoffreeware.com/list-of-best-free-ad-blocker-softw
are/


Found the above list. Pls let everyone know if any of these work. Give basic info as to what you are using, like Firefox and Win 10 for example. Thx.
May 12 at 23:32 EST .

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