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   Verdantheart  MickeyMat, my deepest gratitude to you for the info about disabling JavaScript to use lucianne.com. It has made all the difference! The last Apple software update actually made things worse. Your instructions were extremely helpful and one must say LDotters are brilliant! The verdantheart would like to toss everybody a little summer bouquet so I, from deep in the Heart of Texas, will share a few of my tips for coping with extreme heat this month: eat melon and blueberries for breakfast, savor cold veggie soups: avocado, squash, zucchini, tomato and Spanish white gazpacho. Sip Riesling or Pinot Grigio or Corona with lime. Sliced peaches with vanilla ice cream every evening. Bedtime: Bailey's Irish Cream with a couple of ice cubes. Wear teal, turquoise and blue as often as possible till calendar turns to September!
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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
Yesterday at 12:59 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
Thursday at 16:39 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Found some advice on the IPhone redirection problem on a web search. They advise disabling Java Script under Safari. It is found under "Advanced" which is the last entry under Safari. They also say doing so causes other problems. I tried it and it worked during the session reading Lucianne but I can't be sure since the problem does not always happen. I will keep trying to see if the problem re-occurrs. After my visit to Lucianne I once again enabled Java. Have no idea what those other problems might be since I did not have any. It's certainly worth a try given the redirects make it virtually impossible to read news stories on Lucianne.
Thursday at 07:49 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today under the Main stories, Lucianne has offered a link to an article explaining why some of us keep being redirected to the APP store or to other advertisement pages on different web sites when we try to read Lucianne on our smart phones. Ms. Lucy explains that it is not her and the site but rather Apple. But as you can see from this exerpt from the article she linked, it is her fault in the sense that some advertisers whom she has approved have used their ability to get on the site to alter the ad and send readers (illegally by the way ) to their APP store or other ads:

The problem had to do with shady third-party ad networks that would run auto-redirecting ads on the sites and apps, which were hard for the properties themselves to detect or block because the advertisers would sometimes change their ad to behave this way after it was approved. Plus, some networks would sometimes buy inventory from others, blurring the line as to who’s responsible for the rogue ads in the first place.

The article goes on to say there is little Apple can do to detect it but I am not convinced of that since Chrome has been altered to address the problem. It also states further that Apple had made alterations in an recent upgrade to address it (unsucessfully I might ad ). I will post the article URL so you can read the whole article if you desire. This redirecting makes it impossible to read Lucianne on my IPhone.
July 26 at 15:30 EST .



   MickeyMat  Here is the link to the article addressing this issue on the Must Reads of Lucianne today:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/19/mobile-
web-surfers-again-facing-unexpected-redi
rects-to-app-store-native-apps/#.nsxbqs:
Aqzw
July 26 at 15:34 EST .

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   Mildred  I thought I had gotten rid of all the ads on Lucianne with AdFender. AdBlock didn't work anymore so I switched to AdFender. I don't know why AdBlock stopped working. Now I'm getting the ads by Taboola.com. Anyone know how to get rid of those? I use Windows 7 and IE 11. Thanks.
June 1 at 17:44 EST .

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   Mildred  Update: I tried to eliminate the Google ads by installing the Google Advertising Cookie Opt Out. That worked sometimes. I finally changed my search engine to Bing (I really don't like it ) which replaced Google search. I still use AdFender and I have not seen the ads on Lucianne for the past few days. I'm hoping! Still can't get rid of Taboola. I got a new computer and will take it to the Geek Squad and have them install stuff I can't and see if they can copy the files/favorites/contacts, etc. from the old computer to the new one. I'll ask about Taboola and let you know if they can do something about getting rid of it.
June 27 at 11:45 EST .

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   Mildred  Finally got the new computer up and running. The Google ads still appear but I can get rid of them by exiting Lucianne and then reloading. Seems to happen late afternoon/early evening. The Geek Squad was not helpful about getting rid of Taboola. Probably need to call the techies instead of asking at the store. Anyone else have any other suggestions?
July 5 at 22:31 EST .

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   Mildred  The AdChoice ads are getting worse and worse. They are all over the site and cannot be stopped. I know Lucianne needs money to run the site but then why is there a campaign once or twice a year for contributions? If we have to pay to read Lucianne, then do that and stop the ads.
July 6 at 21:24 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  You might want to try Whitehat.com and then download Aviator.----Pretty impressive
July 11 at 20:28 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Jack. I just commented on the main page of the Connection. I've been seeing a brown bar to the right of the Must Reads on the main page. Today it has a name: Adiply. This is a program that multiplies ads for greater revenue for the website. Anyone know how to rid us of this program?
July 21 at 17:00 EST .

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   Tulsa  Ldotters! Turn Off your sound and leave it off until you need it. I was surfing this wall to see what's up/new and noted the sound thing

I can actually post at Lucianne now where as I could not for a very long time. Ads were attempting to load. IE stops working at least once while I'm on board now, but I ignore the window and seldom lose my place. I'm on a Dell desktop.

Anyone read MS 10 is coming and it will be the last version of MS? I'm guessing all future changes will be thru updates. There is no charge to upgrade I've read if upgrade is done within a yr. We purchased Win. 7, as I read 8 was awful.

Best wishes to all.
May 11 at 13:49 EST .

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   NotaBene  Dear Tulsa,

Well hello Tulsa. Welcome home where you belong. You are one of the long-time members and we look forward to your insightful comments.
May 12 at 12:35 EST .

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   Bettijo  Even the birds have trouble with wireless technology!
   May 8 at 06:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  I lost all sound on you tube today, when I went to their help section & used the test links I lost video - or was told unavailable for viewing; many others are having the same problem. I lost sound first months ago using IE, but always had it on Firefox until today. I have no virus detected.
   May 6 at 11:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  I shut down the computer, took out the battery, put it back in and voila, sound on Firefox - but still not on IE.
May 6 at 12:08 EST .

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   Jir  Whether I am on my iPad or iPhone, Lucianne and the Daily Mail keep reloading and reloading and reloading until I am almost insane. I can not post a reply from my iPad, I simply do not have the strength to battle the iPad demons. What on earth is this all about? I did have trouble in the past, with being redirected to the app store, but that does not happen any more. I do not think the problem is Lucianne or DM but w/Apple products.
April 8 at 19:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Jir, this sounds like a virus. I don't have an iPad or iPhone, so maybe I'm totally wrong, but I can't imagine anything else that would mean continual reloading.
April 11 at 11:42 EST .

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   MickeyMat  It's not a virus.
July 26 at 15:37 EST .

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