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jen kalb Nov 21, 2013 09:43 AM

we are getting a ton of those popup surveys lately. It took me a while but I figured out they werent targeted at me after I put in my age and they just said "thanks"

Now that this is clear, any way to screen these away?

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  1. emglow101 RE: jen kalb Nov 21, 2013 09:54 AM

    You will still continue to get them. I put different ages,race,it did not matter. It pissed me off to no end.When you see the pop up click on the privacy act.I found would you like to unsubcribe.I stopped getting the annoying child with the sunglasses from popping up on my screen.

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      jen kalb RE: emglow101 Nov 21, 2013 10:53 AM

      actually I put in my sons birthdate and the same zipcode it had questions to ask me....I will see if I can follow your advice, thanks.

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        jen kalb RE: emglow101 Nov 22, 2013 09:46 AM

        thanks for the suggestion. When it came up today, I clicked on FAQs - if you work down through that to privacy, there is a way to unsubscribe.

        while one of the things I was commenting on was that my opinion was not wanted, apparently, based on my age, grr
        its great to have the thing go away altogether.

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        janniecooks RE: jen kalb Nov 21, 2013 12:16 PM

        Adblock keeps those surveys from appearing on your screen.

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          jen kalb RE: janniecooks Nov 21, 2013 01:06 PM

          thanks, I cant use it on my corporate machine however.

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            MikeG RE: jen kalb Nov 21, 2013 01:13 PM

            Can you turn on pop-up blocking in your browser? I don't use a separate/add-on to block pop-ups but do have them blocked by IE and have never seen 'nary a one here, or elsewhere.

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              jen kalb RE: MikeG Nov 21, 2013 01:54 PM

              some of our corporate software uses "popups" which make it hard to use these options.

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                MikeG RE: jen kalb Nov 21, 2013 02:32 PM

                I no longer understand browsing software lo these past 10 or so years, but it appears to me that not all "popups" are created equal. I never see ad-type pop-ups that appear all by themselves, but am able to bring up the sort of "pop-up" that involves clicking specific links. Assuming the option exists (ie, isn't greyed out or something) in your company's browser configuration, you might give it a try and see what happens; you can always turn it back off it messes with your work-related programs...

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