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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 .


   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?
Sunday at 22:31 EST .


   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.
Yesterday at 21:24 EST .




   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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   Verdantheart  Agree. Site is unusable on iPad. I'm having the same issues as Thewarden.
March 27 at 02:44 EST .

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   MickeyMat  As posted before IPhone has stopped working well with Lucianne. Have a new one now and the problems are beginning again. A video ad runs on the page on all the IPhones in the family-there are three. Video also runs with Mozilla on Mac Book Pro. Ms. Lucy says I must have a virus because she has not authorized the videos and to contact tech person, Luis. He does not respond to my e mails. Feeling ignored by my favorite site. Think the problem is associated with Apple products. Have to use the IPhones due to restricted data. Very frustrating.
March 29 at 13:37 EST .

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   Thewarden  Just had an Apple (IOS? ) update pop up in my settings so I ran it--things are running more smoothly now. Go figure...
March 31 at 17:20 EST .

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   MickeyMat  More video ads running on Lucianne today this time with loud sound and music. Please stop this. It is ever so annoying and uses up huge amounts of expensive data plus impairs ability to concentrate and enjoy the site. Using my Mac Book Pro with Mozilla Firefox and IPhone with Safari.
April 21 at 18:53 EST .

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   Bettijo  Why does it take me between 15 and 20 seconds to move from one wall to another? I checked it with a stop watch. My computer has just returned from a tune up at the Geek Squad and should be in top notch condition. Also, it takes about as long (have not timed it ) on my iPad.
March 23 at 08:03 EST .

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   Bettijo  Then it take another 15 seconds to post after I hit share.
March 23 at 08:04 EST .

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   MickeyMat  So OK I am becoming the Lucianne grump. Again due to limited data I must be careful to avoid videos and moving ads but recently it is is impossible reading Lucianne. When I click the pause on the data eating, loading impairing, annoying videos (some with sound grrrr ) they only pause for a few seconds and then a new video starts to run. Because of the increased data use I can no longer make a contribution to Lucianne not to mention not even being able to read the site without worry and distraction. I am so very disappointed. Lucianne has been a big part of my day for over a decade. Why must there be video ads? Surely enough income could be raised without destroying the entire pleasure of reading the site.
March 20 at 10:14 EST .

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   Sanddollar  I clicked on an article on the web site today and had my virus program avert a virus attack. I am going to start looking up the articles I want to read from the magazine or newspaper's actual web site from now on -- which means I will be reading fewer articles. I have had problems with this for a time.
March 14 at 08:06 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today every time I accessed Lucianne on my iPhone (I live in a rural area and have only cell access to the Internet and use the iPhone in order to stay within my allotted data ) my page is hijacked by a game company and I am taken to the Apple App Store. I try going back to Lucianne but after a few seconds it happens again making it impossible to read Lucianne at all. It does not happen with the multiple news sites I visit ever day-only Lucianne. I have dumped my data and history and cookies and restarted several times but it keeps happening. Several months ago the same thing happened and I contacted the owners of the game and was told it has to be a result of a Lucianne advertiser becoming "too aggressive" but when I reported it to Lucianne I was told I didn't know what I was talking about. I have been a loyal Lucianne viewer since the beginning and was pretty disappointed with the response not to mention not being able to visit the site after all these years. Anyone have an idea what I can do? Thanks.
February 27 at 07:29 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Haven't had a problem this week with Luci, my homepage for 15 years, but went to get Mark Levin radio show last night, and got a 'Warning 'AS 33363'" from Brighthouse " Your Firefox Browser STRONGLY recommends a diagnostic checkup, click to scan" HAH, I called Brighthouse, and they had nothing to do with this, and of course I did NOT scan. It was from Brighthouse Networks, LLC customer service notification, BUT WAS NOT FROM BRIGHTHOUSE. Guess that EO is taking effect, sigh.
February 27 at 15:47 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have the same problem with my iPad, and I live near Washington DC. I think it is a Lucianne problem.
March 11 at 22:16 EST .

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